Daylilies forum: A Virtual Visit to the Bay Area Daylily Society Show and Sale

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Name: Melanie Long
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mellielong
May 3, 2015 2:52 PM CST
Hello, Daylily folks! I am not one of you, meaning I don't grow Dayliies and I know very little about them. But I went to a Daylily show yesterday to take photos to add to the database, get out of my house, and hopefully tease and torment you guys with their loveliness! You've probably seen most of these before because when I put them in the database there were less than ten where I posted the first photo. But that's always exciting, right?

Now, the show was in a small room at the St. Pete First Baptist Church which is apparently where the club meets. The vendor set up there was Johnson Daylily Garden. You can check out their website here: http://www.johnsondaylily.com/ The show was split into two sections: flower on scape, and flowers off scape. They also had them sorted into categories that I somewhat understood. Things like miniatures, doubles, and spider. They also had voting where you could choose your three favorite on scape and three favorite off scape. For not being a Daylily person, it was harder than I thought! Also, I learned what the term "chicken fat" means in regards to Daylily blooms. Hilarious!

I'll split this into a couple posts to lessen the risk of me losing the entire thing. So let's start the virtual show! First up were the off scape flowers. Also, sorry if I'm blurry in some photos. I was trying to stay out of the way and be quick.

Samar Star Fire



Twist and Spin



Violet Sabrewing



Butterscotch Ruffles



Bluebird Butterfly



Jelly Basket



Moonlight Mist



Elva White Grow



Blue Buzz



Little Sea Sprite



Blue Flirt



Amy Michelle



Witch's Wink



Cajun Christmas



Cupid's Heart



Dan's Paradise Pink



Small Tempest



Chaotic Symmetry



Jolyene Nichole



April Smith



Canadian Blues



Elfin Illusion



The next grouping said "Seedling". Since Daylilies don't come true from seed, I guess this is where people plant seeds and just see what comes up? Sounds fun. So here are the seedlings people brought in.

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Now back to the named varieties!

Ruffled Dude



Too Much of a Good Thing (I voted for this one)



First Knight



Orange Blossom Trail



There were a few "Unknowns" in this section.

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Tuscawilla Snowdrift



Talladega



Mecca Magic



Butterflies in Flight (I voted for this one, too.)



Coal Miner



Jamaican Rainbows



Earnest Yearwood



Purple Pajamas (I heard several people talking about this one so I think it's popular.)



Dancing Jubilee



Iva



Optical Art



Tangerine Horses



New Testament



Parting the Red Sea



Wild Cherry Round Up



Mandarin Creme



Aunt Lauree



Spanish Glow



This one was labeled "Seacoast Sea Shells". I could only find a Spacecoast Sea Shells and it didn't look anything like this. So I think this one is mislabeled.

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Pistachio Eyes



Midnight Raider



Archaeopteryx Blinking



This label said "Springfield Clan" but it didn't look like any of the other pictures so I think it might be mislabeled, too.

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Mary Alice Stokes



Big Fuss



Joseph Hudson Memorial



Spacecoast Sea Shells



Yosemite Valley



Ima Bigtimer



Christine Walser Hite



Parrot Jungle



Bob Martin



Popeye the Sailor



Vino di Notte



Rahab



Dragon Knife



Cat Scratch Fever



Pink Lemonade Party (Another one I voted for.)



Walter Kennedy



Sweet Almond Mint



Queen's Treasure



Zastrugi



Blue Racer



Sonic Bloom



Desert Moon



Lake Tahoe Autumn



Indigo Edge



Martian Moons



Angel Armies



The Anointed One



Well, that's it for the off-scape blooms. I'm going to give my eyes and fingers a little break and come back with the on-scape varieties in a bit. And there were very few repeats between the two so expect entirely different varieties when I come back!
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Name: Maryl
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Maryl
May 3, 2015 3:43 PM CST
How nice to see all these blooms. I've noticed at our daylily shows that, because of the lighting and because they were picked early in the day, that many of the daylilies look a bit different then they do in my garden. However, Witches Wink looks just like mine, and is one that I consider colorfast.... The wonderfully rounded yellow ( the ninth in the seedlings section), with the great edge caught my eye too. Great form....Too many beauties to pick one favorite , but Dragon Knife, Indigo Edge, and Angel Armies are especially appealing to me....Look forward to seeing your other pictures........Maryl
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lovemyhouse
May 3, 2015 5:03 PM CST
Goodness, Mellie!! Lot of work, there, thank you! The images are lovely and I am eager to see the next batch. Smiling
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Name: Char
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Char
May 3, 2015 5:12 PM CST

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Thank you for posting about the daylily show. I really enjoyed going through your database images this morning and now seeing them together in a post was even better. There are to many to pick favorites, but a few that caught my eye were Ruffled Dude, Big Fuss, Popeye the Sailor....Christine Walser Hite is a popular one here. The first time I saw it was at our local daylily exhibition. The seedling class was fun to see as well! Look forward to seeing more of your images.
Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
May 3, 2015 5:14 PM CST
All right, it's time for the on-scape flowers. But first here's a couple of pictures to give you an idea of the show itself.

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Now, like I said, there are a few repeats in this section, but not too many. I noticed some of the tags were slightly misspelled when I was adding them to the database. I've been trying to correct them as I go, but if I miss one, please forgive me. I also noticed there were quite a few Daylilies with Biblical inspired names and I wondered if they came from the same grower. Like, maybe that was their "thing". I've been to African Violet, Orchid, and now a Daylily show and I get as much enjoyment out of the names as the flowers! Okay, let's get back to the viewing!

Tropical Delight



Pink Duality



Dowager Empress



Joseph Hudson Memorial



Creative Legacy



Fin and Feather



Lemonberry Truffle



All About Eve (two different blooms)

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Seedlings in this section:

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Bali Water Color



I Luv Lucy



Legs Limmer



Like A Gee Six



Lime Slide



Ned's Bettina



Frilly Bliss



Twilight Tarantula



Red Wine Romance



Thin Man



Ricter

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Honky Tonk Blues



Green Morning Glow



Peasant King



Blue Spring



Silver Run

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Small Tempest



Witch's Wink



Paul's Eye



Intimate Secrets



Winter Treasure



Sophisticated Ruffles



Alpine Frost



Steve Martin



Best Kept Secret



Purple Pajamas

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Water of Life



Wishy Washy



Three Angry Birds



Orange City



Roses In Snow



Superstitious



Over the Mountain



Mary Alice



Heat of the Moment



Dreamcicle Supreme



Caribbean Pink Sunset



Blue Note



Sweet Spot



Golden Desire



Angel Fairy Tern



Parting the Red Sea



Spacecoast Gold Bonanza



Free Bird



Autumn Valentine



Lime in the Coconut



Eleanor Roosevelt



Crimson Beacon



God Alone



Blood Sweat and Tears



Suns Eye



Mecca Magic



Lady Alvatine



Ima Bigtimer

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Iva



Rachel Leigh Bell



Spacecoast Dream Catcher



Vermilion Flycatcher

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Alabama's Bleached Blondes (Love the name. I voted for this one. I also added the first pictures to the database so I hope you enjoy!)



Your Place Or Mine



Clouds of Glory



Inner Depth



Tecus



Licia Albanese



Morning Colors



Prince of Monaco



Ninja Throwing Star



Hold Me Hostage



Ma Jolie



Seminole Princess



Julianna Lynn



American Freedom



That's all for the show itself. Up by the entry they had a table with literature on it and vases of Daylilies. So I took their pictures, too!

Spacecoast Flamingo Eyes



Pistachio Eyes



Edd



Countdown to Glory



Tuscawilla Snowdrift

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Angel Fairy Tern

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Cimarron Rose



Spacecoast Hope Beacon



Winged Waterfall



That's all I've got, folks! Hope you enjoyed the show!
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lovemyhouse
May 3, 2015 6:03 PM CST
Beautiful. And now I have Blood, Sweat, and Tears singing in my head. Hilarious! Mellie, some hybridizers do have a theme. Not as familiar with Daylilies, but I know of one Iris hybridizer that can be identified nearly always as soon as you know the flower name--he picks a lot of rock and roll song titles. Big Grin
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Name: Melanie Long
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mellielong
May 3, 2015 6:17 PM CST
Debra, I got stuck with "Free Bird" in my head. Hilarious! Not a bad one to have, though.
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beckygardener
May 3, 2015 7:04 PM CST
Mel - That was awesome! Thank you for sharing all those photos and adding many to the database! Looks like that show was a lot of fun!

Could anyone enter their daylilies or was this strictly for growers/sellers?
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lovemyhouse
May 3, 2015 7:52 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Melanie Long
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mellielong
May 3, 2015 8:21 PM CST
I'm pretty sure it was for anyone. I think it was mostly the club members who were presenting, though. In the newspaper announcement it said people could bring their Daylilies between 8:30 and 9:30 with the show starting at 10:00 am. It was good publicity for the club. I got there a little after it started and as I was taking pictures I heard one of the club members say how they had gained two new members in the first fifteen minutes! He seemed really excited about that. I know I had a lady come up to me and tell me that they met there at the church once a month and how growers would come to the meeting and you could buy all the new hybrids and cultivars much cheaper. I just nodded to be polite but if I had any interest in Daylilies, this sounds like an active club to belong to. They also had a talk at 11:00 am on how to grow and care for Daylilies. Most of the people there went into the room where the talk was being held but I just kept on snapping pictures.

I'm glad everyone had as much fun looking at these beautiful flowers as I did! And hopefully, you saw a new one or maybe one you just have to have now. Although, I hope I didn't tempt you too much! Also, I've put this on the new calender of events section, but I'll link to it here: http://garden.org/apps/events/view/61/ We have a Daylily Mecca each year along the I-4 corridor where you can go visit local growers and shop your hearts out! It's an annual thing so if you can't make it this year, maybe start planning for next year. The link above also includes a link to the Daylily Mecca website so you can look at all the growers involved and where they are. They also hold some special events like breakfasts and a BBQ dinner. Sounds like a perfect vacation for a Daylily enthusiast!
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mellielong
May 5, 2015 10:28 AM CST
Thanks for the thumbs up and the acorns, everyone! I'm glad you enjoyed the show. And hopefully, there's a show near wherever you live. And if there is, be sure to add it to the Gardening Calender of Events: http://garden.org/apps/events/ And if you go to a show or sale, be sure to take lots of photos to share with everyone. And add them to the Plant Database to help it grow. (It's also an easy way to get a lot of acorns!)
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gardenglory
May 5, 2015 11:38 AM CST
Loved loved loved the show. Especially enjoy the seedlings. Boy would I like to have seen that Thin Man that was making a poly that day. Ned's Bettina is also just a perfect bloom. Someone must be a Ned Roberts fan. They seem to opening better than some of the full form daylilies. It must be a bit cool down there in the mornings a well. My flowers are really struggling in the morning. The good thing is, its still below 90, so lots of fun to still be had dabbing pollen. nodding
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spunky1
May 6, 2015 5:43 AM CST
Great show, thanks for posting.

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