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After sixteen years of being open to the public, we’re downsizing! A bit of a health scare in May 2015 caused Steve and I to hear that “still, small voice” that made us realize we can’t continue with the intense physical labor of “doing” daylilies much longer. So, we have a plan.
Phase One of our Plan:
We’ve torn into our display beds, moving plants into the sales area that normally would have been display plants for awhile longer. We’ve eliminated three entire sales beds (July/August 2015) which results in us having the best selection of plants for sale in 2016 that we’ve ever had. Most will be in very limited supply. So we strongly suggest that you include a substitution list of plants if alternatives are a possibility…and order during the winter months for spring delivery.
Phase Two of our Plan:
At the end of the 2016 bloom season, the plan is to move the plants in the rest of the display beds into the sales area for the 2017 bloom season. Then, after bloom season, we’ll evaluate what is left and decide what to do after July 2017. For me, it will probably be time for a total knee replacement. For Steve, there are multiple pain points! Where do I begin? Our recliners are calling!
Geraldine Couturier, for whom we have introduced since 2006, has retired from daylilies to focus on family and health issues in her native Michigan.
The USA Test Garden for the Morry family in Canada (which began in 2009) was declared a success in 2015. Lanny came to the garden in May 2015 and during her visit (and with a list from Mick) she picked the plants she wanted to take back to Canada to grow in their garden in Ontario. All the Canadian plants that remain will be incorporated into our sales area and when they’re gone—they’re gone. We are no longer keeping any reserve plants to replenish our sales beds when plants sell out. The Morry family has decided to sell directly from their garden in Ontario. We still probably have the best selection of their plants available anywhere in the United States, simply because we ran their Test Garden from 2009 to 2015. However, you will need to contact them directly for their 2015 introductions and any futures.
Our small community daylily nursery, located two miles from the popular Amish market, focuses on the personal touch. Our customers deserve nothing less. All plants are freshly dug by Steve or me. Because we are a small community nursery, many of our cultivars in the Price List are new and extremely limited. Orders are filled on a first come/first served basis. It would be wise to order early (i.e. during the winter months for spring delivery) for the best selection. It would also be wise to include a substitution list in case some plants are sold out.
We hope you enjoy navigating through this site and that you are inspired to visit our garden often during bloom season if you are in the area. We can promise you that no two days are the same—each visit is a new experience! We don’t have growling guard dogs or vicious animals. We do have a cat named Brother Harold (affectionately named after our former Pastor) who loves to greet visitors, ride the golf cart and supervise our weeding and digging (that is, when the weather is not too hot—in which case he will be napping in the AC). In his absence, Mick and One-Too-Many (the two outside cats) are always around and busy hunting moles/voles, field mice (and an occasional frog).
We have a few rabbits and deer that (so far) have not been very destructive. The only noise is from the songbirds (including Purple Martins), fish jumping in the Koi pond, the wind chimes in the pavilion and the passing trains on the back side of the property. There might also be the cackle of a hen who is proudly announcing that fresh eggs are now available for tomorrow morning’s breakfast. You’re always welcome to bring your camera and take home a memory!
STEVE AND KAREN NEWMAN
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