Daylilies forum: Another seedling found in Eden after the fall--among the thorns and the thistle

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Weedyseedy
Aug 7, 2014 6:47 PM CST
I'm always planting seeds in odd places and forgetting them. I apparently planted these in 2009, in the Fall and one just bloomed. And I already tried to get seeds off the poor thing. I hope it doesn't kill it!It's orange from a Franz Hals pod by a pink seeddling from Hortensia. I hope I've got the orange seedling and it's pollen parent---I have a time with that camera!!
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Aug 20, 2014 4:39 AM CST
Nice one Weedy. I bet that was a nice surprise! When you plant the seeds, do you do anything special to them before planting? Do you just collect the seeds and sow them directly into the ground again? I have been thinking of doing that, but have been hesitant.
Vickie
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lovemyhouse
Aug 20, 2014 9:15 AM CST
Niiiice. Thumbs up Thumbs up
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philljm
Aug 23, 2014 11:46 AM CST
Don't you just love surprises like that?

Weedyseedy
Aug 23, 2014 8:32 PM CST
We are having such frequent rain that for the first time I am worrying about rot. The dead leaves at the bases of clumps look terrible and I am on seed pod watch as I pollinated far more than I intended. Every time I found a plant that looked interesting I started dabbing pollen, now I'm waiting for them to ripen and they are getting shrunken brown spots. Some of the chambers in the seed pods that don't contain seeds shrivel first and leave one seed in a chamber. Pods dry out, turn brown, and then form open dried husks that soak up rain and then I've seen seeds germinate when they get wet in these husks. I have two seed pods on the above that do not look to promising as they are very small. Somewhat surprisingly I have four large seed pods on my five foot seedling---from a tet, Wild Horses. That oughta be strange. Plus I have two large pods on old Ed Murray, but I can't remember what pollen I used---may have been Wild Horses too. Wild Horses was very busy and has six pods of it's own and I have an old lavender sort of spider that I bought as Orchid Corsage but it is too light in color to be Orchid Corsage unless there are different clones being sold as Orchid Corsage and I may have dabbed Wild Horses pollen on that too. But this frequent rain is soaking my clay soil into stuff for pots. There were brickyards and a pottery factory near here once so this soil is the real thing. I could make pots in my swamp.! The only thing I'm not seeing is slugs that can get very bad here when the clay gets soaked up. Just those very active squirming earth worms.---Weedy
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Aug 24, 2014 6:00 AM CST
That is a very pretty red seedling. I've been seeing many seed pods shriveling up to nothing. We have had high humidity, but not much rain this year.
Vickie
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