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Sep 20, 2017 3:49 PM CST
Name: Greg Bogard
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7a)
I've been growing daylilies for over20 years. It did not get serious until I discovered Michael's Daylily Auction. He has continuously improved the Auction over the years because he listens to his members. THANK YOU MICHAEL for all you do!
I am a regular seed seller on the Auction. I just started listing my seeds. I am starting with the TET Spider/ UFO group this year because there was a great harvest of them this year. I was able to achieve crosses that the plants only laughed at in years past. I have the same Alias on the Daylily Auction: Sscape If you enter it in the Search engine on the Auction in the upper left corner under "Seller", all my listings will come up. I hope I can spark some interest among you all.
As to the subject of the Daylily Auction---Tell us your experiences with it, Michael or the rest of the staff, etc..
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Sep 20, 2017 4:57 PM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Bee Lover Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies Irises Region: Iowa
Are you talking about the Lily Auction, also referred to as the LA? If so, yes I've definitely found it Whistling Whistling Whistling Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Sep 20, 2017 7:54 PM CST
Name: Betty
MN zone 4b
Frogs and Toads Birds Hummingbirder Irises Lilies Peonies
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That is the one, it has led many people to more and more daylilies including me. Whistling Lovey dubby Hilarious! Whistling Hurray! Whistling
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Sep 20, 2017 7:58 PM CST
Name: Greg Bogard
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7a)
Yeah.......Chocolate to daylily lovers.
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Sep 20, 2017 8:06 PM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Bee Lover Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies Irises Region: Iowa
Total addiction Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Sep 20, 2017 9:04 PM CST
Name: Steve Todd
Illinois (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Illinois Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Easy to answer!

Mike is a class act, tireless worker, and has created a truly wonderful selling/buying environment. He listens and is continually improving the LA.

I started buying on the auction in 1999. It was very basic, even had a chat room you could enter after blowing a couple hundred dollars...lol. Back then, you could leave feedback without purchasing,..which got pretty wild.

Many of the original sellers are gone now. Buyers too. The auction survived the first rust outbreak in 2001, and few real bad selling ideas (like pre-ordered custom seeds, and selling pollen), and a few unscrupulous sellers and deadbeat buyers. Mike has been there through it all, dealing with every kind of situation imaginable.

He has created a perfect way to connect folks who want to have fun (bidding IS fun), earn a little money, and add rare and beautiful plants to their collection.

To Mike! I tip my hat to you.
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Sep 20, 2017 9:25 PM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Bee Lover Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies Irises Region: Iowa
I agree it is fun. Sometimes too fun Whistling Hilarious! Whistling
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Sep 20, 2017 9:34 PM CST
Name: Betty
MN zone 4b
Frogs and Toads Birds Hummingbirder Irises Lilies Peonies
Roses Garden Ideas: Level 1 Region: United States of America Hostas Garden Art Echinacea
I agree Mike does indeed deserve our recognition for giving us a well loved site that he continues to improve for our benefit as a buyer or seller. I have been on the LA since 2001 filling my garden and have enjoyed the process immensely.
If you want to be happy for a lifetime plant a garden!
Faith is the postage stamp on our prayers!
Betty MN Zone4 AHS member

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Sep 21, 2017 11:04 AM CST
Name: Virginia Harmon
Woodside, CA 94062 (Zone 8b)
Pollen Dauber
Hi, My name is Virginia and I'm a Lily Auction addict.

Seriously, it's the best way to find those classic cultivars that I still want in my collection and seeds to bring coveted genes into my breeding program!

It's the best thing ever! Kudos to Mike and his team!
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Sep 21, 2017 11:32 AM CST
Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
LA name-Maelstrom
Cat Lover Container Gardener Dog Lover Rabbit Keeper
The seed selling pages have saved my sanity and allowed me to add genes to my daylily collection despite the import ban to the EU.

Three cheers for LA Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Sep 21, 2017 12:37 PM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Bee Lover Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies Irises Region: Iowa
I also like that I can look and see if a certain daylily was offered before and what was paid for it so I don't bid too high. And of course there are the grumbly times I don't win what I really wanted because someone is bidding me up and I finally just give up Whistling Whistling And yes Virginia, My name is Virginia (Ginny) and I'm a Lily Auction addict too Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Sep 21, 2017 5:54 PM CST
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Mike was always very helpful when any glitches arose on the auction. In addition to feeding addictions, the auction has helped to locate hard-to-find cultivars and found a market for sellers with surplus. Unfortunately, it seems to be gradually losing its market to social media sellers with lots of hucksterism and unreliable quality.
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Sep 21, 2017 8:09 PM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Bee Lover Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies Irises Region: Iowa
I'm learning to stick to sellers I've used before and had good luck with. Or now I check on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/profi... If I want to check out a new seller. Thumbs up
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Sep 22, 2017 2:55 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
Mike Longo's Lily Auction (LA) is an auction site I trust. He guarantees and holds sellers accountable.

I actually dealt with a bad seller. Won some seeds on an auction that never sprouted. Mike apparently had received complaints about this seller and got involved when I had issues. Until Mike got involved, the seller was making excuses and nearly ignoring me. Within a week after Mike got involved, I got a message allowing me to get a full refund to my PayPal account.

I love the LA because it is a top notch auction and Mike & his staff stay on top of sellers and buyers to keep the site highly rated. Some fantastic sellers use the site so the genetic pool with seeds and plants is very diverse from rare older daylilies to the newest intros.

I love the LA!!! Lovey dubby
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Sep 22, 2017 3:29 PM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Bee Lover Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies Irises Region: Iowa
Becky you totally forgot to mention the addiction we can get to it Whistling Whistling Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Sep 23, 2017 11:32 AM CST
Name: Karen Mcilroy
Lake Havasu City, Arizona (Zone 10a)
Birds Daylilies Frogs and Toads Region: Pacific Northwest Keeper of Poultry
I confess, I am yet another addict. Get way too carried away. Some lilies and a lot of seeds. I totally love LA!! Karen
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Sep 23, 2017 12:09 PM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Bee Lover Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies Irises Region: Iowa
I think I'll just "watch" a few daylilies and before you know it I throw out the first bid because no one else had bid Hilarious!
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Sep 23, 2017 12:13 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
Ginny - Sometimes that is the best way to win an auction. Smiling Smiling Smiling
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Sep 23, 2017 12:14 PM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Bee Lover Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies Irises Region: Iowa
But the point was I wasn't going to buy anymore D'Oh! Hilarious!
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Sep 23, 2017 12:32 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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