This was a good time, seeing Kathy serenely trimming the foliage on potted daylilies that I'm about to get into the ground. Here's Kathy's photo of her work-in-progress as she finished off a batch of about two hundred plants, the last of them!
Here is an untimely end. I have never done this to a plant before, and this time I've done it to maybe a dozen of them.
After I took this picture this morning I pulled the fan out of the ground. No roots came with it; the plant tissue at that bend was just white mush. It had cooked. I suspect the other fan will also succumb, but I'll leave it in place and see what develops.
I screwed up, though not Big-time. I hope I never see the likes of this again.