2013 Best in Youth

It has been quite a long time since I last posted about my daylily garden. I just finished my senior year of high school and am looking forward to attending Vanderbilt University this fall.

I would expect that most of you are here to read about daylilies, so that is where I will head.

Last summer I moved houses and thus my garden had to move with me! The move, as all moves  are, was a great undertaking, but moving over 160 different daylilies was quite a challenge. I had to keep each one labeled and identified, then dig them up, put the in grocery bags, and drive them over to the new house, luckly only a few miles away, and plant them quickly enough not to harm the plants. All in all, last June was quite an adventure, and I learned a lot about moving daylilies.

This summer has been much cooler than usual, and we have had much more rain here in Kennesaw than we usually do. I checked the newspaper the other day and it said that the yearly rainfall was 11 inches over the average. The plants have enjoyed the rain, but the cool weather has delayed the bloom season by a month. This limited the number of flowers I had available for the show. Furthermore, the plants have only been growing for one winter, and had much fewer buds and blooms than usual. Even with the difficulties, I managed to pull of a win in the youth division at the Cobb County and Greater Atlanta Daylily Show.

For those of you who came here from Mr. Waldrop’s blog, I thank him for the shout out and I am glad you are here. For everyone else Mr. Waldrop’s blog isbillsdaylilycorner.blogspot.com and his official website iskennesawmountaindaylilygardens.com. He is a great gardener and mentor!

Spacecoast Modern Symmetry

-The photo is from the new garden!

This spring has been quite warm, and the plants have greatly enjoyed it. My daylilies are 2 or 3 weeks ahead of schedule and some are already getting scapes! This means that I wont have to wait as long to see my plants bloom. Don’t be surprised if you see some pictures of the garden in the next couple of weeks. There are going to be a lot of new plants to photograph this summer. Last summer I added a whole new section to my garden, which includes around thirty plants. Also, it will be interesting to see my registered introductions bloom in their new location. If you don’t remember I had them in my raised bed, which I believe can be seen in seedling images. Now I have them all moved to the front yard to be on display for all to see. It will be a learning experience for me to see how they survived the move. I also gave “Heaven’s Melody to Mr. Bill Waldrop and Mr. David Arthur, so they can see how it does in their gardens! In case you were wondering, some the new plants I planted last year include “Marietta Heartbeat” by Bill Waldrop, “Homemade Blueberry Ice Cream” by Tim Bell, “Space Coast Royal Rumble” by Kinnebrew, and “Chinese Fire Dragon” by Dr. Bill Petit-who graciously gifted me 3 plants. I also got some pear trees this last summer, to add to the growth, and they already are bearing fruit! Well, I guess that’s it. Don’t forget to check back in a few weeks for pictures of the new plants.

2011 Introductions

November 16th, 2011

Summer 2010

May 23rd, 2010

Check out some of my summer 2010 pictures!

Even More Daylilies

June 11th, 2009

As you can see, the daylily season has arrived. The Cobb County and Greater Atlanta Daylily show is this weekend and I can’t wait. I hope to see all you daylily people there!

Some More Daylily Photos

June 10th, 2009

To view the photos, click on them, or on view with PicLens, which is under the title.

 

June 4th, 2009

Here are some pictures from my garden. Everything is looking great. To view them click on a picture or on pic lens. Sorry for the trouble. 

Seedling Update

May 24th, 2009

The seedlings pictured below have made alot of growth in the past few weeks! The larger one is a foot tall and the smaller one is about four inches tall. They are loving the rain… but I wish we had more sun.
LV-005 (Piano Man X Strawberry Candy)

LV-005 (Piano Man X Strawberry Candy)

A picture of Mudd Creek Gardens in the back yard

Mudd Creek Gardens

Dr. Jeorold Corbet

Dr. Jeorold Corbet

A Pleasent Surprize

April 17th, 2009

Lately, I have been having squirrel problems. They have been digging around my plants’ roots. While going out to take a picture of my garden and seedling for the blog, I saw a hero. As I was walking to the back of the property I heard a “,Cah-Cahhh.” Swooping down in front of me was this, wonderful, squirrel eating hawk:

My Rodent Eating Friend

My Rodent Eating Friend

My next post shall have images of my garnen and seedling.

Asorted Daylilies

March 13th, 2009