Splitting plants is a good thing

jimim

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I posted pics last year of my plan to do around my pool. The idea was to be a mono color look you would see in an English garden with very easy care.

I split 9 daylilies that were 5 yrs or so old into over 42 plants.

It is not even 1 year later and check out the progress. Each new plant was a single stalk pretty much.

In the back are little limes. Daylilies are a white with slight yellow throat.
 

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I have Hostas that we've split so many times over the years its amazing. My under deck is full of Hosta.

Skippy brought home a small Black Eyed Susan (Maryland State flower) and its been split and spread so nicely on a hill. It looks wonderful when they bloom yet the Day Lillies nearby are also still in bloom.

Skippy likes to take straggly unwanted plants, or donated cuttings from friends, and nurture them back. Almost all our plants have a "story" about where they came from.

Maddie :flower:
 

jimim

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Black eyes susans spread more than mint! Seriously though if you kill a hosta, day lily, Shasta daisy or black eyed Susan just cover ur whole yard with rock cause you have no right to be in a garden. Lol
 

mariane

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Black eyes susans spread more than mint! Seriously though if you kill a hosta, day lily, Shasta daisy or black eyed Susan just cover ur whole yard with rock cause you have no right to be in a garden. Lol
Yeah, you can't kill a daylily. I once left daylilies in a plastic bag in the driveway over the winter. Snow, freezing cold, ice, rain. Those things still started to grow in the spring. Another time we had a flower bed we covered with sod. We thought we got out all the daylilies out but they started to grow and push up the sod. Up here we call them ditch lilies because they are everywhere and you can't kill them.
 

jimim

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Yeah, you can't kill a daylily. I once left daylilies in a plastic bag in the driveway over the winter. Snow, freezing cold, ice, rain. Those things still started to grow in the spring. Another time we had a flower bed we covered with sod. We thought we got out all the daylilies out but they started to grow and push up the sod. Up here we call them ditch lilies because they are everywhere and you can't kill them.
Lol I gave my neighbors some. They said oh we will get out to replant then. I said don’t worry they have dirt around them u can plant them next year if u want.
 
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Black eyes susans spread more than mint! Seriously though if you kill a hosta, day lily, Shasta daisy or black eyed Susan just cover ur whole yard with rock cause you have no right to be in a garden. Lol
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Sadly Jim, that’s what happened to me. When I lived back East, I planted some black eyed Susan’s in my front yard that my MIL had split and gave to us. They did well the first year, then died the second.
So we moved to AZ where I have all rock! Can’t kill rock! :laughblue:
 
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S-Merry

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Wow, those are impressive! I have 7 year old Happy Returns daylilies in the front yard that need splitting, but I haven't done it because it seems scary. Maybe this is the year? When the pool landscaping gets underway I'll send some back there.

Also, I didn't know they spread, but they are popping up in other areas of my landscaping out front, and those will need to be moved too.
 

mariane

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Sadly Jim, that’s what happened to me. When I lived back East, I planted some black eyed Susan’s in my front yard that my MIL had split and gave to us. They did well the first year, then died the second.
So we moved to AZ where I have all rock! Can’t kill rock! :laughblue:
We could ship you some daylilies! They could grow between the rocks. :ROFLMAO:
 

jimim

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Sadly Jim, that’s what happened to me. When I lived back East, I planted some black eyed Susan’s in my front yard that my MIL had split and gave to us. They did well the first year, then died the second.
So we moved to AZ where I have all rock! Can’t kill rock! :laughblue:
Lol

I would much rather have rock and ur weather than our weather and flowers anyday all day!
 

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I spilt these earlier in the year. I can't say I've enjoyed the rain but it has been good for the hosta. There are three of these in a triangle planting. Each one is about 3 - 4 feet around now even though I removed about half of them in the spring. Next year I'll probably split them into four plants each. I'm going to put them under some trees to cut down on the amount of mulch I spread. The year before I stated with three and ended up with twelve.
 

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S-Merry

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I spilt these earlier in the year. I can't say I've enjoyed the rain but it has been good for the hosta. There are three of these in a triangle planting. Each one is about 3 - 4 feet around now even though I removed about half of them in the spring. Next year I'll probably split them into four plants each. I'm going to put them under some trees to cut down on the amount of mulch I spread. The year before I stated with three and ended up with twelve.
That's my mantra lately. Reduce the amount of mulch I spread.
Brilliant! Maybe that's what we need to do to make our trees look neat and tidy again? Keeping up with the mulch, weeds, and grass growing over the edging seems never ending.
 
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