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Daylilies in My Living Room

By profesora
April 10, 2014

Plants in the house soothe my soul, caress the air, blend color and texture naturally, and rescue me from deep depression. Dark dreary days contribute to depression, but plants and blooms counteract those days. I know that it is not this simple, but it helps.

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Name: shirlee
southeast (Zone 6b)
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Apr 9, 2014 9:11 PM CST
Profesora, your experiment with daylilies took enormous intestinal fortitude as
did your seven weeks of daily radiation treatments. Both of which are wonderfully
successful. I am so glad you found a way to subdue the side effects of radiation
while working so intensely toward your goals with plants. The blooms are so
beautiful, and to see them during the winter is a great idea for lifting the spirit.
Happy thoughts and persistence by whatever means available to us can often
get us through some really difficult times. You have proved that very well, and
graciously shared the journey.

No doubt many of us have entertained the thought of keeping treasured plants
inside during the winter. I know I have. You have crossed the precipice of unknowns,
and come out on the other side with very useful knowledge and experience for
yourself and others. I tip my hat to you.

Thank you so much for sharing this knowledge which I wish to try as well following
your instructions.

Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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Apr 10, 2014 4:30 AM CST
Thanks so much for sharing your experience. I was really glad to hear that these daylilies were in front of a west facing window, since I have only a north facing window to put plants in front of.

It must have been wonderful to see the blooms in winter. Seeing a bloom during a winter as bad as this last one can really brighten up a day.
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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Apr 10, 2014 2:02 PM CST
I appreciate you sharing this hard time in your life and the help and comfort that growing things brings during those times. It is an encouragement to those who are struggling with depression for whatever reason. I hope the radiation was successful and that your body and spirit are healing. Group hug
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Apr 11, 2014 3:59 AM CST
Gerry, an excellent article. it has been a pleasure following your posts as they flowered. My garden is so important to me too as a chronic depressant.
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