Photos and text by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.
Holly Hill Daylily Farm
Jim Massey and his crew have been growing daylilies for 24 years on their beautiful farm in Moncure. The 3 acres of daylilies, display gardens, and garden art are open to the public eight weekends a year during June and July. Visitors come and see over 1,000 different cultivars of daylilies in bloom, walking with clipboard in hand and making note of the varieties they like. Once they have made their selection, the friendly staff will dig up the plants, label and bag them, and send them home to be planted. Amazingly, the daylilies don’t mind at all being uprooted when they are blooming, and adjust rapidly to their new location after planting. They are grown without irrigation and are very low maintenance and drought-tolerant.
Check out some of the lovely mid-season bloomers at Holly Hill Daylily Farm:
I love the almost-green color of this one!
How about that color – are these even real?
While Bob (at left in photo) digs a daylily for a customer, visitors walk the rows to select their favorites.
Owner Jim Massey (sitting at right) makes tags to label daylily clumps for a group of customers.
Update: Holly Hill Daylily Farm is no longer in operation