Above and Beyond the Everyday Daylily Presentation


September 19, 2019

Are you a Daylily Fan? Do you enjoy the flowers, but would like to know more? Do you know how many varieties there are? Do you like a flower that comes back each year more vibrant than the previous year? These questions and others will be answered at the next Green County Master Gardeners Association meeting, being held on Thursday, September 26, 2019, starting at 6:30 p.m., at the Green County Justice Center, Multi-Purpose Rooms, 2841 6th Street, Monroe, WI.

Daylilies are a flowering plant that comes in many varieties, colors, sizes, and styles. Each bloom is only open for one day, hence the name “daylily”. What most people recognize as the “common” orange daylily was growing wild in Asia during the time of Confucius and is an ancestor of our modern daylilies. Now with almost 90,000 registered cultivars, in a myriad of sizes, forms, and colors, how does one choose? Carole Hunter, from Prairie’s Edge Gardens will be our presenter at this meeting. Carole is a fledgling hybridizer located in Rockford, IL. Her focus is northern hardy plants that rebloom with minimal care. She registered her first cultivars this year and markets them through her newly established business, Prairie’s Edge Gardens.

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The Green County Master Gardeners Association meets on the fourth Thursday of the month, from February through October. Association officers for 2019 are Tanna McKeon, President; Tammy Schulte, Vice President; Linda Boll, Secretary; and Lynn Lokken, Treasurer. Anyone interested in horticulture and gardening is welcome to join the association, and you do not have to be a Master Gardener to become a member. For more information on the Extension Master Gardener program contact Jackie McCarville, Green County UW-Extension, at (608) 328-9440.


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