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Determining the Daylily Characteristics I LikedDetermining the Daylily Characteristics I Liked
By profesora, July 30, 2015

Every daylily has a pretty face, and some daylilies have a lot more to offer besides the pretty face. Discovering what else I wanted in a daylily was a long journey.

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Daylily Hybridizing TipsDaylily Hybridizing Tips
By Lalambchop1, July 29, 2015

I've been hybridizing for a few years and have been helped along by some of the giants in the industry. Here are some things I've learned...

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Smart and Frugal Thinning of SeedlingsSmart and Frugal Thinning of Seedlings
By dave, July 28, 2015

In this video, Trish demonstrates how she manages her trays of seedlings. Rather than simply cut away excess seedlings in a tray, she divides the seedlings and pots them up into empty cells. This way she ends up with full trays of seedlings with very few wasted plants.

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Red Currants. These Old-Time Shrub Fruits Are Easy To GrowRed Currants. These Old-Time Shrub Fruits Are Easy To Grow
By Newyorkrita, July 27, 2015

Red Currants grew in our garden from the time of my childhood. My mother cooked them for jams, but I loved to simply pick them and eat them fresh.

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Let's do the Drawing for the July Not-a-Raffle-RaffleLet's do the Drawing for the July Not-a-Raffle-Raffle
By dave, July 27, 2015

Here it is! Seven lucky winners for the July raffle. Come in, enjoy the video, and see who won this month.

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Mowing TipMowing Tip
By Xeramtheum, July 26, 2015

This little tip will help your lawn be healthier and more attractive.

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Inexpensive Plant MarkersInexpensive Plant Markers
By beckygardener, July 25, 2015

Need an inexpensive plant marker? This marker is cheap to make and almost invisible, too!

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Daylilies Celebration Week Wrap UpDaylilies Celebration Week Wrap Up
By dave, July 24, 2015

Is daylilies celebration week already over? The good news is the fun doesn't end today, and we will continue to share our daylily photos, ideas, and inspirations forever. But for now, let's look at the highlights from this past week.

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Growing Daylilies from SeedGrowing Daylilies from Seed
By beckygardener, July 23, 2015

Growing hybrids from seeds is fun and an easy way to add more daylilies to your garden!

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By ARoseblush on Jul 29, 2015 3:14 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Chang Dynasty')

For form, structure, and color, this is the perfect daylily. 'Chang Dynasty' will look as fresh at 6pm in the evening as it does at 8 AM. Year after year, its blooms glow in the garden, radiating those peach, coral, and yellow tones. Classic and elegant in form and structure, 'Chang Dynasty' is a beauty to behold. One of my favs!

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By DogsNDaylilies on Jul 29, 2015 10:21 AM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Gentle Shepherd')

Gentle Shepherd is probably my whitest white (I purchased it the day I took this photo). It starts out a little creamier in the morning and bleaches nicely into a whiter color. Its scapes aren't particularly strong, but are strong enough to support it standing straight up without bending or waving around too much.

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By Chillybean on Jul 29, 2015 9:56 AM, concerning plant: Maximilian Sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)

I planted these for several reasons: Native to the US, not an annual, a lively spreader, and a natural food source for the birds. The Goldfinches just relish those greens and later the seeds as they dry. I have been concerned by the amount of pesticides put on bird food to prevent meal moths and the like. The birds get that in their mouths and we become exposed to it when we handle the seed.

Mine tend to bloom early, starting in July, but others wait until late August into September. The plant spreads mostly by rhizomes, but I have found a few from germinated seeds in other locations. It has not become bothersome in any way.

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By ARoseblush on Jul 29, 2015 9:09 AM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Florence Denny')

Daylily 'Florence Denny' is a monster of a plant. The 8 1/2 inch flower, with deeply ruffled edge, never hangs or droops with the weight of the flower. Florence always stands tall in my garden. This year she has outdone herself with 21 buds. This flower apparently is easy to hybridize. Fertile both ways. Because the flower is a neutral cream color, and if you are looking to promote a larger bloom size, this may be the plant to try. I will set pollen on it this summer. Always beautiful, and I believe underappreciated, 'Florence Denny' is an outstanding daylily.

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By materfan on Jul 28, 2015 9:14 PM, concerning plant: Gooseneck Loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides)

These are pollinator magnets! All kinds of little fliers love them.

I have a bunch filling a 6'Lx3" W raised bed. A few escape, and are easily pulled up, and relocated on an embankment for erosion control.

I can see that someone might get annoyed if they wanted it in a certain area, and it randomly kept popping up out of boundaries, but if it's used "correctly" and given an area to itself to spread in, its boundaries can be easily maintained by a lawn mower, weed barrier, stonework, or even raised beds and walkways.

It shouldn't be planted near persons with bee sting allergies, because it bustles with pollinators, including bees and wasps.

It can self seed, and individual plants pop up in various places, and that might be what they mean by invasive.

Self sowing plants, if left there, can start new colonies, that would be hard to get rid of, especially in unmowable places.

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