Winter seems to have finally given up for 2011 and temps are heading up. Spring rains mean daylily foliage is incredibly lush. Lucky for us, the worst of the severe storms bypassed Loon Song Gardens—hope it stays that way! A pair of fox kits—a smaller litter than other years—have been scampering through the woods, and warblers have been serenading us for the past couple of weeks.
Our shipping season has begun! Please visit our newly updated website with 2011 Price List at LoonSongGardens. New introductions are on hold, but we should have several soon.
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2011 AHS Region One Summer Regional
"Daylily Heaven in 2011"—July 22-24
Mark your calendars! Loon Song Gardens is on tour for the AHS Region One Summer Regional—"Daylily Heaven in 2011"—hosted by the Daylily Society of Minnesota. Early registration deadline for best price is June 15, and the final registration deadline is July 15. Headquarters is the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, Bloomington MN.
David Kirchhoff of Daylily World fame is our special guest speaker and will also be a Garden Judge Workshop 2 Instructor. If you are working toward your Garden Judge appointment, renewing, or want to learn about what to look for in a great daylily, plan to attend the workshop on Sunday morning at Karol Emmerich's Springwood Gardens in Jordan. Go to the AHS Region One website for more details and the registration form: AHS Region One.
It's begun! First Flower Open (FFO)…
'Bitsy' (Warner 1963) was FFO on 5/31/11 in the Historic Garden, our first FFO of the season!
Yesterday, 6/1/11, was FFO for the noted historic daylily 'Apricot' (Yeld 1893).
Two species, Hemerocallis middendorfi and on H. minor, are showing scapes and buds.
It is always fun to watch bloom progression, and the early bloomers get a lot of extra attention!
I hope your 2011 season is off to a great start!