Seed Swaps

Daylily Row Garden

This is another frontyard garden created because of my aversion to lawns. This strip of grass between my house and my neighbor’s is half mine and half theirs. They are wonderful people. My weedy half was spoiling the beauty of their lush, green side. They don’t use any chemicals and she hand pulls all of her weeds, I admire them. I don’t use chemicals and manually pull weeds but my lawn is now basically clover, plantain, dandelions and other types of unknown invasive weeds.

In the spring of 2007 my dad came to visit and, as he usually does, brought me plants from his garden. I had requested daylilies and he brought me eight. He never labels or remembers exactly what he plants unless it is a tree or bush so these would all be a nice surprise when they bloomed. We decided they would be perfect to replace the grass on my side of the strip. No more mowing and they look really nice next to my neighbor’s green healthy grass.

An outdoor organic garden located in Chicago, United States, urbandogsgarden's Daylily Row garden currently contains 12 plants.

This is a Frontyard garden that is known to be in USDA Hardiness Zone 5b. It has mainly Clay soil and receives Full Sun light.




Like yr daylilys so much. They grow very well here in the highland. But I have them b4 and believe or not they dont want to open flower at all due to the weather too hot here! only have the green leave that its.. they not in my garden anymore since I back from UK ..maybe my family think they are weed and trow it away or they just die.. have no idea at all, even not see their flower pot!

Posted on 04 Jan 09 (over 10 years ago)

Hello from a fellow Chicago gardener! I love your lillies, and your frontyard garden! Thanks for sharing. :)

Posted on 10 May 09 (about 10 years ago)


Folia Helper

United States5b

Hi lisapizza! Thanks for your kind words.

Posted on 10 May 09 (about 10 years ago)

This is spectacular!

Posted on 06 Jul 09 (about 10 years ago)


Folia Helper

United States7

Oh my!! These are gorgeous!!!!

Posted on 22 Oct 09 (over 9 years ago)

Your daylilies are beautiful. My husband is very keen on them as they were one of his first sucesses in the garden. Daylillies do pretty well here in Melbourne, Australia as long as we go with the varieties that don’t mind a bit of chill in the winter. We only have two varieties in our garden at the moment but they have been subdivided from two clumps into more than a dozen dotted in various spots throughout. The dark coppery brown one with a yellow throat has just started flowering for the year, whereas the single yellow variety is one of the first blooms to come out in spring and has a long flowering season…. very satisfying :)

Posted on 06 Dec 09 (over 9 years ago)

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