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Apr 1, 2015 12:17 PM CST
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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First bloom:
JANE'S PINK AND BLUE (J. Trimmer, 2015)



Edited to show how it looked by mid-afternoon:
Betty
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Apr 1, 2015 3:29 PM CST
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Name: Jonathan Whitinger
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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I was going to ask if we were going to make a thread for the April blooms. My first daylily bloom will probably be open tomorrow.
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Apr 1, 2015 4:19 PM CST
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Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
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Nice pattern Betty! Thank you for starting an April bloom thread. Thumbs up
Been looking forward all winter to seeing images of your new daylilies blooming Jon.
We're still frozen, a few labels starting to poke through the snow and ice in the warmer spots of the garden, 17f this morning with snow in the forecast again for Saturday. Thumbs down It will be a few more months before we have blooms up here.
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Apr 1, 2015 5:08 PM CST
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Roses
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Thank you - it was a gift plant from the Trimmers, and I really like it. Can't wait to see your blooms, Jon! And I'm sorry you still have snow, Char.
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Apr 2, 2015 4:07 PM CST
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Name: Jonathan Whitinger
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Here it is:

Covetary ruffles
It only has a six inch space.

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Apr 3, 2015 3:10 AM CST
7A (Zone 7a)
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Betty, I was just wondering if your city is experiencing moderate or severe drought? Hoping your plants don't suffer and wishing lots of rain for Californians.
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Apr 3, 2015 8:00 AM CST
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Roses
Irises Daylilies Cat Lover Region: California Region: United States of America
We have severe drought all over the central valley, and the governor just announced a mandated 25% reduction in water usage. But we do have the Kern River here so we're not in an immediately horrible situation like those in the western half of the San Joaquin Valley. But I've already cut way back and have three good-sized beds designated for seedlings that last year I just turned off the water to, and I'm leaving them empty. We're going to only be able to water twice a week, and in our 100+ degree summer days no one thinks that will be enough.

I'm getting those saucers for all my pots that I have on tables, plus I'm going to stick pots between all the plants in my oriental garden and flower beds -- and heavy mulching! But if this drought continues I may just have to give up daylilies -- terrible thought, but a frighteningly real possibility now. I'm already at the point where I don't want to give up any of the 700 that I have, so I can't even imagine the tough decisions that probably lie ahead -- but they said last week that California only has enough water in reservoirs and the water table for one more year...

I sure wish they would think about building big water pipelines from the east to California so we could make use of all that extra water people back east have been getting!
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Apr 3, 2015 8:07 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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My sister and I were talking about that very thing Betty. We need water pipelines to help the drought stricken areas. There are many places that have more than enough water.
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Apr 3, 2015 9:47 AM CST
Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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Betty - Your first blooms are gorgeous! The drought situation is just heartbreaking. And the water rationing situation is going to be very tough.
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Apr 3, 2015 3:26 PM CST
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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Great first bloom Betty and Jon, still a few days away here and the first may be a seedling, which is normal for us. Hate the water problem, when we in the east usually have to much.
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Apr 3, 2015 6:23 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Beautiful blooms, Betty and Jon! Feels like real Spring to see daylily blooms! Thumbs up
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Apr 5, 2015 11:54 PM CST
Name: Freda/Blossom Gallop
Elizabeth City, NC 27909 (Zone 8b)
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Nice blooms, I wish mine were blooming already! We're still getting frosts at night. Confused
Thanks, Freda (Blossom)
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Apr 6, 2015 1:45 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Blossom,
I would think you would be more like a 7b zone where you are, I am in zone 8b and we have not had frost for a while now. Now daylily blooms yet, but I do have a few scapes.
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Apr 6, 2015 5:56 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Florida's east coast (Zone 9a)
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I had three blooms today, FFO's on Apple Blossom White and Dragonfly Dawn plus the third bloom on Bodacious Blues.

Apple Blossom White


Bodacious Blues
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Dragonfly Dawn
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Probably 80% of my 80 plants now have scapes. It's going to be lovely in about 3 weeks!!
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Apr 6, 2015 6:25 PM CST
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Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
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Very nice, pretty images of all three!
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Apr 6, 2015 6:26 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Arlene - Love those blooms! I have a real fondness for Dragonfly Dawn, though I don't actually have that daylily. But I do have some seedlings from it! Beautiful, beautiful! I am seeing scapes on maybe 10% of mine so far. My show for some reason doesn't go into full swing until May. I must have mostly mid-season bloomers!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Apr 6, 2015 7:38 PM CST
Name: Ashton & Terry
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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Wow, Dragonfly Dawn looks much better than mine! Hoping the pattern improves this year.
Or at least makes seedlings as nice Becky's.
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Apr 7, 2015 4:36 AM CST
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

Charter ATP Member Region: Gulf Coast I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Amaryllis Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Very nice Arlene, have lots of scapes here also.
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Apr 7, 2015 4:39 PM CST
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Roses
Irises Daylilies Cat Lover Region: California Region: United States of America
Beautiful!
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Apr 7, 2015 10:37 PM CST
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Arlene, I agree with everyone. Beautiful !
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