Sunday, July 19, 2009

Daylily Delivery

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DSC02564When I first drove down a country road a few years ago and spotted this truck filled with daylilies I just had to visit their farm.

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The daylilies in my garden were purchased here, and they taught me how to select different types that bloom different times during the summer

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DSC02568Every possible type of daylily can be found, and the owners are lovely people.

DSC02559There is a quaint little shop in the center of the garden filled with lovely treasures and creations.

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DSC02563Shown here, Elaine and Carl Wickstrom can be found in their fields of beautiful flowers wearing garden hats and tending to their daylilies. Golden Skep Farm is located in Berlin, Massachusetts.

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Elaine creates beautiful candles made from their own beeswax and beautiful cards.

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After visiting, I took home this wonderful glass vase, just large enough to celebrate one daylily.

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The song for this post is The Trip To Green Gables. Surely walking through these gardens makes you feel as if you might see Anne at any moment.

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12 comments:

Beverly said...

Oh, I want to go there. I love day lilies.

Vee said...

Such a lovely spot on earth! With that gorgeous red house and all those daylilies...I can certainly see why you stopped and shopped.

SharDon Exclusives said...

I could just get lost in a garden like that & never come back to reality... I am blessed with a wonderful neighbor that works for a bulb/plant company & he brings me day lilies plus numerous other plants for free! One couldn't ask for a better neighbor or a prettier selection...Your lily is gorgeous, I don't have that one but I do have star gazers..

Snap said...

I want to visit! Everything you show us is lovely, but this just hit the spot. I'm a big lily fan. Thanks!

LiLi M. said...

Ooh I love lilies too, I told you that before, not to your surprise lol! That cottage surrounded by a million colors of lilies is indeed idyllic. Hope your day is at least as lovely!

Christine said...

Those first images look like they're from a movie..yes, Anne of Green Gables. That shot of the blueberries among the filed of flowers is soo beautiful I can almost feel the warmth of the sun and smell the flowers scent being carried in the wind..sigh..:)
Wonderful pics!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You make me yearn for our beloved Massachusetts, Karen! I hope that you know that I received your beautiful watercolour painting; I sent you a card. It brings me so much joy when I look at it! God bless you dear, talented friend! Anita

Gabriela said...

Hello Karen,

Love garden farms and these lilies are amazing!



~ Gabriela ~

Kathleen Grace said...

What a beautiful place! The truck filled with daylilies is so adorable, I just love old trucks like that!

Beverly said...

Please come by my blog if you get a chance. I posted my beautiful hydrangea painting.

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

What a treasure you have found in this charming family business. Your photo of the red house and surrounding gardens remind of Tasha Tudor's home.

Day lilies are a source of joy in my garden, as well.

Best Wishes,
Kay

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVELY flowers... LOVE that old truck!