Saturday, July 19, 2014

5 Acre Daylily Farm

Mom & I took a little road trip to Tolona, IL today--about 50 miles away--to the 5 Acre Daylily Farm. It was beautiful!  Most of the lilies were in full bloom.  How amazing to see so many different shapes, colors and sizes!  It was difficult to choose, but I decided to buy 7 of the over 800 cultivars.  I will be going back in a few days to pick them up since the owners needed time to dig them. At that time I may be tempted to add to my purchases.

While I was there I asked if they would be interested in donating daylilies to the new Linn Park Amphitheater/Botanical Garden.  They said they would be delighted to help us out and would also be willing to do an educational program for us.  How generous!

Of course, I'm including pictures, but since they were all so beautiful I couldn't decide which ones to you would like to see so I'm adding lots.  :o)  Enjoy!

I first saw this one on their website and thought I would purchase it for sure, but then I got distracted by all the beauty and purchased others instead.  I still may have to add it to my list.

This cultivar and the one below were hybridized by 5 Acre Farm and are going to be introduced in 2015 & 2016

This one I believe was called Sparkling Champagne.  It is one of the cultivars I purchased.  I LOVE it!

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