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Blog 2018

First Hybird

May 14 2018

It has been cool and wet and now we have Elfin a Stout hybrid blooming.

Elfin  

First Blooms

May 10, 2018

We are getting our first blooms, H thunbergerii and H flava.

H dumortierii  
H flava  

 

Early Flowers

April 22, 2018

I am starting to look for some good growth. It has been a long and miserable winter but it may get above 60 today, I did an analysis of a Star Magnolia and a Vinca as shown below.

White as in the Magnolia is flat across the visible spectrum. This is in contrast to the other whites I did previously. Vincas all peak at about 450-480 and have that blue color that many like.

White Daylilies

January 15, 2018

A recent article in The Daylily Journal by Kendig discusses white daylilies. He ranks them as (1) pure white with none there, (2) bright white, (3) Near White,  Comparatively white, (5) white blend. Now from a scientific viewpoint one should or shall we say must have a measurable metric. There is one, spectrophotometry. I have done this on three shown below. The absorption spectra is shown for each and white means no absorption across the visible band. All have some blue absorption, thus the lack of a blue daylily. Even across the spectrum there are bumps. I have done this for about a hundred plants, not just white. My crossing for whites is predicated on spectrophotometer results and perhaps this should be the metric used.

 

New Season

January 13, 2018

We have begun planting seeds and reviewing last year. The seed data is as follows:

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