Daylilies forum: An embarrassment of riches

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Name: Mary
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fiwit
Mar 10, 2012 7:55 PM CST
I said in the OT thread that Doris had gifted me with a plethora of daylilies the other day -- a lot of good clumps, and noting less than a double fan. I have an oval (more or less) in the front center of my front yard. You can read about it here: http://fiwit.blogs.com/fiwit/2010/05/then-and-now-the-oval.h...

Here's a picture of it shortly after I created it (like, the following spring)

Thumb of 2012-03-11/fiwit/a3713a

I thought the red salvia around the border of it would give it a nice pop of color, and it did while the salvia was there. But it died. Sad

So I planted spring bulbs around it, Thumbs up but they're done blooming when spring's over, and then the border ring was bare for the rest of the summer. Sad So about the time I was posting here about it being Sue's fault that I'm looking at/addicted to daylilies, Whistling I decided I would plant daylilies around the spring bulbs, and they could take over when the daffy/hyacinth/crocus show is over. According to my research, I have a lot of mids and early-mids in the batch Doris gave me, so that sounds like a good batch to put around the oval. The border is only on 3 sides, like a U instead of an 0.

I'm thinking Chicago Apache at the very front, in front of the redbud tree, and my two tallest ones will be on either end of the U. Then fill in with no particular order other than mixing bloom times and trying to keep shorter ones towards the front, taller ones towards the back, with the spiders interspersed to astound folks.

I'll post pics when I'm done, and when it blooms.
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Mar 10, 2012 10:18 PM CST
That will really be lovely when it is done. Thumbs up
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rebloomnut
Mar 10, 2012 10:47 PM CST
I can't wait to see it completed Mary. Do not overdo though.
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
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fiwit
Mar 11, 2012 6:06 AM CST
Steph, there are only 2 outdoor things on today's agenda -- finish framing the raised bed (10 more landscape timbers - 14 already in place), and plant all the stuff I brought home from Doris' the other day.
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Name: stephanie king
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rebloomnut
Mar 11, 2012 11:36 AM CST
Thumbs up Have a wonderful day outside.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Mar 11, 2012 11:38 AM CST
Geez, how DO you get all this stuff done so quickly? Me, I would be really happy if I just got the daylilies planted, much less all the other stuff.
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lovemyhouse
Mar 11, 2012 12:35 PM CST
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Name: Mary
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fiwit
Mar 11, 2012 1:31 PM CST
Quickly? It's taken me several days to get the raised bed framed, due to other projects. That oval was several days work a couple years ago, and the border was several more days work the following year.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Mar 11, 2012 1:54 PM CST
Seems quick enough to me. Especially all you get done in a single day.
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philljm
Mar 11, 2012 2:52 PM CST
I agree

It's gonna look great when it is finished - make sure you post photos when it is blooming ~Jan
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
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fiwit
Mar 11, 2012 5:43 PM CST
Newyorkrita said:Seems quick enough to me. Especially all you get done in a single day.


Oh. I'm single, live alone with my 2 dogs, and have very few outside commitments (semi-hermit) so that makes it easier. AND I was on vacation this last week.
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
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fiwit
Mar 11, 2012 6:30 PM CST
The plethora of daylilies...


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Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 11, 2012 6:33 PM CST
Lots of daylilies. And just think how nice they will look all settled in and blooming.
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Mar 11, 2012 6:33 PM CST
Oh, gosh, what a haul! Hurray!
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mcash70
Mar 11, 2012 6:37 PM CST
lovemyhouse said:Oh, gosh, what a haul! Hurray!


I agree Thumbs up

Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
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fiwit
Mar 11, 2012 6:37 PM CST
Like I said, Doris is way generous Hurray! Green Grin! Thumbs up

All I did was run away to her house because I had bleached the subfloor in my hallway after ripping up carpet, and didn't want to be here to smell it. Helped her weed a couple seedling beds, gave her some tips on using her new camera, told her about ctrl-f on the computer, and she sent me home with a half-a-billion daylilies! Whistling
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Mar 11, 2012 6:38 PM CST
Sounds like a fair trade to me. Big Grin
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lilylady
Mar 11, 2012 8:49 PM CST
Still curious Mary, what is to become of the bleached subfloor. ??? Hardwood, new construction engineered, tile,or carpet?

Curious minds wanna know!
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
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fiwit
Mar 12, 2012 5:59 AM CST
Eventually a gorgeous slate-looking porcelain tile, when I can afford it. But I'm afraid a portion of the hallway subfloor will need to be replaced, because my angel-dog Zoe used the hallway as the outdoors, and I don't know if it's possible to get that smell out of the wood
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critterologist
Mar 12, 2012 8:04 AM CST
Oh, that new bed is going to look wonderful! I like scattering the spider types around, too. :-)

I've got an "island" bed in my back yard with spring bulbs (mostly daffs but a few others, blooms early to late) and daylilies. I didn't plan my plantings very well, in part because I started out with a lot of unknown color seedlings LOL... but I did put shorter ones around the outside. I'm getting Sweet Woodruff established throughout the bed as a groundcover, plus short hardy geraniums ('Tiny Monster') at one end... since there are several trees to provide partial shade, the sweet woodruff loves it.

OT, but on the subfloor, I would think you could sand it down... penetration shouldn't be deeper than a wood stain would be, and you can sand off old stain, so... Hmm, maybe try an enzymatic cleaner rather than the bleach after sanding if there's any smell left. I'm not certain, but I think painting might also help, especially if you used a good primer like "Kilz" -- it seems to me I remember one friend using Kilz to cover the smell left in the walls from heavy cigarette smoking.
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