Daylilies forum: daylilies...it is an addiction!

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Frillylily
Sep 21, 2015 9:19 AM CST
Well AHS has three listed with the word Tornado in it. But alas none, named sinkhole lol nodding
Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Sep 21, 2015 10:59 AM CST
I wonder what causes an addiction to daylilies? Is it because there are just so darn many thousands of named cultivars? I can't figure out why I am addicted to daylilies instead of, oh, let's say roses. Or hostas, irises, or azaleas, or sempervivum. There are a lot of named cultivars of all of those.

And there are all kinds of other societies to belong to so it can't be because of just 'belonging' to a club. Coming home from a daylily club meeting with a couple more to plant just fuels the fire and the burning desire for next spring to arrive quickly so I can see them in bloom. But alas, every time the bloom season ends, and for me it is relatively short (like less than 12 weeks), I wonder why I wait so long for such a short time of joy.

Just Saturday, I dug out another patch of grass so I could add "just a few" more daylilies, sprayed the edge with roundup so the grass doesn't get too close to my new row, and hope that my husband doesn't notice until he mows lawn again, which will be in a few days, that he just lost another bit of real estate to some more daylilies.

Addiction? Guaranteed.
Vickie
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Mayo62
Sep 21, 2015 11:18 AM CST
blue23rose said:..... and hope that my husband doesn't notice until he mows lawn again, which will be in a few days, that he just lost another bit of real estate to some more daylilies.


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lovemyhouse
Sep 21, 2015 12:04 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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beckygardener
Sep 21, 2015 4:39 PM CST
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Vickie - Remind your husband that YOU are making his job easier by planting more garden area and removing grass so he has less to mow. You are thinking of HIM because you love him sooooooooo much! Whistling Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Thumbs up
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Frillylily
Sep 21, 2015 5:23 PM CST
Actually, if a tornado come through here and took some more trees down -I would have more room for dl. Hilarious! Alas dh will not let me take anymore real estate either... too many trees anyway... Plus I know I couldn't take care of any more. But the pull is so strong......... I made myself part with some this year so I could try new ones. My mom brought me some up from my old garden and I ordered some finally. Plus I joined the local dl club and wowie... they give me stuff, how can I say no to that? FREE? I can't say no to that... Rolling my eyes.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Sep 21, 2015 5:50 PM CST
Becky, he has been pretty good about it all, but I am curious what he will say next time he mows, lol! I doubt very much that he would believe me if I told him I was doing it for him Rolling on the floor laughing

Frillylily, I did the same thing. I totally got rid of 9 daylilies this year to make room for newer ones. Isn't it great when freebies are given to you? You just can't say no! I have gotten so many this year. I didn't think it was possible to add so many to my garden, but I found spots for them.
Vickie
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kidfishing
Sep 21, 2015 9:01 PM CST
I got a free DL Friday at our club meeting that one of the members remembered me mentioning on our spring local garden tour. Ashton bought one and if he had remembered to take money or a checkbook no telling how many he would have brought home since we had a plant auction. I am trying to slow down the purchases since we have about enough to make all shapes, colors and sizes of seedlings. Ashton thinks if sells one he can buy two. Or if he sells some sheep he can place a full order from a hybridizer. Not sure that all my work to teach the economics of business to my son for the past 10 years has paid off. Something about the daylily addiction for sure.

Terry
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Sep 21, 2015 9:18 PM CST
Terry - Your comment sure made me laugh when you wrote about daylily business economics and addiction! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I soooo understand. It is an addiction. Why exactly it is ... I don't know. Confused Confused Confused
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Name: Joy Wooldridge
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Joy
Sep 21, 2015 9:53 PM CST
blue23rose said:I wonder what causes an addiction to daylilies? Is it because there are just so darn many thousands of named cultivars? I can't figure out why I am addicted to daylilies instead of, oh, let's say roses. Or hostas, irises, or azaleas, or sempervivum. There are a lot of named cultivars of all of.


I have a lot of different plant addictions. Daylilies are my #1 addiction, But I'm also addicted to hostas, clematis, lilies, brugmansias and so many other perennial plants. In the spring, before the Daylilies bloom, I have lots of beautiful spring blooming plants to enjoy. Daylily season is a very exciting time for me. Like a kid waking up on Christmas morning, I go out each day excited to see all the fresh new Daylily blooms. For me, there's nothing quite like it. After the Daylilies are done for the year, I still have lots of other plants blooming. The oriental lilies, brugmansia and assorted other perennials continue showing off until first frost. My garden changes day by day, week to week. Always something beautiful to enjoy. I don't even get a chance to miss my daylilies blooming when I have so many blooms no matter what time it is in the growing season.
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Sep 22, 2015 4:48 AM CST
Joy, that is what I need to do... diversify more, lol! Right now, I have ageratum, beautyberry, winterberry, a few cosmos, 1 tithonia, and 1 zinnia blooming! Pretty much the rest of it is done, most of which is the daylilies. If I diversified more, I could have more blooming during spring and fall.

The first daylily I completely got rid of in my garden was Handsome Ross Carter. However, I gave it to my daughter, so I knew I could get it back if I wanted some. This summer, it has gotten easier to get rid of some of the daylilies that I found I just didn't like as much, but I still have more than I started out at the beginning of the year!
Vickie
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touchofsky
Sep 22, 2015 7:56 AM CST
The perennials putting on a late show in my garden are sedums, roses (especially Morden's Blush), rudbeckia, Japanese anemone, and the huge bottle brush flowers of actaea (formerly cimicifuga). There is also colour left on the phlox, and echinacea, too.
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Name: Ashton & Terry
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kidfishing
Sep 22, 2015 8:55 PM CST
We like everything with flowers. We grow shrubs and trees like crepe myrtles, vitex or chaste trees, and desert willows. We also grow a few roses but over past years have had to eliminate almost all due to rose rosette disease. The lantana grows like crazy here and will spread 8 feet and grow 6 foot tall and bloom until frost. We still have a couple of reblooming daylilies. Sage and salvia grow well and bloom all summer. Still we have a few thousand daylilies and a few hundered other plants.
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Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Sep 24, 2015 5:35 AM CST
Hello, my name is Stan and I'm an addict, but my mother is the enabler... Rolling on the floor laughing

It seems the other day, she was chatting with the local grower we usually buy from. She found out the lady is down sizing due to arthritis in her hands. So, a lot of her older daylily's need a new home. The enabler (aka. Mother) told her that I would take all she was getting rid of. She only has some 1100+ CVs. Of course I said yes. Whistling

Stan
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Sep 24, 2015 5:55 AM CST
Wow! What a windfall! Hope you have lots of room Big Grin
Vickie
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Sep 24, 2015 7:50 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Of course you did! We would be coming after you with meds and a therapist if you hadn't! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Sep 24, 2015 2:18 PM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Whistling Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Leslie
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Lalambchop1
Sep 24, 2015 3:44 PM CST
Way to go, Stan! I'm having a hard time not bidding on some on the Lily Auction AND I've printed out an order for Maryott's three times and then was able to tear them up rather than send them. I'll be glad when the 30th gets here and they're not shipping anymore.
Leslie

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Mayo62
Sep 24, 2015 4:49 PM CST
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bluegrassmom
Sep 24, 2015 6:06 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Good for you Leslie. I made out one and then didn't send it. I caved and did send in one to another lady.

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