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Dec 21, 2021 5:15 AM CST
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Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
Daylilies Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Region: Vermont
Dog Lover Hybridizer Enjoys or suffers cold winters Keeper of Poultry Organic Gardener Fruit Growers
Welcome to The Porch Swing!

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Dec 21, 2021 7:15 AM CST
Name: kathy
Michigan (Zone 4b)
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
Cottage Gardener Dahlias Garden Art Heirlooms Lilies Organic Gardener
Zinnias
Good morning !
A new, fresh beginning. And, just like a new layer of snow...I had to step in to make a mark. Hurray!
"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." Shakespeare
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Dec 21, 2021 7:22 AM CST
Name: Dave
Wood Co TX & Huron Co MI
Butterflies Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Michigan Irises Hybridizer
Hostas Greenhouse Daylilies Garden Photography Region: Texas
With the weird weather this NoID iris is throwing December scapes. Blinking
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Life is better at the lake.
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Dec 21, 2021 7:25 AM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Bee Lover Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies Irises Region: Iowa
Wow Dave Blinking
40/12 and sunny today - doesn't look like winter here Whistling
Be a person that makes others feel special.
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Dec 21, 2021 8:08 AM CST
Name: Will
Raeford NC (Zone 8a)
Gloomy morning here, should be starting to rain soon. I'm very glad for that but it precludes outdoor fun so I'll be using my day off to catch up on dusting and giving the fridge a good cleaning.
Joy to the World. Hilarious!
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Dec 21, 2021 8:45 AM CST
Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
Live your Dreams!
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Winter Solstice


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... and now we wait for spring.

Charley
Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind.
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Dec 21, 2021 10:31 AM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Morning Glories Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
I will second Ginny's 'Wow Dave" ! Smiling

Sounds like so much fun, Will. Whistling
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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Dec 21, 2021 12:48 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Yes, first day of Winter and I am already waiting for Spring.
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Dec 21, 2021 3:06 PM CST
Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Missouri Irises
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Me too, Rita.
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Dec 21, 2021 3:14 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
I'll third that "Wow, Dave!" Just look at those blooms so far down the scape.

Great picture, Charley! And Rita is right. I am already waiting for spring too! Longer daylight hours... yippee!
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Dec 21, 2021 7:16 PM CST
Name: Julie
Chicago suburbs, IL (Zone 5b)
Clematis Daylilies Roses Hostas Peonies Lilies
Dahlias Irises Annuals Cottage Gardener Cut Flowers Container Gardener
Hi all! I just wanted to take a minute to say "Hello!" and introduce myself. Smiling I've been reading threads on the NGA for close to two years now (mostly on the daylily threads).

I've been gardening since I was young in Florida (mom and grandma were both avid gardeners), but most recently gardening in Illinois for the past 12 years (since our twins turned two).

I love digging in the dirt and all things gardening, but my primary passions are clematis, roses, and daylilies. Lovey dubby
I recently joined the ADS and am already plotting where to expand my beds to add more daylilies! Lol!

My husband and I live in the western suburbs of Chicago with our soon to be fourteen year old twins & our Shih-poo, Teddy, who is 15 pounds of fluff and personality!

I love reading the threads and learning which daylilies will not just survive but thrive in our zone 5b. I still have a lot to learn, so I'm sure I will be reading much more than posting, but since we are nearing the two year mark since I stumbled across this great site, I thought it was about time I said "Hi!" Smiling
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Dec 21, 2021 7:41 PM CST
Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Missouri Irises
Canning and food preservation Hibiscus Dog Lover Daylilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Welcome! Julie!
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Dec 21, 2021 7:42 PM CST
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Bee Lover Ponds Peonies Irises Garden Art Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Canadian Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Welcome! Julie! It sounds like you are going to fit in perfectly! Teddy is adorable Lovey dubby
Touch_of_sky on the LA
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Dec 21, 2021 7:46 PM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Bee Lover Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies Irises Region: Iowa
Welcome! Julie Hurray! Glad you found us and be prepared for some enabling Whistling Whistling Hilarious!
Be a person that makes others feel special.
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Dec 21, 2021 7:55 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Morning Glories Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
Welcome! Julie! Big Grin
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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Dec 21, 2021 8:20 PM CST
Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower
Hey Julie! Welcome. Lots of Northern Illinoisans contributing here to learn from. Enjoy!
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Dec 22, 2021 7:20 AM CST
Name: Nan
southeast Georgia (Zone 8b)
Birds Bookworm Butterflies Composter Daylilies Region: Georgia
Keeps Horses
Welcome! Julie!
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Dec 22, 2021 8:47 AM CST
Name: Julie
Chicago suburbs, IL (Zone 5b)
Clematis Daylilies Roses Hostas Peonies Lilies
Dahlias Irises Annuals Cottage Gardener Cut Flowers Container Gardener
Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! Lovey dubby

@DraDiana Thank You! Diana! My hubby has family in Missouri- such a pretty state! I love visiting them!

@touchofsky Thank You! Valerie! Smiling He is quite a character. I love your profile pic! How old are your fur babies? They have such sweet faces!

@Legalily Thank You! Ginny! Lol! Yes, just reading the threads has expanded my wish list to a ridiculous number- fairly certain we'd have to move from the suburbs to a farm if I were to acquire even half of my wishes! Rolling on the floor laughing

@quietyard Thank You! Linda! Big Grin

@Lyshack Thank You! Tim! I love how many Illinoisans are on here! Are you a part of a local club?

@DeweyRooter Thank You! Nan! Smiling I have several good friends that live in Georgia! Such a fun state! Many happy memories made there.

I can't get over how warm it has been the past few weeks. A neighbor friend asked me if I wanted a grocery bag full of daffodil bulbs -- I thought I was done planting for the year, but I guess not! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Dec 22, 2021 10:42 AM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
Bee Lover Birds Butterflies Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Massachusetts
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Welcome! Julie! Make sure to post lots of garden photos come Spring. We all want to see those daffodils come alive!
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Dec 22, 2021 11:03 AM CST
Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower
I'm from West Chicago, Julie. It's between Wheaton and Geneva.

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