We have been plant collectors for many years. Interest in Bonsai began in 1985 and from there came conifers, Japanese Maples, rock garden plants, azaleas, rhododendron, hosta, unusual perennials, and then -- we discovered daylilies.
It started very innocently eleven years ago (2004) when visiting friends who showed us some outstanding selections of daylilies. We were totally amazed at the vast amount of colors, shapes, and forms we saw. After all, the only daylilies we were acquainted with were the bright orange ones with medium size flowers, no fancy ruffles, no colorful eyes, just a solid orange color.
We discovered the Daylily Auction shortly afterwards and began to bid on every gorgeous lily we saw! We soon became aware of Daylily growers and stated to seriously amass a collection of the most recent daylily introductions from growers like Emmerich, Gossard, Herr, Kendig, Lambertson, Owens, Petit, Stamile, Salter, Owen, Stadler, White, Davisson, Pierce,and Trimmer.
In conversation with growers we became interested in the next phase---hybridizing and the possibility of a future introduction of our own.
We grow our daylilies (along with bonsai, hosta, Japanese maples, native plants, conifers) right in our backyard in Pennsylvania which is zone 6. Our garden is an eclectic mixture of plants and many visitors are amazed at the multitude of plant varieties “packed” into our little residential one half acre lot---not much lawn to mow here.
Although we are not a retail nursery and only sell plants via the internet, The Daylily Auction or at a special Open Garden event, we often host garden tours for local garden clubs and plant societies. We welcome inquiries to see our garden.
The links above provide additional information about our garden, organizations of interest, fun photos and more!
Jane & Barry Black