Please note that I will be unable to hold my annual open house and garden tour this year. However, daylilies can still be purchased and shipped or picked up.
In 2006, my family, garden and I relocated to the Hershey, PA area from Wichita, KS. After a long adventure (including an additional move!) the daylilies are finally settled in their new home in Hummelstown, PA. We are located just north of Hershey, PA in Zone 6, with a climate that really tests the performance of the daylilies grown here. Seasonal conditions include hot, dry and humid summers, and winters with little to no snowfall and frequent freeze/thaw cycles. Only those cultivars with proven performance in these conditions are offered for sale.
A fledgling hybridizing program was started in 2002 with 48 seedlings and has grown substantially since. My main breeding goal is to produce daylilies with clear, vibrant colors that hold well during the day. Although I LOVE anything unusual! Additional goals include attractive foliage and vigor for strong performance as garden specimens.
I grow all my daylilies in average garden conditions with little to no fertilizer and supplemental watering only when needed. These conditions produce daylilies that will look and perform in your garden the same or even better than in mine.
During the fall of 2007, I acquired the last of Oscie Whatley's selected and un-selected seedlings. Although I only met Mr. Whatley one time, I had conversed by email with him on several occasions. He was always happy to answer a question from a newbie hybridizer and beginner botanist. His guidance and timeless writings made him one of my mentors, and I am very excited to continue on his legacy through his seedlings. The plants are still under evaluation and new intros will be offered beginning in Fall, 2010.
My garden is PA State licensed.