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Mar 14, 2012 8:17 PM CST
|Once Betty started posting pictures of her new spring additions, I decided to request some of ours to come now instead of early April. Our weather has been very mild and hope that it will continue. We want to share some of our new spring arrivals with you that came yesterday and today. |
The first three came from Tim Bell (South Ga.) yesterday. We received Gilded Butterfly DF, Black Tie Affair DF, and Sycamore Fruit Punch DF as the bonus. Tim always sends great plants.
Today we received three boxes from Mary and Phillip Gaskins (South Ga.) They have always sent amazing plants. Pictured below are:
Venus Fly Trap DF
Here Lies Butch SF
Blissful Blackberry Pie (DF) (Adding more fans, one of our favorites)
Grandpa Whiskers DF
Gyspy Of Gascone SF (Received DF)
Heartbeat Of Heaven DF (Adding more fans)
Heartfelt Challenge DF
Orange Cherry Jubilee DF
Victorian Garden Star Bright DF
Nona Of Gascone DF
Mort Morss TF (Received 4 fans, adding more fans)
Glamoureyez DF (Received TF, adding more fans)
Elvis SF (soon to be splitting into 2 fans)
Briar Patch SF
Big Red Wagon SF
The Gaskins sent as a bonus a 2012 Introduction, Sara Griffin Jackson RN DF, a white double that Mary has named for her mother. She said that they do not usually give bonuses. What that equates to is that we spent enough money that we got a bonus! We are thrilled to receive this new 2012 Gaskins introduction. We plan to visit them at their garden in May on our way home from the Florida Mecca.
I have the roots soaking in water and SuperThrive overnight. I will pot them up tomorrow and plant them in the ground once we are past any chance of a freeze. We expect early scapes from these new ones because of the mild winter and warm last month or more in South Ga.
We received an email today that our order from Floyd Cove should arrive Friday. We have also requested our daylilies from the Trimmers and Nicole Harry Devito. We'll show those once they arrive.
Mar 14, 2012 8:26 PM CST
|Those look great!!! |
Mar 15, 2012 6:16 AM CST
|Gaskins always send great plants. |
Mar 15, 2012 6:35 AM CST
|Oh those look great! and you got some great ones.|
We have had a week of 60 and 70's. and the warm temps are supposed to continue through next week so far. I keep waiting for that final snowstorm, but each week we get closer and closer to the 'point of no return' with the snow & cold temps.
I requested all my DL to arrive in mid May because last year we still had freezing temps then, but goodness, if this keeps up, I may request mine to be shipped in April instead. I hadn't thought of doing that, thanks for the suggestion ~Jan
Mar 15, 2012 7:00 AM CST
|Wow what awesome orders. Spring time is so fun anyway, but getting new ones is just SOOOO exciting. Every day when they bloom you anxiously run out to see them. Have fun!!|
Mar 15, 2012 9:48 AM CST
Wonderful!!! What beautiful plants we are all getting. I love the ones you got Doris and David. You'll have a bunch of great blooms from these!! Pictures please when the miracle season of blooms start.
Blessings to all, Mona
Mar 15, 2012 9:55 AM CST
|Thanks, everyone! It is exciting to get new ones. We are anticipating seeing scapes popping up on some of these soon. That is one reason I wanted to go ahead and get these before the sellers had to cut scapes to ship. Yes, we will post pictures. We are looking forward to seeing everyone's blooms in the next several months.|
Mar 15, 2012 12:36 PM CST
|Looks so good and I am getting so excited for spring here now.|
Mar 15, 2012 2:51 PM CST
|Oh my goodness, what wonderful selections. I know you are thrilled with|
your purchase. Once they are in the ground, it is like Christmas every day.
I think I will ask Mary Gaskins if she can ship mine earlier also.
Mar 16, 2012 12:57 PM CST
|Well, it really must be spring with all those lovely new daylily plants that arrived at your house. Congrats!|
Mar 16, 2012 3:25 PM CST
|Those are really gorgeous plants, Doris! But I don't envy you the planting! I've been out there for the last three hours working on my Ladybug order -- and I still have two to plant in the ground yet today. And I only got a total of eleven plants!|
Mar 29, 2012 7:06 PM CST
|I have been so busy working here that I have not taken the time to download the pictures that I have taken of our more recent spring arrivals until now. These are the daylilies that we received from our own Tink (Michele) from the Lily Auction. You can see the wonderful root systems of both daylilies and the healthy fans. Michele sent extra fans of each. We were very pleased with these daylilies! Thank you, Michele.|
My Heart Belongs To Daddy
Lillian's Lies And Alibis
Mar 29, 2012 7:15 PM CST
|Next we received our daylilies from Fred Manning (Spunky) from the Lily Auction: |
Lillian's Alabama Sunrise
My Heart Belongs To Daddy
The Mannings sent extra fans with each with very good root systems. This picture was taken the day after the daylilies arrived which accounts for the yellow tips. They are all growing and putting up new foliage. We are very pleased. Thank you, Fred and Kathleen.
Mar 29, 2012 7:23 PM CST
You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Mar 29, 2012 7:38 PM CST
|Yes, I got an order from them both and the plants were excellant. I've got some really good orange going to bloom this year and I can't wait. I've grown Alabama Jubilee since 1999 and it's still on the top of my can't do without list. I love it. It's one of the ones that I bought on my first trip to see daylilies in person. I'm so happy that orange is "in" this year!!!|
Mar 29, 2012 7:54 PM CST
|Me too! I've gotten pretty far behind and didn't even take photos of my most recent orders received. The plants I received from Fred and Michele were fantastic!|
Mar 29, 2012 8:05 PM CST
|Next we received daylilies from J.D. Stadler (Celestial Daylilies). http://www.celestialdaylilies....|
Double Oh Two
Spiney Sea Urchin
Carnival In Mexico
Bonus---Double Oh One
Last week we also received Interview With A Vampire SF from Kim Langson (Clayhillgardens on the Lily Auction). No picture taken.
Yesterday we received Josh Jacques' 2012 Collection (his first). Josh is a young daylily grower and hybridizer from Louisiana. I think we will be hearing more and more about Josh in the future. http://www.bayoubenddaylilies.... I thought I had taken a picture but had not. He sent an extra fan of each daylily, and the root systems were all large.
You've Got Soul (my favorite!)
Also yesterday we received our order from Tim Herrington of Herrington Daylilies (Dublin, Ga.).http://herringtondaylilygarden.com/2012.html I did take a picture this afternoon of these. Tim and Josh's daylilies' roots soaked overnight in water and SuperThrive.
Aunt Em Of Oz (for our OZ bed)
Boys Will Be Boys
Little Boss Man
Little Gold Nugget
Flying Monkeys (Bonus for our OZ bed which was one that I had ordered that he said he would give to us as our bonus, plus the shipping was a bonus, too.)
Halloween Green (2012 Introduction that was surprise bonus!)
Tim is very generous, often sending extra fans and bonuses.
Mar 29, 2012 8:38 PM CST
|Today we were once again blessed with more fantastic daylilies. We got our order from the Trimmers. http://trimmerdaylily.com/ All fans were huge.|
Dragonfly Dawn DF + 2 smaller fans
Frank's Catnappin' DF
Randy Stephens DF with each fan starting to split
Twiggy's Lavender TF + 1 small fan
Bonus---Fire Bird Suite DF that I had included on a suggested bonus list
Bonus---Sky Lab (Jane Trimmer 2012 Intro.---perfect bonus as I am adding TET UFs for hybridizing)
Also our order from Judy Davisson came today. All except one were ordered from her website. http://www.picturetrail.com/sf... I have admired Judy's intros on the Lily Auction for the last 2-3 years, but they always went for more money than I wanted to spend. Now, I understand why. Last summer I finally narrowed down the main area that I want to hybridize--tall TET unusual forms--which is Judy's specialty. Judy sent large fans in clumps (extra fans) with very nice root systems. Even her 2012 Intros were extra fans (clumps) and she advertised them as SF.
Aaron Brown 5F (Lily Auction win)
Wiggly Piggly TF
Sissy Pants DF
Lighthouse North TF
Al's Red Tower TF (HUGE FANS as those that come from FL)
Part Time Princess 4F
Till I Turn Purple 4F
Ready Freddy 5F
Riot On The Kindergarten Bus 6F (Dip)
Betty Spaghetti 4F
A Bloom With A View TF
Rev It Up TF + 1 small fan
Mean Green 4F
Deep Dark Secret 3F
Still The One 4F
What's Up Down South TF
Divas In Diamonds 4F
Judge Judy TF
Bonus---Addicted To Love (2012 Intro)
The ones on the stool are also Judy's. I added several of Judy's intros this past fall. I will be adding today's shipment to those. Guess what I will be doing tomorrow!
Mar 29, 2012 8:45 PM CST
|Mona, David really likes orange daylilies, so we have added more of that color. I have found that I liked pinks and yellows when we first "got into" daylilies. Then I liked purples and now seem to be attracted to reds. Naturally, we add the colors that we like the most!|
Mar 29, 2012 10:03 PM CST
|Yes, I know what you mean. In 2007, when I bought most of my hybrids, I was "into" white. I had to have "Arctic Lace" and I still love it. I also got Victorian Lace and I think it's one of the best plants that I have. Now, I've got Red because I've always loved Red. And then there's Purple. I can not say enough about purple. Pink is so clean and elegant. And then there's the peaches and melons, couldn't handle not having them. So, as you probably know, all colors of daylilies are wonderful!|
But, I love your new plants!!! I'll be drooling with the greenest envy when you post your pictures. Just looking at the plants with all those beautiful roots and sooooo green. I've gotten in the best plants of my life this month but if I ever got in as many as you got today, I'd be in Heaven!!! Ok, after I got them all planted, I'd be in Heaven. Have fun. They can soak for more than a day if needed so don't over work tomorrow!!!
Blessings to you and yours and I really would like to see pictures. Even pictures of them all potted would be a treat.
Thanks for all, Mona