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Blog 2017

Downhill Now

July 23 2017

We have gone beyond peak bloom and are progressing downhill.

Autumn Minaret  
Double Intrigue  
Just the Two of Us  
Border Beauty  
Laura Harwood  
Apache War Dance  
Dual Zone  
Krakatoa Lava  
Foxes Lair  
H coeana Apps  
Franz Halls  
Double Somethimes  
Carefree Ways  
Malaysian Monarch  
Arrrogant Bastard  
Atlanta Royalty  
John Robert Biggs  
Florham Whisper  
Chicago Fire  
Apricot Peach  
Final Touch  
Fire Chief Nicholas  
Bella's Brightness  
One Last Straw  


Peak Blooms

July 17, 2017

We are nearing peak blooms.

On Her Wedding Day  
Itza Pink Teddy  
White Temptation  
H coreana  
H altissima  
Lilting Lady  
Vivacious Vivian  
Maja's Tinkerbelle  
BJ McMillan  
Maria's Laugh  
Red Square  
Classic Caper  
Florham Sunvburst  
Josephine's Joy  
Wilson Spider  
Susan Weber  
Happy Hilda  
Harlem Nocturne  
Autumn Red  
Ruffled Apricot  
Magnificent Madeline  
Halloween Cat  
Chicago Brave  
Savanah Seacrest Beauty  

Hot Hot!

July 12, 2017

We have been having great flowers, good wet Spring.

Chief Techumseh  
Doll Maker  
Princess Martina  
Itza Ex Sixteen  
Ice Carnival  
Bridgeton Born  
Fancy Pansy  
Wine Bold  
Jog On  
Its My Party  
Holiday Delight  
Decatur Cherry Smash  
Joan Elizabeth Haynes  
American Folklore  
Bella's Great Red Star  
Siloam Cousin Ethel  
Fly Catcher  
Better Rum
Rose Festival  
Vanilla Candy  
Brindlee Beauty  
Nouveau Riche
DD 649
Kellers Kingdom  
Juniper Chase  


Open House

July 09, 2017

We have had quite a few visitors and just a reminder we are available most days if you email.

Prince of Midnight  
Love Festival  
Conspirators Oath  
Orchid Visitation  
Black Caesar  
Blue Eyed Frog  
Frances Joiner  
Tall and Proud  
Forsythe Catawba  
Countessa Cecile  
Strawberry Candy  
H aurantiaca  
Highland Lord  
Catherine Woodbury  
Ellis Powell  
Persian Ruby  
Fire of Fiji  
Lavender Blush  
Cherry Cheeks  
Pastel Classic  
Terrence's Touch  
Harbor Gate  
Florham Pastel Glory  
Fire Tree  
Chicago Atlas  
Now and Zen  
Fountain of Life  
Delaware Doosey  
Harbor Light  

Going Fine

July 05, 2017

There continue to be great flowering.

Daniel's Delight  
Carrot Rouge Truffle  
Lovely Lady Liliah
Phyllis Sparkles  
Florham Great Days  
H hakunensis  
Aztec Princess  
Maria Made Me  
Windham Fools Caress  
Dallas Star  
Rus Red Sox  
South Seas  
H citrina  
Forever in Time  
Decatur Dictator  
Custard Candy  
Bess Ross  

Happy July

July 03 2017

There are more each day.

Jean Swan  
Stutters Ball  
Scandinavian Sky  
Flight of Fancy  
Siloam Darrel Apps  
Prairie Blue Eyes
Dark Star  
Wild Horses  
Brother Edward  
Dottore Giuseppe  
Try It  
H fulva kwanso  
Gilded Glory  
Jungle Mist  
Florham Paris Nights  
Bridgeton Instant Classic  
Sunburst Mirth  
Cynthia Paige Platais  
Brilliant Braeden  
Magic Dawn  
Brocaded Gown  
Evening Rapture  
Karen Sue  
Decatur Apricot  
Royal Kingdom  
Wondrous Weaver  
Primal Scream  
Alan Wild  

One Week Till Open House

July 01 2017

There is just one week till Open House. Take a look at what we have on display and hundreds more coming. Happy 4th!

French Tudor  
Kindly Light  
Windham Caresse  
Kindly Kevin  
Velvet Beads  
Cyclamen Surprise  
Bishop Gabriel  
Florham Summer Winds  
Florham Orange Surprise  
Bridgeton Finesse  
Florham White Wonder  
Sugar Delight  
Florham Pastel Classic  
Diana Grenfill  
Open Hearth  
Dark Eyes  
Tracy Bannister  
Alison's Design  
Susquehanna Echo  
Bow Ties are Cool  


Keep Coming

June 28 2017

They keep coming. Slow but steady. Good growing weather.

Nittany Mountain Summer  
Love Gift  
Windham Bold and Beautiful  
Merlin's Magic  
Hurdy Gurdy Man  
Florham Pink Pastel  

More and More

June 27, 2017

There are more each day now.

Mandalay Bay Music  
Betsy's Penumbra  
Frosted Velvet  
Just About Dawn  
Scott's Red Cycle  
Windham Orange Glow  
Rapp Sure Song  
Nancy's Smile  
Scarlett Sahara  

Great Growth

June 26, 2017

There is great growth and blooms this year.

Early Bird Cardinal  
Gus Starburst  
Florham Peaches and Cream  
Courage to Change  
Bill Norris  
New Perspective  
Florham Lemon Zest  
Roy Beaver  
Pink Slip  
Pollo Grasso  
Ninja Storm  

More Blooms

June 24, 2017

There are a good set of blooms coming on. Two weeks till Open House

Sara's Wink  
Miss Judy Lynn  
Small Prize  
15.061 Cross  
Gus' Starburst  
Early Bird Cardinal  


Lots of Blooms

June 23, 2017

There are now a lot of blooms coming out.

French Pastry  
Destined to See  
Increased Complexity  
Mister Brown  
Cool Twister  
Marvelous Muriel  


Old Standard

June 18, 2017

We have the classic Orange Prelude, the old standard hybrid.

Orange Prelude  


Starting on Hybrids

June 17, 2017

We have begun to see some of the hybrids. Here are a few.

H minor siberia  
Swap Shop  
Stella Doro  


Some Statistics

May 26, 2017

We have 25 years of data on four species as shown below. The plot is the first bloom date, measured in days from the start of the year for each species versus the year. Thus a smaller date number means an earlier bloom. Now two of them show a decline and one does not. The fourth is unstated. Overall a declining start date would be an inclination of warming. Based on this 25 year record there is really not a great deal we can say. I leave it to the readers to comment.

Season Begins

May 24, 2017

We have now begun the season and some of the latest species are out. Note the following three species.

H middendorfii  
H dumortieri  
H dumortieri  
H minor  

First Hybrid

May 7, 2017

The first hybrid, the Stout Elfin, has bloomed. It is cool and wet but they plants generally look quite healthy.

First Bloom

May 6, 2017

The first bloom came today. It was H flava a lemon yellow flower.

H flava  


More Data

January 3, 2017  07:00

We have also provided a chart of time to mature and the resulting number of seeds per pod. Note the significant dispersion of seed count and the clumping at about 50 days maturity.

Beginning of a New Year

January 1, 2017  07:00

The new season has begun. We have set the seeds to grow and will keep them in growing beds for about ten weeks. I have included some stats from last season. We have become more focused on crosses.