Daylilies forum: Southern Mecca 2012

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Name: Leslie Mauck
Chapin, SC (Zone 7b)
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LALAMBCHOP
May 18, 2012 8:30 PM CST
HI All,
I'll post plant pics soon but way too tired right now! We left my friend Linda's house at 7 this morning in Orlando to head up to Gainesville where we were priviledged to meed Doris and David Bishop (Casshigh) plus Pam (Gardenglory) and Tracy Pont. It was great fun. Didn't get home until after 9 tonight. In addition to Ted Petit's garden we visited the garden of John Peat and then out to the Salters. After lunch we stopped by to view the garden of friends Sarah and Bob Martin (you may know their namesake daylilies by Frank Smith) before going to the Ice Cream Social and Auction sponsored by the Central Florida Daylily Association. It was lots of fun I can personally testify that Karen Pierce makes great cookies.

Here we are at Ted's.
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He had a champagne brunch which Doris enjoyed a lot! Whistling
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Name: Ann
TN
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farmerbell
May 18, 2012 8:33 PM CST
So tell us what you won at the auction tonight. Inquiring minds want to know!
Ann (farmerbell); TN
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 18, 2012 9:37 PM CST
I agree nodding
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: stephanie king
cut bank, MT z 3a-4b
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rebloomnut
May 18, 2012 11:29 PM CST
Ok I am late to the party again. Can't wait until the AM to see all the Pictures. Hope Doris feels ok after Champagne in the heat Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing .
Name: Leslie Mauck
Chapin, SC (Zone 7b)
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LALAMBCHOP
May 19, 2012 5:04 AM CST
Well..............
We did bid on a couple. nodding
I can't remember what the Bishops got but I got a huge pot of Nicole's 2012 Count Your Assets and a nice DF of Reilly's Azzuno.
When we were at the Salter's I got some of Liz's patterned things. Pinwheel Princess, Freedom in Flight and In a Jiffy. She gave me Alex's Impact on Saturn as a bonus.

Betty, I think it was you that wanted Mix and Match.

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I've got to finish this cup of coffee and get ready to go to Nicole's breakfast party but you've got to see this seedling. I don't know if it's Liz' or Jeff's but it was the most impressive thing I saw at their place and they had some gorgeous stuff. We saw it in the greenhouse, out in the beds, and everywhere it looked just like this. She said it would come out this fall or next spring. Line up folks. It's going to go fast.


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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
May 19, 2012 5:10 AM CST
Ohhh I am so jealous! Glad you had fun & it is great seeing photos of everyone! ~Jan
Name: Leslie Mauck
Chapin, SC (Zone 7b)
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LALAMBCHOP
May 19, 2012 5:37 AM CST
After b'fast at Nicole's today we're going to visit the Trimmers, the Reillys and Floyd Cove. If we're not dead we hope to get back out to spend some real time with Dan at Ladybug. I was delighted to run into John Benoot and Francois Verhaert there the other night. They've already been around and John said Dan had the best stuff anywhere. From what I've seen he's absolutely right. Want to get some daytime pics for you out there. I got some the other night but they weren't shot until after 6 pm. Here are a couple of the storm that hit at the end of the party. It was beautiful.
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Name: kimbar rise
beaverton mi
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kimbar
May 19, 2012 5:41 AM CST
Looks like fun...
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
May 19, 2012 5:43 AM CST
It sure does!!!
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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
May 19, 2012 7:40 AM CST
And I just received some beautiful orders from both the Trimmers and Floyd Cove - I am still so very jealous! ~Jan
Name: Mary
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fiwit
May 19, 2012 9:04 AM CST
I can just picture Doris collecting all the empty bottles to take home to her garden. Hilarious!
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Name: stephanie king
cut bank, MT z 3a-4b
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rebloomnut
May 19, 2012 9:52 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Of course Doris is collecting the bottles. I forgot about her collection. Doris I just knew you would not be drinking all that, I am so sorry I may have implied such. Hope you are having a great time.

Les that bloom is awesome.. It it an EV, hoping it is a Dor.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
May 19, 2012 10:53 AM CST
Goodies! Love that first storm shot, too. Thanks, Leslie!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
May 19, 2012 1:28 PM CST
Aah, Leslie! You truly are in paradise!!! How I would love to be there! And thanks so much for the pic of MIX AND MATCH -- and that yellow with the patterned eye -- Absolutely fabulous! I do hope you keep posting pictures of your trip so we can do the vicarious thrills thing!

Betty
Name: Doris&David Bishop
Cartersville, Ga. (Zone 7b)
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Casshigh
May 20, 2012 5:36 PM CST
We are now home! We did not take in any of the gardens this morning. Instead, we drove back to Gainesville, FL to spend last night. We wanted to stop back by the Gaskins' Daylily Garden on our way home. We stopped on our way down and picked out some of their seedlings. Today we picked out more and bought Complementary Colors (ours died after growing it probably 5 years) and Mystic Image (G. Pierce 2010). Mary gave us one of their introductions, Miss Scarlet. We brought back the two Mecca gift plants that the Petits and Nicole gave to all who visited their gardens. We bought two seedlings from the Trimmers. All in all, we came home with 30 new daylilies. The back seat was full with some in the floor and in the trunk with most in pots. I am now going outside to cut all the foliage off and will leave the scapes. I will treat all for rust as a precaution before planting.

Steph, the champagne may have been tasty but I would not know. I appreciate the empty bottles more than the contents! LOL We will have to put these two bottles in a special place and even put a plant stand with label saying, "Daylily Mecca 2012 Le Jardin Petit" or something like that. We were all on a "Daylily High" this weekend!

I did not tell you which gardens we went to. We started Friday at the Petits', then went over to John Peat's, and then to the Salters'. We started Saturday in Nicole's garden followed by Pete Harry's, Floyd Cove, and the Trimmers' garden. I regret that we did not make it to the Lambertsons' garden before we ran out time.

One of the highlights of the trip was meeting Leslie (lalambchop) and a couple of Dave's Garden friends (Pam and daughter Tracy from FL) that we had never met before.

I will post some pictures as time permits. Got to get outside now!

Doris
"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing"~~~David Bishop
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Name: stephanie king
cut bank, MT z 3a-4b
Life is what you make it, so make i
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rebloomnut
May 20, 2012 5:56 PM CST
So glad you made the trip. Can't wait to hear what plants you got and see all the pictures. I also am glad you got to meet some of people we talk with on here a lot. What great fun and what a great weekend.
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
May 20, 2012 6:28 PM CST
Welcome home!
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I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: shirlee
southeast (Zone 6b)
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mistyfog
May 20, 2012 6:37 PM CST
Thank you so much for sharing a trip for the Daylily Mecca. Now I feel as if I
have been also, and met some nice folks too.

If I may ask, what do you use or do to treat for a rust precaution
other than cutting the foliage off? How far down do you cut the foliage?
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
May 20, 2012 6:59 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Doris&David Bishop
Cartersville, Ga. (Zone 7b)
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Casshigh
May 20, 2012 9:38 PM CST
Shirlee, I cut the foliage to about a 1/2" to 3/4" above the soil. Tomorrow I will spray the scapes, bracts, and proliferations which I trimmed and saturate what is remaining from the foliage with Daconil. It is not the best anti-rust fungicide on the market, but it is affordable and available at Lowe's (probably Home Depot). I said 'saturate' because I want the liquid to run down in between where the foliage comes up from the crown where rust spores can hide. I will then use a Bayer Systemic, such as Rose 3 In One (fungicide, insecticide, and fertilizer). I will mix it with water and pour it around the roots, soaking them but not to the point of runoff. I will also put some Bayer granules (also a fungicide) that we also have on top of the soil around each daylily. Most all of these are in pots, and the few that are not will be potted up tomorrow. I will keep a close eye on them to see if I find any signs of rust as the foliage grows back. I have followed this procedure before and had success with getting rid of spotty outbreaks of rust.
"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing"~~~David Bishop
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