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Name: Catherine
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Cat
Apr 28, 2014 8:46 PM CST
How do you choose which Daylilies you plant beside each other? Do you plant for Hybridizing, Landscaping, Color? Pics, Please!
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Gleni
Apr 28, 2014 9:25 PM CST
Cat I use a colour spectrum and plant opposing colours next to each other. Planting same colours next to each other usually results in cultivars just getting lost to the eye. Use whites and almost blacks for contrast to colours too. Only do mass same colour planting if your garden is more formal.

Height is also important: shorter ones in the front from where people are viewing; larger ones at the back. If you are viewing from above, like on a verandah or upper floors, this is not as important.

I try to view my garden from a distance to see what people are seeing. Daylilies are incredibly forgiving when being shifted if need be.

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Name: Catherine
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Cat
Apr 28, 2014 9:33 PM CST
Thanks Glen that makes a lot of sense and the color wheel definitely helps!! Thumbs up
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Name: James
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JWWC
Apr 28, 2014 9:45 PM CST
At this point, I plant tall in the back and short in the front. Things need to be redone, needless to say.
Name: Catherine
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Cat
Apr 28, 2014 9:52 PM CST
That may be where I am at depending on when things arrive.
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Apr 28, 2014 10:13 PM CST
I do what James does. Tall in the back, short in the front. I mix colors like crazy. It works, even though I think it never will. If I'm planting something like petunias, I like to put all of the same color together. Looks really nice that way, even in my messy gardens!
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Name: Catherine
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Cat
Apr 28, 2014 11:26 PM CST
That's what I am working on, tall in the back. I have to many pinks.... Whistling
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Apr 29, 2014 1:09 AM CST
OOOHHH!!! Love pink daylilies!! I'm trying very hard to not buy any more pinks. It's not working!
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chalyse
Apr 29, 2014 4:43 AM CST
I agree Same problem here Rolling on the floor laughing not such a horrible problem to have, tho! Whistling
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Name: Catherine
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Cat
Apr 29, 2014 6:07 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Not working for me either! I have about as many purples though... Shrug!
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Gleni
Apr 29, 2014 6:18 AM CST
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fiwit
Apr 29, 2014 8:12 AM CST
Tall in back, short in front, and a mix of bloom times and shapes in each bed. Not sure what I've done in regards to color, honestly. Hilarious!
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Apr 29, 2014 8:40 AM CST
Mary, that is funny about shapes! I've never given shapes a thought - ever! Mixing bloom times is a great idea though.

I said that I put tall in back and short in front, but I remembered this morning that some of my daylilies haven't lived up to their height expectations. So, it doesn't always work out where the tall ones are in the back.
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fiwit
Apr 29, 2014 8:50 AM CST
Natalie said:Mary, that is funny about shapes! I've never given shapes a thought - ever! Mixing bloom times is a great idea though.

I said that I put tall in back and short in front, but I remembered this morning that some of my daylilies haven't lived up to their height expectations. So, it doesn't always work out where the tall ones are in the back.


That's a good point. I based it on registered height. Thumbs up
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Name: Catherine
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Cat
Apr 29, 2014 8:51 AM CST
I need to remember to consider bloom time. Blinking
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fiwit
Apr 29, 2014 9:00 AM CST
@Cat ... what I did was sort my spreadsheet by height and then bloom time, IIRC. I had 6 beds to fill, so after I had my list sorted, I went down the list and numbered them, like counting off for teams in school.
1..2..3..4..5..6..1..2..3..4..5..6.. that way I got tall plants in each bed, instead of all in one bed.

Does that make sense?

I really don't think I paid any attention to color at all, other than to make sure that I put my deep purples/near blacks in dappled shade. Thumbs up

edit:
I just doublechecked my bed plans.... I planted based solely on height & then bloom time. That provided me a nice mix of colors and shapes without my specifically considering them.
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Apr 29, 2014 9:25 AM CST
I have no idea what the registered bloom time is on any of my daylilies. Doesn't seem to matter where I used to live, since it was a small window for any of them to bloom. They usually didn't start until July, and it was snowing by October. Most were usually done before then, and if they weren't, they were done in by the snow! It will be interesting to see if I get a longer season here.
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fiwit
Apr 29, 2014 9:28 AM CST
but you still had some that came earlier than others, correct? That's what I'm saying... have some early, mid, late, etc all in the same bed.
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Apr 29, 2014 9:45 AM CST
Not much earlier. I probably have ones that are supposed to start all at the same time!
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fiwit
Apr 29, 2014 9:46 AM CST
Natalie said:Not much earlier. I probably have ones that are supposed to start all at the same time!


:lol:
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