Daylilies Topic of Program
Five acres of blooming flowers, 50,000 varieties and bloom season from early May until frost are all reasons why Noel Weston and his wife, Molly, created Lakeview Daylily Farm and why, if you want to learn more about these beautiful plants, you will want to attend the Oct. 12 program featuring Noel Weston at Sandhills Community College.
Presented free to the public by the Sandhills Horticultural Society and the Sandhills Council of Garden Clubs, "Growing Daylilies" will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Owens Auditorium.
Noel Weston is so passionate about daylilies because "they are easy to grow and there's something different every day."
"I'm not aware of anything else with so many varieties," he says.
Unlike walk-in nurseries, Lakeview Daylily Farm is a real farm. Only after the customer makes his selection are the plants dug. Noel and Molly Weston have been married 41 years and work together to make the farm a success. When attending national and regional hybridizer gardens, Molly chooses plants that have beautiful flowers while Noel looks at the whole plant. Cultivars they both agree upon are then planted at the farm.
Noel Weston will speak about his passion for these fabulous flowers, how to grow them successfully and share other valuable knowledge with local gardeners. Although it's impossible to keep deer completely at bay, Noel will also talk about what home gardeners can use, from commercial applications to homemade ones, to help ward off the local deer who view these gorgeous plants as deer lettuce.
As October is a great month for putting in daylilies, the Westons will have bare root plants for sale, ready for planting.
"We're bringing seven cultivars that should be well suited to your area," says Noel Weston. "We'll bring as many as we can of each."
Each double fan will be $7.
Make reservations for this free program with Tricia Mabe at (910) 695-3882.
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