First, to answer Ellie's question from another thread; yes, we did get some rain. It rained almost one whole day, mostly mist, but with an occasional light shower. Altogether, we got about 1/3 inch of rain.
A serious daylily question. Does anyone on the forum know Matthew Kaskel and/or anything about his present daylily program? I ask because he indicated he was working on rust resistant daylilies. I am not sure I am using the right word in "resistant". He said his daylilies would get some rust, but not be extensively damaged, without spraying, etc. It appears he has dropped out of the "collector's" daylily market and perhaps is only growing landscape daylilies. I am thinking I might like to try to get more resistant plants, rather than spraying and that it might be nice to get a few of his more resistant plants to use in hybridizing. He has a web page (sorta). Looks like a work in progress that needs lots of work. I can send him an email, but just wondered if anyone here had any information.
Speaking of rust, my project today, was treating plants that will overwinter in the gh. I had put most plants in the gh last week when we had the 21 degree temp. It was 80 today so I brought them out and dipped for rust. I don't really know how to treat them. I already cut them back and sprayed.
They are small as a result of the prior cutting back, so I am afraid that if I cut them back again they might not even bloom. So, I made up a solution of Cabrio and soapy water and just dipped all of them in the solution.
Finished potting up all that will go in the gh. For the last couple of years, I have considered making a few diploid crosses. This year, I am including several dips. All are old because I haven't bought any dips in a long time. I am including INDIAN GIVEN, TRAHLYTA and several hybridized by Tom Wilson. Oh, and also one of my seedlings from MAGIC LACE X GENTLE SHEPHERD.
Lady bugs are now out and trying to get inside. We are having normal mixed up weather for this time of year - need heat one day and air conditioning the next. No complaints - it is beautiful working weather.