Daylilies forum: Bell's Daylily Garden - 2014

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jan 14, 2014 12:24 PM CST
I keep checking, and their website has not been updated for 2014 yet. But I received my catalog from them over the weekend, and they do have some beautiful introductions as well as a great general listing. But they list no email address, so I had to call and leave a message and then snail mail my order to them.

One in the general listing that immediately caught my eye and I ordered is MY CUP OVERFLOWS, the diploid that was mentioned I believe in the Larry Grace 2014 Introductions thread. Larry is selling his tet conversion of MY CUP OVERFLOWS for $2,000 for a SF - very limited. And then someone else mentioned that The Lily Farm has the diploid version listed at $300, so my antennae immediately went up. Anyhow, Bell's lists it for $50, so I jumped at it. I guess it is a really huge flower from what people have been saying.

They send beautiful plants, usually double fans, and here are pictures of a couple of orders I've received in the past.

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I'll keep checking and post when their website is updated, or maybe someone else might see it first and post here.

Betty
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Jan 14, 2014 12:28 PM CST
Betty, thanks for the heads up on MCO.
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Name: Doris&David Bishop
Cartersville, Ga. (Zone 7b)
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Casshigh
Jan 14, 2014 6:33 PM CST
I may give him a call tomorrow. Thanks, Betty. Tim will be the speaker at our NW Ga. Daylily Society meeting in March. He will bring daylilies to auction, and lots of members have the opportunity to go home with some new or recent intros for very good prices. Tim told David that he will cut off an auction when it starts going too high. He likes to see daylilies go for lower prices.
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Name: Doris&David Bishop
Cartersville, Ga. (Zone 7b)
Daylilies Cat Lover Clematis Region: Georgia Garden Art
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Casshigh
Jan 16, 2014 9:42 AM CST
I called Tim this morning and ordered MY CUP OVERFLOWS. I may have gotten the last one.
"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing"~~~David Bishop
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Jan 16, 2014 11:13 AM CST
I got mine yesterday. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Betja
Jan 16, 2014 8:08 PM CST
I'm so glad you got MY CUP OVERFLOWS, Doris, and I just hope I did too. I requested my order be shipped ASAP, so I guess I should find out in the next couple of weeks or so.

Did you order one also, Mike?

Betty
Name: Doris&David Bishop
Cartersville, Ga. (Zone 7b)
Daylilies Cat Lover Clematis Region: Georgia Garden Art
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Casshigh
Jan 16, 2014 9:18 PM CST
Hope you get it, Betty. Tim said he had 14 degree low one night first of last week. Last winter he did not have any freezing temperatures. The foliage probably looks like mush right now.
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Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Jan 17, 2014 5:52 AM CST
Casshigh said:Hope you get it, Betty. Tim said he had 14 degree low one night first of last week. Last winter he did not have any freezing temperatures. The foliage probably looks like mush right now.


With it being an Evergreen it probably does look like mush. I know those 3 days of Artic weather we had ( 25°, 18°, and 20°) were horrible and with the wind chill factor it was even colder. The Evergreens were mush and look horrible but 99% of the Semi-evergreens look like it never froze. Of course the dormants or should I say semi-dormants here (since I only have a small number that actually go completely dormant) looked good also.
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Jan 17, 2014 7:39 AM CST
Betty, I got one also. Again, thanks for that heads up. I got my catalog the next day. I didn't wait once I found out from you. @ that price!! The Lilyfarm has it for about $150. Talk about "No Brainer"! I still have some left! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
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Betja
Jan 17, 2014 11:24 AM CST
I finally decided to call and confirm my order, and I'm glad I did. Tim said he didn't think they'd received my mailed-in order yet (I mailed it last Saturday!), but he said I did the right thing in letting them know via a telephone message last Saturday which plants I wanted to order and they were saving them for me. So I went ahead and gave him my credit card # over the phone, and my order will ship within the next week or so. He thinks he is now sold out of MY CUP OVERLFLOWS but they have one saved for me, plus they only had two TEXAS FEATHERED FANCY's and I'm getting one of them and they are now also sold out.

Here's what I ordered:

LOVE GOD'S WAY (new 2014 intro)
CHRISTMAS IN OZ
MY CUP OVERFLOWS
SERENADE OF SPRING (a small almost-mini one)
SISTER OF PRAISE
TEXAS FEATHERED FANCY

Betty
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Name: Doris&David Bishop
Cartersville, Ga. (Zone 7b)
Daylilies Cat Lover Clematis Region: Georgia Garden Art
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Casshigh
Jan 17, 2014 11:54 AM CST
Betty, Glad that you got them all and now you have peace of mind, too.
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Jan 17, 2014 12:00 PM CST
Betty, you got a nice bunch there. I see a PINK theme going on. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Betja
Jan 17, 2014 5:22 PM CST
Yeah, I'm a real sucker for the pinks -- and yellows too... and all the other colors too... and on and on...

Betty
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Betja
Jan 24, 2014 1:03 PM CST
I received my order from Bell's on Wednesday and got them planted yesterday -- in our 50 mph winds and dust storm! But they're all in pots or in the ground now, thank heavens. It was a wonderful order, two triple fans and four double fans, and my bonus was 3 fans (DF and SF, which I planted in two pots!) of his gorgeous LINDA BELL! And even though I guess they had a freeze or two, the plants were in great shape although maybe a little shorter than before -- but no problem here! It's supposed to be 80 today with more high winds and dust, but hopefully they're all happy little old plants. Here's a picture of my order:

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Their website still has not been updated for 2014 yet, unfortunately.

Betty
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Jan 26, 2014 6:34 AM CST
Mr Bell must be working with a greenhouse down there in GA. Betty how many fans of MCO did you get?? Inquiring minds want to know ! Drooling Drooling
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Name: Doris&David Bishop
Cartersville, Ga. (Zone 7b)
Daylilies Cat Lover Clematis Region: Georgia Garden Art
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Casshigh
Jan 26, 2014 8:36 AM CST
Tim does not have a greenhouse. I was surprised that Betty's daylilies looked so good. I know Tim has had at least a couple of mornings in the mid teens. That is probably the reason that the foliage was cut back as far as it was.
"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing"~~~David Bishop
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Betja
Jan 26, 2014 11:43 AM CST
He sent a very nice double fan, which I planted in a 2-gal. pot. And it seems very happy now that our two days of high wind and dust have died down. I hosed it off again yesterday to get the dust/dirt off and give the leaves a little moisture -- our humidity has gotten down to 10-15% now -- extreme drought here we come!

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Betty
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
Birds Butterflies Container Gardener Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Level 2 Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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tink3472
Jan 26, 2014 11:50 AM CST
I am surprised they look so good also; ours look so pitiful from the cold.
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Betja
Feb 18, 2014 9:12 PM CST
Their website has now been updated for 2014:

http://www.bellsdaylilygarden.com/index.html

And they have great plants!

Betty
Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
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JWWC
Mar 6, 2014 4:06 PM CST
I just wanted to share, I sent an order for 5 plants and some substitution options. All but 1 were sold out. That's not to say something bad, rather the opposite as I received a very kind note in the mail explaining the situation and apologizing. Definitely going to keep Bell's on my list of vendors!

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