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  • How To Identify Daylilies

        How to identify Daylilies? Those who like creating attractive gardens, outdoor areas, and even balconies, have different tastes and preferences when it comes to what they plant. However, one type of flower that is popular with most garden enthusiasts is the daylily. The ease of maintenance, natural beauty, vibrant colours, and wonderful fragrance are just a few of the qualities that have made them so popular. There are various options available in terms of daylily colour, size, features, and type. Description of the daylily First off, it is important to bear in mind that the daylily is a root and not a bulb. This will affect the planting process if you want to make the most of these stunning flowers. So, what do daylilies look like? Well, there are various different types of daylily so the description will vary based on the type you are interested in planting. Some of these variations include:     Double daylilies Single daylilies Spider daylilies Miniature daylilies Vintage daylilies Each of these variations has its own unique charm and beauty, and you can use a combination of them to really add a special touch to your outdoor area. Double daylilies: These flowers are easy to identify because they come with a layer of additional petals. These extra petals are clustered in the centre but the amount of additional petals can vary. Some double daylilies have an appearance that is similar to a rose but the fragrance is not as strong. Single daylilies: The single daylily has six petals that come in two layers of 3. However, the bottom layer Read More...

  • All Daylily Care And Maintenance

    Daylilies have become a hugely popular plant option amongst each and all seasoned, novice and professional gardeners, as they are all attractive and easy to care for. The ease of maintenance that you get to enjoy is a huge bonus, particularly if you do not have much time to invest in gardening and plant care. While these plants do not require a huge amount of attention, it is important to know the basics of all daylily care and maintenance in order to make the most of them. How to care for your daylilies after planting Daylilies are best planted either in spring or during the autumn. You should plant them between one and three feet apart and make sure you prepare the soil properly. If your soil is clay or sandy, make sure you add organic matter in the hole that you dig for planting. You should also make sure that your plants are able to get at least six hours of sun per day – preferably the less harsh morning sun. Take this into consideration when planting. You also need to consider the regular care and maintenance of your daylilies. Some of the steps you should take to care and maintain them include: Each spring, add a thin layer of compost and follow this with a two inch layer of mulch. This will help with moisture retention as well as assisting with weed control. Do not fertilise excessively, as this could have a negative impact when it comes to the production of flowers. If rainfall during the summer is less than one inch per week, make sure you hydrate the plants with regular watering. Remove nearby weeds to ensure that your plants are not deprived of moistur Read More...

  • Caring for Your Daylilies in the Winter

    How to care for your daylilies in the winter. While many of us enjoy spending time in our colourful and fragrant gardens during the spring and summer, when winter rolls around the garden can start to look quite bleak and barren. One thing you can do in order to enjoy a brighter, more attractive wintertime garden is to ensure you look after your plants and get them ready for the winter, which includes your daylilies. There are a number of steps to take in order to ensure that you are able to properly care for your daylilies in the winter. You need to ensure you start preparing during the autumn, so that the plants are able to handle the harsher winter climate when it comes around. Key steps to take There are a number of key steps that you need to take in order to ensure you are able to care properly for your daylilies when winter comes around. Some of the measures you need to take include: Keeping your plants hydrated: If the weather has been quite dry during the autumn, you need to make sure you keep the plants hydrated. You should make sure you water them up until the onset of winter, as if they are not hydrated enough by the times winter rolls around they will struggle to handle the stresses of the colder season. You can stop watering them then the ground starts to freeze over. Guard against infection: It is also important to guard against infection from the various diseases that can affect daylilies such as fungal diseases. Make sure you keep an eye on the leaves and remove any infected leaves, which then be properly disposed of to minimise on the risk of re-infectio Read More...

  • Are Daylilies Fast Growing?

    Are daylilies fast growing? When it comes to beautiful, elegant, and colourful flowers for your garden, daylilies are the perfect choice. These flowers are hugely popular with both seasoned and novice gardeners, as they offer easy maintenance as well as natural beauty to brighten up any outdoor area. But just how quickly do daylilies grow? Some people are keen to have plants and flowers that multiply and grow quickly, so that they do not have to wait around in order to enjoy the fragrance and aesthetic appeal that they bring. However, the rate at which daylilies grow can vary based on a number of factors. What can make a difference to the growth rate of daylilies? There are various things that can affect the growth rate of daylilies. This includes where they are planted and what sort of climate they are exposed to. You also need to ensure that you properly maintain your daylilies in order to benefit from maximum growth rate. Daylilies can look beautiful when grown in pots, which is a popular option for those that do not have a garden and want to brighten up their balcony instead. However, it is important to bear in mind that these flowers do grow more slowly in pots than they would when planted in the ground. Another key point is the climate in which you are growing daylilies. If you have cold winters in the area you live in, then this can slow down the rate at which these flowers will grow. However, those living in tropical areas will benefit from a faster growth rate because the daylilies will not be exposed to harsh temperatures and cold winters. Lack of proper fe Read More...

  • Collecting Saving Storing Daylily Seeds

    Collecting saving storing daylily seeds from your favourite daylily cross, can be exciting but more rewarding when you eventually see the flower buds appear. By saving seeds this will give you a complete new variety of daylily. You can develop your own seed strains by hand pollinating the daylily flowers that you want by hybridising two flowers together. The stigma is located at the very end of the long single pistol. It sits in amongst the cluster of stamens, coming from the throat of the daylily flower.  If the crosses take, it only takes 30 minutes for the pollen to work down the pollen tube and to start producing a seedpod. But you have to have crossed the right daylily varieties together for this to pay off. Once you have crossed the right flowers together you can cover up the flower that you've dabbed the pollen on to the stigma, with a small drawstring nylon mesh bag. This serves two purposes - To keep other pollinators such as bees and insects off the flowers you have just hybridised. If you forget to collect the seeds all the seeds won't be lost. It only takes 6 to 8 weeks from pollination to seed saving the seeds. The waiting period is broken up as, 6 weeks for tetraploid daylilies and 8 weeks for diploids. The right timing to collect and harvest daylily seeds is important. Collecting daylily seeds before time can result in a big disaster. Removing Daylily Seed Pods Part of caring for daylilies is removing daylily seeds. This is done when the seed pods are fully developed, ripe and plump. This is when the seed case starts to split and the seedpod has gon Read More...

  • Caring For Daylilies After They Bloom

    Daylilies are beautiful plants that can help to brighten up any outdoor area. However, in order to make the most of them you need to ensure that you care for them properly. While they do not require a great deal of maintenance, it is important to familiarise yourself with how to care for daylilies after they bloom, so that you can continue enjoying their colour and beauty. Steps to take when caring for your plants after blooming Here are the four best steps that you need to do to take the best care of your daylilies to maintain them once they have bloomed. This includes: Remove the seedpods: Some flowers will start to develop seed pods after they have finished blooming and these seed pods can result in the energy and nutrient levels being depleted. The best way to avoid the weakening of the plants, is to remove the seedpods, which will result in a much healthier plant and should increased the flower numbers. During the bloom period deadhead the flowers from the plants once or twice per week. Continue watering them: Even though the plants have bloomed, you still need to make sure that the soil is moist enough for the daylilies. A deep watering once weekly should provide adequate moisture. Make sure you also remove any weeds from nearby so that they do not take the moisture away from your plants. Prepare them for winter: After blooming and during autumn, you need to start preparing your plants for the winter. Keep them properly watered until the onset of winter and make sure you keep your eye out for any signs of diseased leaves, which you will need to remove and dispose Read More...

  • When & How To Transplant Daylilies

    Transplant daylilies is an important exercise as it plays a critical role in allowing daylilies to grow strong and healthy. Often times, your garden will grow dense with clogged up clumps that end up competing for nutrients. The process of separating and transplanting daylilies also helps to spread the excess plants to areas they wouldn’t reach, naturally. It is a simple and a cost effective way to multiply daylilies in your garden. But just like any other practice in daylily farming there are several important steps you have to take when dividing and transplanting daylilies. When do you Divide and Transplant Daylilies? The best time to divide and transplant daylilies is early autumn after the hot summer or early spring before flowering. Although they are able to withstand different weather conditions and climates in Australia, it is highly recommended that the best time to move them is from spring to autumn. Gardeners see no real danger in transplanting daylilies throughout other times of the year, dividing and transplanting daylilies provides quality results when this is done either in spring or autumn. At this time, the soil temperature is rather moderate, allowing new transplanted daylilies to grow quickly. When will Daylilies Bloom after Transplanting Daylilies that are transplanted in early summer and autumn will definitely bloom the following season. But when transplanted during winter and spring they are not likely to bloom until the following year, while transplanting daylilies in bloom is not recommended this can be too much stress on the plant. When you mo Read More...

  • Vintage Daylilies V Modern Hybrids

    Daylilies are flowers that have been adorning outdoor areas for many centuries. However, it was only in the 1900s that more modern, hybrid versions of these plants were developed. Today, there are tens of thousands of variations enabling gardeners to enjoy a rainbow of colours and forms as well as differing bloom times. These hardy, versatile flowers continue to enjoy huge popularity thanks to their beauty and ease of maintenance. But, which are the best – the traditional older version or the newer hybrids? Deciding on which daylilies to select When it comes to deciding which daylilies to have, there are a number of considerations that you will need to take into account. The older, vintage daylilies are known to be tougher than the various hybrids that have been introduced over recent decades. However, you also need to consider the fact that the traditional ones are limited in terms of colour and size. Re-blooming capabilities are also limited and the plants are not quite as robust when it comes to handling extreme weather conditions. With the new modern hybrid versions of the daylily, you can enjoy a number of benefits. One of the key benefits is the vast array of colours and forms that you can choose from, which means that you can look forward to a rainbow of colour in your outdoor areas. Many have patterns and pigments that make them really stand out. You can also select from a variety of sizes, so whether you want small or large plants you should find exactly what you are looking for. The high bud count, re-blooming capabilities and thick substance of the more mod Read More...

  • Sandy Denny

    Daylily Sandy Denny - Lambertson 1998 - Tet - EM - SEv - Single - Bloom 5.5" Beautiful blue lavender with a white star burst coming out of a green throat and gold edging. Great parent, producing sharks tooth edging. This daylily was named after one of the best female folk rock singers known as Sandy Denny. She was born on the 6th of January back in 1947. Her real name is actually Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny. Aside from being a famous singer, she is also known to be an impressive and soulful song writer. She has been known in the Britain music industry as the pre-eminent folk rock singer. Before she started to enter her career in music, she began training as in the medical field as a nurse. As a young woman, she has already expressed her great passion for music through singing. At first, Sandy Denny’s parents did not agree on her pursuit of her passion for music. Her parents thought that it would really be difficult for Sandy to earn a living through music so she was asked to train as a nurse. Later on, her passion for music and the arts continues to live on and she was able to earn a slot in the Kingston College of Art. In her school, she was greatly exposed with the folk culture and that is where she was able to get the inspiration on his focus on the genre of music that she will explore. While studying, she sang at folk clubs during the night were a lot of people have greatly witnessed her impressive talent. Eventually through her folk songs in club circuits, she was able to enter the recording industry and she had already started to make professional records in Read More...

  • Reasons for Deadheading Daylilies

    Should I Deadhead Daylilies? Daylily care deadheading daylilies is a form of pruning daylilies, which involves removing the whole flower including any developing seedpods after the daylily flower petals have died. This is important for some reblooming perennials although often recommended for daylilies. There are several reasons given for deadheading daylilies, you need to decide for yourself whether it is worth the effort, or if you have the time, trimming spent daylily flowers can be a relaxing pastime. Appearance is usually the main reason for deadheading. As most gardeners know, flowers on a daylily only last a day, and in the morning the faded flowers from the previous day are still attached to the daylily scape or the main flower stem. The daylily blooms will often drop off on their own after a few days, but it depends upon the daylily cultivar and the weather. In humid or damp conditions especially, the petals of spent blooms can stick to new daylily flowers and discolour them or prevent the daylilies from opening properly. Pruning daylilies will enhance the display of new blooms and give a much tidier appearance. Remove the developing seed pods is the next reason given for deadheading daylilies, this is so the plants will put energy and resources into producing more new flowers, rather than seeds. Initially you may find it easier to use scissors or secateurs to cut off the old flowers this can be a little slower at first but with practice you can master deadheading flowers quickly, most people find it easier to pinch or snap off the flower with their fingers ju Read More...

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