Gifting Orange Ditch Lilies

September 17, 2007

I decided to get rid of the orange ditch lilies in my flower beds a couple of weekends ago. I posted on Plantcycle and Freecycle that I was re-arranging my flower beds and would have 3-4 large clumps of this spreading lily to offer to anyone who wanted to come and pick them up. I had a few replies and chose the person who lived the closest (and who would more than likely show up) so that I could supervise their dig.

The woman I gifted them to came with her son who did most of the digging.

Here’s how it all looked in the back of her car:

I’m really glad they are gone – some had started to spread on the lawn. Of course I’ll probably be digging out more as time goes on as these types of day lilies are so persistent and hard to get rid of. At least the bulk of them are gone and I can replace them with something more polite and docile.

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4 Responses to “Gifting Orange Ditch Lilies”

  1. Jackie Says:

    I had no idea that tiger lilies were called ‘ditch lilies’. I used to live in a house that had a hedge of them, and I loved them. I don’t have any now. I think that plant exchange thing you have is so great – wish we had something like it.

  2. jodi Says:

    I like these daylilies too, but as you say they can be a bit on the overzealous side, especially with a small yard. Digging them out of clay can be a real challenge too, but I have managed to move them from where they were to where I want them–down by the big natural pond, where they can grow to their hearts content.
    Glad you had a good trip, Kathy! Sorry that you can’t get your ‘liquid gold’ anymore.

  3. fastgrey Says:

    I just gifted my ditch lilies this past summer. I still have a few and definatly know where I can get more. I’m glad that I’m not the only one that calls them “ditch lilies” as this is where I dig them up from. All along the main road to the wharf is just full of them.
    I am enjoying reading your blog and get many new ides form it,
    Thanks,
    fastgrey,
    sou’west Nova Scotia

  4. Randi Says:

    These ditch lilies will take over everything. Get rid of them… if you can.


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