Wednesday, July 18, 2007

More daylilies

This will be a photoblog because the daylilies were planted many years ago and the names are lost in the mists of time.


Blogger Digital Flower Pictures said...

:lol: on losing the names. I don't feel so bad when I never knew the names to begin with bulk or trading acquisitions. You did a nice job on the photos, I find it a hard flower to photograph because of the stamens and getting it all in focus.

6:52 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Chris,
I find that bulbs/tubers are especially difficult to keep track of. Unless you keep the catalog or download the photos when you do the ordering it's almost impossible to know what you've planted where, never mind the name of the flower.

All these photos were taken with the macro setting on the camera which has a better depth of field than an add on lens. I didn't use a special macro lens because I didn't have to get that close to the flower. That is the conundrum - what do you focus on - the stamens, petals or the often constrasting colored inner parts. With autofocus I usually let the camera decide but it's frustrating when it won't focus on the part I want. I guess with DSLR you have the option to manual focus so you don't have that problem. There is a manual focus capability with the point and shoot but I haven't delved deeply enough into the users manual. ;)

9:02 AM  
Blogger lisa said...

Nice assortment of daylilies you have there! Especially cool is the double/triple orange...I haven't seen it on any other blog but mine.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hey Lisa, do you happen to know the name of the multi-petaled lily? That's one I really like and a surprise because the buds look like any other day lily.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Annie in Austin said...

Isn't it good old 'Kwanso'? The double-flowered form of H. fulva?

I left a huge clump back in IL and now wish I'd brought some with me.

The white one is really nice, Ki - if you had fairly standard varieties maybe it's 'Joan Senior'.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

1:37 PM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Annie,
I honestly don't remember buying a multi-petaled day lily and I was surprised to see it bloom. I don't even remember it blooming where it is planted and I know I didn't buy daylilies last year so it is a bit of a mystery as to how we acquired it. A nice mystery though and it does look like the 'Kwanso'.

I'm sure when I bought daylilies 3 years ago they were not the really fancy ones so 'Joan Senior' is probably a good guess although that distinctive name doesn't sound familiar at all. I really need to keep better records but in the rush of the planting season something difficult to do. Thanks for the IDs.

7:04 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

I think that 'Kwanso' spreads by seed fairly easy, because I have clumps come up very far from any other plants I have growing. (Which is a pleasant problem!) Seems the standard orange variety does the same thing.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Lisa,
We don't have 'Kwanso' anywhere else so I don't think this plant grew from seed. The plant is too large to have grown from seed so I must have planted it and forgot that I did which is not too uncommon these days. Good to know that it has viable seeds.

9:26 AM  

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