A gardner in Northeast Ohio
I grow daylilies and other perennials in the shadow of Hopkins airport. Mostly daylilies. There used to be a vegetable garden here. Between the weather and the trees the veggies lost out. Now there are lots of bought daylilies and even more seedlings grown from those daylilies. And each year a little less urban turf as the turf grudgingly gives up its space.
The garden is mostly organic. I try to ignore the residue of jet fuel that drifts down. The rest is compost, cosmic and terrestrial dust, peat, mulch, and organic fertilizer added to the yard. Turf is intentionally used in lieu of the “G” word. The turf is usually green and a mix of new and previous invaders held in check by the mower and little else. The bees, worms, and other fauna have enough of a battle without petro-chemicals and other _cides. There are honeybees somewhere in the vicinity and they visit periodically. I suspect they are feral and not of the agricultural worker variety.
Now isn’t that a wild concept.
Regarding awards. I won’t say never. However the current rationalization is the purpose of this blog is to share the garden and daylilies in particular. While I certainly appreciate the compliment at this point awards will be graciously declined. I will try to focus on the sharing. enjoy.
Hello neighbor! I live in Indiana. Love the reading about the day lillies!!!
Thanks terry ! Glad you enjoy them. There are lots of daylily gardens in Indiana all over the state. Hope you get a chance to visit one sometime this summer. John
Daylilies look so much like orchids that I Googled them to see if they were related (or if some daylilies were really just orchid varieties lol). I had an orchid once, got it to bloom too, but it died, likely from too much sunlight, turns out orchids really prefer shade with slight sunlight. Perhaps a daylily would be more suitable!
Orchids are both tough plants and delicate plants. Rebloom at home is not an easy thing. Especially in a house or apartment. Daylilies prefer sun, at least 6 hours per day. And the more sun, generally speaking, the better. Thanks for your comment. And even though I know there are many physical differences between daylilies and orchids I often think on other levels they are very much comparable. Your comment makes me wonder how distant the two plants are in the world of botany. They are both monocots and to my thinking somewhat primitive plants, though that might not be the right way to phrase it.
Hello John and Terry!
I love daylilies even though their attractive and prolific flowers are short-lived (but quite edible). Nowadays, I have gravitated towards the long-lived flowers of orchids, about which I have been writing from multidisciplinary perspectives at http://queenslandorchid.wordpress.com
Happy August to all of you!
I’m in awe. Apart from the fact that I have never had green fingers, the idea of having a concentrated spot of colour and delicate smells contending with the tarmac and fumes is wonderful.
Thanks Multifarious. It is a tad better than a concentrated spot. For about a month and a half or two months it is a very big spot of color. From what I am told the fragrance is an iffy thing with the daylilies. Some are supposed to have it but even that can come and go with the weather. I do notice the fragrance when I clean them for trading.
i wish i have lots of beautiful flowers as you do… thank you for visiting my garden… 🙂
thanks for helping me find you 😀 I love those flowers – I’m guessing you take the photos yourself?
Xnixm, You are welcome. Yes I take the pictures. Just about all of them are here in the garden.
I’m a daylily fan myself.
Thanks for stopping by! Your daylilies are stunning!!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and liking my photo! I appreciate it very much. I really like your photography and I look forward to following your posts. 😀
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for the “like” on my recent post. I am happy you enjoyed the post, and I appreciate your visit to my site.
Your blog is beautiful. I love all the information and the gorgeous flower pictures.
You are welcome. I am glad you enjoy the blog.
Hi John – thanks for visiting my blog – nice to read how other gardeners are getting on with their little pieces of the planet. Good to see. Day lilies are such wonderful flowers -ever rewarding – I can understand why you’re dedicated to grow them
Anyone who loves day lilies as much as you has my vote. Thanks for like my painting “Where secrets hide” and I plan to follow your blog. All the best from Australia!
Thank you for stopping by my blog and your wise idea for the trash can lid for the compost bin when needed. I am totally amazed at the innumerable species of daylilies, I had no idea! I’m opposite of you….I grow veggies and few flowers. Maybe I need to put in some of these beauties. Thanks again…Candice
I LOVE lilies, although we live where ground squirrels eat all but the wild varieties. Looking forward to viewing some of yours! I’ve finally started a “garden room” inside because the deer and critters seem to devour 2/3 of everything I plant outside.
Thanks for the “like” on Tea Time 2. I am happy to find your blog. I also love day lillies. In the summertime on Cape Cod, we have lots of day lillies. The deep, gorgeous reds and vibrant oranges are my favs. I can’t wait to see them again this year. They return like an old friend that I await. Have a great day! Marian
Thanks for the visit!
I think having one’s own garden is just beautiful. I myself love gardening. Did you know, when you talk to your plants or sing with them they grow even taller and healthier? It’s just so lovely to watch. Mother Nature is beautiful. What’s even more beautiful is that we are a part of her!
Those are very warming thoughts for a cold day before spring. Thank you for visiting !
Thank you for stopping by and liking my post http://naiadseye.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/flowers/
Thank you for visiting and liking a post. I love your Day Lilies. We used to grow a variety when we lived in Yorkshire but they have not been successful here in Cornwall. 🙂
Take it from me; even the bees that use hives from which we take honey are not tame – in any sense of the word – but wild animals making the most of what humans provide for them.
Like the ideas going on here: good luck with it all.
beeseeker, I will take your word on bees being wild. Glad you enjoy the site. Thanks for visiting !
Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoyed poking around amongst the daylilies, and remembering when I had a garden, with daylilies. Thank you!
bluebrightly, You are welcome. I am glad you enjoy the daylilies and remembering your garden. Thank you for visiting.
I don’t know much about daylilies and unfortunately, I cannot call a garden my own, but still I would like to thank you for stopping at my photoblog and dropping your like. Best regards from Munich
You have an interesting, informative and delightful blog. I thank you for stopping by my Rural Rhapsody blog and liking one of my posts. By doing so you have introduced me to your world, and I will be following you for sure.
Luann, Glad you enjoy the blog. There are lots of daylily gardens all around Michigan and a lot of them have open gardens during the summer. There is nothing quite like a daylily garden in full bloom. Thanks for visiting and the nice words.
Thanks for liking my post, John. Cheers!
We love daylilies .. We had a garden with so many …and have just moved in Oct. where there is no garden just waiting to have some beautiful ones planted in them…Diane..
Hello John, nice to ‘meet’ you, and your day lilies. They’re so beautiful, and I never knew there were so many varieties!
Thanks for visiting our blog, and for the ‘like’ on the Laos post. I hope you continue to enjoy our ramblings. Another post on Laos to come in the next couple of days.
I’m sure you’ll understand why we’re not doing much gardening these days 🙂
Thanks for all the likes – I love flowers, they make me so happy.
I’ve nominated you for The Bouquet of Three Award! Congratulations! http://soulfoodwords.me/2013/05/11/whoo-hoo-the-bouquet-of-three-award/
My mother in law will be a new daylilly owner today! What a great Mother’s Day gift. Through your blog I have fallen in love with daylillies.
Thanks for coming by to like my post at Backyard Philosophy, I really appreciate it. I love daylilies. My parent’s garden has so many. They are beautiful and vivacious. Keep up the blogging. Cheers.
Thanks for liking my garden post. I truly appreciate it!
I think that you and your blog are wonderful! Sorry, I went on a bit of a “like” binge.. 🙂
bg, thanks for visiting. I am glad you enjoy the blog. Likes – no matter how many ! – are always preferred !
Thanks for stopping by and leading me here…wonderful photographs…
Tom, You are welcome. Like the Iris shot against the siding.
John, thanks so much! I had to travel only about about thirty feet for that shot, unlike the other two. 🙂
Thank you for liking my post. Your daylilies are beautiful and I am impressed with your breeding efforts. I have always thought it would be fun to try, but I do not know what I am doing. I am glad to have found you and look forward to learning from you. Have a good long weekend.
i love your blog concept, the lilies are beautiful. i look forward to reading/seeing more. thanks for stopping in and reading mine as well – beth
Impressive and colorful about.Thank you so much for following my Blog l will follow yours to read your interesting posts.My regards.jalal
Thanks for stopping by my little blog. My daughter takes the pics of the worms and she just loves the pics of the flowers on your site. Regards…
You are welcome ! I am glad to hear your daughter enjoys the daylily pics ! Thanks for your comments.
Thanks for visiting me at http://ja2da.com – I also have ‘turf’ and don’t mind other stuff in there as long as it doesn’t mind me mowing it.
Oh you’re one of those green thumb people I envy! Thanks for stopping by, wish we were close enough to nab some of your beautiful daylillies or do you never cut them?
Lets say I rarely cut them. Since they only last a day there is little point to cutting. One can cut off the individual flowers and float them in a bowl or in a cup. Have done things like that on occasion. Thanks for visiting !
Hi, thanks for liking my post ‘A Look Into A Mountain’ 🙂
Your daylilies are just beautiful, I wish I had some, but I’m not sure they’d survive the wacky climate here… ^^a
Good for you for creating a garden in the shadow of an airport. Although I am not a gardener, I admire those who are. I believe gardens are special places. Thanks for sharing yours with readers. Best Wishes!
Thanks for stopping by my little blog! I live in an apartment right now, so only have potted plants on my patio. I have been a gardener all my life, and write informational articles on this subject. I haven’t written anything about the daylily yet, but would love to learn more about them.
Thank you for your visit. I like your garden. My back is mainly concrete, brick and gravel, but I have managed to plant a few flowers in the places the previous owners left unpaved,
You have a lovely blog and your grow beautiful flowers. I love flowers and hope to paint more of them.
Let me know when you paint them. I would love to see your interpretations !
Thanks for visiting my humble blog. We too have day lilies in our garden though only the one variety. Browsing your site it would seem I need to go out and explore the varieties that are available….. Wow !!!
Stunning images! And thanks a lot for stopping by my photo blog and the likes.
I love flowers! 🙂 Many thanks for visiting my blog.
Thanks so much, John, for visiting my blog “Tide Line Still Life”. Your blog is lovely! Day lilies are remarkable in their variety and resilience. It is a joy to peruse your photos and remarks. Best, Maggie
Thanks for the visit, John, the day lilies are wonderful. I have some but they struggle a bit in our very dry, sandy garden (yes, even the UK has dry areas). We are under a flight path about thirty miles from an airport, but air not too bad. The veg bed is making a comeback after being eliminated for many years, but I am enjoying it. We also have ‘turf’ – you could supply a botanic department with the variety of plants therein.
Your garden sounds neat. Particularly like your turf comment. Mono culture grass – even if it is a blend is an empty place. The more variety the better, and the greener it will stay as one or more plants move into their peak as the seasons change. Thanks for the visit and comments !
Thanks for liking my photos. Though I’ve lived in Vermont for the past 30 years, I was actually born & raised in Chagrin Falls! Small world! My Mom and sister still live there. And my daughter is currently going to Oberlin College! Small world! Great shots of daylilies. You’ve got some beautiful varieties in your garden.
Thanks so much for stopping by and liking my blog post on Floriade in Australia. Your daylilies look wonderful and I’ll have fun looking at more of your photos.
John, you are so kind to notice so many of my posts. I hope you will continue to post on you site through the cold, Ohio winter!
Maggie, I think I might have a ‘few’ pictures set aside to get me through the cold season. Actually I have been into those pictures for the last 3 or so weeks. As for your wonderful pictures, if I could I would wander the woods and creeks frequently. And the beach would be a favored alternative . The water’s edge is a place of discovery. Thanks for the comment Maggie !
Beautiful blog! I just moved from the northeast to Colorado, so will be discovering what grows. Meanwhile — love the pictures of your lilies! Thanks!
mesanger – what part of Colorado? Definitely several different growing demands depending on where you are. Good luck with the new gardens !
Northeast Colorado, in the foothills of the Rockies. Can’t wait for spring! And I’ll do a lot of reading in the winter, on what works where… (Low water important here!)
Yup ! You will be on the dry side, or should I say the drier side ? Just about everywhere there water is a short resource. Good luck and happy gardening !
I miss my cottage garden in the UK. Lovely to see yours.
Whichwaynow101. I won’t say never, but giving up the garden here is one of the last things I plan to do. Safe travels ! And I hope the flowers here continue to fill the gap.
Gardening- sounds like a great project!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m glad you liked my photo of horizons for the challenge. 🙂
My hat’s off to you. I’m all for turning urban space into a garden and a haven for wild critters. (The first often naturally results in the second.) Thank you for liking my blog post.
hello! and thank you for visiting my blog!
yours is lovely – the flowers are beautiful
thanks for sharing beauty
wishing you all good things
gardening is something all of us should learn to do. i’ve heard it’s a great way to get acquainted with the rhythms of nature, and to cultivate patience, a life-saving virtue. thanks also for liking my blog post.
I don’t know about patience – all my garden is teaching me at the moment is how to better use a sweeping brush. Since the mini-storm (gusts of 119 kph) we seem to be in a wind tunnel. It is frustrating more than anything. The wind dries out the soil and what that does not kill off, the birds do. Well, at least the birds are happy :o) Thank you for visiting.
My husband’s the gardener in our partnership – he has really green fingers and creates lovely gardens wherever we live. On the other hand, I look at plants and they wilt and die even though I love nature. So I’ll stick to photography and art about nature, I think it’s safer for the plant world!
crazy crone, daylilies and their photographs are fairly immune to those hazards. please feel free to stop back and enjoy. thanks for your comment. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your day lilies are beautiful.
Congratulations, dear aneogarden
I have nominated your blog for the Blog of the Year 2013 Award.
More about this nomination is at http://aristonorganic.com/2013/11/25/2-stars-blog-of-2013-the-year/
Thank you so much for the compliment. I do not do the awards. So you did your part by all of the instructions. I am going to keep busy doing the blogging and by pass the other part. Thanks again. And I do so much enjoy your blog – so congrats to you on the award.
Thankls for the like on my most recent post ‘A Winter Bouquet”, it is really appreciated. Anne deserves all the support she gets, so liking this post means a lot. MM 🍀
I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Please check http://anglozine.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/feelingthelove/for the details! Congratulations on your award!!
Deky, Congratulations on receiving the Sunshine Award. And thank you so much for the compliment and nomination. You will pardon me if I decline. For now I prefer to keep it simple and stick to the blogging. Thank you.
Hello there, very nice blog you have here. I’ve enjoyed reading through several of your posts today, and am looking forward to reading more. ~Rose
Thank you Rose ! Enjoy!
Thank you for visiting my blog. I am so glad to meet with you and with your amazing blog. I love flowers but to be honest I haven’t a good experience in gardening… There are many things that I should learn. Thank you for sharing with us, it would be so nice o visit your day lilies… With my love, nia
nia, thank you for your comments. for me gardening is leading me to learn photography. perhaps never as good as the images you capture, but perhaps good enough to properly show the flowers. life is a learning experience. should you wish to try gardening again find someone who grows a garden in your climate. they can give you some of the secrets. thank you for sharing your pictures !
You are welcome John. During spring and summer we live in a village near to Istanbul where I live. And we have a garden there, this year I am planning to plant something with myself, of course I will get help from friends 🙂 Most of them have a wonderful plants, not only flowers, but vegetables too. But as you noticed, photography means a lot for me, I live with my camera 🙂 You are welcome and Thank you, have a nice weekend, love, nia
Greetings friend! I’d like to thank you for commenting, liking or following my blog. As such I want to nominate you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. Please go to this site: http://gardeningingreenwood.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/the-dragons-loyalty-award/ to read the rules and decide if you want to accept it or not. It’s your choice and I hope you will, but it’s up to you. Mostly I want you to know that I appreciate your loyalty to me and my writing. Thank you so much!
Steve, Thank you for the compliment and congratulations on your award. For now I prefer to keep it simple and stick to blogging. Thank you.
John, You’re very welcome for the award. And thank you for your congratulations. I do understand your feelings and thank you for letting me know how you feel. I just wanted to thank you… 😉
Thanks for visiting my blog, John. Your lilies look lovely. 🙂
thank you Irina
Thank you for stopping by my blog and following me. I intend check out your site and see more of the lillies. 🙂
thank you for stopping by and liking my post! Your photos are gorgeous…who doesn’t love flowers!!??
Whoaa.. i am quite surprised that the flowers bloom in your garden at this point of time? or am I mistaken? Beautiful flowers … loved them.
You are not mistaken. They are resting at this time. Most assuredly resting. Typically bloom can start the beginning of June through the first week of August. And sporadically continue up until October and beyond. Our garden is very close to Lake Erie and some years the lake affect will moderate temperatures so there are a few November and occasionally December blooms. However that did not happen this year, no December blooms ! That being said – do come back tomorrow, there are plenty of pictures to carry us through until next June.
It’s wonderful to have a positive obsession _ I think my blog postings are my day lillies. I imagine that your eye must dedect many subtle nuances between individual flower shapes as well as the colours. I really appreciate your Follow and wish you happy days browsing through dragonshades while your Lillies are resting.
Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. 🙂
Your garden sounds so beautiful. Have a great day, hugs Paula xxx
Thanks for liking a post . Your garden sounds pretty. I also like to take pictures of flowers I have to wait for summer for more:) Have a nice day.
Huge fan of Hemerocallis myself, though I have somewhat limited success with them in north Texas. If and when we retire back to WA we might have a better shot at it! 😉 Meanwhile, I’ll look for beautiful portraits of those dandies here to feed my addiction. 🙂 Glad to have ‘met’ you over at my blog, and I look forward to exploring here at yours further!
hi Kathryn, welcome.
Great blog! I’m sure I’ll learn something I’ve always wanted to know;=)
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Good Afternoon. I enjoy your blog and recently received two nomination and I have nominated you as well. Please follow the link: http://beingcreativebc.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/the-liebster-and-versatile-blogger-award/ if you choose to accept them and follow the rules. Congrats!
beingcreative, thank you kindly for the nomination. and congratulations on your awards. i must respectfully decline the nomination. i prefer to stay focused on the blog and keep things simple. thanks
Thank you and I understand. Thanks.
Thank you for spreading these lovely pictures!! I adore flowers, well all of nature really. So beautiful!
Thank you John for following my blog, I appreciate it! Your blog is lovely, with so many lilies in your garden it must look miraculous and so beautiful! 🙂
My sinxcere apreciation for you ‘like’. Coming to blogging, i have realised that there are so many things important to so many people. your’s among other gardening bloger is unique.
thanks akeem54 – so glad you enjoy the flowers
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the like!
Such beautiful flowers you have here, probably of my favourite ones!
You are welcome. Glad you enjoy the flowers.
Hi thank you for liking a post. Have a nice day
You are welcome ! Thanks for the comment !
Hi, thanks for the like on my “March the Trickster” post. I like your comments here and the attitude they reveal, e.g. being as organic as possible; I was also struck by your reference to feral honeybees. That distinction had never occurred to me but of course you’re right. Loving daylillies, perhaps you already know the people at Earthbound (www.earthbound.com), a terrific nursery near the village of Red Bay on the Bruce Peninsula, which juts northward into Lake Huron, dividing the main body of the lake from Georgian Bay to the east. Some wonderful gardeners up there…
I hope there are some feral bees here. Not sure. I keep hearing about folks not too too far away that have hives in the city. So I just might be wrong on the feral part ! I will have to check out the nursery. I do not believe I am familiar with it.
Thanks for the tip on Earthbound and your visit !
I forgot to say… day lilies are one of their specialties.
Great bio! I’m a trainee horticulturist in England, I can only imagine how different gardening is here compared to where you are. Looking forward to reading more of your work! 🙂 x
thank you for stopping by and and thanks for your comment. best wishes with your training !
Thanks John, for the like on the blog post! Love your philosophy and keep sending joy through flowers.
Thank you for following my blog and for liking my post on hemerocallis. I am planning to devote the month of April to flowers and hope you will enjoy exploring other flower roots with me. I look forward to exploring more of your blog!
Thanks for visiting my blog. I grow a few day lilies, and have a question for a day lily professional as yourself: I have read that day lilies can help hold a bank in. A bank as in a hillside, or bank of dirt. Have you ever heard of that?
I am slowly transplanting day lilies to a small embankment above a terraced flowerbed. I thought they might hold the hill in and would look so pretty when they flowered. One glitch, so far, the two colors of day lilies planted do not flower at the same time. So, I guess I should look at it as flowers in later spring (yellow) and summer (orange).
Susan, I don’t know that daylilies are particularly better than any other plants for holding a bank in place. I have no personal experience with that use. I do see several websites do recommend them for that use. Not knowing how steep the bank I would recommend you consult a landscape professional that can actually look at your garden bank and give you an answer. If in your judgement the bank is not very steep then it sounds like a good idea . Daylily roots go down 8 to 10 inches in the soil. They will help hold the soil in place. However given enough rain and too much slope any soil can and will shift. (search ‘erosion control slope daylily’)
As for the colors and timing that is pretty much a personal choice. There are quite a few daylily growers in Oregon. And at all price ranges. If nothing else they are fun to visit, especially when they are in bloom. You might find some that round out your yellow and orange. And some that balance your bloom season. Daylilies range from extra early to very late. Stella’s Ruffled Fingers is a short pink one that when it is happy ( a fair amount of water and decent soil nutrients, and 6+ hours of sunshine ) will bloom all season long once it becomes established. At least that is what it does for me. I see at least one grower that sells it in Oregon.
I hope I have answered your question.
awesome coming across this blog. I am moving soon and looking forward to having a garden. I want to plant organic vegetables and herbs.
Thanks for liking my post, God bless you
Thank you for visiting my blog. I love daylilies and look forward to exploring your blog as well.
Wonderful garden blog! Lilies are so beautiful to view and to photograph. As well, thank you for visiting my Northwestphotos blog!
You have a lovely blog 🙂
Nice Blog artistic human soul ,Take care and be good 😀
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog 🙂
It really was nice to explore your garden 🙂
Have a great time.
Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post. Wow whenever I look at something like your blog I so wish I had green fingers but alas, no!!
Keep up the great work and thanks again.
Wayne, I have been practicing for a few years. Like anything else it comes with time. Thanks glad you enjoy the site.
Thank you for visiting my blog. Gardening and plants have always brought me happiness and I look forward to reading about your gardening.
What a lovely idea to just focus on the lilies near an airport. My home in London is near Heathrow and sometimes has that jet fuel smell. I posted on lilies I saw in some of the back streets of Manchester, a city in the north of the UK. Some people cared enough to plant lovely white lilies but for others there little bit of front garden was where the bins went! An area that is now mainly let and although a poorer part of the city I think it is still the older residents who keep some parts looking good! Glad to see your blog and like the samadhi lily very much. Hope you find peace.
Thank you for the like on my post “Garden Pretty”. You have beautiful pictures on your blog, I love the “Samadhi” flower, lovely colors. Have a wonderful day! 😀
You are welcome. Glad you enjoy Samadhi ! It is one of my favorites too.
Thanks for visiting and clicking around my blog. I appreciate the follow. Okay. I’m in serious trouble here, because the daylily is one of my faves. It calls my name. Yep. Deep trouble. 🙂 I look forward to your posts.
I’m always excited to find other locals blogging! Greetings from Akron, great blog.
Thanks so much for the likes and follow – I quite like what I see here!
Since photographing flowers is one of my favorite pastimes, your site was a natural for me. Thanks for the like, and thanks for the pictures. They’re beautiful.
Hi, thanks for the “like”, good to meet you! 🙂
Pleased to have found you here. Looking forward to more visits. Regards from Thom at the immortal,jukebox.
thanks for finding my blog – so I could discover yours. Your daylilies are so beautiful. I knew they came in a number of colors, but just a glimpse at your blog, and I am amazed!
Have you ever heard of daylilies holding an embankment?
These plants sure are hardy here in SW OR.
Glad you enjoy the daylilies ! They have roots that can go about 12 – 16 inches deep. So I imagine they would help. Enough rain and nothing will hold the embankment. Thanks for the comment !
Thanks for the visit! 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for the visit and like my post Beautiful Garden – STS – Bhagalpur. Best wishes and prayers
Thanks for stopping by and liking our Termites post. We spent many years in Erie before moving to Missouri
Wonderful gardens. I live now in tropical Yucatan in a city but miss my day lilies of many years in the Hudson Valley of NY. Your photos evoke memories of blooms and edible buds.
Beautiful gardens. I can’t wait to see flowers in the spring! Thank you for taking the time to visit, and the like. Blessings!
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Don’t know too much about Daylillies, but out of wonder, do you know anything about growing Orchids??? (or anyone for that matter)
They are special to me, my late mothers favourite flower/plant. We have tried a few but they never seem to take off, and then die.
Anyone have any ideas? (sorry if this may be off topic btw)
Just little tidbits of orchid knowledge. Many of them are epiphites – they grow in trees. The aerial roots are part of the mechanism they use to collect water. they do take a bit of home work to get the conditions right for the different types of orchids. and when you trim the plants you need to sterilize the scissors between cutting one plant and another. there are plant viruses that can be spread if you do not. otherwise you are better off not trimming them.
Best thing to do is find out the variety of plant you are caring for and understand the individual requirements of care. It can be done. It is just a different set of rules from daylily care. I hope you are able to sort it out so you can enjoy them. Try searching ‘orchid care’ there are plenty of articles like this one… http://www.finegardening.com/success-orchids-indoors and they will get you started.
Thanks John. I have read quite a lot online, will check the provided link too. See how we go. 🙂
Hi John, thank you for visiting my blog. Your flowers are truly inspirational. My pitiful garden and greenhouse crops are in complete and utter shambles at the moment due to a combination of the harsh Australian sun, some very pesky gnats and the introduction of our now 6 month old golden retriever. Thankfully there is no jet fuel. I will definitely have to get in there and give it another go this year… now if I could just put down my art journal… maybe after I sketch a lily or two!?
Sounds different to England. It’s nice to find people who love nature!
Opher from Opher’s World
Hello there! I wanted to visit and say your lilies are just beautiful! Thanks for visiting my page! I look forward to reading more from you 😊
Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I appreciate it very much. 🙂
Thank you for liking my blog, education-spring.com. Daylilies are a mainstay of my garden. They remind me of gorgeous summer days and make me feel connected to folks whenever I drive by a patch in bloom. They’re just coming up here in New England after our monster winter.
Years ago, we lived near the St. Louis airport. . 🙂
Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I have a ton of daylilies of different varieties. I got some from friends, some from the nursery, and some from the Huntsville (Alabama) Botanical Garden daylily sales each fall. I like them because they grow so well here (zone 7) and they are so easy to divide and share.
Steph – it is always nice to find someone who enjoys daylilies. Sounds like you have lots of good sources. enjoy !
I have lots of day lilies and love every one. I also live down the road from a day lily farm – I think you’d like it. 🙂
Hello. I have been following your blog and I love reading about your different gardening experiences. I thought you would be a good nominee for the love/hate challenge. You can check out the details at: https://afarmingartist.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/challenge-accepted/
thanks for the offer. i do one challenge – a daylily picture each day. strangely enough that is more than enough for me.
Thank you for visiting and liking my photo – daylilies are amazing and tough as well, we managed to grow them on a windswept rain lashed hillside in mid wales. Brilliant spots of clour as they struggled up each year and stuck it to the weather!
Thanks for the follow! It’s refreshing to look at the awesome flowers you post. Plan to share some of the flora and fauna here in Tokyo. Cheers!
Thanks for the like on my blog. I love your day lilies . I only have two varieties myself. I used to live by someone who had a large day lily garden selection. They were beautiful as yours are. I am enjoying discovering all the wild flowers currently around me.
Hello from Canada. Just wanted to drop by and say I love your blog. Looking forward to exploring it a little more:)
love your blog and thanks for reading and following – best, beth
Nia – thanks for the nice compliment. I am very happy you have received the sunshine blogger award. I do not do awards. At least so far I have not. I will answer the one question. 8,489 km from Cleveland Ohio to Istanbul
You are welcome dear John, that’s ok, you are so nice 🙂 and WOW! 8,489 km! Thank you so much, Love, nia
Now it is my turn to wow. 8,489 km = 5275 miles ! I could drive to Seattle, WA , clear across the country and back again and still not hit 5275 miles.
Between Istanbul, Cleveland, Ohio 8,489 km= 5275 miles and
between Ohio, Seattle less than 5275 miles…yes, really it is a long distance… 🙂
Cleveland to Seattle would be a 36 hour driving time one way trip. If it could be a drive to Istanbul it would be somewhere in the range of a 10+ day trip.
Like in the old days…. 🙂
I grew up in northeast Ohio. I LOVE day lilies; here in the Finger Lakes we have Grace Gardens.
How fun to find other gardening enthusiasts! I am really rethinking how I manage mine: I have done organic gardening forever; now I am thinking about it in terms of bee friendly and true to the environment.
I’ll drop in again.
Glad you found your way here. Every so often we come to points where we adjust and try things a little differently. I would enjoy hearing how you adjust the garden. enjoy !
Lovely flowers, John, I wish I had your green fingers 🙂
Thank you for following my blog!
Thanks for stopping by and liking my post. I dont publish in open forum as i am yet to be a versatile writer like yourself and many other. Thanks for motivating me.
you will become comfortable with it. keep working at it.
First, thanks for the follow 🙂
Second, you would like my horticulturist friend 🙂
Three, I say accept awards as they should be given freely, without strings attached. You don’t have to follow the so-called rules 😉
I meant “Third”…Grammar-police!!!
John, thank you very much for following Gwichyaa Zhee. Looking forward to getting to know you and your garden.
Dave – thanks for posting your blog. And thanks for the clue from Niasunset.
I just found your blog I was browsing around and came across your lovely blog. I love flowers too and I will have to follow you. 😊😊
Have a nice day
Ohio – now there’s a state I haven’t yet visited
Thanks for stopping by In
Hello Cleveland from Cincinnati.
Hello Frank and Cincinnati from snowy sticky snowy Cleveland !
How much snow?
too soon to say. We have about 8 inches on the west side of town. More on the east side. And it is still snowing. Supposed to end tonight or tomorrow morning. Sticky snow – quite a few trees loosing limbs and electricy outages.
Oh boy … Just saw reports on the national news. Stay safe.