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Sep 14, 2017 11:59 AM CST
Would you have an estimate of how many home gardens there are in the US?
I saw a reference attributed to you of about 90 million but would appreciate more details of available.
Separately, would you have any estimate of what percentage of home gardens would include certain types of popular flowers -- such as daylilies, roses, or dahlias?
Many thanks! Russ Allen, American Hemerocallis Society Director
Sep 17, 2017 11:48 AM CST
|@dave? Referencing an older NGA article perhaps?|
Sep 17, 2017 3:44 PM CST
|This is from the NGA research report that has been produced annually for some 40 years. The research mission continues on through the capable hands of GardenResearch.com.
From the 2016 report:
In 2015 an estimated 90 million households (75 percent of all U.S. households) participated
I don't think the reports every got so granular as to know what percentage grew irises, daylilies, roses, etc. There were numbers on lawns, houseplants, vegetables, and ornamentals.
Sep 17, 2017 6:47 PM CST
|Dear Dave, Thank you for your kind reply!
Would it be possible to get a copy of this report?
We are particularly interested in families with gardens which include any perennial flowers.
Sep 17, 2017 7:02 PM CST
|Hi Russ, unfortunately I don't have the authority to share the reports. Visit http://www.gardenresearch.com and ask over there.|
Sep 17, 2017 7:06 PM CST
|Are you looking for names and addresses? Why do you want to know? What are you selling?
Location: Reno, Nv
That's all you will ever know until it becomes a census quesion.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost
Sep 18, 2017 8:36 AM CST
|Dear Dave, Will do. Thanks for your help! Russ|
Sep 22, 2017 2:45 PM CST
|Hey at least I am one of the 75%!!! |
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Sep 23, 2017 5:55 AM CST
RussAllen2 said:Dear Sirs,
For what it is worth - I had a dozen assorted daylilies of a few named varieties in a spot 3 years ago. I dug them up rather brutally when I side the ridge they were growing on leveled. I stuck the division in cheap 6" pots for a year. I never watered them. They survived.
Then I de-potted them and chopped them in half with an axe and planted them around the edge of a new bed last year. They thrived.
I will increase them that way again next year.
This doesn't tell you anything about the households with daylilies, but it may tell you something you want to know. I have a dozen colors of them, and will surely never need to buy any new ones. LOL!