Daylilies forum: Need a Support Group!

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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Sep 16, 2015 6:49 AM CST
It's sad also when you give a friend a lot of your daylilies and you really think they were appreciative and liked the plants, and then they move and take none of the daylilies with them. I saw this happen recently and the current owners of the home just mow them down every time they cut the grass.
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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
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bluegrassmom
Sep 16, 2015 7:47 AM CST
I can hardly stand it that a old bachlor bought my sister's place. So far he has had a gardener keep it mulched :(
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Name: Mayo
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Sep 16, 2015 1:58 PM CST
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Sep 16, 2015 3:01 PM CST
At least your old homes are lived in and maintained. My old home has been vacant for over a decade and more! I just can't imagine letting a home fall apart like that. A yard maybe, but a HOME ..... I can't wrap my mind around someone doing that. That is like flushing a large drum full of money down the toilet. The house will never sell. Whoever gets it will have to gut it and attempt to renovate it or more likely have to tear it down and rebuild. It won't happen. It won't. It would be too expensive to do that for the area it is in. It is in an older neighborhood now. No one would invest that kind of money. I just don't understand why an owner would allow that to happen. Maybe they have money and it is not an issue for them? Otherwise, I just don't understand doing that .... for the life of me ..... ?????

Oh well.

I love the home I am in now. No pool (we didn't want one), but a nice yard and a decent neighborhood. I hope to live here until the day I pass away. Thumbs up
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Name: Leslie
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Lalambchop1
Sep 18, 2015 7:32 PM CST
I too love to garden because I can be in the moment and not stressing over things. When we bought our SC house I made sure there was lots room for the DL. We had a clause in the sale of the FL house saying the daylilies weren't included! I'll bet it was the first time the realtor had had one of those. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 6, 2018 5:01 PM CST
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Name: Avedon
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Avedon
Apr 7, 2018 9:04 AM CST
Yep, I did the same thing, missed the date, but it's still relevant today, right?
Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Apr 9, 2018 6:14 PM CST
I just saw this - it is as far as I'm concerned Whistling Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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ShakespearesGarden
Apr 9, 2018 6:38 PM CST
HI, my name is Diana and I'm a hemeroholic.
It started so innocently- a few inexpensive varieties mass planted to give our field some color.
Then... I found this site... Five daylilies became 50 or in the fall of '16. Some very kind pushers, I mean gardeners, shared some daylilies. I bought some from Maryott's...

I thought I could stop Angel

In the spring I bought more... Over the summer, I bought more... Over the fall I was given more... I ended the year with around 150 varieties...

I thought I was done, thought I had enough, thought I could say "no..."

I was wrong... I am adding another 20 this spring. And, uh, my habit is enlarging itself now... The picture won't loa-pod, but I started about 50 seeds in February, and started another batch of around 100 over the weekend...

Support group? Intervention? Is there any hope for me?


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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Apr 9, 2018 8:17 PM CST
Nope, you are a lost cause, just like the rest of us Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Apr 9, 2018 8:18 PM CST
I agree I'll try to share my "downfall" tomorrow Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Apr 9, 2018 8:43 PM CST
I have more than 300 seedlings growing under lights this spring, I don't think I need to say more *Blush* Hilarious!
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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Apr 9, 2018 8:55 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! you guys are making me feel a whole lot better Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Apr 10, 2018 11:27 AM CST
Reading through this thread is interesting, even though it was started a few years ago.

My 20 seedlings are piddling compared to you guys Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Hemlady said:It's sad also when you give a friend a lot of your daylilies and you really think they were appreciative and liked the plants, and then they move and take none of the daylilies with them. I saw this happen recently and the current owners of the home just mow them down every time they cut the grass.


This happened to me twice in the last three years. I was so excited to share daylilies with people at work and two of them moved and didn't take any of the daylilies. I understood one of them, because she had to move from a home to an apartment and she moved before she even got to see them in bloom. But the other co-worker moved to a much larger place. I know moving is a huge undertaking just by itself, but I was still disappointed.

For the past 3-4 years, I've been saying I want to downsize, but every year there are new ones that I can get at the club meetings that I just can't pass up.


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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Apr 10, 2018 12:58 PM CST
First of all, Diana - no there is no hope for you Hilarious! Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Hi - My name is Ginny and I am either a Hemerolover or a Hemeroholic (interchangeable Whistling Whistling Hilarious! Hilarious! )

About 17-18 years ago after my DH and I had been married a couple years, I decided I hated his ex wife's landscaping (BORING!) and decided to "revamp" things a little Whistling Whistling Whistling I had a professional design my back foundation and border gardens and I did all the planting. Although I really liked the diversity of what he had on the plan, the ONLY daylily he had was Stella d' Oro and quite a few of them so I would get the "drifts of color" Sighing!

Then a couple years later after things started to really fill in, my gardening neighbor friend suggested I go to Wilson Gardens, the next town over, to see his Daylily garden and you could pick which ones you wanted and he would dig about 2-3 fans (sometimes more) for $5 each. As soon as I turned the corner to his daylily farm I was awestruck and fell in love Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

I came home with several grocery bags, 1 in each, and spread them throughout the landscaping according to the color they would bloom and what would be in the background. Then I had the brilliant idea of taking the grandchildren at the time over and they each got to pick out their own and come back and plant it and that started my "Grandchildren Garden".

The next spring when they bloomed I couldn't get enough Blinking Blinking I found out that they had 3 separate bloom times so I went early and again later and added more. Then I found some online and added a few more Whistling Whistling Whistling By the time we moved to the house we live in now I couldn't part with all of the babies I had accumulated, at first they went in specific "spots" in the landscaping, then I finally created a "daylily bed" so we wouldn't have to mow that corner nodding nodding nodding I split and brought with me I thought one of everything EXCEPT NO STELLA D' OROS! ( I think I missed a few somewhere in the process but after all, I brought a combination of over 300 perennials and daylilies to the new house) The new house had virtually NO landscaping except a few daylilies, hostas, and some odds and ends in front. And the daylily they had planted - STELLA!!!!! She immediately was removed and given away and I proceeded to put my daylilies in "holding gardens" until I could decide where to put them.

And then a couple years ago I was looking online and saw Bella Note and other hybrids Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling and couldn't resist (finding out later from NGA members the pictures were highly enhanced on some Glare Glare )

In the Spring of 2016 my mom passed away and I needed some answers to some gardening questions and found NGA. OMG - the beauties that kept showing up on the various daylily threads - I had NO idea there were so many pretty faces out there Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Hurray! Hurray!

In 2016 I then added about 50 new ones from various places online and as they bloomed I was absolutely in awe. I added a Prayer Garden with those in honor of my mom Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Sooooo I then expanded my existing gardens and added a few more gardens Whistling Whistling Whistling

I thought I could stop too Diana, but then in 2017 after seeing all of the beauties posted on NGA, visiting Lisa Klette and Susan Ridder in Kentucky and purchasing and being gifted several more, visiting LarryR's garden in Iowa to "pick up" some, then finding the LA (boy was that a mistake Whistling Whistling ), etc. etc., I added 162 more D'Oh! D'Oh! D'Oh! D'Oh! *Blush* *Blush*

It's just so easy to push the button to order, just looking and sitting in my chair Sighing! Sighing! And now I have 117 new ones coming this Spring and I just wasn't going to add more than about 20 or so Whistling Whistling D'Oh! D'Oh! D'Oh! D'Oh! But they're so PRETTY! I'm not going to order more - oh look at that one!! - and that one!! And now I found Blue Ridge Daylilies on Facebook Crying Crying D'Oh! D'Oh! Hurray! Hurray!

And then instead of discouraging me like my friends and family do, everyone on here enables - uh "encourages" me to buy more Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Shrug! Shrug! And so far I don't hybridize or have seedlings (other than what I have purchased from others) - YET Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

And I'm loving them all - my babies - and if DH suggests moving again I'll have to hit him over the head with a shovel while I'm adding one more daylily Whistling Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Apr 10, 2018 2:06 PM CST
Your last remark is too funny, Ginny! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Your story is very similar to mine. When we moved here in 1992, I moved quite a few plants from my previous perennial beds, but I don't think I moved any daylilies. I moved mainly irises, true lilies, and assorted perennials. The first year we were here, we dug the long south border, and I placed an iris order. The iris catalogue had a few pages of daylily and Siberian iris cultivars at the back. I ordered 4 daylilies and 4 Siberian irises to round our my iris order. I still have those four daylilies. They are Cape Cod, Darius, Red Fountain and Shadyside. I visited many nurseries in those days, as more beds were dug and our gardens grew .... and grew.

However, the turning point was visiting Whitehouse Perennials for their daylily Bloomfest. I discovered daylilies in all their glory, and I never looked back. I now have about 270 cultivars and 550 seedlings (oh my goodness!!!). I have purchased about 25 new cultivars for delivery this spring, so I have been fairly restrained. I started ordering by mail order fairly recently, prior to that I haunted any nurseries within easy driving distance.

I had never thought of hybridizing until I joined this group in 2015. I admired all of the seedlings being posted and thought that would be fun. I joined in August, and it was too late for me to hybridize that season, and Cindy (Hemlady) graciously sent me seeds for postage. I am hoping to see some of those bloom this season. In 2016, I hybridized and planted about 200 seedlings. This year, I have over 300 seedlings growing, some of my own seeds, and some from forum members (thank you, everyone!).

I am sometimes unhappy about not being able to easily bring in daylilies from the U.S., but other times I realize that it is the only thing that saves me from certain disaster Rolling on the floor laughing and the LA, that would be my road to ruin Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Apr 10, 2018 3:36 PM CST
Valerie - love the story - and you are smart not to go on the LA Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! I have learned quite quickly though after finding out that a lot of the pictures are "enhanced" to ALWAY check NGA to see what they look like on other gardens before actually purchasing. Then there are the times it looks so pretty in the enhanced picture and I just figure what the heck and take a chance Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Diana
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ShakespearesGarden
Apr 10, 2018 8:14 PM CST
Group hug bunch of funny and fabulous folk Hilarious!
I so appreciate the smiles and laughs shared on this forum *happy sigh*
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Name: Mike
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Apr 12, 2018 6:55 AM CST
Speaking of enhanced. I can't believe that sellers are still using the hybridizers Wedding Gown picture on a daylily that was registered in 2007. What does that tell you ?
We are all normal Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Don't let family, friends or strangers tell you otherwise. Hilarious!
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Name: Leslie
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Lalambchop1
Apr 12, 2018 7:23 AM CST
@ShakespearesGarden, @Legalily et al,
The only hope for you and your pocketbook (and possibly your marriage because of your pocketbook) is to hybridize. You'll get hundreds of new daylilies each year, ones no one has seen before and you can even register them and name them.
Leslie

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

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