"Welcome to A La Carte Daylilies"
Plants have always intrigued me and as young child I asked my father the names of the plants. He explained the basics of nomenclature and why the Latin names are so important. In my first few weeks at school a teacher had asked us to tell her the name of a plant, so I put my hand up and said "Scabiosa caucasica". She didn't ask me any questions for a very long time after that! My Dad had taught me well.
Our collection of Hemerocallis started around 1983 after seeing H. 'Joan Senior' in a friends' beautiful garden on the Isle of Wight. American daylily nursery catalogues came through the post and plants were purchased.
I loved the idea that each flower lasted for a day and as they grew into larger clumps there were more flowers each year. I was so lucky that Andy was interested in the daylilies and it was very special that it was shared.
I planted shrubs which act as a wind break and under the trees are many bulbs, especially Galanthus. The views from here are fabulous all year round. I was also lucky to work at Ventnor Botanic Garden and now I volunteer as a propagator which I also enjoy and some of our daylilies are planted in their beautiful gardens.