Water Beds for Daylilies?!?!?!: water beds for daylilies

Views: 323, Replies: 1 » Jump to the end
Water Beds for Daylilies?!?!?!

By fiwit
April 11, 2014

Until fall 2013, the only water beds I'd ever heard of were for humans. Then Daylily hybridizer Lee Pickles described the water beds he made for his daylilies, and I knew I had to try it for myself.

[View the item] Give a thumbs up

Name: Bonnie L
Vancleave, MS (Zone 8b)
Bonnie's Bloomers
Daylilies
Image
bjlingel
Apr 12, 2014 6:47 PM CST
Yes, it works great for growing daylilies, not just for protection. Tommy Maddox in Biloxi, MS is the expert and his plants are great. One more tip: if the water level gets too high due to rain, the bed can get smelly in hot weather. Use some sort of overflow apparatus, like holes drilled at 3" level or a moveable section to drain some out. The pots will wick water up as they need it and you can add fertilizer as well. You can use it as a nursery for your seedlings and smaller plants to multiply and then put them out in the ground.
[Last edited by bjlingel - Apr 12, 2014 6:52 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #588493 (1)
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
Image
fiwit
Apr 12, 2014 7:45 PM CST
Thanks, Bonnie! 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...

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Water Beds for Daylilies?!?!?!
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Lilium 'Pink Perfection'"