Tennessee Valley Daylily Society - Display Gardens
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Chattanooga, TN  
Chattanooga Daylilies - The Garden of Lee & Jean Pickles - CLOSED

Lee and Jean are both educators. Jean taught fourth grade most of her career, retiring in 1999. Lee started out as a classroom teacher and moved on to administration, ending his career as an administrator in the Dean's Office at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He retired in 1998.

Jean is a Master Gardener and is quite active in their projects. She is also a rug hooker. Lee is President of The Tennessee Valley Daylily Society and travels extensively giving presentations to daylily clubs and symposia.

We are a small daylily nursery primarily selling our own introductions. We occasionally have a few newer cultivars from other hybridizers for sale that we are no longer using in our hybridizing program.

We introduced our first cultivars in 1996 after beginning a hybridizing program in 1986. We started hybridizing while living in a townhouse with very little yard, renting some land a few blocks away. In 1993 we purchased property with two acres of land and a 1960s style house that had not been renovated for thirty-three years post construction. After a major renovation, we moved in mid October of 1993.

One of the first things we did at our new property was to erect a greenhouse to further our hybridizing and seedling growing efforts. We now do all of our hybridizing in the greenhouse during March through April, when it is in full of daylily bloom. Completing our hybridizing inside allows us more time outside when bloom begins to evaluate our seedlings and possible future introductions.

If you are in the area during greenhouse bloom time, please call and visit . . . it is truly spectacular.
We normally plant from 3,000 to 5,000 seedlings each year, with an anticipated 90% bloom the second growing season.

Our outside bloom season is from about the third weekend of May to mid July with seedlings blooming earlier. We are located in north Chattanooga, TN, in an unincorporated area known as Hixson, TN. When traveling through Chattanooga on either Interstates 24 or 75, we are only about 20 minutes from where these two interstates join.
The Garden of Rick and Rhonda Keith

Welcome to the garden of Rick and Rhonda Keith in Chickamauga, Georgia.

They have over 200 named daylilies including new and older varieties. Rick enjoys hybridizing and usually has several hundred seedlings of his own that he is observing. Rick plans to introduce his first introduction this year.

Call him at 706-375-3024 to tour his garden which is in peak bloom around Father's day in June.

The Garden of Mike and Gloria Capps
Welcome to the gardens of Mike and Gloria Capps.
The first bed started by Mike became full and crowded quickly and an extension was added.
The second bed filled fast as well and has asiatic lilies (Gloria's favorites!) interplanted with the daylilies. Mike is currently working on getting the 3rd and 4th beds planted.

Delano Daylilies - Closed
Delano Daylilies, home to Steve and Karen Newman are closed.
"Steve and I dug our last daylily at 5:30pm on Saturday, June 25, 2016. We re presently removing crossties and turning the beds back into pastureland. I'm keeping three display beds of my personal favorites, but that's it."
The Gardens of Sunshine Hollow
Fifteen years of additions and improvements have resulted in a Garden that blooms from Spring until Frost and can be beautiful even in the Winter. Come join us and celebrate one of God's great gifts to man - The beauty and diversity of Nature. -- Dave and Vicki Rhyne
The gardens will be open to the general public from Mid-April through July. After July we will be open by appointment only. For Groups the Gardens will be open by reservation from Mid-April through October.
What's prettier than a single Daylily bloom?  How about 50,000 or so?  When the five or six weeks of Daylily bloom season arrives it can be very special.  Literally thousands of blooms every day for over a month.  One thousand clumps with ten scapes each carrying and average of twenty flower buds equals 200,000 blooms not counting rebloom.  Here is what peak Daylily bloom season looks like.

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