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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Mar 17, 2016 9:07 AM CST
Hi, we are going to be moving by next spring and I have been starting new beds at the new place. I was going to just divide the daylilies but the realtor suggested that I take them all and leave mostly drought tolerant plants but even that might be overwhelming to the buyers ( I think she was suggesting that I have to many plants)
I have heard this before , lol but is that possible?

Anyway, I would like to move them asap or pot them up till I can get them planted at the new place before the serious summer heat.

When we moved here years ago I just cut them back and put them in paper bags till I got them planted
Some didn't bloom for years, the only dl that never skipped a beat were the ones my gm called Tawny and my gf called ditch lilies
They bloom no matter what. A couple of years ago the snails nearly ate the whole plant while we were out of town and they still bloomed shortly after

I know I could wait till next year but then there will be too many things on our plate.

So what do you think bag them or pot them
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 17, 2016 11:14 AM CST
I am not too clear on the moving situation. You have been starting new beds at the new place? Does that mean you are going back and forth from the current place to the new place? How far away is the move?
Do you have a truck? How are you going to transport the plants?
How long before the actual move? Was there a reason this could not have been done in the past fall or winter?
I guess what I am leading up to is, could the clumps all be dug up with the soil in tact and moved to the new place.
If not set in the permanent location could they just be sat on top of the ground and dirt hilled up around them and then mulched really well?
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 17, 2016 11:35 AM CST
I would certainly think that potting them up would be better than just bagging them. Would it be possible to dig up the entire clumps dirt and all and hill them in and move them that way?
Name: Gerry Donahue
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profesora
Mar 17, 2016 11:50 AM CST
I agree with Larry and would add that these dug-up clumps should be in partial shade and watered regularly to remain moist.

Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Mar 17, 2016 11:51 AM CST
We are moving next spring and I am going back and forth.It's less than an hour away.
I would have loved to have moved them in the fall but I was in the hospital fighting cancer.
I am transporting the plants in an SUV and still don't have the strength to do a lot at once so it has been bit by bit. If things go well in the next month, I am actually thinking of moving in alone to get my gardens in order. I would love to see everything blooming next spring
I will just pot them up and then take and plant them as soon as I can. I don't believe I could dig out and transport the entire clump of dirt

Yes, everything that I have dug up so far has been kept in the shade and then hardened off before planting

Thank you for your help, Smiling
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Name: Mayo
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Mayo62
Mar 28, 2016 4:01 AM CST
Group hug Group hug I hope you're feeling better now, Jolana

Isn't there anyone who can help you move your DL's?


Mayo
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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Mar 28, 2016 8:37 AM CST
I am feeling better, thank you
I have them all potted up and some planted at the new place, some shared and they are all looking good
I do have help but it was such a long time that I couldn't do anything, I like the feeling of doing it myself
Thanks again 😊
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Frillylily
Mar 29, 2016 10:21 AM CST
some times you can find older neighbor kids (think junior high) that will work for cheap and they can do the lifting, bagging, carrying ect. I would never trust anyone to dig my precious babies though Hilarious!
Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Mar 29, 2016 8:44 PM CST
HAHAHA, yeah, I've been trying to keep my eyes open for a kiddo for the plants that I love but not lovvvve, lol
Thanks for the tip, Smiling
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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Apr 19, 2016 8:19 PM CST
Hi, just wanted to tell you how excited I am that several of the daylilies I moved have scapes, of course I won't know what they are till they bloom. Some of my tags were stolen

Tag thief
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Apr 19, 2016 8:38 PM CST
tag thieves here are the neighbors chickens, they scratch around and the tags are mixed up everywhere Grumbling
Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Apr 19, 2016 9:20 PM CST
Oh no, at least this thief is lovable. Chicken dinner a couple of nights a week for a while..... Big Grin
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Name: Donald
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needrain
Apr 19, 2016 9:52 PM CST
froggardener said:
Tag thief
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I see lots of tags in his future. And water hoses. And.......

Donald
Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Apr 19, 2016 10:41 PM CST
You are so right Donald, but he will learn. He's gotten better just in the last few days Lovey dubby
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Name: shirlee
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mistyfog
Apr 20, 2016 8:43 AM CST
Jolana, your tag thief is such a cutie!
Great that the daylilies are growing well and sending up scapes.
Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Apr 22, 2016 7:58 AM CST
Hi Shirlee, he's the sweetest thing also. I put some concentrated grapefruit rind on a tag I made of floppy plastic so it would move and tempt him
It sounds cruel and I tested up but he just shook his head licked his mouth a few times and went off to play. Hasn't messed with another tag, Smiling
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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Apr 22, 2016 8:49 AM CST
Jolana is your tag thief a sheltie? He/she is just adorable! Lovey dubby Good luck with moving your daylilies.
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Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 7a)
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Barbalee
Apr 22, 2016 8:51 AM CST
Great solution, Jolana! Not cruel at all--smart one you've got on your hands! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Apr 22, 2016 8:56 AM CST
He's a rough collie all I've ever had except one Aussie. Thank you
I found scapes on some I just dug up two weeks ago. Haven't had a chance to plant with all the rain
Thanks Barbalee, he's pretty smart as most collies are Lovey dubby

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Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Jun 1, 2016 7:03 PM CST
Hi again, got another bloom on another that was pitted up to move
No tag Big Grin but thought that was the pot I put primal scream in
I looked in database but it looks different than the pics in there

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