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Aug 3, 2016 11:36 AM CST
|So a couple of weeks ago I stopped at a local nursery to see what they had and picked up 2 plants. I noticed that one of their plants was mislabeled at "Lacey Doily" because it was totally different than what I have. It was the only plant that they had in that section and I looked at the other labels and none of them matched up. It was a really cute flower and I really kind of wanted it.|
In the meantime I bought "Bakabana" and loved it wanted a second one. So today I stopped in and they had a bunch of the flower upfront. Again there is this cute little one mislabeled and I look to see what else is there,.... a beautiful Daring Deception was blooming and it was totally mislabeled as "Little Anna Rosa" so I jump online real quick and sure enough that other cute one is "Little Anna Rosa."
The owner happened to be there and we started chatting and I told him about the mislabeling and he told me how he gets his daylilies from a local small nursery and how he is always picking random ones for lack of knowing otherwise. He invited me to help him make a selection next April when it is time to order them...... I think he was impressed that I owned about 120 different varieties.
So then we are inside and I am telling him how I love bud-builders, and we are comparing the scapes and I am like, wow, it looks like "Little Anna Rosa" could be a bud-builder. He is impressed by that little bit of info about what a bud-builder is.
So home I come and go to add "Little Anna Rosa" to my data base and low and behold, guess what?????? It is a bud-builder!!!!!! A year ago, I would have been clueless!!!
Aug 3, 2016 12:05 PM CST
|How nice of you! Great story.|
Aug 3, 2016 3:08 PM CST
|Lovely story. My dream is something similar. That someone could be seriously interested in speaking about DLs!|
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallis.info
Aug 3, 2016 5:32 PM CST
|Great story, Heidi. this forum is very educational. I have learned so much since I joined a year ago. I also now have many more daylilies As well as adding cultivars, I have grown them from seed, and now have a 'nursery' on the go. Also, I started pollen dabbing, so have pods forming on my daylilies ... I have turned into a complete addict, but at least a more knowledgeable one !|
Aug 3, 2016 6:13 PM CST
|Without my online friends I wouldn't have anyone to talk to about daylilies. Oh my neighbours love them but they tend to see them purely as colours of the spectrum. ("I love your red one" - when there are actually seven different reds flowering).|
Aug 4, 2016 7:29 AM CST
|@touchofsky I hate to break it to you, but you have caught the "daylily bug", for which there is no cure.|
Aug 4, 2016 8:44 PM CST
Jessie6162 said:@touchofsky I hate to break it to you, but you have caught the "daylily bug", for which there is no cure.
I know, and I am a hopeless case
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
There's a place of quiet rest !
Aug 4, 2016 10:41 PM CST
|Love your story Heidi.|
Glen, I am with you.
Valerie good luck with your endeavors.
Wish I had more time in the garden.
"Life as short as it is, is amazing isn't it ?" Michael Burton
"Be your best you".
Aug 4, 2016 11:17 PM CST
|Heidi - Here's hoping the owner gifts you a daylily plant or two next year when you help him make the cultivar choices to order for his nursery. |
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