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Re: Daylilies in the north

The Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the oldest in the country. I  
think it outshines Chicago's. We will be back there in a couple weeks  
for their Japanese Festival.
Where will you be settling, Andrea? The Springfield area?

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Aug 14, 2005, at 8:45 PM, hodgesaa@earthlink.net wrote:

> See, this is the kind of stuff that NEVER happens around here. We  
> have no
> botanical gardens.
> I'll only be 2 hours from St. Louis, YAY ME! I'm so excited.
> A
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
>> [Original Message]
>> From: Cathy Carpenter <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Date: 8/14/2005 9:14:19 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Daylilies in the north
>> Speaking of daylilies, DH and I went to St Louis this weekend for the
>> Rams' first exhibition game of the season. They won, but all in all,
>> it was pretty boring. The next day, we went to the Missouri Botanical
>> Gardens, and by chance, the local Daylily Society was having their
>> sale. We picked up divisions of Harbor Blue, Prince Michael, and Ruby
>> Spider (each bag had a minimum of two+ plants). The Iris Society also
>> had divisions for sale, but no wet land iris. They took our name and
>> phone number and promised to let us know when they dig them in
>> September. Wandered the gardens - tropical waterlilies were in their
>> glory. Before we left, DH purchased a dwarf banana. Spent today
>> (after church and grocery shopping) repotting it, and potting up the
>> daylilies until I decide where to put them.
>> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>> On Aug 13, 2005, at 11:19 AM, <Chris@widom-assoc.com> <Chris@widom-
>> assoc.com> wrote:
>>>  Kitty,
>>> You are right about some daylilies not surviving well in different
>>> climates.
>>> However (isn't there always a "however" when it comes to
>>> gardening), I grow
>>> many evergreens (usually grow best in in the south) and semi-
>>> evergreens.  I
>>> wish I could say that there is a hard and fast rule to go by, but
>>> the only
>>> test is time.  I would not try to grow a new collection from a
>>> southern
>>> hybridizer until those plants have been tried in the north. By the
>>> way,  I
>>> wouldn't buy a new collection from anyone as they can run in the
>>> thousands
>>> of dollars!  I like to purchase plants that I've seen grow well in
>>> other
>>> people's gardens, or plants on the popularity polls. I usually get
>>> these at
>>> club sales or from friends.  Also, AHS award winners are a safe bet.
>>> Mostly, I go by what I've seen growing.  Every once in a while, I  
>>> buy
>>> something by a picture alone. This technique is always a gamble.
>>> Buying "dormants" in the north is a safer way to go.
>>> Chris Petersen
>>> Northport, NY
>>> Zone 7
>>> chris@widom-assoc.com
>>> http://photos.yahoo.com/chrispnpt
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]
>>> On Behalf
>>> Of Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
>>> Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2005 12:31 PM
>>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plumeria rubra
>>> Andrea,
>>> I'm no expert, but aren't some of the daylilies that are grown in
>>> the south
>>> not able to survive in the north?  Here we select the varieties
>>> that are
>>> listed as dormant and steer clear of those marked evergreen (I
>>> think  - and
>>> I think there's a third kind).  Do you know what kinds you have?
>>> I'm sure
>>> Chris and others on the list could give much more accurate info.
>>> Kitty
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