Dancing Daylily Garden
January 25, 2014 (2,788 k)

We're waiting for the cold weather to go back where it came from so we can get outside to get our garden chores done.  Even though the daylily bloom season may be 6-8 weeks long, we are busy working on updating the website, adding pictures and changing prices, checking inventory, making signs for all the new plants added last fall, etc.  Our yard work will start next month (weather permitting) with cleanup of the beds, spraying pre-emergent for weeds and general garden cleanup.


We're looking forward to a new season and seeing old friends that we've come to know through the garden and introducing new friends to the crazy world of daylilies. 

We'll see you in the garden!

June 4, 2012 (1,200 k)

We tried something new by having a booth at the Helena Farmers Market in Old Town Helena, AL.  It was a cool crisp morning but a great day to be selling daylilies.  The response was fantastic and several of the people that came through ended up going to the garden to buy more.  Morris was busy digging orders when I got home.

Planning on going again this Saturday to let people know where we are and what we have available.  Come on down to the Market if you get a chance.  It runs from 8-12 but you had better come early if you want to get some of those fresh veggies and we're right across from the chefs demonstrations which is a perfect place to be!

 

 

Click on the date on the left to see picture of our booth.

May 23, 2012 (1,670 k)

Since the blooms have started so much earlier this year due to the mild winter that we had, we moved our Open Garden up 2 weeks to the weekend of May 18th and 19th.  We had a great response and want to thank everyone that came to visit and support us.  There was a drawing for a $50 gift certificate and the lucky winner was Rachel Williams!  I think her husband was more excited about it to tell you the truth.


The garden will be closed Memorial Day weekend but will be open every Friday and Saturday through June.  Also if you would like to visit during the week, please e-mail or call me and we'll set up a time that's convenient.  I wouldn't want you to drive all the way out here and not be here to greet you.


Something else that is new is that we will be participating in the Helena Market Days starting Saturday, June 2nd.  We'll be selling bare root daylilies freshly dug with pictures or actual blooms if available.  Prices will be $5 and $10.  We're excited about getting the word out in the community that there's a daylily garden in town.

Hope to see you there!

 

April 23, 2012 (2,960 k)

Let's see, it's April 23rd and we've had summer, spring and now back to winter here in Alabama.  I went out this morning to check on what was blooming and they didn't even want to open to have their picture made and I don't blame them.  It has been a strange season here for sure and wonder how it will affect our daylilies in the coming months.  Last year we had a terrible drought right in the middle of peak bloom and was devastating to see all the foliage and grass turning brown due to the unusually high heat and no rain.  Right now the foliage is a beautiful blue-green color and looks wonderful.  I'm enjoying the spring flowers such as iris, daisies, columbine, larkspur, etc. right now until the daylily show starts.  Click on the date to the left to get a glimpse of what's blooming now.

We have over 200 newer cultivars that we have planted in the last year and they are looking great and already blooming since a lot of them came from Florida and California and still on their time.  I'm enjoying taking new pics to add to the website of these newbies.  We also culled through 2,000 seedlings and selected about 100 that we'll evaluate for another year and that will be interesting to see how they perform.

Yard art is slowly going out after painting, repairing and cleaning them up.  This is a lot of fun and I'm always on the lookout for something new to go into the garden.  My husband looks at me strangely when I bring some of this home but he's always enthusiasitic in helping me with this re-purposing.

I'm now marking over 100 cultivars that will be listed as BOGO FREE for this season.  We ran out of time, energy and beds to line out plants that needed dividing so we had rather offer this deal than build new beds.  Be sure to check back as we add more of these through the summer and fall.

Call or e-mail if you have any questions about our garden or would like to visit the garden.  We always welcome visitors but need to know ahead of time so we can make sure we're home.

Click on the date of the newsletter to see a photo of the garden in spring.

 

Happy Gardening,

 

Becky and Morris Parr


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