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|Plant of the Month
'Lady Rebecca Staunton' was the "festival daylily" for the
very first Daylily & Wine Festival
back in July 1997!
Daylilies add sparkle to the sunny summer garden!
Nothing says "summer" better than the colorful blooms of daylilies! However, although you can create a wonderful long-blooming perennial garden using just daylilies, most gardeners prefer to add a variety of other perennials to spice up their perennial beds.
Daylilies can make an outstanding focal point or bright accent amidst a myriad of other plants. And what an accent ...
A well established daylily clump can produce as many as 400 blooms in just a single season! Depending on the varieties you choose, each plant can flower over a 4-5 week period or even longer for the everbloomers or rebloomers. Now that's a major splash of color in your perennial bed!
Splashes of Daylily Color
Viette hybrids like 'Color Me Yellow' are well-branched and have tremendous bud counts.
If you pick your daylily cultivars carefully and place them strategically throughout your bed, you will always have brilliant bursts of daylily color popping up in your garden - first here, then there - always changing, always delighting!
Between the Clumps!
There are so many wonderful perennials for the sun garden that combine beautifully with daylilies that you will have difficulty narrowing down your selection! If you plant carefully, you can create a garden that is colorful from early spring through the fall with exciting new and different blooms appearing each month of the season. Just wander through the display gardens at Viette's once every 2-3 weeks to see how these beautiful combinations create a dynamic, ever-changing scene throughout the season in a well-planned perennial garden.
Colorful Complementary Blooms!
Daylilies can tolerate some shade and will add splashes of color to a bright shade garden.
When picking companions for your daylilies, be sure to choose perennials that thrive in full sun or bright shade. Choose a combination of spring, summer, and fall flowering perennials and shrubs to provide colorful blooms all season. Butterfly bushes (Buddleia) are wonderful daylily companions and they bring your garden alive with the flitting of butterflies and hummingbirds. Tall ornamental grasses like Miscanthus and Cortaderia (Pampas Grass) also make an outstanding backdrop for daylilies.
Miscanthus 'Strictus' (Porcupine Grass) makes a colorful backdrop for daylilies.
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|Tip of the Month
|Summer Pest Patrol!
Beetles - There are many different kinds of beetles that are damaging to plants. Most are chewing pests that eat leaves and stems. The most common beetles that I battle in my garden are Japanese Beetles, Cucumber Beetles, Colorado Potato Beetles, and Mexican Bean Beetles. They chew the leaves to lace and destroy my plants and vegetables!
Summer is here and so are the summer garden PESTS!Unfortunately, pests are a normal part of gardening. Learning to identify insect pests and their damage (because often you don't see the actual insect) is very important so that you can choose a pest control product that specifically targets the pest you are after. Choosing the wrong pesticide is a waste of time and money.
The following are two common insect pests, the damage they cause, and some recommended controls. More to come in later editions!
Aphids - Aphids are small, soft bodied, pear-shaped insects with piercing, sucking mouth parts. They suck plant juices causing curling and distortion of leaves and stems in a wide range of plants. In addition, some aphids are a vector for many viral diseases, spreading them from plant to plant as they feed. They also secrete a sugary substance called honeydew as they feed. A black fungus called sooty mold grows on the honeydew and is not only unsightly but slows down photosynthesis.
Here are several different controls:
- A strong jet of water from your hose will usually knock them off. Repeat this as necessary.
- Spray with an insecticidal soap, Bonide All Seasons Spray Oil, Bayer Advanced Natria Multi-Insect Control, or Bonide Mite-X (all listed for organic gardening)
- Apply products containing malathion or pyrethrin
- Spray Bonide Eight
- Ornamentals can be treated with Bayer Advanced All-In-One Rose & Flower Care (DO NOT use on fruit trees, vegetables, or other food crops!).
- More on aphids ...
Controlling beetles in the garden:
To be continued ...
ALWAYS READ and FOLLOW the LABEL directions when using any pesticides. Even natural or organic products can be deadly to pollinators like bees. If possible DO NOT spray when plants are in bloom. If this is not possible, spray early in the morning or later in the evening when bees are less active and ALWAYS read the label!
- Hand picking is the safest method of control for beetles, however this is often difficult if not impossible to keep up with.
- Luckily, many different beetle species can be controlled with the same insecticides. Always check the label for the specific beetle you have.
- Bonide Beetle Killer
- Bonide Eight
- Bonide Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew (for organic gardening)
- Kill the beetle grubs that are in your lawn!
Click here for tips on killing these grubs
Watch for more insect pest tips in my next Weekender!
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|Color All Season with Daylilies
|Daylilies have different blooming seasons.
To create a full season daylily garden, choose a few daylilies from each blooming season. Some of Andre's favorites are listed below.
Elfin, Flavina, Maytime, Maytime Orange, Sooner Gold
Condilla, Eleanor Apps, Flames of Fortune, Frosted Velvet, Joan Senior, Lullaby Baby, Siloam Button Box, Siloam Ury Winnifred, Siloam Mama, Suzy Wong
Black Friar, Color Me Yellow, Cygnet Purple, Fairy Tale Pink, Fragrant Light, Lavender Eyes, Lovely Summer, Peach Fairy, Plate of Sunshine, Plum Beauty, Shenandoah Cabernet, Shenandoah Peach Ruffles, Soft Lavender, Treasure Gold, Viette's Apollos, Viette's Bingo, Viette's Indy, Viette's Parade
Mid-Late Season Bloomers
Art in Bloom, Bittersweet Honey, Bountiful Valley, Cherry Carnival, Colorful Summer, Evening Storm, Flamboyant Show, Glowing Cantaloupe, Glowing Cherry, Late Plum, Pleasing Yellow, Yellow Treasure, Viette's Aladdin, Viette's Bugler, Viette's Flamboyant, Viette's Gusty, Viette's Heirloom Red
Late Season Bloomers
Added Joy, August Ruby, Autumn Prince, Fall Glow, Gold Bullion, Graham Bell, Late Flame, Late Glory, Late Night, Olallie August Rose, Olallie Peach Parade, Orange Float, Star Dream, Viette's Charm, Viette's Late Royalty, Viette's Priscilla, Viette's Royal Purple
Very Late Season Bloomers
Autumn King, Autumn Minaret, Barbara, Olallie Autumn Gold, Olallie Late Show, Olallie Mack, Ruby Showpiece, Viette's Late Wonder
Brilliant Sunshine, Capulet, Court of Honor, Dad's Cinnamon Giant, Fairy Tale Pink, Flaming Poppa, Glowing Cantaloupe, Honeysuckle Pixie, Late Find, Late Glory, Light Night, Lilac Snow, Little Cobbler, Little Orange Giant, Pardon Me, Raspberry Sundae, Remarkable Show, Rosewood Glaze, Super Purple, Viette's Cranberry Red, Viette's Harlequin, Viette's Charm, Yellow Reflection
|This Month at Viette's!
Saturday, July 3
Coffee in the Garden - 10:00am
Sunday, July 4 - 1:30pmIndependence Day Garden Tour - 1:30pm
Take a relaxing guided tour of the beautiful summer gardens at Viette's.
Afternoon Garden Tour - 1:30pm
Enjoy an afternoon guided tour of the beautiful summer gardens at Viette's.
Happy 4th of July!! Enjoy an afternoon guided tour of the beautiful summer gardens at Viette's.
Wednesday, July 7 - 1:30pm
Saturday, July 10 - 1:30pm
Wednesday, July 14 - 1:30pm
Daylilies: The Perfect Perennial
Learn why the daylily is described as the "perfect perennial". André will discuss the best varieties for your garden and how to incorporate daylilies into an existing garden. Discover all the other wonderful summer perennials which combine well with daylilies and add color and interest to your garden. Free Lecture
Saturday, July 17 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, July 18 - 12:00noon - 5:00pm
14th Annual Daylily & Wine Festival
This two day event held on the beautiful grounds of Viette Nurseries has become one of the most popular summer events in the Shenandoah Valley!
Wednesday, July 21 - 1:30pm
If your idea of a great time is enjoying fine food and spirits, learning about gardening, listening to music, and relaxing in a beautiful setting with family and friends, then put these two days on your calendar!
Saturday, July 24 - 1:30pmThe Summer Garden:
Great Summer Combinations
Diversify your garden! Learn about some great plants for the summer garden that will provide you with a variety of blooms, texture, and color for an outstanding summer show! We'll show you how to select and combine different plants to create long-lasting visual interest in your garden all season long. Don't miss this great seminar complete with a tour through the beautiful Viette gardens. Free lecture