Sunday, August 14, 2011

This time I wasn’t clumsy

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I needed to reach way into the bed behind this exquisite daylily scape to cut away some dead wood on ‘Clotilde Soupert’. I’ve done this before, and it’s ended badly. Buds have snapped off, and entire scapes have broken. Been there…done that, and I wasn’t going to do it again with the last scape of ‘Joan Senior’. So I stepped in and very gently held the scape away from my body with the back of my hand. I barely felt it on my skin. And then it snapped and fell to the ground. I groaned in tragic agony. I’m still stunned. The scape is laying on my desk in front me. I can’t bear to throw it away. Eighteen buds showing and a perfect flower. Such a sad end.
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  1. I can feel your pain and aggravation. I've snapped them before also. Such a pretty flower too.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. Well, you could do a little experiment and put it in water and tell us how many buds develop and open?