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Jeff and Linda in the garden.
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Jeff and Linda Johnson (on left) with a happy customer
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A big clump calls for a big garden fork
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View of the forest to the north through Scarlet Orbit. Bob cats black bears and deer are seen there on occasion.
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Codie Wedgeworth with pool and house in the background. The view from the pool into the daylily area is breathtaking in peak season.
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Garden visitors can view approximately 1,000 cultivars. We have most of the award winners plus every year we purchase as many new releases as can be afforded.

 

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Daylilies in the mist.
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View to the east from a recently developed bed. Most of our soil is clay so we created raised beds using over 5,000 yards of wood chips as the bed base. It takes a few years for the chips to decompose.

 

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Peak season after a storm. 60" of rain per year is not unusual. In a typical winter there are 2-4 hard freezes below 20 F.
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In the foreground is one of our original beds planted in 1991 after we moved from Michigan. What started as hobby turned into a business(retirement hobby) in 1992.

 

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Peak season in May. Undeveloped beds are in the background.
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Garden office under tree.
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Chief weed puller in early March. I have more hats than shoes.
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Our very first customers writing a check at our outdoor office. Obviously this is a rural area. The wood chip piles on the left were made in daylily beds a short time later. And, yes, horses absolutely love the taste of daylily foliage.

 

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Using a golf cart allows us to fill orders faster.  Linda likes to drive.
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It took a visiting snow bird, my wife's sister, to stock the house with vases of flowers.

 

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Peak season in May is a visual feast. Bluebirds, wrens, and other birds plus toads and beneficial insects keep pests under control.
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Our daylilies grow fine without the use of pesticides.
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Three bald cyprus thrive in a low wet location.  A wide range of plants that host birds and beneficial insects are on the property.

 


Members of security staff on patrol.

Security staff receiving instructions.

Members at a local plant club leaving with a truck load of flowers.

 


Jeff smiles when people tour our garden.

Some customers brought a picnic which they shared.

A son makes mom happy on Mother's Day.

 


Yes, we can grow dormant daylilies.

Jeff talking to a garden club.
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Linda Johnson admiring one of her favorites.
   
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