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

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Name: Char
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Char
Feb 19, 2015 5:31 AM CST

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The letter "O" makes me think Owen... Paul Owen will be our speaker for the 2015 Region 4 Summer Meeting which will be held in Connecticut July 17 -19 this year. I'm looking forward to visiting with Paul at the meeting as well as seeing the awesome gardens on the tour. If you would like more info on the Region 4 Summer Meeting
http://cdsregional.weebly.com/

Paul's website has a lot of information & images and is just plain fun to read, a great place to spend a bit of time on these cold days.
http://www.slightlydifferentnursery.com/site/

The daylilies of his I currently grow have done well here in zone 4. Hope to add a few more this summer Thumbs up








Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Feb 19, 2015 8:54 AM CST
"O" Older daylilies in my garden that are not proving to be as good as expected so they must be removed to make way for a different cultivar.
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Name: Donald
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needrain
Feb 19, 2015 9:15 AM CST
'On sale'. I found some 16" glazed pottery pots marked down 50% at Lowe's. Freeze resistant, so they fit the bill for me. Ugly colors, but the price was right!

Edited to correct the size! I'd need a forklift to move a 24" container.
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Name: Ashton & Terry
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kidfishing
Feb 19, 2015 9:31 AM CST
Paul Owen was our speaker in the fall of 2013.
And I was lucky enough to get some of his plants at auction.
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Kidfishing
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Polymerous
Feb 19, 2015 4:27 PM CST
The only thing that I can think of for O is Matthew Kaskel's 'One Fine Day'.

By current standards it is not a WOW daylily. It is a self, so no fancy edges or eyes. It is not UF, sculpted, or crested. It is not very round or ruffled. The flowers are small. The bud count and branching are (at least in my shady garden) modest... But it is a good EE daylily, the blooms almost always open well even though the nights are still cool, it is in bloom when not much else is (daylily-wise), it reblooms again in the fall, AND it is rust resistant. Thumbs up

The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.
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Polymerous
Feb 19, 2015 4:29 PM CST
(I've also just remembered 'Osterized'.... but I've flashed that picture so often lately on this forum, that I thought I should give all you guys a break! Rolling on the floor laughing )
The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.
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Polymerous
Feb 19, 2015 7:04 PM CST
(I've also just remembered 'Osterized'.... but I've flashed that picture so often lately on this forum, that I thought I should give all you guys a break! Rolling on the floor laughing )
The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 19, 2015 8:18 PM CST
My "O" term for today has to be organic matter + oxygen! I spend more time hauling in and working organic matter into the soil than any other chore in the garden. I know clay will grow fine daylilies, and I have grown them in clay. But the ease of working daylilies in sandy loam with tons of organic matter added to the soil is an almost heavenly experience compared to working daylilies in clay, where you need a pick axe and a pry bar to dig and a hammer and chisel to knock the soil off the roots. There are very few spots in my current gardening location with much clay, and it is in the shade stays moist most of the time and has never been the typical Alabama "suck your truck in" type clay. The soil in my garden is improving every year, it is light and airy with lots of oxygen getting to the roots and allowing the breakdown of all the organic matter. This year with the new daylilies planted last year I am hoping for an excellent bloom season. What a pleasure it is to sink a shovel or fork into the soil and have it sink almost effortlessly deep into the soil.
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Polymerous
Feb 19, 2015 9:23 PM CST
I envy you, Larry. Except in the raised beds, we have acidic clay here. Digging and dividing is a hassle - so I don't.
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Name: Hilary Picton
Dousland, Devon UK (Zone 9a)
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Halfprice
Feb 20, 2015 1:58 PM CST
Optical extravaganza
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Feb 21, 2015 8:38 AM CST
Larry, I see lots of new and old blooms in your future. Thumbs up
Just continue to do what you are doing. They will reward you for your TLC. "O" Oh yes they will!!!
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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Feb 21, 2015 10:53 AM CST
"O" Outstanding when a daylily just does very well in your garden it takes right off impresses with it's growth, foliage, scape and bloom.
If you want to be happy for a lifetime plant a garden!
Faith is the postage stamp on our prayers!
Betty MN Zone4 AHS member

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