2013 Best in Youth

It has been quite a long time since I last posted about my daylily garden. I just finished my senior year of high school and am looking forward to attending Vanderbilt University this fall.

I would expect that most of you are here to read about daylilies, so that is where I will head.

Last summer I moved houses and thus my garden had to move with me! The move, as all moves  are, was a great undertaking, but moving over 160 different daylilies was quite a challenge. I had to keep each one labeled and identified, then dig them up, put the in grocery bags, and drive them over to the new house, luckly only a few miles away, and plant them quickly enough not to harm the plants. All in all, last June was quite an adventure, and I learned a lot about moving daylilies.

This summer has been much cooler than usual, and we have had much more rain here in Kennesaw than we usually do. I checked the newspaper the other day and it said that the yearly rainfall was 11 inches over the average. The plants have enjoyed the rain, but the cool weather has delayed the bloom season by a month. This limited the number of flowers I had available for the show. Furthermore, the plants have only been growing for one winter, and had much fewer buds and blooms than usual. Even with the difficulties, I managed to pull of a win in the youth division at the Cobb County and Greater Atlanta Daylily Show.

For those of you who came here from Mr. Waldrop’s blog, I thank him for the shout out and I am glad you are here. For everyone else Mr. Waldrop’s blog isbillsdaylilycorner.blogspot.com and his official website iskennesawmountaindaylilygardens.com. He is a great gardener and mentor!

Spacecoast Modern Symmetry

-The photo is from the new garden!

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