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Growing Plants Year Round: Walipini Style

Growing Plants Year Round: Walipini Style

As we close in on fall and winter, gardeners are reminded that the growing season for most of our treasures is about over. Fortunately, there are plenty of uniquely designed greenhouses available either pre-made or DIY. Using a greenhouse is an ideal solution for...
The Colors of Autumn

The Colors of Autumn

With Halloween candy lining the store shelves already, it is difficult to miss the ever fast approaching fall season. The bold shades of fall leaves ensure buckets of brightly wrapped candies are not the only colors we see during autumn. Have you ever wondered why or...
Prepping for Fall

Prepping for Fall

With the temperatures starting to chill, children heading back to school, leaves beginning their annual color transformation, and Labor Day weekend behind us, many gardeners turn their focus to prepping for fall. What does this mean for daylily growers? Depending on...
Daylily Hybridizing 101: Part V

Daylily Hybridizing 101: Part V

Daylily Hybridizing 101: Part V. If you missed Part I, II, III, or IV of this series you can find them here: Part I, II, III or IV. Registering Your Daylilies Now that a period of time has gone by (a few years) and your garden is blessed with a vast number of daylily...
Daylily Hybridizing 101: Part IV

Daylily Hybridizing 101: Part IV

Welcome to Daylily Hybridizing 101: Part IV. If you missed Part I, II or III of this series you can find them here: Part I, II or III. Harvesting Once the daylily petals have fallen off, and the green pod is visible you must leave it alone so that it can ripen. This...
Daylily Hybridizing 101: Part III

Daylily Hybridizing 101: Part III

Welcome to Daylily Hybridizing 101: Part III. If you missed Part I or II of this series you can find them here: Part I, Part II. Selecting Parent Flowers When choosing parent plants, there are a few things to keep in mind. Look for characteristics you would like the...
Daylily Hybridizing 101: Part II

Daylily Hybridizing 101: Part II

Welcome to Daylily Hybridizing 101 Part II. If you missed Part I or would like to reference back to the article you can find it here: Part I Daylily Hybridization Goals You’ve decided to get started on your daylily hybridization plan. What now? Often, people make the...
Daylily Hybridizing 101: Part One

Daylily Hybridizing 101: Part One

Daylily Hybridizing Primer Welcome to the amazing world of hybridizing. Since many daylily enthusiasts are intrigued by the idea of hybridizing their favorite flowers, Smokey’s Gardens has created a learning series for our blog that will take you through the steps of...
Beautiful Acres

Beautiful Acres

Growing up in the country, I was accustomed to being surrounded by miles and miles of farmland crops. However, outside of corn and beans, I was exposed to a limited number of other plants grown on a large scale, until I began working with Smokey’s Gardens. Even though...
Daylilies vs. Lilies

Daylilies vs. Lilies

With the common word lily in their names, lilies and daylilies are often mistaken as the same flower, or it is assumed they are closely related. However, this is not the case; there is no relation between the two species. Daylilies are from the (Hemerocallis) family,...