Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Field of Dreams

On Sunday, my friend Kim took me to a daylily lover's paradise, also known as Tranquil Lake Nursery. There are daylilies as far as the eye can see.
You actually walk through fields of daylilies, write down your selections (everything is labelled with the plant name, price, and location) and then one of the staff members will dig up your plants.
Kim among the daylilies.
Please click on the photos to make them larger. You won't be disappointed.

 It was hard to make a decision but I finally chose four plants for my garden.
Pittsburgh Golden Triangle
Dune Dark Eyes
Double Ah
I was very fortunate to accompany Kim because she is a daylily aficionado. She has over 200 species of daylilies in her garden at home and gave me some tips on how to take care of them. Kim also selected some plants at the nursery. We made sure to get different ones. Hopefully they will all proliferate and next year we will trade!

The three photos below are of Kim's backyard. Isn't it lovely?

Sunday evening I planted my daylilies by moonlight. Mike assisted with lantern and flashlight. We are expecting three days of rain in Massachusetts, so I wanted to get them into the ground.

Tranquil Lake's other specialty? Iris, both the Japanese and Siberian varieties. I can't wait to go back there next spring!

Pugs and kisses,


  1. Lovely daylilies. I have only had the gold or the orange which I am not a fan of, but love the ones you picked up.

  2. Yay! You finally made it. It looks like it was well worth the wait.