Showcasing God' s magnificent beauty through daylilies.
Phillipians: 2:10-11. "... at the name of Jesus, every knee should
bow...and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord...."
|Posted on April 7, 2021 at 7:50 AM|
Due to the arctic winter storm in February, Flower Branch Gardens Daylily Farm will have a delayed open season. Usually we try to open the first weekend in May, but not this year! The severe temperatures pushed back the daylily's growth by several weeks.
Our 2021 open hours are: beginning Thursday, May 20, each Thursday - Saturday, 9-2 (weather permitting) through Saturday, June 19, 2021.
Remember that we are an open-air, living nursery, and if it's raining, we will be closed. Always feel free to call if the weather looks "iffy," because you know how sometimes it can be pouring in one place but not the other!
Thank you! We look forward to seeing you!
|Posted on February 9, 2021 at 3:15 PM|
Hello, Daylily Friends!!
Can you believe that it's already time to fertilize your daylilies? You know that there's two times a year to fertilize; at what I call "candy times." Those two dates are Valentine's Day and Halloween. And Valentine's Day is just around the corner!
I like to use a mild, balanced 8-8-8 fertilizer. It is granular in form, and all you need to do is sprinkle a little bit at the base of each daylily plant. No need to water it in; the rain and the dew will dissolve it accordingly. Another balanced fertilizer is 10-10-10, but no higher. Other folks like to use formulas like Miracle Gro, and that's fine too.
Usually at this time of year, even the evergreen types of daylilies are looking sparse and mushy, much like a head of lettuce that got too cold in the back of the fridge. No worries; the daylilies will spring back to life in no time. I just love these plants; they are so easy to deal with.
Looking forward to a wonderful daylily season this year! I will be watching the calendar to let you know the exact opening date, whether I'll be opening the 1st or 2nd weekend of May. It just depends on the flowers, of course. Can't wait! To God be the glory!!
|Posted on October 9, 2020 at 7:55 PM|
Unfortunately, the Region 6 Fall Symposium has been cancelled due to... you know. Anybody else sick and tired of being locked down?
Get out and VOTE!! MAGA2020
|Posted on June 9, 2020 at 4:55 PM|
Local (Texas area) Daylily Friends,
The East Texas Daylily Society is hosting a one-day seminar on daylilies in Athens, TX on October 11, 2020. Please see the link below to learn all about this super-fun day. Speakers, daylily sales, lunch, etc. is planned for all garden enthusiasts. There are links to hotel reservations if needed, and side trips to local nurseries planned as well. Just $65.00 if you register by August 10th!
Check it out, y'all! I plan to be there, if the Lord is willing and the creek don't rise!
|Posted on March 14, 2020 at 10:40 AM|
Tomorrow, March 15, 2020, has been declared a National Day of Prayer, and it couldn't come at a better time. Regardless of what you might think about who is in the White House, it is time to stop and seek God for the mess that our nation and world is in right now. Anybody been to the grocery store lately? Kind of chaotic, huh?*
Please join me tomorrow, and many millions of Christians across the nation, as we lift up our dire supplications to the Lord God Almighty and Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Keep in mind these three key places of Scriptures; for thus says the Lord:
2 Chronicles 7:14. "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
Jeremiah 29:11-13. "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart."
Jeremiah 33:3. "Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know."
Thank you for joining me in prayer tomorrow, as we especially pray for the health of our great nation. You won't regret it.
Happy springtime! And may God bless you all.
*1 Corinthians 14:33. "For God is not the author of confusion but of peace...."
|Posted on October 7, 2019 at 5:35 PM|
Hello Daylily Friends!
Could fall-like weather actually be getting here...fnally??
1) Shipping has resumed for the fall, now through November. After that date, shipping stops until the following March. See the Shipping/Ordering tab for more info.
2) Candy Time is quickly approaching! "Candy Time" is the term I use that means it's time to fertilize the daylilies. Do this twice a year: at Valentine's Day and at Halloween. I like to use a mild, balanced 8-8-8 fertilizer. It is granular in form, and all you need to do is sprinkle a little bit at the base of each daylily plant. No need to water it in; the rain and the dew will dissolve it accordingly. Another balanced fertilizer is 10-10-10, but no higher. Other folks like to use formulas like Miracle Gro, and that's fine too. Fertilizing in the fall is for the nourishment of the plant's roots, and fertilizing in the spring assures beautiful blooms.
Take care, everyone! Enjoy the cooler temperatures... who knows if they'll last?
|Posted on August 20, 2019 at 8:50 AM|
Hi folks! The fall shipping date has been changed. It used to be October thru December 15. It is now September thru November.
Thank you for keeping that in mind when you place your order.
|Posted on June 20, 2019 at 12:05 AM|
Just wanted to remind you that Flower Branch Gardens Daylily Farm is now closed to visitors for the 2019 season. We are still shipping til the end of June.
For now, hunker down for the hot summer. Remember that here in Texas, your daylilies will have a much better rebloom session if they receive a good weekly watering during the extremely hot months of July and August. Water will be the best fertilizer that you can give them this summer. We'll feed in the fall, but that's another email for later on down the road.
Thank you again for your friendship, business and support. I so enjoyed visiting with you this year. Daylily people are the BEST!
See you next year, the Good Lord willin' and the creek don't rise!
|Posted on April 22, 2019 at 7:15 PM|
The 2019 seasonal visiting hours have been set! May 9th through June 22, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9-2, weather permitting. If you are planning a drive out to the farm but the weather seems iffy, please call and check. 409-658-3052. I would hate for anyone to drive out and then find the gate closed with the sign up that says, "Sorry, closed due to weather." Especially after heavy rains... sometimes I have to keep the farm closed, even on a pretty day, following a heavy rain due to washouts and too-mushy conditions. Our daylilies are planted in the ground, out in the open, not in pots in sheltered greenhouses, and sometimes the elements win. Thank you in advance for understanding.
Groups of 5 or more: garden clubs, daylily clubs, church groups, etc. Please feel free to call and make an appointment for a private day at the farm for your group. We love our customers and want to accommodate all of you the best way we can.
All that being said, the daylilies are looking gorgeous, all glory to God for His beautiful creations. We look forward to seeing you this year!
|Posted on March 2, 2019 at 6:40 PM|
I have decided to drop my Facebook presence for the Farm. It was actually too time-consuming on my end of it for very little return. Just one more thing to keep up with.... You can certainly continue to reach me by phone, at 409-658-3052, or by texting or sending email, to [email protected]
Meanwhile, we're gearing up for spring! The constant rainfall is discouraging, and I'm soooo tired of splashing through mud and puddles, but I know that it's all for the best. Our good Lord knows what He's doing.
Keep checking back in for the 2019 opening date!