Ooh, La La, Pretty Daylilies
Before Night Falls
The garden of Mike Shadrack, renowned Hosta grower and author, and his wife Kathy, also an author and Daylily expert, was opened to the public for the Open Gardens as part of the National Garden Festival in Buffalo, 2011. The Lewiston GardenFest was one of 14 garden walks in this 5 week-long regional event. So was the Historic Niagara Falls Garden Walk held last weekend.
I may show some of Lewiston in an upcoming post, but go to http://lewistongardenfest.com to see images I uploaded after the event. Go to the tab, See the Gardens and check out both sub headings, Open Gardens and Marlene’s Garden. Very pretty gardens and they are extraordinary too!
I had the pleasure of visiting and also meeting Mike, the gracious host. Many of you bloggers had visited the Shadrack gardens last year as part of the Bloggers’ Meet Up held in Buffalo in 2010.
It only seems fitting to show what you are missing this year. So many are calling this the year of the Daylily and this garden is blooming in a sea of Daylily.
Touching the Sky
There are four distinctive gardens at this rural property.
The one garden I am featuring here is the terraced daylily and iris garden. So take a look at a really remarkable garden on a property with many more of equal comparison.
The terraces are all naturally constructed of stone and the paths are gravel. The walls overflow with trailing perennials.
Other paths, flagstone stepping stone, are inter-planted.
You can see how the property slopes towards the home.
The rear patio and terraced gardens beyond.
From the sunny gardens into the shade and the Hosta.