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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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Apr 7, 2014 7:36 PM CST
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
Container Gardener Daylilies Dog Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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
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Apr 7, 2014 7:39 PM CST
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
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...
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Apr 7, 2014 7:55 PM CST
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
Container Gardener Daylilies Dog Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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

Daylilies that thrive? click here! Thumbs up
Last edited by chalyse Apr 7, 2014 7:59 PM Icon for preview
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Apr 7, 2014 8:58 PM CST
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
Fabulous article. Thumbs up
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Apr 7, 2014 9:01 PM CST
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
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...
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Apr 7, 2014 9:27 PM CST
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
You write with such an interesting perspective. Like I said fabulous article. Thumbs up
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Apr 7, 2014 9:50 PM CST
Name: shirlee
southeast (Zone 6b)
Daylilies Hybridizer Seed Starter Pollen collector Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 1
Butterflies Birds Dragonflies Canning and food preservation Herbs Vegetable Grower
I agree Wonderful and very interesting read. Flows so well too. Good job.
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Apr 7, 2014 10:00 PM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Plant Database Moderator Region: California Cottage Gardener Garden Photography Roses Clematis
Houseplants Foliage Fan Keeper of Poultry Dog Lover Birds Hummingbirder
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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Apr 7, 2014 10:45 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the Best Medicine!
Region: United States of America Rabbit Keeper Hummingbirder Salvias Charter ATP Member Birds
Echinacea Butterflies Tender Perennials Bee Lover Container Gardener Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Wonderful article Mary! Thumbs up
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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Apr 8, 2014 4:35 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
Really enjoyed reading your article, Mary!
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Apr 8, 2014 5:20 AM CST
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
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...
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Apr 8, 2014 8:45 AM CST
Name: Jill
Weatherby, Missouri (Zone 5a)
Birds Charter ATP Member Daylilies Farmer Irises Region: Missouri
Pollen collector Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plant and/or Seed Trader
Have to admit - you are describing me and many others with your article. Great job!
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Apr 8, 2014 8:54 AM CST
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
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...
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Apr 8, 2014 2:21 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
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.
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Apr 8, 2014 3:55 PM CST
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
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...
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Apr 8, 2014 4:50 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
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Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
...and awaaayyyyyy she went! Hilarious! I tip my hat to you.
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Apr 8, 2014 5:42 PM CST
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
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...
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Apr 8, 2014 9:17 PM CST
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Clematis I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
Loved your humorous article. It describes many "collectors"
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Apr 9, 2014 6:54 AM CST
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
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...
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Apr 13, 2014 8:51 AM CST
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
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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