for July 16, 2016
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Noteworthy acorn tips given this week:8 people gave for post #1212056 in "Bee Friends and Other Garden Guests -- Four" by dirtdorphins
7 people gave for post #1210461 in "Why has my Oriental Lily suddenly turned pure white?" by Roosterlorn
7 people gave for the idea "Make a Lavender Wand Sachet" by cwhitt
5 people gave for post #1210625 in "July blooms 2016" by Wes
4 people gave for post #1208393 in "Little Garden of Big Dreams - A little garden tour" by Lilydaydreamer
3 people gave for post #1207233 in "Color Echoes, anyone?" by DogsNDaylilies
3 people gave for post #1211283 in "Tagging your plants" by Joebass
3 people gave for post #1211848 in "Bee Friends and Other Garden Guests -- Four" by cliftoncat
2 people gave for post #1212421 in "I got a box!!! - 2016 version" by Boxergirl
2 people gave for post #1210668 in "Seedlings for July 2016" by bramedog
The most active threads this week:
Some new reviews from the Green Pages:
recommended Tropical Plants & More
I received two orchids from Ken. Excellent packing ensured they arrived in great shape even when the shipper mangled the box. This was such a smooth transaction. They shipped quickly and were well prepared beforehand, having been watered before shipping and then carefully wrapped. All questions and concerns were answered very quickly; it's nice to know he's just an e-mail away if I have questions or concerns. And the prices are great!
recommended Victory Seed Company
Love this company, and love all the history it gives about seeds and seed companies. I actually found this company by researching the history of tomatoes and Daylilies. I'm kind of new to gardening, although I came from a lineage of gardeners. This company really inspired me to keep a legacy alive, in honor of my grandmother, who actually passed away gardening in her own flower garden. Thanks, Victory Seed.
recommended Maryott's Gardens
Absolutely stunning daylilies! I joined the American Hemerocallis Society and in so doing got a coupon for Maryott's. I ordered seven cultivars and received four bonus ones. They also sent two of the seven I ordered. They were all at least double and mostly triple fans! Truly stunning!
recommended Valley of the Daylilies
I have never placed an online order with Valley Of The Daylilies before, and just as I was about to make my first one, I realized that they were in driving distance. I was fortunate enough to make my trip during their open house, on my birthday.
The Bachmans were all friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. For the price of what I would have paid for trimmed fans from an online seller, I received big, beautiful clumps, two of which are currently in bloom, and one -- Bobbing For Poodles -- which will be blooming soon. One of my clumps is so large and dense, I have no idea how many fans are in it, but there are five scapes blooming right now.
They were also kind enough to offer me a gift for my birthday, though honestly just having the chance to wander through their gorgeous daylilies was enough of a present.
Seeing these amazing plants among all of the short, trimmed fans that I've ordered online -- which I won't get to see bloom until next season -- I don't think I ever want to buy daylilies anywhere else.
I will definitely make another trip there, and I cannot recommend them highly enough!
recommended Hidden Springs Flower Farm
Hidden Springs Peony Farm is an incredible resource for anyone that loves peonies. The owners run a great operation. They have a vast amount of peonies available for mail order or pick up. They are a huge reservoir of knowledge of all things peonies. I will definitely order from them again.
recommended In The Country Garden & Gifts
I've always had great luck with Josh at In the Country Garden and Gifts. He always acknowledges your order and gives pertinent information as to when it will be shipped or if they cannot ship right away and why.
The plants have always had a robust root system and have been extremely well packed. I would highly recommend In the Country Garden and Gifts.
Check out these numbers from last week:
- 570 members joined.
- 7,134 posts written.
- 1,345 images posted to the plant database.
- 1,430 plants added to personal inventory lists.