It’s in the Genes!

Whew – the peak slowed just a bit today.  No new blooms tonight.  That is not to say that I didn’t have 50 blooms in my yard today . . . and we will have some new faces tomorrow.  Today, I traveled out of town to meet my surgeon for a consult, so it was good to have less photo pressure!

So, a bit of a side trip tonight – let’s look at some genetics for my Ned Roberts spiders.

According to the Lakota, Iktomi is a spider trickster spirit and hero.  I liked the name, so had to have the cultivator in my Southwest Garden.  Iktomi is the parent of several of my other daylilies.  Let’s see if we can see the family resemblance.

Here is Iktomi:

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Iktomi 2018

Apache Bandana is a child of Iktomi:

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Apache Bandana 2018

Chaco Canyon is another kid:

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Chaco Canyon 2018

Dream Keeper has Iktomi and Dream Catcher as parents:

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Dream Keeper 2018

Black Arrowhead is another offspring:

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Black Arrowhead 2018

Laughing Feather is also in the sibling mix:

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Laughing Feather 2018

I think the resemblance is kind of cool – they all have the midrib strips, although Dream Keeper looks more like Dream Catcher than Iktomi to me. What do you think?

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Dream Catcher 2018

OK – Here is another one.  Remember our Chokecherry Mountain?

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Chokecherry Mountain 2018

Well, she is the offspring of Talon . . . do you see it?

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Talon 2018

Sort of interesting to see side-by-side.  Of course, I am a midwife.  I don’t think I would ever want to try to hybridize, though.  Never say never. I really like the look of all my Ned Roberts spiders . . . I wish I had his creativity.

Oh, and I have a confession.  I got confused on labels – the photos I posted of Echo Canyon are really Kachina Firecracker.  So sorry!  She has the stripes but is not a child of Iktomi.

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Kachina Firecracker 2018

OK – so bloomers today were: South Seas, Papa Longlegs, Comanche Princess, Navajo Rodeo, Taco Twister, Desert Icicle, Aztec Firebird, Purple Grasshopper, Pink Rain Dance, Soco Gap, Cheyenne Eyes, Talon, Mesa Verde, Canyon Colors, Heron’s Cove, Purple de Oro, Cheddar Cheese, Nosferatu, Purple Mystique, Prairie Blue Eyes, Wineberry Candy, Bluegrass Music, Blue Beat, The Colorado Kid, Mildred Mitchell, Mellow Balls, Chorus Line, Return a Smile, Longlesson Show-off, Passionate Returns, Anasazi, Indian Sky, Lady Fingers, Black Eyed Susan, Pick of the Litter, Prairie Wildfire, Stephanie Returns, Yellow Punch, Pink and Cream, Ruby Stella, Nurse’s Stethoscope, Strutter’s Ball, Wild Horses.  I think that is it . . . tomorrow, more new faces!

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

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Skinwalker 7.6.18

EchoCanyon7.6.2.jpg

Echo Canyon 7.6

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Iktomi 7.6

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Chorus Line

BlueBeat7.6.3.jpg

Blue Beat 7.6

BellaLugosi7.6.2.jpg

Bella Lugosi 7.6

And here are Sunday’s additions:

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Lacy Doily 7.8

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Nosferatu 7.8

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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

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Primal Scream 7.4

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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

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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

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Zuni Thunderbird 7.4

July 1: Daylily Roll Call!

It is Sunday and the peak is starting.  It will probably take me an hour to get this bog with all the photos for the week published.  I am doing it this way so that each daylily comes up on a couple searches of the blog.  My job entails creating about 20 template emails a day for the following day – it is a lot of looking up progress and pasting from my last note.  Not a creative’s dream.  So, when I save my drafts for the day, I have a blank email to note that it is a new day – and that email is always named after a daylily.  The most creative 5 minutes/day of my job is picking this daylily.  The collages just don’t work.

So – We will start with the newbies.  Primal Scream is in bloom for the 3rd year.  Last year, the blooms were small and anemic.  She is now in an above ground put inside the Walkway Garden.  I hoped for more scapes, but 2 is OK for this year, gives the fall transplant.  Nothing beats her vibrant color.

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Primal Scream 7/1

Indian Giver was a newbie in the Southwest Garden.  She is a small daylily and was a bonus plant 3 years ago.  She only gets a couple buds every year.  She needs to be dug up and put in a buried pot, but the yucca is close, so not sure how I will get this done.  I would like to have more blooms.  She is adorable.

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Indian Giver 7/1

Last but not least, from my Family Garden is Stephanie Returns.  This flower makes my heart sad.  Losing a family member who is still alive is horrid.  Losing several is bitter and cruel.  Please don’t tell people you understand or offer advise while you are surrounded with family.  Please don’t tell people God is giving you this lesson for some reason or other.  Do bookmark this page and come back here and look at this flower and help send positive vibes to anyone in the universe who had ever known the heartbreak such a loss can bring.

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Stephanie Returns 7/1

OK – Enough heavy stuff.  Onward to the roll call.  Here go the A-Z blooms from 6/25 through today.  Enjoy.

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Alabama Jubilee 6/27

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Apache Bandana 6/29

AztecFirebird7.1.1.jpg

Aztec Firebird 7/1

BlackArrowhead6.30.2.jpg

Black Arrowhead 6/30

BlackIce6.27.2.jpg

Black Ice 6/27

Bluegrass6.27.1.jpg

Bluegrass Music 6/27

CanyonColors6.30.1.jpg

Canyon Colors 6/30

CatherineIrene6.30.3.jpg

Catherine Irene 6/30

ChacoCanyon6.30.3.jpg

Chaco Canyon 6/30

CheyenneEyes6.29.2.jpg

Cheyenne Eyes 6/29

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Chokecherry Mountain 6/26

ComanchePrincess6.26.3.jpg

Comanche Princess 6/26

DarkMystery6.29.1

Dark Mystery (noid) 6/29

DreamKeeper6.25.2.jpg

Dream Keeper 6/25

EarlyBirdCardinal7.1.1.jpg

Early Bird Cardinal 7/1

ElectricLizard6.30.2.jpg

Electric Lizard 6/30

FunnyValentine6.30.1.jpg

Funny Valentine 6/30

HappyHopi6.30.1.jpg

Happy Hopi 6/30

HappyReturns6.29.1.jpg

Happy Returns 6/29

HolySombrero6.28.1.jpg

Holy Sombrero 6/28

HopiJewel6.27.1.jpg

Hopi Jewel 6/27

IndianLoveCall6.28.2.jpg

Indian Love Call 6/28

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Inwood 6/30

JungleQueen6.29.1.jpg

Jungle Queen 6/29

LadyFingers7.1.1.jpg

Lady Fingers 7/1

LaughingFeather6.27.1.jpg

Laughing Feather 6/27

MesaVerde6.29.1.jpg

Mesa Verde 6/29

MiniPearl6.30.1.jpg

Mini Pearl 6/30

NavajoRodeo7.1.1.jpg

Navajo Rodeo 7/1

NursesStethoscope7.1.2.jpg

Nurse’s Stethoscope 7/1

PapaLongLegs6.30.1.jpg

Papa Longlegs 6/30

PassionateReturns6.29.1.jpg

Passionate Returns 6/29

PetitePetticoats6.29.1.jpg

Petite Petticoats 6/29

PinkandCream6.26.2.jpg

Pink and Cream 6/26

PinkRainDance6.26.2.jpg

Pink Rain Dance 6/26

PrairieBlueEyesEnigma6.25.2.jpg

Prairie Blue Eyes 6/25

PuebloDancer6.30.1.jpg

Pueblo Dancer 6/30

PurpleManyFaces6.29.1.jpg

Purple Many Faces 6/29

PurpleMystic6.30.1.jpg

Purple Mystique 6/30

REdRiddle6.30.1.jpg

Red Riddle 6/30

ReturnaSmile7.1.1.jpg

Return a Smile 7/1

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Rocky Mountain Pals 6/29

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Route 66 6/27

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Ruby Spider 6/29

RubyStella6.30.1.jpg

Ruby Stella 6/30

SaratogaSpringtime6.28.1.jpg

Saratoga Springtime 6/28

SocoGap7.1.1.jpg

Soco Gap 7/1

Stella6.26.1.jpg

Stella de Oro 6/26

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Strutter’s Ball 6/29

Talon6.29.3.jpg

Talon 6/29

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The Colorado Kid 6/29

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Thin Man 7/1

TreasureofSW7.1.1.jpg

Treasure of the Southwest 7/1

WildHorses6.29.1.jpg

Wild Horses 6/29

Wineberry6.26.2.jpg

Wineberry Candy 6/26

YellowPunch6.26.1.jpg

Yellow Punch 6/26

ZuniEye6.26.1.jpg

Zuni Eye 6/26

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Zuni Thunderbird 6/30

Horses, Canyons, Rodeos, and Our Blooms for the Week!

Summer is here! I got home from camping 6 hours ago and am still trying to get everything done for the weekend!  When I don’t take photos in the morning, the blooms are pretty sunburned by noon.  And we had wind today.   And single digit humidity.  So, for today there were 5 new blooms.

Wild Horses is a favorite, dependable bloomer.  I have had her 3 years and she puts on quite a show.  Can you see the wild horses in her pattern?

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Wild Horses 6/24

So, Chaco Canyon bloomed when we returned from this same camping adventure last year.  I love her stripes!

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Chaco Canyon 6/24

A brand new face for this year is Navajo Rodeo.  Waiting 3 years to see some of these has taken patience.  She reminds me of Talon, but redder.  I am sure they are related.

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Navajo Rodeo 6/24

Ruby Spider is one of my oldest blooms, and always a favorite.  She is huge, and oh so red!

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Ruby Spider 6/24

And little Happy Returns is back.  She is such a delicate little yellow trumpet.

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Happy Returns 6/24

And there is the long roster (with photos) of all or our blooms from 6/18 through today:

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Bluegrass Music 6/21

CanyonColors6.21.1

Canyon Colors 6/21

ComanchePrincess6.22.2.jpg

Comanche Princess 6/22

DarkMystery6.20.1.jpg

Dark Mystery 6/20

DreamKeeper6.22.2.jpg

Dream Keeper 6/22

FunnyValentine6.19.1.jpg

Funny Valentine 6/19

HolySombrero6.22.1.jpg

Holy Sombrero 6/22

HopiJewel6.20.2.jpg

Hopi Jewel 6/20

IndianLoveCall6.20.2.jpg

Indian Love Call 6/20

JungleQueen6.20.5.jpg

Jungle Queen 6/20

Kokopelli6.19.2.jpg

Kokopelli 6/19

LaughingFeather6.19.2.jpg

Laughing Feather 6/19

MesaVerde6.22.2.jpg

Mesa Verde 6/22

NursesStethoscope6.21.5.jpg

Nurse’s Stethoscope 6/21

PaintedPetroglyph6.20.2.jpg

Painted Petroglyph 6.21

PinkRainDance6.22.1.jpg

Pink Rain Dance 6/22

 

PlatinumPalette6.20.1.jpg

Platinum Palate Pink Whispers 6/22

PrairieBlueEyesEnigma6.19.1.jpg

Prairie Blue Eyes 6/19

PuebloDancer6.22.2.jpg

Pueblo Dancer 6/22

PurpleManyFaces6.22.2.jpg

Purple Many Faces 6/22

PurpleMystic6.20.1.jpg

Purple Mystic 6/20

RedRiddle6.21.2.jpg

Red Riddle 6/21

ReturnaSmile6.19.2.jpg

Return a Smile 6/19

SaratogaSpringtime6.21.1.jpg

Saratoga Springtime 6/21

Stella6.19.1.jpg

Stella de Oro 6/19

Talon6.21.1.jpg

Talon 6/21

ColoradoKid6.22.3.jpg

The Colorado Kid 6/22

TreasureofSW6.21.3.jpg

Treasure of the Southwest 6/21

Wineberry6.24.1.jpg

Wineberry Candy 6/24

YellowPunch6.22.1.jpg

Yellow Punch 6/22

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Zuni Eye 6/20

So far, that makes 36 that have bloomed in the yard.  Of 170-something.  21% or so of my cultivators have bloomed so far.  Tomorrow, it looks like more new faces will join the count!

Mountain Daylily Time

My current faculty position has me talking with students all over the United States – every time zone in the continental US.  I have to type my time zone and theirs into every note – twice.  This meeting and next meeting times.  I think a lot about time zones!

Daylily season brings a profound shift in my off-time schedule during the week.  I wake up earlier to take photos.  I also have to spray the orchids most mornings.  I prefer it when I can go for a run before work, too.  That means I am dead by the time I get off at 8 PM.  I walk the dogs, blog, go to bed.  And, the more blooms, the earlier I need to set my clock.  That is Mountain Daylily Time.

So, I surpassed 10 blooms in the yard today with some cool, new Ned Roberts southwest named spiders.  I love these flowers!  Talon has been with me going on 3 summers and has never bloomed.  The first year, she tried, but they dried up.  It is surprising that the blooms are this huge.  I organized my garden by the hight listed by the hybridizer.  This is in the front row – but it is Huge.  Can you see the talons?

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Talon 6/17

Comanche Princess was a new add last fall after my first one died.  I like her curls!  It is beyond cool to finally get to see these blooms 3 years later.

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Comanche Princess

The other first bloom (for this year – she usually blooms well) is Funny Valentine.  She has a million buds this year!  This is the first bloom in my side porch!  It is interesting, because I always thought of this area as my first bloom cycle area – hot, light.  The flowers just grew to maturity more quickly than the walkway garden out front.  With the tree gone and the new systems in the Southwest Garden – this is my new first bloom area.  Also, the driveway Rain Barrel Garden pots are now in the equation (added last year).

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Funny Valentine

Other blooms today are as follows (some are tattered from the rain we got during the night):

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Dark Mystery 6/17

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Kokopelli 6/17

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Indian Love Call 6/17

CanyonColors6.17.1.jpg

Canyon Colors 6/17

PurpleManyFaces6.17.2.jpg

Purple Many Faces 6/17

Wineberry6.17.2.jpg

Wineberry Candy 6/17

Stella6.17.1.jpg

Stella de Oro 6/17

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Saratoga Springtime 6/17

PS – Starting tomorrow, I will only blog about the new daylilies in bloom (including first bloom for 2018) for the day, but will list all the bloomers.  On Saturday or Sunday each week, I will add photos of all the bloomers for the week in my blog (with the date of bloom).  I will try to pick the best photo of each.  New year, new system! Pilot.  Because it is Mountain Daylily Time!