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Saturday, January 31, 2009

2008 AHS National Convention...Garden Seven

Here we are at the garden of Leon & Paula Payne known as Payne's In the Grass Dayily Farm. Let me just tell you right up front that I missed THE picture here. The Paynes live on the property beyond the fenced border of the daylily farm/garden. Unbeknownst to me, (okay, I am not always the most observant) beyond the fence is a backyard pool on the bottom of which is a tiled daylily (or daylilies). I understand there were daylilies floating in the pool as well. Later, I was told you could even see it from the bus, but maybe I was on the other side of the bus....whatever, I wish I had seen it (and then, so could you)!

The Paynes are hybridizers and we are going to see some of their creations. Hold onto your hat (except at Boot Hill...more on that later), you will be impressed!






A sea of daylilies in bloom surrounded us.....We can stop to have a rest later, there are dayliles to see! (Do notice the boot birdhouse...)


OKLAHOMA KICKING BIRD...


MOTHER'S LOVE...


ADAMAS...


The famous Boot Hill...the Paynes ask that you remove your hat...



Lots of ELFIN ILLUSION:


CLOSER...


WINSTON CHURCHILL...




SERGEANT MAJOR...


LILY AND PETALS:...


RAPID EYE MOVEMENT...



There was a caution to beware the geese...



Fooled ya, did they! LACY MARIONETE...


CANADIAN BLUES...


SWEET HOME ALABAMA...


Other critters....


KEY WEST...


SKINNY MINNY...



PATCHWORK PUZZLE...



I know you want to see that guy closer...


SPACECOAST BUTTERFLY EFFECT...


LINDA's MAGIC...


ETHEL BUCCOLA...


Even the trashcans were in the spirit...


ICE CREAM EMPEROR...


BARCODE...


SPACECOAST BEHAVIOR PATTERN...




PAT GARRITY...


LESLIE RENEE...


DOYLE PIERCE...




MISS ANNIE BELLE...


SPECIAL CANDY...


MY SPECIAL ANGEL...




WIZARD'S PUZZLE...


JULIANNA LYNN...


SMALL TEMPEST...




MACHO MACHO MAN...


BARBARA DITTMER...


MARSEILLES WATERCOLOR...



IT IS FINISHED...



Let's look at some of the Paynes' own introductions...

BLUE RIBBON ROUNDUP...


Closer...



BERRIED IN TEXAS...



LUNAR ORBIT...


Closer...


HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE...





CHRISTENING SPIRIT...


Some garden views...




I believe this is LULU'S MAGIC....a new Payne introduction...it had a J.C. Candidate sign that day in the garden...



Either my shots of the labels didn't turn out or I took the wrong one...so these are...for now...unknown but too nice not to include...








Hybridizing going on...future beauties...



I think this may be a seedling of the Paynes'....how I wish I had taken more pictures of their seedlings...



It can be really hard to see everything you want/plan to see in these special gardens...there's just so much to take in and time is short...one could spend, as you might imagine, days in this one. Many thanks to the Paynes for allowing us all in and for the beautiful daylilies coming out of Texas!

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By now, you know the drill...right? You can find the previous six gardens in the labels at the right or by clicking here for Garden One, here for Garden Two, here for Garden Three, here for Garden Four, here for Garden Five and here for Garden Six.

4 comments:

Shady Gardener said...

Ohmygoodness! What a beautiful post! I absolutely love daylilies. It would have been very hard for me to be there without wanting to take several home. Thank you for sharing this, though. You must have had a wonderful time.

Greg W said...

What beautiful daylilies. I have always has a distant unrequited love affair with daylilies as I have never had enough room to grow them. It would seem such a shame to have only one or two.

The look so beautiful in large groupings.

Gotta Garden said...

Oh Shady Gardener, I do know what you mean, but they force us along...hehe. We usually got around 45 minutes in a garden....and then it was back on the bus!

They are addictive, Greg W! Like potato chips...no one can have just one! They do make for wonderful landscaping...but for those of us with small yards, we just have to stuff them in everywhere...one large grouping would take up too much real estate! So, just like I enjoy seeing ground covers do their thing in large gardens, I also enjoy seeing, like you, daylilies allowed to grow into large clumps.

Garden Furniture said...

Very beautiful, honestly. I can relate to what you do, at least somewhat haha. I love all things that grow so that's why I try as hard I can to help revive this planet in the most efficient way that I can possible. You never know when one day you'll wake up and really smell the smog from your kitchen window or living room. Family to me is really most important, and with people like us trying to at least help the planet even just a bit, will most definitely help one like myself sleep better at night knowing that my family's next day waking up feels a bit safer :)

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