new daylily bed is in

The bed for our anniversary trip daylilies was prepared earlier this year. DH sprayed the grass with round up, then covered the bed with several layers of newspaper, and topped it with five or six inches of wood chips. Then it waited…and waited…and waited…until today. 🙂 First order of business was to take a picture of each flower, then lay the plants out in the order they were to be planted. Had to be sure we didn’t put two of a similar shade next to each other.

deciding what goes where...

DH planted and I made a map of the bed to keep in the daylily binder.

planting new daylilies

I also made plant tags for each plant.

making labels

Planted and tagged. After this picture was taken, we put a soaker hose on it to give them a good drink.

planting done!

Our thanks to Marty at Aussieker Daylily Farm for her lovely plants and generous bonuses!



  1. Posted June 27, 2009 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    Your gardens are amazing- I totally enjoyed my visit….thanks for having me…if I lived closer I would stop by to see in person.
    Have a great weekend. By the way Happy Anniversary!

  2. Posted June 27, 2009 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    How EXCITING! Your new babies have been planted! I can only imagine how much MORE beautiful that spot is going to be once they mature!

  3. Posted June 27, 2009 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    I forgot to mention that I think a DETAILED (with UP CLOSE pictures) blog post of how you log your plants should be made! LOL!

  4. ~~Rhonda
    Posted June 27, 2009 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    Kathy, I keep a garden notebook (shown above) and google spreadsheets for the hostas and the daylilies. In the notebook, I keep a record of everything we do in the garden. And I make maps of the flower beds so we have a permanent record of what’s planted where, in case the plant markers wander off. 🙂 Not sure that’s enough for a post… ~~Rhonda

  5. Posted June 29, 2009 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    My garden is just developing since its clean-up last year. I try to make lists of what is in each bed and keep them in a three-ring notebook, along with photos taken at times during the growing season.

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