Daylilies forum: Tools for Daylily Gardening?

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Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
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chalyse
Feb 15, 2014 11:44 AM CST
I'm hoping to edit together a short article for Daylily Week on helpful tools for daylily gardening. Some examples are: clump-separating tools, seedling starter pots/medium, organic and non-organic fertilizers, permanent pots, shovels/hoes/garden forks, watering tools, etc.

If you have any tools that you keep handy for any reason when you are going to work with your daylilies, would you consider posting here, possibly with pictures or links to pics and suppliers, so that we can gather together ideas to make people's daylily gardening easier and more pleasant? Thumbs up Thumbs up

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Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
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kimkats
Feb 15, 2014 11:56 AM CST
no pic, but i always have an old heavy garden knife useful for dividing. Also I always have my felco pruners for trimming leaves. I have used an old pruning saw to cut apart really big clumps, when the knife would not do it.. You want it to be an old one, because it will ruin it for pruning trees / shrubs.
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Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
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JWWC
Feb 15, 2014 12:17 PM CST
Most of my tools are pretty standard among what you have listed above. I do keep an old pair of shop shears similar to these:

http://www.amazon.com/Handle-Tailor-Stainless-Sewing-Scissor...

I use them to cut foliage back whenever I need to. I don't bother with new ones because, especially if I am dealing with insects or rust or whatever, I disinfect them with a mild bleach solution.

The other tool that I love. LOVE LOVE LOVE, is my Wilcox All-Pro long handled trowel. I bought it on sale from Hostas Direct but they seem to be out of stock. They can be a little hard to come by sometimes. I plan on order others for general use around the garden (weeding etc) because they are fantastic.

http://www.hostasdirect.com/premium-22-inch-trowel

I use this to dig and divide daylilies in areas I can't adequately get to with a shovel. Heck, I have also use it to clear ice from gutters and remove ferns and periwinkle vine. The thing is a beast - still as good as new! It's been abused my me, the weather, and even peed on by my dog ( Grumbling ) and you wouldn't be able to tell!
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Feb 16, 2014 6:19 AM CST
http://www.leevalley.com/US/Garden/page.aspx?p=44046&cat=2,4...


I use this tool for cutting daylily roots. Lee Valley Tools.
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Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
More daylilies!!!!
Charter ATP Member Pollen collector I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Daylilies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Hostas Echinacea Garden Art Region: Northeast US Region: United States of America
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kimkats
Feb 16, 2014 11:28 AM CST
I want that!!! Drooling
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