July 6, 2008 | 12:00 a.m. CDT
Lloyd Calvin stores and labels some stamens in a box and freezes others. Each flower in his garden is labeled with the different day lily breeds that created it. Calvin found that cutting up old window blinds works better for labels than paper because plastic is hardier during storms, such as the one Wednesday night the blew away many of his paper labels.

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