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Nikki Schmith
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DAYLILY HAIKU THURSDAY | Branch Out
“I admit it's tempting to wish for the perfect boss, the perfect parent, or the perfect outfit. But maybe the best any of us can do is not quit, play the hand we've been dealt, and accessorize what we've got.” -Carrie Bradshaw Oh, the last two weeks have fe...

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'Tension' in the flower... | Daylily Blog
Tension is a balance maintained in an artistic work between opposing forces or elements; a controlled dramatic or dynamic quality.  It is  a force created through stretching or pulling- a situation or condition of hostility, suspense, or uneasiness.  Dynami...

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SEEING RED | Daylily Haiku Thursday
Showing off today in Daylily Haiku Thursday is one of the few red daylilies I love, and it's Mike Holmes' H. 'Happy Holidays to You.'  I have grown it into a large clump, moved it three states, and hardly ever offer it for sale because I cannot bear the tho...

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Why Don’t People Volunteer? | Daylily Blog
Why Don’t People Volunteer? You beg and plead.  You’ve emailed and phoned and Facebooked.  You’ve updated the website and sent a few personal handwritten notes asking for volunteers. Aside from the crickets, the only answers to your call for help come from ...

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Yeah. So I cry in the garden. | Daylily Blog
END OF THE YEAR CONFESSIONAL:  Yeah.  So I cry in the
garden.  Mostly when I'm alone.   I cry over a lot of things when I'm out there.  Happy stuff, funny stuff, inspirational stuff, angry stuff, confusing stuff.  The garden is probably the best therapist I...

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DAYLILY HAIKU THURSDAY | How long is long enough?
<posted July 16, 2015> This is Richard Norris EMPIRE OF DESIRE.  If I could have only one sculpted daylily in my collection, it would be this one.  Google 'Ashwood Daylilies' to see his complete catalog- you wont be sorry.  Your wallet might be, but you won...

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DAYLILY HAIKU THURSDAY | Let go and be.
<posted July 2, 2015>  This is Nicole DeVito's BULLETPROOF, just one of about 15 of her introductions growing in my Illinois garden.  I had the great fortune of visiting her garden in Florida this past May and it was a real treat.  I bought 4 unregistered s...

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Daylily Haiku Thursday | It's all happening...
<posted June 17, 2015>  This is H. 'Hawkeye Fringe,' a daylily introduced by my friend Don Lovell.  I love everything about this daylily, including its clear color and large, open form.  It never has trouble opening correctly here in Illinois and the edges ...
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