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Apr 12, 2012 11:48 AM CST
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Roses
Irises Daylilies Cat Lover Region: California Region: United States of America
I'm so excited -- my SF of DENTAL ACADEMY arrived yesterday!

http://www.rogers-gardens.com/...

I tried a couple of times to win this toothy wonder on the Lily Auction but always lost out, so this winter I wrote the hybridizer, Richard Akers of Rogers Gardens in Oregon, to see if he had any available, and he responded that he had one SF left that he could let me have. Well, I jumped right on that one...

And as a bonus plant (which was a surprise) he sent me one of his new introductions, GOBSMACKED, which is a GOD SAVE THE QUEEN seedling.

Needless to say, I'm totally thrilled and just had to share!
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Apr 12, 2012 1:33 PM CST
Name: Mona
Guntown, Ms (Zone 7b)
I love nature & everything outdoors
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I can see why!!! I hope it brings you much joy. Mona
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Apr 13, 2012 12:25 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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That's great Betty, awesome looking bloom, I hope it does well for you.
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Apr 13, 2012 1:17 PM CST
Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
Cat Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Ferns Hostas Lilies
Region: Alabama Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Nice teeth! Big Grin
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Apr 13, 2012 6:49 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Region: United States of America Irises Lilies
Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Ideas: Level 1
Just beautiful! Some day when and if it goes down in price, I will need to get one for my dentist daughter.
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Apr 13, 2012 7:12 PM CST
Name: Ann
TN
Butterflies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Hummingbirder Ponds
Lucky you for getting the last one from Richard.
Ann (farmerbell); TN
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Apr 13, 2012 7:44 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Roses
Irises Daylilies Cat Lover Region: California Region: United States of America
I honestly don't know if it was absolutely his last one -- He just said he had one single fan left that he could let me have -- but I noticed on his website that he's not showing it this year, only his new 2012 introductions. And I am sooooo thrilled to get it! I did buy 5 seeds on the LA of FULL OF TREASURE X DENTAL ACADEMY before I found out I could get a DA plant, but I don't know that much about FULL OF TREASURE so I don't know if the seedlings will show the toothy tendency. But I just had to try...
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Apr 13, 2012 8:26 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Hurray! Hurray!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Apr 14, 2012 6:22 AM CST
Name: bb
north of boston on the coast
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1
I had not heard of Akers before so went to his website. He has some neat seedlings coming along. I like that he is watching for openers, although from the pic of D A, I see some problems with the sepals. They are thick at the end which often results in the dimple seen. Pretty flower otherwise and I like the bud count and branching. I know, picky picky. Yup. Rolling my eyes.

Are you using it for hybridizing?

Will enjoy watching for seedlings out of it.
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Apr 14, 2012 6:26 AM CST
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: United States of America
Region: Wisconsin
Well done! ~Jan
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Apr 14, 2012 9:00 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Roses
Irises Daylilies Cat Lover Region: California Region: United States of America
Thanks for letting me know about the thick sepals creating dimples problem. My goal is to come up with mini and small toothy daylilies -- and maybe toothies with some interesting eye patterns? But I'm working with tets, and it seems like most of the really pretty ones with beautiful colors and eye patterns that I see are dips. Sigh! I've been trying to find some of Elizabeth Salter's small tets that lean toward more toothy edges and she has a new one, MIX AND MATCH, that I'm agonizing over. The blooms are a bit large, but it has a wonderful double edge.

I barely know what I am doing, so it should be an interesting adventure!
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Apr 14, 2012 9:01 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Region: United States of America Irises Lilies
Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Ideas: Level 1
Everyone has to start somewhere, right?
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Apr 14, 2012 9:02 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Roses
Irises Daylilies Cat Lover Region: California Region: United States of America
Elizabeth Salter's new MIX AND MATCH is on this page:

http://www.salterdaylilies.com...
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Apr 14, 2012 10:18 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Will be fun to hear about the journey, Betty. Smiling
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Apr 14, 2012 10:45 AM CST
Name: bb
north of boston on the coast
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1
Great goal!

I'd put it with the other one on that page. Geometry Wizard. That one would look great with teeth! 50/50 chance or something like that, right?

I also think it will be hard to get off the orangey/yellow/gold stuff at first so both would be a nice combo.

I hadn't realized that most teeth are on dips. Hmmm.

Does Jane Trimmer have anything interesting to mix with?
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Apr 14, 2012 12:48 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Roses
Irises Daylilies Cat Lover Region: California Region: United States of America
Oops -- no, I didn't mean teeth on dips, but rather the beautiful eye patterns and colors. I don't think I've ever seen teeth on a dip. Does anyone know of any dips with teeth?
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Apr 14, 2012 1:04 PM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Heucheras Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Never seen teeth on dips, but some nice ruffles though.
Lighthouse Gardens
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