Daylilies forum: How do you keep track of your want list??

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flowerlover
Feb 22, 2014 8:44 PM CST
subject pretty much said it all!! you have all shown such beautiful daylilies my want list is very very long!!
do you all keep a notebook with the names of the lilies you want? do you keep them on your computer? do you
list them by sellers...by colors...old..new!?! I am so confused!!!lol thanks
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daylilydreams
Feb 22, 2014 9:01 PM CST
As to your want list I use Microsoft Word to make a list on my computer, you could separate by whatever you want, colors, height, bloom season. Make sure the daylilies on your want list will do well in your climate, you will likely narrow it down that way.

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Feb 22, 2014 9:32 PM CST
Welcome Flowerlover. Welcome!
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kimkats
Feb 22, 2014 9:53 PM CST
Welcome! I use Excel to make a spread sheet. I keep track of Color, ht, bloom size, hybridizer and then when I go searching I can keep track of prices from various sources as well. That way I can see what it is going for and hopefully not overpay. Welcome to the addiction. Five years ago I had 50 daylilies, now I'm close to 400 plus seedlings. Somehow the want list that had 400 on it 5 years ago still has about that many on it. Blinking *Blush* Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
I get one from my list and somehow 3 or 4 more go onto the list to replace it. Whistling Whistling
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chalyse
Feb 22, 2014 9:55 PM CST
Welcome! Flowerlover! I'm kinda lazy ... I just use the daylily database here in ATP to create lists (have, want, even very narrow categories like "unusual doubles") and I make notes in the notes section to help me analyze whether I really want those cultivars. If I see two red double evergreens in my want list, I can usually decide that I'd like to try the one that is an extended rebloomer, for example, and then let the other one go into the trash can. Makes my lists somewhat manageable, is easy to access and update with new ones as they come along, and clean out the daylilies that drop to 2nd or 3rd choice when compared with similar cultivars. The great thing about ATP's "My Plant Lists" is that you can try out one type of collection (by hybridizer or by color, etc) and then as you find what works best for you the cultivars can easily be moved into other categories. Or you can keep redundant lists (save a cultivar to both a hybridizer's list and a color list) so you can compare each way.

You can also designate whether each list is public or private, so if you hope to trade plants you can go public with one list, while keeping other lists private (like cultivars that might get culled if they don't perform once you have them).

Just go here and the pages will walk you through the process: http://garden.org/lists/

It took a little while for me to get the hang of it, but now I love the lists! And, when I order daylilies, I can refer to the list to make sure that I don't miss an offering that I might have been looking for, especially from sellers who do not have a lot of pictures but rather put up a textual price list. Like others, I track the prices also so that I can make sure to check where to cluster my purchases.
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Seedfork
Feb 22, 2014 9:58 PM CST
Why not try the list provided here ATP, find your plant in the data base then click to add it to your list, you can choose it as a plant you have or want. Of course if the plant is not in the data base, that might be a problem, there might be a way to add it, I am not sure. Anyone out there use this feature? It certainly is easy and convenient!





edited to say someone beat me to the idea.
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chalyse
Feb 22, 2014 10:00 PM CST
Cross posted with Seedfork, so two Thumbs up Yes, you can add a cultivar if its not already in there. I've never come across a daylily that wasn't already listed (they use the American Hemerocallis database to update ATP daylilies, so any registered daylilies are here once they are available).
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Seedfork
Feb 23, 2014 8:23 AM CST
chalyse,
Don't see "Ed Brown" how would you add it?
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chalyse
Feb 23, 2014 8:54 AM CST
He's in there @Seedfork Thumbs up sometimes the search function of the database can get overloaded, with some 80,000 (?) daylily cultivar names (very likely if you are using the general search instead of the daylily-specific search, too). So, especially when there is a name with a 2-letter section in it, I try to search using the daylily section:

The Daylilies Database

But, even there, you will not initially find "Ed Brown" in the prefill box, since there are just so very many names that only a tiny part of the related alphabetical search can be shown at one time:

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I often find that adding the word "daylily" at the start will help the search narrow it down far enough that it will come up in the list. Ed Brown appears at the bottom of the "prefill" suggestions when "daylily" is included at the front:

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And, if you just type in the search term and hit the search button, like I do (I just don't like scanning the prefill line....) then it will also show up, but the resulting list may not be entirely "alphabetical" as we know it. So, smetimes it takes searching down the returned list even past other cultivar name's we'd expect to find it nestled with.

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Here's a direct link to the database page for Ed Brown, as accessed through the search function:

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Ed Brown')

And, if the cultivar has some other unusual aspect (might have a hyphen or maybe the hybridizer used two words instead of a seller's mistaken listing of it using a one-word-contraction, or the official entry might or might not have an apostrophe in it) then I will often just use a partial spelling of the name, like "Ed Brow" to bring up more options to look through.

Hope this helps a bit ... whenever I can't seem to find a daylily cultivar, especially one registered from years past, I have the most ease in finding it when I include "daylily" in front.
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Seedfork
Feb 23, 2014 9:04 AM CST
Thanks, for all the info! It's going to take me longer to read that than it took you to type it!
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profesora
Feb 23, 2014 10:18 AM CST
I enjoy writing my thoughts and feelings about my plants and gardens. I keep a journal and every so often, it has to be replaced because the previous one is full.

I include a list a plants that I want to buy, and when I buy them, I check them off or I write "done."

I also list what I have ordered and from whom.

When plants arrive, of course I add them to a spread sheet, and more recently, I add newly arrived daylilies to my ATP list.
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Seedfork
Feb 23, 2014 10:26 AM CST
I don't keep a garden journal, but love the idea of them, something just more personal and seems more closely tied to the garden,

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