|My photo of a photo taken by Dr. Darrel Apps of 'North Wind Dancer' (Schaben, 2001). All the pictures of daylilies in this post are pictures of a picture taken by Dr. Apps, unless otherwise noted.|
|With 70 different selections, the choice was difficult. That pale yellow spider on the far right was not among my selections, but would have been a nice addition to my long border. (My photo.)|
|Dr. Darrel Apps, daylily hybridizer and Kiwanis member. (My photo.)|
So what did I select?
I knew this was going to be very difficult for me, so wisely I did sit down and determine my budget beforehand; something gardeners find difficult to do, especially when an opportunity such as this comes up. For daylily collectors, this was a possible once in a decade opportunity. While making my choices, I was even approached by two avid collectors who asked if I could attempt to get a picture of them "near" Dr. Apps. They were tickled when I told them I could do better than that, I could get him to pose with them! They must not have been from around these parts!
|The lack of a name on daylily 08-66 means this is an unnamed, non-patented daylily from Dr. Apps' breeding program. I can call it anything I want. I know I have seen this one or one of its siblings on Dr. Apps' FaceBook page.|
|Daylily 'Burgess Blackmoor' (Albers, 1999). I'm, sure this was taken the morning after one of our very cool nights this summer. Cool nights do not encourage daylilies to open fully, something I really didn't realize until this very cool summer.|
|Daylily 'Can't Buy Me Love', (Apps-Blew, 2009). Look at that bud count!|
|My photography does not do this centerpiece justice.|
|Daylily 'Not Forgotten' (Barth-Barth-N., 1993)|
|Darrel also did these nice arrangements for the tables for the Kiwanis breakfast, a man of many talents, the Kiwanis got lucky when he joined the local chapter. (My photo.)|