Day Two at the AHS Region 1 Annual Meeting

By LarryR
August 10, 2015

This article is a continuation of the diary I kept at my first official daylily meeting.

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Aug 9, 2015 6:21 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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I think I would have still been there, Larry, every picture you post is simply beautiful. I love the green throats, something I wasn't very much in awe of till you started your hybridizing adventure. Now I want all of them, especially that pale pink near the end of Nan's group. Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Can't wait for the next one.
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Aug 10, 2015 9:02 AM CST
Name: Becky
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Larry - I was laughing at the 2 tables being hastily reserved after you sat at one the first day. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing That was so funny!!! *Blush* Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

I am enjoying your adventures! You are a wonderful writer. Next time, take a video camera and post it to YouTube and post the links in your articles. I am enjoying all the photos, but I want to see and hear MORE!!! There is just too much to see in just a few photos! Ha, ha!

Looking at the large beds of seedlings, I was wondering how the hybridizers get around to even evaluate each seedling? Is there narrow paths between rows of seedlings? I was amazed at how many seedlings they packed into a bed. I can only dream that MY seedling beds will look like that some day in the future! Mine are all tiny seedlings. Obviously, I am not doing something right. Sighing!

Seems like you and Siri have quite the love-hate relationship going on there! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! What an enjoyable article!

AND what a coincidence that you ran into a former grant winner from UI that you knew! Small world! Glad to hear he is into researching Spring Sickness. We need more daylily researchers .... Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up

Can't wait for your adventure articles to continue .... Looking forward to the next installment!
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Aug 10, 2015 11:25 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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I do believe in kismet. How wonderful that your table hopping took you to someone that your office once supported. Like Sharon, I am loving the green throats. They just seem to be so vibrant. Siri needs to get her act together, lol!
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Aug 11, 2015 10:36 AM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
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Thanks, all, for your kind comments. I tip my hat to you.

Becky, I was wondering the same thing. There are paths, but they're very narrow. If I were in one of those beds doing some hybridizing, I'd be afraid I'd break off some of the pods that were already formed. The paths were mulched, but not heavily. Weeding must present somewhat of a problem as well, even with the mulch. Then there's all the dead heading to be done when expecting visitors.
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Aug 12, 2015 5:35 PM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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