Welcome to Riverbend Daylily Garden "Specializing in the Unique"
We appreciate your interest in our garden!
Riverbend Daylily Garden Video Show
Sandy and Mike Holmes are happy you have chosen to visit our daylily site. Our newest daylily introductions are found by clicking the menu "2013 Introductions" tab. You can view our past daylily introductions with or without a shopping cart. Pricing for past daylily introductions can be found on the "Alpha Past Introductions" page.
HYBRIDIZER NOTES. For 2013, Sandy has ten daylily introductions and Mike has one daylily introduction. Sandy has four Junior Citation winners in this year's introductions - LEMON STRAWBERRY TWIST, NITA LELAND, BARBARA NICKEL and BAY'S MOUNTAIN SUNSHINE. LEMON STRAWBERRY TWIST will dance no matter what the temperature. NITA LELAND was chosen by a well known local author and watercolor artist to carry her name. BARBARA NICKEL, named for a dear friend, continues our watermark/patterned daylily program. HALAYA UBE was selected by Jackie Bachman as her favorite purple daylily in the garden. MISTY HARBOR will give you a different color later in the season. MOHICAN FIRE has been a extended blooming daylily in our garden, which starts early mid season and continues on will into peak. WINGED SERPENT is the largest daylily with a 14 inch wingspan. COOL REFLECTIONS continues the patterned line from Impressionist Sky. YOUR GUESS is for gardener's who like a different look from the same flower because its color and form change with the weather. MAINE CONNECTION is a great front of the bed daylily which will give you a pop of color later in the season. BAYS MOUNTAIN SUNSHINE will be available as a gift plant at the Region 10 summer meeting and will not be for sale this year. Mike's introduction, PURPLE MAN, is a sweet purple daylily with white teeth. It also personal appeal. Our dear friend Steve Moldovan always wanted VATICAN CITY kids with white teeth. We believe that he would be very happy if he could see the results. As usual we have a limited supply on most offerings, so please order early. Also you may notice while viewing our new introductions that more photos including the parents and seedlings are provided. If you click on the designated smaller images shown with the introductions, you'll be able to see an expanded view.
Our thanks to everyone visited us last summer. As part of the AHS National Convention Auxiliary Tour, we welcomed many new garden visitors. With the AHS National Convention in Columbus, we did not travel as much as we have done in the past. Our thanks to all the clubs that allowed us to share time with them last year. It is always fun to renew old friendship and to make new ones!
We are proud to announce that the Greater Cincinnati Daylily and Hosta Society will host the
Region 2, 2013, Summer Meeting.
Our garden is on the Auxiliary Friday Tour. An exclusive Gossard 2013 introduction will be given to folks who take the tour.
The Gossard gift daylily has $100.00 value. Other great gifts and prizes will be given away on the Thursday tour.
We hope to see you before or after the meeting if you cannot participate on the Auxiliary Tour.
Our garden is less than one hour drive time from the meeting hotel.
Thank you, Phone Sandy at 937-287-8122
Mike and Sandy Holmes, AHS members, zone 5
e-mail Sandy at- firstname.lastname@example.org