Daylilies forum→Can we develop some list for next year?

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jan 9, 2021 9:41 AM CST
Most years we have a top ten list, and a few more to keep up occupied during the winter.
I saw where Karen suggested the new topic of "Favorite flowers that aren't great performers".
I know we all probably have a few of those, the ones with the beautiful blooms, but maybe they have short scapes down in the foliage, maybe it takes them forever to multiply, or they have only terminal branches with only a few buds, etc.
Well, I had so many new plants last year and the year before it seemed to have overwhelmed me and I didn't seem to pay attention to much of anything. Hoping to do better this year, and I would love to have us come up with a
few lists for discussion next year when the weather is cold and we need a daylily fix in the middle of winter.
Yes, I'm bored, but still I do want to try to keep topics and lists more in mind this year because I do think it will help me to pay more attention to detail. I do find other people's list interesting and am sorry I was not able to contribute much to any of them.
Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
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RobinSeeds
Jan 9, 2021 3:01 PM CST
There's a list started here; The thread "Your Top 10 Daylily Performers for 2020" in Daylilies forum

I too was overwhelmed last year...and I ran out of room D'Oh! Sad
God blessed me with dirt.
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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Jan 9, 2021 5:39 PM CST
I do kinda like the idea of a list of favorite flowers that are not great performers. I have Aztec Beauty, not a lot of blooms, but I love the color and blooms are so perfect they look fake. I have a couple others that I will part with in time, but I will find it hard to part with this one.
Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
Jan 10, 2021 9:48 AM CST
Interesting topic and thanks for suggesting it.

I was scratching my head, thinking I usually don't like them if they don't perform well, so I started on my spreadsheet and immediately had a d'oh! moment. Of course my own Midsummer Tranquility - low bud count, slower than molasses to increase; but oh that face ... and it does pass some of the beauty on to its offspring.

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Not one of my favorites but I keep it because one of my near neighbors often visits the garden in bloom season and this is her absolute favorite.

Ruffled Perfection

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Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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shive1
Jan 10, 2021 10:10 AM CST
Why next year? I'll post some topics right now.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
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Seedfork
Jan 10, 2021 11:19 AM CST
Right now is the time to post those topics, next year will be the time for people like me who weren't very observant this past year to post the things we make note of this year.
Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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shive1
Jan 10, 2021 11:46 AM CST
I just posted these:

Prettiest Faces in Your Garden
Favorite UF, Spider and Narrow Forms
Fastest Multiplying Daylilies
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
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Seedfork
Jan 10, 2021 12:53 PM CST
I think I need to add some new sub-category folders to my current photo folders lists:
Things like:
Top Ten List
Fastest Multiplying
Over Performing
Under Performing
Largest Bloom
Spiders/ Unusual forms
I can began to see I need to develop a much better system than I presently have to keep on top of all this. Maybe a folder for each of the lists we come up with? That at least would keep those lists on my mind during the year, but how much time would it take to add copies to all those folders? Something to do at night for sure!
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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Zoia
Jan 11, 2021 5:34 PM CST
Is there such a thing as an over performing Daylily? Crying Blinking Confused
Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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shive1
Jan 11, 2021 5:43 PM CST
Zoia - An overperforming daylily would be one that exceeds the registration stats in your garden.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jan 11, 2021 5:44 PM CST
Hilarious! I was thinking the same thing!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jan 11, 2021 5:45 PM CST
That makes sense.
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: Massachusetts Bee Lover
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Zoia
Jan 11, 2021 8:31 PM CST
Never having checked, I would have no idea! Another thing to keep an eye on next summer!

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