Sunday, July 17, 2016

NH Daylily

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I visited NH Daylily at 48 Mason Road, New Ipswich, NH to see the daylilies in full bloom. Daylilies are a great pest-free addition to any garden. Mid-July is the perfect time to visit the farm and see all the varieties in bloom.

"Our farm is located at 48 Mason Road in New Ipswich, NH. A circa 1800 farmhouse, known in the history books as the Davis-Russell House, was a gift to us from our dear friend, Bud, when he passed away in 2007. His parents, Al and Gladys Hobbs purchased the property in the late 1950’s. Al had a passion for daylilies.
    We believe that Al tried to hybridize new lilies but we have found no records of him registering any new lilies. Over the years, the daylily patch had become overgrown. We felt we had to bring it back to the way it was so many years ago. So we dug and divided and replanted many beautiful daylilies. We’ve also purchased new varieties of named daylilies to add to our garden. In July, the colors are breathtaking. We welcome you to visit, with your camera." - NH Daylily website

I took this photo in 2011 which was featured on the cover of the New Ipswich Town Report

Interesting to see an iris blooming in mid-July

A field of daylilies in every color except white

Showy and easy to grow

I addition to the daylilies the Johnsons grow blueberries, potatoes, tomatoes, raspberries and vegetables. They also have beehives.

Blueberries are ripening

Varieties are marked

Catalog of colors

Davis-Russell House has an interesting history, ask the Johnsons about it