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It would seem my garden is entering its peak season for daylilies. There are hundreds of flowers every day, some are blooming for the first time. I have been experimenting with when to take photos, as it can radically change the colors that a flower has. Oranges tend to washout by the end of the day. Here is a comparison of ’Tomorrow’s Song’. The first was taken around 10 AM, the second at 7 PM:

Yes, it has a tag on it because I am trying to cross it with Firefly Frenzy, a yellow double.
There is a parade of magnificent flowers that still shine in the dusk.
- #1 – Te Amo Te x (Angel Fairy Tern x Judge Nancy):

- #2 – Fuoco del Sole x Life is a Highway:

- #3 – [(Amber Rhum x Kazoo) x Life is a Highway] x Judge Nancy:

- #4 – using one of my registered ones, Pico Piquinho x Fancy Face:

- #5 – almost too subtle is (Etched Eyes x Dragonfly Tattoo) x Full of Treasure:

- #6 – Small but very bold is Crystal Blue Persuasion x Galaxy Explosion:

- #7 – Using another of my registered ones as pollen parent is Creative Design x Neighborhood Watcher:

- #8 – Dragonfly Dawn x (Core Values x Life is a Highway):

That is a lot of photos, but wait! There’s more!
One of the problems/rewards of hybridizing is starting a pod of seeds and eventually have to choose which to keep and who gets let go. Here are 2 sets of crosses that are open today.
- #9 – Wee Wizard x Christmas in Oz:

- #10 – (Amber Rhum x Kazoo) x Michigan Nikki:

You can that they are similar, yet different.

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They are beautiful and the flowers are very elegant

12 May, 2019


Gorgeous colours here! Very nice and exotic.

13 May, 2019


Beautiful collection of lilies. Did you plant them all or some are native to the soil?

13 May, 2019


Thanks! I'm glad you like them.
Daylilies originate in China, but have become very popular for hybridizing. All but 'Tomorrow's Song' are ones that I crossed and grew. In fact I made 3 more crosses this morning for next year's starts.

13 May, 2019


I like them all, wonderful

13 May, 2019


Be uties all of them I can see the difference in colour photos one and two.

14 May, 2019


Aging occurs as the day wears on, which makes the ones take at 7 PM (all but the first one and #2) even better.

15 May, 2019


Yes you would not think such a change would occur so quick.

15 May, 2019


Since they last only a single day, they will age pretty fast. Some of my Moraeas are even shorter - opening late morning and closing as soon as the sun goes off them.

15 May, 2019


Yes I never noticed years ago of the colour when I had an orange one as it grew so big I was getting lots flowers which lasted for ages my son has it now.. Awe that s a shame the Moraeas don't last as long as they are so wonderful.

15 May, 2019

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