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Daylily Blooms

How to have daylilies bloom all summer. What you need to know with Sensible Gardening.

Daylilies are the perfect perennial in many ways. Easy to grow, easy care and tough as nails. If they have a downfall it would be that each flower stays true to its name, and does just bloom for one day. Most daylilies bloom early in the morning, lasting through the day to fold up and end in the late evening. How…

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Spring Garden Cleanup

Spring Garden Cleanup with Sensible Gardening. 10 Steps to an Easy spring cleanup.

Spring has finally arrived and with it comes a busy time in the garden. I’m alway glad that I did as much fall cleanup as I could because it sure makes the spring workload easier.  Over the years I’ve developed a system for the spring clean up to help it move along as easily as possible. Here is my game…

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Chocolate Brown Gardening

Using Chocolate Brown plants in your garden with Sensible Gardening

Not the most usual colour in plants, brown adds a touch of mystery to the flower bed. Normally a rather unassuming colour, brown in flowers and foliage stands out when grown among the brighter tones in the garden border. It almost adds a touch of class to plantings and a sense of style to containers. The slightly unusual always draws…

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Growing Daylilies

The scoop on how to grow great daylilies at Sensible Gardening and Living

Of all the flowers I grow , by far my passion is for daylilies. Often termed the perfect perennial, daylilies are hardy, easy to grow and amazingly beautiful and varied. Daylilies are really an easy care perennial and a few basic routines go a long way. When and How to plant daylilies: Daylilies are best planted in spring or fall…

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Daylily Fever

Daylily Fever at Sensible Gardening and Living

As we head into August the peak of the daylily season here is behind us. There are still lots of blooms and many will even go into September, but the big show is over for this year. I had many new cultivars blooming for the first time this season which added extra joy. One can never take enough pictures it…

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Red Hot Mamas

Red Hot Mamas in the garden with Sensible Gardening. Red flowers are real show stoppers!

The use of colour is a very powerful tool in everything, including gardening. Different colours emote different reactions and feelings from the observer. Some people are attracted to the softer tones of pastels while others enjoy the bright and in your face colours. Red is a very strong colour and makes a bold statement in flower beds. Mother nature has…

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Very Very Dark Daylilies

Very Dark Daylilies at Sensible Gardening and Living

There seems to be a facination with dark or black flowers. Rose and tulip hybridizers have been after it for years as have daylily hybridizers. There are no true black daylilies but many are extrememly dark none the less and verging on looking black. Dark coloured daylilies often have  a thick substance to their petals which makes the flower look…

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Touring the Garden in Mid Summer

Daylilies at Sensible Gardening and Living

This is the time of year that the heat really pours on around here, and we will not likely see a drop of rain for a very long time. It’s a stressful time for the garden and the gardener. Many gardeners feel that that this time of the gardening  season is the worst for their gardens, many blooms have come…

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Daylily Blooms

Daylilies at Sensible Gardening and Living

Now that we are into July the daylilies are starting to bloom. Shnickel Fritz is a new bloomer for me this year and is just as pretty as I hoped it would be. This is a double blooming variety. Spin Master is a huge, gorgeous spider type. I love the chartreuse coloring. Over the next few weeks I will be able…

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Visiting Your Own Garden

Corydalis Lutea with Sensible Gardening and Living

Every now and again I try to stop working in the garden and just take a slow tour around as though I were a visitor. I invariably pick weeds as I go along, but at least I slow down enough to notice odds and sods. This is something everyone should do now and again throughout the gardening season. The first…

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Daylilies Re-Visited

Daylily care video: Sensible Gardening and Living

This short video is a general presentation on daylilies and their care. If you like lots of photos of beautiful daylilies you can check it out on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97fX6zRfxkE        

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Garden Daylilies

Daylily at Sensible Gardening and Living

With our cold and snowy winters, now is the time for spring planning and dreaming, and for me that means what new daylily (Hemerocallis) cultivars am I going to add to my collection. Few growers offer paper catalogues in the mail any more as they have became too expensive to print and mail, however with the internet there is no…

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