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This thread is in reply to a blog post by tugg entitled "Everyday Daylilies".
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Nov 29, 2015 7:37 PM CST

I enjoyed reading your post and can relate to everything you said. My excitement also comes from adding new daylilies to my gardens and I too am already patiently waiting for spring to arrive . It can't happen soon enough for me . Thanks for sharing your thoughts I hope to read more about your gardens and the plant that we both love .
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Jan 13, 2016 1:47 PM CST
Name: Mary
Kitchener , Canada (Zone 5b)
Garden with love.
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Hi Signet, so sorry I didn't see your blog post sooner: still learning to find my way around ! Thank-you for your kind words, Its lovely to find another Ontarian to talk to about daylilies. I look forward to reading all your posts. Thanks again,
Mary Thank You!
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Jan 13, 2016 2:37 PM CST

Hi Mary ! No Worries .....I am new here too so feeling my way around as well.....After 12 years on Garden Web trying something so different is a little intimidating but the people here seem very very nice and helpful and I am enjoying my time on ATP "meeting" new people .

I have been growing daylilies for about 10 years now . How long have you enjoyed these great plants? I only wish I had found them sooner . Digging would have been so much easier for a younger me LOL! . Even 10 years ago it was much much easier but I have been mesmerized by them I think . I practically eat , drink , sleep daylilies . But whatcha gonna do when you are addicted . I could be addicted to many other worse things .

Do you have a preference for the types of daylilies you like ? I am only now starting to add bagel varieties to my gardens . Previously I fell in love with the UF's and spiders. So my garden changes every year depending on what I add to them . I grow lots of other perennials too but because we get such nasty droughty weather down here near London Ontario daylilies became THE plant in my gardens . I couldn't water during the droughts ( well I did and ran the well dry on a number of occasions = my bad ) and daylilies survive so well during that time that daylilies are now my main focus and I now grow about 1000 named daylilies and about another 1000 seedlings at the moment .

I would love to see pics of your gardens if you ever have the time to show them . I pretty much work in isolation as there doesnt seem to be many daylily afficienados down this way .

Thanks for writing back

Heather aka Signet on ATP
Mar 7, 2016 3:04 AM CST
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Birds Region: United Kingdom Salvias Roses Organic Gardener Irises
Echinacea Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Canadian Garden Photography Butterflies
Hello Signet and tugg,

I've been delighted to see that there are some Canadians who are involved in ATP. I am starting a new but smaller garden with some of my favourite daylilies from before. I've ordered from B.C., Ontario, Nova Scotia and Quebec over the past 25 years but have to limit myself for lack of space. Very frustrating.

I must find out how to get some of my picasa photos uploaded.

Hello to you both.

HemNorth - Nora
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Mar 8, 2016 9:49 AM CST

Hi Nora , so nice to hear from you . Always a pleasure to add a new name to those of us who are addicted to daylilies......and yes for me it is truly an addiction. I am gardening just about the farthest south you can garden in Canada I am a zone 6a sometimes a 6b . We get lots of drought weather in the summer which is why I got bitten by the daylily bug in the first place. This plant seems to be able to survive just about anything .

I too have ordered from BC, Quebec , Nova Scotia , the USA and of course Ontario where I live. I have only been gardening for about 15 years total and about 10 years with daylilies ....I don't know why I hadn't heard of all the daylillies out there before that but at the inception of my gardening experience I only knew of orange and yellow daylilies some 1000 plus daylilies later I can truthfully say I haven't met a daylily I don't like .

I hope you do post some pics of your gardens I for one would love to see them .

Keep in touch ........we can gab about daylilies any time you want LOL! Welcome!
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Mar 9, 2016 12:29 AM CST
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Birds Region: United Kingdom Salvias Roses Organic Gardener Irises
Echinacea Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Canadian Garden Photography Butterflies
Thank you for your welcome message, Signet.
As I said, I'm just learning. Today I picked out two images of a 1978 Peck Daylily Sherry Fair and thought I was entering them to the database, but the Plant Database told me that that entry existed and I didn't find out how to put the photos in.

I have now realized that I don't know how to access my Picasa photos to be able to send them. I'll have to get my son to help me figure out the Picasa system. Sighing!
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