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Daylily Child Protection Services Annual Report

posted by: uroboros5 on 08.07.2013 at 03:38 pm in Daylily Forum


I just wanted to make a funny title for my list of GOOD PARENTS and BAD PARENTS for making seeds, as observed in my garden.

To God Be The Glory - Enormous flat round blooms with a gorgeous color but on shortish stems and rarely making new fans. It readily transmits is size and color blend nicely with the other parent, pollen very good.
Neon Flamingo - Enormous stretched out blooms with a gorgeous color but on shortish stems. It readily transmits is size and no-frills flashy color. Pollen will smash its way through many reluctant pod setters.
Featuring The Gold - Heavy gold edge. Does not transmit the gold edge reliably if ever, but has yielded some humongous keepers. Lots of variety.
Precious Candy - Gorgeous blue/purple frilled flower. I wanted to keep them all.
Rose F Kennedy - Large raspberry edged green. Will nearly kill itself podding, nearly all offspring have something going for them.
Stargate Portal - Purple/blue edged green. Babies get good grades, that blue pattern does lovely permutations in the next generation.
Sears Tower - Large yellow self, offspring are quite uniformly in the 60" height category.

Born To Run - gorgeous flat round blooms in deep magenta. Rarely gave anything good.
Pink Aloha - Nice even pink. No offspring worth keeping.


breeding daylilies
clipped on: 08.07.2013 at 07:56 pm    last updated on: 08.07.2013 at 07:57 pm

Dutch Iris did Nothing!

posted by: SusanBachman on 05.23.2013 at 10:12 am in Iris Forum

I planted a lot of bulbs last fall and the only thing that did nothing (except for leaves) was the Dutch Iris. Someone from my area (State College, PA) said Dutch Iris don't do well here but the Siberian Iris do. I have No experience with Dutch Iris and thinking of pulling them out.

Does anyone know about my area and will they bloom next year and what is the problem, it is the very cold winter or what. I planted bearded iris and they bloomed. Also planted peonies, daffodils, tulips, grape hyacinths, crocus, alliums, etc. Everything is blooming except for the dutch iris. Please help if you have experience with this. I would rather pull them out now while I can still see the leaves. Thanks.

Thank you


clipped on: 05.23.2013 at 10:15 am    last updated on: 05.23.2013 at 10:15 am

Old rose, what is it? pic here

posted by: SusanBachman on 04.18.2013 at 06:46 pm in Antique Roses Forum

Here is one of my mom's old roses. We found it growing under an oak tree where she now lives which is her childhood home. It is old and she remembers it was there as long as she can remember she says.

It blooms once in the spring and has a nice fragrance. Any ideas to point me in the right direction. The blooms are not very large.

I would like to propagate it so it can grow in a sunnier location.

Thanks, Susan


my mom's old rose under oak tree at Downhome
clipped on: 04.18.2013 at 06:46 pm    last updated on: 04.18.2013 at 06:47 pm

Deer eating shoots

posted by: SusanBachman on 03.31.2013 at 01:27 pm in Iris Forum

The deer have just started to eat the tips of my 'Blue Magic' Dutch Iris shoots. Is there anything I can do, besides a 10 foot fence? I read once about spraying pepper, maybe mixed with a little egg (so it would stick I think) onto the leaves. There are daffodils plants near the iris. I guess they will start to eat the daylilies too when they come up.

Has anyone else had this problem with deer? Will my flowers still get blooms on them?

I will post a picture later if that helps.

I didn't see any particular forum that deals with deer problems.



clipped on: 03.31.2013 at 01:28 pm    last updated on: 03.31.2013 at 01:29 pm