I'd love to see some pics of pods through the stages of "ripening". This is my VERY FIRST year of playing with pollenating daylilies. I'm reading up on as much as I can. However, I don't seem to find many pictures of a good vs. bad signs along the way. I just read today that the pods will begin to turn a pale green as they ripen. Some of mine are doing that and, until now, I figured they were turning "bad". I guess I expected them to go from the bright green to brown. Here are some pictures of some of my 400+ pods in the garden. Had to include my best looking plant "Velvet Beads". (sorry not the greatest pictures.)
Questions: When the pod is mis-formed (as in one of the pics), should I be concerned?
Question: When some of the spent flower leaves a dried shell (usually small pieces), should I remove that or just let nature take its course?
Question: I know dips must pollenate with dips and tets with tets. I see some sites put (tet.) before the plant name. ie. tet. Barbara Mitchell. I have Barbara Mitchell. I don't believe it stated "tet" in the name when I bought it. Does it matter when using it to pollenate?