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We are closed for the season.

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So unfortunately we have reached that point where the leaves are changing color on the trees, many already falling to the ground; a sad indication that our nursery & gardens are closed for the season.

We want to thank everyone who visited us over the past year, first time visitors who are usually truly amazed at what awaits them once they see and learn more about this perfect perennial, and more importantly all our returning visitors and customers.  You are our best means of making others aware of who we are and what we have to offer to the community in general, and gardeners in particular; and we can't thank you enough for your continued support.

Not to be overlooked are those of you who have not had the opportunity to visit us as yet, but work tirelessly in supporting what we do; yes we're talking about our faithful Facebook followers.  In this age of ever increasing reliance on social media, we truly appreciate those of you who take the time to read, comment, and most importantly share our posts.  Your time is valuable, and there are many portals online to access any viewpoint which is of interest; we will always keep ours garden/nature/agricultural related, with specific emphasis on daylilies and our gardens/nursery, and related topics.

Even though our gift shop will be technically closed, we still have a great selection of items available for sale.  If there is any item you spotted on a visit, just contact us to inquire about availability. 

One item that is always available, and the perfect gift for that discriminating gardener, are our "Gift Certificates".  Available in any denomination, you can contact us for pickup or we can mail them to you, and they never expire.

  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.  End of season mulching, potting up daylilies, and storing equipment still continues here as we plan for the future.  Even at this time of the year, as we attend different events, we are coming back home with new additions to the garden, and expect to be growing over 2000 AHS Registered Cultivars for 2017.   We want to encourage everyone to visit next season 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.  Any orders placed between now and the release of our 2017 Catalog, will receive 2016 or 2017 pricing, whichever is lower.  This season we had at least 200 new cultivars on display, and will have many new additions for you to enjoy for 2017.                 

Once again we want to state how 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.

 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.

When we resume regular hours in 2017, we will post those below; but they can also be found on our Facebook page, Google, and our phone message.  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.



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.)



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.



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.



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.




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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*********************************************************************************************     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

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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