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Jan 9, 2021 9:41 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
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.
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Jan 9, 2021 3:01 PM CST
Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Michigan Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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.
('Mipii' on The LA)
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Jan 9, 2021 5:39 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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.
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Jan 10, 2021 9:48 AM CST
Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 7a)
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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Jan 10, 2021 10:10 AM CST
Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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Why next year? I'll post some topics right now.
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Jan 10, 2021 11:19 AM CST
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
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.
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Jan 10, 2021 11:46 AM CST
Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
Butterflies Cat Lover Daylilies Seed Starter Region: Tennessee
I just posted these:

Prettiest Faces in Your Garden
Favorite UF, Spider and Narrow Forms
Fastest Multiplying Daylilies
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Jan 10, 2021 12:53 PM CST
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
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!
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Jan 11, 2021 5:34 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
Bee Lover Birds Butterflies Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Massachusetts
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Is there such a thing as an over performing Daylily? Crying Blinking Confused
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Jan 11, 2021 5:43 PM CST
Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
Butterflies Cat Lover Daylilies Seed Starter Region: Tennessee
Zoia - An overperforming daylily would be one that exceeds the registration stats in your garden.
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Jan 11, 2021 5:44 PM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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Hilarious! I was thinking the same thing!
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Jan 11, 2021 5:45 PM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
That makes sense.
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Jan 11, 2021 8:31 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
Bee Lover Birds Butterflies Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Massachusetts
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Never having checked, I would have no idea! Another thing to keep an eye on next summer!
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