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End of Blooms

August 8, 2012 12:00

One of the last blooms is H fulva sempervirens.

Justin George

Apps minature

H fulva sempervirens

A fertile fulva

Beginning Extreme Gardening

July 28, 2012 12:00

Every year about this time we begin the process of extreme gardening. This means we see how the light has changed, how plants have matured or not and what new plants we seek to introduce. That means we move tons of earth, rock, and new spoil not to mention thousands of seedlings and then prep for winter. Here are some recent ones:

New Perspective
Sandra Elizabeth

A late Stevens plant

Brother Kevin
Dual Zone

 

From 108F to 52F in 24 Hours

July 18, 2012 12:00

Weather, climate, whatever!

In the Flesh
Yeldrin

A Late Stout

Superchild
One Last Straw

 

Hot Humid and Miserable!

July 15, 2012 12:00

This looks as if it has been the worst summer yet. Dry, no rain, hot, almost every day >95F, humid, today at 80%. Good way to lose weight!

Apache War Dance

A late red and very many buds

I also notice that it doubles some times.

Florham Pastel Classic

One of my new intros, beautiful pastels on light peach background, large flower, 7", and wonderful shape.

Coral Pink

A real onl one

Chicago Apache
Prairie Moonlight
Florham Lemon Zest

One of my early intros, 8" flower and 40" tall

Spring Charms

An old Wild plant.

 

Moving to the Downside

July 13, 2012 12:00

Friday the 13th and we are seeing the later bloomers coming out.

H multiflora

This is a self cross of a multiflora. It is taller than most, 48", and a bit darker but it has same form and bloom date. Species are not the same, there is some variation.

Alice in Wonderland
Krakatoa Lava

I moved this last year to direct sun and it is blooming but will take another year to really grow.

Laura Harwood

A real special one. Great blooms large plant.

Rainbow Gold
Foxes Lair
Harlem Nocturn

Nice but not a great grower

Dancing with Sandra
Susquehana Echo
Gilded Glory
Florham Sunburst

Very tall.

Elonore

Again

Seurat
Autumn Minaret

This is 7' tall!

GSDG Annual Sale.
 
 
Went to Kendig's Daylily Farm and here are a few photos. Good selection, long trip to York, all PA roads are under construction.
 
 
 
 
 
   
   

 

More Each Day

July 10, 2012 12:00

Since I cut back the heavy oak trees the sun has increased and we see as expected much more flowering.

Strawberry Candy
Madge Cayse
Woodside Commerative
Dewey Rockmore
Bella's Brightness
Pink Satin
Finnal Touch

I removed a maple behind this, broke up ground, and its growth just exploded!

Autumn Red
Holiday Delight
Bishop Gabriel
Fire Chief Nicholas
BJ McMillen
Confectioners Delight
On Her Wedding Day
Apricot Peach
Wilson Spider
Franz Halls
H thunbergerii
H altissima
H middendorfii

Just look at the covering over the buds. I have seen this a few times before. It is also a rebloom.

H thunbergerii

 

Open House Weekend

July 8, 2012 12:00

We have had a few visitors and we are now nearing peak. I am surprised how well they have come back after I removed the heavy old oaks. My Ginkgos are quite open and so we have plenty of sun.

Bridgeton Hoopla

An Apps, small, needs lots of sun.

Constitution Island
Wine Bold

An old one I use for reds.

Dawn Ballet
John Robert Biggs
Classic Caper
Persian Ruby
Malaysian Monarch
Maria's Laugh
Ruffled Apricot
Tixie

Never did well, surprised it even survived!

Harbor Lights
Tall and Proud
Brindlee Beauty
Diana Grenfill
Happy Hilda
Carefree Ways
Maja's Tinkerbell

 

 

Hot, Hot, Hot

July 6, 2012 12:00

We have had well over a week of 100F + days, and it appears to continue.

Susan Weber

This is a very elegant flower.

Red Reward
Something Royal
Grapefruit Truffle
Water Wheel

An old 1950s Wild

Halls Pink

Been around for decades

Lilting Lady
White Temptation
Ebony and Ivory
Halloween Cat
Statuesque

A Stout

Doctor Jon
Fly Catcher
Florham Whisper
Josephine's Joy
Just the Two of Us
Isle of Capri
Dazzling Discus
Edge of Chaos

 

Happy 4th

July 4, 2012 12:00

We have a hot and sunny 4th. So what to expect?

Windham Masquerade
Daniel's Delight
Taos
Stack the Deck
Elonore (?)
Wineberry Candy
Decatur Cherry Smash
Joan Elizabeth Haines
Norman Lee Hennel
Blueberry Muffin
Chicago Brave
Merlin's Magic
Red Square
Evening Rapture
Brocaded Gown
Outrageous
Nona's Garnett Spider
Jog On
Catherine Woodbury
Atlanta Royalty
Chicago Fire
Utopian Coastline
Lord Jeffrey Amherst
Condilla
Kate's Kisses
American Folklore
Tammas
Made to Order
Red Stella
Rajah

A Stout

Magic Dawn
South Seas

 

The Garden

July 1, 2012 12:00

We have the following garden shots.

These are some views of the garden for any potential visitors. I once had some visitor, with less than reasonable manners, refer to this as "some old guy in his back yard". We have 600+ hybrids, all available species and an almost full Stout collections and we have hybrids from 1898 thru 2011. Not bad for some old guy and his back yard. The production is done on 10 acres in New Hampshire. This is display and hybridizing.

 

July Heat

July 1, 2012 08:00

We are now in July heat, ten days of 90+ temps, often above 100F.

Mallard
Dauntless

A Stout

Brilliant Circle
Pollo Grosso
Cloverdale

Now look at this and compare to above chicken fat.

Scarlet Kettle
Royal Fantasy
Carott Rouge Truffle
Countessa Cecile

First blossom

Savannah Seacrest Beauty
Eruption
Black Caesar
Rita's Sunrise

Moved it around and delayed blooms by 2 weeks.

Florham Summer Winds

I like these pastels.

 

Hot Hot Hot!

June 30, 2012 08:00

We had the GSDG sale today, a bit hot and not as good as usual.

Pink Fanfare
Strutters Ball
Ice Carnival
Destined to See

 

Real short!

Vivacious Vivian

Love this bicolor, it is robust and we sole a half dozen today at GSDG.

Elevated Elegance
Scarlett Sahara

Too much heat!

Florham Peppermint Stick
Mephistopheles
Blue Eyed Frog
Bozo
Velvet Beads
Princess Martina
Pastel Classic
Indian Giver
Fire Tree
Highland Lord
Bess Ross

Yes they are bird droppings, the flower loves it!

Black Eye
Vanilla Candy
Bella's Beauty
Fountain of Life
Flight of Fancy
Florham Summer Winds
   

 

Now It Is Getting Hot!

June 28, 2012 08:00

We are getting near 100F again.

Darius
French Tudor
Allegory
Sunburst Mirth
Dr Bill's Jokes
Better Rum

This is very elegant!

Nancy's Smile
H hakunensis
Try It
Kris' Kindness
Potentate
Azetec Princess
Flight of Fancy
Pink Fanfare
Prairie Blue Eyes
Forsythe Catawba
Brutus
Sea Hunt
Frances Joiner
Custard Candy
Imitation of Life
Harbor Gate
   
   
   

 

Lots and Lots and Lots More

June 26, 2012 08:00

We continue to see them out, now well over 100 different blossoms, about 20% of the total.

Decatur Dictator
Winning Ways
Fencing Master
Dottore Giuseppe
Tachibana

This takes a long time to open

Border Beauty
Doctor Jim
White Crinoline
Love Festival

A real bright red

Dana Grenfel
Lamplighter

Compare to Love Festival

Bridgeton Finesse
Purple Doro
Alison's Design

This is a very branched scape, there are branches right up the side of a very tall scape.

Susquehana Storm Front
Love Gift
Now and Zen

 

Lots and Lots More

June 25, 2012 08:00

We have more each day including species.

American Belle
Shaka Zulu
Jan Thompson
Terrence's Touch
Royal Frosting
Florham Great Days
Mohan Butterfly
Hyperion
Lavender Blush
Primal Scream
Court Troubador
Equation of Life
H citrina
H fulva kwanso
H aurantiaca

 

Lots More

June 24, 2012 08:00

It is slow but sure. We have some new ones coming out and our crosses are producing as well.

Rhapsody in Time
Jericoh
Etched in Gold
Kare Sue

A classic and elegant bicolor

Dawnbreaker
Happy Apple
Hello Dolly
Satinique
Sara's Sweet Smile
Florham Paris Nights

A new intro, I like the pastels

Pink Slip

A Kendrick

Try It

An old one which was in too much shade last year

Chicago Atlas

 

Lots of Blooms

June 23, 2012 08:00

We now have lots of the late-early blooms, next week June 30 is GSDG sale if interested.

Kindly Light
Brother Edward
Bill Norris
Holiday Happiness
Royal Kingdom
Juniper Chase
Florham Peach
Galena Giltedge
Satchmo
Cosmic Struggle
Gus's Starburst
Mister Brown
Siloam Darell Apps
Daring Dilemma
Open Hearth
Intricate Eyes

More and More and More

June 21, 2012 08:00

They keep coming.

Show Winner
Ginger Whip
Christmas Carol
Mummers Masquerade
Theron

A Stout Red

Jon Kirkland
Windham Caresse

 

More and More

June 20, 2012 08:00

The hybrids are now coming out at a faster rate. I had several trees removed before this season and the results are fantastic. They really need 6+ hours of direct sun.

Whoperee
Tracy Bannister
Windham Orange Glow
Windham Bold and Beautiful
Decatur Apricot
Circe

A Stout

Bridgeton Instant Classic

After removing the shade this has exploded into buds.

Here They Come

June 19, 2012 08:00

They are coming out in full force now.

Nittany Mountain Summer
Dark Star
Hurdy Gurdy Man
Frosted Velvet
Increased Complexity

 

Expensive but in my opinion a dud!

Courage to Change
Velvet Shadows
Small Prize
Yes
Cool Twister

Another buy from last year with in my opinion very poor form

Cynthia Paige Platais
George Jetson
Dutch Maid
Arctic Snow

 

More and More

June 15, 2012 08:00

We have a few more. Compare to lat wear and other years.

Commisar
Florham Peaches and Cream
Marvelous Muriel
Isolde
Rose Festival

Parent of Peaches and Cream

Roy Beaver

They Are Starting in Full

June 14, 2012 08:00

We have a full set of blooms on early plants now.

Irish Whim

Old Wild Plant

Sara's Wink

One of mine, early, prolific, and strong bloomer.

French Pastry

Another old Wild plant

Thirteen Colonies

Another Wild, good red color for stock

Mikado

A Stout, blooms later than some of the others below like buckeye

Orange Prelude

June 6, 2012 08:00

We now have the first real hybrid old Orange Prelude. Two days earlier than last year.

Orange Prelude
H fulva

The WEED!

 

Stella

June 5, 2012 08:00

Stella D'Oro bloomed today. Two days earlier than last year. Warm Winter and cool Spring.

Stella D'Oro

 

Buckeye

May 30, 2012 08:00

Buckeye an early Stout came today. It was just 2 days earlier than last year.

Buckeye

This is an early eyezone flower, 1948, and was one of the first such. Very good grower.

 

H dumortierii

May 13, 2012 08:00

H dumortierii bloomed late today and it is a week earlier than last year.

H dumortierii

Note the dark brownish outside of sepals. The buds are not as sessile as H middendorfii and they have brownish red tips.

Bloom Date Data

May 6, 2012 08:00

The following is a summary of bloom date data. It now covers 20 years for the early blooming species. I present it, less H dumortieri which is still just budding.

 

 

Note in all of the above we have a well characterized negative slope. H minor and H middendorfii we have for 20 years. There is a marked change in bloom date with some scatter.

The chart below depicts all three and shows the aggregate slopes. It has been especially marked over the past 10 years.

 

H minor Blooms

May 5, 2012 08:00

H minor bloomed today.

H minor

note the lemon yellow, also not the slight tint of brownish on the back of the sepal. This was an old H minor I have had for decades. It has few blossoms, and I have been carefully propagating it. It is grass like in leaves and roots. There is no pollen today I guess because of the weather, no sun yet.

H middendorfii Blooms

April 30, 2012 08:00

H middendorfii bloomed today. They are all in full bud and this is a very early bloom.

H middendorfii

Note the golden yellow as compared to the lemon yellow of H flava. Also not the sessile buds clumped about the scape end.

 

Species Bloom

April 28, 2012 08:00

The first species has bloomed, an Olallie H flava, a bright lemon yellow.

H flava

 

Note the bright lemon yellow color. I have an Apps H flava also which blooms much later. This Olallie has short scapes, 4-6" and seems to have many buds.

H flava buds
H middendorfii bud

Note this is a well formed bud, it came before flava and after Elfin.

H dumortierii

Note the reddish color, this will be preserved on the sepals exterior.

H minor bud
H minor bud

 

Blooms Have Begun

April 24, 2012 08:00

I have gotten the first bloom.

Elfin

This is a very early Stout, and it is 2 weeks earlier than last year and a week earlier than usual. Middendorfii are in bud and due in a week or two.

 

Hybrid Seeds are In

January 16, 2012 08:00

I have also calculated the seed distribution for the past three years as shown below:

This is interesting in that we average about 8-10 seeds per pod. But the variance is quite large.

 

Hybrid Seeds are In

January 15, 2012 20:00

The following data are related to the past hybridizing. First we present details on seed count by date for the past few years. Last year, 2011, was wet and cold, the wettest on record, and the hybridizing yield was low.

I present data from prior years to compare:

The above show that we have some great years and some bad ones. I have correlated this with the weather and will report later.

Now we also have the number of seeds per cross versus the cross number. In 2011 we had 325 crosses:

We show the data from prior years:

Part of the 2011 problem was weather and part was excess shade in certain areas. We are remedying this by removing trees.

Now we show see yield versus time to mature:

We also show the remainder years for comparison:

These three sets of curves demonstrate the type of data we have been examining. We shall present weather data later.

                                                                                          

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