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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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ATP Podcast #93: Celebrating DayliliesATP Podcast #93: Celebrating Daylilies
By dave, July 22, 2015

Trish is sitting aside for this episode, and joining me in the studio to talk daylilies is Jon Whitinger, gardener, software programmer, hybridizer and 14 year old all around nice guy.

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The Usefulness of Creating Pedigree Charts When HybridizingThe Usefulness of Creating Pedigree Charts When Hybridizing
By beckygardener, July 21, 2015

Ever wonder how some daylily flowers developed the "look" they are sporting? Researching back into their genetic tree can be revealing! Creating a pedigree chart can be a very useful hybridizing tool.

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Parking Lot DayliliesParking Lot Daylilies
By Newyorkrita, July 20, 2015

In towns and cities all over Long Island, daylilies brighten shopping center parking lots with lively blooms.

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Have a Slope That's Too Steep To Mow? Plant DayliliesHave a Slope That's Too Steep To Mow? Plant Daylilies
By Newyorkrita, July 19, 2015

How I transformed my grassy slope into a paradise of daylily blooms.

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Daylily Foliage in Mixed ContainersDaylily Foliage in Mixed Containers
By critterologist, July 19, 2015

I needed a tall accent to finish off a mixed container, but my budget didn't stretch to yet another nursery trip. As I looked around, I found the solution.

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It's Daylilies Week!It's Daylilies Week!
By dave, July 18, 2015

This is it! The highly anticipated Daylilies Celebration Week! Let's open the week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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Using Organza Bags in the GardenUsing Organza Bags in the Garden
By Horntoad, July 17, 2015

In the past I have encountered several problems when it comes to saving seed. This year I was able to solve all of these problems with the use of organza bags.

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Small Garden Deer SolutionSmall Garden Deer Solution
By Claudia, July 16, 2015

This is my solution to protect my small garden from the deer and other animals that share our neighborhood. We moved out here 8 years ago, and part of the attraction for us was the abundant wildlife.

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Training Oakleaf Hydrangeas to a Wall or FenceTraining Oakleaf Hydrangeas to a Wall or Fence
By JKing, July 15, 2015

The Oakleaf Hydrangea is a dramatic plant, but it can get too large for some areas. Consider training the Oakleaf over a wall, a fence, or even a doorway.

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A History of the Crepe MyrtleA History of the Crepe Myrtle
By dave, July 14, 2015

Standing on a thin carpet of fallen blooms, with a canopy of color above me, I immediately fell in love with the Crepe Myrtle tree, and since then have set out to collect them all.

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Agarita, Mahonia trifoliolata (Barberry Family)Agarita, Mahonia trifoliolata (Barberry Family)
By frostweed, July 13, 2015

What surprising qualities this plant has: early nectar for bees and butterflies, plus beautiful flowers and fruit.

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How To Get Rid of Unwanted TreesHow To Get Rid of Unwanted Trees
By foraygardengirl, July 12, 2015

Why do buckthorn and other nefarious trees and woody shrubs seem to plant themselves right in the middle of other plants that you want to keep? How can you get them out without hurting your prized specimens?

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The July 2015 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!The July 2015 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!
By dave, July 11, 2015

Another month, another raffle! We have 4 companies providing prizes this month, plus I'm throwing in some extra acorn prizes. Come on in and let's see what we've got.

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Lilies Celebration Week Wrap UpLilies Celebration Week Wrap Up
By dave, July 10, 2015

We're getting to the end of our lilies week, and it was a great one! Let's look at the best pictures from the week, and see how active the lilies areas of the site were.

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Utilizing the Beauty of the Trumpet Lily in Your GardenUtilizing the Beauty of the Trumpet Lily in Your Garden
By magnolialover, July 9, 2015

Trumpet lilies are something every garden should have. On July evenings their wafting, subtle, sweet fragrance transmitting through the air and towering large blossoms can brighten every garden. A few tips will help you to add these beauties to your garden with success. Once you've added some, you will likely want more. These long-lived bulbs, when planted correctly, can provide years of enjoyment and add beauty to your landscape.

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ATP Podcast #92: Celebrating Lilies, and Surviving the Summer HeatATP Podcast #92: Celebrating Lilies, and Surviving the Summer Heat
By dave, July 9, 2015

In today's episode Trish talks about her favorite lily types and cultivars, and Dave shares his best tips on how to make summertime gardening fun, enjoyable and successful.

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