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Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
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Aug 3, 2016 2:03 PM CST
Avedon said:Getting ready here for the removal of a number of daylilies. One that will be going is my avatar. This one was chosen by our daughter at least 12 years ago and it would still be here if the rust hadn't come in a couple of years ago, and devastated it and a lot more that we have. So, "Daughter's Delight" will be sacked and burned along with some of the worst rusters.


That's actually a pretty nice flower, particularly considering its age. Do you remember the parentage?

Just for grins, go to this page;

http://www.blueridgedaylilies....

scroll down to the third cultivar, and compare "Daughter's Delight" to the $150 "Asheville Pink Lady".
Name: Mayo
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Mayo62
Aug 3, 2016 2:26 PM CST
I agree Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Claudia
Aug 3, 2016 2:28 PM CST
I have only had moderate success in finding new homes for plants I no longer want. So this year I am just digging them out and tossing them. I just want to be done with it this year. Guess I am in a very bad mood! Shrug!
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Name: Mayo
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Mayo62
Aug 3, 2016 2:43 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious!
a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Aug 3, 2016 3:01 PM CST
Thanks to everyone, I see I'm not alone in this struggling dilemma! Hilarious!
Gifting them: yes, I'll gift the most part to the owner of the cat shelter where my cats come from. She has a big land and said she will be happy to have them to start in the DLs world.

Yard and garage sale: in Italy are forbidden. I could sell staying in my house but I should let people know just for word of mouth, I can't place any sign or similar.

I also looked for some land to "adopt", sometimes small cities let you use a small piece of public land, so the administration saves money and citizens take care of green areas. Not here. Since I'm short on money I can't buy some and I don't want a new garden far from my eyes. we are in a very particular places, mountains with a road in the middle and all buildings are small, crowded, with no big spaces around. This is why we want to move as soon as possible.

All the plants I ordered are true to the pictures I saw on vendors sites, so I'm not complaining about this. I find them boring. This year blooming was massive, so I saw every flower and contemplated it. Oh and in a idiotic crisis I made crosses again with the same dayililies Hilarious!

I have to reduce number because they are too tight together and will take the chance to get rid of which I don't really love. I only hope I won't harm them much so my friend can enjoy good plants.

Thanks for suggestion on shipping too!

Natalie, I took a look at the map, very interesting. I can't remember any of the (few) italian members posting. I'll do a search on here to see how old their posts are and maybe contact them.
Thanks to everyone, so happy to be here! Group hug
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Name: Avedon
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Avedon
Aug 3, 2016 3:14 PM CST
Natalie, "Daughter's Delight" was never registered by us, that's why it is in quotes. I didn't even know there was a DL registered with that name. Our DD has a bigger flower but the scapes are probably more around 26" in a good year. This year was a bad year with the rust doing a number on it, scapes were very short, blooms down in the foliage. Yes, in a good year, it is wonderful and a massive bloomer, but these past few years, it has declined, must be the rust.

Ken, this flower resulted from the first and only time I did crosses. I had two Jack Carpenter "reject daylilies", both tets. I can only remember the pod parent--that one I named for my Mother--just called it "Mom's Seedling".

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"Mom's Seedling"

This plant also did proliferations big time and we used them to create a "Mom's Seedling" DL bed, for we just loved the flower.
At one time, we had probably 50 of these in one area. They are all gone now, for the rust decimated them a few years ago.
My sister in MO now has the only "Mom's Seedling" plants.

Anyway, "Daughter's Delight" was one of the seedlings with "Mom" as the parent. At this time, there are four other DLs here from that pod's seeds. So far, they haven't been badly affected by rust, but if it ever happens, they will go, too. Oops, I forgot something. We had a volunteer seedling come up a number of years ago right next to "Mom" so we know "Mom" had to be the pod parent, for it set pods like crazy. This DL is another one we really love, so we named it "Jean's Joyful Noise" for my sister. the retired minister, who sings and plays the piano. "Jean" in our opinion is another wonderful daylily and I have even considered registering it. Here is "Jean's Joyful Noise." Just like all the original "Mom", this one does proliferations a lot. Because of that, we have four of them.

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'Jean's Joyful Noise".

I would not say there is a resemblance to the Selman daylily, it appears much more pink to me than ours.
Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
caitlinsgarden
Aug 3, 2016 4:13 PM CST
I have a back row that I move the daylilies that aren't my faves, most of them are pink and really quite pretty if you like pink. I am thinking these are the ones I could sell someday.
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Aug 4, 2016 3:06 PM CST
Today I made a rudimental map of my small garden, marked everything that must go, made a list of plants/fans to be gifted. The space left by the ones that will go won't be much, but I'm starting to have a clear vision of what I have to do!
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Aug 4, 2016 3:59 PM CST
Sabrina, if your clumps are large, but you love the plants, you could always divide them and keep just a couple of fans, while sharing the rest. That should give you a little more room for a while. Good for you, being able to map things out and making a list of what needs to go! I really need to do that myself, at least for thinking some down.
Natalie
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Aug 4, 2016 4:04 PM CST
I will keep the ones I love (very few) and maybe divide them, but the rest will go. I'm too sentimental. I have Wild Sonata, for example. Really good plant, it increases well, it's proved to be a rebloomer but.. it's plain orange Hilarious! So for now I'm planning to keep a fan for myself but who knows what I'll end up doing.

I'm the kind of person that gets easily bored and always need something new. With this little space is really hard. My husband proposed to make a new (small) bed later in this month. I think I will tell him yes, go and make it nodding
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Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
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scflowers
Aug 4, 2016 4:35 PM CST
Sabrina,
Any time your spouse agrees to help with your habit, go for it! You will have more room to add ones you really like!

Also, I think we all do the same with our daylilies...we buy what we like, we see it bloom, and then something else catches our eye. The cycle repeats, and we find ourselves giving away what we just bought a few years ago Smiling

I think you have to be a gardener to understand! However, I don't find myself reworking other flower beds as often as I do my daylily beds. Most other flowers I buy I tend to keep for quite some time. Smiling

I have also been looking at my daylily bed maps and making lists to sell or divide and sell Smiling
Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Aug 4, 2016 4:37 PM CST
Sabrina, I'm like you. I get bored with that I've got, and it needs to move on. Before we moved here, we were in a small neighborhood, and it was great because I could easily find someone who would take what I had tired of. I never did get rid of any daylilies, other than the ditchlilies, but the other plants would need to be changed once in a while. I can't find anyone who wants plants where I live now. Mostly because everyone lives on a farm, and they don't have the time. Or, they don't have a fenced in area to keep the deer out of the plants. I just have to make more beds now. nodding Thumbs up
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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Aug 4, 2016 7:03 PM CST
I have almost every daylily (all but one) I have ever purchased going back to starting this garden in 1992! I guess I don't get bored with them, but then I have lots of land and just dig new beds Rolling on the floor laughing I only ever sold one at a local church sale. It was one that didn't fit my colour scheme at the time. It was a bonus plant and it just didn't suit what I was trying to do. Everything else has stayed. Now I have to admit there are a few in the farthest reaches of the garden, but they are still here Hilarious! I do divide and give away divisions, but I have always kept some for myself. I guess I am a daylily hoarder Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Aug 4, 2016 8:56 PM CST
Valerie, I'm a daylily hoarder too! I've traded a few fans with friends, but very seldom, and I could easily divide most of them, but I want to keep all of them! I have to divide them though because they are getting way too crowded. I just need to find the courage to let them move in with friends elsewhere. Hilarious!

I just remembered that I did give my dad a bunch of NOID daylilies that I had. They were my first purchases, and they all had the wrong names on them. I hated them when they bloomed, and I was really limited on room, so they had to go. But, I know where they are if I ever change my mind. Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Aug 4, 2016 9:05 PM CST
Natalie said:Valerie, I'm a daylily hoarder too! I've traded a few fans with friends, but very seldom, and I could easily divide most of them, but I want to keep all of them! I have to divide them though because they are getting way too crowded. I just need to find the courage to let them move in with friends elsewhere. Hilarious!

I just remembered that I did give my dad a bunch of NOID daylilies that I had. They were my first purchases, and they all had the wrong names on them. I hated them when they bloomed, and I was really limited on room, so they had to go. But, I know where they are if I ever change my mind. Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing


We can start a club Hilarious!
Touch_of_sky on the LA
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Aug 4, 2016 9:25 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Natalie
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Aug 5, 2016 11:55 AM CST
A Daylily Hoarder Club. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

I could have joined your club if I hadn't given away so many over the last few years! Smiling
Vickie
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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Aug 5, 2016 1:07 PM CST
Regina, DH is always helpful and we are partners in crime in a lot of things Hilarious! if something makes me happy he's here to help me and viceversa. I was the one procrastinating, this time!
I don't have other plants than daylilies, it seems they are the only I can grow Hilarious!
Space for beds is still very limited.

Natalie I hear you, I have 9 neighbours everyone with their little garden as mine. But I'd rather squeeze my hand in a shutting door than gifting something to them. Well, there's a lady I don't see often and she grows ditch lily, she offered to dig a clump for me. maybe she will get one of mine if I see her when she slips out of the door like a thief to check the garden trying to avoid other neighbours.

Valerie, lucky you! Maybe one day I'll have a bigger garden so I could join the hoarders club!
Sabrina, North Italy
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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Aug 5, 2016 2:14 PM CST
cybersix said:Regina, DH is always helpful and we are partners in crime in a lot of things Hilarious! if something makes me happy he's here to help me and viceversa. I was the one procrastinating, this time!
I don't have other plants than daylilies, it seems they are the only I can grow Hilarious!
Space for beds is still very limited.

Natalie I hear you, I have 9 neighbours everyone with their little garden as mine. But I'd rather squeeze my hand in a shutting door than gifting something to them. Well, there's a lady I don't see often and she grows ditch lily, she offered to dig a clump for me. maybe she will get one of mine if I see her when she slips out of the door like a thief to check the garden trying to avoid other neighbours.
Valerie, lucky you! Maybe one day I'll have a bigger garden so I could join the hoarders club!


We could have various categories ... for example, Current Daylily Hoarders, Past Daylily Hoarders, Aspiring Daylily Hoarders.

As for neighbours, that is why we bought 50 acres and situated our house as far from the road and the lot lines as we possibly could. We lived with bad neighbours in the past, and really wanted to get away from that problem. We would have put our house further from the road, but there is a creek we couldn't cross in order to build because of environmental concerns. I don't begrudge that because the frogs, turtles and fish were here first Hilarious!



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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Aug 5, 2016 2:38 PM CST
We moved to a small farm too, to get away from a horrible neighbor, plus we just couldn't stand living with all those people around us, even though we loved most of them. We wanted privacy, and now we have all the privacy we could ever want! Plus, we have a lot of land to plant more daylilies on. Thumbs up

Sabrina, if I had your husband, I'd be telling him how much I love to pull weeds. Whistling Hilarious!
Natalie

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