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Name: Roger & Karen
Birmingham, Al (Zone 7a)
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Diggerofdirt
Nov 22, 2020 9:09 PM CST
This seedling is Groovy Green x Indian Pumpkin
Seedling is on top
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The next is Ruffles have Ripples x Sheza Heartbreaker seedling is on bottom
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Mask of Time x Boundless Beauty seedling is on bottom and is the same bloom different times of day
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The next two seedlings are on top. The cross is Shipwreck Cove x Louder than Thunder
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Lastly is Janet and Bill x Emerald Starburst seedling is on bottom
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Name: Char
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Char
Dec 11, 2020 6:56 PM CST

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I've been wanting to get back to this thread for a few... weeks *Blush*
Deciding what to keep and what to toss is so difficult. You have some beauties Karen! Really nice form and color on the Ruffles Have Ripples X Sheza Heartbreaker seedling. Love the top right Shipwreck Cove X Louder Than Thunder seedling. The edge is crazy! Super wide and dark..what to cross it with is the next question Smiling

I have 3 rotating seedling beds, #1 has this years newly planted sdlgs (2020), #2 has last years planted seedlings (2019) that bloomed the first time this year and #3 had the seedlings on their 2nd year blooming (planted 2018) and is now empty waiting for this years seeds/sdlgs to be planted in spring. When I think of surviving the cut I think of those sdlgs that were moved to the keeper bed after their 2nd blooming year and escaped the compost heap from the now empty bed #3. Here's a few of them...

First group is from sdlg 16-52 crossed with different pod parents,
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nothing real exciting simply potential bridge plants worth a chance at this point.
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Second group are all Crystal Castes X Dimes in the Jukebox.

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Name: Tim
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Lyshack
Dec 11, 2020 7:35 PM CST
I can't believe I didn't reply to this the first time around. I must have been busy, and never circled back.

I really like Digger's Shipwreck Cove x Louder than Thunder. I like the way the two seedlings are lined up with the parent they lean toward just a bit more. It kind of gives you clues toward how the genetics are working. I've always kind of liked those "smudgy-eyed" daylilies like Shipwreck Cove. And I've personally been working on my orange seedlings, and Groovy Green x Indian Pumpkin is a beauty, I think.

Char, I love seeing the different kids for your seedling. It kind of looks like the last three might be from the same sculpted parent. Again, I'm always fascinated looking at kids and visually analyzing the blooms versus the parents. Love the eye zones on Crystal Castes X Dimes in the Jukebox kids. The last two have Dimes' compact, round, bright green throat, which glow against the darker colors. Each one a keeper for sure.
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
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Zoia
Dec 11, 2020 11:50 PM CST
I agree with Larry and Char, my favorite Digger seedlings are the Shipwreck Cove and Louder than Thunder kids, both gorgeous!
Char, the Crystal Castle set is lovely, especially the last two! I'm partial to darks and purples and those are amazing. I also love the third seedling in the first set, with it's warm Persimmon and Raspberry coloring and the form is very nice too
Name: Roger & Karen
Birmingham, Al (Zone 7a)
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Diggerofdirt
Dec 12, 2020 9:53 AM CST
Thanks you all.
Char all are beauties. The next to last one is my favorite.
Thanks for commenting. I also have a three year cull.
Unfortunately i have never did any flowers of my own. I have started seeds and we also inherited alot of the Georges seedlings. I am the collector and Roger makes crosses and i make suggestions.
I know how but my yard isnt large enough for us both playing bees. I have a few more that will never register or leave this house of ours. And some that will be given away or burnt because they arent worthy.
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Name: Jan Wax
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janwax
Dec 12, 2020 1:14 PM CST
Wow, some beauties, Char, Roger and Karen ! Hurray! Hurray! I hope to have some DL seedlings to show in a year or two.
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Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
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Char
Dec 12, 2020 6:51 PM CST

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Thanks everyone for the nice comments and thumbs.
Smiling I play bee way to much Karen! I have cut back from making 8 - 10,000 seed a year to 5 - 6,000 and this year only did 4,000+. Picking which 3,000 to plant was a huge winter project and I'm getting to old to dig 2900 rejects anymore. I have about 2500 picked for this year to plant..... few less rejects to dig Rolling on the floor laughing
The last 2 in the 16-52 group have the same pod parent, other 3 are all different. The Dimes kids were a pleasant surprise. I haven't used Dimes much... D'Oh! will fix that this year. There are seeds in the fridge from Dimes X these 2 half sibs (same pollen parent) and a few other crosses.

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The first could be rather predictable, although there might be bicolors in the mix.
Second one is an odd one with the strange shaped applique & cristation. Hoping for better opening/recurve and maybe applique, cristation, deeper base color Thinking Shrug!

Name: Roger & Karen
Birmingham, Al (Zone 7a)
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Diggerofdirt
Dec 12, 2020 7:05 PM CST
Love them. What do you call it when the sepals are longer than the petals? I dont think i have ever the term used. Cultivars like Coit Tower, the last one on Chars post. They are distinctive.
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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Dec 12, 2020 9:31 PM CST
Beautiful seedlings, Char I tip my hat to you. You are an inspiration!
I find my small efforts challenging, I cannot imagine dealing with thousands of seedlings.

I, too, love the green throats on the last two seedlings in your first post. They really pop against the purple.
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Eagleriver
Dec 13, 2020 5:42 AM CST
Char love that first seedling with the perfect triangle of color
Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
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Char
Dec 13, 2020 6:48 PM CST

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I don't know why it posted twice Eagle, but I fixed it. Smiling

Thanks again for the comments and thumbs. Valerie, your "small efforts" have produced some gorgeous seedlings! You should post some of your favorites that made the cut. I know I'd like to see them.

I'm not sure the long sepals have a name Karen. Shrug! My sdlg just isn't open properly, sepals sticking out and petals slightly cupped making the sepals look really long. Bridge plants, you love 'em for the cool stuff and hold your nose at the bad. Whistling I do remember the first registered cv I saw with freaky long sticking out sepals...Dan Hansen's 2007 Alien Landing. Blinking A look that combines recurved petals and flat sepals.

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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Dec 14, 2020 8:40 AM CST
Thank You! I will, Char. I am almost finished sorting and labelling my photos from July and August, so I will make note of which photos to post.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Dec 14, 2020 8:48 AM CST
touchofsky,
Just wondering what is involved in your process of sorting and labelling of photos from July and August? If I don't label my photos as soon as I enter them in the computer I would be afraid to trust my memory to do it correctly. My photo's just receive the name of the cultivar and are automatically placed in a folder for that month. My camera does put the date on the photo also. I do sometimes add short notes to the title on the photo.
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Dec 14, 2020 8:58 AM CST
I keep a small notebook in my pocket and when I start photographing I write the date. Then I list the number of the photo, the cross initials and the number of the cross.
I could never trust my memory Hilarious!


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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Dec 14, 2020 2:48 PM CST
I took the plunge this fall and registered my first daylily. I have a couple I am hoping to register next year. Here is the one from this year.


Madawaska Mist (Siloam Fine Art x Unknown)
25", 2 7/8", 3 branches, 22 buds
This is a great rebloomer. This starting blooming on July 20th, and was still blooming on October 22nd. We had a hard frost then and that finished it, but there were still buds left.

One I am watching for next year
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Baby Blues x Heavenly Blues
I will post a few more as I finish sorting my photos.
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Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
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Char
Dec 14, 2020 6:23 PM CST

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Hurray! Congratulations on your first registration. So cute with what sounds like great plant habits, rebloom plus bud count. Love the pattern too. Thumbs up
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
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Zoia
Dec 14, 2020 8:07 PM CST
It's beautiful! Such a great color...I love Siloam Fine Art, a nice parent...I just ordered one for next year. Are you planning on growing Madawaska Mist to sell or is she for home use only?
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Dec 14, 2020 9:48 PM CST
Thank You! Char and Zoia for your lovely comments!

I have used her pollen quite a bit and should see blooming seedlings from her next year. She is a very good pollen parent and I am very curious to see what her seedlings look like. I have not used her for pods as often. As for selling, I haven't figured all that out yet Hilarious!


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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Dec 15, 2020 12:35 PM CST
Here is a funny story. When I first started pollen dabbing, I did a Siloam Fine Art x Dragon Dreams cross. When I picked that pod, there was a bee pod, also. I picked it, too. I started both and only ended up with one surviving seedling from each (I am not sure how many seeds I started, I would have to check my notes). Both seedlings prospered, but the bee pod ended up to be the best seedling Hilarious!
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Siloam Fine Art x Dragon Dreams
I like this seedling, however, it doesn't have the good plant habit of Madawaska Mist. It has a lower bud count and hasn't rebloomed. I moved it to a better place, and hoping it improves!

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Baby Blues x Heavenly Blues #5 (sibling to the cross above)

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Siloam Tiny Tim x Blue Alert #3

A few more to come, still sorting photos.





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Name: Tim
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Lyshack
Dec 15, 2020 6:41 PM CST
Congratulations on Madawaska Mist, Valerie. It's a gorgeous little bloom and love the idea that it reblooms so well for you in Ontario! That's fantastic!

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