Monday, June 30, 2008
Favorite Daylilies June 30
My variegated Tiger's Eye bloom is overexposed, but this shows the variegation, which is only on one side of the leaf.
Geneva Firetruck first bloom today- one of my best light-edged reds, of which I have about a half dozen.
This photo of Bridgeton Calligraphy shows the yellow veining that distinguish it.
Jordan Verhaert is showing an even thicker edge than Raspberry Masquerade in my garden.
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Sunday, June 29, 2008
First and Favorite Daylily Blooms June 29
First bloom was yesterday, but I took that to Garden State Daylily Growers' Daylily Day and didn't get a picture. Night Embers is a favorite of mine; I still remember the first time I saw it, at the GSDG auction at Betty Harwood's house.
Stephanie Returns put out an almost photogenic bloom today. Not one of my favorites, but I can see why lots of people like it- reverse bitone, veining and midribs, respectable eye and greenish throat. And because Centerton markets it, it doesn't cost the fortune you often pay for designer genes.
Topguns Lola Scott put out its first double bloom today- I think it has singled once or twice. But this is a home run. Mary Lovasz got me to take Hem. 'Mount Helena' yesterday at Daylily Day by saying it "looks a lot like Topguns Lola Scott". That's a pretty high compliment.
I didn't get Primal Scream until last year because I couldn't see spending "that kind of money" for an ORANGE daylily. Hanson 1994, 14 years ago and still the lowest Eureka price for a double fan is $25.00 ; & worth it!
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Saturday, June 28, 2008
Daylily Day Part 2 of 2
I See Stars (Gossard 01) impresses me the more I see it- when Lois-Anne got it I thought it was a lot of money for another 5 inch red. But it has panache.
I just got Inky Fingers finally this spring, so it hasn't bloomed yet for me. Eureka has 12 sources for this one, from $8 to $40df.
Blackberry Jack (Trimmer 02) impressed me. do I need another dark-eyed yellow daylily? Maybe, if it looks like this.
This one impressed me too; oops! It's another Blackberry Jack!! Eureka average $20df.
Garden State Daylily Day Part 1 of 2
Garden State Daylily Day at Deep Cut Park near Middletown, NJ. We're a small club, only about 1/3 the members of DVDS but we grow some GREAT daylilies! Here are a few that I may want to add to my collection next year.
Velvet Ribbons, the Kate Moss of the Daylily world. Stamile 2002 but still has a Eureka average price above $50.
Topguns Okie Twister. Never seen this before, but I want to learn more.
Crazy Crane (ANOTHER Stamile 2002!) is registered at 10 inches, $37 Eureka 2008 average.
Friday, June 27, 2008
What I Would Take to Daylily Day if Today
I have way too many blooms to show solo photos of each today, but these are the ones I would have taken to Daylily Day if it were today. Top left to bottom right are Monterrey Jack, Siloam Russell Morgan (double), Primal Scream,Steve trimmer, (Row 2) Wings of Chance, Lurch, and Mandalay Bay Music. row 3 = Cameroon Night (center) and Mean Mister Mustard. Bottom row = Double Mandarin, Chesapeake Crablegs, Julie Newmar and Night Embers. I've got more daylilies, but no more time! See some of you tomorrow in Middletown!
Daylily blooms June 27
Karen Burgoyne (Betty Harwood 1998) is looking better than most in its first outing today.
Bat Signal put out these 3 blooms.
Marked By Lydia not first day, but what a display!
Things I'm Doing & Daylilies I'm Loving
This is why I put up with Malachite Prism's tenderness.
Steve Trimmer's first bloom 2008.
Not a bad edge for Zone 6! Raspberry Masquerade is a keeper!
Stipples are a dotted color pattern, not everybody's preference, but I love them. This is Happy Hooligan, a double.
Expanding Universe first bloom- it gets better contrast with practice.
Gail Reese, new for me this year and blooming it's polka-dotted heart out.
Spotted Fever, the only other stippled double I know of. If you see another, email me firstname.lastname@example.org with name and source if known.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Daylilies June 25 Philadelphia (Zone 6b)
Eggplant Ecstacy (Margo Reed 1994) is registered as "near black" and that's not bad for 14 years ago. I like the eye-to-throat transition.
Raspberry Cupcake is one of my favorite little doubles. Good enough to eat!
Wings of Chance- not its first bloom today, but compare it to the bloom below. I love WOC but when I saw it next to Monterrey Jack in the Morton garden, I added MJ to my must have list.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
June 24 1st blooms and a BARGAIN BUY!
Border Music is about a $15 daylily that should be in more gardens.
Megan Skinner's Shining Eyes (99) started blooming today.
Siloam Kewpie Doll is an oldie but a goodie mini.
First Blooms June 23 Philadelphia
Bridgeton Icing first bloom June 23. This Apps tet just exudes class.
Bali Watercolor I saw at last year's Daylily Day (last Sat. in June, Deep Cut Park near Middletown NJ 10-2) and when it showed up at DVDS auction I had to have it! This is not its first bloom this year (see June 20) but it's a knockout!
Topguns Stepanie Clark was a bonus from Bob Scott, nice form in its first appearance.
Spotted Fever is a great name for this stippled double, one of only two I know. The other is Happy Hooligan; see previous posts for it. 1st bloom.