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  •  The generosity of strangers ... (4+ / 0-)

    I just came home with a garbage bag full of what was described in a Craigslist post as being "early, short, scented yellow" daylilies.

    This woman's garden was AMAZING.  Like you guys, she's a "real" gardener, and created a space that literally made my jaw drop.  Although she would have been happy to just give me her divisions without receiving anything in return, i brought her a jasmine start and weeded with her for a little under two hours to make me feel as if i'd at least partly returned her kindness.

    I won't be able to plant these today, so i've soaked them and have them sitting under wet paper bags until tomorrow.  I hope they keep ...

    Rather than plant them en mass somewhere, i think i'll just insert random plugs where a little early yellow would be a good thing.  I could be wrong, but it doesn't seem as if there's much draw to the foliage once the flowers have faded, so i'm more or less treating them as "filler" ...

    Am i on the right track, do you think?

    •  do expect them to spread!!! (4+ / 0-)

      lots of sun PLUS water and they'll do wonderfully.

      Did you look to see where she had them planted?  And if they're more the "clumping" type vs the spreading type?

      The typical orange spread so easily... but I have one I picked up last year with narrower leaves that seems to be more "clumping" than spreading.

      All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

      by kishik on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 03:45:12 PM PDT

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      •  OK, i'll water them in well ... (3+ / 0-)
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        ... after i get them in the ground (even though it will likely rain), and the weekend is supposed to be sunny and warm.  So hopefully, they'll get a good start.

        I did sort of check out where she had them situated, but the area had already been so cleared and worked that it was hard to tell what they looked like in an undisturbed state.  I'm tempted to say they spread more than clump, but time could prove me wrong (as time often does).

        You'd have loved her garden, Kish.  She's clever, like you, in the way she puts different materials together in a really artful way.

    •  I would recommend (4+ / 0-)
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      cutting the leaves back.

      What about the climate cliff?

      by wayoutinthestix on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 04:00:32 PM PDT

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      •  Excellent notion. I think i'll trim them in ... (4+ / 0-)

        ... the same way Frankie trimmed the bearded irises she sent me - sort of miniature fan shapes that actually looked pretty nice sticking out of the ground even before they settled in.  The foliage is pretty flaccid though, so it may not work.  But we shall see!

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