Thursday, December 18, 2014

Merry Christmas:-)

                    ANGELS BOW DOWN
         to the CHILD OF BETHLEHEM

Sunday, October 19, 2014

2015 introductions

I have 12 new introductions for 2015. See   This one is Teeth of Iron, out of Kingdom Without End and Skin of My Teeth.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Working on Size

A new look for me. Seedling 2713. A 10" saturated beauty out of Not Guilty x Flying Purple People Eater. 36". 4-way. Planted outside as a small single fan June 2013. Looking forward to seeing this in a clump! 
This next picture is what seedling 2713 looked like in the greenhouse. Shorter and no scape and only 7" inside. Color more cranberry and not as velvety. I love it when things are better outside than inside. Almost always the case with dormants. 
This is seedling 35613, seen for the first time this morning. Out of a complicated seedling x Flying Purple People Eater. 10", 36" 2-5 way. 
One I noticed for the first time a week ago - probably since it is now a big clump - is dormant seedling 3009 - an older one. About 36" with almost a 10" flower out of a dormant seedling (which includes Heartbeat of Heaven, Julie Newmar, etc) x Bali Watercolor. Will move it out of the gravel pit into the main garden to see if I can get a bit more budcount out of it, but will likely just end up as decoration.
Below is what it looked like when it first bloomed May 2009 in the greenhouse. A big difference in form.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Repeat the Sounding Joy kids

Seedling 35413. Planted outside as a small seedling last June and this summer it has 5 way branching with instant rebloom. It is out of Repeat the Sounding Joy x sdlg (where 50% of the sdlg's genetics are All Things to All Men. ATTAM has Repeat as its pod parent, so lots of line breeding here)
Pictured below (2 different days) is 35113 - out of All Things to All Men (which is out of Repeat the Sounding Joy) and God Save the Queen. Note the sharky edge, but not much of a scape yet. Crossing my fingers since it was just planted last summer. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Not Guilty kids showing their stuff:-)

Not Guilty has been producing some marvelous hardy kids with rich saturated color and good branching. All pictures below are outside photos. This is 35013, a 6.5" beauty which is 50% Not Guilty genetics and 38% All Things to All Men.

This is 0412, which is 25% Not Guilty and also includes Skin on My Teeth, Faith that Moves Mountains, Gnashing of Teeth, Chariot of Clouds, etc.

This is 48612, which is 50% Red Friday and 25% Not Guilty.

0512 isn't showing much of a scape, but love the color. 25% Not Guilty.

Thought I would add this at the end as it has been performing well on a lovely scape. 25% Cosmic Struggle and 25% 52708. Seedling 1613.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Other nice blooms from today

This is 5714 (first picture) - out of 32012 (2nd picture - includes All Things to All Men and Reach for the Sky, etc.) and 8912 (3rd picture - out of 27410 and 52708) 

The next two are 4714 (out of 5012 x 31312) and 5314 (out of 5012 and 37312). They share the same pollen parent 5012, which is the bottom picture. 

Patterns out of 26712

The first picture is 2014 - it is out of 14212 (2nd picture) and 19413 (3rd picture, and is out of 10112 and 26712, which is out of 52708).

This is 4914 (next picture) - out of 10412 (pictured below that) and 26712.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Crossing a pattern onto similar genetics

This is 0914 the past couple of days. I used it today on everything genetically related (going back to 52708). Will be fun to see the kids next year. This pattern is showing up all over the place now:-)

These are some of the pod parents I put it on - all going back one to 3 generations to 52708. They are 4814, 1314, 2614, 2914, 4214, 4414, 4514.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Blooming today:-)

This is 26713 - first seen last year and held over for breeding - includes All Things to All Men, 52708, 13107, Cosmic Struggle, and 28709. 8" with a beautiful scape and almost all hardy breeding. Fingers crossed.

0814 - a new one this year out of 7912 x 11813 - 52708 is part of both parents. 6-6.5"

2314 - note the multiple eye and stitching on the sepal. Out of 1513 x 1312. 

16013 - another one out of 1312. Nice to see sharks on chalky eyes.

Vanishing Mist

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The power of a patterned parent

This is a new seedling this year - 0914 (first picture). It is out of 7813 (2nd picture - bluish breeding) and 11813 (3rd picture - which is out of Handwriting on the Wall x 26712. 26712 is the 4th picture). The 26712 line has been a nice surprise so far, with most of the seedlings having the fleur-de-lis pattern despite only one parent having a pattern. You can read more about 26712 in previous posts - just type 26712 into the search box. 

All Things to All Men offspring

All Things to All Men has been a wonderful parent for me. This is one I saw today: 2513 (out of All Things to All Men x 1312. See search box for last year's comments on 1312). Not yet tested outside, but I can't resist using it due to its height and outstanding scape.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The beauty of tets - diversity of offspring

Ever wonder how 2 purple daylilies can produce a yellow one, or two purple ones a rose one? When breeding with tets, you never know for sure what you'll get because there are so many possibilities in the genes - and that's the fun of what we do. Better scientists than I can explain the details, but I can show the results in pictures. The following is an illustration of how some genes can show up in subsequent generations. Seedling 11913 (1st picture) is out of 0412 (2nd picture) and 2112 (3rd picture). 2112 includes Shadow of His Hand, Secret of Contentment, Faith that Moves Mountains, All Things to All Men, and bluish seedling 17305. You can sure see all of those working together to get that flower. 0412 includes a Gnashing of Teeth sdlg, Faith that Moves Mountains, Not Guilty, Chariot of Clouds, Skin of My Teeth, and a few other assorted things. In 0412, Faith that Moves Mountains is creating the dominant color, but the lighter pinkish lavender eyezone is coming from Not Guilty (4th picture). Getting the rose colored seedling 11913 out of these 2 purple parents wasn't what I was aiming for when I made the cross (although I love it), but I should have expected it since Not Guilty represents about 15% of the genes in the cross (1/32nd as one of the great great great grandparents and 1/8th as one of the great grandparents).