Monday, April 18, 2011

Shipping Daylilies

Spring shipping has arrived so I decided to do a video on my method of preparing plants for shipping.
I am a state inspected commercial garden. If you are thinking about shipping daylilies as a commercial garden. Check with you state Agricultural Department to acquire a license.. Also check with you county Probate Judge as you might be required to purchase a store licences. Then check with your state Department of Revenue to see if your state requires adding sales tax.  In Alabama daylilies that are grown for sale are considered a farm crop and therefore no sales tax is charged. If I were a store purching them for resale then sales tax is required.
The second video is of the packing of the daylilies to be shipped.



Sunday, April 17, 2011

Chattanooga

What a wonderful trip to Chattanooga last week. Before going to the Tennessee Vally Daylily Society to speak, I got to tour Lee Pickles greenhouse. Boy what some beauties growing inside. I guess my favorite was this seedling out of Wonder of It All X Roses and Gold. Please correct me Lee if I have the cross wrong. Then it was on to Wally's restaurant where the meeting was being held. Good old fashion cooking.
I haven't had fried cornbread since my Dad made
it many years ago.
A very nice group of folks, I think there were
35 in attendance. With two visitors form my backyard hybridizers group there. Marsha Williams and Loyd Picklesimer.
We spent the night in Chattanooga and visited Rock City and Ruby Falls on Sunday.
On Monday I had the pleasure of visiting Bill Waldrops greenhouse. Another wowing day.
Since Bill has already posted an image of my favorite seedling on his blog. I want re post it here. But will say it is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen, But I do so love those red eyes and edges.
So I will just post a picture of the seedling I purchased from him. Again red eye and edged.














Oh I have got to show you guys a picture of Diana's Ivy bed. This was so cute.

On Tuesday we visited the Botanical Garden in Atlanta GA.We were kinda in between bloom seasons but still a beautiful place to visit. On the final day of my stay at my sisters Anne's house we built her a hosta bed.Not completely finished but she has already added to it. Image below:
So a wonderful week for a spring break. But now it is back to the real world.