How do they name flowers?
My spouse and I were out Saturday admiring the day lilies in Cutler Botanic Gardens in Binghamton, New York. They are just a few steps away from the Regional Farmers Market and were at peak.
For years, the lilies have only had numbers on the identifying stakes, with no handy list. This year, there's a list, and I finally know the names of some of these varieties.
I would love to know how these names are chosen.
What makes this a Tennessee Rose?
Or a Some Sweet Day (I have to get this one- stunning!)
Mardi Gras Parade
1990 is the year of introduction).
Peekaboo (yes, I see you!) which somehow got on its side.
The Band Played On
Hybridizing day lilies is a hobby for some. I don't know if I would have the patience. I certainly don't have the room.
But if I created a new day lily, wouldn't it be fun to choose the name?
Day 18 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge #blogboost