The ditch lilies are now gone from this area. DH was kind enough to do the heavy digging to release them from the soil, then I loaded them in the big wheelbarrow.
The root system is large on these lilies and I could not shake off much soil. The wheelbarrow was so heavy that I could not even push it! These lilies are hard to get rid of. I am sure I will be digging up shoots for the next few years.
I know it's impossible for you to know where these are in my garden, so I found a couple of pics from the past to give you a better idea of what was removed.
This is prime garden area--lots of sun, no rocks and right next to one of my arbors, so I think I can do better with something more interesting. It's not that I don't like these orange lilies, because I really do. It's just that I have a GAZILLION of them in the wooded area where nothing else will grow.
What's a GAZILLION, you may be wondering......................well, here is picture from last July:
I don't think I will miss that little patch, do you? LOL.