is Daylily Month!

Daylily Dig July 21st

Karen Bovio

Daylilies in sizzling summer shades of pink, purple, orange, red and yellow will create a carnival of color at Specialty Growers during our annual Daylily Dig Open House on Saturday, July 21.

These newest floral sensations include the amazing “Ruby Spider” with flowers up to 7 inches across, the deep saturated purple “Nosferatu,” and two delightfully true-pink daylilies, “Stolen Treasure” and “Passionate Returns.” Among the brand new introductions are the purple-on-purple “Storm Shelter” and “Orange Smoothie,” a delicious-looking light orange with deeper orange markings.

The miniature re-blooming lavender “Stephanie Returns” promises to be a show-stopper at this year’s Daylily Dig. Special “eyed” varieties including “Blackthorne,” “Blueberry Candy,” and “El Desperado” also will be featured. The Open House runs from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and is open to the public at no charge.

Garden enthusiasts will find a rainbow-colored assortment of early, midseason and late blooming daylilies, including many traditional favorites, available in containers or in the nursery’s magnificent daylily field. Our experienced staff members will assist customers in choosing their favorite daylilies, and then dig, custom-divide and package the plants for easy transport.

On Saturday at 1 p.m., nursery owner and horticulturist Karen Bovio will present a free garden seminar, “Dividing Daylilies,” and demonstrate techniques for properly dividing daylily clumps. Her expert insights on plant care will help gardeners keep their daylilies thriving and blooming beautifully throughout the season. Karen is a member of the Perennial Plant Association and the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association.

The Specialty Growers daylily field will be open daily throughout the entire month of July, so daylily lovers can continue to add to their garden plantings. Five other specialty gardens featuring ornamental grasses, native plants, hostas, woodland plants and xeric (dryland) plants also will provide creative landscaping ideas and themes.

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