Saturday, February 28, 2009


It's Not Easy Being Green in February

It's not good to be green if you're a daylily in February. This is going to get covered by 7-12 inches of snow tomorrow night, then killed back when the cold returns next week. What a waste of energy.
My Thanksgiving Cactus has put out all these buds 3 months after its regular bloom, for some crazy reason. I thought shortening days caused buds to set, but any bloom is welcome this time of year.

I'm not sure what this ground cover used at a local home & garden show is, probably a tradescantia (?), but I'd like to know what it is and if it's hardy. Please leave a comment if you know what it is.

Monday, February 09, 2009


Spring 2009 Daylily Speakers Announced

Top Row= Black Eyed Stella, Siloam Plum Tree,Scentual Sundance, Little Wine Cup, and Apricot Sparkles. Bottom Row= Stella D'Oro, Tuscawilla Tigress, Nature Girl, Happy Returns, Rosy Returns, and Siloam Double Fringe. Below is another shot of Siloam Plum Tree.
Delaware ValleyDaylily Society (Philadelphia, Eastern PA and Northern Delaware) has announced its Spring Luncheon speaker will be Dan Bachman, who hybridizes fantastic Spidery daylilies in SW Ohio. Luncheon will be March 21 at Concordville Inn, reservations required. Garden State Daylily Growers (New Jersey) will have Boston's Mike Huben speaking at our Sunday, April 26 meeting at Deep Cut (Monmouth County) Park, 1:30 pm. More info on Mike at fyi. GSDG meetings are free and nonmembers are welcome. Directions ar posted under "Schedule" link at Mike Huben has used the daylily above, Siloam Plum Tree, in hybridizing for Northern rebloom. Look at the rebloom buds still on this scape in mid-September! The top photo is most of the daylilies blooming for me on September 10 last year- about 1.5% of the cultivars I grow. So if I bought all of Mike's introductions so far (11), I might be able to enjoy twice as many daylilies blooming in September.


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