Make Dividing Daylilies Easier with a Strong Water Spray

By daylily
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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Oct 13, 2012 6:52 PM CST
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I learned this from the daylily forum here last spring, and used it when I was relocating and giving away clumps of daffodils, as well as when dividing some daylily clumps I'd been given by friends. I only occasionally had to resort to a knife - water is very powerful. Thumbs up
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Oct 13, 2012 9:02 PM CST
Name: shirlee
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Yes, wonderful tip. One that I will use too. Now, if I can find one of those nozzles.

Ah, it's at Lowes. I'll go soon to see if they have one in stock. Thanks for the tip.
All the nozzles we have are breaking apart.
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Oct 13, 2012 11:11 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
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mistyfog said:Yes, wonderful tip. One that I will use too. Now, if I can find one of those nozzles.

Ah, it's at Lowes. I'll go soon to see if they have one in stock. Thanks for the tip.
All the nozzles we have are breaking apart.


I agree nodding Thumbs up

Hopefully, it's at my local Lowe's!

Any idea of the price for it? I hope it isn't too much at Lowe's.
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Oct 13, 2012 11:37 PM CST
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I just use the "jet" setting on my spray nozzle for something like that, but that one looks really snazzy. But the hardest part for me is digging it up and getting it out of the hole. I can't believe how much some of those clumps weigh!
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Oct 14, 2012 2:13 AM CST
Name: Juli
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I ordered my nozzle online, I think right from the company. It has been a few years ago, and I don't recall the price. I have never seen one at Lowes.

There is one thing I don't like about this nozzle, it does not have instant shut off. You have to twist it.

But the spray it puts out is great!
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Oct 14, 2012 6:34 AM CST
Name: Vickie
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Betty, I agree! They are very heavy.!
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Oct 14, 2012 9:02 AM CST
Name: Leslie Mauck
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Thanks for the tip. It sounds like it would save a lot of labor.
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Oct 14, 2012 10:39 AM CST
Name: Vickie
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I was wondering how I was going to divide some of my daylilies and this method sounds like it would work great. We have some maple trees that have roots growing into my flower bed and I know there are roots mixed in with my dl's. If I can soak it very good, dig around it and try to get the clump out, then I will use the force hose on it to try to separate the roots. Glad you posted this. Thanks!
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Oct 14, 2012 10:44 AM CST
Name: Mary
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daylily said:I ordered my nozzle online, I think right from the company. It has been a few years ago, and I don't recall the price. I have never seen one at Lowes.

There is one thing I don't like about this nozzle, it does not have instant shut off. You have to twist it.

But the spray it puts out is great!


I checked the Lowes website - while they have a couple Bon-Aire products, this nozzle isn't one of them.
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Oct 14, 2012 2:21 PM CST
Name: Juli
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Did you try the link I put at the end of the article?
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Oct 14, 2012 5:35 PM CST
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Thanks! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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Oct 14, 2012 6:56 PM CST
Name: Mary
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daylily said:Did you try the link I put at the end of the article?


I was talking to the folks who said it was sold at Lowes -- they said that cause when you go to the company website (the link you posted) and click "where can I buy" - it lists Lowes as an option (and Costco).
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Oct 14, 2012 7:13 PM CST
Name: shirlee
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That's what I did too. Used the link to their website and clicked 'where to buy'. It
also lists Kmart. We may have to look around, or maybe one of the stores will order it.
I have been wanting a heavy duty nozzle for some time. These cheapies are not so
cheap in cost, just cheaply made. Crying
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Oct 15, 2012 9:44 AM CST
Name: Juli
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Oh, ok.

Maybe try Amazon.... Shrug!

I think this one would be considered commercial quality.
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Oct 15, 2012 10:31 AM CST
Name: shirlee
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Julie, I was referring to the 'cheapies' that I have now. Yours looks
like commercial quality, so I will look for that one. I re-read my post, and
didn't think it sounded clearly stated.
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Oct 15, 2012 5:36 PM CST
Name: Juli
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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it's ok, Shirlee --- I was just thinking that the people that shop for hose nozzles at Lowes, or Kmart would not usually buy this quality --- I can't remember how much I paid years ago. I think between $20-$30.

Let me go see if I can find it on Amazon....

Yep, here it is. The one I have is stainless. It sure looks like it is this one.

http://amzn.to/Qov8UI
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Oct 15, 2012 7:55 PM CST
Name: shirlee
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Thanks Juli, you're very helpful, you are!!
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Oct 16, 2012 1:03 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
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Juli,

Is this the one you're referring to?

http://www.autosportcatalog.co...
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Oct 16, 2012 2:16 PM CST
Name: Juli
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn... Mine is Stainless - it is heavy. Those are aluminum. Says same quality - but I don't know. The link I gave to Amazon has the stainless one. I think they also have the less expensive aluminum ones.
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Oct 16, 2012 9:55 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Juli,

Thanks! Have you had any problems with it over the years? I was reading some of the reviews on Amazon and some said it was breaking apart.
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