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    "The hillsides are covered in Large-Flowered Trillium, Jack-in-the Pulpits, Dutchman’s Breeches, Squirrel Corn, Dogtooth Violets and many, many others,"
  • April snow
    What a cruel trick the weather played on all the daffodils and hummingbirds that have now been spotted in Indiana.
  • Getting a head start
    Last Sunday was a beautiful day to work in the garden. I triple hoed my vegetable garden and buried a soak hose in preparation for the upcoming season.

What's wrong with the daylilies?

Next week's edition of The Dirt comes from my mailbox. A reader is asking why her daylilies all bloom at once and then look weedy. She said she added more varieties the next year and they all bloomed at once and then looked even weedier than the year before.

If you've had good luck with extending the bloom season and can offer some tips to a beginner, email

If you have a picture or two to share, even better! Just attach the JPEG to the email.

Journey through gardening season with Rosa Salter Rodriguez (feature writer), Anne Gregory (Web editor and writer), Frank Noonan (copy editor) and Cathie Rowand (photographer)