Dayliliy Garden

One of the most versatile and hardiest of perennials, daylilies – “beauty for a day”- are a highlight of the summer garden. Although individual flowers come and go daily, plants keep on producing new ones for up to four to five weeks


For years, Jim Gibbs collected hundreds of varieties of daylilies. He grew the single division plants in a specialized nursery until over 1,000 were ready to transplant.

A 3-acre undulating site was graded and contoured to flow with the naturalized surrounding gardens. Long curved walks were constructed and one was planted with an allée of 70 red crape myrtle trees providing plenty of summer shade.

Further drama was added by framing all of the long curving daylily beds with green grass, a complementary color to the daylilies.