It’s time for a Daylily Booster

This post has been updated and moved to my new blog.
it can be found here: Spring Wake up Tonic for Daylilies

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9 Responses to It’s time for a Daylily Booster

  1. Dew Drops says:

    Lilies are my favorite flower as well. I carried them as my bouquet at my wedding. I haven’t tried to grow them though, I really have a black thumb. Your lilies are gorgeous and having so many different kinds is cool. It must be warm enough there now to start growing them.

  2. Donalyn says:

    Thanks Lorna – these photos are not from this year though – they are just starting to pop out of the ground actually. And, anybody can grow daylilies – SO easy!

  3. SallieJ says:

    If I only have regular molasses, will that work? I’m not sure I can find the type you mention.

  4. Donalyn says:

    Sallie – I can’t find any sorghum locally this year, so I am using blackstrap. I know some people say that the regular old supermarket kind will work too.

  5. Becky says:

    After reading your blog, I’m not surprised that your day lilies are well fed as well. This is one recipe I just might give a try. After all I put molasses on my potatoes.

  6. Donalyn says:

    Thanks Becky – and you use molasses on your potatoes? I’ll have to pass that one along to my husband – thanks!

  7. door251 says:


    Love the blog, you def have a new follower.

    I was wondering if you knew what kind of plants are good for heavily shaded gardens? we have a tiny tiny city garden, but it is surrounded by big oak trees which i suspect are sucking the life out of everything, couple that with it not getting an ounce of sun and me being a complete novice, i’ve no idea what to plant in there, everything from last year died.

    thanks for your help!!

  8. You have beautiful day lilies. I invite you to follow my blog, Gardening Upstream.

  9. Donalyn says:

    Hi & Welcome door251!

    Planting under big mature trees can be a huge challenge, and while I don’t have oaks near any gardens, I think I have heard they can be especially difficult to deal with. At the very least, not only do they shade, but they are also going to suck all of the moisture up, leaving nothing for other plants.

    Not sure where you are exactly, but if your weather allows [i.e. it stays warm enough in the winter] you could try some stuff in planters. Many shade plants are quite hardy, so they might over winter ok above ground. Hostas, coral bells, actea, astilbes, ligularia – all shade lovers that have at least some cultivars that are hardy to zone 4. Zone 4 in the ground probably means zone 5 or 6 in planters. You could also Google “plants for dry shade” in your planting zone. I like the idea of planters though – especially if your yard is tiny, which will make it pretty easy to fill up with pretty stuff.

    Welcome Madeline & thanks for pointing me to your blog – lovely!

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