Daylilies forum: Trying to avoid the compost pile in 2017

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2
Views: 1751, Replies: 27 » Jump to the end
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

Charter ATP Member Region: Gulf Coast I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Seller of Garden Stuff Dog Lover Region: United States of America
Ponds Hummingbirder Daylilies Container Gardener Butterflies Birds
Image
spunky1
Nov 13, 2016 6:18 AM CST
These seedlings were lined out in September and will be three years old September 2017, which ones will be culled?, that will be answered this summer during bloom season when stats are recorded for each one.

Thumb of 2016-11-13/spunky1/21af15
Thumb of 2016-11-13/spunky1/0dcf36
Thumb of 2016-11-13/spunky1/8ec523
Thumb of 2016-11-13/spunky1/793ced
Thumb of 2016-11-13/spunky1/73396b
Thumb of 2016-11-13/spunky1/92cbe7
Thumb of 2016-11-13/spunky1/5340ad
Thumb of 2016-11-13/spunky1/3ccd76

Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Nebraska Organic Gardener Dog Lover Bookworm
Image
ShakespearesGarden
Nov 13, 2016 9:03 AM CST
All of the flowers are lovely! I like the third one and the fifth one best though...The great big yellow green throats are striking...

Well done! Thumbs up
Scout's motto: Be Prepared...
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
There's a place of quiet rest !
Image
Hazelcrestmikeb
Nov 13, 2016 9:15 AM CST
Fred those are all nice but I understand the necessity to cull. I have never done it but I am sure my time will come.
robinseeds.com
"Life as short as it is, is amazing isn't it ?" Michael Burton
"Be your best you".
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
Region: New Hampshire Vegetable Grower Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tomato Heads
Annuals Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Spiders! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US
Image
robertduval14
Nov 13, 2016 9:20 AM CST

Plants Admin

Fred tosses stuff out that would put 98% of my older cultivars to shame.
Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Nov 13, 2016 11:07 AM CST
You mean, literally destroy any one of them? Because I was just looking at a bunch of truly boring ones that are for sale all over the internet.
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
kousa
Nov 13, 2016 2:08 PM CST
Fred, would you not consider selling seedlings that you would otherwise discard to the compost pile on the LA? I am sure there are many buyers out there for these seedlings. Me among them. I would love to grow your 4th and 7th ones from the pics above.
Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
Image
Barbalee
Nov 13, 2016 2:24 PM CST
kousa said:Fred, would you not consider selling seedlings that you would otherwise discard to the compost pile on the LA? I am sure there are many buyers out there for these seedlings. Me among them. I would love to grow your 4th and 7th ones from the pics above.

I'd go for #3 and #5!

Avatar is 'Global Crossing' 04-20-2017
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Nebraska Organic Gardener Dog Lover Bookworm
Image
ShakespearesGarden
Nov 13, 2016 3:35 PM CST
Barbalee said:
I'd go for #3 and #5!



Hey I want dibs on 3 and 5 too! nodding
Scout's motto: Be Prepared...
Name: Maryl
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Cat Lover Roses Daylilies Container Gardener Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents
Region: Oklahoma Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Image
Maryl
Nov 13, 2016 4:53 PM CST
Number 3, 4 and 5 are my picks. Number 5 because of it's fuller petal size, color and markings, number 4 because of the unusual pattern (if it holds in the heat), and number 3, because I know it would sell for you if the stats held up..........Maryl
Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
Hostas Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Seed Starter Annuals Region: Indiana
Region: United States of America Dog Lover Daylilies Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader
Image
JWWC
Nov 13, 2016 6:08 PM CST
spunky1 said:These seedlings were lined out in September and will be three years old September 2017, which ones will be culled?, that will be answered this summer during bloom season when stats are recorded for each one.


Thumb of 2016-11-13/spunky1/793ced

Thumb of 2016-11-13/spunky1/5340ad




I'd grow these two...so they get my vote to avoid the compost!

Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Nov 13, 2016 6:12 PM CST
Do we get to vote on it?
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
Image
beckygardener
Nov 13, 2016 8:19 PM CST
Fred - I agree with Karen. Sell any that you don't want to introduce on the LA as seedlings. I bet they would sell for sure!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Nov 13, 2016 9:15 PM CST
I agree sell the culled ones. None of them deserve to be composted. One man's trash is another's treasure. Some of us are simply growers or collectors and not sellers, so we care more about the beauty (even if it's not perfect in every way) rather than we do about the name or ancestry of a plant.

OTOH, I too vote to keep #3, #4 and #5.
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Daylilies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers Lilies Garden Art
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Echinacea Region: United States of America Hostas Bulbs Dog Lover
Image
Legalily
Nov 13, 2016 9:44 PM CST
I agree I agree with everyone. I'm not picky I'd take any of these, all gorgeous Hurray! I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
Be a person that makes others feel special.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (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
Image
blue23rose
Nov 13, 2016 10:52 PM CST
JWWC said:

I'd grow these two...so they get my vote to avoid the compost!



All of them look very nice, but these are my picks too. If they bloom above the foliage and have decent bud count and scapes, they are winners in my books!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Heucheras Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Image
Hemlady
Nov 14, 2016 5:39 AM CST
Either #1,5, 7 or 8 for me!!!! Too lovely to cull.
Lighthouse Gardens
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
Region: Florida Region: Gulf Coast Enjoys or suffers hot summers Daylilies Lilies Keeps Horses
Dog Lover Garden Photography Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover
Image
GaNinFl
Nov 14, 2016 6:35 AM CST
Fred, I see you have them all Drooling Drooling Drooling ing over those 3 year olds. Well, DITTO!
Stan
(Georgia Native in Florida)
http://garden.org/blogs/view/G...
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

Charter ATP Member Region: Gulf Coast I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Seller of Garden Stuff Dog Lover Region: United States of America
Ponds Hummingbirder Daylilies Container Gardener Butterflies Birds
Image
spunky1
Nov 14, 2016 6:38 AM CST
Thanks for the comments everyone.
I do sell some on the lily auction each year in late summer after I have decided what I think is worthy of registering. What I am showing here came from the 2014 crop of 2500, so culling is brutal here.
Here are the rest from that crop.
Thumb of 2016-11-14/spunky1/8efaba
Same as above.
Thumb of 2016-11-14/spunky1/7f2228
Thumb of 2016-11-14/spunky1/92df06
Thumb of 2016-11-14/spunky1/046528
Thumb of 2016-11-14/spunky1/25433b
Thumb of 2016-11-14/spunky1/164b9d
Thumb of 2016-11-14/spunky1/ff8155

Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Nov 14, 2016 6:56 AM CST
Wow, Fred, that first flower looks like it has some sculpting. So textural and interesting. I bought my first UF daylilies this past summer, so have seen no blooms in person. But I don't think any of mine will look like that.

I think all of them are very special.
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Nov 14, 2016 7:44 AM CST
I haven't learned to fully appreciate spiders yet, although I agree as mentioned the sculpturing is interesting, nodding but the last one gets my vote. Drooling

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Daylilies forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Cestrum 'Orange Peel'"