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Acerbob
Oct 22, 2015 11:29 AM CST
Listed as "HOT" on the LA. James Hall has high bid of $340.00 on a Nan Ripley seedling. Wow!! Haven't seen one go for this much in a while that did not have Gaskins or Benz name on it. Is a nice looking flower, and has a few years under its belt.
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JWWC
Oct 22, 2015 11:36 AM CST
I saw that earlier. It shot up right when she listed it. I really think RANDY STEPHENS is a fantastic parent for red toothy blooms and doesn't seem to be used much.
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Mayo62
Oct 22, 2015 11:38 AM CST
OMG!!!! Blinking

http://www.daylily.com/cgi-bin/auction.cgi?seedlings&1446063...

I don't have a budget, but even I would never pay that much for a DL Hilarious!

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daylilydreams
Oct 22, 2015 11:44 AM CST
Looks like a great daylily seedling. I am sure the winner will put it to good use in hybridizing. I noticed it this morning and it still has six days to go before it closes. Way to go Nan! Thumbs up
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gardenglory
Oct 22, 2015 12:00 PM CST
Well it was the Gaskins who made the first bid, if that tells you anything, and its James Hall with the high bid, so its not a fluke. Its getting there tho Blinking . Curious if the Gaskins will step back in.
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Mayo62
Oct 22, 2015 12:01 PM CST
daylilydreams said: I am sure the winner will put it to good use in hybridizing.


Ah.. I was wondering already why somebody would pay so much more than a registrered SF would cost ...

Mayo

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Ahead
Oct 22, 2015 12:53 PM CST
Ah, gather around, all you young daylily enthusiasts, and let Grandpa Ahead tell you a foolish story or two.

A few years ago, a very tall TN friend and I decided to get in on the Gaskin fun. I think it was their second listings of seedlings, and the prices were going through the roof. My tall friend and I pooled our finances, and jumped into the bidding. We used his alias.

The bidding was fast and furious, and it was great fun to feel part of the excitement. We both had just finished a very profitable year, which allowed us to be dumb together. We ended up winning, and no, I won't tell you how much, and the plant was sent to my friend, with me getting a piece in the spring. It has been gorgeous for him, and reluctant for me. I have no seeds from it, and now never will.

The lesson here for all of you gathered around? If you want to have some dumb fun, find a rich friend (James, are you listening...lol), and join in the excitement!

Many times I will need to end a story to my many grandkids.....NEVER do what grandpa did....lol.

Gramps
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Name: Mayo
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Mayo62
Oct 22, 2015 1:01 PM CST
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Thank you for this wise lesson, oh Grandpa Ahead!



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Mayo
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JWWC
Oct 22, 2015 2:35 PM CST
Ahead said:Ah, gather around, all you young daylily enthusiasts, and let Grandpa Ahead tell you a foolish story or two.

A few years ago, a very tall TN friend and I decided to get in on the Gaskin fun. I think it was their second listings of seedlings, and the prices were going through the roof. My tall friend and I pooled our finances, and jumped into the bidding. We used his alias.

The bidding was fast and furious, and it was great fun to feel part of the excitement. We both had just finished a very profitable year, which allowed us to be dumb together. We ended up winning, and no, I won't tell you how much, and the plant was sent to my friend, with me getting a piece in the spring. It has been gorgeous for him, and reluctant for me. I have no seeds from it, and now never will.

The lesson here for all of you gathered around? If you want to have some dumb fun, find a rich friend (James, are you listening...lol), and join in the excitement!

Many times I will need to end a story to my many grandkids.....NEVER do what grandpa did....lol.

Gramps


Hey - I've gotten into my fair share of trouble though none of it daylily related and this auction is too rich for my blood. I really only pry the wallet open further than this for conversions. I'm kind of curious though, how a plant like this would perform in the south. Something that grows that kind of edge in the north may be bonkers in Florida. Similar to one that Guiru Zhang has (which may have RS as a parent as well)
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daylilydreams
Nov 1, 2015 11:24 AM CST
The Ripley future intro for 2017 closed at 457.33 the winning bid was by Alpha.
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Casshigh
Nov 1, 2015 4:03 PM CST
Gramps,
You might also inform those grandkids that you are spending their inheritance. Or, investing it.
David
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Name: Steve Todd
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Ahead
Nov 1, 2015 8:58 PM CST
Hahahahahaaaa

That's a lousy way to look at it...lol. Investing it, of course! There is always that risk that you have picked the wrong plant, but it doesn't happen often.
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beckygardener
Nov 1, 2015 10:53 PM CST
I am speechless ..... that's a lot of moola for a future intro .... Whistling
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Mayo62
Nov 2, 2015 3:08 AM CST
now hope that it will survive the winter... Blinking
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floota
Nov 2, 2015 10:27 AM CST
Nan lives in Zone 4, if I'm not mistaken, so winter hardiness should be no problem!
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Gleni
Dec 29, 2015 9:39 AM CST
I didn't know daylilies had a Futures Market. Smiling
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Mayo62
Dec 29, 2015 2:59 PM CST
Gleni said:I didn't know daylilies had a Futures Market. Smiling


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