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Apr 18, 2010 1:20 PM CST
|It is only mid April and I am already anxious for my spring orders to start to arrive. I didn't order anywhere near as much as I do most years but I still ordered more than I should have. But no problem, I had a plan. |
I have laid out my planting space and all I will have to do is dig and plant. The really hard part, at least here, is having enough space and knowing where they are going.
I am so organised that I even wrote to two of my shippers and told them I was ready for daylilies to be shipped anytime now.
Apr 19, 2010 7:51 AM CST
|Way to go Rita!|
Apr 19, 2010 10:12 AM CST
|I just have to laugh at myself because I really want these daylilies to ship. That way they can get planted and I can be done with it.|
I did hear back from the two shippers I wrote. One is shipping today and one is shipping next Monday. So the orders have officially started.
The funny thing is that while the spots and placing have been laid out for that new garden area, what goes were is totally up in the air. It will depend on what arrives first as to what goes were as I am working from front to back. Of course, I have to pay attention to height when I choose a spot for each.
Apr 19, 2010 6:01 PM CST
|Heck, got another e-mail of a daylily order shipped today. Guess they are going to be coming in fast from now on. They couldn't ship one of the ones I ordered (Lily Auction wins) so are giving me a refund check for more than I paid and a double bonus.|
Apr 21, 2010 12:49 PM CST
|Three boxes of daylilies showed up today in the mail. My order froim Phil Korth and my order from Karol Emmerich. I only ordered one from Karol, MOUNT ARARAT but she graciously gave me another of her 2010 intros, STAR OF THE NORTH as a bonus. She really nailed it on that bonus too as it was one I was thinking I should have ordered. |
Then I got a batch from a Lily Auction seller and they are just lovely little clumps.
I put them all to soak as my order of Echinaceas from McGlauflin's Perennials also arrived and I am going to have to plant them first. Plus I have all these flates of Violas and Marigolds to plant that I bought at the nursery yesterday.
Going to be busy for the next few days.
Apr 22, 2010 4:14 PM CST
|Two more BIG boxes of daylilies showed up today. Yikes. I was not expecting these until next week. Oh well, just going to keep me busy. |
Apr 23, 2010 3:50 PM CST
|My daylies from Paul Owen arrived today. I only bought two, Feeling Frisky and Friends with Benefits. He graciously gave me two more of the 2010 intros, Shutterbug and Threshold of a Dream as bonus plants. All of them are great looking nice fat thick fans in mini clumps. |
I already have Feeling Frisky and Friends with Benefits planted. Have to think on which spots for the other two.
My Agastache (Hummingbird Mint) from High Country Gardens was just delivered by the UPS guy so I have to go now to unpack them.
Apr 24, 2010 6:28 AM CST
|And I was SO ready to dig orders this weekend. And then the rains came..... looks like I will be behind in shipping again this year due to the weather. But I am NOT complaining- rain in western Kansas is ALWAYS welcome!|
Apr 24, 2010 9:37 AM CST
|Well, I KNOW you send fantastic daylilies, Robin, having ordered from you last year. I remember that was after a hail storm so rain doesn't sound too bad LOL!|
Apr 24, 2010 10:58 AM CST
|This time I was lucky! There was hail with this storm, but it was small and hit here in town and not at the garden. Tornados all around too, but again not at the garden. Looks like more storms may be popping up over the next several days. I love the excitement of thunderstorms, but I hate the damage that occurs. Especially when trees get torn up or blown over. It takes a long time to get any size on tree here that it very sad to see one die.|
Apr 25, 2010 7:14 AM CST
|We're getting lots of rain here also. I took all my daylilies out of the greenhouse on Thursday in anticipation of the rain. Now nature can water them for me instead of my standing there with a hose watering every pot. Now I have lots of room in there. I can start my nursery shopping and put annuals and veggie plants in there to give them a head start before they go outside. I transplant them into larger pots and fill up my patio containers. We can still get some nasty weather here in May. I keep my annuals in there until after Memorial Day. They really appreciate the protection.|