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Oct 16, 2015 12:19 PM CST
|Larry, I was gifted those two this year as well from the same person and mine look very similar. They have recovered rather nicely. I also divided BW and both division have multiplied with extra fan(s).
These were taken back a few weeks ago.
The Labels were printed and replaced so the not so appealing hand written ones are no more. Cant wait to see them bloom next year.
Oct 16, 2015 1:56 PM CST
|Stan, your plants look great. Do you keep them in the pots, or do you plan on putting them in the ground later?
I am stuck for the time being with my hand written labels, what type of system do you use to label them, can you show me some examples of what they look like?
Oct 17, 2015 3:24 PM CST
I'll show you a couple of updated pictures in a minute but first to answer your questions.
There were a few that I kept in pots since last fall. They over wintered fine and I just added a hand ful of alfalfa pellets and a basic 10-10-10 Fertilizer to them in the spring and again the last few weeks. I have since potted all of mine in preparations for an upcoming move to a new home. That said, I plan to fit them into my new landscape plan, out of pots. I only have some, 75 potted of 60+ individual cvs. As for the labels,
I purchased my labels from a company called Paw-Paw in MI. The were purchased online and the come with a waterproof label that has to be printed using a laser printer. I have one so no problem there. The labels were designed using a simple Microsoft Word label layout using Avery 5026 margins.
The first labels printed lasted about a year in direct sunlight but the laser toner adhered to the labels began to dissipate. Recently I decided to spray them with a gloss clear spray and they seem as if they will last for another season.
Here are the pictures as mentioned.
I plan to start my own Blog starting in the Spring with all the transformations of my new home and gardens. Thanks for inquiring about the labels and I'm happy to share.
Oct 17, 2015 4:34 PM CST
|Here are a few of my pots, sitting around...|
I've only started collecting now my second full year... So I'm not a full blow addict, Yet
Oct 18, 2015 7:30 AM CST
|Stan, your plants look great. I know you must be excited about the new move. I was hoping the labels would last at least three years, if not more. I also bought my plant markers from Paw Paw's, just didn't get the labels.|
Well, I don't consider myself addicted at all, but this is my third year to purchase named daylilies and I have collected way more than I thought I would ever have.
Oct 18, 2015 1:30 PM CST
| Thanks Larry! |
I have dated some of my newer printed labels on the back of the marker. I used a sharpie, so I can track exactly how long the printed and clear coated ones will last in the weather and sunlight light. I did notice that those that didn't catch sunlight directly lasted a bit longer. But, that's a hard thing to do considering the light requirements for Daylily's. I suppose you could hide the marker with the foliage.
I will keep you posted on how those new ones do...
My misses, cringes every time I mention the word daylily!
I want everyone I see...
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