No visible growth yet.
Early spraying with Round-Up eliminated most of the quackgrass.
Rather a lot of quackgrass among them..
New shoots are visible along the fence.
They did alright but I never got the quackgrass weeded out from among them.
Mowed back today to allow painting of the fence.
No information yet.
No information yet.
Doing fine. I have flowers of Grape Velvet, Breathless Beauty, and Bonanza.
I had Storm transplant one Grape Velvet,
but instead of moving a large clump with soil,
he removed the soil and only transferred a few stalks with a few roots.
I will see if it survives the winter.
All plants are back except one Breathless Beauty.
Growing fine. Today I sprinkled sulphur in their bed.
There is new growth on some plants.
All plants are back except one Breathless Beauty. Ben may have rototilled that under.
All the plants are back. I sprinkled some sulphur around them a couple of weeks ago to try to prevent iron chlorosis.
The lilies in spots 4, 5, 7, 8, and 11, as counted from the north,
show new growth.
Eight of the nine lilies from last year are growing,
and the growth in the other spot (spot 10, a Grape Velvet) may be from a daylily too.
The South Seas plants look poorly.
The ends of their leaves are brown and dead, and dead streaks go back in the leaves too.
The growth in spot 10 is a day lily, but it has not grown much.
They have been producing a nice display.
I transplanted some scapes from Breathless Beauty into the empty spots 1 and 6.
Growing for some time now.
All are coming along, except for 2 Breathless Beauties which seem to have died.
One Breathless Beauty remains.
All varieties are in flower.
Ther are many blossoms of Bonanza, but Breathless Beauty was the first to flower days ago.
I put my South Seas seeds into the refrigerator.
I put them into a 5% hydrogen peroxide solution in the refrigerator.
I drained them and returned them to the refrigerator, in a loosely sealed plastic bag.
I planted them.
One had sent out small roots.
There is one new green leaf in the garden.
I tossed out the seed cells.
I guess they weren't viable after all.
The 9 plants are growing well.
I tossed fertilizer on them, and sulphur on the 2 South Seas plants,
which were exhibiting yellow leaves with green veins.
More sulphur and acid fertilizer and iron chelates for all of them,
which are exhibiting signs of chlorosis.
They are all growing exuberantly.
First flower, a Bonanza.
I moved a plant and divided 2.
Unfortunately, the purple velvet fan I moved had almost no roots and will probably not survive.
It seemed to be doing ok, so perhaps it will come back in the spring.
New growth has begun.
There is new growth from all plants.
I sprinkled sulphur around them
and gave them a drink of iron chelates shaken with water.
They are doing very well.
Today I gave them some acidic fertilizer.
First flower, a Grape Velvet.
All 4 varieties are flowering now.
Yesterday seems to have been the last day for flowers.
South Seas has a seed pod.
I thought this was impossible for a tetraploid plant, but an internet search shows it's not.
I divided South Seas.
About 10 days ago I split the clump with a spade, cutting off 2 fans.
Today I prepared the new hole with compost, removed the 2 fans from the old clump,
and planted them in the new spot.
I harvested the seed pod from South Seas.
The seeds have apparently fallen out of one sector,
but there are big black seeds in the other 2 sectors.
The divided plants have been doing well.
Now the leaves are beginning to yellow and collapse.
New growth is visible today.
8 plants are coming along.
I bought a new plant at the Lily Nook in Neepawa 2 days ago,
and planted it today.
It variety is Grape Velvet, Hemerocallis diploid, and it has a flower stalk.
Its tag says it produces a continuous supply of deep purple flowers with bright yellow throats,
and it blooms mid to late season.
Breathless Beauty has been producing flowers,
and I saw one flower of the South Seas variety,
but the Bonanza plants have not grown much and if they flowered it was while I was away and I missed them.
|Breathless Beauty, 2003
I bought 5 Breathless Beauty bulbs from T&T for $12.95, and 1 South Seas for $9.95. I bought 3 bulbs of Bonanza for $7.00 from
I planted them.
I moved them farther along the fence.
They seem to be coming along.
I see one flower stalk developing.
First flower, a deep burgundy, and very attractive.
I don't know what variety it is as it doesn't match the photos of the kinds I bought.
It is not scented.
I installed edging today along the day lily bed, and afterwards I counted 9 or 10 plants.
I thought there were 11.
Did I accidentally bury 2, were they gone already, or do I remember wrong?
There are 2 plants with flowers of the first variety, and one dead flower of a different sort.
The first flower variety was a Breathless Beauty, and the second a South Seas.
This is from comparison with plants in Shelmerdine's greenhouse. They aren't very close to their photos in the catalogs!