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Long Living Perennials for ShadeLong Living Perennials for Shade
By daylily on June 19, 2013

Twenty-seven years ago I planted my first perennials, shrubs, and trees around the Ohio home where I currently live. The natural soil is heavy, poorly draining clay that is almost impossible to dig into, so I have added a lot of organic matter to the perennial beds. We have summer temperatures up to 105 and winter temperatures of -25. Years with little rain, and years with lots of rain. This area was once considered zone 5, but the latest update now has it as zone 6. I've grown many perennials through the years. Many grew one or two seasons and then never appeared again. Some were plagued with insect or disease problems that I didn't want to deal with. A few had no problem surviving - I had a problem with them spreading or setting seed that grew everywhere.

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Make Dividing Daylilies Easier with a Strong Water SprayMake Dividing Daylilies Easier with a Strong Water Spray
By daylily on October 14, 2012

After wrestling daylilies out of the ground, try squirting the roots all over with a strong spray of water to make dividing easier.

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American Hemerocallis Society Daylily Club: Exhibitions and MeetingsAmerican Hemerocallis Society Daylily Club: Exhibitions and Meetings
By daylily on October 13, 2012

One way to find daylilies that will grow well in your area is to attend an AHS Daylily Show.

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Interested in Adding a Few Daylilies to Your Garden?Interested in Adding a Few Daylilies to Your Garden?
By daylily on October 12, 2012

Let's find out which daylilies do well in your area, where to go to see daylilies in person and how to find places for purchasing them.

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Daylilies:  Places To Buy and SellDaylilies: Places To Buy and Sell
By daylily on October 12, 2012

You've done your homework. You have been to a local American Hemerocallis Society Daylily Show and visited a few AHS Display Gardens. You made a list of several daylilies that you would like to add to your garden. Now, how to find them? There are many, many options.

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American Hemerocallis Society Display GardensAmerican Hemerocallis Society Display Gardens
By daylily on October 11, 2012

One of the best ways to see a variety of daylilies that will grow well in your area is to visit an AHS Display Garden.

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Tip for Storing Daylily SeedTip for Storing Daylily Seed
By daylily on October 11, 2012

When storing daylily seeds in the refrigerator, use small ziplock bags and add a small square of dry paper towel. The paper towel helps absorb moisture.

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How to Grow DaylilesHow to Grow Dayliles
By daylily on October 11, 2012

Sure, daylilies can be grown with the latest and greatest sprays, fertilizers, soil mixes, greenhouses, etc. Do they need all that? Not here, in my central Ohio garden.

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Tip: Foolproof, Underground Daylily IdentificationTip: Foolproof, Underground Daylily Identification
By daylily on October 10, 2012

Never lose another daylily name!

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Daylilies Love AlfalfaDaylilies Love Alfalfa
By daylily on October 10, 2012

Alfalfa pellets make a great slow release fertilizer that also adds texture to the soil.

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The American Hemerocallis SocietyThe American Hemerocallis Society
By daylily on October 10, 2012

The following information was written by and is courtesy of Julie Covington, President of the American Hemerocallis Society, and appears on the AHS website. It is copyrighted by The American Hemerocallis Society.

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The Lenington All-American AwardThe Lenington All-American Award
By daylily on October 9, 2012

The Lenington All-American Award is given out each year by The American Hemerocallis Society. The daylily must have been introduced for at least 10 years to be eligible. The award is based on cultivar performance in all parts of the country.

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