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Title:
Daylilies : the perfect perennial
Author:
Hill, Lewis, 1924-
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Publication Information:
Pownal, Vt. : Storey Communications, 1991.
Physical Description:
204 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
"A Garden Way Publishing book."

Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780882666525

9780882666518
Format :
Book

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Eden Library SB413.D3 H55 1991 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Both beginning and experienced growers will profit from in-depth advice on selecting, growing, and caring for daylilies.


Summary

Daylilies are the perfect perennial -- they come in a rainbow of colors, are hardy and low-maintenance in a wide range of climates, and grow well in almost any soil and light conditions. Learn how to select the right daylilies for your yard or garden, design beautiful plantings that will deliver flowers throughout the season, and care for your growing plants. The authors include a comprehensive listing of more than 200 daylily cultivars with at-a-glance information on color, foliage, height, blossom size, bloom season, bloom duration, fragrance, and more.


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Booklist Review

A Vermont couple who specialize in the sale of daylilies share their enthusiasm and knowledge in this comprehensive paperbound guide to the popular flowering perennial. All facets of daylilies are covered, from appropriate terminology to plant selection, planting guidelines, pest control, and cut-flower arrangement tips. Although the most common daylilies feature bright orange or yellow flowers, there are more than 32,000 available varieties, and a useful concluding chart differentiates the more popular cultivars. Well-chosen color photographs of stunning daylilies accent this nicely organized manual. Daylily nurseries and other supply sources appended. Glossary. ~--Sue-Ellen Beauregard


Publisher's Weekly Review

Daylilies, as the Hills proclaim, may be the perfect perennial. Requiring little maintenance, adaptable to an almost unlimited range of landscapes and climates and available in an extraordinary selection of colors, textures, fragrances and sizes, they proliferate nearly as quickly as they're bred--though each flower blooms for only a day. Now that more than 42,000 varieties flourish, the Hills' guide seems particularly useful. It begins with practical information on how to choose, grow and maintain daylilies, and progresses to more esoteric details, such as how to arrange them ok?/mm and how to preserve them on film. If the latter seems a bit extreme, the authors come back down to earth at book's end with a comprehensive listing of their favorite cultivars. Horticulturists particularly will appreciate chapters on starting new plants from existing ones and counsel on breeding original cultivars. Illustrations and photos not seen by PW. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Booklist Review

A Vermont couple who specialize in the sale of daylilies share their enthusiasm and knowledge in this comprehensive paperbound guide to the popular flowering perennial. All facets of daylilies are covered, from appropriate terminology to plant selection, planting guidelines, pest control, and cut-flower arrangement tips. Although the most common daylilies feature bright orange or yellow flowers, there are more than 32,000 available varieties, and a useful concluding chart differentiates the more popular cultivars. Well-chosen color photographs of stunning daylilies accent this nicely organized manual. Daylily nurseries and other supply sources appended. Glossary. ~--Sue-Ellen Beauregard


Publisher's Weekly Review

Daylilies, as the Hills proclaim, may be the perfect perennial. Requiring little maintenance, adaptable to an almost unlimited range of landscapes and climates and available in an extraordinary selection of colors, textures, fragrances and sizes, they proliferate nearly as quickly as they're bred--though each flower blooms for only a day. Now that more than 42,000 varieties flourish, the Hills' guide seems particularly useful. It begins with practical information on how to choose, grow and maintain daylilies, and progresses to more esoteric details, such as how to arrange them ok?/mm and how to preserve them on film. If the latter seems a bit extreme, the authors come back down to earth at book's end with a comprehensive listing of their favorite cultivars. Horticulturists particularly will appreciate chapters on starting new plants from existing ones and counsel on breeding original cultivars. Illustrations and photos not seen by PW. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Getting to Know the Amazing Daylily
2 The Daylily: From Past to Present Glory
3 Speaking Daylily Language
4 The Versatile Daylily -- At Home Almost Everywhere
5 Selecting the Best Daylilies for Your Garden
6 Preparing the Soil and Planting
7 Daylily Culture
8 Daylily Pests and Their Control
9 Starting New Plants from Your Daylilies
10 The Fun of Originating New Cultivars
11 Arranging Daylilies
12 Preserving Your Daylilies on Film
13 Daylily Awards
14 Favorite Daylilies
15 Useful Lists of Daylilies
Appendix
Glossary
Cultivar Index
General Index
Introduction
1 Getting to Know the Amazing Daylily
2 The Daylily: From Past to Present Glory
3 Speaking Daylily Language
4 The Versatile Daylily -- At Home Almost Everywhere
5 Selecting the Best Daylilies for Your Garden
6 Preparing the Soil and Planting
7 Daylily Culture
8 Daylily Pests and Their Control
9 Starting New Plants from Your Daylilies
10 The Fun of Originating New Cultivars
11 Arranging Daylilies
12 Preserving Your Daylilies on Film
13 Daylily Awards
14 Favorite Daylilies
15 Useful Lists of Daylilies
Appendix
Glossary
Cultivar Index
General Index

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