Well it's almost three months now since my last post. Tired of winter and ready for some nicer temps. We've had a few days here and there with nice temps. Still gets cold at night, but tolerable.
I started these back around October 28th or 29th and I've threatened now for months to get them in pots. Today I decided different and elected to plant them directly in the soil in my foundation bed.
Forgot to take picture of the root growth before getting these in the ground.
Got the root growth here and the next set.
They're off to a good start, and will anxiously await maturity and their blooms. Fingers crossed!
Wow, it has seriously been a minute since my last post. Guess that happens when you're having sooo much fun and lose track of time.
So, I was cleared by my doc back on October 27th to wean away from my walking boot and start walking as much as I can tolerate. I've thrown the boot in the corner and haven't looked back. Physical Therapy is going well and I am walking almost normal again. I'm glad too because there is sooo much to do that my honey do list for myself is longer that the one my DW has for me.
Here are few photos of some of what I've been up too. Seedlings anyone?
Even with 60 seedlings growing in a shallow raised bed that need to be potted up, I have started another 35 seed. These are from a couple crosses I did this past season and one from 2016. Can you say Hemerohaulic.
After soaking the seed in water H2O2 solution for a week I put them in damp paper towels, wetted with the soaking solution. I let them chill in the fridge for a couple weeks.
Ready to break open bags and put seed in trays saved from the recycle bin.
Some had started to germinate before putting in the fridge. They're discolored but should be fine.
Here are the tags written with the crosses and number of seeds.
Week one after sewing.
Two weeks tomorrow after they started bursting through the potting mix.
Wow, it has been a minute or two since my last post.
So, I though that I would share that they have arrived. On Tuesday of this week, I received the Daylily's from Randy and Cindy at our Club meeting. They are the ones shown in my last post.
I didn't get any pictures or the fans but they are nice and healthy. I put them in a bucket with about 1 inch of water in the bottom to keep them hydrated until planting. Yesterday, I finally hobbled on out to get them potted up.
What a sight, and it was a task to say the least. You should have seen it.
Imagine if you will, my leg with broken foot propped up on the knee cart. Picking up bags of mushroom compost, garden soil and pine fines to dump into the wheelbarrow. Then balancing myself to mix it all together. All while adding fertilizers, and Epsom salts into the mix. I would mix, move my cart, mix some more, move my cart and mix some more. Then filling my pots and planting the CVs. Kind of brings a whole new dimension to the terms "Daylily Addiction". *Insert Loud Laughing But, perseverance prevailed and I have five very nice new daylily's all potted up and ready to start their recovery. I was able to share a couple fan with my Mother and Sister too and that makes it all worth it.
Looks like after a LillyAuction win or three and a couple directly purchased from Dragons Meade Daylily Garden, I'll add these in September.
Last Tuesday the surgery was performed on my right foot. Everything went better than expected according to the doc.
So I sit here again, looking out the glass of my storm door wishing I was out there working. I'M BORED OUT OF MY MIND! So according to the doc, I'm doing too much! Ahh phewwy!
Hopefully though in a few weeks, I'll be kicking it again. Of course I'm already behind. So I'll have to bust my tail end to catch up.
I inquired about adding a couple more Daylily's though, from Randy and Cindy Fleming of Dragons Meade.
They are June Carter and Ginger Swallowtail. With any luck, they'll be delivered at our next club meeting in Sept. I'm already receiving Spacecoast Art Deco from them.