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Beautiful, But Not Named, Golden Orange Daylily

posted by: cheesecake983 on 07.24.2011 at 09:34 am in Name That Plant Forum

These were a gift from a fellow gardener who has lost her information on them. They are the same size and shape as Purple d'Oro (which I just bought). I think they are wonderfully simple and would like to know what they are. (I tried looking them up in a daylily database, but you couldn't search by color and there were almost a thousand results with my search!)
Thanks! - Rachel
Small Daylily

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clipped on: 07.24.2011 at 09:35 am    last updated on: 07.24.2011 at 09:35 am

Is this Tiny Orange Sensation?

posted by: cheesecake983 on 07.21.2011 at 10:42 am in Lily Forum

My dear husband bought a lily for my garden, planted it, and didn't keep the tag. I did some Google searching and I believe this may be Tiny Orange Sensation, an Asiatic Hybrid. If you are familiar with this one, I would appreciate any support or rebuttal! Thanks!
- Rachel
Asiatic Lilies

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clipped on: 07.21.2011 at 03:16 pm    last updated on: 07.21.2011 at 03:16 pm

First Bloom

posted by: cheesecake983 on 07.21.2011 at 10:58 am in Hibiscus Forum

One of the hibiscus plants from last year has bloomed! It's a "Torchy" that I got from the University of Delaware that had beautiful blooms when it was planted last fall. I'm thrilled to see the flower, but a little concerned. It has really dark edges on the flower, almost as if it was starting to die... but the flower JUST opened today. Could it be the oppressive heat and lack of rain we are having? I noticed that there was an additional bud on the ground that had fallen off without opening. Here's a pick to show what I can't very well describe. Thanks

- Rachel
Torchy Hibiscus

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clipped on: 07.21.2011 at 03:15 pm    last updated on: 07.21.2011 at 03:15 pm

What type are these orange lilies?

posted by: cheesecake983 on 07.21.2011 at 10:51 am in Daylily Forum

I have two different types of orange daylilies in my gardens. I'm afraid, after Google searching, that one is just ditch lilies. The other, I didn't see a picture of in my search. Any suggestions would be appreciated! I'm on a quest to figure out what I've planted and maintain a record so I don't forget!
- Rachel

Is this a ditch lily?
Large Daylily Back
Large Daylily Front

What kind is this little guy? He was a later bloomer, but super pretty!
Small Daylily

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clipped on: 07.21.2011 at 03:14 pm    last updated on: 07.21.2011 at 03:14 pm

Save My Gladiolus!!

posted by: cheesecake983 on 06.17.2011 at 03:51 pm in Perennials Forum

About an hour ago, a rain storm passed through my area, knocking a giant branch of my sugar maple down, right on top of my flower bed. It landed in the middle of my beautiful gladiolus, whose leaves I've been admiring every morning for the last month or so. I moved the branches off my flowers once the heavy rain stopped, but still, many of the leaves have snapped or have bent and are now droopy (see pics). Should I cut off the broken leaves or leave them alone? Is there a chance that the flowers may still appear? Any advice is appreciated! - Rachel

Tree Down
Gladiolus 1
Gladiolus 2

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clipped on: 07.21.2011 at 03:14 pm    last updated on: 07.21.2011 at 03:14 pm

What Kind of Hostas are These?

posted by: cheesecake983 on 06.17.2011 at 03:37 pm in Hosta Forum

I must admit, I've never grown hostas before. I've only planted one, which my husband bought because it was on sale. Some of my hostas look sad (to me) because, I think, they are far too close together. I don't know how old they are because I've only lived in my home for 9 months. The previous homeowner did not have a green thumb - she didn't even cut her own grass (it's a .2 acre plot!) If you could help me out by naming my hostas, I'd appreciate it! I know you all are kind and helpful - I've been reading your posts for a couple of days :) Thanks! - Rachel

These are the main hostas. They've been attacked by slugs, I think, since the leaves are holey. Do I need to divide and re-situate some of them? I feel like they are too crowded.
Many Hostas

A close-up. The flower part just popped up last week.
Many Hostas Close Up

These hostas seem to be doing well - no slug holes. I hope they keep growing so I can spread them out along the house.
Green Hosta

This one is really small - at least right now. My hubby may have planted it, too. Could it be a "Minuteman"? That's what the other one we planted is.
Small Hosta

Thanks so much for your help! I'm enjoying "hosta growing" so far :)

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clipped on: 07.21.2011 at 03:11 pm    last updated on: 07.21.2011 at 03:11 pm

What's Wrong with my Hostas?

posted by: cheesecake983 on 07.21.2011 at 11:18 am in Hosta Forum

Earlier this summer, you helped me ID the hostas that were already in existence at my new home. They were thriving and grew quite big. In mid-/late-June, they put out scapes and had lovely purple blooms. Not too long after, the leaves started to look awful. They had had some holes in them, which I attributed to slugs, after reading other posts. But now, the leaves are browning and yellowish and have tons of holes. They just look ugly. Is it this crazy weather we're having? Are the hostas too close together? (I'm planning on moving some this fall anyway because the other side of the porch looks so sparse compared to this side) Do they have the awful HVX that I've read so much about? Or could it be grasshoppers? I've noticed tons of them hopping around the leaves. I deadheaded the scapes today, because the blooms were gone and they looked silly. I also took pictures so I could ask for your help. Any would be appreciated! Thank you again!
- Rachel

Sick Hostas
Sick Hostas Close-Up
This gladiolus is right next to the hostas and has had it's leaves chomped on. Could it have the same or a similar problem?
Chewed Up Gladiolus Close-Up

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clipped on: 07.21.2011 at 03:08 pm    last updated on: 07.21.2011 at 03:08 pm

Late Planted Bulbs - Will They Return?

posted by: cheesecake983 on 07.19.2011 at 01:02 pm in Perennials Forum

I'm looking for some advice. I was given several flowering allium, dwarf iris, crocus, and tulip bulbs by my brother-in-law to grow in my flower bed (they were from a box at a store, I think). I didn't realize, as a gardening newbie, that I needed to plant them in the fall for them to flower this spring. Needless to say, I planted in late March/early April. I did get some leaves on all four and flowers from the allium, crocus, and a few tulips. Then the leaves and flowers dried up. I'm wondering if the bulbs will survive the remainder of the summer and all fall/winter to bloom next spring. Have I sapped all their energy by planting late and now will have an empty space in my flower bed? Should I did them up, or leave them and hope for the best next year?

Any advice would be appreciated. :(
- Rachel

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clipped on: 07.19.2011 at 01:02 pm    last updated on: 07.19.2011 at 01:02 pm

Late Planting Advice

posted by: cheesecake983 on 07.19.2011 at 12:50 pm in Allium Forum

I'm looking for some advice. I was given several allium bulbs by my brother-in-law to grow in my flower bed (they were from a box at a store, I think). I didn't realize, as a gardening newbie, that I needed to plant them in the fall for them to flower this spring. Needless to say, I planted in late March/early April. I did get some skinny leaves and some very small blooms (compared to the blooms I saw in the Internet) which surprised me - I didn't expect to see any blooms. The leaves and flowers dried up. I'm wondering if the bulbs will survive the remainder of the summer and all fall/winter to bloom next spring. Have I sapped all their energy by planting late and now will have an empty space in my flower bed? Should I did them up, or leave them and hope for the best next year?

Any advice would be appreciated. I also made this mistake with the dwarf iris, tulip, and crocus bulbs he gave me :(
- Rachel

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clipped on: 07.19.2011 at 12:50 pm    last updated on: 07.19.2011 at 12:50 pm