Daylily Gardens

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.

The daylilies begin blooming in June and continue through August. One long curving bed is planted with pastel shades while the other beds are mixed with red, orange, yellow, purple, white, apricot and pink.

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