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Mar 11, 2015 7:42 AM CST
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
"Have no patience for bare ground"
It seem like there wasn't much time for "bud Counting" last season. Here are the ones that did the best in my garden. Please feel free to add yours, regardless if it is one or twenty five.
Autumn King 56,50,44,38,32,26
Ah Youth 48 - there were three other scapes between 38 and 42.
Gudrid 45,42,34,33,22
Ron Wilson's Online Garden Party 42, 34,31,24,21,21,16
Lavender blue Baby 41
Lavender Stardust 40
August Flame 40,27,23,20
Lavender Heartthrob 37
Ruby Stella 37,37,32,24
North Wind Dancer 36,35,21 @ 48" tall + 6"
Pack Hunter 36,32
Illini Jackpot 35,31,29,28
Raspberry Ripple Cupcake 33
Red Fascination 32,17
Holly Dancer 32,30
Caesar's Head 31,28,16,15
Hot Scheme 30
Cajun Sunshine 29,28,27
Self Determination 29,25,15,13
Entrapment 29,20
Priceless 28 only scape
Sears Tower 28,24,19,15
Sherwood Gladiator 28,17,15,12,10
Snowflake Empress 28 @ 37" tall + 9"
Inimitable 28,17,16
Carolina June Bug 27,19 @ 37" tall + 12"
Bryan Cook Memorial 27,26,20,15,15,10
Bridgeton Elegance 27,26,20,11

What a coincidence! Evenly divided 14 dip - 14 tet.
Bud count 36 and above have eleven plants, nine of which are dips.


Bryan Cook Memorial
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Self Determination
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Ron Wilson's Online Garden Party
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Lavender Heartthrob
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Holly Dancer
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Mar 11, 2015 8:07 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Heucheras Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Boy Mike, you get wonderful bud count. Lavender Blue Baby never gives me more than 18 to 20. You must have very good soil. I don't pay all that much attention to bud count. I really don't keep track of it. Maybe I should.
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Mar 11, 2015 8:14 AM CST
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
"Have no patience for bare ground"
Cindy, I know it is a lot to do. I will be concentrating on tagging my crosses this year which will take more time than counting buds. I don't count all the scapes, just the ones that are doing the best on each plants. Your Ruby Stella is something else.
robinseeds.com
"Life as short as it

























is, is amazing, isn't it. MichaelBurton

"Be your best you".
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Mar 11, 2015 10:17 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Heucheras Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Yes that one is a good bloomer. It blooms well for me too.
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Mar 11, 2015 2:55 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Florida's east coast (Zone 9a)
Birds Bromeliad Garden Photography Daylilies Region: Florida Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Tropicals
Last year was so disillusioning that I didn't even keep bud counts. They were not representative of what the cultivars usually produce and it wasn't worth the work to document what I knew was a crappy year. If I had started with daylilies in 2013, 2014 would have been enough to pull the plants out and replace with something not called a daylily. However, I found flower pictures from Denver (moved from there in 1984)--one was a pretty yellow daylily picture from my last garden there. Been growing them for a long, long time!!
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Mar 11, 2015 4:52 PM CST
Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Garden Art Region: Minnesota Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2
Wow, Mike, you have some really different sounding plants. I really love Self Determination so I will have to look up some of the other names you have. I have several that really bloom their heads off, but can only think of Banana Peel, Matt, Old Barnyard Rooster and New Series off hand. They just seem to go on forever and are such pretty flowers. I will have to try and keep a bud count this year, but I am usually too lazy for that sort of thing. Whistling Whistling Whistling Whistling
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