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Name: Roger & Karen
Birmingham, Al (Zone 7a)
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Diggerofdirt
Apr 27, 2018 2:10 PM CST
I would like to know from you.
Do you clear ground then buy daylilys, or do you buy daylilys?
At first i cleared and then planted, now i buy then clear a spot
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Name: Ina Novodvorsky
Carleton Place, Ontario, Canad (Zone 4a)
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Ina
Apr 27, 2018 4:17 PM CST
Lol, I have 25+ coming the end of May with no idea where to put them.
I am praying for some dry weather so I can at least get out to see where I can squeeze in another bed. *Blush* Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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ShakespearesGarden
Apr 27, 2018 4:17 PM CST
Both. Last year, I cleared a bed so I could line out a row of daylilies. I bought and planted daylilies instead. Then I ordered a bunch more daylilies and had to built a bed for them! Whistling

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Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
Apr 27, 2018 6:54 PM CST
I like to clear first and buy second (in a perfect world). My world hasn't been perfect for quite some time... *Blush* *Blush* *Blush*

Right now I have 300 daylily seedlings that I plan to plant in June (they are in the house now). A couple days ago we put down a tarp to kill the grass. I'm sure it won't kill it but there is too much other stuff in the garden that is calling, so it will have to do for now. I'm sure this new seedling bed will be a nightmare in the years to come.
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Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Apr 27, 2018 7:22 PM CST
Sometimes both. However, I currently have three in a bucket that'll have to go in the rose garden until I find them homes. With three more, waiting on me to pick them up. Hilarious!
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Name: Terry
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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mystlw
Apr 27, 2018 11:33 PM CST
GaNinFl said:Sometimes both. However, I currently have three in a bucket that'll have to go in the rose garden until I find them homes. With three more, waiting on me to pick them up. Hilarious!


This! I've been building raised beds, but I've been known to stick some daylilies in a random bed until I can plant them. I also plant some in 1-gallon buckets when I need to.

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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Apr 28, 2018 8:39 AM CST
Both. When I start a new garden I order last (most of the time) Whistling but this year I have over 115 new ones coming in to add to existing beds. That's a lot tougher. Pretty faces win out over logic Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Frillylily
Apr 28, 2018 3:14 PM CST
I buy things, then I hide them in my van so the kids don't see them on the way home. They say MOM! What have you DONE!?
SoOoOo I think that answers a lot Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Apr 28, 2018 5:32 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing my kids and DH just gave up Whistling Whistling Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Apr 28, 2018 6:05 PM CST
My daughter and hubby came over to the dark side with me years ago Hilarious! Problem solved Rolling on the floor laughing
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Frillylily
Apr 29, 2018 10:12 AM CST
I have gave up hope of my husband ever joining me. Maybe the next guy Hilarious!
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Apr 29, 2018 12:55 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Tina
Greenup, Ky (Zone 6b)
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beenthere
Apr 29, 2018 4:02 PM CST
Last winter I bought way, way less than my first year as a daylily addict. But, need I say more?
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I should finish the sod removal tomorrow. I hope. Gained about 400 sq foot, and I can fill every inch of it.
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Apr 29, 2018 4:11 PM CST
Looks great, Tina. I hope you post a picture when in bloom Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Tina
Greenup, Ky (Zone 6b)
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beenthere
Apr 29, 2018 4:32 PM CST
Thanks, Valerie. I've never had a front border that wasn't a pot-less ghetto. Always filled with plants waiting to go to family, Lowes dead or dying rack plants, single fans I think need special attention, etc. Thought it might be time to have a cohesive, pretty border. I will share pictures.
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Apr 29, 2018 5:09 PM CST
I am looking forward to them. I usually have a pot ghetto somewhere on the property by the end of summer Hilarious! A motley collection of plants waiting to go into the ground.
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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Apr 29, 2018 7:32 PM CST
And it looks like you have room for expansion when this is full Whistling Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
May 10, 2018 10:18 PM CST
@Beenthere, Tina you do nice work. Ever tried using a sod cutter ?
The sky is the limit with your space as Ginny said.
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Name: Tina
Greenup, Ky (Zone 6b)
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beenthere
May 11, 2018 4:58 AM CST
Thanks, Mike. We had actually thought of Rototilling the area, just too many rocks. I think I'm cured now from expanding. No way am I ever manually removing sod from clay soil again. Ever. A seedling bed (fenced) is the next project. Going to try to do that one by the lasagna method. Hope it works.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
May 11, 2018 7:28 AM CST
The manual sod cutters work pretty well, I used to dig the sod out of my clay yard, swore never again. Manual sod cutter worked great even in clay and tree roots.
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