Friday, July 3, 2009

James Biaglow

Another of our Ohio hybridizers, the late James Biaglow, was a backyard hybridizer who created some pretty spectacular flowers. I only grow 3 of his introductions, but they are some of my favorites.
This first photo, and the first of his that I added to the garden is 'Raptor', a dark purple with a slightly lighter eyezone and quilled sepals.
This next is 'Ghost Dragon' and this picture, as the one of 'Raptor' just doesn't do it justice. It is a large flower and the color is lighter while the eyezone is darker. I'll try again for a better one as soon as it blooms.
The last is 'Cinco de Mayo' and you couldn't ask for a brighte bloom. It is tryly visible from a distance. There are lots of eyed and edged daylilies out there, but this coloring is pretty unusual for one, most being either white, cream or yellow when they have a red eye.

Sorry to have not written for the past 2 days, but, as my ISP is fond of saying, "We are having connectivity issues". With a limited time to write in the mornings, if they're not working right, I just have to wait until the next day.
The weather here has been wonderful for gardening - cool and cloudy with occasional sprinkles. The plants just love it and we've been able to transplant some things to better locations in addition to getting a whole lot of weeding done. It's amazing how much more work you can do at 70 degrees than at 85.

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