Daylilies forum: First bloom of the year

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Name: Arlene
Ponce Inlet, FL (Zone 9a)
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florange
Apr 3, 2016 10:36 AM CST
Ummmm .... no picture because the wind has destroyed the bloom. Grumbling Grumbling

Waves of Joy opened a full 7" bloom this morning. Should have another one soon, so will try to get a picture of that one. Scapes all over the place now!!!

I took this pic early this morning with my phone. While I don't like the direction of lighting, it's better than nothing!

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Name: Karen
Butler County (Zone 6a)
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taylordaylily
Apr 3, 2016 6:14 PM CST
Sorry to hear the wind blew you first bloom to pieces. Look forward to seeing your next bloom of Waves Of Joy. It's one of those daylilies that can make you drool, almost need a bib. Hilarious!
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Apr 3, 2016 6:27 PM CST
What a shame that the first bloom of the season got damaged. But I'm sure it won't be long before you have many more photo ops Thumbs up Thumbs up
Vickie
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Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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shive1
Apr 3, 2016 6:29 PM CST
Congrats on your first bloom! Too mad the wind destroyed it later in the day. Waves does have a striking pattern!
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Apr 3, 2016 6:45 PM CST
Arlene - Your posted photo isn't bad. Beautiful bloom! One I covet. You will have to keep me updated on how it does here in Florida. Maybe it's stronger than it's parent, Dragonfly Dawn (which I love). My DD seedlings don't seem to do so great here. I may have to figure out another pattern daylily to use in my hybridizing program.....
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Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Apr 4, 2016 5:39 AM CST
Nice first bloom Arlene, I think mine is scapeing.
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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GaNinFl
Apr 4, 2016 1:38 PM CST
Thumbs up its still a very nice bloom... congrats.
Stan
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Name: shirlee
southeast (Zone 6b)
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mistyfog
Apr 4, 2016 5:18 PM CST
I really like that photo with the light shining through the blossom.
It makes the details show up very well, and your bloom is beautiful.
Haven't seen this one bloom in my garden yet, so your photo is a
very nice preview. Thanks so much!
Name: Arlene
Ponce Inlet, FL (Zone 9a)
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florange
Apr 4, 2016 7:49 PM CST
Tomorrow. I promise a new picture.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Apr 4, 2016 9:16 PM CST
My first bloom of the year was from Big Snowbird that I received and transplanted into my daylily raised bed on Dec. 28, 2015. I received this lovely cultivar from @kousa . It has put up 3 scapes so far. Unfortunately, I have no other daylilies blooming, so am going to try my hand once again at freezing the pollen from this lovely cultivar to use on other cultivars when they eventually bloom. This was on a 22" scape producing a 5" bloom.

Big Snowbird (photo taken today):

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Apr 5, 2016 4:47 AM CST
Very pretty, Becky Thumbs up Is that diamond dust I am seeing?
Vickie
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Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
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javaMom
Apr 5, 2016 4:52 AM CST
Beautiful blooms !!!
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Apr 5, 2016 4:54 AM CST
Nice bloom Becky.
Name: Arlene
Ponce Inlet, FL (Zone 9a)
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florange
Apr 5, 2016 5:13 AM CST
Nice!!!
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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GaNinFl
Apr 5, 2016 5:32 AM CST
Thumbs up Becky,,,

Still waiting on my first of the year. Its looking like Helix will be it though... I just hope I am home to see it!
Stan
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Name: Arlene
Ponce Inlet, FL (Zone 9a)
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florange
Apr 5, 2016 1:58 PM CST
Waves of Joy bloomed again today. It was 60 degrees this morning, which probably affected the bloom.


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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Apr 5, 2016 2:51 PM CST
I just love the way the name Waves of Joy reflects the appearance of movement in the eye of the bloom. Great name.
Vickie
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Apr 5, 2016 4:23 PM CST
Thanks to everyone! I thank @kousa for sharing such a lovely cultivar with me! Thumbs up

Arlene - Beautiful!!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: shirlee
southeast (Zone 6b)
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mistyfog
Apr 5, 2016 5:16 PM CST
Beautiful Arlene, and opens well in cool weather too.

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