Daylilies forum: The other side of the bloom/works in progress

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Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
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scflowers
May 30, 2017 9:57 PM CST
I love to take photos and share the ones that come out great. Sometimes I laugh at myself trying to grab that "perfect shot" among the weeds, gardening utensils, curious cat, wind, rain, and whatever else gets in the way.

I thought it would be fun for us to share our 'other side of the bloom'-- the stuff we crop out of photos. I'll start with sharing the mess I've accumulated around my greenhouse: hundreds of daylily seedlings in pots, plenty more plants I started from seeds, cardboard I put down to combat weeds (it works great!), empty pots, named daylilies in pots waiting on their spot in the garden to be finished, an extension to the bed at the back of the greenhouse that is not finished, a wire that is going to the new sprinkler system we are installing, and my newest seedling bed overwhelmed by weeds (I didn't get to finish and put mulch in before the weeds took over, now you can't hardly see the daylilies for the weeds!). No cropping on these!

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And what it will look like on all sides when I finish (with more spacing than this around plants...I have about 400 seedlings packed in here!)
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Now it's your turn...what have you been cropping out of your photos?
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
May 31, 2017 12:08 PM CST
Looks darn good to me Hilarious! My 'no show' area features the snowblower, a broken snowblower, a pile of used plastic pots and the hose Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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GaNinFl
May 31, 2017 12:38 PM CST
Great idea for a thread Regina! Thumbs up Thumbs up

So far about the only thing I've cropped out my photos is ugly foliage. Oh, I have plenty no show areas however. My DW keeps trying to bump it up on my priority list along with the nursery pot holding areas. Whistling
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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
May 31, 2017 12:59 PM CST
This should be fun Regina! I'll have to get some more pics!
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Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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ShakespearesGarden
May 31, 2017 4:18 PM CST
A few years ago, we found tons of limestone on Craigslist- no joke when I say we tons. I still haven't used all of it and this pile is for two more beds I want to get built this summer... This gets cropped out Big Grin
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More later...
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Name: shirlee
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mistyfog
May 31, 2017 6:14 PM CST
Love that greenhouse! You're like me, lots of projects
all at the same time, and I can't help myself, as I keep
coming up with even more ideas to add to the list. D'Oh!
Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
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scflowers
Jun 2, 2017 12:12 AM CST
As if I didn't have enough going on, my daughter bought me stuff to do a succulent planter project for Mother's Day. It started to rain yesterday, so a great time to start another project! Rolling on the floor laughing

I finish gluing pots today when the thunder started. I thought about this thread when I saw the photo I took. I decided to post without cropping, lol. I hope to put plants in tomorrow, then more weeding in the seedling bed. I think I accidentally threw out a couple of seedlings today with the weeds! Sticking tongue out

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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Jun 2, 2017 6:40 AM CST
What a great idea Regina Hurray!
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Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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ShakespearesGarden
Jun 2, 2017 2:06 PM CST
Just before transplanting Ruby Spider seedlings...
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Crothers keeping me company
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josieskid
Jun 2, 2017 4:52 PM CST
Regina, love your beautiful pictures. WOW, you are a hard worker!

Diana, Crothers is such a darling!
Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Jun 2, 2017 5:06 PM CST
Regina what are you gluing the pots to?
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Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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ShakespearesGarden
Jun 2, 2017 5:37 PM CST
Josieskid- he's my biggest baby... Lovey dubby
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Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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ShakespearesGarden
Jun 2, 2017 5:39 PM CST
Regina, that's a neat looking planter... I'm not much on succulents, but my DH is...
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Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
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scflowers
Jun 2, 2017 11:43 PM CST
Thanks to those that are posting and having some fun with it!
Crothers looks like a great helper!!

Ginny,
I laid 10 pots out in a circle, with the openings facing out, of course. I used a hot glue fun to tack them together, then put clear silicone caulk on them to hold them together. Next, I laid the next ring of pots on, alternating with some smaller pots to help fill the voids. It isn't an exact match, so you have to eyeball it to see what looks best. Once those are arranged, tack them, then silicone. Then the top of it had four pots, two of them smaller ones. I have a few more plants to put in, but did work on it again today when it was too hot to do anything else.
Some plants on the bottom level are just stuck in the holes in their pots to take this pic; hope to finish tomorrow. I will move it out of the garage to its spot on my brick wall, hose it off, and hope it looks great Sticking tongue out
My table got even messier, lol.

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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Jun 3, 2017 7:00 AM CST
Love it! Do you somehow hang it in the wall or does it sit like it is now?
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Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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ShakespearesGarden
Jun 3, 2017 7:03 AM CST
Regina, it looks like I have a new project to plan... That looks awesome Hurray!

And Cruds is fabulous at holding down the deck! 😀
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Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
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scflowers
Jun 3, 2017 7:05 AM CST
It sits. I think it would be too heavy to hang (clay pots plus soil and the plants themselves).

Thinking about making a mini one with very small clay pots. It could probably be hung up; will have to give it some thought as how to attach it to the pots....
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Jun 3, 2017 7:07 AM CST
We want more pics of the finished project Thumbs up
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Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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ShakespearesGarden
Jun 3, 2017 7:14 AM CST
I agree
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Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
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Polymerous
Jun 3, 2017 2:03 PM CST
Bad foliage, the dog's butt Rolling my eyes. , a stray roll of fencing, random pots... Mostly I am only taking single bloom images, though, so most of the cropping is for bad foliage or dead-but-unpruned blooms.
Now blooming; I love this 'Hidden Gem'!

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