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Aug 14, 2022 6:01 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Northeastern Illinois (Zone 5b)
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Common Daylilies

I know some consider these invasive and call them the undignified name of "Ditch Lilies", but I love them. I love seeing mass plantings of them when they're blooming in backyards and along the roadside. And they're as maintenance-free as you can get.

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Aug 14, 2022 6:22 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Excellent banner Nancy!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Aug 14, 2022 8:21 PM CST
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They may be Common Daylilies, but they make make an uncommon banner.....beautiful!
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Aug 15, 2022 8:12 AM CST
Name: Virginia
Charleston, SC (Zone 9a)
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I like them too, and every time I hear the name 'ditch lilies' I think, "hey, I have a ditch..." Thinking

Thanks for the nifty banner!
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Aug 15, 2022 9:08 AM CST
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Beautiful banner. Love the dark background, which sets off the blooms.

The rare or unusual does have its appeal, but that doesn't mean we should disparage what is common or abundant. Count me as another fan of these 'ditch lilies' (a term I hadn't seen before, but can appreciate as being apt for these lilies). They brighten drives through the local countryside this time of year. I see them a lot along railroad right-of-ways, which do tend to be ditches ( Smiling ).
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Aug 19, 2022 7:02 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Late day lighting and bright orange lilies make for a glowing banner. Smiling
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