Daylilies forum: Posting my first pic (I hope!)

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Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Dec 17, 2016 5:14 PM CST
Fred, congratulations! Two of them! How awesome, and all your blooms take my breath away!
I are sooooo smart!
Name: Donald
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needrain
Dec 17, 2016 6:34 PM CST
spunky1 said:Thanks for the kudos Mary, I was a little shocked that it came in #6 for highest number of votes this year, there are a lot of good daylilies nominated each year and I am just glad I had two win this year. The other was not in the top twenty (LILLIAN'S JACK TEMPLE).


What was the award? 'Lillian's Vapor Trail' is a wonderful garden plant. I'm pleased to see that it's being recognized.
Donald
Name: Fred Manning
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spunky1
Dec 18, 2016 5:55 AM CST
The award is an Honorable Mention which is the first step towards the Stout Medal.
Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Dec 18, 2016 7:50 AM CST
"My biggest problem is that I never know if they are good enough, compared to all of the southern growers. And even if I really like them, I am always reluctant to boastabout them just in case they won't be as nice anywhere else. I have shared plants with other people, but would feel bad if I actually sold them and they don't perform well."

Deryll, you sound like a good and conscientious person. I'll bet there are people on this forum that would help with all your indecision. Just the fact that you mention the word boast, makes ME want to see them!
I are sooooo smart!
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Dec 19, 2016 6:38 AM CST
Most people are reluctant to register that first daylily including myself. I hybridized for almost a decade before registering my first, and visiting the Florida hybridizers did not help. I new I would never catch up to them and my mentor and friend Jack Temple said "just do your own thing" and the flowers will come. Your only competing with yourself, and that will be your worse enemy.
Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Dec 19, 2016 6:59 AM CST
Fred some of us can only hope to be half as successful as you have been. Everyday, I stroll past the seedlings that I have planted. Some from your handy work, some from others and a few of my own throw in. Understand that you and Kathleen need to slow down a little bit and wish you two the best.
You know I'll keep you posted, and of course, you'll have the pick of the litter. After all, you yourself said that it was in the fine print. Whistling
Stan
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Ohio (Zone 5a)
Deryll
Dec 19, 2016 9:55 AM CST
I am at that place as well Fred. I know my seedlings aren't as nice as the Florida ones, and not even as nice as many from
here in Ohio. As with everything, you find the ones that you like. I have a hard time growing the fancy ones here. If the plant
is rugged enough, and the flowers aren't so heavily ruffled that they hang up, that is a good place to start for me. As a rule,
I will only keep a select few small flowers from 3 1/2 to 5", and will normally discard everything under 6 1/2". There are a few
exceptions of course.

Even if I find really nice seedlings, I don't know if I will register them unless it is for someone special. I had a bad year in 2015
and we had no rain from the end of July until October. Only a small number of those seedlings bloomed this year, but they
have really grown and some will have from three to ten scapes this year on their first bloom as two year olds. There will be
right at 1500 first time blooms, and if they do as well as last year, I will be very happy. Since I am not a business and rarely
have anyone to see my garden, the keepers add up very quickly. Over the years, you reselect the ones you like the most in
order to make space for new ones. With this hobby, OCD is not a good thing!
Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
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gardenglory
Dec 19, 2016 10:19 AM CST
Some of us in Fl, actually wish we could have some northern flowers. Sure the flowers get more ruffly down here...Im not a ruffle lover, Im a color lover, and I find the flowers that bloom in the cool are so much more vibrant. We do get some better whites and teeth down here, but again, for me, its all about the color.
Ohio (Zone 5a)
Deryll
Dec 19, 2016 10:48 AM CST
Hi Pam, I am trying really hard to cross them to have the best of both worlds.

Perhaps you will see a few photos one of these days.
Name: Mayo
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Mayo62
Dec 19, 2016 3:49 PM CST
as Deryll was so kind to send me a cd with photo's of some of his beautiful daylilies, I can post some of those here for you to see Hilarious!

I would be very proud if I had seedlings like these!
And in my eyes they are certainly 'boast-worthy'!! Thumbs up


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Mayo

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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Dec 19, 2016 5:13 PM CST
Uh....good grief, Deryll. That second photo where the bloom has the white wire edge - well, I'll take that one in a UF! That's a wonderful combo.
Donald
Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Dec 20, 2016 6:01 AM CST
Oh, Deryll, I'm soooo sorry! It just sounds so pretty, I thought that was a girls name!

Anyway, I love your seedlings. They look beautiful, and healthy, and I have dibs on that huge watermark and all the pink ones!!!
I are sooooo smart!
Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Dec 20, 2016 6:36 AM CST
I agree with Donald! That second one is a stunner, and has me Drooling ing all over my keyboard!
Stan
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Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Dec 20, 2016 7:10 AM CST
There are several nice blooms and 2-5 and 9 looks like they have good branching and bud count. I don't know how old they are but I would move them and any others you like to a keeper bed and watch for a couple of years. A daylily should be at its peak at three years after first bloom.

I agree that daylilies look a lot better in the north as I have several of my intros blooming around Akron in Kathleen's family yards.
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Ohio (Zone 5a)
Deryll
Dec 20, 2016 9:49 AM CST
Thanks everyone, and also thanks to Mayo for posting them for me. I would like you to know though that #2 and #5 aren't
mine. #2 is Who Do Voodoo, and #5 is Mystic Image. I am about the worlds worst photographer, but these photos were so
nice that I didn't delete them, and they ended up here. Sorry! I do have a bunch of seedlings that look very similar though.
My seedlings will be hardier here in the north.

Fred, #9 is stunning. It is 10" and not as well branched as it looks. It is a Dip, and there is a better photo where it shows a
clump shot and several flowers in bloom. I gave a clump to Jane Trimmer this year to play around with, along with a nice
seedling out of Heavenly Angel Ice that is well branched. And yes, I did move some to a keeper bed, but I can't keep all of
them! There were 100 other photos that were so terrible and out of focus that they were deleted, and several that I gave to
other people. You know how it is when you have several seedlings out of the same cross that all look similar. There is no
need to keep all of them. Growing seedlings is just a cheap way to get new plants, and you often need to discard some to
make room for the next batch. Can't wait for the other 1500 to bloom this year.
Name: Marta Coleman
Graves County, KY (Zone 7a)
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kytnbabe
Dec 20, 2016 1:12 PM CST
I received seeds from Dana of many 2015 crosses she made and started 10 varieties, one variety per cup, over the Thanksgiving holidays (after checking the Farmer's Almanac!) Well they're sprouting vigorously with only 1 dud and it may still sprout. I am so excited and can't wait to see how well they grow! I printed out directions found here on garden.org to help do things correctly because I've had problems in the past with damping off in other seedlings. Now it's a matter of keeping them going through the winter. My daughter has a small greenhouse but we have such crazy roller-coaster weather here in far Western KY I don't know if the seedlings would survive. Comments and advise welcome! Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers!
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Marta - Rambling Rose of the wildwood.
Name: Ashton & Terry
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kidfishing
Dec 20, 2016 8:49 PM CST
We just built a hoop house attached to the east side of the house. It is 16'x8' and has all our seedlings that we did not get planted in the garden this summer. There are a few other plants and some 2 year seedlings which should mostly survive. Our weather is all over and makes it tough on plants all the time. We just had 2 over night lows at 4 degrees and now it will be 68 on Christmas. We are going to have to plant the thousands of seeds that are sprouting in the fridge. Need to add some shelves or racks to get all the plants to fit.

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We have been making daylily crosses since 2009 and registered our first daylilies in 2015. It is difficult to make the decision to give a name and pur your plants out there.

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Hook Echo 2015

Windswept Morning Angel 2015
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This is 2016 waiting for name approval (Windswept Brick Town)

Now that we have registered these 4 it should be easier to continue. These are 4 intros out of 2 or 3 thousand seedlings. You should just evaluate your plants based on standards you set. Most of you will have more specific goals than we have.
Kidfishing
Name: Marta Coleman
Graves County, KY (Zone 7a)
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kytnbabe
Dec 20, 2016 8:51 PM CST
Whoops, correction needed to my earlier post. Confused I got the daylily seeds from Cindy and echinacea seeds from Dana. Blinking That's what happens to you when you spend all of your working hours with students. Sorry about that ladies *Blush* I haven't attempted to start the echinaceas yet.
Marta - Rambling Rose of the wildwood.
Ohio (Zone 5a)
Deryll
Dec 21, 2016 10:06 AM CST
Nice ones Ashton and Terry. Do you ever notice that photos just don't always capture what you see in real life?

I have actually had some like your Windswept Brick Town, out of one called Long Stocking. Really like the color of
your W. Morning Angel. Very nice.

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TomThumb
Dec 21, 2016 9:02 PM CST
Fred I picked up Vapor Trail this year as well, I can't wait to see it in my garden. All the pics of it look amazing, I think it's a great accomplishment. I will be keeping an eye out for your seed auctions as well.
Any chance you have any crosses of Vapor Trail with aldersgate?

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