The Daylily by John P. Peat

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Today's Grow That Garden Library book recommendation: The Daylily by John P. Peat and Ted L. Petit

Daylilies are tough, carefree beauties. They can survive the tropical heat of a Florida garden and the bitter cold of a northern garden. And, daylilies are some of the easiest plants to hybridize. For close to 100 years, Gardeners have been hybridizing their most desirable features in an attempt to create new, more evolved daylilies.

Peat and Petit were inspired by Bill Munson Jr.'s classic book on Hemerocallis or the daylily . They review the history of the daylily and share many of the hybrids along with excellent advice for growing, featuring chapters from some of the top daylily authorities from around the world.

I love what they mentioned in the preface of their book about gardeners who join daylily clubs and societies. They  said that gardeners "come for the flower but stay for the people."

This book came out in 2004. You can get used copies using the Amazon Link in today's Show Notes for under $10.


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