SEEDS OF HOPE 2013 introduction




SEEDS OF HOPE (PALACE GARDEN BEAUTY X UKN) being held for increase

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.

STATS: 20x4.75
              18 buds 2 way branching
              Mid-season
              SEV
              Bi-Tone
              Tetraploid
              
(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"! 
 
 

seedling "Subtle Faith"
Fertile Myrtle x SEEDS OF HOPE ("Subtle")

"Fertile Myrtle" pod parent of "Subtle Faith

This is a pic of "Fertile Myrtle", way across the field in rather poor soil. But   the poor soil didn't  seem to matter to "FM" as she rewarded me with over two hundred seeds one year. 

"Mountain Snow" full sib to "Subtle Faith"

I garden-named this one "Mountain Snow" because somehow it reminded me of  lavender shades on a snowy mountain on a sunny day. this pic doesn't quite capture the tones, but it is close. 'Mountain Snow' is full sib to 'Subtle Faith' too.

'Mountain Snow' another full sib

'Summer Snow" and another full sib from "Fertile Myrtle" x SEEDS OF HOPE ("Subtle")

'Summer Snow' named thus because it was a whiter and lighter version of 'Mountain Snow' and a full sib.

Fertile Myrtle x SEEDS OF HOPE

garden named for obvious reasons: 'Not Too Subtle'....consisent long blooming and vigorous seedling

MADNESS TO SEE x SEEDS OF HOPE ( Subtle)

THE SUMMER OF 2013 IS THE FIRST TIME I SAW THIS BEAUTY WITH ITS WHITE BACKGROUND AND GRAPE PURPLE EYE AND TENDRILS...SO SO PRETTY! 


MADNESS TO SEE X SEEDS OF HOPE

MADNESS TO SEE X SEEDS OF HOPE

THIS IS THE FULL SISTER TO THE ONE ABOVE AND A TOTALLY DIFFERENT LOOK! IT EVEN HAS THE BEGINNINGS OF A BLU-ISH PATTERN  GOING ON.

MADNESS TO SEE X SEEDS OF HOPE

BAMA GIRL TEE X SEEDS OF HOPE

HERE YOU CAN SEE THE RICH COLORS COMBINED WITH VIVID RUFFLES AND A SCAPE THAT "WON'T QUIT" ON A FIRST YEAR SEEDLING.

A LARGE WIDE OPEN IVORY OUT OF (BAMA GIRL TEE X SEEDS OF HOPE)

LAVENDER SILENCE seedling X SEEDS OF HOPE

out of a LAVENDER SILENCE sdlg x SEEDS OF HOPE showing an unusual color combination of lavender and apricot..really glows!

(MILDRED MITCHELL X SEEDS OF HOPE

beautiful tones of cream and lavender; a sdlg out of MILDRED MITCHELL X SEEDS OF HOPE

Madness To See X Seeds Of Hope

Three In One X Seeds Of Hope

Three In One X Seeds Of Hope

a lovely pink seedling with purly white teeth and tendrils!