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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Jun 26, 2012 3:04 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing We did have an UGLY Daylily Thread awhile back... maybe it needs to be resurected cause I have had a few Doody Britches myself this year! Whistling Whistling
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 26, 2012 3:19 PM CST
I added a picture to that thread and Juli moved it to a new thread for this year. Please please please add some pictures! I feel so alone!! Smiling

The thread "Ugly blooms 2012" in Daylilies forum
Natalie
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: United States of America
Region: Wisconsin
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philljm
Jun 27, 2012 5:26 PM CST
Hahahahaha Now we understand why hybridizers charge so much for new intros- WE need to pay for their disappointments!

Don't worry, so far most of my seedlings are just OK, I struck it good with the one I named Patty's Gift - but that was just shear dumb luck. Even then, it's not phenomenal, just a nice seedling.

Besides Natalie - we have the entire summer to "evaluate" (meaning swear at, yell at, smile at) seedlings. The biggest problem I am having with the seedlings is the darn earwigs that are eating my buds. Can't tell if the blooms are truly ugly, or not! ~Jan
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 28, 2012 9:28 AM CST
Jan, that was so funny, and I'm thinking that you are right!

The second bloom on the same scape as my first seedling opened today, and the color is just as ugly as the first bloom, but it's shape is perfect. I would have been much happier if this had been the first one! Well, except for the color! I can't even describe it, other than it's ugly!
Natalie
Name: shirlee
southeast (Zone 6b)
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mistyfog
Jun 28, 2012 9:41 PM CST
That story of anticipation and anxiety for a two-year wait for a bloom is
hilarious, but I know the feelings. I wonder also if someone thinks I'm
nuts when they see me measuring and taking photos, and writing on
my pad of paper as if I am Doctor Daylily prescribing some miracle
cure for something as crazy sounding as "thrips".

Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: United States of America
Region: Wisconsin
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philljm
Jun 29, 2012 1:55 PM CST
I know my neighbors think *I* am! And I have brand new next door neighbors moving in this weekend! ~Jan
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 29, 2012 2:19 PM CST
Woohoo Jan! More people to confuse! I love it! I've got some new people moving in a couple doors down soon, and I can't wait to scare them with my early morning photo taking before I've gotten properly dressed or combed my hair!
Natalie
Name: shirlee
southeast (Zone 6b)
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mistyfog
Jun 29, 2012 3:15 PM CST
Chuckling. Same here. Not properly dressed and witchy hair.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jun 29, 2012 3:48 PM CST
Why, that's my MO too! Love it!

Betty
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 29, 2012 4:46 PM CST
Anytime I'm out driving very early in the morning (which is almost never!), and see someone who looks like I normally do, I'm sure I'd be fast friends with them. Obviously, they must love flowers!

Here's some good blooms from this morning! It took long enough to get some decent ones!

Custard Candy
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Supposed to be Entrapment, but I'm not sure. Can anyone verify that for me? I've had a bunch of horrible blooms on it that didn't actually look floral in nature. This is the first decent one.
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Mystical Rainbow! I'm totally in love with this flower!


Rocket City


Spacecoast Surprise Purple has looked better, but I thought it was pretty this morning compared to a couple of days ago!
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Splended Touch. I had another one that was a poly, so I'll post it on that thread, and it also belongs on ugly bloom thread!
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Victorian Lace finally looked great this morning!
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Wisest of Wizards
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Natalie
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jun 29, 2012 7:50 PM CST
Hurray! Natalie, I'm so happy to see you have a few nice blooms. Hurray!
Name: shirlee
southeast (Zone 6b)
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mistyfog
Jun 29, 2012 7:56 PM CST
Very nice flowers, and these will all get better and better.
I love Mystical Rainbow too. I am either familiar or already
have all but Entrapment, so don't know about that one. It is
very pretty though.
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 30, 2012 12:56 AM CST
Thanks!! I was so excited when I saw some pretty blooms for a change! I was getting a little worried! I still have more uglies than pretty ones, but I'll take what I can get this year!
Natalie
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Jun 30, 2012 6:05 AM CST
Nice blooms.
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Dog Lover Daylilies Irises Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Hummingbirder
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Natalie
Jun 30, 2012 9:53 AM CST
Thanks Fred! Now if I could find the time to work on my photography skills, they'd look even better!
Natalie
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jun 30, 2012 10:46 AM CST
Natalie go to Cubits http://cubits.org/PlaypenGraph... . They started a photo contest and you can get great tips, as a matter of fact I won first place last week. This week there are a lot of awesome photos, I entered 4.

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Name: shirlee
southeast (Zone 6b)
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mistyfog
Jun 30, 2012 7:59 PM CST
I had more uglies than pretty ones at the beginning of the
season too. The night temps were too cool for them to
open. However, they eventually get there.
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: United States of America
Region: Wisconsin
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philljm
Jun 30, 2012 10:26 PM CST
Very pretty Natalie.

My early morning trips outside are often in my bright red fluffy bathrobe....
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Dog Lover Daylilies Irises Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Hummingbirder
Frogs and Toads Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Xeriscape
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Natalie
Jul 1, 2012 10:34 AM CST
Congratulations Margaret!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Awesome picture!!! Thanks for the link, too! I need all the help I can get! My problem right now is trying to figure out which setting on my camera to use to get a more accurate color. Seems like the colors are always off. My neighbor across the street is a photographer, and she's always ready to help, but she's got three little kids, so her time is limited. In return for photography lessons, I agreed to teach her how to bead, and I can't seem to get in the mood for that. So, that web site is just what I need!

Jan, you'd fit in perfectly in my neighborhood! While I've got a lot of older neighbors who wouldn't dream of coming outside in their robes, us younger ones (ha! Like we're young!) enjoy a stroll around the yard in our robes or PJ's! One neighbor, a few doors down, called me last week and asked if she could look through my truck for her keys. She had borrowed it the day before to pick up a load of mulch. When she got here, she was in her PJ's, and it was 3:00 in the afternoon! In her defense, she works nights, and was just getting up. She got to the door and had a horrified look on her face! I asked what was wrong, and she said that she wasn't sure if she had combed her hair! I told her that her hair was fine, but pointed out that she had forgotten to get dressed! We got a good laugh from that one! I told her to get back home and grab her camera. Nobody should be outside in their PJ's without one!
Natalie
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Jul 1, 2012 10:56 AM CST
Thanks Natalie! I tip my hat to you. I don't know if you remember but the photo is of a lily that I bought at Costco last spring, you know, one of the packaged ones, anyway it was supposed to be Fire and Fog and from my research that's not what it is. Anyway I got it to bloom inside and that's where the photo was taken. I planted it in the garden last May, I hope it blooms this year to see if there will be any change in the shape of the bloom, which I happen to think is very pretty. But I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Lovey dubby

The contest is just for fun but also for learning to be a better photographer. You can ask questions in a couple of threads, everyone is happy to help.

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