Notes from  Bob Dahm, Organic Bob LLC

Organic Lawn Care, Presented by Bob Dahm owner of Organic Bob LLC.  Bob shared his handout about organic lawn gardening without chemicals and poisons. His presentation included what a lawn needs, how to assess your lawn, come up with a plan for renovation, maintenance, weed control and creating a low maintenance turf. See his handout: DIY organic lawn 2019 State Fair pdf

Landscaping with Daylilies
Compiles by Steve Horan
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The daylily is one of the most popular herbaceous perennials in the world, being hardy in most climates, and thriving with a minimum of care.  The botanical name for the daylily means “beauty for a day.”  If you want color all summer long, on a tough and easy-to-grow plant, daylilies are an excellent choice.


  • Loon Song Gardens in Champlin (Kathy and Mike Lamb)
    • Good selection of classic and cutting edge daylilies
  • Gardens with a Northern Exposure in Monticello (Gary and Rita Schaben)
    • Garden markers and cutting edge daylilies
  • Springwood Gardens in Jordan (Karol Emmerich(
    • Cutting edge daylilies


  • Pinks:  Barbara Mitchell, Janice Brown, Strawberry Candy
  • Purples:  Bela Lugosi, Little Grapette, Strutter’s Ball
  • Reds:  All American Chief, Charles Johnston, Funny Valentine, Red Volunteer, Ruby Spider
  • Eyes:  Always Afternoon, Chorus Line, Fooled Me
  • Spiders and Unusual forms:  Holly Dancer, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Scarlet’s Web
  • Doubles:  Condilla, Francis Joiner, Siloam Double Classic
  • Rebloom:  Happy Returns


  • Up Close and Personal – Daylilies in the FRONT of the border
    • Miniature (under 3″), Small (3″ – 41/2″), Patterns (eyes, watermarks, midribs)
  • The Bold and the Beautiful – Daylilies in the MIDDLE of the border
    • Color and Form (doubles, spiders, unusual forms(
  • Big and Tall – Daylilies in the BACK of the border
    • Tall and Extra-large (7″ or larger)
  • Season extenders – GROUPINGS of daylilies
    • Mass plantings, Rebloom, Early season, Late season, Bud builders
  • Using Colors Effectively – COMPANION plantings
    • Monochromatic and Analogous color schemes, Planting with other Perennials

A special thanks to Steve Horan for sharing this information from the August 2017 MWGS meeting!