SEEDS OF HOPE 2013 Introduction
Ever since SEEDS OF HOPE (garden named Subtle for obvious reasons) came into being, I found her anything but subtle! Yes, the icy lavendar tones and vivid green throat are really beautiful and somehow they subtly draw you to just stand there, close up, and stare, but then......
2011 was the first year we were fortunate enough to see SEEDS OF HOPE'S first progeny and I was "blown away"!
So many beauties. Every one consistent . I just love the white overtones of SEEDS OF HOPE and sure enough SEEDS OF HOPE has become a great clarifier and clarified a less than clear FESTIVE ARTseedling when I bred it to SEEDS OF HOPE. The result of that breeding is shown below with a fun story that just may tell you why I named this intro SEEDS OF HOPE.
SEEDS OF HOPE'S value lies not only in her subtle beauty and her prepotency to throw beautiful offspring plus being a lovely front of the border specimen.
I am now using SEEDS OF HOPE regularly in my 'blues' program regularly with such things as LINDA SIERRA and a beautiful BLUEGRASS MUSIC seedling.
18 buds 2 way branching
(PALACE GARDEN BEAUTY X UKN)
(LAKE EFFECT likely)
PRICE: Being held for increase
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"Subtle Faith" ("Fertile Myrtle" x "Subtle")
THERE'S AN INTERESTING STORY BEHIND THE GARDEN NAME OF THIS SEEDLING:
The story is that I so wanted to use my seedling dubbed "Fertile Myrtle"(FESTIVE ART X UKN) with "Subtle",even though it was somewhat muddy. Maybe it was because we had been told you couldn't get good edges in Zone 5. I was really happy to see they were wrong, so I traipsed across the field to use "Subtle" with "Fertile Myrtle" to try and clear up the muddiness..and sure enough ....
this summer we got to see the results with "Subtle Faith" showing far more than I had ever expected! My son Mike first saw it and called out "Mom come over here!"-so of course I did as his voice sounded very excited. When I got to where he was standing and pointed to this awesome bloom I started to cry. Well he had never before seen me cry over a daylily so he said "why are you crying?" I couldn't stop..finally I said "it was so worth it". I had kept on going over to "Fertile Myrtle" every time she was in bloom, and would always bring "Subtle" with me to co-create and all the hard work was worth it!
I believe I got over 200 seeds from 'Myrtle" and used only three parents with her. I think I was moved so much because I had faith in that certain cross and had been SO REWARDED by it; and had faith in "Subtle" being able to clear up the muddiness and give us an entirely new look besides. Maybe I should re-name it "Moved to Tears"!