Hello Daylily Friends,
I have to report about the Blue Heron which has terrorized our fish. The Heron goes to Diana's pond, and just stands in the water and eats the fish. This is so disappointing. Diana saw the Heron and came running out of the house hollering at him, but he flew from the pond to the top of our Greenhouse. When I saw this I started hollering as well. His claws will definitely gash the plastic that covers the top of our Greenhouse. So the Heron took off and flew away. I wish that we could just shoot the Heron, but if we do we will go to jail.
I suppose that we will continue to have problems with the Blue Heron, but our pond is covered with a net. We are trying to protect our fish.
Then, Christmas Eve, Lily received new slippers from her Mom, Kelley Rae, and they both had fun celebrating the gift. The slippers fit so well, and Lily wore them for the days we were privileged to have her with us, I also gave Lily some Strawberry Chap Stick. I put it in her Stocking, and so it was as if it was brought by Santa. She likes the Chap Stick and uses it all the time. I've noticed that sometimes her lips get chapped, and the Chap Stick helps. I think that perhaps she thinks of it as lipstick.
Another thing that I did was take about 40 separate 3-gallon containers of dormant plants from the Greenhouse, and put then into the ground outside. This coming March I will take the buckets out of the ground, and bring the plants back into the Greenhouse. This should help them to get enough cold weather, and still bloom sufficiently early in the Greenhouse so that I can use them to make seeds. Another thing that I did was to take many buckets of dormant plants that are spring introductions and put them into the unheated, small greenhouse. I will keep these watered, but they will be exposed to the coldest weather. If dormant daylilies do not have enough cold weather it sometimes happens that they just will not bloom and will be useless for an entire season.
Well, it is good to begin the New Year.