2016  Catalog   

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Our Nursery And Gardens Are Open For The Season,

Late Bloom Season Is Here !!!

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Many of you are looking at your gardens, after having spent more time watering than enjoying the flowers, wondering where have all the perennials gone, and why your annuals are leaving you wanting more.

          Then if you haven't already this year, it's time for a visit to our gardens and nursery; and for those who visited in earlier bloom seasons, it's time for a return visit.

We have hundreds of daylilies in bloom right now, ready to move to your garden and give you that splash of variety and color it's longing for.  Even if you've given in to the heat and drought and hung up your hand trowel for this year, it's a great time to view what's available in late season varieties and plan for your next Spring planting.  No need to continue suffering the effects of the late summer garden blahs, when we can provide you with just the right daylily to put that smile back on your face when viewing your garden.

Although many of the nearly 1900 cultivar varieties we grew for this season are finished blooming for this year, visitors will be amazed just how many are still in bloom, especially at this stage of our gardening season.  Most people are unaware that daylilies fall into seven distinct categories of bloom, and we grow a wide variety from all categories, and the Midseason-Late and Late are really strutting their blooms, while the Very Late are just putting up scapes now.  Add to that mix is the rebloom which has started on earlier cultivars which are bred for that valued trait.

For those of you who have enjoyed your daylilies thus far, but seeing now they are on their final buds or worse yet have finished blooming completely, now is the time to visit and see what's available to give your garden the same extended bloom that we enjoy here.  Our blooms tend to start in early to mid June, and continue right up to first frost.

                                          We have been so pleased and excited about this season,                                                       and the ability to share another beautiful season of outstanding beauty, color, and form                       of nearly 1900 registered daylilies.

  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 new catalog has been posted,and our special event page has been updated for 2016.                        This season we have 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 doing some re-model in our Gift Shop, we have some candles and other items available, but the full display is still a work in progress as we have been working on preparing the gardens for visitors.

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

  For this season, along with our new display plants, we have well over 100 display plants from 2015 available for purchase this year; plus we have hundreds of seedlings from our own program, as well as a good number from other select hybridizers.

Also this year we will be adding many new amenities to enhance your visit, including those we didn't get to last  season, and hope to have everything in place before Peak Bloom.  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 starting in May, 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, August 22nd through Sunday August 28th.

Monday & Tuesday - Closed

Wednesday & Thursday - 11 AM to 4 PM

Friday - 10 AM to 1 PM (Revised 8/22/16)

Saturday - 10 AM to 5 PM

Sunday - Closed (Revised 8/22/16)

OUR HOURS NEXT WEEK:                                                                              

    Starting Monday, August 29th through Sunday September 4th  

  Monday & Tuesday - Closed  

     Wednesday & Thursday - 11 AM to 4 PM  

Friday - 10 AM to 1 PM

Saturday - 10 AM to 5 PM

                         Sunday - Noon to 3 PM                          

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.



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.




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 2016 we will be featuring nearly 1900 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).

            - Buffalo Area Daylily Society
            - 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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