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Mar 13, 2012 11:55 AM CST
|I tried to time them a couple of days apart but they all arrived on the same day. I'm tired already LOL, just taking a break.
Nicole Harry-DeVito order, they looked like trees.
Can't Touch This, one HUGE fan with 2 increases on the side. Smooth Talker, thre huge fans and Follow Your Fancy, two huge fans. Extra was Blaze On, two fans.
Trimmer order, the box knife is there for scale. Baja California, one huge fan. Dragonfly Dawn, one large fan with a scape, the scape was bent. Erin Thomas, three huge fans and for extra Pirate Moon, a tree size fan.
Floyd Cove order was the biggest with 13 dufferent cultivars. They ranged in sizes with most being large. Most were 2 fans, with one having 3 fans and one having four. Blue Racer, Blue Rhino (4 fans), Castle Rock, When Royals Dream, Cutting Loose, Jupiter's Fortune, Pacifica, Peacock Candy, Picotee Prism (3 fans), Zylophone Jazz (small fans dormant), Rose F Kennedy, 2 small fans (dormant). Rio Fiesta and Ocean Rainbow were extras.
A nosy spoiled rotten Casper and Shadow.
For scale, the green pots are 20".
The pot in the front has the Floyd Cove order, plus the orange bucket.
I wonder what I can play with first.
It's like Christmas around here. Actually some of my Christmas and birthday money is in these buckets.
Mar 13, 2012 12:18 PM CST
|Dot you lucky girl, those all look just wonderful. A garden right there with all those lush fans. Isn't it exciting.|
Mar 13, 2012 1:32 PM CST
|Dot, those look wonderful! I know that you are excited. I am excited for you. I am expecting our shipments from Nicole, Floyd Cove, the Trimmers, the Gaskins, and Tim Bell this week. Maybe starting tomorrow!!!
"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing"~~~David Bishop
Mar 13, 2012 4:15 PM CST
|Those are really nice fans, you lucky gal. Nice selections too.|
Love your kitties, and the names are so suitable for them. I asked that
my orders be sent in May and first of June. As warm as it has been, I
think I should have stated an earlier date. You're gonna have so
much fun come bloom time.
Mar 13, 2012 5:54 PM CST
|they look great. Isn't it funny how they all arrived the same day? |
Mar 13, 2012 5:55 PM CST
|You have your work cut out for you |
Last week I helped James Hall plant all of the daylilies he got. He buys numerous collections every year and drives down to South Florida to pick them up. It took us 4 days to plant them all. The collections he got were Trimmer, Floyd Cove - fall full form, fall mini, spring full form, and butterfly, Frank Smith fall and spring (or should I say Pete Harry), Lambertson, some from the Salter's, and we had planted Karol Emmerich's the week before. He will be going to Tommy Maddox's this weekend to pick up the ones he ordered from him and those I will help plant next week. I'm not sure how many he got from him.
Mar 13, 2012 6:22 PM CST
|WOW -- doesn't it feel like Christmas around here? Fantastic daylilies, Dot! Really beautiful fans! But I don't envy your having to plant all of them! And I think I have one or two orders coming this week and also next week too... Spring is about here!|
And Michele, you must be absolutely INVALUABLE to James Hall! What a great helper you are!!! Did he get any of Elizabeth Salter's smalls, or just the large ones of Jeff's? There's one new one of hers that I would absolutely love to get!
Mar 13, 2012 6:53 PM CST
|I'm not sure which ones he got. Those are the only ones I didn't make the name tags for and I can't remember what they were; I'll have to look and see. I know he got the patterned one of Jeff's ( Cosmic Blast), but I can't remember the others. I wish they'd get their website updated. They said they were waiting for the registrations to be completed before they put them on the website. |
Which one of her new ones are you looking at?
I don't know if I'm invaluable or not; he's 76 and can run circles around me some days
Mar 13, 2012 7:13 PM CST
|How wonderful! I too am waiting until mid-May - of course, right now, it's spring this week..... ~Jan|
Mar 13, 2012 9:03 PM CST
|Dot, your plants are great and I'm really jealous of all the fantastic ones you got. I bet they'll look great in their new green pots. I saw those pots at Walmart and set and wished I could get some, but I had to take the back road and use my good old free black pots. That money was spent on my new camera. |
Pictures pleasae, once you get them planted in those beautiful pots.
Thanks for sharing your beauties, Mona
Mar 13, 2012 10:00 PM CST
|Michele, the one I want is the fifth one down, ES-5. Wouldn't you think it has to be a tet? I especially love the double edge with some hints of teeth/tentacles and the eye that looks like it's been painted, then changing to yellow and green. Absolutely love it!|
Mar 14, 2012 10:05 AM CST
|Thanks everyone for your kind comments. |
Mona, this is for you, my pot ghetto, or as it's known around here, my garden.
They ran out of the green pots and I had to get some brown ones.
These are free tree pots I get sometimes from my neighbor who does mowing and some landscaping.
A huge Baja California
My favorite intermediate iris is blooming in three different places in the yard today. "Furioso"
Mar 14, 2012 11:56 AM CST
|Dot, I really, really, like your pot ghetto. The plants look so|
lush and green. Just beautiful.
Mar 14, 2012 4:04 PM CST
mistyfog said:Dot, I really, really, like your pot ghetto. The plants look so
And I love the green pots.
Mar 18, 2012 7:37 PM CST
|Hi Dot, I somehow managed to miss this post. I love your pots you got from Walmart. If I ever can, I'll buy some pretty pots to put my best daylilies in and then rotate them out the next year for the new best plants!!! |
I have been really blessed to get all my pots from a local landscape company. 2 years ago they gave me all that they had saved and I ended up with about 3000 pots. l'm down to about 400 now, so it's about time to ask for more.
Your plants all look so great. Do you have any scapes yet?? I don't know if you saw my post from yesterday but I found 2 scapes on "Santa's LIttle Helper" These were from Maryotts last fall, so I'm sure that's why i've got scapes.
Love all yours and can't wait to see your blooms. Blessings, Mona
Mar 19, 2012 9:42 AM CST
I only have scapes on a few new ones, Cutting Loose and Dragonfly Dawn had scapes when they came. I just went and checked and Can't Touch This, Pirate Moon and Rio Fiesta have scapes emerging yaaa hooo.
The rest of the garden, no. I only have early season irises blooming now.