Let 'em Grow: Ditchlilies: I like this whole series, Sharon.

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Let 'em Grow: Ditchlilies

By Sharon
July 2, 2012

This is one in a series of very short articles that might change your mind about some surprisingly good weeds. And even if your mind isn't changed, you'll still be well informed.

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crittergarden
Jul 2, 2012 6:07 AM CST
As for ditchlilies - they are most commonly called "tiger lilies" here, which slightly irritates me 'cause that's not a correct name....
But they certainly are not respected. Thanks for putting some facts into my head for when I try to gently inform people.
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Sharon
Jul 2, 2012 8:54 AM CST
Glad you like the series, Critter.
I've heard them called tiger lilies here too, but that just makes me wonder what they call those tall orange blooms clustered at the top of one stalk that's covered in leaves; those that are of the lily family whose heads hang down and petals curve upward.

And the heat's so bad right now they are about the only things left blooming around here.
Stay cool, Critter! Thanks.
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crittergarden
Jul 3, 2012 6:06 AM CST
Sharon said:... that just makes me wonder what they call those tall orange blooms clustered at the top of one stalk that's covered in leaves; those that are of the lily family whose heads hang down and petals curve upward.


Yep.
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Jul 3, 2012 10:25 AM CST
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fiwit
Jul 5, 2012 12:10 PM CST
My mom, of southern Ohio coal mining country heritage called a flower in our back yard a "tiger lily" and said it was a weed she couldn't get rid of. Not sure it was a daylily, but I know that she despised DLs, and that's why it took me until my late 40s to discover their awesome-ness. They were just never on my radar screen earlier due to her disgust.
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Sharon
Jul 5, 2012 12:25 PM CST
Glad you discovered their awesome-ness!
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fiwit
Jul 5, 2012 12:28 PM CST
Believe me, me too.... Hilarious!

And also ever so glad a rather awesome lady steered me towards this rather awesome site a year or so ago... Whistling
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Sharon
Jul 5, 2012 12:32 PM CST
HA!!

Took you to where you belong, didn't I??
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fiwit
Jul 5, 2012 5:13 PM CST
Found me a new internet home, I did! nodding Hurray! Hurray! Thumbs up
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