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Name: Marilyn
Hebron, KY (Zone 6a)
Livin' in Upper South since 6/96
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Marilyn
Dec 12, 2012 8:56 PM CST
Doris

Thanks for the link! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up Hurray!

Have to see what she has! Green Grin!
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Alex
Warren, VT- Green Mtns. (Zone 4b)
Daylilies Region: Vermont Garden Ideas: Level 1 Dog Lover Birds Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Dahlias Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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ARoseblush
Dec 12, 2012 10:08 PM CST
Hello All:

I am a newbie here on the site. But I have been reading your posts on the Internet for several yrs. I have enjoyed immensely your comments, pictures, and advice on the care of daylilies. Mostly, I have felt your passion for growing these wonderful and forgiving plants. I started to grow daylilies in 2009 on a mountain hillside beside my mountain chalet (Zone 4b). I have always been an avid gardener but didn't discover daylilies until much later in my life. I wanted to cover a hillside, which faces due south, with as many flowers as possible because the land looked so vacant and empty. Now, this land isn't flat. It has a 35 degree pitch downhill. So that 'is' and 'has' been a huge challenge for me. Many times I have to slide down the hillside on my bottom to dig holes, carrying buckets of mulch and enhanced dirt with me, along with my fans. Being in the mountains, I have to contend with a lot of bedrock and clay....so digging on a hillside is not easy for me. But 'dug' I have, and now that hillside is glorious in the Summer with over 200 daylilies. I live alone and do all the work myself along with my best friend, my 10 lb Pomeranian, 'Spirit' (she keeps the chip-munks and deer at bay)

Some of the members here already know me, because I buy 90% of my plants and seeds on the LA. And I am going to say this about the Lily Auction. With the exception of about 3 sellers of the many on the LA, I have had an exceptional experience using this website. I keep careful notes on my plants and who and where they were purchased from. For plants, I receive excellent plants from the following:

NDL - Nicole DeVito (received 9 plants from her last Spring. 'Huge Fans' with xtra fans. Sent 3 gift plants of her intros. 4 out of 8 plants bloomed within weeks of planting for 4 months. The other 4 hopefully will bloom this coming summer.

Mljomo (James Hall) (Usually large single fans, healthy. Always sends several gift plants. Plants grow well here)

Gran (Gaskins) (DF seedling- medium fan, healthy - no gift)

Lilyladies (Faye & John Shooter) (Large DF fans with xtras- always includes intros for gift plant - Lovely people)

Abundantdayliles (Sattlemeier) Medium sized plants. Rapid increase after planting but did not bloom 1st year planted.

BBend82 (Joshua Jaques) Huge, healthy DF with extra fans. Doesn't sell often on LA -usually in Feb and March. Very accommodating.

Amazing Daylilies (Pete Harry) Huge triple fans. Gift is usually extra fans. 2 of 5 plants bloomed same summer.

Gold Coast Daylily (Holley) Large TF fans. Healthy. Bloomed 2nd year. Also sells great seeds,


I have several new plants already purchased from MIchele (Tink) coming this April, 2013....my first time buying. One of the reasons, I chose to buy from Tink besides having the plants I wanted at a more reasonable price was because I have great admiration for her from secretly reading this site for almost 3 yrs, and drooling over the pictures she posts here. So Tink, I am counting on you to send me a nice size fan of 'Dragonfly Dawn'! Just kidding, Michele! :)

I buy a lot of seeds on the LA. I do have a seedling bed. My favorite seed sellers for large, plump seeds that germinate are the following. I do not deviate from these sellers because I have learned that some sellers don't work for me either because the seeds are sterile or have diseases or whatever. I trust these sellers. Those followed by a * are the very best.


Ladylovingdove (Dot) *
Eurodaylily (Paul & Dace)*
Ahead ( Steve Todd)*
Rich (Rich Howard)*
Osugrad (Richard Eustace)*
Zildjian (Gil Fuleki)*
Farmerbell (Ann Bell)*
Gold Coast Daylilies (Holley)*
Darlene (Dale Dionne)
Jeffb (Linda Bard)
Judydu2 (Judith Duthu)
Ruby (about 75% success rate for me)

I will write to a seed seller if I think the seeds are either sterile or bad. And, I once had to write to the administrator for 5 plants that I had ordered for Spring delivery that never arrived. Apparently, I wasn't the only one who complained. Eventually, we all got our plants, (a month late) after some super sleuthing. The owner was moving his plants to his new location, and was just overwhelmed with too much on his plate at the time. The fans when they arrived were large and in great shape.

One more thing, I have received plants from the south that had 'rust' on them, that I have had to isolate. Since, Vermont, has a lot of snow in the Winter with temps below freezing for an extended period, rust does not winter over here. The next season, the plants are fine. But the buyer has to beware. I hate rust!

I am not quite sure how to use this site yet, so I hope you will be patient with me while I am learning. Compared to so many of you, I am a newbie. But from being a 'voyeur' for 3 yrs, I have learned so much already just from reading this forum on the Internet. Your knowledge has helped in so many ways without you knowing it. For that, I am very grateful. I will upload an original image from my garden after I download my images onto my hard drive. I am very happy to be here.

Alex

PS. The picture above is my beloved side-kick and fellow garden companion, 'Spirit' (Pom), on our deck 30' above my 8 formal gardens below (not my daylily garden). This is God's country, and the views from my deck are spectacular. I overlook the ski area with the slopes just a hop, skip, and a jump away. In the far distance is the beautiful Breadloaf Range, and the Valley is 6 miles downhill. Btw, 'Spirit' and the bone are inseparable.

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Name: shirlee
southeast (Zone 6b)
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mistyfog
Dec 12, 2012 10:18 PM CST
Welcome! A hearty "glad to have you" here, Alex. You are gardening in rough
terrain, carrying water and mulch, etc. in that steep a grade. No doubt there are
many things you can teach us. I look forward to your photos. Also, you write
very well. Enjoyed reading your post.
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: United States of America
Region: Wisconsin
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philljm
Dec 12, 2012 10:37 PM CST
Ditto! Welcome Alex! Can't wait to see some photos of your hillside in bloom! Welcome! ~Jan
Name: Marilyn
Hebron, KY (Zone 6a)
Livin' in Upper South since 6/96
Salvias Forum moderator Hummingbirder Birds Organic Gardener Xeriscape
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Marilyn
Dec 12, 2012 11:16 PM CST
Welcome! Alex Welcome! Hurray! Thumbs up

I just tree mailed you 15 acorns, so you can get 3 badges.

Click your name and you'll see your profile page and right below your name, you should see

ยป Manage your microbadges

Click that and when you see that page you can click on the badges you want and/or scroll to the bottom of the page and click

Browse and add more badges

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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Name: Alex
Warren, VT- Green Mtns. (Zone 4b)
Daylilies Region: Vermont Garden Ideas: Level 1 Dog Lover Birds Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Dahlias Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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ARoseblush
Dec 13, 2012 1:34 AM CST
Shirlee, Jan, and Marilyn

Many thanks for the warm and gracious welcome. Marilyn, thank-you for all those acorns. It took me awhile to understand what the 'acorns' were all about. It's a learning curve, like everything in life. Your instructions were spot on. Smiling
Name: Susan
Southeastern Virginia (Zone 8a)
Money talks.... but Chocolate SINGS
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Annuals Birds Lilies
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virginiarose
Dec 13, 2012 4:42 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome! Alex, you have found a good place to learn about daylilies and even sellers of daylilies. I will take no credit for your education because I am a newbie also just discovering daylilies this year and I have already added 200 myself. Got another 200 on my wish list. Whistling
It is a lot of work but very rewarding and planting on a hillside has got to be extra hard work. It is good you had yourself a companion with a bone. Rolling on the floor laughing ,How can you not look down at that face and get a smile? I bet your hill side is just beautiful, what a great idea to beautify your property. Plus if you slip you will have something to grab on to! Green Grin!
Thanks so much for the list of good sellers, I have met a lot of people here on this forum and like you I grew to respect them very much. I will not mention names in-case I forget someone, I will not be SMH. I have purchased from a lot of the same people as you and some different ones and with you being in zone 4, I think you have had good success with your daylilies. Some of the daylilies just need more time, that's all.
We have people here from up north and they will give you good advice about what daylilies do good there and what you should avoid. Thumbs up Great bunch of enablers!!
susan

(smacking my head)
Name: Marilyn
Hebron, KY (Zone 6a)
Livin' in Upper South since 6/96
Salvias Forum moderator Hummingbirder Birds Organic Gardener Xeriscape
Rabbit Keeper Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener
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Marilyn
Dec 13, 2012 4:51 AM CST
Alex,

You're very Welcome! ! Happy to do it for you! Smiling

Glad to see you picked out 3 wonderful badges! Hurray! I was hoping you wouldn't get confused with the instructions and you didn't! Thumbs up

Looking forward to seeing photos of your garden next year!

Your doggie is beautiful! Lovey dubby Green Grin!

Marilyn
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: New York Hummingbirder Seed Starter
Vegetable Grower I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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JuliaNY
Dec 13, 2012 5:39 AM CST
virginiarose said:OMG!!! Julia I love your avatar!!! Drooling Drooling Drooling What is it???




ELOQUENTLY EDGED -Carpenter - not very tall this past year but then again, everything suffered this past season.

Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: New York Hummingbirder Seed Starter
Vegetable Grower I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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JuliaNY
Dec 13, 2012 5:45 AM CST
Casshigh said:Julia, we also have Rambunctious Rosie, Mean Green and What's Up Down South. We did not have a lot of Judy's to bloom this past summer or the blooms were few because either they were added in the spring or planted late fall, so they were still settling in. I moved all of Judy's to one bed late fall of last year. I expect them to perform this coming year and am looking forward to their blooms. Judy's daylilies have great branching.

Rambunctious Rosie and Spring Mystique should be an interesting cross. I also plan to make some pattern crosses, too. This fall I have moved our Carpenter patterned daylilies together along with some of our green throated UF/Spider dips. I want to do some serious crosses. In order to do this, I must limit the number of daylilies that I will work with and make hybridizing a priority. It is impossible to do everything that needs to be done once the daylilies are blooming. I did not take as many pictures this past summer, so I would have more time to do other garden jobs. Oh, well, life is all about choices. Whistling


The only other cross I was able to do was EVIDENCE OF ALIENS x SPRING MYSTIQUE. I purposely limited my crosses this year.
I've been slowly taking out any plantings I have doubles of. Next will be the ones that would be better off down south or ones I really can't use in
hybridizing. I still have a soft spot Lovey dubby for many which will never leave the garden until I do Rolling my eyes.

Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Seller of Garden Stuff Lilies Region: Kentucky Hostas Irises Hummingbirder
Cat Lover Daylilies Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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bluegrassmom
Dec 13, 2012 6:56 AM CST
Hello, Alex
Welcome to the dl forum, I would say that you are not a newbie if you are growing over 200! I am glad that you have started posting. It is a fun to cyber garden in the dead of winter. I am not on much during the Spring and Summer but love it during winter. I crave the color and beauty of plants.

Vermont is a rugged, but beautiful state, I admire you for being so determined in your gardening pursuits. I am looking forward to seeing you post pics too.

Teresa in KY
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Composter I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Birds Seller of Garden Stuff Region: United States of America
Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies Hummingbirder
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Hemlady
Dec 13, 2012 7:01 AM CST
Welcome Alex!!!
Lighthouse Gardens
Name: Doris&David Bishop
Cartersville, Ga.
Daylilies Cat Lover Clematis Region: Georgia Garden Art
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Casshigh
Dec 13, 2012 7:08 AM CST
Julia, it is hard here to choose the ones to move out but we have had to become more hardnosed. We have some daylily clubs that are good places to pass on these daylilies. For new members especially, they welcome the daylilies. They are good for door prizes and to give to new members. They are good for daylily club plant sales, too. We made a list of almost a 100 that someone is buying, He is buying them as he has the money. That is giving us some room, but we must let more go this spring to have places to plant some of our spring arrivals. I must admit it is freeing for me when I do let some go. I keep saying that we are going to try to sell some on the Lily Auction but have yet to do that!
"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing"~~~David Bishop
http://daylilyfans.com/bishop/
Name: Doris&David Bishop
Cartersville, Ga.
Daylilies Cat Lover Clematis Region: Georgia Garden Art
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Casshigh
Dec 13, 2012 7:19 AM CST
Welcome, Alex! We look forward to seeing pictures of your garden. Your description of your surroundings sounds breathtaking! The topography here is hilly and has been a challenge for us, too. We live in the foothills of the southern Appalachians. We have had to build terraced beds on hillsides for our daylilies. We have to make the best of what we have. Sounds like you have, too. Can't wait to see it through your pictures!

We also have learned much from the knowledgeable folks here. This forum is a great place to learn and share.

Doris
"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing"~~~David Bishop
http://daylilyfans.com/bishop/
Name: Dot or Dorothy
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Lilies Pollen collector Container Gardener Butterflies Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader
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Ladylovingdove
Dec 13, 2012 8:59 AM CST
Alexandra, helloooooooooooooooo!!

I am so happy to see you here. I am also happy to see that you have gotten such a good germination rate for my seeds.

As far as getting a large fan of Dragonfly Dawn from Tink (Michelle) goes, I got a very large fan of it from Dan Trimmer, it split 7 ways for me because it was so big. But after it split, the fans were of course smaller, I would say medium to small sized. Unless Michelle has hers on steroids, you may or may not get a large fan from her. Of course she does have a longer growing season than me, so it may have time to get big before next spring. I sold a DF of it, I'm just praying that it doesn't shrink over the winter LOL. Well this got long and wordy huh? I was so impressed with it, that I ordered it again for next spring from Dan Trimmer, it was awesome.

I am very excited to get my new intros for next spring. It makes waiting very hard during the winter. I do get mine early though in mid March, just in time for my birthday. March is always a very exciting time for me.

Dot
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Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
More daylilies!!!!
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kimkats
Dec 13, 2012 12:21 PM CST
Hi Alex Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! I too can't wait to see your pics, your place sounds wonderful Smiling What a cute puppy Spirit is Just wanna give him a big ol smooch Whistling
It's my cats world, I'm just here to open the cans.
Name: Susan
Southeastern Virginia (Zone 8a)
Money talks.... but Chocolate SINGS
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Annuals Birds Lilies
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virginiarose
Dec 13, 2012 12:44 PM CST
I agree Whistling
Name: Charmaine
Vermont (Zone 4b)
Daylilies Dog Lover Forum moderator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Vermont
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Char
Dec 13, 2012 2:30 PM CST

Moderator

Hi Alex! Welcome! So nice to see another Vermonter here. The Breadloaf area is beautiful, right in the heart of the Green Mountains. I'm over in the Upper Valley. Looking forward to seeing images of your garden. (Spirit is adorable!)

Agree with you about seeds, when buying seeds you have to trust the seller.
Char
Name: Alex
Warren, VT- Green Mtns. (Zone 4b)
Daylilies Region: Vermont Garden Ideas: Level 1 Dog Lover Birds Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Dahlias Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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ARoseblush
Dec 13, 2012 4:48 PM CST
Cindy, Teresa, Doris & David, Dot, Kim W, Char, and Susan:


I am overwhelmed with your warm welcome to the site. I feel like I already know most of you from faithfully reading this forum for so many years. As I have stated, your help and passion for these wonderful flowers has been immeasurable to me as I have struggled through the learning curve. I guess the reason I waited so long to join this site is I didn't feel comfortable asking dumb questions to those that were much more knowledgeable than me. Also, I am a Vermonter, and we are a very independent lot. I am no stranger to a snow shovel, and a good 'weed whacker'!

Susan - Thank-you so much for the extra acorns. I look forward to your posts.

Dot - Your seeds have really germinated beautifully for me this Fall. Exceptionally well. Some are almost 12" tall now. I will have to get them thru the Winter before they go into the seedling bed in the Spring. Just a quick mention that your cross of Guy Douglas (gaskins) X Dragonfly Dawn has germinated. I did get one seed up. I have babied this plant because the seeds were so small (which you told about before I brought them). This seedling is now about 6" tall, and I am still babying it. Gaskins seeds can sometimes be hard to germinate. I do have some very strong 'Fourth of July in Georgia X Deadliest Catch' seedlings doing very under the lights right now. Stronger and more fertile daylilies. Other Gaskins seeds, I cannot get to germinate is 'Ruby Lipstick X Gaskins A-33-11'. Just have had no luck with these seeds. They explode on me. Ugly. These are seeds from a popular seed seller on the LA. I love growing seeds because there is always hope that I will get that incredible daylily that will stun the world, which I probably wouldn't know what to do with if I had it. Know nothing about registering a new seedling. But I do have an innate sense for beauty when I see it. I also love to see these tiny seeds grow from birth to a mature plant. I guess that's the 'mother' instinct within me. Whispering now---I also was able to get my hands on 5 seeds of the 'BRER RABBIT & THE BRIAR PATCH' seeds, the WOW bright red toothy wonder plant that Mary Gaskins introduced last year. Have not tried to germinate these seeds yet. I have my fingers and toes crossed for these seeds. Anyway, Dot, I have germinated all the seeds I brought from you. Eagerly awaiting seeds crossed with Nicole's "Can't Touch This' now almost a ft. tall, that I won from you on LA. Very strong seedlings. Impressive.

Char - I am delighted to meet a fellow neighbor and daylily lover. Did you get that VT flag added as an emoticon on this forum? Surprized me!! I am sure you understand the constraint of which I am working under on my hillside. If I can tackle this hill, I will have, won most of the battle. I have no fingernails left after I dig the holes, pull out hundreds of rocks, maintain my balance, and don't slip a disc in my already tender back. Sheer determination, and a will to succeed at this project keeps driving me on. Eventually, and in the not to distant future, I hope to start hybridizing my own lilies, my ultimate goal. Besides, the fact, that I now have a hillside looking pretty spiffy with so many beautiful flowers growing. It's not a refined garden, it's really a rock garden hillside. It takes years to build beautiful gardens. When you have Winter as long as we do in Vermont, you really do appreciate the beauty of flowers, plants, and trees... and just being outside for days at a time. The benefits are not only physically cathartic, but spiritually a blessing and a gift like no other. Nature is God's gift to us, and really, the secret to a wonderful complete life..including all the creepy crawlies, and wild birds, and animals who grace my property, and live around me. However, please note, I do not want to meet a bear on run into one on my walks around these old mountains. I have already had a run in with a huge moose on my road!!

At any rate, I look forward to exchanging advice and learning from all of you. In 3 yrs., I have only lost 3 plants. I hope I can keep this good fortune going. So far, I have seem to be able to grow just about any daylily here - tho I have had trouble with 2 of Maryott's plants here. 2 yrs, and the plants have produced nothing. I brought them from Maryott. 'Strikingly Dramatic', and 'Raspberries in Cream' which died. Bonus gifts just have not bloomed either. I know how much members here love Maryott's, but for me so far no luck. Maybe, I should move these plants, although they are all in primo locations.

Once again, thank-you all for your kind words and generosity. Pictures will come when I have the time to download them during this busy Holiday Season. Working from a somewhat new Mac Book Pro, so am learning how this machine works, after yrs. of working with Windows! I tip my hat to you. nodding Always learning Grumbling nodding nodding



Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: United States of America
Region: Wisconsin
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philljm
Dec 13, 2012 5:08 PM CST
I got Strikingly Dramatic late this summer from Maryotts - and got some beautiful reblooms from it this fall. It will be interesting to see how my 2012 Maryott's survive. I am sure a lot will depend on how cold it gets here, so far we are pretty warm for December - although we have been down to almost single digits this year too. I have my daylilies mulched pretty heavily with leaves - but now I am worrying because the weather has been too warm - and the heavy mulch may not be so good this year.

But you are correct, you may find that your weather zone may limit you to the hardier plants. Did you contact Maryott's about your problems?

By the way, which direction does your hillside mostly face? North, south east west? That may be part of it too. 4b is a pretty cold zone. ~Jan

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