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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
May 11, 2018 8:40 PM CST
Ginny, those are great looking plants! I believe that you bought a lot of plants for planting this spring. I just want to wish you good weather, a lot of help, and some time off to prepare the bed and plant your new additions. If you get tired or overwhelmed, just think of the beauty that awaits you when the plants bloom. And may it give you the extra spurt of energy to get through with the planting.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
May 11, 2018 9:49 PM CST
Seedfork said:Those are some great looking plants. But will someone explain to me why the base of those plants is white so high up? I have always thought that white demarcation marked where the soil came up to on the plants, surely the soil was not that high up. I have been advised to never plant much deeper than a couple of inches over the crown. I do see a few there that look like what I would call 'normal' but some of the others look like several inches are white. So I have to think that I am missing something. Shrug!

My guess is that those plants are grown in a container. The soil level is lower than the top of the container and blocks light, resulting in what you are seeing. I think you would plant according to the where the crown is when it's like this, not at the white/green line which would be too deep. Those are going to be outer leaves which probably will die off anyway during the process of digging and replanting in a new home. The new growth will be fine. At least that's how I've approached them when plants ordered have had that appearance.
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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
May 11, 2018 10:27 PM CST
Thanks for the info Donald Thumbs up
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
May 12, 2018 6:21 AM CST
Legalily said:Thanks for the info Donald Thumbs up


Keep in mind that I'm just guessing. I receive plants like that and I did not bury them as deep as the white/green line.
Donald
Name: Dana P
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bloominholes2fill
May 13, 2018 11:14 PM CST
needrain said:
My guess is that those plants are grown in a container. The soil level is lower than the top of the container and blocks light, resulting in what you are seeing. I think you would plant according to the where the crown is when it's like this, not at the white/green line which would be too deep. Those are going to be outer leaves which probably will die off anyway during the process of digging and replanting in a new home. The new growth will be fine. At least that's how I've approached them when plants ordered have had that appearance.


Yes, I do appreciate your wisdom, Don! Thank You! I've ordered from Blue Ridge for 4 years now, and never had an issue with planting their specimens at the normal depth, although I have to admit, I wasn't paying too much attention to the depth that they appear to have been planted before shipping, until it was pointed out, but your theory makes perfect sense! I tip my hat to you.

I actually had a daylily planted too far down, due to piling yard waste on top of it, and I've transplanted it recently, and cut down the leaves, and you're right Don, it's recovering nicely and sprouting new growth, and the outer leaves will undoubtedly die away. Smiling
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Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
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Scatterbrain
May 14, 2018 4:50 AM CST
I second Donald's experience/advice. I have had plants with the white very high up but I just plant them with the crown just below ground and never had a problem. They look odd for a while until they establish and grow out but better than planting too deep.
Name: Dana P
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bloominholes2fill
May 14, 2018 5:02 AM CST
Nikki I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
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Scatterbrain
May 14, 2018 1:26 PM CST
I'm a happy bunny this evening, just had an email from Spain to advise that 'BEHOLD THE BELIEVEABLE' is on its way. Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
May 14, 2018 1:29 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
May 14, 2018 1:36 PM CST
That is a nice one, Nikki Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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bloominholes2fill
May 14, 2018 4:38 PM CST
I agree Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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bloominholes2fill
May 14, 2018 5:16 PM CST
In case you don't follow my blog.....

I received my order from James Hall (aka, Mljomo) from the LA, today! Hurray! Hurray!

BRAZILIAN FLAMINGO


WAR HORSE


....and a bonus
BUDDY'S BIGUN
Which I think is a seedling. Can't wait to see what that flower looks like! Hope I get at least one bloom this year! Crossing Fingers!

Very nice specimens! Smiling
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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
May 14, 2018 7:07 PM CST
I also got my order from Mljomo, Abundant Daylilies, and Cglilies last week. Got them all planted and now can't wait to see what the future will bring. I cut back a lot compared to what I purchased last year, from 100 varieties down to 20 this year. It was overwhelming last year and the rust that developed later in the season did not help. This year, I just don't have the health and energy to do massive plantings anymore. In spite of the smaller number, I think I got some really cool additions so they will make for an exciting year. Smiling Smiling

From Mljomo, HEAVENLY SNOW BIRD, MOONLIGHT DRAGON, GREEN SPARK, SNARL
From Abudant Daylilies, Space World and Elfin Blues (so exciting about these two)
From Cglilies, Implants and Guy's Outrageous
From Gossardseeds, Pinwheel Princess, Quoting Hemingway, Blue Over Blue
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
May 14, 2018 8:36 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! I have Quoting Hemingway on order from Gossardseeds too. Can't wait.
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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
May 15, 2018 7:00 AM CST
Wow, that's great, Ginny! I would love to see pics of your bloom from Quoting Hemingway. I hope to get the same beautiful flowers as those posted by Steve (Ahead).
Name: Holly
Minneapolis, MN (Zone 4b)
zepher13
May 15, 2018 7:03 AM CST
I received two of my orders from the LA, and now I'm just waiting on the third. I forgot about the bonuses - I'm seriously running out of room in my front bed! Might have to dig up some more grass.
Bonuses:
Spacecoast Eye of the Tiger


Other Side of Heaven


Welcome additions for sure.
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
May 15, 2018 7:27 AM CST
Gorgeous bonus plants. Hurray! Hurray! for digging up grass Hilarious!
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Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
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Scatterbrain
May 16, 2018 4:41 AM CST
I have just asked to be put on a waiting list for Pinwheel Princess, probably a couple of years before I get it though. Sighing!
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
May 16, 2018 6:23 AM CST
Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers! hope you get it Nikki
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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
May 16, 2018 7:31 AM CST
I wasn't familiar with Pinwheel Princess until now. I just looked it up and it is a lovely, little one! I hope you get it, Nikki, and don't have to wait too long.
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