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.
Larry - I was laughing at the 2 tables being hastily reserved after you sat at one the first day. That was so funny!!!
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.
Seems like you and Siri have quite the love-hate relationship going on there! 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 ....
Can't wait for your adventure articles to continue .... Looking forward to the next installment!
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!
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!