Thursday, June 20, 2013

Daylily Open House Weekends

Happy Summer Everyone!

It seems like we missed Spring this season, but summer has arrived.  That means that daylily bloom season is not far away.

This season there will be 3 Open House Weekends:

Saturday - Sunday, July 20-21, July 27-28 & August 3-4
              8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

We are also open by appointment during the month of July & August.

Hope you can join us!
                                                                        Night Beacon

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Waiting for Spring.....

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."  Lao Tzu

What a wonderful quote for those of us who are awaiting the arrival of spring.  There are definitely signs, though they are weeks behind the last few seasons.  Out at the farm last weekend, I noticed scapes (stems) on a few of the early blooming daylilies, so there will be a few flowers by mid June.
 "H. ssp Korean #2" is an early bloomer here.   It was collected in Korea by Dr Darrell Apps, a well known daylily breeder.  This native species has a 26 inch scape,  with a 4 inch bloom.
"Apricot" is the first hybridized daylily (1893), and also an early bloomer.  Scape height is 34 inches, with a bloom size of 4.75
Both of these varieties would be excellent choices for your garden if you want to extend your bloom season.
Happy Gardening!