2016  Catalog   

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Our Nursery And Gardens Are Still Open For The Season.

Very Late Blooms Are Finished For The Year,                                But We Are Still Enjoying A Limited Amount Of Re-Bloom !!!   Follow us on Facebook to keep yourself updated throughout the year.

So unfortunately we have reached that point where our regular bloom cycle is complete for the season, the upside is that we are being treated to a nice selection of both Re-Bloom, and first time bloom on some individual plants which have reached maturity for this year.  Everyday is a surprise because we never know what will pop up, or will be open that day.

Despite the extensive drought, we are now getting some regular rainfall, and that has produced some spectacular flowers albeit on a limited number of cultivars, but what a display they are putting on.  Often these current bloomers are putting out flowers which in many cases overshadow their earlier performance.  We will continue to have the gardens open for their final two weeks, and anyone is welcome to stop by and see what may be blooming, but will likely be less than 25 on any given day.

You still have two weeks to get your wish list filled for your fall planting, and this is a great time to plant in anticipation of next year;  wouldn't you rather enjoy every single bloom of your favorite daylilies, and delight as we do when that first one opens to grace your garden.  Use our Album of over 300 Catalog Photos to help you select some special daylilies to grace your garden for next Spring.

With the last two weeks of September, we want to remind our customers that you only have till the end of the month till we cease field digging for this year for planting in this region.  We want everyone to have their bare root daylilies in the ground by September 30th, to ensure that they have plenty of time to root in before winter hits.  We will however continue sales of potted daylilies through October provided the plant is placed in ground, pot and all, till next Spring; or they are for planting in a region of the country which still has time before winter hits, or they are temperate year round.

  Likewise, we have been busy getting the gardens ready for next season, lining out cultivars which were display plants this year, but will be available for sale in the Spring.  We expect to be growing over 2000 AHS Registered Cultivars for 2017, and want to encourage everyone to visit during the three main bloom seasons of Early, Mid-Season, and Late.  Most people are unaware that daylilies fall into seven distinct categories of bloom, and we grow a wide variety from all categories. Our blooms tend to start in early to mid June, and continue right up to first frost.

     We also have busily adding to our photo database, so over the Winter you can look forward to hundreds of new pictures to add to the albums we already have posted, plus some special landscape scenes.  We are also planning to share more images of our travels within the daylily community and possibly entice you with all the opportunities that await you with a membership in the Americian Hemerocallis Society, or one of it's affiliate local clubs.

  We have albums posted of daylily images taken here at our garden, and these can be currently found on our    Facebook page.  So as not to overwhelm all at once, these albums are by alphabetical order,                          and can be accessed by the "Photo" tab, or by clicking this link "2016 Daylily Albums".

            Our 2016 Catalog will remain posted, and those prices will be in effect till our 2017 Catalog is released.                         This season we had at least 200 new cultivars on display.                  

Once again it has been a privilege and delight to welcome so many visitors again this year, both first timers, and especially our returning customers; we have you to thank for our continued growth and success.  Many of you return year after year to select for your garden, and you often bring us new visitors who come to enjoy and learn to appreciate daylilies as much as we do.

    Our Gardens/Nursery are open regular hours, but these hours will vary weekly.                                               See the post below for schedule for the next two weeks. 

We are continuing re-model in our Gift Shop, and have candles and other select candlelight accessories available, but the full display is still in progress, although the product selection increases weekly.

As always, we are available for your daylily questions year round.

  It is always been our goal to present our visitors in particular, and the community as a whole with a destination garden experience; where we can feature our unique Gallery Of Garden Artistry for all to enjoy.  We are pleased and honored to feature the works of over 275 Hybridizers spanning 75 years of dedication and creativity.

That's not to say that we are not eager to see everyone become collectors of these living works of art, but we know that once you walk the garden and traverse the beds, they will call out to you in their own way.  To appeal to everyone's budget, we offer a range of daylilies at various pricing, starting at $10 and up.  In addition, every customer will receive a bonus daylily for every $50 in sales; plus we will be offering other promotions throughout the season.

Again for this year we will post our weekly hours below, but they can also be found on our Facebook page, Google, and our phone message.  As always, we are available for personal appointments because we want to give everyone the ability to fit a visit into their work schedule.  Remember, we always recommend at least three visits a year: Late May through June for the Early Blooms, July to Mid August for Mid-season Blooms, and Mid August through October for Late Blooms and Rebloom.  We will post as the Bloom Seasons change, and if you are limited to just one visit, don't miss Peak Bloom Season during July.

*********************************************************************************************** OUR HOURS THIS WEEK:                                                                                                                                                                                         

      Starting Monday, September 19th through Sunday, September 25th 

                              Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday - Closed                           

Thursday - 11 AM to 3 PM

Friday & Saturday - 10 AM to 4 PM

                                Sunday - Closed                               

OUR HOURS NEXT WEEK:                                                                            

     Starting Monday, September 26th through Friday, September 30th

Monday - Closed

     Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 11 AM to 3 PM

    Friday - 10 AM to 4 PM (Last day gardens are open for the season.)

           Our Nursery and Gift Shop will continue to be open with limited hours through October.                                   

***Anytime, if you arrive by closing, you will still have ample time to tour the gardens.***

We can also arrange for personal appointments outside our regular hours, contact us for information.

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HAVE  US  SPEAK  AT  YOUR  EVENT

We are currently scheduling 2016/2017/2018 speaking engagements for Garden Clubs and other groups.  We can either come to your venue, we can host you here in the gardens, or a combination of both.  We offer a varied selection of program which can accommodate the need of your organization; contact us for details, openings are limited and can fill quickly.

    (We are now booking club/group dates for Peak Bloom Season 2017 which tend to fill up fast;                                       we also have some 2016 openings left for fall and early winter talks at your venue.)

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NOW HOSTING CLUB MEETINGS

Looking for something different for your monthly meeting, we are able to host your group in our outdoor setting.  You provide your regular amenities, we provide tables and seating.  After a short welcome to your group by us, you continue with your scheduled meeting and program; and afterward your members are welcome to enjoy the gardens, ask us questions, or shop if they wish.

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PHOTOGRAPHERS  AND  ARTISTS  WELCOME

If you are an amateur or professional photographer or artist, we offer an excellent venue for landscapes, still life subjects, portrait scenes, and macro photography.  You are welcome to stroll our gardens during regular hours, or call us if you have a special circumstance which requires a different time.

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PHOTO  GALLERIES  AVAILABLE

We continue to have our first catalog photo directory available.  These are photos we have taken here in our garden, and are a true representation of how each cultivar will display in our climate zone.  Just click "Catalog Photos" in the header bar to view the current album.

We have added to this first album, and have those new images available on our Facebook Page.  In time we will have an image of everything we grow available for viewing.  If there is a cultivar we have listed in our catalog, but no image as yet, please use AHS Daylily Database, where you will likely find a picture of that daylily.  If by chance it is not posted there, contact us and we will obtain an image for you.

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WANT  TO  LEARN  MORE  ABOUT  DAYLILIES ?

WANT  TO  LEARN  MORE  FOR  FREE ???

Here at Lasting Dreams we certainly have an appreciation for all flowers, but a passion for daylilies.  If you share that passion, or just want to learn more, consider joining the American Hemerocallis Society.

Although the basic AHS website is available to everyone, membership brings you access to member portals, events, and a beautiful series of color publications:  all for only $25 per year.

The FREE part...when you join you will receive a voucher valued at $25, which can be redeemed at any AHS listed grower, of which we are one. To learn more click  AHS MEMBERSHIP.

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WANT  TO  TEST  THE  WATERS  BEFORE  JOINING  AHS,

HERE'S  ANOTHER  FREE  OFFER !!!

Subscribe to the AHS Daylily E-News



*********************************************************************************************     Our Country Farm Garden is located in Orchard Park, New York,                                                                                               and is adjacent to US Route 219, a Scenic Byway, and easily accessible by major highways.                                              Our five acre property is easy walking for all ages,                                                                                                                              and we can accommodate parking for any type of vehicle from bicycle to bus.                                                                   Groups are welcome with advance notice.

For 2017 we will be featuring over 2000 AHS cultivars and hundreds of seedlings.                                                                We are a NYS licensed and inspected nursery, also featuring a gift shoppe.                                                                                                     For 2016 we regret that we will not have our own naturally homegrown in-season produce available.

    If you have visited us in the past, and still have your catalog marked with your favorites that were only on display, it is likely that your wait is over since we are making hundreds more display plants available for sale.  If you have had your eye on that special daylily, contact us soon so we can make arrangements to hold that plant on "layaway", since on many, quantities will be limited.  The same holds for new customers viewing our current catalog.  If you see any flower marked with a "DISP", contact us as to availability and price, as we may have those cultivars available later in the season.

  As always, we appreciate your patience, as the website is always a work in progress.  And also remember, we love to share our passion and knowledge; please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.




We are Members of: 
           - Hamburg House and Garden Club / Eighth District Federated
                                                        Garden Clubs of New York State                                    - Reminder to members of District 8, the discounts offered in your newsletter are valid through the end of 2016; there was a misprint in your last edition (it was our error).


         
            - Finger Lakes Daylily Society
            - Ontario Daylily Society
             - Canadian Hemerocallis Society
             - American Hemerocallis Society
             - Western New York Hosta Society
             - New York Farm Bureau


Visit our Neighbors: 
              --- Smug Creek Gardens
              --- Gladsome Gardens
                                   

Some Recommended Daylily Blog Sites: 
             
- A Girl And Her Garden
 
Other Links:
                ----------- National Garden Festival
                ----------- Upstate Gardeners Journal
                ----------- Buffalo-Niagara Gardening.com

Garden Walks:
                ---------- The Buzz Around Hamburg
                               -  Discount ad found in your brochure is valid for the remainder of 2016
                                               

Read & See More About Us:
MetroWNY - by Connie Oswald Stofko - publisher of Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com
Garden Web - Pictures by Remy
Photobucket - Remy's Album of Lasting Dreams Daylilies
Facebook - Lasting Dreams Daylilies
The Buffalo News - by Sally Cunningham, CNLP
The Hamburg Sun - by Connie Oswald Stofko - publisher of Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com


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