Lilies forum: Where's Rick!?

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Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Joebass
Jul 11, 2014 8:50 PM CST
I heard he may have gotten kidnapped at NALS!
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jul 11, 2014 8:59 PM CST

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OH DEAR!!
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Plant Identifier
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Leftwood
Jul 11, 2014 10:51 PM CST
Thanks for the rarefied concern. Green Grin!

I was just perusing pertinent p(h)otos to post presently, when a surprising surmising surreptitiously surfaced, but is now quickly quelched.

I meant to take lots of pics of the exhibits, but kept running into people I hadn't seen for so long, and then it was already time for the next seminar....

Arbatax and Spot On
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Lilium lankongense(not mine) and Napa Valley
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Hotline
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Maybe Moby might amass more masterpieces for the montage.
Ieuen Evans brought a zillion martagon stems from Canada. It was quite a treat. (Anyone who knows how to correctly pronounce his (first) name gets a gold star.)

I did enter a few stems in the show for the first time ever. Nothing special, and not especially nice, either. But they were in good form, and earned a second and a third place ribbons. Funny, they were all my own seedlings and the one I was proud of didn't place.
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But I only entered a floret, and there was only a category for "seedling grown by exhibitor", and not one for "seedling, grown and hybridized by exhibitor".

This one had an interesting inflorescence structure, and I wondered what judges might think about. This was the second place ribbon.
An old yellow 1b spotted cultivar from my childhood x Winnipeggy
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One of the speakers, David Zlesak is already a friend of mine, and I already knew about the other speakers, but to my surprise, they already knew of me! Apparently, when they google certain species lilies, my name comes up a lot. They wanted to talk to me as much as I wanted to talk to them! At the insistence of Berry Francis, I crashed the private evening buffet at the Aroboretum (didn't eat, though) for more conversation. Outside of the actual seminars, I felt like I was the only one who wanted to speak their lingo, rather than just exchange pleasantries. Really had a great time being the unofficial good will ambassador.

Overall, attendance numbers are low, I'm told. I expect our local Chapter is going to lose a lot of money on this venture, but we knew it might happen, and had already planned for the possibility.

Now we'll see if anyone is willing to drive all the way out to my house to see my garden on Sunday......


Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
Jul 11, 2014 11:48 PM CST
Leftwood said:

This one had an interesting inflorescence structure, and I wondered what judges might think about. This was the second place ribbon.
An old yellow 1b spotted cultivar from my childhood x Winnipeggy
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It may not be a traditional pyramid, but who cares? Looks to be a different set of mathematical relationships with their own aesthetic merits. It's a splendid inflorescence in beautiful condition. The bud placement looks perfectly balanced and the flowers present themselves so as to look the judge in the eye. That's a wonderful trait. I love how the younger buds spear straight upward while the flowers are outfacing. I love how the pedicels and their leaves provide a cleanly interwoven appearence to the inner space of the inflorescence without crowding. The foliage and flower colours complement one another beautifully. Very deserving. Hurray!

Now we'll see if anyone is willing to drive all the way out to my house to see my garden on Sunday......




Well, if it was only a drive down the road, I'd be there. But then you'd have to check my pockets for pollen. Green Grin!


...not really - I always ask first.

Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Jul 12, 2014 2:13 PM CST
Rick, is the one you were proud of the cream with yellow centers and burgundy spotting? Yours or not that is fabulous!
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Plant Identifier
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Leftwood
Jul 12, 2014 2:40 PM CST
Yes. Of course, pictures never do lilies justice, and this one is incredibly vibrant. One of the really interesting characteristics about it is the way the petal ends reflex. They don't just curl as most do: they more or less only bend at one section of the petal.

Della, those are all points that I hoped they would take note of. There are always certain qualities that stems are graded on, and these characteristics may or may not be considered within those categories. You would make a good judge. And the colors are very clean. It will be interesting to see what it looks like next year with a higher bud count. Last year with only one or two flowers, it didn't look like anything unusual at all.
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Moby
Jul 13, 2014 9:36 PM CST
I was thrilled to finally meet Lefty after corresponding for many years. I got to see many nice lilies but that lovely cream/ yellow/ burgundy really caught my eye. Thumbs up
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jmorth
Jul 14, 2014 1:03 AM CST
Congrats on your placings! That 6th photo really caught my eye.
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