Sunday, September 11, 2011

New 2012 Introductions . . . Part 4

Just after we finished our lining out, Tropical Depression, Lee came through and dumped somewhere around 10" of rain on us. We were in dire need, so it was very welcome. Fortunately, the rain did not come down in a deluge and most of it soaked into the ground. A day after, I dug some plants to ship and the ground was damp, but not muddy. Of course, if I had driven the tractor into the freshly tilled ground just before the rain, they would still be looking for me.

It is time to begin thinking about the Hybridizer's Summit in December. Many of the most famous hybridizers in the world will gather at the Chattanooga Choo Choo on Friday, December 2 to meet old friends and make some new ones. Lots of dinner selections in downtown Chattanooga where a free shuttle will take you from the Choo Choo to the downtown destinations. I know many of you are prone to lick your fingers at Sticky Fingers. Friday night the hospitality room will be open and we urge you all to bring your bottle of wine, jug of white lightening, or other libation along with your favorite munchies to share.

Saturday morning we will convene at the Finley Lecture Hall at the Choo Choo for a showing of the finest new daylilies to come in the future. If you have been to the Choo Choo, you know that the Finley Lecture Hall is a theater style room with high backed easy chairs that if you get bored you can certainly fall asleep. Noon you can again take advantage of all the fantastic food selections for lunch, then back to the images. We try to end by dinnertime, but if we have too many slides, we will convene after dinner to finish. Then it is back to the hospitality room.

By the way, there is no charge to attend. If you are ready to say "YES, I want to attend", you should call the Chattanooga Choo Choo, 1400 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN at 1-800-TRACK29 to make your reservation. Rooms are $89.00 +tax, single/double. Mention you are with the Daylily Hybridizer's Group. All interested in daylilies are invited to attend . . . you do not have to be a hybridizer.

2012 Introduction No. 4 (Left click for a larger image)

 H. 'How Sweet You Are'
s/f ... $85.00 ... d/f ... $125.00
32" M SEv EMO Ext Fr Re 6". 4-way branching, 21 buds. Petals 3¼” sepals 2”.
    A subtle bi-tone of very pastel mauve.  The bright yellow/gold petal edges are heavily ruffled and crimped. Some light relief sculpting is seen in the petals. A bold yellow/gold throat leads to a green heart. The color is slightly moderated in rebloom. Substance is heavy and holds up well against most rains. A very showy flower in the garden. Fertile both ways in the greenhouse.
No. 9057 (Robert W. Carr X Some Sweet Day)

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  1. Lee your new intros a very nice.keep them coming

  2. Lee:
    This may be your best overall line-up to date. Wow what a great group of intro's!

  3. Perfect form on this one Lee. Beautiful ruffling too.

  4. Thanks to all of you looking at our introductions. Glas that you are liking them.