PATTERN FOR LIVING
When I was thinking about my next blog I wasn't sure what I
would write about. There has been a wonderful plethora of new
blogs out there in this wonderful Daylily World and I have
enjoyed them immensely! I found myself second guessing my
reason for a blog and if I was really supposed to be doing this. I
think, truthfully, it was just my normal insecurities of comparing
myself to everyone else. I am very sure I am not alone!
When I look at all the wonderful new daylily patterns emerging,
I also wonder if I will ever "succeed" in that arena.
Another disappointing reaction ...
I shouldn't care...
I need only to please myself...
It's 'only' a daylily -for heaven's sake!
Why is it that so many times my gut-level, knee-jerking
REACTIONS tend to dictate how I govern my life? I guess it's only
human nature, at least mine, that's for sure!
I am both a people pleaser and a people lover so with that
combination, it's quite difficult to please and love ALL the people
ALL the time! I should remember to tell myself that when it comes
to my "RED PATTERN" hybridizing program and just focus on it
and remember to forget that, after all it's not really in my control,
I am amazed at how many times I think I will breed for a certain
result and so many times, last summer, when the new babies
showed their colors, the results were far greater than I could have
ever imagined! All, I did was try to have a
IMPLEMENT THE PLAN
COLLECT THE RESULTING SEEDS
PLANT THE SEEDS
AT THE PROPER TIME
IN THE PROPER WAY
Oh, if only it was THAT "easy"!
I still need to water and weed and mulch and stay at the task for at
least one year-but MOST times three years. Oh, and it's not just
one seed we are talking about....it's between 3,500 and 10,000
depending on the year!
Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could be assured that we could plan
out our own lives that "easy" and be assured that a beautiful
PATTERN FOR LIVING would be the results??!!
Actually, there is-and it's found in the book of Proverbs.
It's pretty clear-cut,
discussing the good and evil ways of man
and shows how The Creator looks upon it
and the consequences and rewards(BLESSINGS)
that result when we follow
God's Pattern For Living.
He's pretty clear about
weeding out the sins in our lives,
planting seeds of belief that God's ways are
better than my ways
watering them with tears of joy and tears of sorrow,
mulching them with faith to persevere through
the difficult storms of life
waiting for the blessings to come,
I would love to share with you some of my seedlings that I hope to
cross to attain a 'red on red' pattern.
One of my mentors(although I am afraid he would deny that term)
told me a few years ago that I could try to get a pattern by
crossing a watermark to an eyed cultivar. Well I was thrilled with
that information, since I had numerous watermarks to work with
and my son had lots of eyed things.
|(HEARTS OF FIRE X MORT MORSS)|
Then, along came a seedling out of one of
my many auction wins
and we called it 'Red-Red' as it had two very strong reds that just drew me to it.
To the right is a pic of Red-Red (HEARTS OF FIRE X MORT MORSS) from last summer.