Hi there you other southern folks! I live in Clinton which is right outside Jackson.I have been gardening for about 30 years - oh , wait a minute - most of those years I think I might have been WATCHING my DH garden! Anyway, eventually I started buying a few daylilies, started out like so many other folks, not caring about "names".Then I got invited to the daylily society and learned that you really needed to buy "named" varieties and so I had to buy more! After I got a few, the next year I needed more... and like any of you with plant manias, I didn't know when to stop. I now have almost 2,000 named varieties. I have no more space left to plant and have over a dozen in pots and new ones due to arrive within the next few weeks. Oh dear !!!!!
You're welcome ! I am not kidding about weeds,either ! I think, as I've said in other forums, that I have about as many varieties of weeds as I do daylilies. Our biggest nightmare is Florida betony. We now have it in our lawn as well as in our daylilies. We dig and dig ( all the way to China!) and can't get all the runners. You can't spray for it in the daylilies or it would kill the daylilies. It has ruined my beds!!! If anyone has a suggestion, other than spraying EVERYTHING with Roundup,which DH is about ready to do, please let us hear from you !!!!
Judy, I know ! Some years I would order as many as 200. Since my mom got the "bug" the same time I did, she would order different ones than I did (only far fewer !!! ) and then we would split ours and share ! They just seemed to keep growing, and growing, and growing. Now they all need new name tags ( well, I did make a few hundred the last several years) and I don't know when I will do it. I should have done it during the winter, but no , I wanted to wait . So now everything needs to be done at the same time. Wanna help???
Yes. The second link worked. I love daylillies. I had no inkling there were so many varieties. Yours are beautiful. The common orange ones grow wild here. There are some beautiful ones at the Ky Horse Park in Lexington.
Hi, I'm new to Dave's - actually, I've been reading for a year, but a computer malfunction kept me from being able to access even with a membership...
I've been a gardener for over 50 years - started in Kansas at my grandmother's side. I'm a "Northern Gardener" now - Minnesota, Zone 4a, sometimes 4b. Used to be a 3 - global warming is real - I grow some Zone 5 quite easily in sun traps now.
I have about 200 named varieties of daylilies, some 500 plants. Most of our yards are in garden - I'm a rose and hosta lover also - about 70 roses. Have a large "wild garden" of mostly native plants under a large silver maple.
I still work full time. I love my "days" - many are in their glory this week.
I have been packing boxes and cleaning as I go ! For someone that hasn't cleaned house in 10 years this place is a mess ! The dust is killing my sinuses !!! And I have so much "stuff" in my house - as those of you that came to the weed party saw. Think of me having to wrap those hundreds of Santas !!!!! I work soooooo slowly that I am the only one that can tell I am making progress. I basically have the breakfast room, kitchen and dining rooms done - and have started on my daughter's room ( she hasn't lived at home in a gazillion years but I still call it her room !). I am packing all that I can and leaving the bare minimum. Two bowls, a few coffee cups,etc. Only left the Corelle ware - packed up all the china cause I am afraid to use it most of the time. My hands drop stuff so often that I break too much to be risking all the "good stuff" just for us. I even dropped and broke a Corelle ware plate the other day.
We have not put the house on the market. We have a "potential" buyer. I know things might not work out but I hope the Lord is answering my prayers so this sells to this guy and we DON'T have to put it on the market. Having to show it with 3 dogs will be a headache. Dog hair everyday to deal with ! If someone wanted to show it I would have to load up all 3 dogs and disappear for a while. Horrors ! So keep me in your prayers that this guy will buy it and we won't have to go through all that !
Judy, glad you have found a love for daylilies to go along with your love of dogs. They seem to go hand in hand with a lot of us !
I had another bad fall yesterday. Tripped trying to step over one of the packed boxes and fell onto my brick floors - taking a direct hit onto my right knee and then -somehow- rolled over on my back as I hit the bricks and hit my shoulder and head on the floor. Or maybe I hit it on the chair rail as I went down. I don't know because it happened so quickly. I just know my shoulder and head got a smack on the way down. Today I am sore - especially my shoulders. I am just TOO old for this ! I have had so many falls now. I am really pushing my luck ! We just have walking paths in the living room now and it is hazardous walking for even for someone with NO medical problems !
I'm so very sorry you fell. Last May I only had walking paths so I know what you are dealing with there. It wasn't long until they made me feel dizzy trying to get through them, so no wonder you fell. Don't you have anywhere to put them? I wonder how much those "storage containers" that you move onto your property are. They look like the box structure on an 18 wheeler. What are you planning on doing with them, after you sell your house and until your new house is finished?
Judy, we have a warehouse (or a section of one) that we can put some stuff in when we go to Pontotoc - only we haven't been in a month! So things are getting piled up around here ! We are waiting for the rain to stop...
Libby who is corgimom has moved and has new gardens. She hardly ever checks in here at Midsouth anymore. Sadly Judy has passed. I assume you were inquiring If Libby had that daylily? I don't have it either. Your best chance is to inquire on the daylily forum or goggle it. You may get a hit on it at a daylily farm.
Yes I knew she moved. Funny she retired and hardly ever posted since. I guess she wasn't in front of a computer daily anymore. We have so many that have dropped off Dave's that had been pretty faithful to midsouth.
Carolyn and her sister Cindy for example. Judy , Sandra's friend Judy . We do miss them all.
Seems like I read a while back that Martha was taking care of a sister. She is fortunate to be able to and her sister is blessed to have her, I am sure.
I use FB to keep in touch with family that lives far away but my computer time is limited. I enjoy my family here at DG. I know these good people far better than family. We have been through joy and sorrow, thick and thin. I can't imagine not checking in, unless I'm dead or move to a place where there is no internet service or...