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Make Dividing Daylilies Easier with a Strong Water Spray

By daylily
October 14, 2012

After wrestling daylilies out of the ground, try squirting the roots all over with a strong spray of water to make dividing easier.

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fiwit
Oct 13, 2012 6:52 PM CST
I learned this from the daylily forum here last spring, and used it when I was relocating and giving away clumps of daffodils, as well as when dividing some daylily clumps I'd been given by friends. I only occasionally had to resort to a knife - water is very powerful. Thumbs up
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mistyfog
Oct 13, 2012 9:02 PM CST
Yes, wonderful tip. One that I will use too. Now, if I can find one of those nozzles.

Ah, it's at Lowes. I'll go soon to see if they have one in stock. Thanks for the tip.
All the nozzles we have are breaking apart.
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Marilyn
Oct 13, 2012 11:11 PM CST
mistyfog said:Yes, wonderful tip. One that I will use too. Now, if I can find one of those nozzles.

Ah, it's at Lowes. I'll go soon to see if they have one in stock. Thanks for the tip.
All the nozzles we have are breaking apart.


I agree nodding Thumbs up

Hopefully, it's at my local Lowe's!

Any idea of the price for it? I hope it isn't too much at Lowe's.

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Betja
Oct 13, 2012 11:37 PM CST
I just use the "jet" setting on my spray nozzle for something like that, but that one looks really snazzy. But the hardest part for me is digging it up and getting it out of the hole. I can't believe how much some of those clumps weigh!

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daylily
Oct 14, 2012 2:13 AM CST
I ordered my nozzle online, I think right from the company. It has been a few years ago, and I don't recall the price. I have never seen one at Lowes.

There is one thing I don't like about this nozzle, it does not have instant shut off. You have to twist it.

But the spray it puts out is great!
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blue23rose
Oct 14, 2012 6:34 AM CST
Betty, I agree! They are very heavy.!
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LALAMBCHOP
Oct 14, 2012 9:02 AM CST
Thanks for the tip. It sounds like it would save a lot of labor.
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blue23rose
Oct 14, 2012 10:39 AM CST
I was wondering how I was going to divide some of my daylilies and this method sounds like it would work great. We have some maple trees that have roots growing into my flower bed and I know there are roots mixed in with my dl's. If I can soak it very good, dig around it and try to get the clump out, then I will use the force hose on it to try to separate the roots. Glad you posted this. Thanks!
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fiwit
Oct 14, 2012 10:44 AM CST
daylily said:I ordered my nozzle online, I think right from the company. It has been a few years ago, and I don't recall the price. I have never seen one at Lowes.

There is one thing I don't like about this nozzle, it does not have instant shut off. You have to twist it.

But the spray it puts out is great!


I checked the Lowes website - while they have a couple Bon-Aire products, this nozzle isn't one of them.
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daylily
Oct 14, 2012 2:21 PM CST
Did you try the link I put at the end of the article?
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Marilyn
Oct 14, 2012 5:35 PM CST
Thanks! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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fiwit
Oct 14, 2012 6:56 PM CST
daylily said:Did you try the link I put at the end of the article?


I was talking to the folks who said it was sold at Lowes -- they said that cause when you go to the company website (the link you posted) and click "where can I buy" - it lists Lowes as an option (and Costco).
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mistyfog
Oct 14, 2012 7:13 PM CST
That's what I did too. Used the link to their website and clicked 'where to buy'. It
also lists Kmart. We may have to look around, or maybe one of the stores will order it.
I have been wanting a heavy duty nozzle for some time. These cheapies are not so
cheap in cost, just cheaply made. Crying
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daylily
Oct 15, 2012 9:44 AM CST
Oh, ok.

Maybe try Amazon.... Shrug!

I think this one would be considered commercial quality.
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mistyfog
Oct 15, 2012 10:31 AM CST
Julie, I was referring to the 'cheapies' that I have now. Yours looks
like commercial quality, so I will look for that one. I re-read my post, and
didn't think it sounded clearly stated.
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daylily
Oct 15, 2012 5:36 PM CST
it's ok, Shirlee --- I was just thinking that the people that shop for hose nozzles at Lowes, or Kmart would not usually buy this quality --- I can't remember how much I paid years ago. I think between $20-$30.

Let me go see if I can find it on Amazon....

Yep, here it is. The one I have is stainless. It sure looks like it is this one.

http://amzn.to/Qov8UI
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mistyfog
Oct 15, 2012 7:55 PM CST
Thanks Juli, you're very helpful, you are!!
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Marilyn
Oct 16, 2012 1:03 PM CST
Juli,

Is this the one you're referring to?

http://www.autosportcatalog.com/towels-and-tools/aluminum-ul...
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daylily
Oct 16, 2012 2:16 PM CST
Marilyn... Mine is Stainless - it is heavy. Those are aluminum. Says same quality - but I don't know. The link I gave to Amazon has the stainless one. I think they also have the less expensive aluminum ones.
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Marilyn
Oct 16, 2012 9:55 PM CST
Juli,

Thanks! Have you had any problems with it over the years? I was reading some of the reviews on Amazon and some said it was breaking apart.

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