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Feb 12, 2011 3:57 PM CST
|For those of you not on the mother robin.... here is a post I made today.|
I was at a friend's house a few days ago, and Curt stopped in to have dinner with us on his way south to Birmingham. He had his new catalog with him. Once again, another outstanding group of flowers! I remember seeing many of them in the garden during the selection process. I don't have a clue when the website will be updated, as I don't think that work has been started. However, the catalogs are printed and should be arriving shortly if you are on his mailing list.
Inside the front cover is a lovely photo of Curt's dog Hex.
The sculptural forms that Curt works with are so much fun. I have quite a few of his past intros that are cristated, pleated or relief. And several seedlings of my own. I'm not sure which type of sculpting I prefer - I like them all. I am also a huge fan of the sculpts that pleat so much the petals stand straight up, and curl around forming a tube-like structure. I've heard people say that they don't open right - but they do open for that type of form. Curt's 'Nude Yoga' would be one example of what I am talking about. It was on the cover of his 2010 catalog.
Having so much snow this winter.... spring cannot come soon enough!
This seeding of mine (a cross of two Hanson's) has the extreme pleating that rolls back and forms a tube. Wish I could post this on the mother robin - but no photos there!
If my photos were better organized, I could find a photo of Nude Yoga.....
Mar 8, 2011 6:03 AM CST
|I think that Nude Yoga is odd to say the least but it is growing on me. I am going to hear him speak at Lexington on Monday. He does have some great plants.|
Mar 8, 2011 6:54 AM CST
|I have seen it bloom for several years, as it went through the evaluation process at Curt's. Nude Yoga is on my wish list. When you see the flower, the name Nude Yoga makes perfect sense. I really want it to cross with my seedling pictured above. |
I also would like to have Mother Upduff and Betty Harwood.
My Mac went bad, and I am in the middle of getting my new one going. I have not connected my hard drive that has all my photos on, so I still can't show you a photo of it.
Mar 10, 2011 4:22 PM CST
|BGM, oh how I wish I lived a little closer. I would love to see Curt's presentation. Have fun !|
I have seen Nude Yoga in person. Not only is it a beautiful flower, but the plant is amazing ! Tall with some of the most wonderful branching and foliage. I couldn't help but purchase it last fall, so will be anxious to see it bloom here and, I will of course, be making crosses with it !
Jules, What a cool seedling you have. Is it related at all ?
Mar 10, 2011 6:01 PM CST
|Sunny, I would have to look up Nude Yoga parents .... mine is Rock Lobster x Roaring Fork. So still 100% Hanson lines.|
Mar 10, 2011 8:41 PM CST
|I checked on Nude Yoga parentage. |
Rock Lobster x People's Pleasure Park. So you have half sibs. That says something for what you can do with Rock Lobster !
Mar 19, 2011 4:49 PM CST
|I should get Rock Lobster again. I really like it. I miss so many of the plants I used to have. But, I just cannot take care of more than I have now.|
I wish I could have been at Curt's talk in Lexington. His talks are always interesting and thought provoking. I love his 'eye' with a camera lens. His talks always have a sprinkling of fabulous non-Daylily photos that illustrate his points.
I think he is speaking this weekend somewhere in NY or New England.
Mar 20, 2011 6:46 PM CST
|Curt will be speaking on March 26th at the Finger Lakes Daylily Society in western New York. |
BGM, how was the Lexington meeting ?
Mar 31, 2011 4:42 AM CST
|Well, it took me long enough lol. I have been busy and forgotten about this thread. The meeting was excellent. He is a very good speaker. He had a ton of pics. He also spoke about companion plants which I enjoyed because I grow several other perennials. |
I have won one of his plants on the LA WATERPOCKET FOLD. Anyone growing it?
Apr 27, 2011 8:43 PM CST
|Wanted to let everyone know that Curt Hanson's 2011 website is now up ! crintonic.com|
Apr 28, 2011 12:47 AM CST
|I guess I should say, www.crintonic.com|
Jul 10, 2011 5:15 PM CST
|Oh oh. I only have one Hanson intro that I can think of and that is PRIMAL SCEAM. We have a discussion and pictures currently going of Hanson intros on another forum I am a member of so was very glad to see the link, especially of the 2011 intros. I looked very quickly but will be going back to look again.|
Jul 12, 2011 6:24 PM CST
|I am making the nearly 3 hour drive to Curt's tomorrow. Leaving at 5 a.m. so we will arrive around 8 and not miss a minute of them in the morning light....|
The drive up is long, but Curt is doing such different things with forms. The sculpted forms have been my favorites since I went from paying $5 for daylilies to $200 for Supreme Empire in 1996. To this day, it remains in my top 5. I have been collecting all types of sculpts ever since then. He does cristated, relief, and pleated... Often in the same flower.
Jul 12, 2011 7:35 PM CST
|I know you will have a great time!|
Jul 13, 2011 1:10 PM CST
|Have fun Juli!! Cant wait to see pictures!!! |
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Jul 16, 2011 12:32 PM CST
|I realised today I have three Hanson intros. Primal Scream, which I love. Jerry Hyatt which I received as a bonus plant and that is ok but not a great favoite. And last, Water Pocket Fold which I got because it is a late bloomer. Has it's first flower open today which I posted in the late bloomers thread.|
Jul 20, 2011 10:41 AM CST
|Here is JERRY HYATT one of my Hanson intros. |
Jul 20, 2011 11:38 AM CST
|That must be a noon or later photo.... Jerry looks best early in the morning when all the spots and cool patterns show up. |
Sorry it is not one of your favorites. I absolutely love it.... But then, it was named for my brother.
I am using my iPad now, and can't post photos with it. Later today, when I sit down at my Mac, I will try to remember to post a couple pics of it showing the typical patterns it shows. It has been a great parent for strange patterns.
Jul 20, 2011 1:12 PM CST
|Well, first off I don't hybridize so I never judge a flower by its parentage potential. I don't remember exactly when the picture was taken but it is excessively hot and I don't get up or take pictures truely early, early. I have never seen it look much different than it looks there. |
I would love to see your pictures. And I am not trying to be difficult. I have thrown many a daylily out of my garden that I decided I didn't care for while other people raved about how beautiful it was. Different tastes for different folks.
For instance earlier in another post you were saying how you love sculpted daylilies, I do know many people are just crazy for them. I am afraid I don't like them. Doesn't look right to me. Doesn't mean anything, just different personal tastes. Thank goodness there are so many daylilies so everyone can have their own favorites.
Jul 20, 2011 2:41 PM CST
|Rita - I understand. That's the way I feel about the big edges. You love Karol's and they are not my style. Everyone has their "thing" in daylilies!|
Most people don't understand the sculpted forms. They think they don't open -- but it's such a different form from what they are used to. Most of them **are** ugly --- now --- but I think they will lead to some thing new that we just don't know about yet.
One of the many faces of the daylily Jerry Hyatt
and another that shows more of the leopard spots that I love so much.