Lilies forum: so how was everyones lilies?

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Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
Aug 17, 2016 8:19 PM CST
Our season is winding down up here. Wondering if anyone did something special with their lilums. Got a rare lily, made a certain cross. What was your favorite lily for you
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Aug 17, 2016 8:23 PM CST

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Well I haven't even posted my photos yet. Thought I would wait until you all caught your breath!
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
Aug 18, 2016 11:00 AM CST
Connie, how is the new xeroscape garden going?
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Aug 18, 2016 11:31 AM CST

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Not much going on out there Dave. Too hot and dry!! High today to be around 103F and tomorrow 106F. The plants will survive but I'm not sure I will. Crying
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
Aug 18, 2016 11:34 AM CST
Holy moly. That's really hot for Oregon! My mother was out there a couple weeks ago for a vacation. She visited the coast and the mountains. Said it was in the 70s at that time
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Aug 18, 2016 11:37 AM CST

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I remember one summer we had days on end of 107, 108 etc. Sure glad that doesn't happen very often. This little heat wave is expected to last just three days then back to 80s and 90s. Still, I love living here, close to the coast and mountains.
Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Lilies Region: New York Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Joebass
Aug 18, 2016 5:22 PM CST
Been a crazy Summer! I took a barrage of photos today for this post!



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My yet to flower Speciosum Album and a bunch of weeds! I'll be dabbing some pollen on these bad boys.

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Poor Betty Sturley was a door knob this year! Everyone got a turn....lol
Also a nice Bellingham star cross on henryi var citrinum

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Some monster pods on my henryi hybrid! Stay tuned....I think I will be giving out some of these to you guys and the seed exchange.


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Some apparently hardy seedlings of L. Majoense. No special treatment for these! Just in an unfertilized pot with watering in this hottttttt summer.

Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
Aug 18, 2016 7:08 PM CST
Betty Sturley looks like a Christmas tree! Lol. Nice work Joe. Hope they turn out for ya. Hard to believe lily season is finishing up. Seems like spring just got here and I was checking for stems poking through
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
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Australis
Aug 18, 2016 7:25 PM CST
Spring isn't far away for us in the southern hemisphere. The first few have just started to appear today for me.
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Aug 30, 2016 7:20 PM CST
I've got lilies coming up all over the place around here, too. Only because of a different circumstance. These are the ones that froze completely back in mid May. They are just coming up now, all in the form of single leaves as shown below. At least where there's life, there's hope. Just wondering now what they will look like next Spring. Crossing Fingers!

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Same lily today
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Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
Aug 30, 2016 7:33 PM CST
If think they would come back to normal form. The bulbs should be good still right. Provided we don't get tons of rain
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Aug 30, 2016 7:34 PM CST

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They are saying,
"Hey Lorn, don't you even think of giving up on us!"
Tracey
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Seed Starter
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Australis
Aug 30, 2016 7:36 PM CST
@Roosterlorn - How long do you think those leaves will last, given they're coming up at the start of your Autumn? Will it be enough for the bulb to recover for next Spring?
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
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Roosterlorn
Aug 30, 2016 8:41 PM CST
I suspect they are small offsets that are developing between the outer layer of scales on the mother bulb. I guess the real question is: is this all there is. or, is the mother bulb still there nice and solid as well. I think I'll dig a couple in early October to find out. But to answer you question, Joshua, Yes, that would be enough green foliage and there is still plenty of time to develop enough. What you see there will survive.

MichiganMike
Aug 31, 2016 3:46 AM CST
We will keep our fingers and toes crossed for you and your lilies Lorn. If possible, keep us posted on your explorations come October. Again just hoping for the best from one of mother natures cruel sense of humor.

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patweppler
Sep 9, 2016 8:04 PM CST
This year for me was a basic write off. A lot of heat and humidity and then no rain in sight at all and very dry and tons of Lily Beetles........
Next year we are supposed to be back to a normal summer since El Nino will have moved out
This winter they are calling for a cold snowy winter, not like last year with freeze and thaw the whole winter.......
so all and all next year looks much better......

There are a lot of people in Ontario that had some major issues........with bulbs not even coming up and I had that too....
Plants that got no height and I had that too........
some that great huge and I had that too......
just a odd summer all around and not sure the plants would understand it either.........

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