|From In the Garden|
Mrs. Oakes (on right) and her sister (who came in from Chicago to help out with the tour).I recently had the privilege of traveling to Mrs. Oakes lovely home in Trenton, Kentucky to view her daylilies during the Regional American Hemerocalis Society's Garden tour. Many of you who live in the local area are already familiar with Mrs. Oakes, she owns and operates The Tin Barn on Guthrie Highway. I've talked of the Tin Barn before when I posted about my daylily seedlings I purchased from Mrs. Oakes last summer, but did you know the blueberries are ready for picking at The Tin Barn too? Blackberries won't be far behind. Today's post is about her lovely garden surrounding her beautiful home in Kentucky.
My garden club (The Beachaven Garden Club) took a tour to see the daylilies this past Friday. What a treat we were in for as you all know, it IS daylily time here in Middle Tennessee. As soon as we parked and began the trek up the hill to the house, look at what we were greeted with! Huge beds of daylilies in all their glory.
There were quite a few visitors to Mrs. Oakes garden on this hot day. Not only was my garden club in attendance, but so was Dr. Matthews and my good friends Judie and Phil.
Here we are cooling off under a wonderful old oak tree and listening to Mrs. Oakes talk of her daylilies. She is a daylily breeder and sells many named and unnamed cultivars. Her prices can't be beat! It is always best to buy daylilies in bloom, so we here in the local area are most blessed to have her close by and open for business.
On this hot day these two Adirondack chairs looked most inviting. Can you relate the colors to a certain special flower we are talking of today? Of course, it's the sunny orange and yellow of most daylilies. Wonderful colors in the heat of summer.
And one last picture before I go. This is the Oakes home. A wonderful old farmhouse with lots of charm. When I see such awesome homes with the big porches I am instantly reminded of cool breezes and easy living.
in the garden....
The 'Steve Trimmer' daylily is a type I don't think I've ever seen before. It was my favorite and one I hope to purchase soon. Many of the ladies found some great cultivars of daylilies, but they were not for sale on this day. Visit the Tin Barn by appointment or on the weekend in order to purchase your own special daylily. While you are there, be sure to pick some blueberries and blackberries.