05-10-2012, 09:33 AM
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Pale Purple Coneflower, first flower of the year



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Daylily Ruby Spider in bud



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Missouri Evening Primrose putting on a good show

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 05-10-2012, 10:11 AM
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Very nice Mike. Thanks for sharing.

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 05-10-2012, 12:09 PM
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I had to look up what a Daylily Ruby Spider was, boy was I pleased! I'm sure you are excited for them to bloom. I really enjoy these garden pictures, keep them coming!

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 05-10-2012, 12:09 PM
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Mike, your photos are amazing. Smile

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 05-10-2012, 12:25 PM
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Great pictures.

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 05-10-2012, 01:15 PM
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Gents, thank you for the kind words Thumbsup

Anthony, below are a couple of photos of the Daylily Ruby Spider in bloom last year. I bought the root (rhizome) from the Missouri Botanical Garden's a couple of years ago (along with a couple of Daylily "Becky Lynn" roots), every year they sell all their Daylilies (just the cleaned roots) to the general public after they've finished blooming.

I remember the wife telling me off for spending $15 on the root of the Daylily Ruby Spider. I tried to explain without any success (at the time), the Daylily expert had told me we wouldn't be disappointed with it once it flowers (the following year, 2011) and there were some Daylily roots on sell for $50+.

Fast forward to June 2011, when the wife saw the below in bloom in the garden all was forgiven Smile

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Daylily Ruby Spider in flower

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 05-10-2012, 01:25 PM
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They are very beautiful! Reminds me of a neighbor I had while growing up who would always have me take care of his plants while he went on vacation. Always a variety of beautiful plants.

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 05-10-2012, 05:11 PM
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Mike, I don't think you have a green thumb. I think every one of your fingers is green, and probably a few toes, too! Just beautiful. Thumbsup

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 05-10-2012, 07:11 PM
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Mike excellent photography, outstanding looking flowers too.

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 05-10-2012, 08:20 PM
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(05-10-2012, 05:11 PM)freddy Wrote: Mike, I don't think you have a green thumb. I think every one of your fingers is green, and probably a few toes, too! Just beautiful. Thumbsup

Freddy, thank you for the generous, but undeserving words, you give me far too much credit... my mum is ultimately responsible for any green running through me Smile

(05-10-2012, 07:11 PM)Howler Wrote: Mike excellent photography, outstanding looking flowers too.

Thank you Blush Smile

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 05-10-2012, 09:00 PM
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Great photos, again, Mike. Thanks for sharing!

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