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GKoerper
Feb 11, 2019 11:29 AM CST
Peck was such a popular and important hybridizer since many of her daylilies were used in breeding and are still grown today. But, i cant find the "cheekwood" daylilies anywhere. I noticed none were used for parents of any registered daylilies. Anybody know their story or know where to find any of them? What is the meaning behind the name?
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sooby
Feb 11, 2019 11:52 AM CST
I don't know about availability of those particular Peck daylilies with the name Cheekwood as a prefix, but Cheekwood is a botanical gardens in Nashville, TN. Website here:

https://cheekwood.org/

There is an article in an old 1985 AHS Daylily Journal that mentions these Cheekwood Peck daylilies and there is/was? a Virginia Peck daylily collection at the Cheekwood botanical garden.
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floota
Feb 11, 2019 4:16 PM CST
YEARS ago ( 1980s probably) my parents lived in Brentwood, TN, a suburb of Nashville. Mom was a docent ( volunteer from her garden club )at Cheekwood , and we went there every time I visited. The Nashville club had established a daylily bed there and they featured many of Dr. Pecks daylilies. That was the first time I'd seen botanical markers used with daylilies. I was just beginning with daylilies then and didn't get serious until the late 90s but I wanted botanical markers and use them here to this day. Dr. Peck was a mathematics professor at MTSU (Middle Tenn. State) about 45 minutes south of Nashville. She must have named some of her later daylilies with the prefix "Cheekwood" although I didnt recall seeing any in that garden. The garden was renamed "The Virginia Peck Memorial Garden" after she died. I'm not sure if that garden still exists today.

FYI, Dr, Peck and her good friend Van Sellers along with a few others like Steve Moldovan, were early pioneers developing tetraploid daylilies back when nobody much liked them and ridiculed them in fact. I remember Grace Stamile telling me how, when she and Pat( who were both still teaching on LI back then and just getting started in daylilies) packed up their car the day after school was out and headed south to TN and NC with the aim of meeting Dr. Peck and Van Sellers and seeking their advice. Grace mentioned that people were afraid of Dr. Peck, as she could be very stern and refuse to talk to people. They were worried but Dr. P eck fell in love with their then 5 year old daughter, Christine, and allowed them in and answered all their questions! More than you wanted to know. Some of the Middle Tn. Daylily club members would be most likely to grow them or know about them. Kate Patrick was President of that group last time I checked.
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GKoerper
Feb 12, 2019 1:17 PM CST
Good info. I like to right down any daylily history i find. I am in alabama and i dont really know much about past alabama hybridizers. Their daylilies are still here and common. C.pierce, hardy, sikes, parry/ campbell. Would love to know about them. Does anyone have a cheekwood daylily by mrs. Peck. I collect old daylilies and would love to have one of those.

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GKoerper
Feb 14, 2019 12:24 AM CST
Can't believe the 70's are old, but thats the way it goes. Thanks to both of you for the response.
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floota
Feb 14, 2019 6:43 PM CST
Why does the same message keep being posted? Is there a virus or what?

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GKoerper
Feb 15, 2019 12:54 AM CST
Dont know what i did. I'm not doing it.
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Calif_Sue
Feb 15, 2019 9:32 AM CST

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I deleted the duplicates. Thumbs up
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Seedfork
Feb 15, 2019 10:34 AM CST
@bagregreg,
Don't worry, I think we all understood you were not responsible. That feature sometimes hiccups and this is the result. It should notify us when there is a new message, and not keep repeating duplicates.
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Char
Feb 15, 2019 11:38 AM CST

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Sorry, power has been wacky all morning.
Thanks for deleting repeat messages Sue. Pretty sure I deleted one or two yesterday of the same post in this thread. Hopefully it has stopped reposting. I'll keep an eye on this thread for more.
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Char
Feb 16, 2019 5:32 AM CST

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@dave or @jon, can you please look into the problem of the multiple reposts to this thread. Thank you!
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Calif_Sue
Feb 16, 2019 10:01 AM CST

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I suspect it's something on bagregreg's end, maybe a virus, but hopefully Dave or Jon can get to the bottom of it.
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Calif_Sue
Feb 24, 2019 5:55 PM CST

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bagregreg seems to continue spitting out the same post, I keep deleting them.
If he checks this thread, I suggest a virus scan.
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Char
Feb 24, 2019 6:28 PM CST

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I deleted a bunch in this thread a day or two ago......I haven't been on site much today and didn't notice any new ones this morning. If there were any they must have posted after I was off.
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Calif_Sue
Feb 25, 2019 12:49 AM CST

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I removed 2 today and a few a day or so ago as well.
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