Daylilies forum: New member but not a newbie

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Name: Nancy
Houston, Tx (Zone 9a)
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tedsox09
Apr 20, 2014 6:26 AM CST
I joined this group last September but did not introduce myself so I thought it appropriate to finally do so. I am a daylily addict in Houston, TX and have been for some 30 years. I have read numerous posts and enjoyed all the comments and pictures of your favorite daylilies. I am recently retired and now have more time to devote to my favorite subject.

Looking forward to chatting with everyone who has the same addiction!
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
Apr 20, 2014 6:44 AM CST
Nancy, what other plants do you grow?
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 20, 2014 6:47 AM CST
tedsox09,
Welcome! , To us you are new so you deserve a welcome. Nice to met you!
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Name: Michele
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tink3472
Apr 20, 2014 7:51 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
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Name: Nancy
Houston, Tx (Zone 9a)
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tedsox09
Apr 20, 2014 7:59 AM CST
Profesora, nice to meet you. I only have a limited amount of garden space since I have a pool in the backyard. My 100+ dayliles and some hibiscus are planted behind the garage. My daylily friend really likes amaryllis and I am thinking about planting some bulbs this fall.

I can always seem to find room for just one more!

Seedfork, nice to meet you also.
Name: Nancy
Houston, Tx (Zone 9a)
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tedsox09
Apr 20, 2014 8:07 AM CST
Thanks Tink. I'm not sure if you remember me, but you helped me get Ruby Lipstick. BTW, it didn't come back this spring, and we had a really cold winter which is very unusual for Houston. I normally don't buy dormants, but I really wanted Ruby Lipstick. I do have several dormants which come back every year, and I don't understand why some do and some don't. One of the best plants I have is Red Volunteer which is a dormant. I guess it's just trial and error!
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Apr 20, 2014 8:15 AM CST
Hello Nancy. Welcome. Welcome! Welcome! Oh, none of us are addicts and we can give up any time we don't want to.
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Apr 20, 2014 8:36 AM CST
tedsox09 said:Thanks Tink. I'm not sure if you remember me, but you helped me get Ruby Lipstick. BTW, it didn't come back this spring, and we had a really cold winter which is very unusual for Houston. I normally don't buy dormants, but I really wanted Ruby Lipstick. I do have several dormants which come back every year, and I don't understand why some do and some don't. One of the best plants I have is Red Volunteer which is a dormant. I guess it's just trial and error!


Oh yes I remember you now Smiling I am surprised RUBY LIPSTICK did not come back for you especially since it got really cold there, it does really well here as most dormants do. Sorry you lost it
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 20, 2014 9:43 AM CST
tedsox09,
Red Volunteer is on my list mainly because of its rust resistance. It stood out at the local botanical gardens among all the rest because it had nice rust free green foliage.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Apr 20, 2014 10:16 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Nancy.
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Name: Nancy
Houston, Tx (Zone 9a)
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tedsox09
Apr 20, 2014 10:30 AM CST
Gleni - thanks! It's going to be nice chatting with so many who have the same passion for daylilies.

Tink - I was really surprised also since it was so cold this past winter. After I remodeled my pool last year, I was able to enlarge my daylily flower bed. I planted 50+ new ones last fall and I was like a kid in a candy store! Of those, I had six dormants and the only one that did not come back was Ruby Lipstick. Isn't that the way it always goes?

Seedfork - I have always been amazed at Red Volunteer. It's an oldie but a goodie, like many of us! It's one of those perfect daylilies that will always be with me. It blooms really well, increases every year and as you state, always has lush green foliage. What more can we ask for!
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Apr 20, 2014 12:36 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Nancy! I'm glad you decided to join in on all the fun we have here!
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Name: Doug
San Francisco (Zone 10a)
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dre
Apr 20, 2014 12:40 PM CST
Welcome!!! Welcome! Welcome!
What a long strange trip its been
Name: Nancy
Houston, Tx (Zone 9a)
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tedsox09
Apr 20, 2014 1:49 PM CST
Thanks to all for the warm welcomes. Much appreciated. Hope everyone is enjoying their Easter Sunday. What a gorgeous day it is here; hope yours is as well.
Name: Juli
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daylily
Apr 20, 2014 2:09 PM CST
Welcome Nancy! Welcome!

Glad you decided to make yourself known and that now that you are retired, you will have more time to post!
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Apr 20, 2014 4:17 PM CST
It has been gorgeous here all day. Must have reached 70 degrees.
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Name: Nancy
Houston, Tx (Zone 9a)
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tedsox09
Apr 20, 2014 6:38 PM CST
It was 80 degrees here in Houston today and you couldn't ask for a more gorgeous day. I stayed outside almost all day and a lot of it talking to my daylilies. I'm sure that I'm the only one that does that. Rolling my eyes.

I finally have 3 or 4 scapes coming up, and I can't wait for that first bloom which is always so exciting.

Thanks everyone for making my first day in the group so enjoyable!
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
Apr 20, 2014 7:17 PM CST
Nancy, from what kind of job did you retire?
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Apr 21, 2014 4:58 AM CST
Welcome Nancy!!
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Apr 21, 2014 5:06 AM CST
Welcome! Nancy! I hope you have taken lots of pictures of your daylilies for us to drool over Smiling

I have Red Volunteer too and even though at first I was not too excited over it because it was 'just a plain red', it is now one of those that I always look forward to seeing in bloom.

Vickie
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