Daylilies and Dreamy Gardens

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Oakes Daylilies. The 6-acre display garden at Oakes Daylilies near Knoxville, TN, is a veritable daylily heaven, showcasing more than 1,000 varieties. Ken Oakes and his family have created a premier mail-order business that started by digging daylilies out of the back yard to now having over 50 acres in production. The world of daylilies continues to expand – from only four available species in 1900, to nearly 90,000 varieties now registered with the American Hemerocallis Society (AHS). This info-packed article explains different daylily traits (i.e. eyezones, doubles) plus showcases 22 stunning cultivars for zones 3 (or 4) – 9. (Photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo)

Dreamy Gardens in Upstate New York. Plant lover Mark Veeder gets a thrill from going to garden conferences and talks and finding interesting or new plants to try to grow. “I’ll drive 600 miles in a day for a plant,” Veeder says. Pictured is one of his favorite vignettes at his garden in Upstate New York. The combination includes ‘Caramel’ coral bells, variegated Japanese Jack-in-the-pulpit, dark green leaves of an unknown variety of double black hellebore, and Ilex crenata ‘Golden Gem’, with flowering ‘Orange Gnome’ campion. What I especially love about Veeder’s gardens is the gorgeous combination of striking foliage plants that play a star role in his vignettes. In the article he states “I’m not big into flowers. ..My garden is more about leaf color and size and shape.” This article is a great read! (Photo by Claire Takacs).

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