Daylilies forum: Best Book For Growing Daylilies-Beginners

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2
Views: 933, Replies: 34 » Jump to the end
Name: Angela Shaconage Farm
Smoky Mountains Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Image
Feisty1
Oct 21, 2018 4:24 PM CST
Hi! I just bought 'Daylilies' by A.B. Stout. I'm looking for recommendations for a book that covers the whole Daylily growing cycle-growing fron seed to division. Basically a book for Beginners.

Please, everyone share your thoughts!
Many thanks,
Angela
Cicero — 'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
Image
sooby
Oct 21, 2018 7:32 PM CST
Not a book per se, but have you joined the American Daylily (Hemerocallis) Society (membership $25 for a full year, $15 from now until the end of this year)? Members have access to 70 years worth of their journals online with all their "how-to" articles amongst other interesting stuff, that alone is worth the cost of membership IMHO.
Name: Angela Shaconage Farm
Smoky Mountains Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Image
Feisty1
Oct 21, 2018 7:50 PM CST
sooby,
I haven't joined the ADS, but I will. You've enticed me with 70 years of reading material!
Many thanks,
Angela
Thank You!
Thumbs up
Cicero — 'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
Name: Roger & Karen
Birmingham, Al (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Alabama
Diggerofdirt
Oct 21, 2018 10:28 PM CST
AHS
Every home needs a daylily, and every daylily needs a home.
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
There's a place of quiet rest !
Image
Hazelcrestmikeb
Oct 22, 2018 6:53 AM CST
I agree with Sue.
Direct link
https://daylilies.org
robinseeds.com
"Life as short as it is, is amazing isn't it ?" Michael Burton
"Be your best you".
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
blue23rose
Oct 22, 2018 11:12 AM CST
Diggerofdirt said:AHS


Good, bad, or indifferent, AHS recently changed the name to American Daylily Society, or ADS.
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
blue23rose
Oct 22, 2018 11:15 AM CST
And here is a link to Region 10, which includes Kentucky and Tennesee. There may be a club near you.

http://region10news.blogspot.c...
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Betty
MN zone 4
Frogs and Toads Birds Roses Region: United States of America Peonies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Garden Art Echinacea
Image
daylilydreams
Oct 22, 2018 11:30 AM CST
Check out Amazon they have the AHS which is now the ADS book 'Daylilies the Beginners Handbook' which may help you out.
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

Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
Image
sooby
Oct 22, 2018 11:57 AM CST
blue23rose said:

Good, bad, or indifferent, AHS recently changed the name to American Daylily Society, or ADS.


They didn't actually change the name, they just decided to use their "doing business as" name, American Daylily Society, more for publicity purposes. They're still the AHS as well.

Name: Roger & Karen
Birmingham, Al (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Alabama
Diggerofdirt
Oct 22, 2018 2:08 PM CST
Oops i am sorry didnt know they changed. Just going with what ive always known
Every home needs a daylily, and every daylily needs a home.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
Image
needrain
Oct 22, 2018 6:42 PM CST
blue23rose said:

Good, bad, or indifferent, AHS recently changed the name to American Daylily Society, or ADS.


Sounds like a bad move to me! Most folks object to ads. Big Grin
Donald
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
There's a place of quiet rest !
Image
Hazelcrestmikeb
Oct 24, 2018 7:12 AM CST
On the other hand. Most none members know what daylily is as oppose to hemerocallis.
The average gardener is not verse on the scientific nomenclature.
Either way I personally am fine with it. MHO of course.
robinseeds.com
"Life as short as it is, is amazing isn't it ?" Michael Burton
"Be your best you".
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
blue23rose
Oct 24, 2018 11:16 AM CST
Hazelcrestmikeb said:
The average gardener is not verse on the scientific nomenclature.


I think that was part of the reason for using American Daylily Society. It isn't quite so intimidating.

Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
Region: California
Image
CaliFlowers
Oct 24, 2018 12:03 PM CST
I suppose everything must change in order to be "relevant". New name, new logo, I hope it works out better than the website update.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
blue23rose
Oct 24, 2018 6:05 PM CST
I have not adjusted to the website update. Too much of the info is toward the bottom of the page.
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Angela Shaconage Farm
Smoky Mountains Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Image
Feisty1
Oct 25, 2018 10:45 AM CST
Many thanks to all who responded to my post! Angela
I agree
Thank You!
Thumbs up
Cicero — 'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Region: Alabama
Image
Seedfork
Oct 25, 2018 11:11 AM CST
I have found the new AHS website to just be extremely hard for me to navigate! But that said, if you can navigate the site, then there's is so much information available. I think it is without a doubt the most information about daylilies available at one site. I still haven't figured out how to access the robins.
Oh, does anyone have any beginner daylily books to recommend? I think that was the original question.
I was surprised when I looked through all my gardening books that I actually did not have a book that was dedicated specifically to daylilies. So I am not able to recommend one!
[Last edited by Seedfork - Oct 25, 2018 11:16 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1843169 (17)
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
Image
sooby
Oct 25, 2018 11:30 AM CST
I find the easiest way to navigate the new site is just scroll down to the bottom of the home page where everything is listed out. The 70 years of Journals is on the Members Portal, which did not change. Larry, for the Robins I found this on the old site but I don't know where it is on the new one. It looks to be somewhat out of date but the addresses for joining the email Robin are right I think:

http://oldsite.daylilies.org/R...
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Region: Alabama
Image
Seedfork
Oct 25, 2018 11:37 AM CST
I tried a couple of those email address two different times but got no response.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
blue23rose
Oct 25, 2018 11:38 AM CST
Larry, not sure if you are aware of it or not, but the robins are not actually on the ADS/AHS site. You receive an email every day (or even an email from each and every person who sends out an email to the listserve). I opted for just one email each day and it has all the emails sent to the robin in just one email to me. That way, it doesn't clutter up my personal emails too much.

Just send an email to one of the folks at the link below. I guess I am just on the general round robin, not on the 'doubles' or 'historical' robins.

I had to do a search in the new site to find this info (edited to add that I went to the dictionary, found the word "robin" and it took me to this page).
https://daylilies.org/daylily-...


And here is what the old site had:
http://oldsite.daylilies.org/G...
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
[Last edited by blue23rose - Oct 25, 2018 11:52 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1843190 (20)

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Daylilies forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by greenappleagnes and is called "Redbud"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.