Thursday, January 31, 2013



Hello! I have thought of Blogging for over a year now...collected things to write about, written out musings, stored them in a special place for when I would officially enter "Blogdom".

Why do Blogs appeal to me? I DON'T KNOW!    

  Maybe it is because I enjoy people so much...
  Maybe it is because I have a lot to say....
  Maybe it is because I want to share my experiences...
 Maybe it is because I am just naive!

My biggest concern was (and is) that I won't post often enough as that is probably my biggest "pet peeve" with Bloggers. Just when I follow one that I think is really interesting, they don't blog for another month or even longer.I pray that that doesn't happen to me...unfortunately, it probably will at one time or another.

At this point in my life of 69 years, I am a Daylily Hybridizer and 'round 'bout May all the way through Sept I am VERY BUSY and have a hard time focusing on much else. I know....maybe I can make up for the posting lulls during that time, right now! Also, I am in the middle of creating a website, so I guess I have REALLY jumped in!

You can find the website IN PROGRESS at:   if you would like to get a peak.

So, new friends, I look forward to meeting you  and making new friendships, talking about some of our passions in life; 
God, Family, Gardens and Castles (aka Homes). 
Please feel free to express yourselves as I too will try to be open and honest with you. So thanks for "Jumping in" with me!


Monday, January 28, 2013


Lily Auction bonus seedling (PREMIER SURPRISE X JERRY NETTLES X NATCHEZ & LACE # 402)

Wow what a confession that would be! I guess confession is the first step to conquering any addiction.....


 (concede disclose divulge
 expose reveal)
No one is able to conquer an addiction unless they are first able to RECOGNIZE something as an addiction and admit it.

Now I ask can anything as beautiful as this-one of my seedlings- be an ADDICTION!!

"Krinkel Kut" (COLLECTOR'S CHOICE seedling X WHITE BASE)
Well.... actually,I guess it could be....if I held on to it too tightly...making it my whole idol per se....

here is a definition for ADDICTED

1. Physically and mentally dependent on a particular substance, and unable to stop taking it without incurring adverse effects.

2. Enthusiastically devoted to a particular thing or activity.

I guess for the daylily enthusiast, and especially the hybridizer it CAN be all devoted to the plants, the seeds, the process, and the "Christmas in July high" that one gets every season.

Lily Auction seedling (GOD SAVE THE QUEEN X BLUE LAKE)
Right now, during the cold winter days I am certainly getting "my high" as I go through all my photos and statistics...even though at best it is just plain old "arm chair gardening". It shouldn't be so hard to break away and do my other "duties" like....
     getting dressed
     making supper
     washing clothes
     etc. etc. etc.
In short...not wanting to be distracted.....interrupted.....or inconvenienced when I am into my 'daylily mode'. The interesting thing is thatthey can't give me
 permanent joy..
 it's all temporary                                 
they can't give me 
     lots of dollars
     because I put out dollars 
     for the "new ones"  
     that so entice me 
     (TEMPT ME)

But then, wouldn't you be tempted by this??



seedling (MUSICAL MEDLEY X  MILDRED MITCHELL  seedling) "Splashes"

So like so many addictions I can easily make excuses for my passion

I must admit it takes great self-control to keep every thing in perspective. There IS life after daylilies, and if there weren't, my life would be destroyed...for daylilies are only a PART of the whole picture. They CANNOT satisfy all the time, they cannot fulfill my EVERY NEED...even though at those momentous "highs" it seems like that! But if I truly let myself be addicted I would miss out on much more important things....



and most of all


God who made all this happen in the first place! How foolish can I be to forget God!

The Israelites and mankind all through the ages have forgotten God....for you see, 

it is way too "natural"
to become self-indulgent
whether it be food or relationships or jobs or drugs or liquor or hobbies or even our health.

Oh that we become God-indulgent and appreciate what He asks us..."to love the Lord our God with all our


LORD let me be addicted to You and put YOU first ...You said when we put You first "all these things shall be added unto you"
and may I always remember that it is You that gives me one of the joys of my life: Your awesome blossoms!