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Monthly Archives: February 2017

  • Daylilies Cutting Foliage Back

    Daylilies the Hemerocallis species grow to be frost resistant and reasonably drought tolerant, and the foliage should withstand frosts and snow in the winter. They are a good choice for low-maintenance gardens. Even though these plants offer easy care, it is necessary to know how to maintain healthy daylilies. Many people tend to cut back the daylilies foliage once the plants have finished flowering, but this will harm the flowering of the plants, while it is best to let the leaves die back naturally on their own and refrain from cutting the greenery after the daylily flowers have faded. Here are the guidelines on cutting back the foliage as well as pulling out the old dry stems and old dry leaves all summer. Keeping up the maintenance that daylilies deserve so that the daylily will remain in your garden to make multiple divisions for many years. Do you Cut Back Daylily Leaves after Flowering? There are many benefits to trimming back daylilies, the trick is knowing when to trim back the foliage of a daylily. It is best not to cut the foliage of the daylilies just after they bloom however, you can cut the long flowering stalk called scapes after the flowering stops in the clump. But do not try and pull the old flower stems from the crown while they are green, otherwise you will damage the crown tissue. It is best to take off the flower stalk only when it is brown and comes away easily from the crown. Pull off any dead leaves so they are removed completely. If you want to gather some seeds you can consider leaving some stalks with seedpods to mature, and wait till the seedpo Read More...

  • How to grow daylilies

    Daylilies are herbaceous perennial plants and will flower between October to December in Australia. In mild climates and depending on the variety (cultivar) daylilies can flower spasmodically all year round. They can be planted any time of the year but if planted out in summer grow them in a pot first so that they can be protected from the harsh summer sun until they get established. Your daylilies will arrive bare-rooted. When they arrive trim the leaves about 1-2 inches. Soak the plants for several hours or overnight in water or in a weak solution of seaweed emulsion i.e. Seasol with just enough water to cover the roots. This enables the roots to rehydrate. Try to plant out your daylilies as soon as you can as they are a perennial plant and don’t like being left to dry out completely or left soaking in water. Daylilies should be planted 12 to 24 inches apart allowing room for air movement and growth. Your new daylily looks tiny but in a couple of years it will easily fill that area. Of course some daylilies are more vigorous than others. Take note when planting of the height scape and flower size as this is a good indication of how large the plant will grow. You do not want to overcrowd or shadow small sized daylilies. A minimum of 6 hours of direct sunlight is required to produce good flowering. Light shade during the hottest part of the day keeps the flowers fresh. Daylilies should not be planted near trees and shrubs that are likely to compete for moisture and nutrients. Prepare the garden bed by toiling over the soil and adding organic matter such as manures Read More...

  • Sample Page

    This is an example page. It's different from a blog post because it will stay in one place and will show up in your site navigation (in most themes). Most people start with an About page that introduces them to potential site visitors. It might say something like this: Hi there! I'm a bike messenger by day, aspiring actor by night, and this is my blog. I live in Los Angeles, have a great dog named Jack, and I like piña coladas. (And gettin' caught in the rain.) ...or something like this: The XYZ Doohickey Company was founded in 1971, and has been providing quality doohickeys to the public ever since. Located in Gotham City, XYZ employs over 2,000 people and does all kinds of awesome things for the Gotham community. As a new WordPress user, you should go to your dashboard to delete this page and create new pages for your content. Have fun! Read More...

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