The highlight of the weekend was the Keynote Speaker, Bill Maryott, owner of Maryott Gardens in Freedom, California. Bill led us through his growing, digging and shipping proceedures. Then he took us through his greenhouse and showed us his hybridizing goals and daylilies that he has created. His goals are similar to mine . . . round, round, round and full, full, full, wth clear, clear, clear colors. He has made great strides toward those goals. Here is Bill as he begins to WOW us.
I will finish with a couple greenhouse blooms:
Seedling 1112 [(Mandalay Bay Music X Wonders Never Cease) X Robert W. Carr]
Seedling No. 2118 (Juanita Manley X Cimarron Rose)
It was a great weekend! We had lots of friends in town including Curtis and Pat Montgomery from San Jose, California, and part of the fall pilgrimage to the Napa Valley wine tasting. They came to our Regional specifically to take Exhibition Judges Clinic III to be able to teach Exhibition Judging in California.
All images except as noted by Susan Okrasinski, Tri Cities Daylily Society
Life is very, very good!