On Saturday, November 7th, 2015, the Connecticut Daylily Society will host their featured guest speaker for the 2015-2016 growing year. Daylily hybridizer Michael Miller of Small World Gardens will give his presentation at 1 p.m. at the Avon Senior Center following a noon social hour. Michael’s Virginia sales garden boasts extensive plantings including over a thousand of the newest daylily varieties, as well as hosta, ornamental grasses, sedum, spring bulbs, and other wonderful companion plants.
Michael is a prolific hybridizer, with introductions for 2015 totaling twenty-six cultivars. His hybridizing goals run the gamut and include large, ruffled, and round daylilies, edged and eyed blooms, as well as miniatures, spiders, and unusual forms. Small World Gardens has something for every gardener’s taste!
If you can’t get to Virginia to walk amongst Mr. Miller’s impressive sale beds, do the next best thing by attending the Society’s November gathering. This event is free of charge and open to the public. Twelve of Michael’s introductions will be available as door prizes, and a lively auction of his newest daylilies will take place after the presentation, so bring your checkbooks and be prepared to be knocked off your feet!