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By GrandKidsDaylilyFarm on Sep 25, 2017 7:51 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'John Pelham')

John Pelham is the first of many reds that I have introduced; reds are my favorites among the Tetraploids, and I knew this one was going to be registered the moment I saw it with its radiant glow. Great for hybridizing as it is fertile both ways; many of my reds come from this great dormant cultivar.

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By GrandKidsDaylilyFarm on Sep 25, 2017 7:23 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Love's Limelight')

Love's Limelight is a beautiful yellow with a chartreuse green glow in the morning; bloom will become more yellow in the heat of the day; I knew this one would be registered the second I saw it, and it is my best yellow today, although there will be more introduced later that may challenge it.

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By GrandKidsDaylilyFarm on Sep 25, 2017 2:04 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Love Never Ends')

I am the hybridizer of this cultivar; Love Never Ends is very beautiful when in its full glory; however, it will not bloom well when disturbed or transplanted; it has to be established well for it to bloom successfully; it will display a single bloom on its last bloom, usually a plain single pink and white flower, still very pretty. It loves water, more water than fertilizer; but we all love to eat, so do daylilies, but always give it water if nothing else.

Charles Plaisance

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By GrandKidsDaylilyFarm on Sep 25, 2017 1:39 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Four by Four')

I am the hybridizer of Four By Four; it is one of my most popular daylilies. Pollen is very good, but it is pod difficult; be persistent as it will make pods; made two this year for me; its pups are usually double, sometimes poly.
Charles Plaisance

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By ScotTi on Sep 25, 2017 1:27 PM, concerning plant: Neoregelia (Neoregelia compacta)

Fast grower and a good climber with lush green thornless foliage flushing bright red as it comes into flower.

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By lauribob on Sep 25, 2017 12:25 PM, concerning plant: Dahlia 'Sunshine'

This is one of my favorite dahlias. It's not one of the giant types, so it doesn't need staking and does fine in a moderately windy location. It blooms prolifically if deadheaded regularly. The dark foliage is really striking against the yellow flowers and does well both in containers, and as a bedding plant. I feed these with diluted liquid fertilizer in containers. They just get what everyone else gets out in the flower beds - a spring topdressing of manure or compost. I rarely remember to lift them in the fall so I pretty much think of them as annuals in my zone 5 garden.

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By valleylynn on Sep 25, 2017 10:36 AM, concerning plant: Hen and chicks (Sempervivum 'Dragon's Eye')

Here is some history on the lovely sempervivum:

JungleShadows said: It's one that I gave the whole clump to Toby (Young's Garden Center). It's number was A2-7 and my notes say "bright red, with better red color than Killer". That's about right. It also seems to be one of the bigger ones from the self pollination, harking more back to Killer's pod parent in form and color.

Kevin


youngsgarden said:"That's one of Kevin's (Vaughn's) cultivars. It was one from the first year that
he got back into hybridizing semps.
He was using Killer a lot then if I recall correctly.
Because there were so many good varieties in Kevin's first batch of seedlings,
that one was never officially named.
We kept the unnamed seedling because we liked it a lot and it increases well.
One of our children started calling it Dragon's Eye so
when we began selling it in 2016 we just put that name to it.
Hope that helps,
Toby Lander
Young's Garden"

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By Australis on Sep 25, 2017 5:30 AM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium erythrostylum 'Springfield')

This is a known tetraploid.

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By Australis on Sep 25, 2017 5:23 AM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium insigne 'Best Pink')

This is a known tetraploid (4N).

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By Australis on Sep 25, 2017 5:17 AM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium Bennett-Poei 'Galleria')

This is a known diploid.

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By pod on Sep 24, 2017 1:43 PM, concerning plant: Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Aleppo')

The seeds for Aleppo pepper were generously shared. This was the first year I tried it.

This single plant was grown in a raised bed in full sun. It has many fruits on it.

I plan to let them ripen and dehydrate and grind to use as a pepper seasoning in foods.

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By RoseBlush1 on Sep 24, 2017 12:25 PM, concerning plant: Rose (Rosa 'Mr. Bluebird')

Interesting fact about the registration and marketing of 'Mr. Bluebird' ...

When Ralph Moore introduced this rose in 1960, miniature roses were in fashion, so he registered it as a miniature rose even though it is a china rose. He used the miniature classification because he said, "No one is interested in buying a china rose".

In some rose literature, it is a cross of Old Blush (a china) x Old Blush. Ralph has said it is a self seedling of Old Blush. Since the pollen parent is uncertain, standard practice is to say it was open pollenated.

Like many chinas, it does need to be pruned lightly in spring for a more prolific bloom.

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By DESIERTOROSA on Sep 24, 2017 10:35 AM, concerning plant: Desert Rose (Adenium obesum 'Night Rose')

my 8 yr old desert rose got waterlogged by way too much rain. I was checking it & noticed that it had soft spots. I've removed it frm pot & washed it off. It's not rotted but when depressing, it feels kinda spongy. Pls. help me, I love my baby.

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By poisondartfrog on Sep 24, 2017 9:47 AM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Limbaugh’s Legacy Potato Top')

Only two tomato varieties from this year's crop are still producing and ripening full sized fruits with little or no insect or disease damage. The most prolific of these is Limbaugh's Legacy Potato Top. The plant is large and vigorous and the tomatoes are, too. The shoulders of some fruits exhibit considerable cracking, but the tomatoes are so large that discarding the top half inch is no hardship.

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By poisondartfrog on Sep 24, 2017 7:31 AM, concerning plant: Coffee Senna (Senna occidentalis)

Seeds germinated readily and grew into a small-medium sized shrub festooned with golden yellow buds and flowers. Reports of malodorous foliage were confirmed when I handled the plant to collect seeds. Collecting the seeds was unsettling for this ophidiophobic gardener. The seed pods rattled ominously, causing me to look around more than once to make sure I was alone.

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By poisondartfrog on Sep 24, 2017 6:57 AM, concerning plant: Cuphea aequipetala

Seeds germinated quickly, but the plant grew more slowly and took longer to bloom than many Cuphea species I've worked with. All parts of the plant, with the exception of the roots, are extremely sticky. That, in combination with fine hairs on the stems, traps water droplets produced from rain, or even high humidity or fog. The color is a rich magenta-leaning purple, and it has proved to be irresistible to hummingbirds. I grew it as an annual, but it is perennial to zone 9 and I expect to move it into the greenhouse or house to winter over.

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By DonShirer on Sep 24, 2017 2:24 AM, concerning plant: Cucumber (Cucumis sativus 'Sweet Burpless')

Smooth skinned slicers with mild taste. They can get up to a foot long, but I picked them at 9" for fewer seeds. Only a slight curl when grown on a trellis. Did not produce as many fruit as my other cukes this year. I can't confirm the "burpless" claims since I've grown at least a dozen different varieties and never had one that made me burp!

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By DonShirer on Sep 24, 2017 2:12 AM, concerning plant: Cucumber (Cucumis sativus 'Japanese Climbing')

     The name is appropriate since these plants quickly climbed to the top and spilled over my 6ft supports. Fruit is fairly smooth at 1.5-2" in diameter and can grow very long (over 12") but I preferred picking them around 9" so they had fewer seeds. Will curl if not trellised. Taste was ok, but I preferred Suyo Long even though it had thicker skin. Average yield.

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By DonShirer on Sep 24, 2017 2:00 AM, concerning plant: Cucumber (Cucumis sativus 'Muncher')

Good-tasting slicing cucumber with smooth skin, also said to be good for pickling. Advertised as burpless, not seedless. I picked them at about 6-7" long. Average yield until they succumbed to a wilt, which hit almost all my cukes this year.

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By DonShirer on Sep 24, 2017 1:51 AM, concerning plant: Cucumber (Cucumis sativus 'Sweet Success')

Good-tasting straight slicers, typically 10-12" long with average to good production. Supposedly burpless. Advertised as seedless if isolated, but I had other cukes nearby and mine did have seeds unless picked very early at about 6" long. Smooth thin skin.

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