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Jun 9, 2016 1:44 AM CST
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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
Garden Photography Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Europe Lilies Garden Ideas: Level 1
Hi everyone, as some of you may know we're having a horrible june. Lots of rain, sometimes really heavy. Temperatures don't get above 70 F, and if it happens it's only for a couple of hour before a thunderstorm will hit. At night we're still around 60F if not less.
Blooming is slow, I see the blooms opne a bit but can't open well.
What you see in the picture I say it's because of rain and poor sun. This is Frank Smith. It's a bright orange, but look at how the bud is.
But it's really because of the rain or could be there another problem? I ask to you experts, because I don't want to overlook something.

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This is one of the past year blooms:

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As I'm writing the sky is turning dark again.. another thunderstorm it's on our way. Sighing!
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallis.info
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Jun 9, 2016 5:05 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
I would chalk it up to all the rain.

Such a shame that you can't enjoy the blooms without the problems. I've always admired pictures of H. Frank Smith. Maybe the rains will start to ebb soon Group hug
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Jun 9, 2016 10:33 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
Garden Photography Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Europe Lilies Garden Ideas: Level 1
Thank you Vickie.
The sad thing is that it's raining like november rain. I'd tolerate some quick thunderstorm during day, but the sky is dark, is cold and it rains a lot.
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallis.info
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Jun 9, 2016 11:37 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
Just reading about how it is there makes me want to curl up on the couch with a good book and a blanket. Group hug
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Jun 9, 2016 12:36 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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I think the cloudy cool weather is as much responsible as the actual rain. I had some do that when there was a stretch of cool weather after a warm spell.
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Jun 10, 2016 12:48 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
Garden Photography Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Europe Lilies Garden Ideas: Level 1
We had really good days before of 27 may, then the weather changed, so all the buds are going to get ruined. I had to take off a half open bloom with mold in it.
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallis.info
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Jun 10, 2016 11:17 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
Sad It makes me sick just reading about all your blooms being ruined.

And I was upset because my husband went around with a spreader full of grub control granules chemical yesterday Angry It got into all my beautiful opened daylilies. Even though most of the pictures I took yesterday were just for FFO records, it was still frustrating to get home from work to find them all ruined. But hopefully, today's blooms will be good.
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Jun 13, 2016 4:15 AM CST
Name: Cheryl
Western WA (Zone 8b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Daylilies Dog Lover Hummingbirder Region: Pacific Northwest
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I Have the same problem with a lot of mine, our weather was way above normal in late winter and early spring, since then, it's been alternating between being hot for a few days then cold the next few days. Poor buds have to be confused.
One of my seedlings has 4 scapes, 3 scapes of buds all ruined.
Every plant has this issue. It can't be thrips or mites because I use diatomaceous earth and or spray neem oil in the late evenings.
A True gardener will purchase a thousand plants before thinking of where to put them :P
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Jun 13, 2016 4:32 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
Garden Photography Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Europe Lilies Garden Ideas: Level 1
Thanks everyone. It's so sad that this crazy weather ruins our blooms!

Vickie, so how did you find the blooms? Were they good?
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallis.info
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Jun 13, 2016 7:35 PM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
They were good! I was pleasantly surprised.
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Jun 13, 2016 9:29 PM CST
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
Cactus and Succulents Cat Lover Daylilies Irises Lilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Roses Sempervivums Region: Texas
I'm so sorry about your bloom Sabrina...our weather actually mimicked yours for almost all Spring, we finally have some Sunshine and now it's getting warmer pretty quick...This week-end we have rains again..hopefully not for long... I hope you will have some Sunny day soon too...
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Jun 14, 2016 12:16 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
Garden Photography Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Europe Lilies Garden Ideas: Level 1
It should be a bit better from friday. I hope. There are many blooms again, so I hope everything will be fine!
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallis.info
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