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Nepthys
Kennedy, NY
(Zone 4a)

February 20, 2001
1:22 PM

Post #1543

Well, when I got to work today, I noticed the day lillies are peaking through the ground. Also our first massive thistle that we just can't get rid of, no matter what. The massive trumpet vine that has taken over the fence behind us is still dead as a doornail. It is a pain, but it does offer a nice privacy screen for us and the funeral home behind us. Our lilacs aren't showing any signs of life either. Noticed a few tulip buds... always a good sign. One good thing about working in an old home... we get to treat it as such, and have flowers. :) The office manager and I are thinking about sneaking a few sunflower seeds in the front this year... :)
dave

February 20, 2001
3:24 PM

Post #53197

Yeah, I was down at our house in Atlanta last week and saw that most of our perennial plants are starting to poke up. I dug up some of them to bring to our farm in TN. :)
Northerner
Middlesbrough
United Kingdom

February 20, 2001
7:46 PM

Post #53244

Are day-lilies difficult? I noticed people talking about them on the Internet so thought I'd have a go too. I've ordered half a dozen mail-order. They should be coming as young plants. I'm very keen on bulbs. Any tips?
Nepthys
Kennedy, NY
(Zone 4a)

February 20, 2001
8:04 PM

Post #53253

I don't think we've done anything with our for the 4 years I've been working here... I imagine they need divided by now... other than that, they are majorly maintenance free.
Northerner
Middlesbrough
United Kingdom

February 20, 2001
10:55 PM

Post #53274

Thanks Nepthys. You have a very unusual name if you don't mind my saying so. I've never come across it before. Is it American?
chris

(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2001
3:45 AM

Post #53579

my daylillies are poking up too. and my columbine and sedum have new growth.

I can't wait till spring...
Nepthys
Kennedy, NY
(Zone 4a)

February 23, 2001
2:30 PM

Post #53829

Northerner... actually, Nephthys (I cut out one "h" because I couldn't even spell it that way) is an Egyptian goddess. "Mistress of the House". Egyptian goddess of the dead. Daughter of Geb and Nut. Sister of Isis, Osiris and Seth. According to one tradition, she was also the mother of Anubis by Osiris. Her principal sanctuary was at Heliopolis. Along with Isis, she was one of the guardians of the corpse of Osiris. Depicted in human form wearing a crown in the form of the hieroglyph for house. Sometimes depicted as a kite guarding funeral bier of Osiris.

I've studied egyptology for about 8 years... ever since I was 16 or so. Fascinating stuff, which, unfortunately, gets me pegged as a pagen. Oh well. :)

Hope that helps... and that closes today's egyptology lesson. :)
eiroberts
Schenevus, NY

February 24, 2001
12:03 PM

Post #53983

nepthys..zone 4..daylillies and tulips budding...I am amazed. here it is still ice and snow. e

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