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 bearing
age (not immature seedlings) of @ daylily unless otherwise noted. If you are not
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 certificate
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 expect
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 Hybridizing
is on an incredible roll and is picking up speed with no end in sight. Every year
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 wish........
|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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