A farm with 700 varieties of Daylily! This is a place not to miss in our area. The woman owning the property hybridize and sells daylilies, but her gardens are some of the most beautiful with a variety of colorful perennials.
She also has 50 heirloom roses from the early 1800′s. It is a photo takers paradise and I wish I could have stayed longer. Most of the gardens I have shown, I have spent a long time conversing with the owners and gardeners, but here, I came on the wrong day. No one was home, but having come 50 miles to this and two other gardens that were open, I thought she would not mind me taking photos.
Pontederia cordata, Pickerel weed, lines the bank.
Let me start you at the pond. It is large and relaxing, filled with lilies and other water plants, like shown above. This pretty purple plant needs to be in standing water by about one foot. It is long blooming too.
Further in, the banks are lined with perennials adding texture and color. I could have spent days here, photographing the birds, butterflies, bees, and dragonflies, but you are here to see the gardens.
So take the tour…
Note here companion plantings too. She is very good at color and design. The place has just a sense of a Monet like feel. See if my photos make you see that too. If you don’t, it is my fault for not telling a better visual story.
I will be quiet now so you can have a leisurely stroll. Unwind, grab an iced tea and see you at the end of the post.
If you enjoyed the meandering…. and you want another calm post in a meadow full of pretty wild flowers? See Winner Weeds and a Few Garden Natives. It has the bees, birds, snails, grasshoppers, and butterflies I did not shoot in this garden. I like places where there are loads of critters. Or check out the new Green Apples post, What About Us?
Time to saddle up for another garden tour, see you next Friday with another garden walk winner. But before that, we have two posts from the home front. I suggest a few garden plants you must have if you like a garden literally full of bees late in the season. And oh, another post with a bee fight. This one I only wish I could have gotten more photos. I never saw one bee stalking another like this, and not for an amorous encounter. I got one of those last year in Beegetting Carpenter Bees. Another head scratcher until a few knowledgeable bee folks chimed in and solved my puzzle.
And still ahead, Let’s Get Ready to Rumble. Those birds are at it again. I also am putting together my hummingbird post. Still not sure what to include in my video. A lot happens in the tiny backyard here at 664.