Monday, April 30, 2012


This is about what a lot of my double edges look like right now. Not too hot UUUGH. I got some good ones today but a little problem. I'm sure  my Son and Grandson can figure out.  My Son installed Microsoft 7, when he bought us a new computer and when I download pictures from my camera, the computer puts them in a folder by date, rather than list them in the graphics. I can't get to them yet but he will come back and work that out I'm sure. My Son and Grandson are computer guru working for the power company. I'm a yard guru. I build, I dig, do electrical work, plumber, churner, pretty fair cook.I  do a little fortune telling on weekends, the bulb is out in my crystal ball so I need to get that fixed , without a bulb I can only read Red Neck mind . Grow Daylilies and threaten two big German Shepherds all day. They don't mind very well but my German is not what it was in my younger days stationed in Germany. My Mother told me not to marry a German while I was over there since the babies would come into the world speaking German and none of the family could communicate with them. That would be a bummer at birthday parties.. Language come from the female genes, you may not know that so be sure and write it down. Lots of these tidbits can help you in later life I'm sure. You better file them away I'm 77 you know and they are free, RIGHT NOW...GOTTA GO

Sunday, April 29, 2012

This flower came from a cross of ( WONDER OF IT ALL X LINDA AGIN GREEN SEEDLING) . It measures 24" tall and 6.5" across. I will bloom about 75 seedlings from this cross. trying to get a large green. The  green in Daylilies is very hard to capture, it is much greener in real life.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I got this one today, I got 3 others also. This one will have a more pronounced double edge in later blooms and scapes.  My experence has been that it usually takes a seedling in it's second year to be able to tell much about but count and branching. The scapes usually get larger in the second and third year.. I also have noticed that if the seedlings are planted too thick they will go up to sunlight on a more spindly scape but get shorter later if not fighting for sunlight.  Most of my seedlings that bloom in the water beds will bloom on a shorter , stronger scape the following year. I don't know if the water beds has any thing to do with this. How do you check spelling on this blog? I'm still dumber than sheet rock about this blog thing. I won't try for two tonight. The one I tried last night I tried to drag it to the bottom of the narrative and I think I dragged it under the table, I haven't looked yet..gotta Go...T

Friday, April 27, 2012

Does this have any blue? What is this strange color, I'm getting a lot of these this year. Maybe it has no blue but it came from blueish (sp) parents. I don't know, men don't have clash genes, we can't tell if our shirt clashes with our socks. I'm not sure we even know what clash means. I don't see anything wrong with green pants and purple socks, but my little sweetie does. Yawl must admit my blogging is getting better or is the reason I get few praises is because I'm getting worse. One more picture and I'm gone for the night....TA- DA. I had another picture I screwed around trying to move it and I lost it. God only knows where it went

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I figured if I was going to post on my blog, I would include one of my projects that has been going on for about 8 years: Lee's blogging is very profession looking compared to mine but he is much older than I am so I will catch up in time. As you can see I am still working on blue.

I learned something from Richard Garrin yesterday. He suggested I put my description on the  Label Editor . This is my first try. If I fail it's not his fault because his site is great. Here I'll show you. This is from Richard Garrin

"I am  promoting our R15 Summer meeting . Check out my redneck wisdom section at the top of the page. Here’s the link . Here in the NC hills our neck runneth red! And we’re proud of it."

This is a good site to see how Richard use the Label Editor to do his descriptions of the pictures.

The flower I'm showing is my best so far for hunting the elusive blue flower. It comes from PALACE GARDEN BEAUTY line breeding for five years and a seedling of mine. The next picture is the same flower two years later. Here goes.


This is the same seedling 2 years later. I use pollen from this seedling on all my blue seedlings and will bloom about 75 seedlings from this flowers pollen this year...I believe if you are going to line breed you must do long crosses.. I had one seedling bloom already with some blue but not good enough to keep... I do believe the blue daylily is possible but it may take years of line breeding to do in, my mind. Breed out everything that is not blue, there I said it..PALACE GARDEN BEAUTY has some of the best looking actual blue  it seems to me..I have used BLUE GRASS MUSIC in these crosses also.. I know of course the nay-sayers are going to say none of it is blue. Oh well it looks like there is blue in it to me and that's that counts. This flower will bloom  it's first bloom this year tomorrow. It seems to change every year. It it changes I'll show you... I believe it may take a seedling at least three years or longer to settle down to it's final version. I have had large bud counts and branching change a tremendous amount larger in later years. Good nite Gladys...

Monday, April 23, 2012


 I'm still trying to learn how to do this. I have learned to not pull up the second picture (NOT) before telling about this one. It thinks I am writing about it but I'm not. I'm just trying to fool it into leaving the cursor alone. Now I'm going to pull up another flower. Keep your fingers cross. When I pull it up I have no idea where it will let me type or where it will decide to put this writing.  Right now it's out beside the top picture. You play by this blogs rules or you can stick it up... I better not go there. Here goes..DAMN
When I pulled up the second picture the writing jumped down to the second picture, leaving one line up by the top picture.  HELP

Sunday, April 22, 2012


This is a test. I am still trying to learn how to type on this blasted thing. This is the first time I have ever got the writing out beside the flower. It only too 2 hours, I'm getting much faster. I am beyond a doubt a slow learner, how did I ever learn Electronics which I taught over 20 years. It has a mind of it's own.
This is a cross of (ABILENE JOYCE'S WONDER X ABILENE GREEN JEANS). It's about 7 inches.  Bloomed two days ago. The edges are much greener in real life.


I'm trying to put teeth (FORESTLAKE RAGAMUFFIN) on my ABILENE SUNRISE. People who know me understand that when I say trying, I mean every pod.will be F R . I would like to get at least 100 seeds. ABILENE SUNRISE is not folded over this year but it did last year. WHY--I don't have a clue.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

21 April 2012

                                JT201220                                                 This is three I got today. I still have not figured where to type



Wednesday, April 18, 2012


This is some new seedlings that bloomed today. I would have liked to started the typing at the top of the page but the cursor would not go up any higher..It has a mind of it's own where you can type. I hope some day to figure out where this typing will appear....tom





Tuesday, April 17, 2012