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This thread is in reply to a blog post by Sharon entitled "Genes and the Daylily Parade".
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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Jul 12, 2014 2:34 PM CST
I have no hybridizing genes either Sharon. You & I are appreciators of the art created by nature & helped along by hybridizers. We can love them without ever knowing if they have tet parents or how many siblings were registered from a cross. That's okay. If not for people like us, who would be around to appreciate them just simply for their beauty without wondering about their origins.
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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Jul 12, 2014 2:39 PM CST

You have some really pretty lilies. I like to listen to the hybredizer's talk but won't be creating any new ones myself. Requires to much patience and a better talent for observation than I have. They seem to be aware of every single nuance of the plants.

I am just now beginning to be able to identify the types. Rolling my eyes. Whistling

Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Jul 12, 2014 2:45 PM CST
So many colors, shapes, and sizes Sharon and they are all just beautiful. WOW!

My daylily parade is about the same time as yours.

Mountain Laurel grows everywhere here Whistling
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Jul 12, 2014 2:59 PM CST
Anni, you said it just right. We are the appreciators of the art, created by nature, and adorned in new finery by hybridizers. I love them, no matter their parentage.

It's a little like dogs or cats or even people. If they love us and if we love and take care of them, then does it really matter what their brand is? I don't think so.

Marilyn, my biggest problem if I were hybridizing would be letting go of those seedlings that didn't do what they are supposed to do. I'd end up in a teeny tiny house in the middle of acres and acres of daylilies.

Vic, the way I figure, we've got about 2 more weeks of dwindling blooms. When I was teaching it seemed that the daylilies stopped blooming just in time for me to start getting ready to go back to school. Smiling
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Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Jul 12, 2014 4:07 PM CST
Sharon ...

I can see why you love daylilies so much from your photos. They look like they were hand painted by an artist. Simply lovely.

Smiles,
Lyn
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Jul 12, 2014 4:40 PM CST
Lyn, thank you for those words. Made me smile! Group hug
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