As the garden hibernates through a Zone 6 winter, my green therapy includes forcing indoor bulbs and marking endless pages of seed/plant catalogs as I patiently anticipate the explosion of spring blooms. Peonies, irises, alliums, clematis, hellebores, hyacinths, tulips and hundreds of daffodils. The show continues with flowering cherry trees, dogwoods, crabapples, forsythias, lilacs, and a prized star magnolia. Asiatic and Oriental lilies strut their stuff, along with delphiniums, bee-balms, roses, coneflowers in mid-summer. Amazingly, it wasn't until 2005, that daylilies got into my blood. My jaw dropped when I first saw a clump of 'Scarlet Orbit' in full bloom and that took my love of flowers to a whole new level!
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Today, my daylily collection is around 300…and counting. There are some that just make me weak in the knees with their beauty. I bet you all can relate.
After attending my first AHS National Convention in Atlanta (2015), and touring the many beautiful gardens, I was inspired to apply for display approval and was thrilled to host my very first public tour this past July. What a fun experience to share my passion and, hopefully, gain new daylily enthusiasts.
Friends often comment how wonderful it must be to just sit and enjoy my garden…which makes me laugh out loud. Then quietly I make a promise that I will do just that…next Year.
Thank you ALL for visiting. I hope you enjoyed the tour. The garden is calling so I must go!
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