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Water Beds for Daylilies?!?!?!

By fiwit
April 11, 2014

Until fall 2013, the only water beds I'd ever heard of were for humans. Then Daylily hybridizer Lee Pickles described the water beds he made for his daylilies, and I knew I had to try it for myself.

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Sandman
Apr 12, 2014 5:56 AM CST
Thank You! :
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fiwit
Apr 12, 2014 6:05 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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Betja
Apr 12, 2014 8:47 AM CST
Really great article, Mary! I'd heard of this but wasn't sure what exactly it was, and it's sure food for thought here in our summer heat. We do seem to have a West Nile Virus problem here in our county each summer, so I'll have to find out more before taking the waterbed plunge...

Betty
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sheryl
Apr 12, 2014 4:37 PM CST
Betty, don't forget about the mosquito dunks. They are a lot easier to find than they used to be, I think you can get them at Lowes or HD now.
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Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Apr 12, 2014 5:53 PM CST
sheryl said:Betty, don't forget about the mosquito dunks. They are a lot easier to find than they used to be, I think you can get them at Lowes or HD now.


Yep! That's where I get mine Thumbs up Or as Michele said, you can squirt some Dawn dishwashing liquid (original, not antibacterial) into the water and handle it that way. nodding
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Apr 20, 2014 5:56 PM CST
Huh.... I wonder if there's a certain amount of Dawn you need to be effective? Like, a tbs. per 5 gallons or something? Did Michele mention?
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Apr 20, 2014 6:03 PM CST
sheryl said:Huh.... I wonder if there's a certain amount of Dawn you need to be effective? Like, a tbs. per 5 gallons or something? Did Michele mention?


@Tink3472 -- let's just ask her! Michele? Green Grin!
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...

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