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Photo of the cover of The Illustrated Guide to Daylilies ©:American Hemerocallis Society
Cover photo of The Illustrated Guide to Daylilies
©Oliver Billingslea/AHS

A new book for lovers of daylilies

Published this year by the American Hemerocallis Society (AHS) is this fascinating book on daylilies

Oliver Billingslea has completely revised an earlier publication, 'Daylilies: A Beginner's Guide', adding new chapters and a range of outstanding photographs. The result is both eminently readable and a joy for the eyes.

Chapters cover everything from the history of daylilies through the use of daylilies in the garden, in flower arrangements and even in cookery. Many winners of prestigious awards from the AHS are shown as single blooms or in a landscape setting.

Interested in breeding your own daylilies? This book will show you how. Wondering whether that insect is friend or foe to your daylilies? Check the section on Pests and Diseases. 

Copies may be obtained from the BHHS Membership Secretary for 15.50 plus P&P (currently 2).


Photo of Hosta 'Lakeside Dragonfly'  Mike Shadrack
Hosta 'Lakeside Dragonfly'
Mike Shadrack

Hostas and daylilies in Milton Keynes

As winter lessens its grip on our gardens, the planning and implementation of the Centre Milton Keynes (CMK) exhibition and show continues. The CMK staff are preparing a drawing of the proposed layout of the exhibition space within Middleton Hall that will be shared with you all in a few weeks. There is room to expand the booth space if needed, but as this event happens during the busy garden show season, I expect that four sales booths will suffice. Once the plan is available you will notice that there is an area designated for the youth who want to participate in a colouring contest that will be co-sponsored by the Centre. Also, I will shortly have a list of B&Bs and hotels close to the venue for those of you who have volunteered for the event and are planning to stay overnight.

Stay tuned,.....more updates to follow.

Jim Allnutt, Exhibitions and Shows Secretary

Photo of Hemerocallis 'Grace and Favour' © Sarah Sandys-Renton
Hemerocallis 'Grace and Favour'
Sarah Sandys-Renton

Plant Profile

This month's Plant Profile of Hemerocallis 'Grace and Favour' comes from Jan Wyers.

Jan writes:

H. 'Grace and Favour' was bred by Eve Lytton and registered in 1999. It produces lustrous, dark burgundy-red flowers with a darker halo surrounding a green throat. The form is round and ruffled.

Read more ....

As this series develops, earlier entries are being added to the archive

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