Daylilies forum: Blooming Today! 03/08/2012

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Name: Lyle
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lyle627
Mar 9, 2012 8:39 AM CST
This is a daylily that can be used for the patterned eye, also looks good in the garden..

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
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Name: Betty
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Betja
Mar 9, 2012 8:43 AM CST
Wow, your first bloom! Are you going to try a cross -- do you have any frozen pollen? I also have TTLG that I purchased from Maryott's last year on your recommendation, but it hasn't bloomed for me yet. Wonderful eye pattern! Also, is this extra early for a first bloom, or do you usually have one or more at about this time each year?



Betty
Name: Lyle
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lyle627
Mar 9, 2012 9:43 AM CST
Betty - Most of the daylilies I grow are for hybridizing some may not have the wow look, but they all have traits I seek. I do have pollen frozen and about a dozen fans to work with it I decide to set pod.

This daylily is blooming out of season but it isn't in a display area, so giving pollen at this point is going enough.

I always have seedlings to work with. My programs don't involve patterned eye, but I will try a few..

Possible seedlings to use.. I will eliminate all but a couple to use in my final selection.


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Name: Michele
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tink3472
Mar 9, 2012 9:52 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! the blooms have begun!!!
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daylily
Mar 9, 2012 10:17 AM CST
Hurray!

The show begins!

Hurray!
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Mar 9, 2012 10:40 AM CST
Love those seedlings, Lyle! And I particular love #7 in that group -- and I'm thinking that's one of yours that I've seen before that I just love because it has what I call a "blended eye" -- more subtle and elegant from my perspective -- plus teeth? And #10 looks terrific too -- perhaps it's that subdued eye that I'm drawn too. But which do you think you would cross with THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS -- or will you try them all? They're all wonderful!

Now that I've transplanted some of my seedlings to 4" pots it's really starting to hit me that I'm definitely going to have space problems! And I still have more than half to get out of the seedling tube flats and 1 gal pots in the next couple of months. My enthusiasm once I get going always gets me in trouble because I don't have the space, etc., to follow through well. You'd think I would learn!

Betty
Name: Mona
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monalisa18
Mar 9, 2012 12:59 PM CST
Wonderful!!! I'm so happy to see blooms. I like 6, 7 and 10 the best. Of course I would grow any of them and be very happy!

Thanks Lyle, Now I've got the bug big time. It's only March and I'll maybe get blooms in early May. Haaa, I just realized that's only 2 months away and now that I'm way over 50, uhhh, way over 55, well darn make that just nearly 60, time flies like a jet plane. I've got to get busy, really busy with getting all my pots fertilized so they can jump up and start growing.

Blessings to all, Mona
Name: Jean
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rocklady
Mar 9, 2012 3:20 PM CST
Beautiful blooms, Lyle.
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Name: Lyle
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lyle627
Mar 10, 2012 3:06 PM CST
Betty - Some of the seedlings have Rock Solid in the background so i will start with those for possibilities and the then maybe see how easily the others may give up their eyes..A patterned eye with teeth could be very interesting.

Mona - I think we all fell the same when it comes to the bloom season.

Thanks Jean!
Name: Nancy
West Central Wisconsin on the (Zone 5a)
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lilyfan
Mar 11, 2012 3:23 PM CST
Lyle..you have some terrific seedlings to work with! For looks, I like both 7 and 10 as another person mentioned...however one has to consider if the plant habit underneath can do the job also..decisions, decisions decisions! You've only just begun! My 'beginning' starts late June at the earliest...I am thinking you will be done by then??
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Name: Nancy
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lilyfan
Mar 11, 2012 3:26 PM CST
Oh..I also like # 4 and 9 so you should have lots to work with...providing you agree with me! Whistling
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Name: shirlee
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mistyfog
Mar 11, 2012 10:26 PM CST
Lyle, I am liking 4, 7, 9, and 10, but I am still drooling over the
photo of the cross (peppermint pinwheel x pink aloha). Totally
gorgeous color as well as other really nice details.

To cross with Through the Looking Glass, do you have to choose
one with a subtle colored pattern for the two patterns to show up?
Would 7 and 10 work?

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