We try to meet monthly and keep track of what each other is up to. There are usually five of us but this time only Kathy of Cold climate Gardening, Donalyn of dlynz and myself could manage a date that worked.
I so look forward to these lunches because I learn so much from each of these girls about gardening, blogging and social media as well as life in general. We are all so very different and so much alike. Their experience and advice has really helped me grow as a blogger as well as a gardener. I feel very lucky to know them and call them my friends.
After a fun lunch together, Donalyn took us to a great place to get daylilies.
She had called ahead and arranged for a visit since it’s a retired couple who have the garden. Now they only show their gardens through word of mouth referals and friends.
While you are there, they take you through their gardens where you see and pick out the ones you like. They have you make a list and at a later date, when they get them dug up for you, you stop back and pick them up. Donalyn is big a daylily fan and has been visiting there for years.
They have a huge selection of beautiful lilies including many he has created by pollinating them himself.
My list of must haves was huge by the time I completed the tour of their lovely “yard”.
Their garden was such a treat.
Norma proudly guided us through the many lilies that she and her husband have spent years collecting and tending to.
I was absolutely in awe seeing all these lilies blooming together. Such a beautiful sight. I can hardly wait for the call to go pick them up.
…as soon as our heat wave ends, that is.