Daylilies forum: Long hard day in the garden

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Name: Heidi
CT (Zone 5b)
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mom2cjemma
Aug 22, 2015 6:01 PM CST

I decided to tackle my front stone garden today. This garden bed is a border bed that backs up to a stone outcropping out along the front of our property. The bed is probably at least 30 feet long and ranges from 2.5 to 5 feet deep. It gets full sun from about 8am till 1pm and then bright light for several more hours and then light shade the rest of the day.

Over the past few years, the daisies and false sunflower and another perennial have taken over and choked out a bunch of my daylilies. I noticed that several didn't bloom this year. So today, I decided that it was time to take control.

Six hours later, my garden is looking great!! All but one section (which still has a blooming daylily) got redone.

I had forgotten that back when I first started this garden that I had made chicken wire cages to put many of my perennials in because the voles were so bad. Well 7 years later and many of my daylilies are being choked by the cages. So I ended up removing about 20 plants from the cages and divided many of them.

I also pulled back a lot of the daisies and false sunflowers and gave them new defined homes.

Best of all, I found my missing Frans Hal..... complete with flower tag!!! Only 1 of two flower tags that I found in that entire garden!! It was stuck in the cage, so I am pretty sure it is who it should be! So it got trimmed up, freed of the cage and replanted... front and center! Smiling

Oh and the earth worms...... hundreds of them and they were huge, like 8+ inches long, every where I turned there were more.

So after everything got dug up, divided and replanted, they all got a good dose of fertilizer and a long watering! Oh and there is room to add some more!

Here is a pano of the completed job.
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Heidi
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 22, 2015 6:31 PM CST
Great job, Heidi! When it is all filled in again with daylilies, I bet it lights up that entire area when the daylilies are in bloom! Makes you feel good to get so much accomplished .... especially when it is one of those jobs that has been nagging at the top of your to-do list. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Thumbs up
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Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
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kssmith
Aug 22, 2015 9:50 PM CST
Congrats. There is nothing like a rewarding day in the garden when you step back after several hours of work and see what you have accomplished. And you found space for more daylily? What a bonus.
Hey let us know what cultivars you plan to put there it might be something we grow. Thumbs up
SO MANY DAYLILYS, SO LITTLE LAND
Name: Heidi
CT (Zone 5b)
Always find the awesome in your day
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mom2cjemma
Aug 23, 2015 5:43 AM CST
Thank You!
I rewarded myself with a little shopping spree last night! Hilarious!

The ones that I have earmarked to go in are all lower foliage (20-22 inches) ones to go in the front of the rows. They include:

Amber Love
Dragon's Orb
Newberry Echo
Romantic Dreams
Siloam Joan Senior
Volcanic Explosion
Heidi
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 23, 2015 6:03 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Well that sure didn't take you long to fill in those empty spot in your newly cleaned out bed! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Aug 23, 2015 6:59 AM CST
Looks great. I tip my hat to you.


Dragon's Orb is one of my favorites, and a tough cookie in this Texas garden. Thumbs up
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Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
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Mayo62
Aug 23, 2015 8:27 AM CST
beckygardener said: Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Well that sure didn't take you long to fill in those empty spot in your newly cleaned out bed! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing


I agree

I love it!! Thumbs up
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Aug 23, 2015 8:29 AM CST
Great day's work Heidi! You deserve a shopping trip Thumbs up
Vickie
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