Monday, July 2, 2012

Inside The ShadeHouse

Good Morning, now is the time of year for us to collect our wages of labor from this beautiful flower we love so much. We have started collecting seed pods of the flower scapes. Usually it takes about 42 to 45 days for seed pods to mature and be collected. If you collect pods to soon the seeds will not germinate. Even though they are black and shiney they are immature and will not germinate, so wait for the pod to crack open slightly. We are showing inside the greenhouse that is now a shade house.
This is Nichole Harry Devito introduction named H. Janet and Bill. 6 inch flower and lots of buds. This flower is on a rebloom scape. The first bloom scape has 5 seed pods on it. A lot of times daylilies wont rebloom if seed pods are on the first scape. A plants main objective in its life span is to reproduce by seeds produced. So when seeds are present it thinks its job is over for the year. Rebloom is good for collecting pollen for next year, since the hybridizing has been done there are no distractions for collecting pollen.
This is a closer look of seed pods on some scapes. I think these seed pods are on the plant H.Open My Eyes. It is fairly fertile and sets good on cool days. I think the most pods i have on one scape is 9 pods.
This pod is a little past ready to pick. It is outside and when they crack open in the sun the pods start opening further than we want and we may have seed spill out onto the ground and when that happens they are very hard to find.
This seed pod is just right. the pod is starting to wither and not so green and when you gently squeeze the pod it is semi soft and you can feel it move. I then take the pod and put into a seed cup along with the cross tag and take them into the house. Never open seed pods outside especially while walking around, they will jump out of your hands and lose seeds. I use bathroom 3 oz. cups to collect my seed pods.
Here is how we dry our seeds before putting them in the refrigerator for 3 weeks or even the whole winter sometimes. They think that they{seeds} have been thru the winter and will germinate once planted in about a week. We open the pods, place each cross in its own cup with both parents printed on side of cup. like this. D2407 X Tiger on the Mountain. After seeds have set on table for 3 days then we put them into smal {2inch X 2 inch} ziploc baggs with cross written on each bag. Then they go into fridge for a 3 week or longer before planting. I hope this helps you with seed pods. We started this blog about the wages of our labor with daylilies but what about the wages we owe Jesus Christ. Now dont cut me off just yet. just as we have a plan on breeding daylilies, Jesus has a plan for you. The Bible says the wages of Sin is Death.Not dieing but death of your soul, meaning you are Lost, not to say you cant be found all you have to do is let Jesus into your heart and not close it up waiting for another day. Jesus said he is the Vine and we are the branch. We are to bear fruit. That means we are to share the Gospel to others. Prayer works. The other day i was at the dentist office and the dentist was about 40 yrs old. I had 3 teeth to be pulled and while we waited for gums to get numb we had a chat about the economy. I told him about i wasnt worried cause i had faith in the lord to keep me working. I also told him i thought the way this world was in shambles that the Rapture would come soon. He looked at his nurse and asked, Whats the Rapture? She jumped in and told him that was the second comming of Jesus Christ. Thats when Jesus will take all saved people off this earth in the blink of an eye. He was open to listening and we told him about Jesus. We planted the seed of being saved, maybe this seed will take root and he will open his heart to Jesus and bear more fruit. After getting out of the chair she and i talked and she has been trying to tell him about Jesus for 6 months and he just turned her away. She prayed for god to soften his heart and god did just that and sent me as conformation of the power of Prayer. Why wait till things are tough before you ever pray for Gods Help. Just bow your head, close your eyes and let god take over your life. Praise him for your healthy children and loving neighbor. Why not start your relationship with God Almighty today. Recieve his blessings from this old world, are you looking for a better life let him help. Today is a good time to start. Just say Thank You Father and feel his magic enter your heart. Amen


  1. I am Jim Elliott is my email address if you need to talk. Have a Great Day.

  2. Jim,
    What a blessing to run across your posting per Day Lilies, but more so, on your sharing of God's word and how strong your faith is. I love my special time with God while out in my garden, where I feel so much of his beauty. It was wonderful reading what you wrote, and I wanted you to know you touched my heart, when I really needed to hear what you wrote. Thank You, God Bless You