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The Daylilies Week Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!

By dave
October 12, 2013

It's Daylilies Week (again!) and we're opening our exciting week with an equally exciting raffle. Break out your acorn purse because you're definitely going to want to participate in this raffle. Brace yourself for this goliath of a raffle.

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
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beckygardener
Oct 13, 2013 10:57 PM CST
This is an awesome raffle! A lot of terrific daylily prizes! And I must say that tink3472's prize of "Buddy's Pretty Laura" a new introduction is stunning!

Wow! There are so many great prizes!!!!

I love daylilies! All mine are hybrids grown from seed. (No registered names.) I received some seeds several years ago by two generous seed traders and I felt like I hit the jackpot because I grew some amazing blooms from those seeds. I have since cross-pollinated by hand my favorites and yet again got some really lovely hybrids. You just never know what you might get with hybrids!

When growing daylilies from seed here in Florida, they typically bloom the second year. So I don't have to wait long to find out what the blooms will look like. Some of mine are re-bloomers, too. I love daylilies because they survive in my yard, which I can't say about all of my in-ground planting attempts. (Florida soil is horrible!)

You can never have enough daylilies! Thumbs up

Sure wish someone had offered a packet or two of mixed daylily hybrid seeds in the prize mix as well.

I got my 2 tickets .... which is all I had. Fingers crossed! Acorn Acorn
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Oct 14, 2013 7:47 AM CST
Becky, You touch my heart! I have all kind of seeds if you need some more to add to your collection.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Oct 14, 2013 8:40 AM CST
Mike - I am sending you a Tree-Mail. Thank you for the very kind offer!!!!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Oct 14, 2013 11:13 AM CST
Mike - Thank you for the acorn!!!!! Acorn
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Oct 14, 2013 5:07 PM CST
Becky

What is the daylily variety that you have for your avatar?
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Oct 14, 2013 5:29 PM CST

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The raffle is now closed! 1,959 tickets were "sold" to 64 members. We'll hold the drawing tomorrow. Good luck everyone!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 14, 2013 6:12 PM CST
Wow, that's a lot of tickets. Good luck everyone. Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Oct 14, 2013 6:51 PM CST
Well, let's see ... if everyone got the same amount of tickets, that would be 30 tickets for each of the 64 entries. Seeing how I did not get nearly that many tickets, my guess is some folks were like me and only had limited tickets to buy, others got quite a lot of tickets! I look forward to the drawing tomorrow and the video with "little man"! Always a chucke to watch the winner announcements!

Marilyn - The species of daylily is called a "spider" daylily. As is all of my daylilies, it is a no name hybrid.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 14, 2013 7:04 PM CST
I'm learning so much about Daylilies this week from all the great articles and chatting with folks who grow them. I've learned that the reason the few Daylilies I've tried growing (like 'Final Touch' in my avatar photo) haven't done well is because they are not the evergreen type which are recommended for Florida.

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Oct 14, 2013 7:12 PM CST
Lin - I have grown seeds from a multitude of daylily crosses. The original seeds came from two different gardeners in different parts of the USA. Some do really well here for me and some don't. It's a process of trial and error. It is interesting though to see which ones thrive in the heat and long season of Florida and which ones die after a couple years never to be seen again. The ones that thrive are the ones that I selectively cross-pollinate by hand.

I have also wondered if seed grown plants adapt better than the plants (from a different growing environment than Florida)? Do seed grown daylilies have a better chance at long term survival even if they are not created for the heat, humidity, and sandy soil of Florida? I have always wondered about that. Many of my daylilies do seem to survive and thrive from seeds I've received from northern gardeners.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Oct 14, 2013 7:18 PM CST
Becky: Very interesting! My thinking is that seed grown plants would probably adapt better than plants that come from another part of the country with very different climate and growing conditions.
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Rabbit Keeper Birds Hummingbirder Salvias Xeriscape Organic Gardener
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Marilyn
Oct 14, 2013 9:14 PM CST
Thanks Becky! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
There's a place of quiet rest !
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Oct 15, 2013 5:40 AM CST
Becky you are welcome! Only sixty four participants with that many acorns. There are some rich gardeners out there. Rolling on the floor laughing I personally only have sixteen of those tickets. Drooling
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Oct 15, 2013 6:17 AM CST
Only three tickets here Rolling my eyes. spent what I had Acorn poor here Smiling
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 15, 2013 7:07 PM CST
I only 'bought' one ticket because I want to win the apron!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
There's a place of quiet rest !
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Oct 16, 2013 6:27 AM CST
There's always the next raffle, uhh! Sad
robinseeds.com
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Oct 16, 2013 4:50 PM CST
Or I could break out the sewing machine and make an apron - it was gonna be a gift for my daughter if I won.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

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