Thursday, August 26, 2010

Heading Outside...

which I should have done 2 hours ago.  Sigh.   Much outside work to do.  I'm moving a gazillion daylilies to different beds.  

Earlier this year a 3 foot strip was added to one of the beds...



A cart full of daylilies that have been divided and are ready to be planted.  When you order daylilies from me this is what you can expect to receive.  The only difference would be the shipped daylilies are washed, treated in Clorox water as a precaution, tagged, and wrapped like a bunch of fresh flowers.



A trench is dug and the daylilies are placed (thrown) in the trench.  Then I move down the row, stand them up, and pull up the soil.  This is a time that being short is a real advantage...


 In they go...



My husband remarked on my "high tech" string line...


And most important - the label...


Next year the Custard Candy will bloom...


So far, about 300 hundred daylilies have been divided and planted...



7 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

That is a lot of work - but your flowers are beautiful. Thanks for the info. about the webworms. I have seen them many times before, but did not know what there were. It is in my neighbor's tree that hangs over my courtyard. He looked at it late yesterday afternoon and said he will get rid of it. It is so high up, it may be a problem to reach.

Amusing Bunni said...

I love flowers, Adrienne. It's so cool you have a business with flowers!
My little plot here in chi-town is pretty much fulled up, and what isn't planted, the naughty squirrels dig up. You're creative in so many ways!

Susan said...

Yikes, Adrienne. That seems like an immense amount of work. But what a pay-off! Good for you! Sincerely, Susan

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Wow! You are one hard working lady! I bet you sleep sound at night. Everything looks so green and healthy. Here in MO it's all dried out and dead from the heat and no rain. What a gorgeous place you live.

LRS4AMANDA said...

Hi Adrienne,

I found your blog through the other Adrienne! (Rich Life on a Budget).

I see you are in No. Idaho...I spent many summers in the Boise area. (my grandmother lived in Payette) All of my aunts & uncles (3 sets) were in the flower business. The husbands had the greenhouses and wives ran the florist shops. Have you ever heard of a florist by the name of John Carpenter in Boise? He's my cousin...

Looking forward to reading more of your blog!

Linda

MightyMom said...

lovely darling!!

BODECI body said...

Hi Adrienne,
I have really enjoyed going through your current and past posts! After reading Fiona's blog on journaling I decided to check out your August 20 post (my 53d birthday!) Your journals are so creative, so beautiful. I am inspired to do something like this! I have my clients create journals or posters for their progress and inspiration. Your style is fantastic. I just got some illustration pens from "Blick" and love doodling with them. Now I know a new avenue I will take!
Thank you,
Debra