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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Sep 14, 2015 2:10 PM CST
Me, too! I am jealous!

I hope from here on out .... everything comes up daylilies for you over there in the Netherlands! Group hug Thumbs up Smiling
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
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cybersix
Sep 14, 2015 2:17 PM CST
Woohhooooooo congratulations for the lease! I was looking for something like that in my town, but the only thing I found is to adopt for free the little flowerbeds along the streets, but not in my town. I will stop with my 8 seeds for now, and I'm hoping to buy a new house soon!
Sabrina, North Italy
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Sep 14, 2015 2:31 PM CST
lottabeds13 said:I am new to this site, and was up half the night reading!
I am running out of garden space, with so many daylilies, they are SO BEAUTIFUL and
diverse. would love to hear from other DL addicted gardeners ....what do you do when running out of garden space, but just HAVE to have more? there is just about no more lawn left in our back yard...I need suggestions, any ideas are welcomed!


Pots. I use lots and lots of pots. Big Grin
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Sep 14, 2015 6:32 PM CST
Mayo62 said:hi lottabeds13,

you are not the only DL addict on the ATP forum! Welcome!

Just read http://garden.org/thread/go/40... and you'll feel a lot better Hilarious!

Not having enough land is a common problem as well..
Even for people who have several acres! Rolling on the floor laughing
Buying a house with more land is an option, like Natalie said
Or, if you live in The Netherlands like me, you can lease a garden plot ('volkstuin') Thumbs up Thumbs up



Mayo


I'm glad you quoted that because I was racking my brain trying to remember where we all just talked about this. Big Grin
Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
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kssmith
Sep 14, 2015 6:34 PM CST
Sabrina, i hope you get the house you want with room for BIG flower beds. Keep us posted and let us know when its about to happen. Thumbs up
SO MANY DAYLILYS, SO LITTLE LAND
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
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cybersix
Sep 14, 2015 11:52 PM CST
kssmith said:Sabrina, i hope you get the house you want with room for BIG flower beds. Keep us posted and let us know when its about to happen. Thumbs up


Thank you, but I'm afraid it will take at least two years, so for now I'll stay with my 25 plants... and 8 seeds... I already have a plan to free some space but not much!
Sabrina, North Italy
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Name: Hilary Picton
Dousland, Devon UK (Zone 9a)
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Halfprice
Sep 17, 2015 11:02 AM CST
Welcome! Lottabeds13. I am an addict! As yet I have not found a rehab here in UK, do you have them in US? Sounds like someone could make a lot of money out of starting one!

Seriously, while bank balance, available space and the dh watching for the postman are putting a damper on expanding my collection of daylilies I still manage to fill more pots every year and have "borrowed" part of a neighbour's veggie patch for my seedlings. I am going to have to be more ruthless with plants that haven't performed well though with the wet and cool weather we've had this "summer" not many did well at all.

I'll have to continue drooling over all your wonderful pics and hope we get a better summer next year.
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Sep 17, 2015 11:44 AM CST
Welcome! Lottabeds13. You won't get any cures here; we are all enablers!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Sep 17, 2015 12:15 PM CST
I agree What Angie said. Big Grin
Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
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kssmith
Sep 17, 2015 4:31 PM CST
I only worked at the farm 2 hours last Saturday but brought home Love Over Gold and Shores Of Time. On the way out she was filling an online order and gave me a start of Miss Piggy's Feather Boa, one of her registered cultivars from a year or so ago.
I got all the grass cleared from the new bed addition and i have peat moss but need to get some bags of composted cow manure. I will carve out some more clay and get rid of it before i till these things in. Will give me room for 12 more or so and get some crowded ones out of the main bed.
SO MANY DAYLILYS, SO LITTLE LAND
Name: lottabeds13
blooming grove, NY (Zone 6a)
I have an appointment with spring!
lottabeds13
Sep 17, 2015 5:39 PM CST
Hi, addicts, with all of your company, and all of the DLs as yet not planted.....I don't want to be cured.
I have been scrolling thru my yard pictures, and I note that this year, my DLs were not as floriferous as last year.
Weather conditions? I don't know. Just had the last bloom of them all today, from Dainty Eyes. nodding Hurray!
This is the first year that Paper Butterfly hasn't kept pushing up blooms throughout the whole summer, right thru Sept into Oct.
Same with some other rebloomers, like Miss Tinkerbell. They, and many others that are mature, had a shorter blooming period. Aside from adding compost, and adding espoma for flowering plants in early next spring, any opinions, or suggestions?
PS...this website will help me survive the dormant season...will live vicariously thru the other zones!
Name: lottabeds13
blooming grove, NY (Zone 6a)
I have an appointment with spring!
lottabeds13
Sep 17, 2015 5:57 PM CST
After so many years of gardening, I am still in complete, absolute awe over what comes out of a seed. It doesn't get old.
Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
Windswept Farm & Gardens
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kidfishing
Sep 17, 2015 9:08 PM CST
I can't explain the daylilies and flowering. We had our normal annual rainfall amount by July. The DL's love more water than they normally get around here. We have two gardens with a fence between. Our yard garden and then the garden that was a pasture a few years ago. Most DL's in the yard garden are registered cultivars and most of the others are seedlings. Our registered daylilies just don't perform like our seedlings. I don't know why that is. Even mixed in the same beds, the seedlings have more buds and longer bloom season. I also lost some of my most prized registered DL's. I lost Texas Kaleidoscope and Cosmic Kaleidoscope. Fortunately, I got a thousand or two thousand seeds from their pollen before they died. We are moving plants around in all the beds to see if we can figure anything out. Several of my mini's that I really wanted to use for hybridizing did not bloom this year. Little Blue Angel, Gizmo, Star Child and others did not bloom. It was a great growing year, just not for all the DL's.
Terry
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Sep 17, 2015 9:15 PM CST
That is interesting. I sometimes think that seed raised seedlings do better because they were "raised" in my climate and adjusted better. Whereas new daylily plants often come from a different zone, climate, growing conditions, etc. and go into transplant shock and sometimes even pout for a few years until they either get over it or die. Most of mine have done well, but the dormants rarely do well. So my issue is not named and registered daylilies, it's cold hardy dormant daylilies. They probably don't get enough dormancy here to do well in my garden/yard.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Sep 17, 2015 9:16 PM CST
That is interesting. I sometimes think that seed raised seedlings do better because they were "raised" in my climate and adjusted better. Whereas new daylily plants often come from a different zone, climate, growing conditions, etc. and go into transplant shock and sometimes even pout for a few years until they either get over it or die. Most of mine have done well, but the dormants rarely do well. So my issue is not named and registered daylilies, it's cold hardy dormant daylilies. They probably don't get enough dormancy here to do well in my garden/yard.

Also, maybe your pasture field is better fertilized by the farm animals than the garden area nearest the house?
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
Windswept Farm & Gardens
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kidfishing
Sep 17, 2015 9:37 PM CST
Maybe not a funny thing but to add to it, our yard garden is kept clean of weeds and grass while the other beds are a mess. Unfortunately our seedling beds are growing bermuda grass, crab grass, and weeds. I make the joke that our seedling are so much taller than our registered daylilies because that is the only way they show up over the grass and weeds. I work so many hours on the job and have so much going on around here that we don't keep up with it all. We do it anyhow and are not slowing down, I filled out a form for our club when encouraged to submit for a 2017 regional tour or display garden and one question said rate your garden for clean neat and weed free on a 1-5 scale. I put -2, that is negative 2, but may have been generous with that rating.
Terry
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Sep 17, 2015 10:09 PM CST
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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Sep 18, 2015 4:28 AM CST
I'm sure there is a lot to keep up with, Terry. I certainly couldn't do it! I bet you don't get turned down as a tour garden though Big Grin
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Sep 18, 2015 9:05 AM CST
If I see a 'perfect' garden, it makes me feel a teeeensy bit inadequate. Big Grin
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Sep 18, 2015 9:37 AM CST
Debra, that is true!!! I had an open house this past year for the club and even it was just one week too early for the dl's, I felt that my place could have been spruced up a bit.
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown

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