I'm shy, my name is Dot and I am a hemoholic.
Are you sure you want to hear my boring story? I am retired from building electronics for the F16 for 24 years. It was a privilege to be able to do this for my country for so long. Plus being able to be retired for 10 years now is awesome. I'm not rich but I am indeed blessed. I have a grown son who takes care of me and helps me with my daylily addiction. I also have 2 spoiled rotten cats that rule the roost.
My first love was tall bearded irises. I belonged to the Fort Worth Iris Society for many years, but got tired of going to meetings after a few years and dropped out. But I still love and grow my irises. All of my flower beds are full of irises. Due to only having a city lot I have no room for daylilies, SOOOOO I just grow them in pots all over the place. Actually they are much easier to weed like this. Most of them are planted in whiskey barrel size pots or at least tree size. I have no idea how many daylilies I have as I'm way too lazy to go out there and count them. I have no electronic programs to catalog them as this is just way too much trouble also. Can you say lazy and retired LOL? I would estimate that "maybe" I have about 150 varieties, they rotate in and out here so much it is impossible to keep an accurate count. I buy new varieties every year and pollinate and sell seeds on the auction, this supports my habit. I also sell irises in the early spring. Selling irises also helps me buy new daylilies LOL.
One year I decided to plant some seeds, because it just looked like fun. Well taking care of them was just too much work and space restrictions didn't let me grow too many, so now I just make seeds and let other people plant them LOL. Now wouldn't you just know that my best seedling is a plain old yellow one. My icon is my seedling, a cross of So Many Stars X Sherry Lane Carr.
Here is another seedling that I have named for my greatgrandaughter Alexandra Paige, not that it has extraordinary branching and budcount, I just like it and that is all that is important to me. It is a cross of Bold Encounter X So Many Stars. I plan on registering Alexandra Paige, when I get around to it. Then I will send her Mom a piece of it.
another seedling I have put my grandaughters name on, might register it, Rebecca Anne, (Sherry Candy X Princess Diana)
part of back raised iris beds
some of my irises
a spoiled rotten "Shadow" on the coffee table
I grow my own seedlings just for fun, I know they are just ordinary, but they are my babies.
Dot in Texas
A friend and I a few years ago.
Last but not least another rotten cat, Casper