Bill Waldrop of Kennesaw Mountain Daylilies
They Daylily Club I'm a member of has a hybridizer visit the club each fall. In September I had the opportunity to listen to Bill Waldrop talk about his daylilies and hybridizing. His garden is called Kennesaw Mountain Daylily Garden and is located in Marrietta, Georgia.
Bill is a great speaker and I thoroughly enjoyed his talk. I love it when hybridizers show the pod and pollen parents with their offspring. Its so fun to see how genetics play out. Bill did a little of this, but he also had some great stories about his granddaughter and how his flowers got their names. Daylilies tend to have great names, and Bill's were no exception.
There was also a plant auction after his talk. We didn't plan on buying much, but did come out with three plants. 'African Dawn' was a planned purchase. Its a fun looking dark colors unusual form daylily. Totally in our wheelhouse. The other two, 'Blazing Cannons' and 'Lily's Christmas Slippers', were more of an impulse buy. They are both brightly colored and will look great in the garden.