Daylilies forum: Storing daylilies

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Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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Shannon
Nov 15, 2012 7:47 AM CST
Ok here's my problem. It's gettin gcolder and my daylilies are ducking for cover LOL
and I want to bring them with me to RI so I don't want to miss any of them. I have already started digging up the peonies & iris and I know they will be safe.

BUT, can I dig my dayliles and put them up in peat or some other type of media Just
for a couple of weeks. We might be going to RI over Christams Or I will ship them to
be potted up there. I know I have done this before with others but,I did not really care
about them..These I LOVE

Advise Please
I'm all ears!

PS There are about 75 or so to get dug up yet Blinking
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Nov 15, 2012 7:55 AM CST
Are you moving to RI??? If its just a visit, I don't understand why you would want to dig them up and take them with you.
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Name: Shannon
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Shannon
Nov 15, 2012 8:25 AM CST
We are moving to RI. And I want to take as many of my plants as I can with me. Once I get there
I have the use of a large greenhouse to keep them all in and I can pot them once we are there. But,
we are waiting on a offer on our house. We have someone that wants it but,she is working out financing
BUT, I have to run home today and spruce up the place for another Couple that LOVE the house from
the outside and I know once they are in they will love it more. BUT,its getting late to getting my plants
moble.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Nov 15, 2012 8:33 AM CST
Oh gosh. I don't know what to tell you. You probably can pot them and store them in the greenhouse. Maybe someone else will have some ideas for you.
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tink3472
Nov 15, 2012 10:45 AM CST
I would think they would be fine for a couple of weeks in peat. The ones they sell at the big box stores in the bags are in Peat (I think that's what it is) and who knows how long they are in those bags. Or you could dig them and put them in plastic grocery bags with a some of the soil until you know if you are going to ship them or take them with you.
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Name: bb
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lilylady
Nov 17, 2012 6:24 AM CST
I would cut them back drastically and put them in plastic bags (the grocery store type). You could then put peat around the roots, OR just ship them bareroot. When they get there, whomever is receiving them could then put the roots only, in water, changing the water every 3rd day. Make sure that you add a name tag in each bag. I also write on the outside of the bag. I have kept dormant bareroot daylilies in a bag for a month, sprinkling them with water every so often until I was ready to replant them.

One warning about greenhouses. Some daylilies are dormant and need to have COLD for some part of the winter. I forget exactly how that is done, but I know hybridizers like Lee Pickles has them in and out of a greenhouse so that they will die back and stay dormant (so they will bloom)

Best wishes. RI is nice.
Name: Shannon
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Shannon
Nov 17, 2012 12:49 PM CST
oK I'm digging ALL weekend and shipping to RI and they are being potted by my GreaT
one day BIL He is taking all my daylilies.peonies and hosta Hurray!

Now all I will have left are the XXL roses & bushes for the U-Haul truck

Thanks for the ideas Thumbs up
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Ditchlily
Nov 18, 2012 10:40 AM CST
Good luck!
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philljm
Nov 18, 2012 5:55 PM CST
Ditto: Good luck and travel safe
Name: Shannon
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Shannon
Nov 18, 2012 6:06 PM CST
Thanks Hopefully WE will be moving. But,no offers on the house Sad I have two people that say I want it BUT,
have not put it into a contract Yet I don't get it. I even said I would accept a offer 27,ooo under asking price just
to get out of here and she is still thinking about it Blinking The other one wants my LG washer & dryer set and
a couple other things BUT, has not put it in a Contract and he wants to see the house AGAIN Glare I am getting
tired of going "nuts" cleaning and getting all the critters out

At least MY Babies are getting OUT Rolling on the floor laughing The only thing that does NOT go anywhere without me is my Fiero Whistling
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Nov 18, 2012 7:33 PM CST
How do you get those big dogs in a Fiero? Whistling
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Name: Shannon
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Shannon
Nov 18, 2012 7:50 PM CST
LOL they are not Allowed in the Fiero Glare I have had it for 8 yrs and we finally finished it last year
still have to put in a better dash that I have in the shed just cant find the time. I have not even had it out
of the garage all summer Sad

Thumb of 2012-11-19/Shannon/640960 My other baby Lovey dubby Saved from the junk yard Thumbs up
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Nov 18, 2012 7:53 PM CST
Nice! Lovey dubby Thumbs up
Susan

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Name: Shannon
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Shannon
Nov 18, 2012 8:20 PM CST
Thanks Lovey dubby My houseplants are going to ride in it up to RI Thumbs up
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Nov 18, 2012 8:28 PM CST
How many houseplants do you have? Hope not too many.... Whistling
Susan

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Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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Shannon
Nov 18, 2012 8:33 PM CST
LOL I did not say they 'All" will fit Rolling on the floor laughing I think I can get my pothos and a couple Chrsitmas
cactus in there Whistling
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Name: Teresa
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bluegrassmom
Nov 18, 2012 8:37 PM CST
I don't know why I haven't gotten a Christmas cactus. My mom and aunt usually had one blooming in Dec. Loved the pink one.
Name: Shannon
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Shannon
Nov 18, 2012 8:40 PM CST
I have a bunch ,I keep getting them after the bloom so they are less money at the
stores. Then I get a supprise color the next season. This year they All decided to be
Haloween & Thanksgiving cactus Rolling on the floor laughing

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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Nov 19, 2012 5:44 AM CST
Funny you should mention Christmas Cactus. I have a small plant that my neighbor gave me last Christmas. The plant has not been watered hardly all year and has been dropped several times. Like an Timex, takes a licking and keeps on ticking. This is my kinda plant after all the fussing in the garden, it is very forgiving and will not pout if you neglect it during the growing season.. I re-potted it last week and vowed to buy six more!

Shannon, your plants are way too happy!! Try some neglect. Rolling on the floor laughing

Susan

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