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Feb 14, 2010 9:41 AM CST
|Can someone tell me if $1.00 a fan is a good price for daylilies? Never having bought any I have no idea. |
Feb 14, 2010 4:13 PM CST
|That seems terribly inexpensive to me. I would question the quality. Would you care to share the source....might be able to help more because we might know who it is.|
Feb 14, 2010 5:24 PM CST
|Are you ordering these on-line or picking them up from somewhere? In other words: Is there any shipping cost? It is possible the person is making money that way.|
Feb 15, 2010 4:52 PM CST
|For an older daylily it is not out of line, depends if the person selling is cleaning a bed out like I did recently and sold alot on the LA starting at 1.99 a DBL , but mine were older ones early 90's and back (1969)so I felt my opening bid was more than fair and because I wanted to sell them not keep relisting for months!. Mine were well established clumps, divided in August , not small fans. Ask if they are established .|
Though I do not think selling fan by fan is too appealing,nor a good idea . You would want at least a double or 2 fans, single fans can take for ever to bloom, I bought some on the classifieds on DG 2 years ago single fans and some have yet to bloom and we are going on year 3 here! Never again!
The only way I would buy a single is A> IF it is a 2009 or newer and I just had to have it . B> If the fan was blooming sized. Ask about fan size.
Maryotts is having a BOGO sale you may be wise to check it out, Daylily Manor has also slashed thrier prices for this year too , you won't get a bonus from DM but they send nice sized plants. Kathy
Feb 15, 2010 5:53 PM CST
|Your in NC... check out John and Elizabeth Shooter's Marietta Gardens. I have been there, and it is a good place to get daylilies. Try to visit during bloom.|
Feb 15, 2010 5:55 PM CST
|whine....I want to go to Marietta Gardens too. I will one day, just mark it down :)|
Feb 15, 2010 8:39 PM CST
|Marietta Gardens , yes great idea! I have ordered from them and their 2 fans turn out to be 5-6 fans. Shooters are wonderful people. Can't go wrong there!|
Feb 15, 2010 8:53 PM CST
|Thanks everyone. Where is Marietta's?|
Feb 15, 2010 8:59 PM CST
|In Marietta NC|
See the link I posted above....
Feb 15, 2010 9:00 PM CST
|Susan, are you looking for named dls or just pretty? I can send you a box later in the year from a bed that I am thinning. It was my first ones I collected before I knew about keeping an inventory list. They are all hybrids but they would be all mixed up. I had a sale 2 yrs ago on Dave's Garden . Selling many for $1.00 fan but leaving them together in 2 or more to a clump so they would bloom faster. They would be purple, peach, yellows, and reds. |
I now have over 200 cultivars of the pricey ones and even getting in to the hybrizing part and growing seedlings.
Feb 15, 2010 9:07 PM CST
|Teresa, thank you so much for your very generous offer. I will tell you all what my plan is, I am moving to Massachusetts in August and hopefully starting a greenhouse/nursery/floriculture business that I hope will be in full swing the following Spring. I am looking to get daylilies and peonies to field grow for the floriculture which will be sold wholesale to floral designers mostly for wedding designers, so I am looking all colors but alot of white varieties. |
Then I am looking for daylilies for my display gardens for the business and also for my own personal gardens at my new house. I will want to propagate some of these to also sell through the retail end of my business.
So, I am happy to buy, pay for postage or swap for any and all that I can get starting around May but closer to August/Sept would be better. I found a web site selling fans for $1.00 of all sorts of colors but you ahve to buy 25 of each named variety and they are named and tagged. I made a wish list and it came to $225.00, which I could pay for in amonth or so but I do not know what I would do witht hem all till August? It is exciting planning a new business but also very stressful getting the timing and money right.
Feb 15, 2010 9:21 PM CST
|Susan, I live near a peoy farm that is just awesome! They are not cheap but here is a link. It is a sight to see when a field is in bloom. I hope this helps. |
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Feb 15, 2010 9:28 PM CST
|Oh Thank you Teresa! I will check it out. I actually communicated with someone about 6 months ago that offered me great prices wholesale on large quantities of peonies. But the more vendors I have the better variety to choose from. |
Feb 15, 2010 10:31 PM CST
|Susan, Just out of curiosity could you share the name of the place selling the daylilies so cheaply? I ask, because I know of a seller who sells as you described, but if it's them, you may want to look elsewhere.|
No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
Feb 16, 2010 12:32 AM CST
|I know a couple people in MA. One just north of Boston, and one in Glouchester (sp?). It is very different growing daylilies there. They have to be pretty tough. Very few will rebloom, despite what the descriptions say in the glossy pages of a mass produced catalog.|
You may want to wait until next year, after you have moved, and visit some Amer. Hemerocallis Display Gardens in the area you move to. That way you can see with your own eyes what is doing well, and ask the garden owners who they buy from and they could give you lists of names of inexpensive plants to buy. Go to this page to find display gardens.
Another thought... I am much happier with a bed of 75 different daylilies... than I would be with a bed of 75 of the same thing. Maybe it is just me. I had a bed of 50 Stella's once... it was pretty boring, in my opinion. I donated them all to an Arboretum. There is such a variety of heights, bloom types, and bloom times, that having a bed of different varieties makes the bloom season last longer, and also allows for mixing them with other perennials.
Feb 16, 2010 6:27 AM CST
|Jules gives good advice. Plus, you will not have a bunch of daylilies to keep until you move and have to haul all those daylilies when you move. You may wind up losing many of them over the winter. Most of the time, when something sounds almost too good to be true, it is. I think I may know the nursery that Joy is referring to. If that is the one, you should stay clear of it. Give yourself time to get settled in first and plan out your strategy once you know more about what is hardy that far north. That's my opinion.|
"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing"~~~David Bishop
Feb 16, 2010 7:04 AM CST
|Susan, are you planning to put in the beds yourself or have someone do the work for you? I ask because putting in new beds is WORK. I made two new ones last spring. I did all the work myself, fitting it in between the rest of my life. I planted over 400 daylilies. It took about two months to prepare the beds and then three weeks to plant everything.|
I am not trying to discourage you, just give you an idea of what is in store,in an effort to help you plan.
Feb 16, 2010 7:11 AM CST
|Yes, it is hard WORK. I put in a new one in the front of the house. My 18 yr old son is a great help. Being big and strong is a plus.|
Feb 16, 2010 7:29 AM CST
|Thanks everyone for the advice. I have done many landscapes and am a farmer with over 1 acre of vegetable gardens. I use walk behind 2 wheel tractors, tillers, not too mention on my knees weeding, harvesting, etc. So the work part does not bother me and I am aware of what is involved. The lily place is on my other laptop and I can't think of the name of it off the top of my head. I will post it later today. |
I am leaning toward waiting till I get to MA because of the replanting thing. I would rather just plant once.
Feb 16, 2010 7:46 AM CST
|Susan, glad you know what is in store for you. I did not and it was quite a shock. Waiting will probably make your life easier. It is difficult enough moving all your stuff and settling in, without having to worry about also moving plants.|
Good luck with everything. You have a cheering section! Do you have a name for your buisness yet?