Daylilies forum: What a day!

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Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
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fiwit
Jun 17, 2012 6:56 AM CST
I'm still sore from yesterday, but at least I'm awake and functional. Hilarious! Almost twelve hours of uninterrupted sleep does wonders, I guess.

Anyway, yesterday a whole bunch of plants jumped into my car and begged me to bring them home with me. nodding REALLY! That's exactly what happened, I swear!

And I just decided I'll tell you about them later. It's gorgeous out, not too hot yet, and I have butterfly bushes that need deadheaded. As a teaser, there were maybe 18 daylilies in my car last night. Thumbs up
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Name: kimbar rise
beaverton mi
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kimbar
Jun 17, 2012 7:13 AM CST
Okay where did you get them. Who did you raid. Want to hear what you got.
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
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fiwit
Jun 17, 2012 9:00 AM CST
Our daylily society had their annual show/sale yesterday. 5 plants for $20. So I bought ten a couple months ago, as soon as the folks shared what they'd be selling, to make sure I'd get some. Then yesterday, we had other folks bring some, and I had to get some of *those,* plus some others that I hadn't bought originally. And at the end while we were cleaning up, they were giving away the unsold companion plants to anyone who wanted them.

Final total: Summer Phlox (4-5 tubs), some kind of late-blooming sunflower that I forget the name of (3-4 pots).

Last week at the Cobb County show, I bought (priced from $5-7 per double fan):
Emmaus
Siloam June Bug
Medicine Feather
Little Dynamite David
Vintage Bordeaux
Alias Peter Parker

This week, I brought home (all at $4 per double fan):

Red Volunteer
Unidentified Flying Object
Wineberry Candy
Mary's Gold
Scarlet Orbit
Scatterbrain
Real WInd
Sensual Experience
Frans Hal
Little Red Warbler
Four Diamonds
Patsy Bickers (sp?)
Chesapeake Crab Legs
Green Spill

And 2 Chicago Apache, that are intended as gifts, and then Doris *gave* me Miss Jessie and Hyperion. Had to have "Miss Jessie," because one of my bridge-angels was named Jessie. She was my first ever Italian Greyhound. That one will go in the memorial garden. And I wanted Hyperion just because of its history.

I had also picked up an Itsy Bitsy Spider, but as we were packing up, one of the club members mentioned they had hoped to get that one yesterday, so I gave it to them. Figured I had enough for right now.

I still need to go collect the dogs from their vacation homes (need to shower first - have been outside the last almost 2 hours), and this afternoon in between dishes/laundry, I'll pot up the bare roots.

I've already put one CA in a container - the friend I bought it for puts yard work and such at the absolute bottom of her to-do list Hilarious! So I have a nice metal container that I bought a few years ago - looks like a miniature wash-tub, and it was painted a faded white color. Put CA in it, and sprinkled white Alyssum seeds all over. Will keep it until the Alyssum germinates, then deliver it to her and all she'll need to do is keep it watered. I think she can handle that. Whistling
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
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: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Jun 17, 2012 11:01 AM CST
WHAT a haul!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
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fiwit
Jun 17, 2012 12:07 PM CST
Yeah Green Grin! Green Grin! Green Grin!
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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: kimbar rise
beaverton mi
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kimbar
Jun 17, 2012 1:28 PM CST
very nice Green Grin!
Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
More daylilies!!!!
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kimkats
Jun 17, 2012 5:24 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! You go girl Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
It's my cats world, I'm just here to open the cans.
Name: Mona
Guntown, Ms (Zone 7b)
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monalisa18
Jun 17, 2012 8:14 PM CST
I have a perennial Sunflower that I was given several years ago. It blooms in the fall and grows to about 8' tall. The blooms are maybe 4-6". If you got this plant, be warned that it is very invaisive. I was warned, I got it anyway and I'm glad but I do have to pull up a boat load of them every spring. They grow on runners underground. I have them in a place that I can keep them controlled to a point. They are very dark green leaves and kind of fuzzy feeling. I'll try to find the a picture if I can.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jun 18, 2012 5:18 AM CST
I would love to see a picture of it Mona. I have not heard of a perennial sunflower.
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Name: bb
north of boston on the coast
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lilylady
Jun 18, 2012 5:36 AM CST
You got some nice daylilies! Ones that every garden should have!
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
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fiwit
Jun 18, 2012 9:28 AM CST
These are the leaves of the sunflower or whatever it is. Does it look like yours, Mona?

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Just went out and looked again - they called it "Swamp Sunflower"
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
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...
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Name: Mona
Guntown, Ms (Zone 7b)
I love nature & everything outdoors
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monalisa18
Jun 18, 2012 10:08 AM CST
No, I found a picture of the plant or atleast part of it in the Spring. Now let's see where is it again???


Finally, I got it uploaded after trying several times in the last hour. I even reset my modem and router. I guess it's just a busy day for my service provider!!1

The sunflower is the big leaf plant with leaves opposite each other. This was made in April this year and the plants are now about 7 foot tall. It has multi blooms of about 4" on each plant. I think it normally blooms in August or September, don't remember exactly.


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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Jun 18, 2012 10:17 AM CST
Mona, what a haul! Nice choices! I love Chicago Apache, that is a great one to give as a gift. I have a large order from Maryotts coming this week, plus 18 seedlings to get planted. I am wondering where I should put them......

Like you, they just happened to get on an order form and get mailed... I haven't a CLUE how THAT happened! Whistling ~Jan
Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
More daylilies!!!!
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kimkats
Jun 18, 2012 10:53 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
It's my cats world, I'm just here to open the cans.
Name: Mona
Guntown, Ms (Zone 7b)
I love nature & everything outdoors
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monalisa18
Jun 18, 2012 11:24 AM CST
Jan, you could be talking to me, I act like this too, but this time it's Mary. I think you just looked at our names wrong since both start with M.
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
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fiwit
Jun 18, 2012 11:27 AM CST
Jan, rub the sleep out of your eyes, sweetie... it was my haul, not Mona's Hilarious!

Mona, here's a link to my sunflower:
http://www.floridata.com/ref/h/heli_ang.cfm

Here's the container I made for my friend...I'm really hoping the alyssum sprouts quickly, before all the buds bloom on it. As you can see, they were 2 very nice double fans. I separated them, but planted them with their roots intertwining with each other.
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Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
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: Jan
Hustisford, WI
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: United States of America
Region: Wisconsin
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philljm
Jun 18, 2012 11:30 AM CST
Hahaha, you are correct! Of course, I DID drive all night from Cleveland OH, to Wisconsin! Sorry Mona! and sorry Mary!!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing ~Jan
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
Jun 18, 2012 7:04 PM CST
Doris to the rescue! My companion plant was MIS-LABELED as a swamp sunflower. It's actually a Rudbeckia - Golden Glow.
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
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...

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