Wednesday’s Garden Walk – A Saunter Through the Daylilies

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Our first garden walk takes us to a Flower Farm raising many specialty daylilies. Welcome to Wednesday Walks, where I take you on a tour. Many tours will be of gardens, but sometimes we walk the trails of nature. Hope you enjoy the themed posts.

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Our garden club went to Gladstone Gardens this past June to purchase daylilies for our plant sale next year, giving buyers a treat with many unusual and beautiful varieties. This farm has a parade of flowers throughout, so let’s take a walk around.

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Above, you see one of the barns. This one was featured in the last post on farms.

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Many, many beds of daylilies overflow with flowers. I contacted the owner this Spring to purchase daylilies for a client, and she offered me ten sections of daylilies, each having 10 to 12 plants in each section. Each individual, large clump could be split into maybe 4 to 8 healthy starts. That is a lot of plants! It gave me an idea to offer this bounty of specialty daylilies to my garden club for their annual plant sale next year.

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The owner has her own hybrids, many of which wholesale at $20 per plant. We got our huge haul of daylilies for $100 total. Pays to work with a wholesaler, no?

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The girls dug the daylilies from the production beds shown below. I have been at this wholesaler a few times each year, hence different bloom times in this post.

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When we were there, the daylilies were not yet in bloom, shown below in the wide view of part of the property.

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Many of the beds have a variety of plants for a riot of color.

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The owner of Gladstone Gardens, Christine Weitz, is shown below. This remarkable woman maintains this huge property and business on her own. When we arrived, she was on the riding mower, cutting the grass paths through the property.

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The women below are two of our garden club members that were there to dig. The many daylilies went home with the five of us to be planted or potted up for next year’s annual plant sale. I featured this property once before in the post Sun and Daylily Open Garden.

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Do any of you belong to such an active garden club?

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The gardens on this property are so well maintained. Christine makes her own compost and leaf mold mulch. We had to dig carefully and replace the mulch when we were finished. All the daylilies were stripped of the property’s soil to be placed back in the hole when we were done, as shown by the women above holding the daylilies ready for travel.  Note the pretty planting around the pond. This place is beautiful just to visit.

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Flowers even grow as a hedgerow around the fields. It is a pollinators paradise.

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Our next Wednesday Walk will be another property with a huge number of daylilies. This property is rented out for weddings and you will see why soon. Next post is a Friday feature.

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I love to photograph, paint, draw, design, garden, travel the world, and pass on a few tips and ideas that I learned through experience as a Master Gardener and architect. I am highly trained in my field and enjoy my work each and every day. I garden in Niagara Falls, NY in zone 6-B. Find me at: http://gardenwalkgardentalk.com
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22 Responses to Wednesday’s Garden Walk – A Saunter Through the Daylilies

  1. What beautiful photos! Thanks for taking us on this tour.

  2. acuriousgal says:

    Beautiful gardens, Donna

  3. Hope says:

    Heaven on earth. Wow… 🙂

  4. dianaed2013 says:

    Great to see gardens – I too am a keen gardener

  5. Daylilies are one of those plants that breed extremely dedicated collectors. This farm reminds of the daylily place I profiled in Maine.

  6. alesiablogs says:

    It is really nice you have such a active group of folks involved in a gardening club. The ability to share off of others hard work also is really cool. Those plants have to be much hardier than store bought. : )

  7. They’ve put so much work in these gardens, all worth it though! They are so beautiful! 🙂

  8. Patrick says:

    I’ll walk with you to the ends of the earth, sweetie. Oops, sorry, forgot I can’t walk. Bummer???

  9. Randy says:

    Nice (to say the least). Good job
    Gives us some ideas
    Although, she evidently/probably doesn’t have deer around…..

  10. Phil Lanoue says:

    Excellent views of this wonderful location!

  11. Beautiful! I love the haze of blue around the pond. And all those dayliies really do make for a riot of color. Sometimes I think I need a garden just for daylilies.

  12. bittster says:

    Such a nice post for what will likely be the last night of frost free weather. For a minute I felt like summer had returned! Love all the colors and so healthy and well tended.

  13. Sue Link says:

    Thanks for introducing me to this beautiful day lily garden! I have a friend that introduced me to daylilies and I love them. I’m just running out of places to put them. Beautiful pictures!

  14. What a wonderful garden walk…the photography and the plant information was special; thank you.

  15. How I wish my place looked like this. I did plant 100 plants hope they take and give me amazing blooms 🙂

  16. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for taking us along. I think the only way to buy daylilies is to see them in person and choose flowers that appeal to you. The plants the ladies of the garden club are holding up look very healthy.

  17. Wow, what a lovely trip you took us on. Thanks. Blessings, Natalie

  18. janechese says:

    The third from last with the pond is my idea of a bit of heaven.

  19. your journey is really lovely,and your garden looks

  20. Love the shots with the lilies in bloom…beautiful kaleidoscope of colors.

  21. Fergiemoto says:

    Beautiful gardens!

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