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Day Lilys
« on: July 24, 2011, 08:22:28 AM »
I know it's kinda late in the season, but I had a brain storm the other day after seeing those orange Day Lilys all over the side of the roads everywhere again.
Apparently they are pretty resilient and are an annual.
I have an open low to the ground, front porch and I want to plant some of these things all the way around the front of it. I think it'd be a cool little foliage wall.

Anyone ever deal with these or got any tips? My thumbs arent real green. :sneer:
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Re: Day Lilys
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2011, 08:33:25 AM »
We did plant some once.  they like water so a low laying area is good.  other then diggin em up and transplanting not sure what to tell ya. 
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Re: Day Lilys
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2011, 08:47:19 AM »
Transplanting them :confused: I was thinking of digging some holes and dropping in some bulbs
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Re: Day Lilys
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2011, 10:19:05 AM »
Ben's correct about transplanting. I’ve grown daylilies for years. Although they have roots, not bulbs like Tulips, they are easily transplanted. The site below states that there are now over 35,000 different colors and varieties to choose from. One old fashioned variety (the one with a solid orange colored, single head flower) is most often seen growing wild along roadways and old home sites.
These are my kind of plants… they come back every year, take very little care, grow almost everywhere and are hard to kill, even with a weed whacker. :doh2:
 
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Re: Day Lilys
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2011, 12:51:21 PM »
Interesting article Chet.
Mannnnn digging them up off the side of the highway, hauling em home, and digging more trenches to put them in sounds like a WHOLE lotta work :laf:
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Re: Day Lilys
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2011, 12:53:19 PM »
But it would be worth it next year when you see them in your yard.

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Re: Day Lilys
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2011, 02:53:49 PM »
But it would be worth it next year when you see them in your yard.

Jerry

Heck yeah it would!! And by then gas will be $5/gal & you won't even have to drive out to the highway to see em.  :nono:
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Re: Day Lilys
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2011, 03:23:31 PM »
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Mannnnn digging them up off the side of the highway, hauling em home, and digging more trenches to put them in sounds like a WHOLE lotta work :laf:
 

:wo: Why not make it a father/daughter(s) fun project.... get the young ladies involved. :eyebrow:


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Re: Day Lilys
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2011, 04:09:09 PM »
When you do this get some different color ones and mix them up remember they will multiply over time
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Re: Day Lilys
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2011, 04:43:35 PM »
I'm not sure which ones the are but I have a bunch em all around the yard we planted 11 years ago when we built this house. Mine are yellow in color and man they are resilient! They do take a beating in the hot weather but a lil shower perks them right back up! Matter of fact I think mine like round-up....I've sprayed all around em not being careful like I should and It hasnt bothered em!

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Re: Day Lilys
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2011, 08:59:12 PM »

:wo: Why not make it a father/daughter(s) fun project.... get the young ladies involved. :eyebrow:


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You have no idea, how close we actually came to doing just that, once I read the whole article. But then I tossed the good with the bad, the article said transplanting is best right after bloom, it's hotter then snot outside, it's cold in the house, the want to go find sweet corn, they want to go fishing,  :doh2:

We opted to knock off all the above. Stop and dig some up wile heading to the fishing hole.
Then we find out the spot I had in mind, someone chopped em all off at the stem :argh: Nothing left but the big grass blades and stems for a two mile stretch. :doh2:
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Re: Day Lilys
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2011, 05:43:06 AM »
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someone chopped em all off at the stem


 :doh2: Oh well, I'll bet they will come back up. At least you got to spend some quality time with the girls.  :yoyo:
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