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Jun 2, 2017 7:28 AM CST
Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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Hey Daylily Gang! All of us gardeners enjoy sharing what we're up to, in our own slice of the gardening world, so here it is! A thread in the Daylily Forum! Group hug Even though it's in the Daylily Forum, us daylily lovers work on all aspects of the garden. Hard scape, companion planting, etc., and all of it enhances our daylilies!!

I'll start with yesterday's work......
The weather here in Northeast Ohio has been incredibly gorgeous, these past several days, and today will be no exception! I'll preclude things with a little back-story: As you may or may not know, a huge branch of one of our nearly 100 year old trees came down, in 50mph wind gusts, early on, this Spring. The entire tree was removed. It was completely hollow in the huge trunk, and up into the branch that came down. During the removal process, a litter of 3 kittens was discovered in the hollow trunk. Their mama took off, when there was about 10 feet left to cut down, and with those chainsaws roaring so close! The kittens were extracted, before the tree was finished off, and they are with a surrogate mama cat and thriving! We didn't have the roots ground bc of expense and the trunk was so big, there was plenty of space within the hollow area to finish a central area of the garden that was already surrounding the tree! Whistling Whistling Whistling

So the central area, of the already surrounding garden, received a, (unfortunately) very small seedling size, 'Color Guard' Yucca, as a nice broad leaf evergreen, for a central focal point, which will eventually grow to 4-5 feet wide. I also added 9 'The President' canna, and 9 new and transplanted daylilies!!

Yesterday, I added 6 more daylilies and three golden yellow canna. I am so excited to see how this garden will look, as the growing season progresses!

So the daylilies that occupy that garden now are:
(3) 'Coral Majority'
'Bam'
'Feminine Fingers'
'Funky Blues'
'Plum Tuckered'
'Lily Munster'
'Monkey Shine'
'Moroccan Sapphire'
'Lilac Moonshine'
'Electric Lizard'
'Chesapeake Crablegs'
There's two more....gotta go check....stay tuned

I laugh because the DH looked at my buckets of a whopping 12 new daylilies, and he said that it looked like an awful lot of plants and he was wondering where on earth they would go! I told him that daylilies really don't take up that much room!! He looked at me like I was crazy!! nodding Whistling Whistling

Yesterday, after I was done in that garden, I explained that there are now 15 daylilies, 12 Canna, and a Yucca, all surrounded by 'Silver Falls' Lamium, he was dumbfounded! Hilarious! It was one of those "I told you so" moments between a husband and wife that was a beautiful thing!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

I still have to plant 'Divergent', a gift daylily from Bob Selman, and 2 clumps of 'Fred Manning' and 4 specimens of Blue Fescue that will have a new home to wrap up my annual musical gardens fiasco! Finally, I have a red hydrangea that my Mother gave me for Mother's Day to plant. So that will wrap up what's left of things that, at least, still need a new home! Hurray!

I may divide one clump of Fred Manning and gift them out... Smiling

Edited 7.17.17:
The Color Guard Yucca, that I spoke of, was replaced with a larger one that was growing elsewhere in the gardens. It's approximately 10 inches in diameter, and it's a much nicer specimen to start with in this garden!
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Jun 2, 2017 8:01 AM CST
Name: Amber
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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I bet your spot will look beautiful.

Last night I planted around 100 more germinated seeds and put them in my downstairs grow area.

Today I plan on putting some Miracle Grow bloom booster on all of my outside daylilies...but I have to work later today, so they may not all get done.
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Jun 2, 2017 9:45 AM CST
Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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Welcome!
to our happy little bunch of daylily fanatics, Amber!

Thank You! for the compliment! Smiling

Do you hybridize?
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Jun 2, 2017 2:08 PM CST
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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Transplanted seedlings into a bigger pot... Um... Does sweating count as doing something?
Watered a bunch, dabbed pollen on the only two blooms I have today. Finished up potting up annuals for the decks...
Bravery is not being unafraid. Bravery is being afraid and living life anyways.
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Jun 2, 2017 2:26 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Being the critters are determined to eat all my earthworms and the roots to my daylilies in the process, I put stakes down to hold the cages in place. I only did that for the front two new rows where the critters love to dig the most.
I have some seedling just sprouting from seed I received from hemlady, and I added just a tiny bit of fertilizer, lime, and milorganite to each cup, and then watered them. Of course after rain being predicted for three days and not getting any, we are now getting a downpour. So far 19 out of 25 cups have seedlings.I chased a black snake out of my garden and into the field behind me, don't need any surprises when pulling rusty leaves.
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A few of the different sizes of them presently.

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Jun 2, 2017 5:36 PM CST
Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
I set out the last of my daylily babies today. They LOVE it out there!

Scapes! Man, do I have the scapes! Rose is scaping. Lillian is scaping . Get Jiggy, Memphis, Water Drops, Stepping Out With My Baby, and many more!

I received Like A Gee Six yesterday, and planted it today. So, I've been enjoying the beautiful plants, and the beautiful sun!
I are sooooo smart!
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Jun 3, 2017 6:48 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Yesterday I was weeding and today I will weeding, weeding, weeding. Sighing! Sunday and Monday are rain days.
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Jun 3, 2017 10:54 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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I try to do at least one little thing everyday when here to help the garden along. Today as usual, I deadheaded the blooms, then spent a lot of time pulling more rusty leaves. Some of the plants look like they have had crew cuts. Then I hauled about six wheelbarrow loads of mulch and compost down to the bog to fill in some holes left from where I had removed some plants, still have a few left to do and the paths once again need added mulch. The worms are just devouring any organic matter I put down there.
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Jun 3, 2017 12:37 PM CST
Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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I was feeling like crud on a shingle yesterday, and I was in bed all day! This morning, I went out there to water the new plantings only to discover that a four legged backhoe completely dug out two new daylily plantings, and a third was well on it's way!
Grumbling Angry

I'm still not 100%, so I put them in a shady spot and it's been nothing but watering and a pity party ever since! Blinking Blinking
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Jun 3, 2017 1:20 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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I feel sorry for you, I know the disappointment felt when you go down to admire new plantings just to see some critter has dug them up and tossed them aside.
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Jun 3, 2017 1:43 PM CST
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Nebraska Organic Gardener Dog Lover Bookworm
Group hug Dana... Hope you feel better soon...


I worked more in the other garden today. Planted food and flowers and watered, and weeded as much as I could stand.

Did dab pollen this morning, brought some in to dry and freeze...
Bravery is not being unafraid. Bravery is being afraid and living life anyways.
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Jun 3, 2017 8:27 PM CST
Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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@Larry I've never had such major destruction after a new planting. Blinking Blinking

The first group that went in to that garden, in late May, wasn't touched by any critters at all, so it didn't occur to me to sprinkle dried pepper flakes for this most recent grouping!! D'Oh! D'Oh!

@Diana thank you! This has been a nasty year for me physically! I think my severe stress from almost losing our house this year, and for the third time in five years, finally caught up with me, once the house was saved, along with taking care of my mom after she broke her pelvis and nearly immediately after that, she had developed a rash from medication that lasted an entire month!! That's just the tip of the iceburg! Blinking Blinking

Tomorrow, the plan is to replant those two daylilies, and the other plants that need homes, before the rain comes along in the afternoon!! Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers!
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Jun 3, 2017 8:32 PM CST
Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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ShakespearesGarden said:Transplanted seedlings into a bigger pot... Um... Does sweating count as doing something?
Watered a bunch, dabbed pollen on the only two blooms I have today. Finished up potting up annuals for the decks...


@Diana of course sweating counts! Big Grin That means that you're working hard out there! Thumbs up

For me, on the other hand, sweating can be a result of simply using my noggin!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jun 3, 2017 9:02 PM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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I won 3 daylilies on the LA and watered some. Does that count? Whistling Whistling
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Jun 3, 2017 10:59 PM CST
Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
I planted a new one (Barcode) and weeded. And weeded. Weeded some more and watered and weeded.
SO MANY DAYLILYS, SO LITTLE LAND
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Jun 4, 2017 5:56 AM CST
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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I planted 11 of my new daylilies yesterday, just 3 more to go today.
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Jun 4, 2017 10:31 AM CST
Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
Dana, so sorry to hear that you've been having a bad time. I hope things get better, so that you can have a beautiful summer. You deserve it.
I are sooooo smart!
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Jun 4, 2017 11:51 AM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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I agree I agree
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Jun 4, 2017 12:01 PM CST
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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I agree , too, Dana.

The rain held off today until just now, 2 p.m. I got my final three daylilies planted, did some deadheading of my tulips and daffodils, and planted two types of squash. Also, some mulching. We are in for three days of rain, so my daylilies should get a good watering. Then, we are supposed to get a few sunny, warm days in a row. Crossing Fingers!
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Jun 4, 2017 1:02 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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My routine at this time of year is pretty much the same, weed, deadhead, prune, haul mulch, and water. I think this will apply to most of my days in the garden from now till late September when I will start moving plants around again. Of course there are always those days when I go out and pick up truck loads of grass clippings or leaves. Oh, and I will have my little seedlings to amuse me when I am not doing the more mundane chores.

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