Dave’s Aurora 2017

Dave’s Aurora 2017

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sensory Overload...Part Three

Lot's of  "O's" for this Alphabe-Thursday entry...if you missed the first two parts of the garden tour, check out the previous two posts.

Our final stop of the day long garden tour was in Reedsville, Wisconsin at Solaris Farms. Our guide warned us in advance to be prepared - "you will feel as though you died and went to heaven." And so it was...
There were collective intakes of breath as we pulled along side of the gardens and turned into the drive. Timing was perfect on this day as the daylilies and oriental/orienpet/asiatics were all in bloom. 





We were briefed on how the rows of plants were marked and how to fill out the order form on the clip board we were given. Goodness sakes...make it easy - just give me 3 of everything! (Click on each photo to enlarge)
Chris & I buzzed around the rows, oohing and ahhing and quickly writing down our heart's desire...then a moment of sanity hit...how much do these plants cost? Might be a good idea to check the price list...oh my - that daylily is $20.00...a little steep for our budgets...did you know you can buy daylilies that cost $200.00 a piece! Best to know that before you tell that young college boy to start digging!

However, we had no problem finding equally stunning blossoms priced from $6.00 to $11.00 each... 

Holland Beauty Lily - I definitely had to bring that home with me...
it is stunning!

 And a Dutch Red...
And how about that Satisfaction...
So many others - to dream about over the winter months and perhaps plan a return trip next year... 




Icing on the cake - when I returned home, in my very own little garden - waiting for me...the first bloom of my Lemon Meringue oriental lily...
 - oh the heavenly fragrance...I can hardly wait to introduce it to my new lily friends...


Don't forget to drop by all the other "O" posts over at Miss Jenny's

Have an Outstanding Summer Weekend!

Pat


11 comments:

Dominique @ Dominique's Desk said...

Lovely blooms..whao..paying $200 for one..that must be a really precious flower. Visiting from Alpha Thursday.

Pondside said...

Ooooh! I've just started to grow lilies and I love them - they are the glamorous ones in the garden.

jfb57 said...

I'd definitely have sneezed a great deal but what an aroma that must have been!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What beautiful flowers! What beautiful place to take them in!

lemonverbenalady said...

That reminds me my 'African Queen' was in bud when we left! Got to go see if I missed it! I think I must have! Yikes! So much to do, so little time! Better join The Herbal Husband outside!

Pomona said...

What stunning flowers! A wonderful day out. I think you might like the giveaway I have on my blog - do come over and join in!

Pomona x

Friko said...

I'd have loved to join you but how would I have got the plants home to England?

Turtles In North Dakota said...

Sensory overload is no exaggeration!!!! Thank you so much for the beauty!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Those are OH so beautiful! How hard that would be to pick and not get 3 of each! Your Lemon Meringue Oriental lily is amazing...I love the "ruffly" yellow one too...I've never seen one like that before.

Blessings & Aloha!

EG Wow said...

Too much temptation! ;)) The lilies and daylilies are gorgeous!

Jenny said...

Oh my. What glorious blooms! I think it would be easy to spend a fall fortune...it would be hard to resist so many of those blooms.

Just think, you will have those plants for years to come...and the memory of where they came from!

Thanks for letting us tag along!

This was outstanding.

A+