....for dinner...lol...daylily seedlings:
Not really, of course. My DH will have a fine meal tonight for Father's Day. However, these are today's offering of seedlings plucked from the garden around 6:00 pm. This is the largest amount I've ever had (so far) open on a single day. This is nothing compared to what real hybridizers (or the big boys/girls who seriously do this) have...but, for me, it was a pretty good day!
Let's look closer at these trays. The one on the left:
The one on the right:
Let's look at just a few of these:
This one was open perfectly at 7:00 am and was still beautiful at 6:00 pm:
Here is the same seedling in the evening with a registered daylily, Sheer Excitement:
Just in case you couldn't tell, my seedling is on the right. I'm pretty proud of it!
It's such a thrill to wake up in the morning and race outside to see what's going on with the seedlings! Not that I don't also love my registered daylilies (and spend hours taking pictures of them...I'll try to get to some more of them tomorrow), but there's something very special about seeing a daylily bloom that is entirely new...and that no one else has seen (except you all...now).
Tomorrow is another day (hmmm, someone else said that...wasn't it Scarlet O'Hara??)...