Daylilies forum: Reworking the north AHS display area

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Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Dec 18, 2011 7:22 AM CST
This is something that has needed to be done for a couple of years due to tree roots and poor soil conditions. Also my double box was full of nut grass from a daylily I recieved and did not inspect the root system before planting it. Within two years the nut grass completly covered the box and there was no way I could kill it without killing the daylilies. I have rented one of those large dumpsters and all the soil and extra fans from that box will go to the land fill. I will only keep two fans of each double and make sure there are no nuts before replanting. The green box to the left is the doubles and will be moved over to the bed on the far right, the daylily bed to the right is the other bed to be redone with everything in boxes.
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I have removed the daylilies from the bed and ready to move the double box after cleaning up the mess and leveling the ground
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Double box in place, ready to be leveled and filled with pinebark and sand.
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Had to fill box now because I want be able to get the tractor to it after the other boxes are constructed.
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Have layed out where I want the other boxes with plenty of room for walk ways.
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Bottom of the south box. 12 x 4 foot with a 40 x 39 inch dog leg.
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All the bottoms are done on the three new boxes.
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All the boxs are completed and the water system started. All will be painted the same color as the house within the next couple of days. Will add the fertlizer and lime, till everything and start putting the daylilies in today.
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Have been working on this for almost a week, should have had Michele and Kim over here and I would have been finished in half the time. Will add more as I get more done.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Dec 18, 2011 7:30 AM CST
Just taking a peek in over here. Wow, wonderful work. That project is going to look beautiful! Thumbs up
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Name: Michele
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tink3472
Dec 18, 2011 7:31 AM CST
Everything looks great Fred!!! You'll be ready for that regional y'all are having Green Grin!
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Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Dec 18, 2011 7:41 AM CST
Hush your mouth girl.
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rebloomnut
Dec 18, 2011 10:12 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Looks really really good Fred. I like those beds.
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daylily
Dec 18, 2011 10:48 AM CST
Wow, Fred - that is a lot of work you are doing! Do you grow all your daylilies above ground?
Name: Michele
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tink3472
Dec 18, 2011 11:22 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing SORRY Fred, I couldn't help myself!!!!
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mistyfog
Dec 18, 2011 11:25 AM CST
Fred, that is a huge amount of work. Nicely planned out too.

I will look forward to seeing pics of it during bloom season.

Enjoy seeing pics of others gardens and planning, cause mine are not planned.

Mostly plantings where space is available, within reach of how far I can physically lug the
hose for watering. I should have started this hobby when I was a lot younger. Big Grin

Of course, hubby does all the heavy work. Bless him for that.
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Dec 18, 2011 11:44 AM CST
Fred, maybe you should have come helped us with that level on James' very unlevel ground!!!! My hybridizing beds are so whopperjawed (is that the way it's spelled?) because the ground wasn't level to begin with and wasn't going to get leveled. The daylilies won't care though. And once we are done and the daylily foliage covers it, you won't even be able to tell.

I can't wait to see your display area in bloom. Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Michele
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tink3472
Dec 18, 2011 12:22 PM CST
Just so you little elves know, he is adding the security around these beds as well. I was just on his website and looked at the map to his location (under contact and shipping). The security even shows up on the map (Edm security) Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I
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Name: stephanie king
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rebloomnut
Dec 18, 2011 1:11 PM CST
On the QT I need to see this Map. Need new Strategy if that is the case/ Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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monalisa18
Dec 18, 2011 1:42 PM CST
Dang! I know a friend who is really good with electronics(security systems). I'd hate to have to hire him for such a trip, but, if you think Fred is getting around to this level of electronics(security) I guess he'll have to be invited.

Fred sure is doing a great job. You southern folks really know how to build up beds. Are these beds really up off the ground?? If so, why?

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Name: Michele
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tink3472
Dec 18, 2011 2:26 PM CST
Mona, I believe the reason Fred does his beds off the ground for the most part is tree roots. It's also easier to weed and such since we have weed problems all year round. If I could do all of mine that way with bottoms I would. At my old place, the 2 beds I had in the hybridizing area had the bottoms and were off the ground. The ones now are just the wood frames with ground cover underneath.
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mcash70
Dec 18, 2011 2:38 PM CST
Wow Fred that is a heck of a lot of work your doing, bet it will look great when its finished. Thumbs up
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Dec 19, 2011 6:48 AM CST
Got everything tilled and ready to start putting the daylilies in, also finished the wartering system except for the electric wire from the valve to the automatic timer, need to dig a trench to bury the wire for this, the security cameras and motion sensors. Also have everything painted except for one box.
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Dec 19, 2011 7:57 AM CST
Great job Fred! I tip my hat to you.

Y'all are making me tired and worn out just from looking at all the work you've done! Blinking

Where do you get all your energy? Blinking Thumbs up
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Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Dec 19, 2011 8:13 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing The wires are underground, OH NO!!! He's getting serious on us trying to keep the elves out.
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Dec 19, 2011 8:25 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Thumbs up
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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philljm
Dec 19, 2011 10:58 AM CST
Hmmmmm, my dogs have an invisible fence, so I am used to buried wires. Wonder if it is similar.....

Anyways Fred, your new boxes are looking great!
Name: stephanie king
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rebloomnut
Dec 19, 2011 11:38 AM CST
Hmm, I think I will call my electrician-He is quit crafty Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

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