DIGGING.....If you already know which daylilies you wish to
purchase, without seeing them, we dig from April
to 3rd week in Sept. Our daylilies are growing naturally in the
garden and are not in pots. The plants are sold bare-rooted &
require digging, separating, labeling & bagging which is
sometimes difficult & time consuming.We work with shovels,
knives & scissors to get the task done and we can not
supersede other orders and shipments.
We therefore can not dig to order unless the time is available......Montauk is
in Zone .7
VACATIONERS......As a special convenience-service to those of
you who are visiting the East End....you
may visit the garden.....select your cultivars.....pay for them....resume you
vacation....then pick up your order just before you head home. Your
daylilies will have been freshly dug, bagged & ready to go. Your new
plants can be planted upon arrival home or in a day or so. If you prefer we
can ship your order.
BONUS PLANTS.....We always provide bonus daylilies with your order
which is equivalent to about 20% or more of your cost as our way of
saying "Thank You".
SHIPPING & HANDLING...$10 plus .25 cents @ plant..shipping available April
- Sept.. NYS residents please include 8.75% sales tax. We dig shipping
orders on Sunday, let the root systems dry during the day , pack them at the
end of the day and ship them early on Monday mornings so that they will
arrive at you residences before the week-end...No shipments to Ca.
GUARANTEE....We provide double divisions (2 fans) which are of flower
age (not immature seedlings) of @ daylily unless otherwise noted. If you
happy with your plants, for any reason, do not plant them. Simply return
them, immediately, for a full refund.
GIFT CERTIFICATES Either a gift of daylilies in a gift box or a gift
placed in a card is a very different way to remember someone who is
special to you.
It is not the "same old - same old". It is an unending way to say.. Thank
You... Congratulations...Happy Birthday...I Love You...Isn't Life Wonderful.
OBSERVATIONS....If you are unable to visit the garden and the only daylilies
you can remember seeing are the "tiger-lilies" (misnomer) by the side of
the road on the way to Grandma's house are you in for a surprise. Our
web-site is a glimpse of the tip of a very huge iceberg. Species plants,
brought into this country around the turn
of the last century and before, have been metamorphosed into the
extraordinary cultivars available today. Very dedicated hybridizers, not
research institutions, are responsible for this phenome.
Today's daylily is now truly MADE IN THE U.S.A.
MONTAUK...... juts out into the Atlantic Ocean & is surrounded by
water on three sides. It is a very primordial place. The waters
and the proximity to the Gulf Stream create long languid
autumns, imagined springs, comfortably breezy summers and
when it snows in the winter a sense of wilderness. ..Wildness. If
you permit yourself to feel this place you will become one of the
edge-walkers; a state beyond comfort & sameness; and step
into you. Montauk is the jewel-beyond and the primal scream!
VISITING..........We have some daylilies starting their bloom the last week
in May (these are few & far between). There are some rebloomers that
are still blooming in early September (these are also limited). If you are
searching for blooms during these times this is the time to view them.
Between these two periods the daylily bloom escalates then diminishes.
The peak bloom time is from middle June through July. If you choose
plants that bloom during peak time you are really limiting your- self &
your garden. Daylilies are all on different time schedules & you can
a new visual garden every two weeks if you choose wisely . At first, it's
nice to have everyone blooming at once but it's more fun to have
some plants bloom in a staggered fashion so that there is always a
new surprise and new color as the
season progresses. Since hybridizers are creating new daylilies at such
an astonishing rate and photos, pictures in books and images on-line
can be deceiving why not
spend a few brief moments to view some lovely daylilies that will be
with you throughout your lifetime?...As an example: in our General
Daylily List you will
see the color yellow over & over again and you have just the spot for a
yellow daylily. All yellow daylilies are not created equal! Each yellow
daylily has a different name because it is different from the others. That
means here is a different shade of
yellow, a different shape, texture, luminosity, height, fragrance, petal
number, bud count, bloom season, performance level...on & on.
Considering how many yellow daylilies there are, there are hybridizers
still registering yellow daylilies because
there's just something else that's different about the new one. Daylily
is on an incredible roll and is picking up speed with no end in sight.
there are new breakthroughs (a new element that fractures the
existing daylily \profile) These plants are definitely not in a static
mode......We usually do not go anywhere once the season has begun so
a good time to visit is between 10am- -3pm daily.......We are sometimes
open until dark or on a rare occasion closed for
the day so you can give us a call for a recorded ( hours) message if you
|Montauk Daylily Garden
location 136 Second House Road
mailing address PO Box 518
Montauk, New York 11954-0501
VACATIONERS......As a special convenience-service to those of you
who are visiting the East End......you may visit the garden.....select your
cultivars......pay for them....resume you vacation....then pick up your order
just before you head home. Your daylilies will have been freshly dug,
bagged & ready to go. Your new plants can be planted upon arrival home or
in a day or so. If you prefer we can ship your order.
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