Gotta Garden

Monday, August 25, 2008

2008 AHS National Convention...Garden Five

We've arrived now at our final stop for Day One, Loris and Karen Garrett's Benvenuti Garden. The Annie T. Giles and Edna Lankart Beds are here for us to view as well. It's after 3:00 pm but the daylilies in this garden are still beautiful and waiting for us.

Right away, I see LAVENDER DUSK:


You know I'm always on the lookout for one of my personal favorites, VELVET RIBBONS:


DRAGON KING:


THAT THING YOU DO:


Here's our familiar boot with a friend:


RHUBARB PIE:


NIGHT WINGS:


RUSSIAN RAGTIME:


Lots of pretty pots:


AUBREY JOHNSON:


PURE INDULGENCE:


YOU AND I COLLIDE:


BLUE OASIS:



LEDGEWOOD'S TONY LIKES IT:


QUARTZ RAINBOW:


BLACK ARROWHEAD:


CHRISTENING SPIRIT:


STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER:


Imagine yourself in this group:


OTTIS' MAGIC:


PEPPERMINT TREAT:


MEADOW SWEET:


JAY FARQUHAR:


FESTIVE FALL:





STRING BIKINI:


BACK SCRATCHER:


I couldn't see and/or find the tags on these...but they're too nice to leave out:



Special thanks to Tim Herrington, hybridizer of the daylily below (next to the blue pot) for identifying it as ONE EYE WILLIE:


TIERRA DEL FUEGO:


I think this is a Hansen...I didn't get the name, though:


These are some of the owners' seedlings, I believe:




VELV EYE x BAT MAST


LEAVING ME BREATHLESS X CARNIVAL MORNING:




Not animals you see every day in a garden:


CRIMSON FLOOD:


CHAMPAGNE AND CAVIAR:


JUNZI:


Need a seat?


STORM CHASER:


WINKEN, BLINKEN and NOD:


MAGICIAN'S APPRENTICE:


A tranquil spot:


Slightly different view:




BABY JANE HUDSON:


BREAD AND WINE:


HILL STREET BLUES:




MORRIE OTTE:


RAVEN'S RAGE:


SANFORD DOUBLE DOOZIE:



YANKEE DOODLE BLUES:


COSMIC SENSATION:


MARY ALICE STOKES:



Some guest plants....LINDA LUBITZ:


LAVENDER CREAM CASCADES:


GREG GLIDDEN:



Tour visitors hard at work:


Tour Winner GOD SAVE THE QUEEN:


And again:


Mushroom garden:


MALAYSIAN MARKETPLACE:


TIPPED IN ROUGE:


BLUE RIBBON ROUNDUP:



EDGE OF MADNESS:


FABULOUS FREIDA:


VISUAL INTRIGUE:



DREAM CANDY:


LIQUID MOSAIC:


TOMMYE DALE:



AFRICAN GRAPE:


Feeling hungry?


There's our bus (always too soon)...so, we'll hurry with a few glances:



Not the best of pictures, but you get the idea:














We're heading back to the hotel now. It's been fun, hasn't it? Special thanks to the Garretts for all their hard work...and a beautiful garden. If you missed any of the previous four gardens, you can find them here or under the Labels list. Day One didn't end with the gardens...oh no...back at the hotel, the Boutique was open with daylily themed things for sale. Then there was a very informative and interesting Rust Forum. After the forum, it was back to our rooms to get ready for dinner. The time just flies by and before you know it, it's time to hit the sack for a bit of rest before that early morning breakfast buffet and another day of gardens.

Stay tuned for Day Two with four more gardens...

7 comments:

Rosemary said...

wow is all I can say, wonderful daylilies , so interesting all the gardens

Jane Marie said...

I only took a breath when I had to. What a wonderful display. Oh how I wish the season was just starting for us. Thank you for feeding my daylily habit.

Ingmarie We said...

Fantastic daylies! I like your blog very much! Always so much interesting to read!

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

I laughed out loud at String Bikini.

Luscious pictures. Some folks like food and recipe blogs, I feel like I've had a feast everytime I see your daylily photos.

joey said...

What an amazing gift you have given us! I have never seen such fabulous parade of daylilies nor would have if not for you. Appreciate the time it took to label and show the rest of us 'daylily fanatics' what the world has to offer. Big thanks!

Eid gifts to Pakistan said...

well, i like your blog very well and i think people also like it.There are wonderful daylilies in garden.
The display is also very beautiful. And interesting one to read.

Gotta Garden said...

Thanks, Rosemary...it was a very interesting time!

Always glad to help, Jane Marie! Ha. There's always next year...and we can look at our pictures all winter!

Thank you, Ingmarie! So nice and I appreciate it.

That makes me smile! Thank you! Hey, I owe you a huge thank you for all the San Diego info. I think will have to break down and figure out your email to have a proper chat! And, what is this, you moved?? I have to find out more! Thanks again.

Joey, I was happy to do it and thank you. Can you believe I still have this much more still to do?? Another whole day of gardens!

Eid gifts, thank you...that's so nice of you to say!

Thank you all very much!

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