Daylilies forum: Had a great visit with Fred and Kathleen today!!

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Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Mar 8, 2011 8:26 PM CST
Went to pick up my dayliles from Fred and spent a good 2 hours there chatting. All of his daylilies are looking so good. Here's a couple of photos of some I got from him. In the 1st photo the ones WITHOUT cut foliage is his new intros.
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I didn't have time to plant them all so I left them in the pots until later. The ones on the right are his intros and the left side is other cultivators.

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Mar 8, 2011 8:53 PM CST
Wow, you have lots of beautiful daylilies there! Fantastic!

Betty
Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
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kimkats
Mar 9, 2011 9:58 AM CST
Fabulous plants! sounds like it was fun. Smiling
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Name: stephanie king
cut bank, MT z 3a-4b
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rebloomnut
Mar 9, 2011 11:54 PM CST
Fred's look so big and healthy. I hope they do great for you too. He is such a good teacher I am sure they will. Thumbs up
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Mar 10, 2011 3:12 AM CST
They will do great here. I'm only 50 miles from Fred so we pretty much have the same climate. Plus I use just about the same things Fred does on his daylilies. Smiling
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Mar 10, 2011 6:41 AM CST
I will have to make a trip to Milton during bloom season to see if shes paid attention to anything I have said.
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Mar 10, 2011 7:20 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing well since I'm sooooo confused on what to do and what not to do, I might make a few mistakes.
Name: stephanie king
cut bank, MT z 3a-4b
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rebloomnut
Mar 10, 2011 9:51 AM CST
OK you 2. I can see now that the new team of Spunky N Tink is going to be a great match. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Mar 10, 2011 11:51 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Mar 17, 2011 1:05 PM CST
can I ask a dumb question>?>?> Why do you plant the Daylily's in raise flower beds versus right in the ground?
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Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Mar 18, 2011 4:28 AM CST
There are no dumb question Big Grin Well, these particular beds are the hybridizing beds so the DLs won't be in there permanently. They may get switched out for something else in a year or two. I have hard clay and this is just easier to fill a bed with pine bark & sand than trying to amend the ground. I also don't want to have to bend over to pollinate all those flowers. It's easier to not have to get on my hands and knees to plant or divide or what-have-you as well. My permanent beds in my yard are on the ground and anything I plan to have as a garden flower goes into these.
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Mar 18, 2011 7:14 AM CST
I started putting mine in raised beds because of tree roots, the reasons tink gave is also very good reasons, makes everything easier.
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Mar 19, 2011 2:20 PM CST
I have clay soil as well... so a sand/pine bark mixture is good/better? Should I add sand/pine bark mixture to the clay soil and till away?
Where do you get pine bark from? (I can get sand from the kid's sandbox) Whistling Whistling
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
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
Mar 19, 2011 6:36 PM CST
To me it's better. My clay doesn't drain very well so I have to amend it. I added soil from the horse pasture and at the time perlite because I didn't know about pine bark when I did my first beds. I'm not sure about the sand, but you can add pine bark to the clay to amend it. Not sure you would need the sand for in ground. Fred might can answer about the sand. I got my pine bark by the truckload. But if you only need a little you can get it at Lowes, Walmart, or Home Depot by the bag for about $2.50 each. Don't get the pine nuggets, get the quarter sized bark.

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