Daylilies forum: What are your gardening resolutions this year?

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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
"Have no patience for bare ground"
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Jan 11, 2014 7:38 AM CST
Carmen, put me down with Doris and Cindy for sending you some of my extras!! Hang in there things will get better.
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Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Jan 11, 2014 8:34 AM CST
I am so sorry for you having to go through all of that; I know somewhat how you feel, not to your extent though. So PLEASE when you get to the point of doing your yard/garden do let me know also and I will gladly send you some daylilies.
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Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
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fiwit
Jan 11, 2014 10:32 AM CST
add me to the list of helper plants, although mine will be miniscule compared to what others can send you.

Never give up! Thumbs up
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
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fiwit
Jan 11, 2014 10:35 AM CST
Probably my only "gardening" resolution is weed control, and yard cleanup. But one thing I *insist* gets accomplished this year is recreating the path from the back gate to the back door.

It goes underwater every time it rains, as you can see from this picture. I bought the pavers to re-do it last spring, and then twisted my knee.
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Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
"Have no patience for bare ground"
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Jan 11, 2014 10:50 AM CST
Mary be careful this season. Can't afford for you to keep getting hurt. Hilarious!
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"Life as short as it is, is amazing, isn't it. MichaelBurton
"Be your best you". "Mikedon" on the LA.
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
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fiwit
Jan 11, 2014 10:52 AM CST
Hazelcrestmikeb said:Mary be careful this season. Can't afford for you to keep getting hurt. Hilarious!


Thumbs up

This year, I have a yard guy, and I might ask him if he's willing to do this little project before he gets busy in the spring.
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
"Have no patience for bare ground"
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Jan 11, 2014 12:00 PM CST
Mary, that's a very good idea. Leave the heavy lifting to the BIG boys. Rolling on the floor laughing
robinseeds.com
"Life as short as it is, is amazing, isn't it. MichaelBurton
"Be your best you". "Mikedon" on the LA.
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Jan 11, 2014 12:17 PM CST
Only problem is, he doesn't work for free Hilarious!
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Missouri (Zone 6a)
Frillylily
Jan 11, 2014 2:18 PM CST
Mary, I would think about how to raise the path just a tad bit so that when it rains your path won't be under water. Otherwise over time (maybe not long?) the rain will wash dirt into your path over your pavers. They could even grow algae on them and be slick, I had some do that. Maybe you could put some landscape timbers down and then fill it with chat or some other gravel? Possibly if the distance isn't too far you may even consider having a cement sidewalk poured, mixed in a wheelbarrow and doing sections at a time it may not be as pricey as you think and it would be done that way.
Missouri (Zone 6a)
Frillylily
Jan 11, 2014 2:20 PM CST
Michele, and Mike, thank you for offering to send me plants! I will take you up on sometime when I get a spot ready. I appreciate everyone's offers very much Smiling
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
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fiwit
Jan 11, 2014 2:27 PM CST
Frilly, I wasn't detailed in my post -- the plan is to raise it slightly and put an edge on one side to encourage the water to find a different route. Thumbs up
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Jan 11, 2014 6:29 PM CST
My goal is better record keeping. Sure I have goals to complete some garden projects and start others, but those will always be there. I call my yard a work in progress. But record keeping..... I started off really good a couple of years ago, but the last couple of years things have been so hectic ( and perhaps my gardens have gotten too big for me)




Name: Lisa
Grove City, Ohio (Zone 5b)
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mlt
Jan 15, 2014 6:36 PM CST
Frilly, count me in for plant donations, too. I have loads of daylilies and quite a few hosta.... let me know what you like when the time comes, OK????

My first goal this year is to get out there as early as possible and start weeding and mulching. I have a huge hillside "garden" filled with a few daylilies and evergreen shrubs and hundreds of thistles and other weeds that I HAVE to get under control this year!!

Lisa
Name: Amy
Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Growgirl
Jan 15, 2014 6:55 PM CST
Jan- I agree with you 100%. We are in the same boat :)
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jan 15, 2014 8:16 PM CST
Had an invasion of some kind of weedy grass take over even the mulched areas. Subfreezing temperatures haven't killed it off, but, fortunately, it is easy to pull up, so my resolution is to get out there with a kitchen fork every decent day from now on and start digging it out.
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
"Have no patience for bare ground"
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Jan 16, 2014 11:39 AM CST
Debra, the ace tool on the right would give you better leverage ( easier on the hands) and it has a sharp point.
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robinseeds.com
"Life as short as it is, is amazing, isn't it. MichaelBurton
"Be your best you". "Mikedon" on the LA.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Jan 16, 2014 12:39 PM CST
Thanks, Mike. Smiling
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jan 17, 2014 5:46 AM CST
To hybridize my own daylilies!!!!!

I collected some daylily seeds toward the end of the growing season last fall. I only know the pod parents. The seeds are still in the fridge and I am thinking about getting what I need to start the planting process. If I get 20% to grow, I will be happy Shrug!
Vickie
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Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Jan 17, 2014 7:02 AM CST
I actually started my gardening resolutions this pass fall, Kathleen and I decided to cut back drastically and break the habit of buying so many daylilies. For the last ten years I have been the one to decide what we were going to buy, because she could care less about what I'm doing out there. She does like some of the results because she still controls the financial end. I went from buying 4-5 collections to 1 and a few odds and ends I want to hybridize with. At this time every bed and box(except one box) is full of daylilies, (90% seedlings.) This fall 90% of those will be destroyed and will only plant two beds of baby seedlings(30% of available area).

We are also going to stop doing so many programs, just to much riding at this time in our lives.
Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Jan 17, 2014 7:36 AM CST
Already broke my resolutions! Crying LA seeds I have nowhere to plant (I do have a plan!) Ordered more plants and already sucked into a commitment that will take precious time away from my garden that NEEDS so much attention!

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