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May 4, 2012 12:53 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
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Thought I would post a few from my garden that have started blooming. I missed a few FFO's as I was gone for most of this week as a chaperon for a school trip, we just got back at noon. The first thing I did was go out an take pictures (even before unpacking Rolling on the floor laughing )

The first one is a seedling that I bought that had bloomed once in the hybridizer's garden, but had not yet bloomed here. He sold it all to me as the parentage was unknown. I like it. Its not very big though.
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Celestial Command Performance 5-4 FFO
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Chinese Mountain 5-4 FFO It bloomed as a single although one of them did try to double. It is supposed to have a 95% double rate.
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Here is one of Fred's seedlings that I bought: HB-34 5-4 FFO
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Little Business 5-4
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A daughter of Little Business that looks a lot like it's momma, the poppa is unknown (it might be a self)
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May 4, 2012 12:55 PM CST
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Very nice! Isn't it fun to go out each day and see what is blooming. Sometimes they sneak up on you and you go WOW, I didn't know that was ready to bloom. Have fun.

Dot
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May 4, 2012 1:51 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
I love it! It was difficult to leave the garden just when the buds were starting to open. I had had a few that tried to open earlier, but it was still too cold at night and they just could not do it right.

Here are a few more that were open today.

Molino Pink Loveliness 5-4
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Neon Rainbow 5-4 FFO


One of my favorite earlys: Purple Pinwheel 5-4


Posted this one elsewhere, but itr stands repeating: Riot On The Kindergarten Bus 5-4


Another unknown seedling
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Sierra Maiden 5-4 seems to have acne today. This was it last week.
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Siloam Double Classic is always beautiful.
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This one was a bit top heavy and fell over. Spanish Masquerade 5-4 FFO
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Missed the FFO of this one. Sad Vernal Tutone 5-4


Winged Migration 5-4
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May 4, 2012 2:07 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Beautiful flowers. I really like all the orange tones. And you have it right, daylilies before unpacking!
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May 4, 2012 2:23 PM CST
Name: Ann
TN
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You have a lot more blooming than I do and I am not that much further north than you are. Enjoyed the photos. You may have some thrip damage on Sierra Maiden.
Ann (farmerbell); TN
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May 4, 2012 2:35 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
I think so. I did spray a few weeks ago, but it may have been too late.

Thanks for the comments.
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May 5, 2012 8:10 AM CST
Name: Juli
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Beautiful! Great to see all the bloom photos on the forum lately!
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May 5, 2012 10:31 AM 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
Had a few more today. Some will be repeats as I liked the photos better.

Here is the Back Middle bed. It was threatening to rain when I took this.
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This is the Front Left Bed
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This is the Front Right bed.
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Have to go but will be back later with the actual flower photos.
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May 5, 2012 10:39 AM CST
Name: Mona
Guntown, Ms (Zone 7b)
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Stunning and so well kept!!!
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May 5, 2012 10:50 AM CST
Name: bb
north of boston on the coast
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I love seeing the layouts of your gardens. Looks to me like a lot of grass back there by the back fence though!!!

Whistling

BTW, the spotting / blotching on the flower look like rain/moisture spots to me. If a daylily prone to this starts to open in the middle of the night when we have humidity here, I see that look. I had to get rid of a beautiful daylily that did this too often.

And now another beauty is threatening to do it as well. Still have that one though as it did itself right last year!
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May 5, 2012 11:27 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
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Love all the photos, Laura! Really like dramatic shots like on that cloudy one, too.
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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May 5, 2012 12:23 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
Thanks guys. I like to take ones of the entire bed every once and a while to get the whole look. Those were all taken about 9:00 AM here today. The threatened rain held off though, it was just a few drops and then the clouds blew away. We have clear skies and lots of sun right now.

I do still have lots of grass, but I also have two very active kids who like to play in the yard, so I still need to keep the grass. There are also plans to put a pool in later. That was supposed to be last years project, then the economy went south Sad and disposable income dried up. Perhaps next year?

Everything is early this year, even my Ditch lilies.
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Double Cutie 5-5
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Edited to say I originally had this labeled as Golliwog until it was pointed out that it could not be that flower. It actually is Ledgewood's Calico Blues (Abajian, 2005)
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Another one of Fred's seedlings that I bought a few years ago. The first picture is the accurate one for color. The second was taken with a flash when it was still really dark from the overcast.
HB-16 5-5
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Long Stocking 5-5
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Lovely Ladybug 5-5


Ming Toy 5-5
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Purple Pinwheel 5-5 again
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Another repeat: Riot On The Kindergarten Bus 5-5
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I just can't get over how nice the scapes are on this one. I would love to have this kind of branching and buds on some of my tiny ones.
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This was one of those whose FFO I missed due to the kids school trip.
Roses In Snow 5-5
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The same flower as the first two photos above taken with the flash. I think that it looks so much richer in this one.
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Wild Horses 5-5 taken first with a flash and then a bit later without one when it got brighter. What a difference it made in the color.
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A close-up of the throat.
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Winyah Butterfly 5-5 FFO
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Winyah Spring Champ 5-5 FFO
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And last, not a daylily but ...it is one of my Lily hybrids Salmon Classic



I love the detail that you can get on the close up of these.
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May 5, 2012 1:24 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
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OOOOHHHH Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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May 5, 2012 1:38 PM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Beautiful Laura!!! Sorry to say your pic of Golliwog isn't Golliwog. Golliwog is a peach self, no eye. Sure is lovely though and I sure would like to know what it is if you find out.
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May 5, 2012 2:09 PM CST
Name: Ann
TN
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I enjoy seeing photos of the beds plus the I dividing flowers.
Ann (farmerbell); TN
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May 5, 2012 5:05 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
Thanks for the heads up. I will go back and check records. Hope it is just mislabeled and I can figure it out.
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May 5, 2012 5:45 PM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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I sure hope you can figure it out. It sure is a pretty one!!!
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May 6, 2012 4:30 AM CST
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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Nice photos Laura.
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May 6, 2012 6:56 AM 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
I think I have it identified:

Ledgewood's Calico Blues (Abajian, 2005)
height 27", bloom 3.75", season E, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Diploid, 25 buds, 4 branches, Light cream with deep violet blue eye above green throat. (Crystal Blue Persuasion × Wildest Dreams)

It is one that I bought at the same time and they are planted almost right next to each other. Either I photographed the wrong tag when I took the picture (I always take one of the tag as well as the actual flower to help ID the photo) or the tags were rearranged at some point.
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Here is the picture I incorrectly have labeled as Golliwog again
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Here is the auction picture of Ledgewood's Calico Blues that I saved (posted here only for Identification purposes)
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Edited to say that I just took a picture of the wrong tag. Gollywog will bloom later.
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May 6, 2012 10:11 AM CST
Name: Katie
Stafford, VA (Zone 7a)
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Haha about the unpacking. I have come back from a trip, run out into my garden and exclaimed, "Oh, I have missed it!" And my husband has said, "What about me??" My dogs would be barking wildly at the window, but, you know how it is...the daylilies call.

Lucky you to have Ledgewood's Calico Blues! I think it is harder to find that Golliwog (which I have). I saw LCB in Jule Covington's garden one year and thought it was so cute.

Thanks, Laura, for posting your pictures. It is very fun, almost like a little visit (grin). I hope you'll keep adding as it looks like there's much more to come. I remember when you were making those beds on DG...wow, they look fantastic! All your hard work has paid off.

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