Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March Arrives in Georgia

Hello Daylily Friends,

So much happens with daylilies here in north Georgia that it is difficult to keep pace with the news. Our friends, Dave and Doris Bishop, live in Cartersville, and they are members of both our Cobb County Club and the North Georgia Daylily Society. Dave and Doris invited the members of the Cobb County Club to come to their Northwest Georgia meeting this past Sunday to hear Tim Herrington speak about his "Herrington Daylily Garden." Well our friends David and Camilla Arthur likewise decided to go and hear Tim, so they were kind enough to allow Diana and I to ride with them. The meeting was just so, so delightful! I consumed lots of chicken, little hot dogs, cheese, dips and soda, that I was stuffed. It was fun. Then Tim told us about his garden and gave a wonderful slide show. I'm showing a picture of Tim.

Well Monday morning came, which was March 1, 2010. I decided to go visit my friends Kenney and Jan Poland, and load up their "horse manure" to use in growing my daylilies. Kenney and Jan's horses produce the best manure. The horses are fed hay, and so there are fewer weeds in the manure. I let it sit, and there are only a very, very few weeds. As you can see from my picture, I am unloading the manure into a large pile. I have seven truckloads of the manure that you are seeing in the picture. You can see our friend Alex in the background along with my beautiful wife Diana Rae.

Then, this morning, March 2, 2010, it snowed and it is still snowing. Such a difference in just one day. Yesterday the temperature was around 60 degrees, and today it is freezing and snowing. So, March has arrived in Georgia. You just can't plan as to what the weather will be. Don't you agree that I have a really large pile of horse manure? I am going to let the horse manure set for at least another 9 months before adding it to my Greenhouse soils. I think that the soil mixture that I make for use in the Greenhouse it a significant factor in the growth of my daylilies. It is difficult to beat really good soil.

I can also note that I made a one day error on the dates of the above pictures. Will have to perhaps correct this later. More news will have to await the passing of the snow.



  1. Hi DWHR,
    I'm delighted that you are following the posts that are placed here. You're participation makes you the 25th follower of this blog. I consider 25 members to be a very good thing. Welcome, welcome, welcome!

  2. Hi Bill and Diana - I just wanted to pop in to let you know how much I enjoy following your blog. I read it every week and it is always fascinating! I especially love the posts showing how you prepare your beds. Large piles of manure and leaves always get me revved up and wanting to out and put something yummy on my beds too. This sure has been a winter "for the books". I love the snow scene - just think of it as a powdered sugar topping of trace elements for the manure lol!

    Susan Okrasinski - Kingsport Tn.