|Posted on May 24, 2018 at 9:40 PM||comments (0)|
We're now in the throes of Mid and Mid-Late bloom time! The early bloomers are resting and will rebloom in a few weeks. It's been said that the best fertilizer for daylilies is water, and if you can water them during the dry spells, you should have a decent rebloom cycle in your garden.
About a month ago, I received many calls from a lot of folks concerned with Leaf-Streak fungal disease. Here's a good link to information about it: https://www.daylilies.org/ahs_dictionary/leaf_streak.html. ; It must have been fairly prevalent this year, and I had to deal with it too. However, good news! Due to the heat, the fungus has dried up, those ugly leaves have been shed, and the daylily plants looks terrific again. For good measure, I remove those affected leaves and burn them.
It's getting hot out there, y'all.... Stay cool and water your daylilies!
|Posted on February 4, 2018 at 7:05 AM||comments (0)|
Hello, Daylily Friends!!
Can you believe that it's already time to fertilize your daylilies? You know that there's two times a year to fertilize; at what I call "candy times." Those two dates are Valentine's Day and Halloween. And Valentine's Day is just around the corner!
I like to use a mild, balanced 8-8-8 fertilizer. It is granular in form, and all you need to do is sprinkle a little bit at the base of each daylily plant. No need to water it in; the rain and the dew will dissolve it accordingly. Another balanced fertilizer is 10-10-10, but no higher. Other folks like to use formulas like Miracle Gro, and that's fine too.
Due to the cold, cold winter we've had, even the evergreen types of daylilies are looking sparse and mushy, much like a head of lettuce that got too cold in the back of the fridge. No worries; the daylilies will spring back to life in no time. I just love these plants; they are so easy to deal with.
Looking forward to a wonderful daylily season this year! I will be watching the calendar to let you know the exact opening date, whether I'll be opening the 1st or 2nd weekend of May. It just depends on the flowers, of course. Can't wait! To God be the glory!!