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

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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.

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Name: Bonnie L
Vancleave, MS (Zone 8b)
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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.
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Name: Mary
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Apr 12, 2014 7:45 PM CST
Thanks, Bonnie! Thumbs up
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