I was very happy to learn that Stone Meadow Gardens is a daylily farm near me, less than half an hour away in Ashfield. After checking out their online catalog I zipped right up there this past Sunday. I knew that I would find more than the three daylilies I needed from among the 500 varieties Phil Pless and Linda Taylor have growing.
Stone Meadow Gardens is open on Friday through Sunday until August 5. However, you can make an appointment through August and into September. You can also order from the online catalog and have the daylilies shipped before the end of September. You will still have time for the plants to settle in before the onslaught of winter.
Phil washed the soil off my 5 plants and wrapped them up in recycled plastic bags, ready for immediate planting. I really wanted to get them all in the ground before the promised rains and I did. I watered them in myself, of course, but the 2 inches of rain we got during the night was very welcome. More rain coming.
I think September is a fine time to plant daylilies, whether newly purchased or divided. There is enough time to settle in before winter and they’ll be raring to go in the spring. Check out the website and see just how many daylilies you still need.