Daylily Hybridizer / ARTIST/ WHIPPET BREEDER/
I started out hybridizing orchids, at 20 years of age,
then moved into daylily breeding in 1999 after the
1999 ice storm wiped out our orchid breeding program.
I moved into daylilies the following spring and have never
Now I just breed daylilies and whippets.
I grow over 1,500 bought cultivars,
and we have over an acre of mostly dormant seedlings with my wife
in Canada's capital city.
* Mick is presently the editor of My Daylilies.
I have been breeding champion Whippet dogs for over 25 years.
Mick Morry: The Artist
Mick's favourite medium is the coloured pencil
and all the works currently on view on this site
are in coloured pencil, a much appreciated art form
in vogue these days using state of the art coloured pencils
that have a durability on good art stock to last for centuries.
Mick has painted, and continues to paint,
in a variety of media including oils, acrylics and watercolour,
but his favourite medium is coloured pencil.
With coloured pencil you can produce almost life like images.
There is a waxiness in the pencil, and a level of control,
that often cannot be reproduced by the brush,
and it is a very effective medium for someone with a desire
to accurately reproduce something from life.