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Aug 30, 2016 8:36 PM CST
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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The sun never sets on the Kingdom of the Daylily.

Welcome to the start of the blooming of the Southern Hemisphere where, we of the other side of the world show our booming blooms in Season 2016-2017.

My first has flowered today on the last day of August. Spring is next month although you mightn't notice: we don't seem to have a winter anymore.

This is PURPLE RIOT's first ever bloom for me. It is one of the Australian Nunan's cultivars. It hasn't opened fully yet in the overcast conditions. But I thought I would let you see it first before the cockatoos do.
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This was last season:
The thread "Southern Hemisphere beauties 2015-16" in Daylilies forum
The problem is that when you are young your life it is ruined by your parents. When you are older it is ruined by your children.
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Aug 30, 2016 8:45 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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You sure are getting an early start on spring this year Glen! I like the intensity of that color.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Aug 30, 2016 9:06 PM CST
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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It is nice to think that daylilyseason is just starting somewhere in the world Hurray!
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Aug 31, 2016 3:39 AM CST
Name: bron
NSW-Qld border Australia
18 yr old in my subtropical garden!
A beautiful colour Glen. Nice it is blooming before the meltdown temperatures start.

Today I had a purple NOID partly open. Was waiting for it to fully open then take a pic of it next to my La Iris GARNET STORM DANCER which has nice blooms on it and is a similar colour. But it didn't open any more.

I almost picked up a small snake today when finished remaking a compost heap. I have been careful but gardeners...
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Aug 31, 2016 4:11 AM CST
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
(Lee Reinke X Rose F Kennedy) X Unk
Amaryllis Hybridizer Canning and food preservation Lilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids
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I can hardly wait to see your blooms Bron.
The problem is that when you are young your life it is ruined by your parents. When you are older it is ruined by your children.
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Aug 31, 2016 5:44 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Aug 31, 2016 6:36 AM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
So happy to hear! That is so very exciting! I always look forward to the start of the daylily bloom season with great anticipation. Hope you will have a fantastic season, Gleni and Bron.

Gleni, what is the bird in your profile pic?
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Aug 31, 2016 6:51 AM CST
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
(Lee Reinke X Rose F Kennedy) X Unk
Amaryllis Hybridizer Canning and food preservation Lilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Pollen collector Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plays in the sandbox Sedums Seed Starter
Karen, it is a male Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles. They are nesting outside my bedroom window.

Added photo to show avatar which was changed one day.
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Aug 31, 2016 6:54 AM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Your home is really cool! Do you get all kinds of wildlife showing up on your property?
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Aug 31, 2016 7:03 AM CST
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
(Lee Reinke X Rose F Kennedy) X Unk
Amaryllis Hybridizer Canning and food preservation Lilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Pollen collector Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plays in the sandbox Sedums Seed Starter
Karen, the island has much natural vegetation and the fauna is still quite common. But clearing is starting to get worrying because land is cheap.
The problem is that when you are young your life it is ruined by your parents. When you are older it is ruined by your children.
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Aug 31, 2016 10:02 AM CST
Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
Region: California
Gleni said:It hasn't opened fully yet in the overcast conditions. But I thought I would let you see it first before the cockatoo's do.


Just curious, Glen, what are your daytime highs and nighttime lows right now? Humidity? What would those numbers typically be at peak bloom? I have no concept of Zone 12a.

A couple of weeks ago we watched a documentary on Australia, Crocodile Dundee, and in the early "Outback" sequences there were huge flocks of Cockatoos everywhere, like seagulls at a landfill. I felt your pain.
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Aug 31, 2016 11:58 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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I am so glad that we get to new see blooms all year long! Nice start Glen with Purple Riot Smiling
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Aug 31, 2016 7:16 PM CST
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
(Lee Reinke X Rose F Kennedy) X Unk
Amaryllis Hybridizer Canning and food preservation Lilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids
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Ken, this is a historical climate summary of my area. Alas, I haven't the faintest if 12a is correct. But it can be very hot and wet and humid. I tried to find a corresponding area in the US. The data is in centigrade and millimetres. Temp 9.5-29.4, rainfall 1840mm, humidity 60%.

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/...

The Southeast of Queensland is one of the most biodiverse regions in Australia. It is humid subtropical or warm humid.

Peak daylily blooming is late October to early November.

In Australia, today is officially the first day of spring, 1 September. Happy SPRING all!
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Sep 3, 2016 5:15 AM CST
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
I'm a couple days late, but Happy Spring!
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Sep 3, 2016 1:25 PM CST
South Central Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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Please keep posting your daylilies! I am already going through daylily bloom withdraw since my season is pert near over. I do have 3 new scapes still to bloom! However, I know it will be a few months before I have bloom like you are starting to have.

Cynthia
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Sep 3, 2016 3:35 PM CST
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
(Lee Reinke X Rose F Kennedy) X Unk
Amaryllis Hybridizer Canning and food preservation Lilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Pollen collector Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plays in the sandbox Sedums Seed Starter
Cynthia, I can see several more scapes now coming up. I love this time of the year. I just bounce out of bed.

As well I have planted plants from Bron and I have seeds coming from Tasmania from Della.
The problem is that when you are young your life it is ruined by your parents. When you are older it is ruined by your children.
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Sep 3, 2016 4:48 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
What is that fascinating flower in your avatar Glen?
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Sep 3, 2016 9:22 PM CST
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
(Lee Reinke X Rose F Kennedy) X Unk
Amaryllis Hybridizer Canning and food preservation Lilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Pollen collector Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plays in the sandbox Sedums Seed Starter
Ann, it is a local native: Everlasting Daisy or Paper Daisy Bracteantha bracteata. However, there are many cultivars of it now throughout the world. It is one of my favourite plants and grows amongst my daylilies. I have to watch them, though, because they can be vigorous and crowding.

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Sep 4, 2016 2:54 PM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
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Yes, that flower in your avatar is awesome, Glen Smiling
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Sep 4, 2016 7:42 PM CST
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
(Lee Reinke X Rose F Kennedy) X Unk
Amaryllis Hybridizer Canning and food preservation Lilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Pollen collector Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plays in the sandbox Sedums Seed Starter
My SFE of PURPLE RIOT.




It was frustrating waiting to photograph the bloom. I had to wait till the Masked Plovers with their recently hatched, spoilt babies left the front yard.
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