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Dec 17, 2011 11:47 AM CST
|How many ways can I say FANTASTIC!!!!! My dear hubby brought in my new Journal this morning. I tell you, it's Christmas morning for me. All the people that worked on this issue need to be thanked and congratulated because they have manage to go up and beyond great. There are so many beautiful pictures, that's about all I took time to look at before I just had to tell you to go check your mail. I briefed the stories and they will be great too. They seem to be directed toward so much useful information to all. Stuff that we have all talked about lately. The journal has always been a good source of information, but now they have moved forward and it's also a beautiful work of art. Digital photos has brought information with photos to a new level of high. It's wonderful that our groups have advanced with the use of new technology.|
They also had 3 sale inserts(no prices for shipping costs I'm sure) for hybridizers gardens inside the package . I think this is such a wonderful idea. I wasn't a member last Winter so I don't know if they had the inserts then or not so this is my first time to get the inserts. They are also beautiful additions. The journal is also loaded with ads that have some beautiful photos included.
I've said this when I got my last issue, but I'll say it again "If you have any doubts about paying the membership charge to the AHS, this issue alone is well worth the cost. But, you will recieve 4 of these beauties with a year membership, so don't delay, join!"
I hope everyone enjoys their issues as much as I'm enjoying mine. OH HAPPY DAYS!!!
Merry Christmas to all, Mona
Dec 17, 2011 1:17 PM CST
|I get the 3 year membership and it is worth every penny with the Journal. Yes they did have the inserts last year and I like that idea. The Journal is such a great tool and I am sure they will be collector items one day with all the info and photography that is beyond the everyday garden pic. I take. I can't wait to see it. They do a stellar job on it and should be congratulated.|
Dec 17, 2011 3:14 PM CST
|>>>>Jan running out to her mailbox to see if her journal arrived>>>>>>|
Dejectedly walking inside.....not here yet.... bummer........
Dec 17, 2011 4:27 PM CST
|Since my last name is White, I'm usually at the bottom of the mailing list. I figured most of you had already recieved yours. I'm sorry Jan, you are missing a true pleasure. I'm fixing to actually start reading mine. Then I will have something to talk about. |
Stephanie, I have several of the older journals and I think I have some from about 2 years ago. This year when I got my first one, I was blown away by all the changes. It's amazing how far they have come. The website is the same. It's really evovled into an upto date site. I know that somebody has put in many hours getting both of these things going in the right direction. Please, no one from the past take any insult, it's always been a wonderful journal but times have really jumped and I know it's been hard work to keep up.
So, away to read. Everyone, if you haven't gotten yours, you have reason to run to the mailbox every day next week. Blessings, Mona
Dec 17, 2011 5:20 PM CST
|I am still waiting on my Journal too.|
Dec 17, 2011 6:00 PM CST
|Geez, I think I got mine but don't know where I put it, LOL. Will have to do some searching.|
Dec 17, 2011 8:40 PM CST
|I haven't got mine either. I'm usually one of the last areas to get it.|
Dec 17, 2011 9:25 PM CST
Dec 18, 2011 5:46 AM CST
Dec 18, 2011 7:25 AM CST
|Nothing here yet although the Region 4 one did arrive.|
Dec 18, 2011 1:28 PM CST
|I'm amazed that I've gotten mine first. For months now I've been getting magazines so late that on several occasions they came in the month after their publication date. Lucky me this time. I've spent the morning reading.|
Fred, there is an article on Sculpted daylilies titled "Shapes of Distinction". They did a really good job of explaining and showing pictures of some of these daylilies. The only thing that they didn't define for me was the conversation we all had earlier about the percentage of the blooms that must be "Pleated, Cristate or Relief" to register as such. It's still a great article and again, the pictures in this journal are fantastic! They show a picture of one that has been on here. It's a seedling that is yellow with what I call Canary Feathers. From what I read, I'd think this will be Cristate. I can't find that seedling right now to say who's it is to save my neck. The say it's either Dan Robarts-Mike Derrow and I'm just not finding it.
The 2011 cultivar award winners are listed. this is another good article.
I also read "Daylily Genetics" but I must say that most of this is above my ability to comprehend. The jest of what I read is, it doesn't matter which way a cross is made from pod to pollen with any two daylilies. The end result is not that much different. This was on "Reciprocal Differences in Daylilies". I hope I got this one right because it makes the most sense to me. I got the point that "enviroment" plays a huge part in daylily growth and I think all of us agree on this one.
There's loads more, that I haven't gotten to yet. I hope ya'll get yours tomorrow. I look forward to our discussing this wonderful issue.
Dec 18, 2011 4:48 PM CST
|Mona, check this thread. "Davi" posted an intro called LITTLE BIG EARS. it is one of my favorite cristates. I don't have it yet myself. Hope to get it next year. |
The thread "Sculpted Chat" in Daylilies forum
Oops, forget to give the link to Judy's website. She is one of the people really working with this form.
Dec 19, 2011 1:14 AM CST
|Y'all are getting me thinking about rejoining the AHS! |
I was a member from 1999 through 2006 and y'all are getting me excited to become a member for 2012!
Dec 19, 2011 3:19 AM CST
|Do join,. There are so many advantages. Besides the Journal and the AHS Voucher towards a Daylily Purchase and all the other info you can get from the site it is well worth the price.|
Dec 19, 2011 6:35 AM CST
|Thanks for the heads up Mona, I still have not recieved mine. Please rejoin Marilyn, we need you.|
Dec 19, 2011 7:22 AM CST
|When did they start the AHS Voucher?|
Dec 19, 2011 8:10 AM CST
|I'm not sure when they actually started it, but I know it's been going on for at least the last 2 years.|
Dec 19, 2011 8:25 AM CST
Dec 19, 2011 2:53 PM CST
Meg does a fantastic job putting together the Daylily Journal and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the article on Sculpted forms. In answer to your question about why I did not include the percentage of blooms for registering the Sculpted forms in my article, there are no percentages required for registration. While I agree personally with what has been said on this forum concerning that a majority of the blooms on a scape show the Sculpted form, it is not a requirement for registration and is each hybridizers choice.. A hybridizer can write a percentage in the description of their bloom on the registration form or include the information in a catalog or website description. The majority of the Sculpted forms I grow are consistant in showing their form, with Relief forms being the most consistant, near 100%. The confusion with the Relief forms is when hybridizers do not recognize the form correctly and confuse substance and/or texture for this form of sculpting. The Cristate forms can vary percentage wise, the midrib form having been registered for many years( most often incorrectly as a Double) but not overly popular and registration of the surface type going back to at least 2003. It will take time for hybridizers to work in consistancy not only in the percentage of blooms, but also in the shape of the growth. With that said, part of the charm of these forms is their unpredictability and inconsistancy. They may not be for everyone but for those of us who do enjoy them, evey day in the garden is a good one!
Dec 19, 2011 6:42 PM CST
I have Carved Initials and it's one of my favorites. I also have a few seedlings that are showing some of the Relief forms but I'm not lucky enough to have the Cristate form yet. It'll be on my list after seeing all of these. I love the Pleated forms too. Yes, I agree that some types are not for some people, but I've yet to find anyone that I just don't like.
I think each daylily bloom is really a unique gift because they can be very different from the first bloom on a scape to the last. I think is what makes our love of this plant so addicting.
I loved your article. I finally understood the difference in the three better than any explanation that I'd seen. The photos that you included helped so very much. I hope you didn't think I was critisizing you because I really had no intention of that, none. Oh me, this is where the written word can look so harsh. Please understand, I really thought this was the best one in this journal. I think you are correct in stating here that it will take time to get all of this down pat, for all of us. I have seen before where a hybridizer will have more than one picture of the plant they are selling. They will show the best and then some of what is more normal or what else they have seeen the plant do. I really like them for doing this instead of just showing the one that is so unique and no others.
For me, the quality of plants have just jumped in color, shape and everything else in the last 2 to 3 years. It's just amazing what all we are seeing. Of course, I'm sure digital cameras have had a hand in us "seeing" so many unusual plants. I love viewing the big growers seedlings and now we have 2 sets of intro a year. This is just mind boggling to me. I don't know how they manage to do everything necessary to have 2 sets of intros in a year. I have also seen some of the most beautiful plants around on this web site. Some from growers like me that are just starting and some from growers that have worked for years but aren't as well known as others. This is where I really started seeing the new "Sculpted" forms. It's the only reason that I even knew about them before I saw your article. In fact, we were discussing this very thing last week. so, you have impecable timing as well as knowledge!
I think the Journal is by far, the best investment for your money around and it's in addtion to having a membership!! So, please, keep up the good work.
Oh yes, you'll know, the picture at the end of your article of some furture seedlings. The yellow one with what I called Canary Feathers when I posted a coment to the original photo on this web site, who grew this one? I can't find the photo on here and I know I saw it here earlier. Thanks and many blessings, Mona