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Mar 16, 2012 4:29 PM CST
|Some of you may have seen this before, but it is a first|
for me. The seedlings have been outside this week
Mar 16, 2012 4:48 PM CST
|Oh my, that is a really really short scape you got there It just couldn't wait any longer to show you it's stuff!! |
Mar 16, 2012 5:07 PM CST
|Very cute, and I like Michele's explanation! ~Jan|
Mar 16, 2012 5:11 PM CST
|I thought a leaf of some kind had nestled there. Tried to pull the thing off, but|
it wouldn't budge. Looked inside and it has a large purple eye. I had to laugh
at the sight of it. Ambitious little thing.
Mar 16, 2012 6:42 PM CST
|That may be a good sign it is a bloomin fool.|
Mar 16, 2012 7:14 PM CST
| A blooming fool!!! Yeap, please, no matter how bad or good, keep it for atleast 3 years. It deserves to be seen. It's blooming in a red plastic up!!! WOW!|
Mar 16, 2012 8:20 PM CST
|It's a cross between one of my seedlings and Sabine Baur, which has a large purple eye,|
as you may well know.
Hubby didn't believe me when I said, "Hey, you gotta come and see this thing. It's a
bloom on one of the seedlings." He said, "No way!" Then he laughed and
Mar 17, 2012 5:35 AM CST
|These things are wierd, never know what or when its going to happen, way to go Mona.|
Mar 17, 2012 9:36 AM CST
|Shirlee - I don't see any sepals, it is almost like a rose opening..|
Mar 17, 2012 11:29 AM CST
|Lyle, I think the green next to the bloom that looks like a part of the daylily |
fan is actually a sepal. There's another one on the back side. Both
have some purple in them. Today it is mush. I think I can assume
this cross is a dud for what I was aiming for. The color is evidently very concentrated. Don't
see how I could get a yellow out of ((Palace Garden Beauty x Rincon del Mar)
x Sabine Baur)).
This is the seedling:
Palace Garden Beauty x Rincon del Mar
Mar 17, 2012 12:26 PM CST
|Please don't toss it until it matures some and see what happens then. It could be completely different.|
Mar 17, 2012 1:58 PM CST
|That is a very nice cross I hope the seedling establishes for you.|
Mar 17, 2012 2:04 PM CST
|Any daylily with the chutzpah to try blooming in a Solo cup deserves some time to mature and see what it does next. |
Every now and then I have a quiet chat with the skeletons in my closet...just so they don't come looking for me on their own.
Mar 17, 2012 2:53 PM CST
|Okay, I checked, and this is the only cup for that cross, so I will give|
it a chance. The cup had three seeds, and two made plants.
Love reading the comments you guys have added. Your comments
have added many chuckles to my day. Nice.
I noticed a couple of other crosses that have new, thick centers
coming up. This one did that also. At the time I noticed them, I thought
the plant looked as if it was working on bloom preparation.
Mar 17, 2012 3:54 PM CST
|Shirlee, good job getting a bloom so soon. I guess we can never predict the outcome of any particular cross. About the time we think we know what a seedling will look like, it throws us a curve ball.|
Ann (farmerbell); TN
Mar 17, 2012 4:05 PM CST
|A curve ball. Yes, Ann, that certainly is one.|
Don't know if I would call that thing a bloom though. At the very least it
added some color, and a chuckle.
Mar 17, 2012 11:32 PM CST
|Shirlee how old is the seedling, what kind of soil mix are you using and what and how often are you fertilizing it??|
Mar 18, 2012 12:25 AM CST
|Stephanie, the seedling is 6.5 months old, counting from the day the seed was planted,|
so the actual plant is probably a week less.
I used Miracle Grow potting soil. I believe it was seed starter. Not sure, though.
One teaspoon of Miracle Grow fertilizer to a gallon of water.
I don't have the numbers on the fertilize at the moment, but definitely
not a high middle number, which is what stimulates blooming, or so I've read.
Used a 32 oz. cup of water with about a cup of the diluted fertilizer to water them
every one to two weeks. Near the end of the winter, I had to water every two
days, but did not add fertilize that often. Usually, I fertilize seedlings only once or twice
during the winter, but this year decided to try something different. Some years I don't
fertilize the seedlings at all, except when they are planted. I haven't seen a great
deal of difference in comparison of the plants fertilized or not, except for this weird bloom.
So I suspect it is the fertilize that caused this.
Mar 18, 2012 12:14 PM CST
|Wow it was a light app. of fertilizer and still got a bud. The plant I suspect is pretty sturdy so do not discard/|