Daylilies forum: The Demise Of An Old Friend

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Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Sep 18, 2012 4:56 AM CST
After having her about 15 years I was saddened to find and have to announce that "Lillian Kathleen" 1999 (our first) has passed on to that big dirt bed somewhere out there. I had two clumps and both got the rot at the same time, they were in different parts of the garden.
I'm thinking that after the Georges registered "Kathleen Manning" in 2010 and I brought one home that "Lillian Kathleen" went into some kind of depression because she was only a dip and the new Kathleen was one of those new fancy tets. This year after blessing me with seed pods she just could not take the humiliation any longer of everyone gloating over the new Kathleen.
If anyone knows where I might purchase some Lillian Kathleen please contact me.
LILLIAN KATHLEEN
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KATHLEEN MANNING
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tink3472
Sep 18, 2012 5:31 AM CST
I'm so sorry to hear of Lillian Kathleen's passing. She was a beauty and and an outstanding daylily. Crying


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gardenglory
Sep 18, 2012 6:34 AM CST
Ive had LK for about five years now. I would give anything to be able to send it back to you. I was spraying this weekend and found her pot empty. She had just died off. I was distraut and embarassed to mention it. Simple strong always blooming, great color of yellow, I loved it.

Over the years it has always surprised me when I would try to order an older flower, and the hybridyzer would say.." I lost all my so and so". I guess thats why mother nature keeps blessing you with more beauties. Being named for your wife, surely someone will have one for you.


Found some. Sent off an email. Will update when they get back with me.
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philljm
Sep 18, 2012 1:37 PM CST
Interesting that they all went to the giant dirt bed in the sky about the same time! ~Jan
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Christine27360
Sep 18, 2012 2:16 PM CST
I agree
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
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rebloomnut
Sep 18, 2012 8:49 PM CST
Did you find some?????? I am hoping so.
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LALAMBCHOP
Sep 19, 2012 10:25 AM CST
Me too!
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Natalie
Sep 21, 2012 10:20 PM CST
Oh Fred. That's such sad news. I'll have a moment of silence in her honor. I sure hope you can find another clump! Weird that Pam's clump died too.
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mistyfog
Sep 21, 2012 10:32 PM CST
Sorry to hear you lost an honored one, Fred.
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Sep 22, 2012 4:41 AM CST
Have not had time to hunt her, but will as soon as I can slow down.
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gardenglory
Sep 22, 2012 6:57 AM CST
I still think Ive found some, people out of town. Leaf watching up north I believe. Thank goodness my Lillians Sweet Thang is still happy. It lives in a pot next to Kathleens pot. Both simple, but to me, perfect flowers.
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tink3472
Sep 22, 2012 5:44 PM CST
My Lillian's Sweet Thang is still blooming it's pretty head off Smiling
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virginiarose
Sep 22, 2012 6:40 PM CST
Sorry for your loss Fred. Sad She was very beautiful. Lovey dubby
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Sep 23, 2012 4:13 AM CST
Sweet Thang is still blooming here also.

The last clump of Lillian Kathleen that was dying, I dug up, dipped some of it in some fungicide and left it laying in the sun for four days. I potted three fans and all have growth as of now.
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Hemlady
Sep 23, 2012 5:00 AM CST
Fantastic!!!
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Ladylovingdove
Sep 23, 2012 6:19 AM CST
That's great Fred, congrats. I thought I was going to lose my Port Orange, but it recovered.

Dot
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LALAMBCHOP
Sep 23, 2012 9:40 AM CST
Glad to hear it Fred.
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mistyfog
Sep 23, 2012 10:22 PM CST
There you go Fred. Good job. Thumbs up I almost lost Hog Heaven,
but it is now 5 fans. I just love that flower. So I know how it feels to get
attached to one, and then almost lose it.

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