Confessions of a Hemeroholic: Laughing with Tears in My Eyes! :D

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Confessions of a Hemeroholic

By fiwit
April 8, 2014

In the Daylily Forum, we tease each other about being addicted to Daylilies. While I'm confident that other gardeners feel the same way about their favorite plants, no other plant has really impacted my gardening life as much as these beauties we used to call "Ditch Lilies."

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Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
Daylilies Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Dog Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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chalyse
Apr 7, 2014 7:36 PM CST
Ahhhhyeeeee ... you _had_ to go and put those gorgeous daylily photos in your article, too, while you laid us all bare! Rolling on the floor laughing I ... will ... not ... click .... noooooo . . . .

*falls into ATP's delightful labyrinth with a gleeful weeeee......*

You got us where the heart is, Mary Lovey dubby bullseye! Group hug
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of old; seek what those of old sought. — Basho

Daylilies that thrive? click here! Thumbs up
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
Apr 7, 2014 7:39 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

I've said it before, and I'll say it again... my Hemeroholism is all the fault of @Calif_Sue. She kept loading new pics to the database, and I kept clicking them.... Whistling
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: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
Daylilies Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Dog Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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chalyse
Apr 7, 2014 7:55 PM CST
bless her diabolical heart! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing she keeps us all well "supplied' with fresh access to our "connections"! nodding
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of old; seek what those of old sought. — Basho

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Apr 7, 2014 8:58 PM CST
Fabulous article. Thumbs up
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
Apr 7, 2014 9:01 PM CST
Thanks, Rita! I consider you one of the "article queens," so your praise counts more. nodding
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: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Apr 7, 2014 9:27 PM CST
You write with such an interesting perspective. Like I said fabulous article. Thumbs up
Name: shirlee
southeast (Zone 6b)
Daylilies Garden Photography Hybridizer Butterflies Clematis Dragonflies
Pollen collector Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Composter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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mistyfog
Apr 7, 2014 9:50 PM CST
I agree Wonderful and very interesting read. Flows so well too. Good job.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Apr 7, 2014 10:00 PM CST

Plants Admin

Mary, Mary, Mary, I just posted pictures, what you did after that is not my fault! Hilarious! great article! : nodding Thumbs up
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
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Marilyn
Apr 7, 2014 10:45 PM CST
Wonderful article Mary! Thumbs up
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
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blue23rose
Apr 8, 2014 4:35 AM CST
Really enjoyed reading your article, Mary!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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
Apr 8, 2014 5:20 AM CST
Thanks, Shirlee, Sue, Marilyn & Vickie!

While Sue was definitely a catalyst, the fact that folks here at ATP are so darn nice & friendly and helpful and also in love with daylilies played a big, big part. nodding
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: Jill
Weatherby, Missouri (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Birds Pollen collector Plant and/or Seed Trader Farmer Daylilies
Irises Region: Missouri Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Dayjillymo
Apr 8, 2014 8:45 AM CST
Have to admit - you are describing me and many others with your article. Great job!
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
Apr 8, 2014 8:54 AM CST
That was my intent, Jill -- glad it worked! 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: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Dragonflies Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry
Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Sages Plant Identifier
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Bonehead
Apr 8, 2014 2:21 PM CST
Dare I say I only have three cultivars of daylillies... So far that bug has not bitten me, pretty as the pictures are. Thanks for your words of wisdom, warning, and humor. Great article.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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
Apr 8, 2014 3:55 PM CST
Bonehead said:Dare I say I only have three cultivars of daylillies... So far that bug has not bitten me, pretty as the pictures are. Thanks for your words of wisdom, warning, and humor. Great article.


The pictures are beautiful, aren't they? Lovey dubby For me, it was the bargain plants at the daylily societies that increased my collection so quickly. And @Casshigh lives just up the road a ways, and has an AHS Display Garden. I helped her out one day in spring 2012, and came home with 2 dozen new daylilies as a thank-you from them.
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: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Apr 8, 2014 4:50 PM CST
...and awaaayyyyyy she went! Hilarious! I tip my hat to you.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
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
Apr 8, 2014 5:42 PM CST
lovemyhouse said:...and awaaayyyyyy she went! Hilarious! I tip my hat to you.


pretty much! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Clematis Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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canadanna
Apr 8, 2014 9:17 PM CST
Loved your humorous article. It describes many "collectors"
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
Apr 9, 2014 6:54 AM CST
Thanks, Anna!
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
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: United States of America
Region: Wisconsin
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philljm
Apr 13, 2014 8:51 AM CST
Mary, loved your confession. I am always thrilled to discover that I am not alone, and the forum has allowed me to "expand my kink" without being embarrassed

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