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Question: my day lillies have now gone to seed. I think it is too early as last year they were blooming until late fall. Also, can I grow them from seeds. Do I need to plant the seeds in the spring or should I plant them now.

Also, I have a hydrangia which only has one flower. It is only 1 year old and large now but only one flower. Need help to get more flowers.

thanks again

Answer: You can grow daylilies from seed. Allow the seed pods to ripen fully and just as they begin to pop open, collect the seeds and sow them directly in the garden. They need a cold period (fall and winter) and in the spring they will sprout. Or, you can collect and store them indoors and then put them in the refrigerator for 2-3 months and plant them outdoors in the spring. I think it's easier to simply plant them in the garden as soon as they are harvested. To keep your plants blooming for longer periods of time, snap off the spent flowers to encourage the plant to develop more flowers and more flower stalks.

Hydrangeas develop flowers on the new growth of the season. Prune in the early spring to encourage lots of new growth and you should have lots of flowers.

Enjoy your garden!

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