Daylilies forum: Overwinter Bare Root Daylilies

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Name: Dana
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bloominholes2fill
Nov 22, 2016 12:10 PM CST
Hi all! I have a bunch of daylilies that I've dug up in mid September and literally could not find the time to plant them in their new locations. I've kept them healthy, and now I'm in a conundrum as to what method to use for overwintering.

Our weather went from a high of 74 last Friday to 3 inches of snow last Saturday, and high winds gusting to 40mph for 48 hours on Saturday and Sunday! The ground isn't to the freezing point yet bc it melted immediately on concrete surfaces. There's still some snow today, except a very thin layer remains in shaded areas (blotchy grass and snow). We're now in consistent at/near/below freezing temps at night. This week, highs around 40 until Thursday when the highs will rise to the mid to upper 40's through Sunday at least.

I'm a home gardener with very little money and no greenhouse. I need advice whether I should plant or heal them in out in the gardens or overwinter them indoors. If indoors is the better option, please advise as to how to do that without potting them up. (Potting them is not an option bc I have a very brown thumb for indoor plants! Sad )
Thanks!
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Dana
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Deryll
Nov 22, 2016 1:19 PM CST
Hi Dana
I would get them planted or heeled in asap and cover them with some leaves if you have any.
I live about an hour directly west of you, and they are calling for several days of rain coming up, beginning tomorrow.
Just so you know, a clump/ ball with soil still attached will fare much better than bare roots in freezing temps. As long
as you get them covered, it will be better than trying to keep them indoors with your brown thumb. Good Luck!
Name: Dana
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
Project Junkie & One Hit Wonder =P
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Region: Ohio Winter Sowing Composter Birds Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 1
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bloominholes2fill
Nov 22, 2016 2:19 PM CST
Deryll said:Hi Dana
I would get them planted or heeled in asap and cover them with some leaves if you have any.
I live about an hour directly west of you, and they are calling for several days of rain coming up, beginning tomorrow.
Just so you know, a clump/ ball with soil still attached will fare much better than bare roots in freezing temps. As long
as you get them covered, it will be better than trying to keep them indoors with your brown thumb. Good Luck!


You don't think it's too late?

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Name: Sue
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sooby
Nov 22, 2016 3:10 PM CST
I agree with Deryll, I would plant them (assuming they have been kept outdoors up until now).
Name: Dana
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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Region: Ohio Winter Sowing Composter Birds Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 1
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bloominholes2fill
Nov 22, 2016 4:16 PM CST
sooby said:I agree with Deryll, I would plant them (assuming they have been kept outdoors up until now).


Yeah, they've been in buckets outdoors in a shallow, weak solution of water and bleach, which I've been refreshing periodically this entire time...

I thank you, Sue! Thank You!
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