Daylilies forum: Alphabet of Daylily Terms..Let's Talk About "G's"

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Name: Char
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Char
Feb 11, 2015 6:31 AM CST

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"G"..Garden art is the first thing I think of. Gazing balls, statuary, bird baths, bird houses, metal work, ...animals, gnomes, angels, dragons, wind spinners, wind chimes...
Several years ago my son bought me a set for poetry stones that you make using letter stamps with cement. There are several different sayings scattered around the garden, one is "Weeds free, pick your own". Smiling

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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Feb 11, 2015 6:39 AM CST
Very nice garden art Char!!! That's one thing I really don't have a lot of. I think I need to remedy that.
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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Feb 11, 2015 7:52 AM CST
"G" for me will be "Garden Daylily" this may not be a term with an official meaning, but it is an important term for many daylily growers. It refers to a daylily variety that is not chosen for hybridizing but is selected strictly for the beauty and performance of selected traits it has that makes it a great overall performing plant to be featured in the garden. I just made up a list of over twenty for my "Garden Daylily" want list.
Here are just a few on my new list: These were chosen mostly for rust resistance and clump forming.
Debbie Durio:

Spanish Sketch:

Mister Lucky:

Japanese Brocade:

Name: Mike
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Feb 11, 2015 7:58 AM CST
Char, must say that your beautiful garden is living up to the "weeds free" rock gift.
Larry, that's a nice group on your want list.
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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Feb 11, 2015 8:11 AM CST
Char,
Love the dragon.
Name: Hilary Picton
Dousland, Devon UK (Zone 9a)
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Halfprice
Feb 11, 2015 1:18 PM CST
Sorry, the dreaded gall midge. I hate having to pick off affected buds!
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Frillylily
Feb 11, 2015 1:38 PM CST
Gorgeous!
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Frillylily
Feb 11, 2015 1:39 PM CST
Gaudy
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Frillylily
Feb 11, 2015 1:40 PM CST
Giant!

Some of them are really tall or have really large blooms
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Frillylily
Feb 11, 2015 1:40 PM CST
Green throats come to mind, I love green throats!
Name: Sue
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sooby
Feb 11, 2015 1:44 PM CST
Halfprice said:Sorry, the dreaded gall midge. I hate having to pick off affected buds!


Hilary, just wondering, do you use any kind of mulch around the daylilies?
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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Feb 11, 2015 1:48 PM CST
Char, love all of your garden art.

I have plenty of garden art to the point of swapping things out from year to year. This year have ordered a large wind spinner from Plow & Hearth when it was a special on QVC, so it also has solar led lights which will give it night time interest. My sister and I always were on the lookout for garden art, it was great fun. Now I only add maybe a single piece each year.
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Polymerous
Feb 11, 2015 4:53 PM CST
Char, I love, love, love Lovey dubby Gazing Globes! I have had them off and on in the garden for years. ("Off and on" because the glass ones tend to break. The two I have right now are not, I think, glass.)

I also love other Garden Art, but that's something that is very much a matter of personal taste. In my garden, gnomes need not apply.

(I told this to DH when I may have (stupidly) put garden art on my Christmas list last fall. He and DD got me a resin Godzilla snatching up and devouring garden gnomes. Rolling on the floor laughing http://www.amazon.com/Big-Mouth-Toys-Garden-Massacre/dp/B00J... I still haven't put it out; I think I am going to stage it by/under some ferns.)

I don't have any pictures with Gazing Globes in them, but I do have a picture of a Blue Heron metal art piece which my sister gave us when we bought this property over a decade ago. It stands guard on one of the further creek banks. (This picture was taken last spring, shortly before Easter, if I recall correctly. You need to click on the picture to see the "heron". My sister bought it because our creek is occasionally visited by two species of Egrets, who dive off the bridge and fish (for mosquito fish and crayfish) in the creek.)

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My other contributions to this thread sadly don't have pictures... but they are:

Genes Those stretches of DNA which dictate all of the plant habits and flower form, color, patterns, and fragrance which we so love. Lovey dubby

Germination Something we pollen dabblers anxiously and eagerly await!


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Name: Char
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Char
Feb 11, 2015 6:18 PM CST

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Thank you, everyone!

Garden daylily is a really good one Seed and your definition is perfect. Thumbs up

Sorry to hear about the Gall Midge Hilary. I've never seen them and can only imagine the disappointment of needing to remove the buds.

The Great Garden Gnome Massacre Rolling on the floor laughing That is just way to funny. The heron with calla lilies (? ) is so elegant. Garden art to me is like hanging a picture on the wall or the knickknacks around the house...finishing touches showing a bit of the garden owners personality, something to bring a smile, laugh ...

Gorgeous, giant and green throats made me think of another "G", Gossard! Jamie has intros that could fit those terms.

Name: Kim W
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kimkats
Feb 11, 2015 6:28 PM CST
Gazebo & Grill we had one over the grill last year and added one over the patio this year. It's a great place to cool off from weeding or to contemplate the garden.

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Name: Ashton & Terry
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kidfishing
Feb 11, 2015 7:32 PM CST
Germination... Some sprouting today.
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Polymerous
Feb 11, 2015 8:46 PM CST
Now that I'm back from the hardware store, I'm looking at this thread again. I was hurried when I posted earlier... I wanted to post quickly, then get to the hw store and back again so DH could take my furmobile and our dog to the dog park. (We need a dog smilie!)

Char, your garden is beautiful! I see you and I also share a love for wind chimes! (We'll save that for the Ws.)

Larry, you make an excellent point about garden plants. Thanks for posting an easy shopping list Rolling on the floor laughing . Seriously, I am going to go look up the plants on your list as I need more rust resistant plants. (I just checked out some seedlings, still several per a 4" pot.... many have rust. Glare I guess I won't be planting out those seedlings in the new bed we are about to construct. (I hope I have enough left over that I can plant!)

Ashton and Terry - great germination photo! My seeds from 2014 are all stratifying in the fridge right now... I should go check on them...
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Name: Hilary Picton
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Halfprice
Feb 12, 2015 4:00 AM CST
Sue, I haven't used a mulch although this year I'm going to mulch with horse manure as there are horses across the road from me and the owner has a heap that is well rotted. Someone told me to disturb the soil around the base of the daylilies but if neighbours don't pick off affected buds what chance do I stand? It's strange that some earlies are not affected while Outrageous & Edge of Darkness are a real target.

Char, your garden is absolutely beautiful!
Name: Sue
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sooby
Feb 12, 2015 7:02 AM CST
Thanks, Hilary. There is a lengthy dissertation on the gall midge that is written in German. It describes experiments and their biology and I got the impression from what I managed to translate with translator software that a mulch, something like coarse wood chips maybe, might be helpful. It's so long ago now since I did that that I don't remember the details. The dissertation gives emergence temperatures and all kinds of useful things. It really needs someone who understands German and entomology to go through it and pick out what might be useful.

Agreed if the neighbours don't do something they'll likely come back (the midges, not the neighbours Smiling , although the midges aren't terribly strong fliers from what I understand. Are there neighbours with daylilies very close?

Have you thought about keeping those two cultivars as "trap" plants like some people do with early yellows where the latter are attacked? Maybe there's something about your climate that delays their emergence, although you'd think that would affect the flowering times of the daylilies too.
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Frillylily
Feb 12, 2015 9:55 AM CST
are these gall midges the same thing as thrip or different?

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