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Farmer's Market Brattleboro: 

This year from May-July, Olallie has a little stand at the Brattleboro Area Farmer's Market. We have lots of unusual perennial and annual seedling starts as well as some mature perennials. And of course a selection of blooming size bareroot daylilies.

 

First Bloom: Elizabeth

Elizabeth: developed in 1947 from H. middendorfii, the first daylily of the year! There are scapes everywhere so more flowers to follow soon.

 

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Pigmented scapes:

This year for the first time we have a number of early blooming pigmented scape types. All are in shades of yellow and gold, but vary in size and shape and as such should be quite interesting.

 

The Field:

Everything is greening up nicely, even the weeds. But little by little we're knocking them back. Though cold and wet, no frost in the past few weeks has meant good growth of the daylilies and Iris, it's gonna be an awesome early bloom season!

 

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Some stuff we're growing:

Browallia americana : An annual from So. America, new to us but love the color and it seems to be a vigorous grower and bloomer

Primula veris; Cowslip, growing here for years we've got lots of P. veris seedlings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year, the days are getting longer, each day bit more than the day before all the way to June 21. Theres lots of work going into the website. Updated images, added information on many of the cultivars and of course new cultivars..

The bulk of the daylilies are finished blooming. but there a several dozen very lates still going strong. There is some exciting rebloom as well particularly on From Darkness Comes Light (Huben) a pale yellow with a pigmented scape!

Well we've had some frosts, the Pumpkin and Squash plants are done. But amazingly there are plenty of daylilies still blooming.

These will keep going into October, though cold nights will slow opening of the flowers. Once we get there hard killing frost,

that will pretty much finish the last of the daylilies.

Cosmos sulphureus: The orange Cosmos is described as a half hardy annual. Native to Mexico and parts  of the South West it apparently thrives in hot dry locations and poor soils.