The Domino Effect reminds me of these three Murphy's Laws:
- #5. Nothing is as easy as it looks
- #6. Everything takes longer than you think, and
- #11. If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something
Why move daylilies around? A daylily's registration information can vary greatly as to how that plant grows in your garden, due to differences in sun, soil, temperature, and location. Planting is definitely a trial-and-error endeavor until you get to know how a particular plant behaves in your unique situation.
Here are just a few examples of why you'd want to move a plant:
- A daylily may need more sun because it has a low bloom count
- A plant could be crying out for more shade because the color fades in the sun
- It grew taller than expected and obscured the plants behind it
- It grew shorter than expected and disappeared within the flower bed
- Bloom times were off -- one section of the garden somehow ended up with all early bloomers and by the beginning of August there were no blooms at all
- You may want to change-up color combinations to make your garden more aesthetically pleasing
- Finally, every season plants arrive and plants depart from the garden; when replacing daylilies, the size or bloom time of the new plant rarely matches that of the previous one
I have yet to encounter a year without experiencing the Domino Effect. And as a gardener, I suspect you haven't either!
Daylily pictured: 'Techny Spider' with a companion ant