Daylilies forum: Seedlings

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jan 10, 2019 3:00 PM CST
I was out in the beautiful weather we are having and noticed that some of my seedlings from 2017 are already starting to grow again. I noticed that a few of them are far outpacing the others. Of course, that is to be expected and looking at all the different stages of growth among the seedlings is one of the interesting things I do in the garden these days.
Here are a few outstanding seedlings just judging by the size of the plants:
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Look how wide the leaves are on this one.('Gypsy Rose' Lee x 'Accent On Style')
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Here is a group of seedlings that were dug up by critters and scattered around the garden along with the markers being dug and scattered also so no parentage known. There were 18 of them originally, only 15 left now, but there is one exceptional standout in the middle of the group.
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I became a little alarmed after all the rain we had, so many of my seedling cups from last years crop planted in the cups had become empty. I was not sure if they had drowned or become dormant. Hard to tell in the photos the plants are so small, but many of the cups now have tiny new leaves popping up on a daylily basis almost. Some of the seedlings, even some of the beds seemed to be more affected that the others.
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Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Jan 10, 2019 6:36 PM CST
Larry, gorgeous! Your seedlings are wonderful!

Thank you for posting these pics. Such a nice little pic-me-up for this time of year!
Name: Arlene
Florida's east coast (Zone 9a)
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florange
Jan 10, 2019 7:52 PM CST
Larry, speaking of critters. I set a game camera out for the last 3 days and finally had an image of my worst fear. I know we might have one or two armadillos here in the winter only. They are not native--some .... idiot ... introduced them. Got a not good pic of one on the black and white game camera yesterday. I was almost ill. I knew we had them, now I proved it! In late November I found 2 daylilies dug out by their roots in the box in the front yard. I blamed raccoons. I blamed possums. I really knew that an armadillo did it. Now I have proof. Blinking Blinking Blinking
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Region: Alabama
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Seedfork
Jan 10, 2019 10:01 PM CST
Sorry to hear that, Armadillos are the worst diggers...well other than wild hogs.
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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ShakespearesGarden
Jan 10, 2019 10:33 PM CST
Larry, such a pretty thing to see. Our southern friends have blooms aplenty and there's green growth in this hemisphere. Still too much winter left to go and every day gets spring closer. So many new faces to see from everyone! And darn it, I'm jealous of your zone right now Hilarious!

Arlene, armadillos are moving northward, too. We have occasional sightings in Nebraska too. I am sorry they're doing so much damage.
Scout's motto: Be Prepared...
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Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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GaNinFl
Jan 11, 2019 6:57 AM CST
Nice seedlings going there, Larry! We've been enjoying this mild winter as well. Bit chilly this morning but still headed toward 60F for a high. My fans a growing like the weeds.

Group hug @florange
Stan
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Name: Roger & Karen
Birmingham, Al (Zone 7a)
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Diggerofdirt
Jan 13, 2019 4:16 PM CST
Dang Larry how many seedlings are there
Every home needs a daylily, and every daylily needs a home.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Region: Alabama
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Seedfork
Jan 13, 2019 6:04 PM CST
I lost count...between 300 and 400 cups . But each cup will usually have three to five seeds planted in it, how many will actually survive to be planted out in the beds is yet to be seen. Then I have some that for one reason or another ended up being planted in shallow containers. Most of which had very little to do with the actual goal I was planning on shooting for...sculpted relief. I did not have many plants to work with last year that showed sculpted relief traits. I have reacquired a few since then and hope to build up my inventory with a few more this year.
So I expect over a three year period about 99.9 percent of these seedlings will be culled. I just enjoy growing them.
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