Daylilies forum: first timers :}

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Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
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chalyse
Jul 25, 2012 8:26 PM CST
i'm deep into the joy of a few firsts this week ...

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mr mantis checking out my first pod set

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amazed at the lightning fast telescoping out of the first new scape i've seen

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*bedazzled* by the sweet shoot emerging out of seeds from Leslie! Group hug

life is good ... Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Jul 25, 2012 8:40 PM CST
Nice! Isn't this stuff FUN?

And, I bet that Mantis is a female........ Smiling
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
Daylilies Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Dog Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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chalyse
Jul 25, 2012 9:24 PM CST
whoops! :} thanks ... on closer inspection ... it _is_ ms mantis! ... sorry, all these firsts have made me a bit giddy ... so, yes, FUN indeed!

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Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of old; seek what those of old sought. — Basho

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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jul 25, 2012 10:07 PM CST
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Name: Ann
TN
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farmerbell
Jul 25, 2012 10:22 PM CST
Love Ms. Mantis. Too funny!
Ann (farmerbell); TN
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
Jul 26, 2012 4:14 AM CST
Oh my, she must have had a great day at the spa, she looks mah-vel-ous!!! ~Jan
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
Daylilies Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Dog Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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chalyse
Jul 26, 2012 4:56 AM CST
... i'm hoping i have enuff bugs in my yard to keep her 300 babies happy at home! Confused nodding
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of old; seek what those of old sought. — Basho

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Name: bb
north of boston on the coast
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lilylady
Jul 26, 2012 5:53 AM CST
chalyse said:whoops! :} thanks ... on closer inspection ... it _is_ ms mantis! ... sorry, all these firsts have made me a bit giddy ... so, yes, FUN indeed!

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Too funny!

May I use your photo?
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
Daylilies Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Dog Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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chalyse
Jul 26, 2012 8:00 AM CST
... but of course! ... she is very much her own woman, and i swear she was mugging for the camera (glam gal...), so i'm sure the answer is in her eyes ... "yes, dahhlink!" Hilarious!
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of old; seek what those of old sought. — Basho

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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
Jul 26, 2012 10:49 AM CST
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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
Jul 26, 2012 6:24 PM CST
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Name: Mona
Guntown, Ms (Zone 7b)
I love nature & everything outdoors
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monalisa18
Jul 26, 2012 9:28 PM CST
Your pretty woman is sure nuf a winner.

I've seem a bunch of tiny baby mantis in my daylilies this year. some of them less than an inch long a few weeks ago. Now, they are about an inch but showing a lot of growth in the two weeks. I've had to be careful when gathering my seed pods because they would be on the backside of the pods and I nearly cut one before I saw the little thing. Since, I've really tried to look before welding my trusty siccors to cut the pod off the scape. I'd be so sad if I hurt one. They are just precious to me. I've also got a lot of the baby black and yellow garden spiders. They were so small at first that I wasn't sure that was the kind they are. They have finally gotten big enough for me to see the strips. I guard these spiders every year from know until the first frost when they usually die. Actually, I think they may die when they lay their huge eggs sack. I had several of their big seed sacks last year that I found in my pots when I was repotting so many. I knew what they were, so I very carefully laid them aside, redid the pots and then put the egg sack back in the pots so they would hatch out this summer.

I don't know about ya'll, but I swear time is flying by. It just doesn't seem like it's getting so close to fall already. In a few days it will be August and time for school. Wow, we need to slow done some because I am not ready for Summer to be over.

Blessings to all, Mona
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jul 27, 2012 5:45 AM CST
Years ago we used to have a lot of the garden spiders but we are fortunate if we have one in our garden. I haven't seen any this summer but I have seen a lot of praying mantis, so that's good.
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Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
Daylilies Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Dog Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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chalyse
Jul 27, 2012 6:27 AM CST
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its amazing how vibrant the tiny and precious webs are that connect our lives and our gardens :} ... so many helpful *friendlies* - big and small - tending to the health of our surroundings! i too am feeling the fleetingness of summer, thankful for the solace that there will be more time to ready and carefully plan next summer's renewal of the flower beds! i'll be watching soon for tips on how to best prepare the garden for its winter nap...

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Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of old; seek what those of old sought. — Basho

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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Jul 27, 2012 6:54 AM CST
Ms Mantis -- too funny!!!

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Jul 28, 2012 10:27 AM CST
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