Blog post: Growing Daylilies: Daylily Garden Photos and YouTube link

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Oct 19, 2013 9:59 AM CST
Many of my daylilies are grown in a 3-tiered raised garden bed. I recently removed the plants from the top tier and added a statue that I bought from a deceased neighbor's estate sale. It resides in it's new home in my garden in memory of Helen.

This is a photo of the new statue and 3-tiered garden bed.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Oct 19, 2013 10:03 AM CST
The 3-tiered raised bed is made of cinder blocks with the concrete tops. Makes a nice seating area when weeding. The other two beds are made from plastic composite wood. I am slowly removing all wood in my yard due to rot and insects.

I grow my daylilies in these rectangular containers the first season and then separate them out into my garden beds:

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
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beckygardener
Oct 19, 2013 10:05 AM CST
This is a YouTube slideshow of some of my 2013 daylily blooms:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ol9l7fKAvI
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Oct 19, 2013 10:09 AM CST
The garden, that I grow most of my daylilies in, is the Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden of Eden room. This is a photo of the arbor entrance from the backyard looking into that room:

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Oct 19, 2013 10:15 AM CST
All of this was created and grown on a limited gardening budget. What it took most of ..... was a lot of hard work, time, and patience. No instant gratification here! I constantly battle insects, diseases, and weather here. But every year, it serves to delight me! I host a variety of butterflies year round and host several Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in Fall, Winter, and early Spring before they migrate north to breed in Summer.

This is a photo of the daylilies I just trimmed up in the 3-tiered bed. As you can see, I also grow Tropical Milkweed and other nectar/host plants for butterflies and hummingbirds in that garden bed.:

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Oct 19, 2013 1:18 PM CST
Enjoyed the YouTube video Becky. You have some nice daylilies! I also love your three-tiered bed.
Vickie
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Oct 19, 2013 1:38 PM CST
Vickie - Glad you enjoyed that YouTube slideshow. I try to document things online in case of a computer crash (which has happened to me in the past). And it's nice to do comparisons from year to year.

The 3-tiered bed was a fluke idea that came out of gardening area necessity. My yard slopes in many areas, so I was trying to get the most bang for my buck for gardening space. It has worked out really well. It started out as a wooden 3-tiered bed and I replaced it this year with cinder blocks and plastic recycled composite wood.

The statue is a new addition. I got it for a really cheap price at my neighbor's estate sale. She loved my backyard gardens, so I wanted a piece of yard art from her estate in her memory. I think she would be pleased to know that her two favorite concrete pieces are now in my garden beds. The other piece is a waterfall bird bath. Which everyone wanted, but I managed to snag first at the estate sale on the last day when everything was half-priced. We all waited for the price of those two items (and some others) to go down and I managed to get really lucky and got both of the items I wanted. Estate sales are a great place to get some fabulously priced items.

Here is a photo of the waterfall bird bath. It is my favorite piece of garden art in my entire backyard! I have very fond memories of my neighbor, Helen. It was also her favorite concrete piece. I think it was meant to be that I would get those two pieces.

Anyway, thanks for checking out my blog and YouTube video. I garden for me. My family and friends aren't into gardening, so I get to plant what I want! Green Grin!

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~Becky~
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Oct 19, 2013 1:49 PM CST
It would be nice if your neighbors and friends were into gardening. It is so much fun when you can share it with others. That is why ATP is such a wonderful place!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Oct 19, 2013 2:04 PM CST
Vickie - I genuinely agree with you. It would be so nice to have a local gardening friend to swap with and to discuss ideas on our garden beds. My family doesn't share my excitement in gardening. They think I am nuts to spend so much time outside. Ha!

A lot of my garden room ideas came from online websites. I love to look at photos to get ideas. I typed in concrete garden beds and found quite a bit of stuff. I don't know how I survived before the internet! LOL!

ATP IS a wonderful place and I have made many a cyber friend through online forums! Many awesome gardeners who are willing to trade or share seeds with me. Which is why I have the garden plants I have. Otherwise, I would not have a garden at all. That is NO lie!

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog and slide show. I have to laugh every time I see the daylily photos of the blooms affected by thrips! I had no idea that was what was wrong with those blooms! LOL! I have a LOT to learn ....

~Becky~
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Oct 19, 2013 6:58 PM CST
Becky, I love the garden art and the memories behind them. Happy you were able to place them in remembrance of your neighbor, Helen. Lovey dubby
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