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2011 Daylily Season

We no longer ship daylilies. Our daylilies are beginning to bloom and should be in full bloom by the end of May or first week in June. We will be digging again this year while they are in bloom. If you are interested in seeing them or purchasing, please call ahead of time for an appointment, to make sure we will be here-- 903-785-0206.

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Welcome to the Pine Branch Daylily Garden, home of Castle Daylily Introductions. The photograph above shows part of our daylily gardens. My purpose in adding this page to our web site is to acquaint everyone with the perfect perennial--the daylily. Those of us who raise daylilies often forget that there are actually people in the world who are not familiar with daylilies, or maybe the only ones ever seen are the older "roadside" varieties that still linger in gardens of older homesites throughout the country.

The older "orange" daylilies that existed on our place for many years before we acquired it were the start of our daylily gardens as they exist today. These tough plants withstood mowing for many years, and kept returning year after year. We realized that any flower with that much "staying power" deserved another chance. Today, we grow mainly the introductions of Aileen, plus thousands of her seedlings. We also maintain a large display area that also contains hundreds of introductions from other hybridizers.

 

 

 Don't let the word hemerocallis scare you, as it is the botanical name for the daylily genus, derived from two Greek words meaning "beauty" and "day," since each flower lasts only one day. The daylily is a member of the lily family, but it is not a lily. "Daylily" is spelled as one word to indicate that it is not a type of lily. (This one-word spelling of our favorite perennial was first published in 1923 in Standarized Plant Names, a recommendation of the American Joint Committee on Horticultural Nomenclature. For some unfortunate reason, Webster's Dictionary and other references have still not yet adoped the preferred spelling; therefore, "day lily" is still found in newspaper articles throughout the country.)

Even though each bloom lasts for only one day, there are many buds on each daylily scape, so that an average clump will provide weeks of bloom. Many of the present-day registrations rebloom, especially in the warmer states, which extends the blooming season. Planting and growing daylilies in your garden will be a gratifying experience.

Please look through my Previous Introductions ('95-'98) and Previous Introductions ('99-'00) pages, 2001 Introductions page, and my 2003 Introductions page, and enjoy the photographs of my own introductions.

We are known for our large plants, and if you already enjoy gardening, we will be glad to help you enlarge your existing garden or help you embark on an exciting and rewarding time in your life.

If you have questions, you may contact me . I will answer your questions as soon as possible. During daylily season, I may be a little slow, but I will reply. Thanks for visiting our web site!

  • Aileen and Bobby Castlebury
  • 664 Farm Road 1510
  • Brookston, TX 75421-2732
  • 903-785-0206

casdaylily@neto.com 

 

 
  

 The links below represent Bobby's Wildlife and Nature Photography.

Each thumbnail on each page will enlarge into a close representation of each image.

View Page I of Bird Thumbnails (4 pages of thumbnails)

View Page I of Flower Thumbnails (2 pages of thumbnails)

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