Lilies forum: Why?

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Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
Oct 16, 2016 7:59 PM CST
Why is it always the day lilies that get attention on this site, outside our forum. Or the orchids!
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
Oct 16, 2016 8:23 PM CST
I would have thought it was the daylilies and irises that were most visible, rather than orchids, although that doesn't really answer your question.

As an Australian, it seems to me that daylilies are very popular in the US. Nobody I know actually has them.
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Hybridizer Region: Pacific Northwest Lilies Sempervivums Sedums
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pardalinum
Oct 16, 2016 8:27 PM CST

Moderator

If you mean why do daylilies show up more as featured plants etc it is a result of people giving them a thumbs up usually. The system is designed to compare the number of thumbs up which then indicate popularity.

If you want to see more true lilium featured then give them thumbs ups!!

This issue came up on the Sempervivum forum and once we started giving more thumbs to our favorites they started to appear in the newsletter as popular plants.

Trust me though, it is not easy to displace dayliles as they are so popular it is not unusual for people to pay hundreds of dollars for single or double fans!
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
Oct 16, 2016 8:47 PM CST
Yeah. Die hard day lilies are crag
Crazy and there are so many of them. Quick. Everyone post their favorite lily from their garden this year Everyone on here green thumb the picture so our plants get up there too!
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Hybridizer Region: Pacific Northwest Lilies Sempervivums Sedums
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pardalinum
Oct 16, 2016 9:01 PM CST

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Well I see that William's lily 'Zvaigznu Sagsa' made the "popular plant" list in the latest newsletter with 15 thumbsups!! It also made the most popular Landscape Photo list with 9 thumbs.

Scroll down:
http://garden.org/newsletter/view/2016-10-15/

The link to the weekly Newsletter is at the bottom of the page.
Name: Laurie Basler
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids
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lauriebasler
Oct 16, 2016 9:12 PM CST
The daylily forum has a strong active following. So they post more, like more and on and on. Good for them. Congrats on their strong bond and strong commitment.

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BUGGYCRAZY
Oct 18, 2016 8:16 AM CST
OK, HOW DO I POST A PIC????
I do not spend much time here, already spend too much time in front of this @#$%! computer & sitting is not good for my bad back but I am willing to post pictures, just someone tell me where and how!
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
Oct 18, 2016 12:07 PM CST
@buggycrazy ,to post a picture, i have to click upload picture tab, then documents, and then gallery and pick the picture I want to post
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Protoavis
Oct 18, 2016 3:34 PM CST
Australis said:
As an Australian, it seems to me that daylilies are very popular in the US. Nobody I know actually has them.


Agreed, I've never seen them. I know they are sold here but never actually seen them which has always left me puzzled given how popular they are online. It's just roses, bird of paradise, hippeastrium, various annuals, occasionally bearded and Dutch iris, foliage plants and citrus every where around Sydney houses. Every other house (which is most every house with a front garden that isn't just lawn) has at least one rose.
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
Oct 18, 2016 4:02 PM CST
@protoavis I have maybe 5 daylilies in my gardens total. I'm not saying i don't like them as i can appreciate them for what they are. But it always seems to be daylilies, and iris that get the attention on here. Maybe they are popular for their ease of growing. Maybe it's because they can and often do rebloom,though the reblooms are not as big as the first bloom. I do know they are usually easy to hybridize and get seed from them
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
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Roosterlorn
Oct 18, 2016 4:50 PM CST
Lisa, when you make a post like this, you'll see the 'upload an image' box down in the lower left corner--like this. Click it.

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That opens another smaller page that looks like this. Your pictures will be stored in one of the folder links on the left and usually called 'pictures', photos etc. Click the link

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Once you click on the pictures link, your pictures folder will open. Then scroll to locate the picture you want to upload. Click on the picture. The image number or ID will be hi-lited in the file name box of the small window. Then click open and your photo will begin uploading.

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Upload speeds can vary.



Name: Teresa
(Zone 5b)
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TsFlowers
Nov 18, 2016 8:32 AM CST
So what happens if a person posts several photos in one Post # ? I've seen that happen and I wanted to give an individual photo within that post a thumbs up, but I don't think there is any way to do that. So basically, am I correct in saying that if there is more than one photo in a post, that it would never rise up?

Secondly, I think it also takes good photos, not just the flower itself, in my opinion anyway. And that said, I'm not a very good photographer, but just for the heck of it, I'll post some photos, but use an individual post for each.
. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
Name: Teresa
(Zone 5b)
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TsFlowers
Nov 18, 2016 8:35 AM CST
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Oriental Lily 'Hotline'
I enjoy the way this lily performs in my garden in that it changes color. I have some tiny seedlings from it planted out from it.

. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
Name: Teresa
(Zone 5b)
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TsFlowers
Nov 18, 2016 8:37 AM CST
Perhaps someone can tell me what this lily is; or maybe it's just a seedling. It came in a package I bought of Rubrum Lily
To me its the form of a tiger lily.

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. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
Name: Teresa
(Zone 5b)
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TsFlowers
Nov 18, 2016 8:39 AM CST
Last, this is a new lily to me purchased in bloom (which doesn't make for a good photo since it's still in its pot at the time I took the photo) as 'Tiny Spider'



. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
Name: Teresa
(Zone 5b)
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TsFlowers
Nov 18, 2016 8:43 AM CST
Oh, here's another one that came by mistake - I don't know if it is a named lily or what.

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. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
Name: Teresa
(Zone 5b)
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TsFlowers
Nov 18, 2016 8:46 AM CST
I finally got a picture of this one after 3 or 4 years.
Lily 'Royal Delight'

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. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Plant Identifier
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Leftwood
Nov 18, 2016 12:17 PM CST
TsFlowers said:So what happens if a person posts several photos in one Post # ? I've seen that happen and I wanted to give an individual photo within that post a thumbs up, but I don't think there is any way to do that. So basically, am I correct in saying that if there is more than one photo in a post, that it would never rise up?


You're confused the thumbs up given in the forums with the thumbs up given in the Data base. You are right in that the individual post thumbs are for the whole post, not any individual image within that post. If you want a photo to rise up (i.e. become the first image in the data base to show), than you need to give the thumbs up while you are viewing the photo in the data base. Photos in threads are not in the data base unless someone deliberately puts them there.

Secondly, I think it also takes good photos, not just the flower itself, in my opinion anyway. And that said, I'm not a very good photographer, but just for the heck of it, I'll post some photos, but use an individual post for each.


I think your photos are very nice, and deserving of a place in the data base. nodding
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Seed Starter
Annuals Container Gardener Garden Photography
Australis
Nov 18, 2016 5:53 PM CST
TsFlowers said:I finally got a picture of this one after 3 or 4 years.
Lily 'Royal Delight'

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Hi Teresa,

I'm sorry to have to tell you that this is not 'Royal Delight'. I was going to add it to the database, but the few photos there don't have any spots; so I checked the registry and this is the description (emphasis added):

Lily Register and Checklist said:Inside vivid yellow (between 12A and 14A), margins at base of tepals striped purplish red, base of midveins striped purplish red, tips yellow, throat green changing into yellow; outside brilliant yellow (12B); spots absent; nectaries green; pollen dark brown; stigma purple. Tepal-margins not or weakly wavy, tips recurved. Lvs scattered, glossy green. Stems to 1.25 m, green with dark stripes and speckles, and with 6-7 fls (from 14-16 cm bulbs). Midseason to late.

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