Daylilies forum: What are your gardening resolutions this year?

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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Jan 17, 2014 8:01 AM CST
Brian, you could always leave the seeds in pots to mature there and then plant them later. The LA is an addiction !
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Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Jan 17, 2014 5:27 PM CST
Mike, I could do that but I learned last year not to. My garden is 3 hours away from where I live and that leaves my father (83y.o.) to do the watering which he isn't up to anymore. Once in a while is ok but not regularly. I have some space for some of them but I know someone with a farm who will let me use some of his garden space for the rest. All I have to do is let him use the pollen of any of the seedlings when they bloom. (he too dabbles with daylily hybridizing).
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jan 18, 2014 7:59 AM CST
I just had a Brian in Ontario win one of my auctions. Was that you Brian??? I am Lighthousegal on LA.
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Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Jan 18, 2014 7:46 PM CST
Cindy, if it was 5 days ago then yes that's me. There are at least two other Brians in the ODS but I don't know if they buy from the LA.
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
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chalyse
Jan 18, 2014 10:17 PM CST
My resolution is to be more restrained and focused on desired hybrid crosses during the blooming season.

As soon as all the lovelies start popping out their pretty heads I go a little ga-ga ... so, if I'm not very organized and careful I get sloppy with tagging/recording crosses, and start crossing e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g with everything else, as I get pulled into their trance-inducing show (which means any seeds produced are not ones I'd want to keep, being unknown crosses and gazillions of unplanned pregnancies). And, in pursuit of the same, I need to keep trying to successfully get and use frozen, or maybe refrigerated, pollen so that planned crosses can happen between cultivars that bloom at separate times.

My head hurts already from the tug-of-war ... I know those amazing daylilies are going to bedazzle again, and in their sheer brevity, spin me around and get me too dizzy to do exactly what I set out to do! Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Jamie
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Jamieholcomb
Jan 19, 2014 6:54 AM CST
Hello All!

My resolution this year is to make space for my new additions. With all this cold weather I've spent some time online shopping - which can be dangerous - and have added some more beauties to my small but growing collection. I also want to donate my unnamed/unknown daylilies to friends and neighbors. Now that I've started collecting I feel frustrated that I don't know what their names are. That probably sounds silly, but it drives me nuts. My last resolution is to learn a little more about hybridizing. I think I would really enjoy it as a hobby, but I'm still learning. Smiling
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jan 19, 2014 9:00 AM CST
Not silly, Jamie. At first, I didn't notice or care if I had names for my daylilies, I just wanted all the pretties I could get. Now, I want to know what they are so I know if they are supposed to rebloom, how tall they are supposed to get, and so on. Especially as so many have similarities to others, I want to know which one I have.
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Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
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Jan 19, 2014 11:54 AM CST
lovemyhouse said:Not silly, Jamie. At first, I didn't notice or care if I had names for my daylilies, I just wanted all the pretties I could get. Now, I want to know what they are so I know if they are supposed to rebloom, how tall they are supposed to get, and so on. Especially as so many have similarities to others, I want to know which one I have.
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I agree Yep! I also want to get rid of the ones I bought at Lowes, since they're not true to the cultivar. Well, "get rid of" is too strong a phrase. I want to relocate them to a different area of the yard where my NOIDs belong. Thumbs up
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Jan 19, 2014 1:32 PM CST
Big Grin

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Was outside for a minute when the two neighborhood boys who always want work stopped by with their great-aunt. February 15 (if weather is acceptable), both boys will be here and will be set to digging up this who-knows-what-it-is-or-where-it-came-from grass out of the new memorial bed and the area next to it where the water meter is located. So, they will be helping me keep *my* resolution.
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Name: Jamie
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Jamieholcomb
Jan 19, 2014 5:44 PM CST
Well -- I'm certainly glad I'm not alone with my need for daylily ID's!
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Jan 19, 2014 5:49 PM CST
I agree Jamie.
And, when someone says to you "But do you like it and want to keep it anyway?" say "Yes, human".
The problem is that when you are young your life it is ruined by your parents. When you are older it is ruined by your children.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jan 20, 2014 7:55 AM CST
I also agree Jamie. Drives me nuts if I don't know their names.
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
"Have no patience for bare ground"
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Jan 21, 2014 8:06 AM CST
Jamie, if they had a name and the info was lost you could post pics on the ID help forum to see if we can help. It's worth a shot!!
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Missouri (Zone 6a)
Frillylily
Jan 21, 2014 12:13 PM CST
I agree, dl jeopardy lol bring it on!
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
(Lee Reinke X Rose F Kennedy) X Unk
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
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Gleni
Feb 4, 2014 11:43 PM CST
My new resolution (which I just made up now) is to get all the Stout Medal cultivars: to 2000. This is difficult, however, because they get carried away sometimes and give it to dormants.

So I have just ordered what I can get my hands on at the moment (= cheap). These are:

JT Davis
Lavender Blue Baby
Moonlit Masquerade
Ida's Magic
Elizabeth Salter.

I can get Skinwalker easily too but that dormant trait seems a bit set in stone and I cannot spot anyone saying it can act as a semi-evergreen. Any encouragement from the knowledgeable for me to try it? Does anyone get away with SW in southern Florida? I have got away with a few dormants so far - but am I being set up to be punished by the daylily god for my hubris?
The problem is that when you are young your life it is ruined by your parents. When you are older it is ruined by your children.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Feb 4, 2014 11:48 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Whistling
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Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
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Char
Feb 5, 2014 6:35 AM CST

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Glen, in some of his older catalogs Dan Hansen lists Skinwalker as a sev, so perhaps it does act as a semi-evergreen in southern climates ( Dan is in FL). Even though it is registered as a dormant, I found it not hardy here in my zone 4 garden after trying to grow it several times.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Feb 5, 2014 7:38 AM CST
I agree with Char. I would try Skinwalker in your climate. The first time I purchased it here in the north, it died. I purchased it again and I got a larger clump of it and that helped it carry through our winter. Have had that one now for about 3 years with no problems. But, I believe it does have some semi-evergreen genetics in it.
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
(Lee Reinke X Rose F Kennedy) X Unk
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
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Gleni
Feb 5, 2014 4:39 PM CST
Thanks Cindy and Char. I will order today.
The problem is that when you are young your life it is ruined by your parents. When you are older it is ruined by your children.
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
Feb 16, 2014 9:10 AM CST
lovemyhouse said: Big Grin

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Was outside for a minute when the two neighborhood boys who always want work stopped by with their great-aunt. February 15 (if weather is acceptable), both boys will be here and will be set to digging up this who-knows-what-it-is-or-where-it-came-from grass out of the new memorial bed and the area next to it where the water meter is located. So, they will be helping me keep *my* resolution.
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

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The boys showed up yesterday morning--20 minutes later, I fired one of them and sent him home. Happy to teach someone what I want done and how I want it done. How else will they know? But pay someone to play in the dirt with the worms and leaves and other stuff? Unh-uh. Especially after he had already worked for me once before and knew what was expected, and I had already told him twice yesterday morning that I expected work for the money. (To be fair, I did give him a little because he came.) So, I got down on the ground and pulled up grasses in the memorial bed with the other kid. Took the remainder of the alloted two hours, but I think we got 99.9% of it. Today, my back hurts, my hands are stiff, my legs are giving way, and my biceps are burning. Howsomeever, it is done and we discovered several plants under all the grass and Icemaggedon debris still green and happy. Which makes *me* happy.
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