Bloomin' lovely time
ONE of the biggest collections of daylilies on the North Coast will be open to raise funds for charities this weekend and organisers are expecting a “blooming lovely” time.
The Mt Warning AM Rotary Club, along with Shirley Parker of the Heavenly Daylily Farm, plan to open the Stokers Siding garden to the public this Saturday and Sunday.
“The daylilies are a riot of colour at the moment and the bromeliads and orchids complete the scene,” said the club’s vice-president Lyn Sullivan.
“Everyone is welcome to visit and perhaps enjoy a Devonshire tea or light lunch in the tranquillity of this wonderful setting.”
Ms Sullivan said many local gardeners knew Ms Parker “from the many markets she attends with her amazing collection of daylilies and other plants”.
“She is renowned for setting the standard in daylily breeding and to see the huge variety of colours and patterns in daylilies she has amassed is breathtaking, even for experienced gardeners,” Ms Sullivan said.
“The verdict is they’ll be bloomin’ lovely for the open garden.”
The Heavenly Daylily Farm is situated at 963 Smiths Creek Road, Stokers Siding.
Admission is to be $2 per person or $5 per double with food available on-site and all proceeds going to the Rotary Club of Mt Warning AM to assist with its local community charity work.
The garden is to be open from 8.00am to 3.00pm on Saturday and Sunday.
For further enquiries phone Shirley Parker on 6677 9453.
Years of breeding by Hemerocallis enthusiasts around the world have created fabulous flowers which almost rival orchids in some cases.
The ‘day’ of daylily traditionally refers to the short life span of individual flowers, but modern breeding has again had a hand, with some cultivators claimed to last longer.