Potted Daylilies

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Some of our daylilies growing on.

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Stella D'Oro

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Catherine Woodbury

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St. Louis, MO(Zone 6b)

Bernie, Thanks for the inspiration. Seeing the great success you enjoy urges me on to commit the time and energy to follow suit. My own daylilies will arrive soon and I will post a thread asking advice on planting.

Caistor, United Kingdom(Zone 8b)

I am still after crocodile smile.......................... do you have that one bernie????????????

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

No, these were some we bought to resell at that time. we were running a garden center.

Caistor, United Kingdom(Zone 8b)

Ohhhhhhhhhh, thats a shame.............. you certainly had a good few in stock!!

Waynesboro, MS(Zone 8a)

I am in the proscess of growing mine in pots and making the waterbeds as described by Twiggybuds
I have way too many trees whose roots extend way out in my present beds and soak up all the water and nutrients.
I wonder how white plastic table cloths would work drapped in front of the pots to keep the sun from heating up the pots

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Caistor, United Kingdom(Zone 8b)

Why don't you mulch all round the pots which will keep the pots cool but allow sun to get to the plant!! Bit like clematis feet in cool, top in sun.....

Santa Ynez, CA

Who are your favorite sellers for daylilies? I want to find some less expensive daylilies, any ideas? thanks Marie

Moss Point, MS(Zone 8b)

Charlie, anything to shade the sidewalls will do. The sun might ruin the tablecloths in one season.

Here's another option just recently discovered. I found a man to help me with some general labor so I set him to digging out some new beds. The ground was almost level to start with and he had plenty of examples. I had a docs appt and left him to it for most of the day. Came back and it looked like the start of a cemetery. I'm telling you they are deep enough to hide 2 gallon pots. My first thought was to go ballistic but just in time I thought why not just put a couple holes in the plastic to take care of the water depth. The deep sides take care of the shade. They'll be back at ground level which is more normal looking.

Edited to add that this year I'm trying this method for tomatoes.

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