Thursday, January 27, 2011

Karol Emmerichs Blog Now here is the address, if you will click on this URL it will take you to her Blog and before i sent you to her web site. Please forgive me, i guess she had me day dreaming about all her beautiful lilies. Go and read what she says about her power point program and click on it. It may take 5 minutes to down load but worth the wait. Thanks for giving me a second chance. Jim Elliott

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Springwood Gardens

Oh boy did i hit the mother load. I have Karol Emmerichs blog link listed on my blog and i saw where she had posted a few days ago. WOW. I am a fan for life after seeing her new power point program listed on her web site. It will take a few minutes to load but Oh Boy, what a way to start with your morning coffee. I think i will move up North and get me some snow shoes. Wow is all i can say. Thanks Karol.
I know you arent supposed to show someone elses flowers cause my fans will leave me and start looking at Karols. Not political correct, heh im looking at it too. I cant wait for spring to come so i can get out and get my knees in the dirt, but for now i will Make myself look at hers. What a Great Day. What a Blessing. Jim Elliott

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Snow Day

Here i am at home because we people of the South dont do well driving in snow. I need about a day and a half to finish painting a new house(interior) and we dont know what the roads will be like in a few hours so we stayed home today.

I was thinking i could share a few of my thoughts on daylilies and push back this feeling that spring is around the corner. Last week we had sunshine and 60 degrees today it is sleeting and snowing here in central Arkansas.

The seedling beds are covered with a blanket of snow and we have been down in the single digits so we can do dormants and evergreens. I would much rather have dormants. I love to see the dormants emerge and when they are about 4 to 6 inches high is my perfect plant.

Being observant in the garden is part of hybridizing. I took some FL. RagMuffin pollen and put it on a pink named Shores of Time and got this toothy pink seedling. Shores of Time is a 6 inch bubble gum pink with a big fluffy gold edge. Sometimes she has teeth on her gold edge. So i had to try this cross. As it gets hotter more teeth show up and why i didnt take a better picture i dont know.

This puple eyed diploid seedling has a different eye also. The midrib carries the purple eye out further and splits at the end of the burst. You will also notice this seedling has extra petaloid tissue on one of its petals. To me this would be an excellant candidate for breeding doubles with. It is wanting to double but dont have enough gene power to add more tissue. I love the eye pattern but hate the UF shape of the flower. I have always bred for bagel shaped flowers but as we go to the breeding for eye patterns we will have to follow the seedlings and see where they take us. For those that cant get out today it is a good time to catch up on reading The Bible. You will recieve a Blessing for it and if you take it to heart, The Bible will change your Life for the Better. It has Drama, Romance, Travel and oh yeah it is full of Love. Have you got one hour to make your life better, then go for it. Amen.