day lilies

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Old 08-22-03, 08:32 AM
john Rhodes
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I am no gardener, but just purchased a place in the country that needs attention. What shall I do with the day lilies? They are done blooming and the leaves are turning yellow and laying over. The place has roses, what do I need to do with them. They look like they need to be pruned, trimmed or whatever. Thanks.
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Old 08-22-03, 11:10 AM
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Welcome to the world of gardening.

There are many things to explore in the new yard and garden. Remember, we were all new once.

Daylilies. The traditional tall ones are starting to go into decline. If in the sun, moreso than those partially shaded. Soon, they will be played out for the season. Eveything needs water from time to time. We have had a lot of rain here in the upstate of South Carolina this year. Well-established daylilies can benefit from periodic feedings of plant food during the year to keep them healthy. I feed mine about every two weeks. The stella d'oro variety will continue to bloom for quite some time as the first frost approaches.

Here is more from the dayliliy organization

http://www.daylilies.org/ahs/AHSfaq2.html#care

Roses. I have them, but they are here at sufferance because my wife likes them. I consider them to be too high-maintenance for my tastes.

There are many sites devoted to roses.

http://www.heirloomroses.com/

http://www.rosarian.com/

http://www.ars.org/

Raising roses is almost a specialty among some
I just prune them and mow around them.

Sine this is a new place, you might have a soil test run to find out what, if anything, needs to be added to your soil. Your county extension service can help you with this, or you can buy a soil test kit at hardware or box stores.

Hope this helps.
 
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