lately ive been doing a lot of reading into all the different traits, forms, etc. its a bit overwhelming. i get the basics okay, but then some of those basics are further broken down into subcategories. new terms popping up everyday. its all a bit much for a newbie to swallow all at once. its a good thing i love learning!
it would be really nice if there was a photo specific publication out there for every trait. one that could be easily added to and updated each year, as the AHS makes room for new classifications. i found the AHS dictionary pretty helpful with the basic stuff. but lacks a little with the trends and working nicknames. for example, i ran into "tweener form" on Hansen's site a lot. (was checking his stuff out since he will be speaking in st louis on the 18th...thought about going.) also, some of the different characteristics are hard to picture in my head without actual photos. some stuff is very detailed, while other things are just downright vague. some people say open form, some people say round form, when they are taking about the same characteristic on the same flower. it seems that there really isnt a right or wrong way to describe a daylily. no set terms to chose from. perhaps there once was, but so many new characteristics have cropped up, and updated info about them are not being made available.
i was wondering if anyone could recommend any other sources for this type of info.