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Name: Mayo
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Mayo62
Jul 2, 2016 5:19 PM CST
haha! Curt Hanson deserves his own themed flower bed : DL's with the funniest names Hilarious!

Mayo
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Name: Dnd
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 2, 2016 6:07 PM CST
Seedfork said:Without even looking I feel sure Curt Hanson would have many cultivars to fit that theme.


I agree
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 18, 2016 11:51 AM CST
Just found another Star Trek themed daylily cultivar that I would never have thought to look up: Tholian Web

It's for sale at:
https://earthlytreasures.plant...
Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Sep 6, 2016 5:02 PM CST
Since I just started a new basically Daylily Garden Theme, I'm resurrecting this thread nodding nodding nodding And rather than type it all over again Blinking Blinking I copied and pasted it from my Garden Photos forum that shows gardens from before and after we moved.

The new theme is called my "Prayer Garden" (I know it's not original but it works Angel ) and the majority of the plants are daylilies of course, but there are other perennials there too - here goes:

So this is how things work at our house - Ginny wants a new flower garden - hubby hates gardening but LOVES motorized equipment so he uses his tractor loader (or whatever the heck it's called) to clear areas, load the bucket and bring mulch, haul the big rocks, etc. Ginny tells him where she wants things and does all of the planting, mulching, and everything else (unless it's something that's too big to handle which would include pretty much only large trees!!!) So yesterday I was ready for the mulch but I was still inside with my daughter and granddaughter telling them goodbye when I looked out the window and yelled NOOOOOOOOOOOOO (like he could hear me in the closed cab D'Oh! D'Oh! ) as he was dumping it in a place I didn't want it Grumbling Grumbling Grumbling Grumbling and parked the last bucket full with the bucket right over the plants I needed to put it around! Now I know from experience that if I grumble about it I'll be learning how to run the tractor and do it myself so I merely very nicely asked him to move the bucket off the plants and then proceeded to haul mulch around to where I really wanted it Sighing! Sighing! Sighing! You gotta love em! Hilarious! Hilarious!
These are the plants I have in the new Prayer Garden so far and will be adding more Whistling Whistling :

DAYLILIES:
Garden of Gethsemane
Blessed Art Thou
Seventy Times Seven
Ezekiel
Pray for Peace
Ledgewood's Christmas Angel
Eye on the Sparrow
Sunday gloves
But Now I See
Vatican City
Spiritual Corridor
All About Eve
King's Favor
Siloam Amazing Grace
Jewel in a Crown
Moses' Fire
Woman at the Well
Crimson Flood
Heavenly Flight of Angels
Heavenly Angel Ice
Francis of Assisi

Redbud Tree (Nothing spiritual other than it's a tree Rolling my eyes. )
Butterfly Bush (Black Night) - now I figure butterflies are good, and Black Night could be the evil part of the garden that the rest of the spiritual plants will overcome Thumbs up
Butterfly Milkweed (I remember the song Bullfrogs and Butterflies when the girls were little nodding nodding )
Dwarf Burning Bush
Invincibelle Spirit Hydrangea
Sunrise Sunset Shrub Rose (I figure this fits Smiling )
Coreopsis - Heaven's Gate
Burnet - Little Angel
Candytuft - Purity
Sedum - Purple Emperor
Red Creeping Thyme - lots of "time" in the Bible

IRIS:
Abbey Chant
Casting Crowns
Stairway to Heaven
Infinite Grace
Immortality

Coneflower:
Fragrant Angel
Harvest Moon (Matthew Saul)

Garden Phlox:
Blue Paradise
David
Pixie Miracle Grace

LILLIUM:
Angel Gabriel
Giraffe (think Noah's Ark Hilarious! Hilarious! )
3 Orienpets that have no spiritual meaning but love them! Garden Pleasure / Palazzo / Conca d' Or'

And I just remembered I ordered a peony "Eden's Perfume" and it will go there too!

Can't wait for everything to start blooming next year!!!
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Polymerous
Sep 6, 2016 5:22 PM CST
I have lots of daylilies, and many of them were bought at least in part for their name associations, but I have no name or theme themed beds. I have thought about what themed beds I would do, and there would be several of them, but the closest I come to a themed bed here is the Moon Garden. However, while there are white daylilies (and irises) in there, none of them have "Moon" anywhere in the name.

A few of the plants, not just daylilies, that were purchased or otherwise obtained (or wait-listed) this year for their name associations include:

Daylilies

'Conspiracy Theory' (that's for me, and I don't have it yet - I'm on a wait list)
'Stars My Destination' (for one of DH's favorite SF novels)

Irises

'Alien Mist' (partly for the bloom, partly for the SF theme)
'Poem of Love' (DH loves poetry, and we have one poem that is "ours")
'Purple People Eater' (SF theme; also a song on the radio when I was a kid)
'Sara's Beauty' (name of DD's friend)
'Telepathy' (SF theme, grabbed it from the club pile without a picture or description, solely for the name)

I don't usually buy plants only for their name, and ultimately, the plant has to look good and perform, or it's out of here - despite its name.

Someday, maybe, if we move, there might be themed beds. Shrug! In that event, it's looking like there's going to be more than one SF (or F & SF) bed. Hilarious!
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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Sep 6, 2016 9:09 PM CST
As long as you're having fun with it Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Frillylily
Sep 6, 2016 10:14 PM CST
My theme is LIVE.

well if it aint dead, enjoy it! Sticking tongue out
Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
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CaliFlowers
Sep 6, 2016 10:40 PM CST
cybersix said:I love the idea of themed beds!
Mayo, I'm with you on sci-fi, fantasy and cats/dogs! But would love something named after the big heroins in history, and another one for rock'n roll!


Here are a few possibles: China White, Mexican Brown, Brown Crystal, Big H, White Lady, Black Tar. There are probably more, but these are all I could remember.

Name: Mayo
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Mayo62
Sep 7, 2016 3:46 AM CST
CaliFlowers said:

Here are a few possibles: China White, Mexican Brown, Brown Crystal, Big H, White Lady, Black Tar. There are probably more, but these are all I could remember.


hahaha, very nice Ken, but I don't think Sabrina meant heroins to be drugs, but female heroes (heroines)! :rofl:
(We foreigners sometimes make very confusing mistakes when we write in english, sorry.. Smiling )

Mayo
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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Sep 7, 2016 6:41 AM CST
Frillylily said:My theme is LIVE.

well if it aint dead, enjoy it! Sticking tongue out


Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing 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: Sabrina
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cybersix
Sep 7, 2016 9:37 AM CST
Mayo62 said:

hahaha, very nice Ken, but I don't think Sabrina meant heroins to be drugs, but female heroes (heroines)! :rofl:
(We foreigners sometimes make very confusing mistakes when we write in english, sorry.. Smiling )

Mayo


D'Oh! D'Oh! D'Oh! D'Oh! D'Oh! D'Oh! D'Oh!
stupid me!
Sorry for my bad writing!
Sabrina, North Italy
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Name: Ken
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CaliFlowers
Sep 7, 2016 11:38 AM CST
Your english is very good, Sabrina. If you hadn't said that it's your second language, it would be difficult to tell. It's a tough language, particularly when it comes to spelling, with many rules and probably more exceptions. And, that particular mistake is common. I just tossed those references out there to see if anyone was paying attention. Smiling
Name: Sabrina
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cybersix
Sep 9, 2016 3:22 PM CST
Ken I wasn't pay attention to my post how could I pay attention to yours? Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Many thanks for your kind words about my english. I do the best I can! But sometimes it's not enough!

Nice to see someone gave such names to daylilies but I'd be afraid of hearing police sirens when a Mexican Brown gets delivered in my mailbox Whistling

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lovemyhouse
Sep 9, 2016 3:28 PM CST
Sabrina, English is one of the most challenging languages in the world to learn. I tutored many students whose first language was not English and have nothing but admiration for anyone who is multi-lingual. Smiling

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Some Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn:

1. The bandage was wound around the wound.
2. The farm was used to produce produce.
3. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4. We must polish the Polish furniture.
5. He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
8. A bass was painted on the head of a bass drum.
9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10. I did not object to the object.
11. The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12. There was a row amount the oarsmen about how to row.
13. They were too close to the door to close it.
14. The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15. A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17. The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18. After a number of injections my jaw got number.
19. Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
20. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
21. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Sep 9, 2016 3:47 PM CST
Debra Hilarious!
Thanks to you as well, being Italian and knowing (not so perfectly) English I would say that Italian is more complicated. We have feminine and masculine for articles, plurals often change letters, many many irregular verbs, many exceptions to rules and words that have several meanings too. I learned english by myself. Without studying it to say the truth. We study english at school but I didn't need those lessons. I always knew it in some way. I started listening to american rock groups when I was still child and wanted to know what the lyrics said so with a dictionary I started to translate everything. I know I'd need to learn it better and a good class to attend is one of my project!
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Polymerous
Sep 10, 2016 10:40 AM CST
That is very impressive, Sabrina, to learn a language all on your own! Thumbs up

I have to say, though, that having studied both Spanish and Russian, each of which has feminine and masculine genders (Russian has neutral (or is that "neuter" Confused ) also), that while that aspect of languages may be more complicated than in English, it is also somewhat logical. Or at least interesting. Hilarious! And it sometimes makes learning vocabulary easier; for example, instead of two widely different words such as "son" and "daughter", in Spanish they are "hijo" and "hija", the same word but with different gender endings. Ditto "amigo" and "amiga" and so on.
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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Sep 10, 2016 2:11 PM CST
Added Cradle of Bethlehem DL and Elijah Blue Fescue to the Prayer Garden today. Figured they were appropriate Angel Angel
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Polymerous
Sep 10, 2016 9:46 PM CST
"Prayer Garden"... I like the name - somewhat different from a "Faith" bed, as it suggests a site set aside for prayer. Lovely. (I have a few plants that I could put into a "Faith" bed, including some Narcissi.)
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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Sep 10, 2016 9:53 PM CST
Polymerous said:"Prayer Garden"... I like the name - somewhat different from a "Faith" bed, as it suggests a site set aside for prayer. Lovely. (I have a few plants that I could put into a "Faith" bed, including some Narcissi.)


I've been trying to find a narcissi for the Prayer Garden. Any suggestions? I'm still looking for my arbor with a bench too.
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Polymerous
Sep 10, 2016 10:13 PM CST
There are 'Faith' (you have to ignore that it was named for a woman named 'Faith'), and also 'Rapture'. (I'm not sure how well that second one would work, thematically, with your Prayer Garden, but I believe that it would not be misplaced in a (Christian) Faith Garden.) The colors and forms of these two are so disparate, though, that you'd have to put them at separate ends of the bed. Both of these are available from Scheepers https://www.johnscheepers.com/... .



Scheepers also used to carry 'Angel Eyes' (which is where I got mine from), which is a poeticus type, but the daffodils are smaller than I recall them being described as. You should be able to get them from White Flower Farm now. http://www.whiteflowerfarm.com...



'Angel Eyes' has persisted here in my CA Zone 9 garden for many years. 'Faith' has only been here a few years, and is in a bad (too damp) spot. I got too busy to plant out my 'Rapture' bulbs last year (and then I forgot all about them), so I guess I'll have to buy them again. *Blush*
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