Daylilies forum: an invite to all the lurkers and newbies

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Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Sep 11, 2012 9:12 PM CST
I would like to WELCOME all the newbies and lurkers to this site. I have read in a couple of different places that ya'll are lurking nodding and some feel it's a little over their head because of all the hybridizing talk.

I would like to say that even though a lot of people here do hybridize, most are just small, backyard hybridizers and we enjoy our gardens as well.

PLEASE feel free to start a topic about your daylily interests or questions, we don't bite Angel

We LOVE seeing garden photos and bloom photos


PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE join in

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
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Name: Ann
TN
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farmerbell
Sep 11, 2012 9:17 PM CST
I agree I agree I agree Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! We would love to hear from you.
Ann (farmerbell); TN
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
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daylily
Sep 11, 2012 9:51 PM CST
Thanks, Michele!

I am sorry that people think this forum is over their head... really, it is not! Just jump in and ask a question. About the only thing we can't (usually) help with is ID of an unknown daylily. There are just to many to know for sure.

One reason I wanted to moderate this forum is that I wanted it to be a site that would welcome all kinds of daylily lovers. From all over the country - or the world! With all kinds of interests.

Tell us about yourself or your interests. Post photos, ask questions..... we'd like to hear from you!
Name: stephanie king
cut bank, MT z 3a-4b
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rebloomnut
Sep 11, 2012 10:24 PM CST
I agree I also saw on another site about lurking as mostly hybridizers here. We all started somewhere in our little gardens and some of us are still just that, little gardeners. Please join in here as it is a great place with wonderful people and we never quit learning ourselves. You may have a lot more to offer that you give yourselves credit. Join the fun and Welcome.
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Sep 11, 2012 10:26 PM CST
I agree I agree I agree I agree This is such a safe place to ask questions! I'm really new to hybridizing, but even if I didn't have that interest, I feel like I can ask anything, and it always ends up being a fantastic conversation! No one here is mean, or makes anyone like me feel stupid, and I'm so thankful for everything that I have learned!
Natalie
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Sep 12, 2012 3:15 AM CST
Please do join in, we need all the help we can get. Seeing things from a new set of eyes is always a good thing so jump in and get your feet wet, it will become addictive.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Sep 12, 2012 3:43 AM CST
I have been on here a few times, not as much as I should. *Blush* I have gotten great advice here and learned about bud builders which was a real surprise, I did not know they existed.
I have been ordering daylilies for a couple of months now and some are in pots, 18 arrived yesterday from Blueridge and the fans were huge. I looked them all up on the AHS data base and they are good daylilies as far as bud counts and branching. He sent me 7 bonus plants and they were huge also.
Today or tomorrow I will be receiving 49 from Maryott's. He was such a joy to work with. I have gotten some fabulous daylilies like GRANDMA'S SMILE, It was one of the first I saw and I did not know anything so beautiful existed, I was instantly hooked. Lovey dubby
Will you tell me if there is any thing special you add when you plant your daylilies. I want to give them a good start. Green Grin!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Sep 12, 2012 4:58 AM CST
I agree We welcome any lurkers here!!!!! I am just a very small scale hybridizer, right out of my backyard. I am no gigantic daylily farm so I can learn just as much myself as the newbies and lurkers. We talk a whole lot more about other things as well. Just look at Rita's posts and you will see that backyard vegetable gardens are just as important to us all as flowers are. Lots of great subjects to talk about here, including cooking and sharing recipes.
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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Sep 12, 2012 5:31 AM CST
I don't hybridize, I just buy seeds occasionally, and lotsa plants. Me, hybridize? Nope.

So join ME, a non hybridizer, who REALLY enjoys this forum.

By the way Susan, Maryotts sends TONS of bonuses - bet you get more than 49..... Big Grin ~Jan
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Sep 12, 2012 6:29 AM CST
virginiarose said:
Will you tell me if there is any thing special you add when you plant your daylilies. I want to give them a good start. Green Grin!


I add alfalfa pellets, chicken litter (manure) that's already processed and dry, slow release fertilzer, milorganite (when it's cooler), a little pinch of epsom salt. I have bought rabbit manure but it's hard to get around here. In my soil (when I planted in the ground) I would mix in the pine bark and scoop up the corners of the horse/goat pasture where all the good stuff washed down to when it rained to help with drainage because I had mucky clay before I started planting only in raised beds. Then I fertilize regularly with a water soluble fertilizer (like Miracle Gro). I have been using Daniels plant food lately and the daylilies seem to love it, could be because it's more natural and less chemical. It's not the normal 3-1-2 type ratio but they are responding really well to it.
But use whatever works for you. If you have other plants that thrive with whatever you do the daylilies will more than likely love it too. Everyone's soils are different so not one specific thing works for everyone.

And don't forget, we want to see photos next season
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Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Sep 12, 2012 6:46 AM CST
All I have is a small city backyard garden. I do buy a lot each year and sell some seeds, but hybridizer, no I'm cetainly not that. The people on here are just SOOOO nice and friendly.

Dot

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Besides if you join here, you get to use all these neat smiley faces.

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Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Sep 12, 2012 6:59 AM CST
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We do love our smily faces
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Name: Ann
Granville, Ohio
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bittersweetfarm
Sep 12, 2012 8:58 AM CST
Thanks for the welcome! I'm a very small scale hybridizer; mostly I just love watching the new seedlings grow.
This is a wonderful site.
Ann at Bittersweet Farm
Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
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HoosierHarvester
Sep 12, 2012 9:11 AM CST
Hi, I confess, I'm a lurker. But very busy in summer with garden, so seldom get here. Check in ocassionally and hope to be back this fall/winter with questions and comments. I too am a small scale hybridizer ... and thanks for the invite.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Sep 12, 2012 9:48 AM CST
Thanks, I lurk all the time. Just wanted to say I have learned so much reading your posts and your pictures are beautiful.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Sep 12, 2012 10:13 AM CST
I just grow for my own pleasure and always feel comfortable jumping right in with comments, concerns, or questions. IMO, THE best bunch of people are rightcheer! Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Sep 12, 2012 2:45 PM CST
Welcome! everyone! Jump right in at ANYTIME - this is a WONDERFUL group of internet friends ~Jan
Name: stephanie king
cut bank, MT z 3a-4b
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rebloomnut
Sep 12, 2012 3:56 PM CST
I agree Thumbs up Thumbs up Welcome!
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
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virginiarose
Sep 12, 2012 6:05 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. Thanks everyone, for the advice and the warm welcome! I love taking pictures of flowers and there will be plenty to see.

Tink, I do have Millorganite and Miracle Grow. Can you throw Millorganite into the hole when you plant them or should I use osmocote. I know my soil is different, I just want something that will not burn the roots.

Jan, I was afraid of that. I have a lot of work to do but I will be looking forward to next year and a lot of blooms and big flowers. WhoHoo!

Dot, I love smilie faces. Green Grin!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
Seller of Garden Stuff Region: United States of America Pollen collector Dragonflies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida
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tink3472
Sep 12, 2012 6:32 PM CST
virginiarose said: I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. Thanks everyone, for the advice and the warm welcome! I love taking pictures of flowers and there will be plenty to see.

Tink, I do have Millorganite and Miracle Grow. Can you throw Millorganite into the hole when you plant them or should I use osmocote. I know my soil is different, I just want something that will not burn the roots.


I WOULD NOT throw the milorganite into the hole unless it has cooled down in your area. I did put some in the holes with my seedlings I moved to the evaluation bed and they seem fine, BUT I put some in the pots of the daylilies I divided a few weeks ago and it wrecked havoc on most of them. The milorganite got WAAAAYYYYYY too hot and the daylilies are awful looking. I actually lost several because of this. I just repotted them all today and the ones that didn't go capoot were all growing new roots, but it set them waaaaayyyyy back in growth.
Now the seedlings in the beds where I added the milorganite look fine and are growing good so it was most likely the black pots that get hot anyway getting even hotter. To throw caution to the wind I would just go back and top dress (an inch or 2 away from the plant) with the milorganite so it's not near the roots and it will seep down to the roots slowly.
I use Florikan (nutricote) which is like Osmocote in the hole and top dress with it.
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