Counting Flowers on the Wall; That Don’t Bother Me At All!

So, I had a record number of cultivators in bloom the day before my trip, but no time to blog. Tomorrow, I’m home but too late to see any blooms. So, here is the 7/16 batch. Honestly, I don’t remember which were new bloom, but I’ll try. It’ll be good to see what’s new on Sunday!

Premiers:

Apache Beacon 7/16

Inwood 7/17

Wild Rose Fandango 7/16

Coral Taco 7/16

Little Cadet 7/16

Winds of Love 7/16

Lacey Doily 7/16

Royal Palace Prince 7/16

Black Eyed Susan 7/16

Anasazi 7/16

Reruns – lots and lots of reruns:

Purple de Oro 7/16

Mauna Loa 7/16

Longlesson Show-off 7/16

South Seas 7/16

Isaac 7/16

Stephanie Returns 7/16

Passionate Returns 7/16

Prairie Wildfire 7/16

Catherine Irene 7/16

Strutter’s Ball 7/16

Prairie Blue Eyes 7/16

Red Riddle 7/16

Indian Love Call 7/16

Purple Many Faces 7/16

Iktomi 7/16

Indian Love Call 7/16

Chief Four Fingers 7/16

Zuni Thunderbird 7/16

Rocky Mountain Friends 7/16

Soco Gap 7/16

Black Ice 7/16

Maya Cha Cha 7/16

Purple Mystery 7/16

Ruby Spider 7/16

Comanche Princess 7/16

Mildred Mitchell 7/16

Thin Man 7/16

Lady Fingers 7/16

Papa Long Legs 7/16

Purple Grasshopper 7/16

Chaco Canyon 7/16

Happy Hopi 7/16

Feather Woman 7/16

Ojo de Dios 7/16

Canyon Colors 7/16

Cheddar Cheese 7/16

Mesa Verde 7/16

Primal Scream 7/16

The Colorado Kid 7/16

Melon Balls 7/16

Pardon Me 7/16

Cricket Call 7/16

Wineberry Candy 7/16

Raspberry Propeller 7/16

Route 66 7/16

Golden Stella 7/16

Yellow Punch 7/16

Early Bird Cardinal 7/16

Pink and Cream 7/16

Mini Pearl 7/16

Orange Flurry 7/16

Golden Stella 7/16

Cheyenne Eyes 7/16

Pink Enchilada 7/16

Apache Bandana 7/16

Desperado

It is roll-call day!  But, first, a dedication.  It is camping weekend and I was listening to a song “Desperado” on my ipod.  I have always identified with the song.  So, I will put El Desperado as our lead photo today.

Desperado – The Eagles

Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses?
You been out ridin’ fences for so long now
Oh, you’re a hard one
I know that you got your reasons
These things that are pleasin’ you
Can hurt you somehow

Don’t you draw the queen of diamonds, boy
She’ll beat you if she’s able
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet

Now it seems to me, some fine things
Have been laid upon your table
But you only want the ones that you can’t get

Desperado, oh, you ain’t gettin’ no younger
Your pain and your hunger, they’re drivin’ you home
And freedom, oh freedom well, that’s just some people talkin’
Your prison is walking through this world all alone

Don’t your feet get cold in the winter time?
The sky won’t snow and the sun won’t shine
It’s hard to tell the night time from the day
You’re losin’ all your highs and lows
Ain’t it funny how the feeling goes away?

Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses?
Come down from your fences, open the gate
It may be rainin’, but there’s a rainbow above you
You better let somebody love you (let somebody love you)
You better let somebody love you before it’s too late

OK – so new to the garden for the first time in 2018 today is Pizza Crust.  I get a little hungry looking at her because I am stuck with low cholesterol pizza that doesn’t have much crust.
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Pizza Crust 7.22

Finales:
ThinMan7.22.1.jpg

Thin Man 7.22

Route66.7.18.1.jpg

Route 66 7.18

FairyTalePink7.22.1.jpg

Fairytale Pink 7.22

NursesStethoscope7.16.1.jpg

Nurse’s Stethoscope 7.18

Here goes Roll-Call for the week of 7/16-7/22:

AdiosAlbuquerque7.19.2.jpg

Adios Albuquerque 7.19

 

Anasazi7.17.1.jpg

Anasazi 7.17

AztecFirebird7.17.1.jpg

Aztec Firebird 7.17

Baja7.18.1.jpg

Baja 7.18

BelaLugosi7.19.1.jpg

Bela Lugosi 7.19

BlackEyedSusan7.16.1.jpg

Black-Eyed Susan 7.16

BlueBeat7.20.1.jpg

Blue Beat 7.20

Bluegrass7.16.1

Bluegrass Music 7.16

BoldTiger7.17.1.jpg

Bold Tiger 7.17

CanyonColors7.15.1.jpg

Canyon Colors 7.15

CatherineIrene7.16.1.jpg

Catherine Irene 7.16

CheddarCheese7.22.1.jpg

Cheddar Cheese 7.22

CherokeeStar7.17.3.jpg

Cherokee Star 7.17

ChorusLine7.18.1.jpg

Chorus Line 7.18

ClassyLady7.18.1.jpg

Classy Lady 7.18

ComanchePrincess7.18.1

Comanche Princess 7.17

DreamCatcher7.18.1.jpg

Dream Catcher 7.18

ElDesperado7.19.1.jpg

El Desperado 7.19

FoxEars7.19.1.jpg

Fox Ears 7.19

HappyHopi7.17.1.jpg

Happy Hopi 7.17

HeavenlyCurls7.17.1.jpg

Heavenly Curls 7.17

HeronsCove7.17.2.jpg

Heron’s Cove 7.17

Hesperus7.17.2.jpg

Hesperus 7.17

IndianSky7.16.1.jpg

Indian Sky 7.16

Isaac7.16.1.jpg

Isaac 7.16

JungleQueen7.15.1.jpg

Jungle Queen 7.16

JustPlumHappy7.17.1.jpg

Just Plum Happy 7.17

 

LacyDoily7.20.1.jpg

Lacy Doily 7.20

LadyFingers7.18.1.jpg

Lady Fingers 7.18

LimeFrost7.15.1.jpg

Lime Frost 7.15

Longlesson7.18.1.jpg

Longlesson Showoff 7.18

LullabyeBaby7.22.1.jpg

Lullabye Baby 7.22

MamaCuna7.17.1.jpg

Mama Cuna 7.17

MarqueMoon7.20.1.jpg

Marque Moon 7.20

 

MellonBalls7.17.1.jpg

Mellon Balls 7.17

 

MildredMitchell7.18.1.jpg

Mildred Mitchell 7.18

MiniPearl7.19.1.jpg

Mini Pearl 7.19

 

MountEchoSunrise7.16.1

Mount Echo Sunrise 7.16

NavajoRodeo7.16.1.jpg

Navajo Rodeo 7.16

 

NearlyWild7.18.5

Nearly Wild 7.18

Nosferatu7.18.2.jpg

Nosferatu 7.18

PapaLonglegs7.16.1.jpg

Papa Longlegs 7.17

PassionateReturns7.20.1.jpg

Passionate Returns 7.20

PickoftheLitter7.17.1.jpg

Pick of the Litter 7.17

 

PinkandCream7.18.1

Pink and Cream 7.18

 

PrairieBlueEyes7.17.1.jpg

Prairie Blue Eyes 7.17

PrairieWildfire7.16.1.jpg

Prairie Wildfire 7.16

PreludetoLove7.18.1.jpg

Prelude to Love 7.18

 

PurpleCornDancer7.20.3

Purple Corn Dancer 7.20

 

PurpledeOro7.17.1.jpg

Purple de Oro 7.17

PurpleGrasshopper7.17.1.jpg

Purple Grasshopper 7.17

 

PurpleMoonrise7.17.2.jpg

Purple Moonrise 7.17

PurpleThunderbird7.19.6.jpg

Purple Thunderbird 7.18

RaspberryPropeller7.20.1.jpg

Raspberry Propeller 7.20

RedHotReturns7.17.1.jpg

Red Hot Returns 7.17

RedRiddle7.18.1.jpg

Red Riddle 7.18

ReturnaSmile7.16.1.jpg

Return a Smile 7.16

RosiesRed7.20.1.jpg

Rosie’s Red 7.20

 

Route66.7.18.1

Route 66 7.18

RoyalPalacePrince7.20.2.jpg

Royal Palace Prince 7.20

RubySpider7.17.1.jpg

Ruby Spider 7.17

RubyStella7.22.1.jpg

Ruby Stella 7.22

Skinwalker7.19.2.jpg

Skinwalker 7.19

 

SocoGap7.16.1.jpg

Soco Gap 7.16

SouthSeas7.22.1.jpg

South Seas 7.22

StephanieReturns7.17.1.jpg

Stephanie Returns 7.17

StruttersBall7.17.1.jpg

Strutter’s Ball 7.18

TacoTwister7.16.1.jpg

Taco Twister 7.19

TheColoradoKid7.16.2.jpg

Colorado Kid 7.22

TigerKitten7.20.1.jpg

Tiger Kitten 7.20

TreasureofSW7.20.1.jpg

Treasure of the Southwest 7.20

 

TwirlingPinata7.22.1.jpg

Twirling Pinata 7.20

Wineberry7.15.1.jpg

Wineberry Candy 7.16

YellowPunch7.22.1.jpg

Yellow Punch 7.22

 

 

 

The Mamas and the Papas

This morning, I got that song from the Mamas and Papas “Monday, Monday” stuck in my head.  Maybe it is because I had Mama Cuna and Papa Longlegs blooming next to each other. I had 51 today! Monday mornin’ you gave me no warnin’ of what was to be . . .

So, for fun, here are the Mamas (Mama Cuna – L) and the Papas (Papa Long Legs – R):

 

So, we had 2 new faces today.  The first one is such a pretty flower.  Up until this year, when I started running out of blooms, I would go look for later bloomers.  Anyway, I almost decided to not bring one home from the nursery . . . until I saw the name.  Seriously, I squeezed her into one of the last Southwest Garden spaces.  She looks like velvet to me.

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Cherokee Star 7.16

The second new face is Bold Tiger.  Well, I think that is her name.  I got her on discount because they lost the tags and didn’t know what she was.  I did a search and she looks most like Bold Tiger.  So, we will go with that.  I believe that makes 112 so far this year.  We are at 64% bloom rate.  Can we get to 75%?

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Bold Tiger 7.16

Finales (last blooms unless they send reblooms) today:

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Isaac 7.16

CatherineIrene7.16.1.jpg

Catherine Irene 7.16

TacoTwister7.16.1.jpg

Taco Twister 7.16

 

SocoGap7.16.1.jpg

Soco Gap

TheColoradoKid7.16.2.jpg

The Colorado Kid 7.16

Oh, and Papa Long Legs – but he has a photo at the top of the page.  And, Desert Icicle retired yesterday, not Happy Hopi – I have one more Happy Hopi left.  I will miss these blooms, especially The Colorado Kid.  She had a great season this year – bloomed for a month!  So, our numbers will drop off pretty rapidly by August.  Still hoping for a few late scapes!

Other blooms today: Aztec Firebird, Mount Echo Sunrise, Dream Catcher, Skinwalker, Comanche Princess, Navajo Rodeo, Mama Cuna, Cheddar Cheese, Nosferatu, Heron’s Cove, Canyon Colors, El Desperado, Purple de Oro, Bluegrass Music, Mildred Mitchell, Blue Beat, Ruby Spider, Return a Smile, Longlesson Show-off, Passionate Returns, Lullaby Baby, Chorus line, Mellow Balls, Lacy Doily, South Seas, Marque Moon, Stephanie Returns, Mini Pearl, Prairie Wildfire, Prelude to Love, Bela Lugosi, Pick of the Litter, Raspberry Propeller, Black Eyed Susan, Baja, Prairie Blue Eyes, Hesperus, Indian Sky, Just Plum Happy, Pink and Cream, Ruby Stella, Strutters Ball and Nurse’s Stethoscope.

 

 

New Faces, Finales, and Roll Call

It is time for Sunday roll call.  But first, a couple cool new Roberts Spiders.  Meet Mount Echo Sunrise – She is a big spider that reminds me of Dream Catcher.  This is her first-ever bloom in my yard – I put her in a couple years ago.

MountEchoSunrise7.15.6withDreamCatcher.jpg

Then there is Sante Fe Christmas – And she looks like a Christmas bow.  Red, green with curly petals.  I really love her – too bad she lost her other buds.  Despite the improved bloom rate, the drought has taken a toll.

SanteFeChristmas7.15.3.jpg

Next up – Finales.  Of course, Santa Fe Christmas is a finale today 😦

Primal Scream is another finale.

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Primal Scream 7.10 

Jungle Queen had finale blooms on both pots I have of her.

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Jungle Queen 7.12

Iktomi is another finale.  I have enjoyed seeing the patterns in her offspring.

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Iktomi 7.9

Happy Hopi gave a finale bloom today.  I really enjoyed her big, bold, blonde blooms.

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Happy Hopi 7.12

Now, on to our roll call.  These are the blooms from 7/9 through today.  But, first, we have about 12 with unbloomed scapes remaining and mid-50s with no bloom/no scape.  We are at 107 cultivators (+/-).  Add 12, and we get close to 120.  I am still hoping for 130 total this year.

AdiosAlbuquerque7.10.1.jpg

Adios Albuquerque 7.10

Alabama7.11.1.jpg

Alabama Jubilee 7.11

Anasazi7.13.1.jpg

Anasazi 7.13

AztecFirebird7.14.1.jpg

Aztec Firebird 7.14

Baja7.13.1.jpg

Baja 7.14

BelaLugosi7.9.3.jpg

Bela Lugosi 7.9

BlackArrowhead7.10.2.jpg

Black Arrowhead 7.10

BlackEyedSusan7.14.1.jpg

Black Eyed Susan 7.14

BlackIce7.10.2.jpg

Black Ice 7.10

BlueBeat7.11.1.jpg

Blue Beat 7.11

Bluegrass7.11.1.jpg

Bluegrass Music 7.11

CanyonColors7.15.1.jpg

Canyon Colors 7.15

CatherineIrene7.15.1.jpg

Catherine Irene 7.15

ChacoCanyon7.12.1.jpg

Chaco Canyon 7.12

 

CheddarCheese7.12.2

Cheddar Cheese 7.12

CheyenneEyes7.8.1.jpg

Cheyenne Eyes 7.8

ChorusLine7.13.2.jpg

Chorus Line 7.13

ClassyLady7.14.1.jpg

Classy Lady 7.14

ComanchePrincess7.11.1.jpg

Comanche Princess 7.11

DarkMystery7.12.1.jpg

Dark Mystery 7.12

DesertIcicle7.15.1.jpg

Desert Icicle 7.15

DreamCatcher7.15.2.jpg

Dream Catcher 7.15

EarlyBirdCardinal7.10.2.jpg

Early Bird Cardinal 7.10

ElDesperado7.13.1.jpg

El Desperado 7.13

FairytalePink7.14.2.jpg

Fairytale Pink 7.14

FunnyValentine7.10.1

Funny Valentine 7.10

 

HeavenlyCurls7.12.3.jpg

Heavenly Curls 7.12

HeronsCove7.13.1.jpg

Heron’s Cove 7.13

Hesperus7.15.2.jpg

Hesperus 7.15

HolySombrero7.10.1.jpg

Holy Sombrero 7.10

IndianSky7.15.1.jpg

Indian Sky 7.15

Inwood7.12.1.jpg

Inwood 7.12

Isaac7.12.2.jpg

Isaac 7.12

JustPlumHappy7.10.1.jpg

Just Plum Happy 7.10

KachinaFirecracker7.12.1.jpg

Kachina Firecracker 7.12

LacyDoily7.10.1.jpg

Lacy Doily 7.10

LadyFingers7.12.1.jpg

Lady Fingers 7.12

LaughingFeather7.9.1

Laughing Feather 7.9

LimeFrost7.15.1.jpg

Lime Frost 7.15

Longlesson7.13.1.jpg

Longlesson Showoff 7.13

LullabyeBaby7.14.1.jpg

Lullabye Baby 7.14

ManaCuna7.13.1.jpg

Mama Cuna 7.13

MarqueMoon7.15.1.jpg

Marque Moon 7.15

MellonBalls7.11.1.jpg

Mellon Balls 7.11

MesaVerde7.13.2.jpg

Mesa Verde 7.13

MildredMitchell7.15.1.jpg

Mildred Mitchell 7.15

MiniPearl7.15.1.jpg

Mini Pearl 7.15

NavajoRodeo7.12.1.jpg

Navajo Rodeo 7.13

Nosferatu7.15.1.jpg

Nosferatu 7.15

NursesStethoscope7.11.1.jpg

Nurse’s Stethoscope 7.11

PapaLonglegs7.15.2.jpg

Papa Longlegs 7.15

PassionateReturns7.10.1.jpg

Passionate Returns 7.10

PetitePetticoats7.10.1.jpg

Petite Petticoats 7.10

PickoftheLitter7.14.1.jpg

Pick of the Litter 7.14

PinkandCream7.11.2.jpg

Pink and Cream 7.11

PinkRainDance7.11.1

Pink Rain Dance 7.11

PrairieBlueEyes7.10.1.jpg

Prairie Blue Eyes 7.10

PrairieWildfire7.11.1.jpg

Prairie Wildfire 7.11

PreludetoLove7.15.1.jpg

Prelude to Love 7.15

PurpledeOro7.14.1.jpg

Purple de Oro 7.14

PurpleGrasshopper7.11.1.jpg

Purple Grasshopper 7.11

PurpleMystic7.11.1.jpg

Purple Mystic 7.11

RaspberryPropeller7.14.2.jpg

Raspberry Propeller 7.14

RedHotReturns7.15.1.jpg

Red Hot Returns 7.15

RedRiddle7.10.2.jpg

Red Riddle 7.10

ReturnaSmile7.10.2.jpg

Return a Smile 7.10

Route66.7.13.2.jpg

Route 66 7.13

RubySpider7.14.1.jpg

Ruby Spider 7.14

RubyStella7.15.1.jpg

Ruby Stella 7.15

ShapeShifter7.13.1.jpg

Shape Shifter 7.13

Skinwalker7.10.3.jpg

Skinwalker 7.10

SocoGap7.14.1.jpg

Soco Gap 7.14

SouthSeas7.14.2.jpg

South Seas 7.14

Stella7.13.2.jpg

Stella de Oro 7.13

StephanieReturns7.14.1.jpg

Stephanie Returns 7.14

StruttersBall7.11.1.jpg

Strutter’s Ball 7.11

TacoTwister7.11.1.jpg

Taco Twister 7.11

Talon7.11.1.jpg

Talon 7.11

ColoradoKid7.10.1.jpg

The  Colorado Kid 7.10

ThinMan7.15.1.jpg

Thin Man 7.15

TreasureofSW7.13.1.jpg

Treasure of the Southwest 7.13

WildHorses7.11.1.jpg

Wild Horses 7.11

Wineberry7.12.1.jpg

Wineberry Candy 7.12

YellowPunch7.13.1.jpg

Yellow Punch 7.13

ZuniThunderbird7.13.1.jpg

Zuni Thunderbird 7.13

It’s The Peak – Sunday Roll Call

Well, I tried to post on Friday night, but no internet.  Saturday, some internet, but my phone is crashing all of the apps since the last android update.  Yes, right in the middle of peak season.

So, here are the new faces from Friday

Skinwalker7.6.2.jpg

Skinwalker 7.6.18

EchoCanyon7.6.2.jpg

Echo Canyon 7.6

Iktomi7.6.3.jpg

Iktomi 7.6

ChorusLine7.6.2.jpg

Chorus Line

BlueBeat7.6.3.jpg

Blue Beat 7.6

BellaLugosi7.6.2.jpg

Bella Lugosi 7.6

And here are Sunday’s additions:

LacyDoily7.8.4.jpg

Lacy Doily 7.8

Nosfertu7.8.1.jpg

Nosferatu 7.8

RedHotReturns7.8.1.jpg

Red Hot Returns 7.8

SouthSeas7.8.3

South Seas 7.8

So, that is 10 new additions since my last post – and I missed a couple of new faces while camping yesterday, but they will have another chance.  For now, let me finish roll call.  All daylilies that bloomed between 7/2 and today – here we go.  Which is your favorite?

Alabama7.3.1

Alabama Jubilee 7.3

AztecFirebird7.8.1.jpg

Aztec Firebird 7.8

BlackArrowhead7.2.2.jpg

Black Arrowhead 7.2

BlackEyedSusan7.6.1.jpg

Black Eyed Susan 7.6

BlackIce7.5.3.jpg

Black Ice 7.5

Bluegrass7.3.1.jpg

Bluegrass Music 7.3

CanyonColors7.5.1.jpg

Canyon Colors 7.5

CatherineIrene7.6.1.jpg

Catherine Irene 7.6

ChacoCanyon7.5.2.jpg

Chaco Canyon 7.5

CheyenneEyes7.6.1.jpg

Cheyenne Eyes 7.6

Chokecherry7.3.1.jpg

Chokecherry Mountain 7.3

ComanchePrincess7.6.1.jpg

Comanche Princess 7.6

DarkMystery7.5.1.jpg

Dark Mystery 7.5

DreamCatcher7.5.1.jpg

Dream Catcher 7.5

EarlyBirdCardinal7.1.1.jpg

Early Bird Cardinal 7.3

ElectricLizard7.6.4.jpg

Electric Lizard 7.6

FunnyValentine7.8.1.jpg

Funny Valentine 7.8

HappyHopi7.6.2.jpg

Happy Hopi 7.6

HappyReturns7.3.1.jpg

Happy Returns 7.3

HeronsCove7.5.5.jpg

Heron’s Cove 7.5

HolySombrero7.5.3.jpg

Holy Sombrero 7.5

HopiJewel7.3.2.jpg

Hopi Jewel 7.3

IndianGiver7.3.2.jpg

Indian Giver 7.3

Inwood7.6.1.jpg

Inwood 7.6

Isaac7.5.1.jpg

Isaac 7.5

JungleQueen7.8.1.jpg

Jungle Queen 7.8

JustPlumHappy7.3.1.jpg

Just Plum Happy 7.3

LadyFingers7.5.1.jpg

Lady Fingers 7.5

LaughingFeather7.2.1.jpg

Laughing Feather 7.2

Longlesson7.6.1.jpg

Longlesson Show-off 7.6

LullabyeBaby7.8.1.jpg

Lullaby Baby 7.8

MellonBalls7.5.2.jpg

Mellon Balls 7.5

MesaVerde7.4.1.jpg

Mesa Verde 7.4

MildredMitchell7.5.1.jpg

Mildred Mitchell 7.5

MiniPearl7.5.1.jpg

Mini Pearl 7.5

NavajoRodeo7.8.1.jpg

Navajo Rodeo 7.8

NursesStethoscope7.8.3.jpg

Nurse’s Stethoscope 7.8

PapaLongLegs7.6.1.jpg

PaPa Longlegs 7.6

PassionateReturns7.6.1.jpg

Passionate Returns 7.6

PetitePetticoats7.3.1.jpg

Petite Petticoats 7.3

PickoftheLitter7.5.1.jpg

Pick of the Litter 7.5

PinkandCream7.6.1.jpg

Pink and Cream 7.6

PinkRainDance7.4.1.jpg

Pink Raindance 7.4

PrairieBlueEyes7.5.2.jpg

Prairie Blue Eyes 7.5

PrairieWildfire7.6.1.jpg

Prairie Wildfire 7.6

PreludetoLove7.5.1.jpg

Prelude to Love 7.5

PrimalScream7.4.2.jpg

Primal Scream 7.4

PurpledeOro7.6.1.jpg

Purple de Oro 7.6

PurpleGrasshopper7.4.2.jpg

Purple Grasshopper 7.4

PurpleManyFaces7.5.1.jpg

Purple Many Faces 7.5

PurpleMystic7.5.1.jpg

Purple Mystique 7.5

Raven7.4.3.jpg

Raven Woodsong 7.4

RedRiddle7.5.1.jpg

Red Riddle 7.5

ReturnaSmile7.6.2.jpg

Return a Smile 7.6

Route66.7.4.1.jpg

Route 66 7.4

RubySpider7.8.1.jpg

Ruby Spider 7.8

RubyStella7.5.1.jpg

Ruby Stella 7.5

ShapeShifter7.6.1.jpg

Shape Shifter 7.6

SocoGap7.5.1.jpg

Soco Gap 7.5

Stella7.5.1.jpg

Stella 7.5

StephanieReturns7.4.1.jpg

Stephanie Returns 7.5

StruttersBall7.5.1.jpg

Strutter’s Ball 7.5

TacoTwister7.6.1.jpg

Taco Twister 7.6

Talon7.8.1.jpg

Talon 7.8

ColoradoKid7.6.1.jpg

The Colorado Kid 7.6

ThinMan7.5.3wPassionate.jpg

Thin Man 7.5

TreasureofSW7.4.1.jpg

Treasure of the Southwest 7.4

WildHorses7.5.1.jpg

Wild Horses 7.5

WildRose7.4.2.jpg

Wild Rose Fandango 7.4

Wineberry7.4.1.jpg

Wineberry Candy 7.4

YellowPunch7.6.1.jpg

Yellow Punch 7.6

ZuniThunderbird7.1.2.jpg

Zuni Thunderbird 7.4

Exponential!

Daylily peak is just around the corner . . . many ripe buds in the Walkway Garden now.  Honestly, it is a bit daunting to photograph them all and do this job when I worked 12 hours today.  First of the month is busy, especially when there is a holiday involved.

I noticed My Memories on Facebook today with some interest.  Last year, I posted 19 cultivators in bloom this day.  In 2016, it was three.  In 2015 and 2014, it was one.  2014 was the first year that I posted photos daily to Facebook.  Today, it was 35!  It is like an exponential deal, a little.  I think this year is enough to let me know I have enough!  I have had 67 cultivators this year – 38% bloom rate.  The total bloom rate for all of 2017 was 47%.  To get to that number we need 79 cultivators.  That is 12 more.  I guestimated it would happen on July 4th.  That’s 12 more in 2 days.  Might happen . . . let’s see.

So, today we added 3 to our total.  The first one is my biggest daylily of all – Dream Catcher.  She was one of my 3 pilot daylilies in the Southwest Garden.  I am not sure why she loves her spot so much, but she is big and puts on quite a show. She is another Ned Roberts spider – and related to Dream Keeper!

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The Walkway Garden is my oldest daylily garden – and some of the faces have been around for several years.  Prelude to Love is one of them.  I know exactly where her spot is and what she looks like.

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The last one for this July 2nd is Isaac.  He is in the family garden – for my grandson, Isaac.  A pretty yellow flower that is a bit different shape than the standard trumpet – and bigger.  I was hoping for more than one scape.  Oh well, last year I only had one bud.  This flower brings hope that someday Isaac might be part of my life.  It will take more than hope alone to make this dream come true. For today, I have a special flower.

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Tomorrow, I am off to the lab early for a bunch of tests.  But, first, I will try to photograph a whole bunch of blooms that I am pretty sure will be waiting for me.

Today’s other blooms were Happy Hopi, Hopi Jewel, Black Arrowhead, Black Ice, Comanche Princess, Papa Long Legs, Canyon Colors, Bluegrass Music, The Colorado Kid, Primal Scream, Red Riddle, Purple Mystique, Prairie Blue Eyes, Lady Fingers, Route 66, Pink and Cream, Yellow Punch, Ruby Stella, Jungle Queen, Nurse’s Stethoscope, Inwood, Strutter’s Ball, Return a Smile, Ruby Spider, Funny Valentine, Chaco Canyon, Wild Horses, Soco Gap, Dark Mystery, Happy Returns, Apache Bandana, Laughing Feather, Pueblo Dancer, Cheyenne Eyes, Wineberry Candy, Mini Pearl.  I think that is it.  Too many to keep track of.  And, tomorrow could be worse!

Switched at Birth?

I went camping this weekend, so there was one day that I missed my blooms.  I got home today at 4, and rounded the corner to my outside porch.  I start counting blooms, and I spy a new one for the year.  But it is totally the wrong color.  It is mauve and white, I was expecting light yellow.  What’s the deal?

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Last year, I planted my two New Mexico named daylilies in the same pot.  I labeled them (I thought).  Last year, Ghost Ranch bloomed.  So, one of the two plants is decidedly larger.  So much so that the smaller one got its own pot to see if I can beef it up a tad.  I thought Ghost Ranch was the one in the big pot.  Apparently not, because the bloom looks like Chaco Canyon.  It is odd, I still can’t figure it out.  Chaco blooms early and Ghost Ranch is later.  So, we will see.  Maybe the fans are mixed now.

Anyway, remember when I said I would only post photos of new blooms?  I have a few today.  Please know that it was 4 PM when I got home so some of the blooms are past their prime.  But, the garden explodes in color.

Here is Hopi Jewel:

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Isaac:

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Lady Fingers:

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Prairie Wildfire:

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Red Hot Returns:

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Chama Valley

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Tomorrow there are several possibilities for new faces.  I think Wild Horses, Inwood (I missed the first bloom on Saturday), Mesa Verde, Stephanie Returns, Pink Enchilada, and Soco Gap are close.  Any guesses????

First bloom: The Yellow Trumpets

Today brought my first bloom of 2017. A golden Stella de Oro. Well, more like two Stellas. Simple yellow trumpets are the early birds. Happy Returns will join, soon. So will Ruby Spider . . .the one in a container on my patio. It gets hot back there. That bunch is always a couple weeks ahead.

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While Stella led the way, more scapes became visible.  Indian Love Call, Pink Enchilada, Stephanie Returns,  Isaac, Early Bird Cardinal,  Mesa Verde, Heron’s Cove, Red Hot Returns, Lady Fingers, Royal Palace Prince, and Prairie Wildfire.  And, a tiger that the nursery wasn’t sure what it was . . . So, I got a big discount. The list grows. I’m hoping for a 75% bloom year.

This blog will be different this year. Last year, I was finishing up my doctorate.  I had a lot of flexibility to be in the garden and playing with photos. This year, I work 45+ hours a week for Western Governors University. I’m committed to the blog, but it needs a new approach.  Because, sleep is good.

 

 

The Fruit Doesn’t Fall that Far from the Daylily

Today, I got the coolest bouquet from Mother Nature.  And, while I am a little sorry to be cutting so many finished scapes, I welcome some great fall bloomers.  Today, a favorite that joined my yard last year – El Desperado.

I bought this one last year because it still had unbloomed scapes when I walked through the nursery one Sunday.  I wasn’t sure where to put it, so I potted it and put it in the center of the yucca garden.  That was the beginning of my idea to make a southwestern garden out of that space.  I love the yucca, but the space needed more color, more inspiration.  And, from there I got into Ned Robert’s blooms.

 

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El Desperado – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

I obviously love daylilies.  But, I don’t know if I could ever be a hybridizer.  I do, however, sometimes looking at the genetic similarities of the blooms. And, El Desperado is the parent to another bloom that showed up today, Autumn Jewels.

 

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Autumn Jewels – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

It doesn’t take much imagination to see the genetics at work.  So, for fun, I looked up the other parent,  Calico Jack, and found this picture.  What do you think, does baby look like its parents?

 

Calico Jack – Google Image

 

The other eye-catching blooms in my yard today where Primal Scream (amidst the Potentilla).

 

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Primal Scream – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

And, Zuni Thunderbird.  Break out the paint brush.  The buds are getting used up . . . one left?

 

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Zuni Thunderbird – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

So, here is the collage.  I’m at 13 today.  Without the additions of last fall and this spring, I believe I would be at two.  I can live with that.  Viva La Daylilies!

 

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L to R: Top Row – Marque Moon, Soco Gap, Isaac.  Second Row – Prelude to Love, El Desperado, Primal Scream, Autumn Jewels, Zuni Thunderbird.  Bottom Row – Skinwalker, Mini Pearl, Orange Vols, Melon Balls, Lime Frost.

 

The Rainy Season (Monsoons!)

Yesterday, I believe we got our first monsoon of the year.  They are a couple weeks late – and I have missed the cooling off effect that they bring to the evening.  I am curious to see how the this impacts the blooming.

Today brought 19 cultivators.  Two are new – and I mean new, new.  They have not bloomed here before; both were added last fall.  The first one represents my granddaughter, Maia, in the family section.  Her name is Mayan Poppy.  I love the pastel colors.

 

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Mayan Poppy – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

The other one was a small one fan gift plant that I wasn’t sure would make it.  And, if it did, I did not anticipate blooms this year.  This is Heavenly Curls.  As a nurse-midwife, I look at some of these and wonder how they ever bloom without a c-section.

 

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Heavenly Curles – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

The collage today was kind of fun.  I paired like-looking flowers.  Some were closer matches than others.  Gives it a different look.

 

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From L to R: Top Row – Zuni Thunderbird, Ruby Spider, Aztec Firebird, Dream Catcher, Pick of the Litter, Mayan Poppy.  Second Row – Return A Smile, Stephanie Returns, Lullaby Baby, Isaac, Mildred Mitchell, Purple De Oro, “Montrose Sunset” (unknown), South Seas. Bottom Row – Inwood, Blackthorne, Heavenly Curls, Indian Love Call, Soco Gap.

 

Still no news.  Thank heaven for my garden.  I believe that brings me to 53 blooms for the year.  I may just make that mid-60s (50%) goal.  Some of my later bloomers are getting scapes!  Yea!!!