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Daylilies forum: Eureka Daylily 2012 Guide

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Name: Mona
Guntown, Ms (Zone 7b)
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monalisa18
Dec 5, 2011 11:32 AM CST
Oh WOW! I got my new 2012 Eureka guide today. It's beautiful!!! It's been several years since I bought one. Since I'm going to try to sell some daylilies this next summer I thought it would be helpful and useful. It has beautiful pictures in it. I haven't gotten all the way through it, but so far I love it! I know that the prices are not set in stone as being correct. They only reflect the prices of the gardens listed in the guide, but atleast it's a starting point.

Did any of you get one? When you get one, it has a serial number that gives you access to an online version but they don't have it up yet. Or, I couldn't get to that part of the site. It says that it is coming soon.
We're getting some rain today. It got within 10 miles of here yesterday. Some places got 4" yesterday!!! We didn't get any. So maybe today we'll get an inch or two.

Blessings to all, Mona
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Dec 5, 2011 11:42 AM CST
I haven't gotten mine yet. We ordered as a club and then added ours to the Mobile club so it just depends on when the big order went in. I have last years and the photos are stunning.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Dec 5, 2011 1:31 PM CST
What is the Eureka Guide, how would I go about getting one, and how expensive is it? And does it have pictures of all daylilies or something? As you can tell, I don't know anything about it. But when I get into something new I love to explore everything I can about it (and it's daylilies now!)...

Betty
Name: Mona
Guntown, Ms (Zone 7b)
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monalisa18
Dec 5, 2011 2:05 PM CST
Hi Betty, I posted this on the other site "Growing Daylilies Together". It's an okay description of the Eureka Daylily Guide. No one else ever commented on this, so take it as only my opinion. I love the "Guide". It doesn't have as many gardens listed as it did years ago, since the enet got so popular. I hope to list my daylilies in it next year. This will depend on the cost of having a garden listed. I don't know what that is. I'll discover more info before the 2012 deadline. The photos are great this year. I think it's worth the cost just to have the pleasure of looking at all the great photos.

For more info and to purchase, go to their wesite: http://www.gardeneureka.com/

Here's the description:

I'm going to tell you how I "think" this guide works. If I'm wrong, please someone fill in the blanks for me.

I've bought about 5 of them. The last one being in 2007< I think. I don't have it here, so I might be off a year.

If, let's say I wanted to place an ad in the guide, I would send in a list with my named hybrids and the price that I wanted to sell them for and the number of fans the price is for. I don't know what the charge is for having my garden listed in the Guide. I really have no idea. I do know that there is a charge. It's a really nice spiral bound book with heavy grade paper and a water resistant cover to use outside. I have had one in my greenhouse for 5 years and if I dusted it off, it would still look nearly new. It hasn't absorbed moisture at all or hurt the binding in any way.

Then "the Guide" takes my information and enters it into a database with the rest of all the sellers. If it hasn't changed, the guide lists the daylilies in alphabetical order. Which I would assume would be all the daylilies that everyone had included on their lists that are registered daylilies. Under the name is a brief description of this named daylily. Then it lists the average price. (This is where I'm jumping to a guess) They take all the prices of this registered daylily that the sellers gave to them on the sellers lists and get the average cost of this daylily. I'm again guessing that this would have to be the way they arrive at the average cost. I'm wouldn't know of another way to get the average price.(this is where I have read a few complaints because it doesn't necessarliy give an average price of the market for this daylily. Only the average for all listed in this Guide) Then after the average price, there will be a listing of daylily sellers and the price they listed for this cultiver and how many fans(usually a double fan or singe fan). Only sellers that have this cultiver for sale would be listed under this daylily, so not all sellers are listed under each daylily.

It's not sold to be "THE" price of daylilies. Only the price that listed sellers are asking for their cultivers. Many people that sell daylilies do not list their plants for sale in this guide. A lot publish their own cataloges yearly. Even more have their own website. And of course, there is the Lily Auction, Ebay and several other websites that offer a way for growers to sell their daylilies.

The Guide is a
GOOD PRINTED list of plants(no, it doesn't list all 77,000+ registered cultivers. It does have a lot.(the 2012 has 11,577 cultivars listed) It does have a sampling of the going price of a named cultiver. It does give you the information to contact each seller listed in the Guide. It does have beautiful colored photos of alot of daylilies(not all listed daylilies have a photo, nowhere near all) but alot of them. Since I bought my last one they have started giving access to an online version that is supposed to have more photos and more info. I have'nt seen this yet because you must have an enclosed registeration number to access this part of the site. When I recieve my Guide, I will get this info.

You should be able to go to their website to get alot more info than I've included.

I do not represent them in anyway, none, nota, not at all. I'm just going to buy one because I have always found them useful and also enjoyable.

OK, now please, some else give a more resent version of this. I hope this helps. Blessings to you and yours, Mona
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
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Betja
Dec 5, 2011 8:16 PM CST
Wow, thanks so much Mona! Very informative, and thanks for the link. I think I'll have to investigate that one further and will probably order it by January,
Betty
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Dec 6, 2011 7:26 AM CST
I haven't bought one in 3 years and I really do not miss it. It is an expense if you are not going to use it. I can see just as many lovely pictures right here and on the Lily Auction. Also, there is google. Any time I want to find a good price on a daylily I just google it to find out who sells it and go from there.
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Betja
Dec 6, 2011 8:42 AM CST
Thanks for that input, Cindy. That is pretty much what I have also been doing, so maybe I should just continue with that since I'm slowing way down on purchasing now and also look/bid on the Lily Auction. And it is quite an expense for looking at pictures. Hmmmm. I'll have to think about this...


Betty

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