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Nov 5, 2015 8:26 PM CST
|"I'm so excited and I just can't hide it |
I'm about to lose control and I think I like it
I'm so excited and I just can't hide it
And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know I want ....
TO GROW DAYLILIES FROM SEEDS!
That's about describing my current condition right now!
Can't wait to start my daylily seeds that I got on the LA this past month. I am going crazy with excitement and joy eventhough I don't have anything yet. What is wrong with me? Just thinking and dreaming of the possibilities make me and . I can't stop thinking about it. Just wondering if anyone out there is in the same excited state?? Or has anyone ever had this experience before? Or am I just nuts??
Nov 5, 2015 8:27 PM CST
|Glad you're so excited! Which seeds did you get?|
Nov 5, 2015 8:33 PM CST
You can't be nuts because I am and you are never at the meetings. I get to use that line a lot...lol. Life is all about being excited about what's to come. Daylily seeds fit into that picture perfectly. Joyfully looking forward!
President of the club,
Nov 6, 2015 4:21 PM CST
|I got some really exciting crosses from the purchases, I think. Even if I don't get nice flowers from them, they may make very good parents. I just love the daylilies that were used as parents for these seeds so I am very hopeful. |
These are the crosses I got:
MEMORIES OF OZ X LILLIAN'S VAPOR TRAIL from Lighthousegal
STARMAN'S QUEST X LILLIAN'S VAPOR TRAIL from Lighthousegal
Ruckus X Vampire Academy from Ruby
Buffalo Thunder X Black to the Future from Daylilyparadise
Fangs to You X Dr. Celia Stump from Jet
Mystery Bag from Ahead
I am very excited of all the crosses but the one that I look most forward to is the seeds I got from Steve Todd (Ahead). At the time, I was seeking seeds with tet RFK as a parent or grandparent. It was so happened that he offered 5 seeds from his "keeper" mystery bag that have tet RFK in its background. I jumped on it and luckily I won. Sooo happy at my second win. But the good news didn't end there. Well, the offer was for 5 seeds but instead I got 5 crosses, each with 4-5 seeds. I was jumping for joy. Steve. Here are the crosses I got:
Tet RFK x Vicki Josephine1 X Curt's Gift
Tet RFK x Vicki Josephine1 X Carolina Cool Down
Tet RFK x Vicki Josephine2 X Confessions of a Hemaholic
Tet RFK x Vicki Josephine2 X Mermaid's Spell
Tet RFK x Vicki Josephine2 X High Watermark
I know it will be at least 2-3 years before I see anything. I just hope that I can get them to germinate and grow as seedlings next year. It will be a fun and excitingn journey for sure.
Nov 6, 2015 4:25 PM CST
kousa said:I got some really exciting crosses from the purchases, I think. Even if I don't get nice flowers from them, they may make very good parents. I just love the daylilies that were used as parents for these seeds so I am very hopeful.
That's a fine looking list of seeds to plant!
Nov 6, 2015 5:25 PM CST
They're all nice, but that batch from Steve contains some very advanced material, which will rival anything available.
Best of luck - you've got a great start. With decent care, and late-winter sowing under lights, I don't see any reason why you shouldn't see most of them bloom in the spring of '17.
Nov 6, 2015 5:49 PM CST
|Very nice! Those should give you some very pretty sdlgs. Picked up a few seeds from Steve's TRFK X Vickie 2 last year on the LA, they grew well this year and should bloom next July. |
Finally finished sorting the seed list for planting later this winter .....yes, I'm getting excited too!
Nov 6, 2015 7:12 PM CST
Who comes up with this stuff...lol. I like all your wins, Karen...looks like you are on your way! I may have gone a little overboard, with over 100 pods each of both TETRFK x Vicki seedlings. Crossing with Davi's stunning cultivars has long been a goal of mine.
May you get beautiful seedlings!