It is really hard to sort through all I saw when I came to visit you Kevin.
I think what really stood out in my mind when I got home was the proof of your love of plants, and hybridizing them to see what you can get.
Thus the Broadleaf Plantain comes to mind. You took a common native plant and turned it into something very interesting. It is such a clear picture in my mind of the interesting dark leaves of your creation. I found it fascinating and lovely to look at. I'm not sure why that plant made such an impression on me? I didn't think to ask at the time how you got that unusual color into the plant?
Does that surprise you Kevin?
But then I start going through the photos I took while I was there.
This was the sweetest very tiny, unnamed daylily seedling. It touched my heart.
And how could I not fall in love with these seedlings?
Be still my heart
There are many more photos of your creations. All are amazing. But you showed me the work you are doing on hardy geraniums. Some of the tiny seedlings are already showing differences in leaf shape and color patterns.
Sidalcea, which I had never seen or heard of before. Another group of seedlings that are already showing varying leaf patterns. It was like looking at treasures in the making.
I got to see Sedum rubens 'Lizard' for the first time. What an interesting sedum. Is it an annual or perennial in our area?
Then there was the sempervivum seedlings. The semps of the future, right there in front of me. Wish I had taken a photo of the entire bed. I wonder which of those tiny things will become the new star of the sempervivum world?
New things keep coming to me each day. Each thought is like another treasure found. Thank you so much Kevin the for the most interesting day.
Oh, did I mention what a thrill it was to see S. 'Weirdo'?