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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
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cybersix
May 4, 2018 7:57 AM CST
*Blush*
Hi everyone, I'm back... ok this is no such a thing that could definitely change your lives Hilarious!
I had a long stressing period, one of my beloved cat died from cancer, in the meanwhile his brother was under therapy for one problem first, then for another one.. I guess my head wasn't here and willing to partecipate.
I still have my daylilies, many new crosses should bloom this year for the first time (I hope), I found a severe infestation of Otiorhynchus (is there a common name?) and all the plants are chopped almost to the ground especially new leaves.

This year I decided to plant some lilies bulbs, I planted them a bit late (like yesterday Hilarious! ) and want to see how they will do in my garden.
Now I am ready to look at all the new and beatiful picture I know you all always post on here!
And, as always, *Blush* pardon me if my english is not perfect.
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallis.info
Name: Arlene
Florida's east coast (Zone 9a)
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florange
May 4, 2018 8:01 AM CST
Sabrina, I'm so sorry to hear that you cat died. It's like losing a family member!

We've had a cool spring here in Florida, and my elephant ears are not growing, but the daylilies are loving it! I'm going to post some more pictures.

As always, you English is just fine! You don't want any of us to try to speak Italian!
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Europe Garden Photography Lilies Garden Ideas: Level 1
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cybersix
May 4, 2018 8:08 AM CST
Group hug
Thank you Arlene!
Yes they are family members. It's been hard because he was a special cat, he was the boss, took care of the others cats and of me.
Oh and back in september the family grew again, we found two little abandoned kittens and took them home with us!
Winter is been a bit colder an longer than the past years, I check DLs everyday to see if I can see a scape but nothing. Even stella de Oro is late!!
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallis.info
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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bxncbx
May 4, 2018 8:09 AM CST
Sorry to hear about your cat Sabrina. I have one on chemotherapy now. The other broke a tooth and then I found out he also broke his jaw. Both seem to be doing fine but they haven't had a recent checkup so we'll see how it goes. I know how painful it is to lose a pet and how stressful it is to try and nurse them back to health.:grouphug:

I have no idea what your weather is like but my lilies are just starting to pop up now so you may not be too late planting them. The daylilies are looking really good this year (not sure why). I'm hoping I have a really good bloom season but it's way too early for me to have scapes. I'm also hoping a lot of new seedlings bloom. Just have to wait and see.
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Europe Garden Photography Lilies Garden Ideas: Level 1
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cybersix
May 4, 2018 8:13 AM CST
Elena, I'm so sorry for your cat, big hugs to you. For Dot (this is was his name) no chemiotherapy, it was too late, he never showed pain or suffering, he started to having difficulties eating then we found he had three different cancers. In 20 days he left this world.

As I was writing before everything here it's late but this winter has been a more "normal" winter for our zone, so I'll just wait and see. I have to take care of this otiorhynchus because damage is getting too much.
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallis.info
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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bxncbx
May 4, 2018 8:22 AM CST
I'd never heard of this weevil before. I guess we have them in North America too but I've never seen them. I didn't find anything online that said they bothered daylilies but maybe our species here doesn't but yours does. I read that they damage the roots of plants and that some predatory nematodes will kill the grubs. I know they sell the nematodes here but I'm not sure about Europe.
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
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cybersix
May 4, 2018 8:26 AM CST
Yes they are eating almost everything in the garden, from what I know they are not species related. Larvae eat roots, adults eat foliage. I know about nematodes and I can get them here too, I have a specific insecticide too and I can't decide on using it or not. It takes care of aphids, ants, many insects. I already saw ants on leaves so maybe aphids are already here too!
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallis.info
Name: Arlene
Florida's east coast (Zone 9a)
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florange
May 4, 2018 8:31 AM CST
Oh, I forgot to say WELCOME BACK!!!! We've missed you.
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
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cybersix
May 4, 2018 8:47 AM CST
florange said:Oh, I forgot to say WELCOME BACK!!!! We've missed you.

Group hug Group hug Group hug Group hug
Thank You!

Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallis.info
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Europe Garden Photography Lilies Garden Ideas: Level 1
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cybersix
May 4, 2018 8:59 AM CST
@bxncbx, Elena, since you grow lilies, could you tell me how long do they need to pop out when first planted? They where in bags with some sort of dry chips. One of them had a mouldy point I took off some of the affect "leaves" of the bulb and planted.
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallis.info
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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bxncbx
May 4, 2018 9:07 AM CST
Sabrina I planted my lilies years ago. I must have planted them in the Spring and I'm pretty sure they bloomed the same year. They come dry here too and I think it was only a few weeks before they sprouted. They can grow really quickly in the right conditions (lots of sun and some rain but not too hot). Mine bloom midsummer but I only have lilium regale and a couple of non-oriental lilies. I think some of the oriental lilies bloom earlier?
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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GaNinFl
May 4, 2018 9:39 AM CST
Group hug on the loss of you beloved cat, Sabrina. It is good to see you posting again. Look forward to seeing your Daylily photos and post.
Stan
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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
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cybersix
May 4, 2018 9:47 AM CST
Thanky @bxncbx, Elena! Mine are some oriental, some asiatic and one is longiflorum (I read that this should be a different type too). I don't know lilies at all!
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallis.info
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Europe Garden Photography Lilies Garden Ideas: Level 1
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cybersix
May 4, 2018 9:48 AM CST
GaNinFl said: Group hug on the loss of you beloved cat, Sabrina. It is good to see you posting again. Look forward to seeing your Daylily photos and post.

Thank you very much Stan Group hug
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallis.info
Name: Jill
Baltimore, MD (Zone 7b)
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Jillz
May 4, 2018 12:35 PM CST
So sorry to hear about the death of your kitty, Sabrina.
I am glad that you have new kitties to love and are back here.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 4, 2018 1:02 PM CST
cybersix said:Thanky @bxncbx, Elena! Mine are some oriental, some asiatic and one is longiflorum (I read that this should be a different type too). I don't know lilies at all!


Welcome back, Sabrina, and sorry about your cat problems. I just wanted to make sure you are aware that true lilies, such as Lilium longiflorum, are toxic to cats.

Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Europe Garden Photography Lilies Garden Ideas: Level 1
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cybersix
May 4, 2018 2:28 PM CST
@Jillz, many thanks, there's a happy gang of six cats, Dot was one of the oldest, there are his brother Comma, Dash, then the youngest, females, Rose, Pezzy and the two we found on the road, Orange and Pumpkin. I sure have company!

@Sooby, Sue, so happy to read you again! I read that lilies are toxic to cats, for now the cats don't have access to the garden. It's a really small piece of garden among other houses and too near to the road.
We found a house we like a lot, with a big garden, so if we will able to buy it I plan to divide it in two to make a safe garden for cats and a place just for flowers. So both flowers and cats will be safe! Thank You!
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallis.info
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
May 4, 2018 3:52 PM CST
I'm happy to see you back, Sabrina! I had wondered where you had gone Smiling .
Donald
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
May 4, 2018 6:19 PM CST
Welcome back, Sabrina. I am so sorry about your cats. I hope the ill one makes a good recovery. We are having a slow spring this year, too, but the weather is better here now, so hopefully things will start progressing.

Touch_of_sky on the LA
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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ShakespearesGarden
May 4, 2018 9:12 PM CST
Welcome back, Sabrina. I'm so sorry to hear of your kitty. And I hope your brother is doing better. Group hug

It's good to have you back and I'm looking forward to you sharing all of your blooms.
Bravery is not being unafraid. Bravery is being afraid and living life anyways.

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