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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 15, 2017 3:18 PM CST
Planet Max does not like to turn its blooms lose, but Nosferatu gladly hands them to me.
Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Jun 15, 2017 4:56 PM CST
I got up and went out from 8-12 to plant some of the new daylilies I received, some that had been potted and were sitting on the driveway, and then I watered and took pictures of blooms. Then I went to work at the office the rest of the day so I could get cool and relax Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Unfortunately the boss didn't agree with the relax part and made me work Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! It was too darn hot and humid to stay out all day. Looked on the LA and am holding back - for now Whistling Whistling Whistling
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Polymerous
Jun 15, 2017 7:59 PM CST
I agree with Larry, in that some daylilies are easy to snap the blooms off, others aren't. For the latter, I just use some pruners and cut the stem behind the ovary (or whatever that female seed-making part of the bloom is called).

If I pollinated the bloom, then (the morning after) I cut the bloom off maybe 3/4" of an inch in front of where the stem meets the ovary. That generally gives enough margin so that the ovary is not cut into (though sometimes it has gotten a bit of a shave Whistling ). The residual bloom tissue dries up and falls off in a few days, but until then, it is really not noticeable. (I like to keep the daylily garden relatively neat. Dead blooms are really unattractive, imho.)
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Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
Jun 15, 2017 9:24 PM CST
We possibly did something a little different in our gardens today.
I worked out in the gardens all day. It was so hot and some humidity had me soaked all day. We are getting ready for visitors since OKC Daylily club is host to region 11 summer meetings starting tomorrow.
My girls cleared the gardens of some guests that visitors my not appreciate.

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This was one of 2 large snakes we removed from the flower beds.

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And this also had to go.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jun 16, 2017 6:42 AM CST
Holy cow, what kind of snakes are they??? That first one looks like it just had dinner.
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jun 16, 2017 7:20 AM CST
Oh my goodness! Those girls are certainly braver than me Blinking That is definitely something I could not do.

I screamed the other day when I almost stepped on a black snake. I got the pitchfork for my husband so he could move it across the road. Then yesterday, we saw a snakeskin hanging from the tall birdhouse. I felt bad for the birds who were nesting in there.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 16, 2017 7:34 AM CST
Finding those two snakes by a group on a garden tour would have made for some interesting photo opportunities.
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Jun 16, 2017 8:58 AM CST
Kid I must say I commend your girls because my girls and I would have been running as fast as possible the other direction Whistling Whistling *Blush* *Blush*
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Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
Jun 16, 2017 9:04 AM CST
The first I think is a King a snake and the second is a Bull snake. When we got married 18 years ago DW in the last photo was freak out afraid of snakes. We taught her to overcome her fear. She knows all types of snakes but has no more fear of any.
She has taught the kids the respect but no fear of nature. I think there are things that live on oceans that may strike a little fear in them.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 16, 2017 9:53 AM CST
Built the third raised bed out of my left over lumber.
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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Jun 16, 2017 9:58 AM CST
Snakes, I would have been running like the dickens.
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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Jun 16, 2017 12:22 PM CST
Larry I love your new raised bed! What did you use for the top with all of the design?
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 16, 2017 12:33 PM CST
My daughter had a party tent, I salvaged the four aluminum corner posts after it was discarded. They are very light and easy to move around.
Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Jun 16, 2017 12:34 PM CST
You did a great job Larry! Thumbs up Thumbs up Very attractive!
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 16, 2017 12:40 PM CST
I should have added that as they sit they don't provide any use. But when it gets cold I have black fabric to lay over them on cold nights, I can also use clear plastic in the early spring and late fall for a long growing season, and I can use hardware cloth or netting over them to keep out critters, so they are extremely versatile.
Name: Di
Suffolk Virginia (Zone 7b)
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ddriver8
Jun 16, 2017 7:55 PM CST
Have been cleaning foliage all week getting ready for the National next week. We live headed tonight getting ready for open gardens this weekend - I think from now on all the future daylily purchases must be a minimum of 42 inches in height.
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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Jun 16, 2017 8:23 PM CST
Di this is absolutely gorgeous Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Beautiful gardens Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Di
Suffolk Virginia (Zone 7b)
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Jun 16, 2017 8:52 PM CST
Thank you Ginny, I have not mastered taking closer photos with the done yet. I wish I could post video here.
Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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bloominholes2fill
Jun 16, 2017 9:04 PM CST
Lovey dubby Larry, I love your swanky new raised bed! Smiling
If you were going for "Urban Chic", you nailed it, friend!! Big Grin

Di, absolutely gorgeous gardens!!

So, more health issues crept up recently, delaying things that much more!! Grumbling This is ridiculous! I've never had so many issues in such a short period of time! Blinking Blinking Perhaps the extreme stress, that I've been under for the past 6 years, has caught up with me!! Blinking Blinking Blinking

DD#1 is home for Father's Day, and the DH was off from both jobs today, but he works all day tomorrow and Sunday Glare Glare So we had our Father's Day today! Smiling Smiling Nothing major, just spending some quality time together. Lovey dubby

I've had the kittens since Wednesday, so not much has been getting done in the gardens except maintenance. Glare Rolling my eyes. Lovey dubby .....Oh, and anxiously waiting for the 'Helix' buds to open, and the FFO's put on a very underwhelming show!! Glare Glare Didn't open up completely! Shrug!
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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Jun 16, 2017 9:40 PM CST
Group hug Group hug take care of yourself and that's an order Lovey dubby Whistling Hilarious! Glad you had a good Father's Day Thumbs up
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