LASTING DREAMS DAYLILIES Display Garden & Nursery Specializing In Northern Hardy Plants

            2014 CATALOG NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE 

  Cover Page        Welcome Page       Reference Page          ***2014 Catalog Listing Updated***         Order Form

             LATE BLOOM SEASON CONTINUES !!!                                           

                 Check out our new Special Events Page !!!


                                      A Special Time In The Garden !!!

     With only 25 days left in Summer, it is ironic that Summer temperatures have finally arrived.  Although we still have around 300 varieties in various stages of bloom, the gardens have noticeable patches of empty scapes where July's flowers once graced those branches.  When we are in Peak Bloom, as those who have visited us can attest, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the beauty, color, and selection of daylilies surrounding us.
     What makes this a "Special Time", is the absence of overwhelming bloom allows us to thoroughly enjoy the individual beauty of what's blooming, and the flowers appear to be so much richer in color and form.  It is truly a thrill and reward, as we carry on with garden tasks such as hybridizing, seed pod harvesting, planting, weeding, cutting the lawn...we are continually amazed and excited to see what each day brings.
     We are in process of working out the details for a September promotion, but even if you are finished with your gardening for the year, we encourage everyone who can to stop by and share in the same beauty and excitement we are still experiencing daily.  Come and spend whatever time you can spare...bring your camera, and share in this 'Living Gallery of Art' we have been blessed with.
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     As mentioned above, we are working on a September promotion to thank all of our customers for once again providing us with our best season ever; and unlike other retailers who later mark down items you already purchased earlier in the year, we want to give you the opportunity to acquire that special daylily that you just fell in love with, only to find that it was more then your budget allowed for, and had to pass on.
     Watch for details soon !!!
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     For the first time last April, we had the opportunity to visit many of the top name hybridizers in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.  As a result, not only have we returned with a treasure trove of additional knowledge and insights, we also returned with a treasure trove of new additions to our nursery.  Again, these will only be on display for this season, as we will overwinter them, and observe the plants for viability and hardiness in our zone.  This is especially valuable to you as our customers, as you could easily purchase a 2013 or 2014 release directly from the hybridizer, and find next year that you invested in a really expensive annual !!!
     Of course, we have also acquired many other cultivars, both old and more recent from hybridizers in other regions, so we can provide you with a selection of daylilies to meet your desire, as specimen plants, or for landscapes.

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      Our 2014 Catalog is now posted above; this years edition is 51 pages.  We will no doubt be adding to this years catalog, and we will note any new editions of our selections when they are posted.
     If you look on the above menu bar, you will see 'New Display Daylilies For 2014'; these are just some of the new varieties we will be growing this year.  Although they will not be available for sale until 2015 at the earliest, it gives you an idea of the selection you can find when looking at daylilies as your perennial of choice.  We will also be using the genetics of these plants in our own hybridizing program.
     We want to thank the American Hemerocallis Society, who makes their online database available to visitors, and the pictures you see are from their site.  We will be excited to see how well these new selections will perform here in our region, and how true they will be to the AHS image, as daylilies can present themselves with some variation in different regions of the country.  Normally, when we post images of our catalog, they are taken here in our garden, and we will always specify if the image is from a different source.  If you wish to view all 75,000 or so of current daylily cultivars, you can find the link to that database farther down this page.
     Our Nursery & Gardens are now open with regular hours posted below and will be updated weekly on our website, our Facebook page, and our phone message; feel free to contact us anytime with any questions or for personal appointments.
   This year you will find the addition of several new beds, as we move our hybridizing program to another part of the nursery, and develop new beds for lined out plants, many previous display plants which will now be available for purchase. 
     We would like to thank all our visitors from last and previous years, and promise an even better experience when you visit this year;  We are your source for Daylilies which are not only unique and varied, but will perform well for you in your own garden.
     As many of our past visitors will attest, you really need to visit at least three times in a season; Now to see Early and Early to Mid-Bloom, Mid to Late July for Peak Bloom, and August/September to see Late Bloom.  This year we will be offering over 1400 AHS registered Daylilies for sale or display, with hundreds of seedlings, many a result of our own hybridizing program, and others from selected hybridizers.  As a result, we are looking forward to registering our first cultivars this year.
    So until you have the opportunity to visit, enjoy the assorted images on the following pages, including the 2014 Display Daylilies.  If your only experience with daylilies is what you've seen at the local nursery, big box, or growing wild on the roadside...you are in for a revelation!
     Even though we have been growing daylilies since 2006, opening to the public in 2009, we are still amazed by the beauty and variety of bloom daylilies offer to the casual or avid gardener.  From 1.75" Minis to 13" Unusual Forms, daylilies are a perennial which always put on a great display.
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     Here at Lasting Dreams, we certainly have an appreciation for all flowers, but a passion for daylilies.  If you share that passion, or just want to learn more, consider joining the American Hemerocallis Society.  The website alone is a treasure trove of information and links, including where you can find a local club and events in your area.  Some of the website is free to visitors, but membership opens the door to alot more, including a series of beautiful color publications included in the fee.  Just click www.daylilies.org to learn more.

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    CLICK  HERE  FOR  ONLINE  PHOTO  DATABASE - Daylily Photos
         ***Contact us if there is a particular image you can't find***
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                                 Click Here ---The AHS Daylily E-News
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 CHECK OUT -BUFFALO-NIAGARA GARDENING.COM (below under other links)        ARCHIVES - JUNE 2013 ----- READ ABOUT OUR GARDENS AND NURSERY. 

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Our Hours for September 8th through September 14th:

     - Monday - Closed

     - Tuesday through Sunday- Noon to 5 PM

     - or by appointment.

Our Hours for September 15th through September 21st:

     - Monday through Thursday - Noon to 5 PM

     - Friday - 10 AM to Noon

     - Saturday & Sunday - Closed

     - or by appointment.

 *** If you arrive by closing, you will still have ample time to tour the garden.

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     We are currently scheduling 2014/2015 speaking engagements for Garden Clubs and other groups.           We can either come to your venue, we can host you here in the gardens, or a combination of both.                We offer a varied selection of program which can accommodate the need of your organization;                     contact us for details, openings are limited and can fill quickly. **************************************************************************           
          *****PHOTOGRAPHERS  AND  ARTISTS  WELCOME*****

If you are an amateur or professional photographer or artist, we offer an excellent venue for still life subjects or portrait scenes.  You are welcome to stroll our gardens during regular hours, or call us if you have a special circumstance which requires a different time.

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     Our Country Farm Garden is located in Orchard Park, New York, and is adjacent to US Route 219, a Scenic Byway, and easily accessible by major highways.  Our six acre property is easy walking for all ages, and we can accommodate parking for any type of vehicle from bicycle to bus.  Groups are welcome with advance notice.

For 2014 we will be featuring over 1400 AHS cultivars and hundreds of seedlings.                                     We are a NYS licensed and inspected nursery, also featuring a gift shoppe.                                                                          For 2014 we will also have our own naturally homegrown produce available on site, available in season.

    If you have visited us in the past, and still have your catalog marked with your favorites that were only on display, it is likely that your wait is over since we are making hundreds more display plants available for sale.  If you have had your eye on that special daylily, contact us soon so we can make arrangements to hold that plant on "layaway", since on many, quantities will be limited.  The same holds for new customers viewing our current catalog.  If you see any flower marked with a "DISP", contact us as to availability and price, as we may have those cultivars available later in the season.

                                                                                                                                                         As always, we appreciate your patience, as the website is always a work in progress, and we are working to convert from a static site, to an interactive catalog and order system.  And also remember, we love to share our passion and knowledge; please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.


We look forward to your visit.


Carol & Anthony Haj

6425 South Abbott Road,
Orchard Park, New York 14127-4704

Phone ---- (716) 648-4920            
Fax ----- (716) 648-0543                                      
E-mail - LastingDreams@verizon.net


Look for us on Facebook under "Places",  or Google us for additional links.

We are Members of:   - Hamburg House and Garden Club / Eighth District Federated
                                                        Garden Clubs of New York State

                                      - Buffalo Area Daylily Society
                                      - Finger Lakes Daylily Society
                                      - Ontario Daylily Society
                                      - Canadian Hemerocallis Society
                                      - American Hemerocallis Society
                                      - Western New York Hosta Society
                                      - New York Farm Bureau
American Hemerocallis Society
     Links:  -
Daylily Database Online (A Source for Pictures and Descriptions of Daylilies)
                    - Daylily E-News (A Free On-Line Newsletter)
                    - Daylily Journal (A Sample Copy of the Current Issue Members Receive)
                    - Dictonary of Daylily Terms (A Complete Reference of Daylily Terms)
                    - Daylily Image Map (A Drawing of a Daylily with all the parts noted)
                    - Regional Information (A source to find Daylily Clubs where you live)
                    - AHS Region 4 Information (This is our Local Region)
                    - Membership Information (Special Trial Membership Offer Going On Now!)

Visit our Neighbors:   --- Smug Creek Gardens
                                    --- Gladsome Gardens
 
Other Links: ----------- National Garden Festival
                     ----------- Upstate Gardeners Journal
                     ----------- Buffalo-Niagara Gardening.com

Garden Walks:
                        ---------- The Buzz Around Hamburg
                                               

Read & See More About Us:
MetroWNY - by Connie Oswald Stofko - publisher of Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com
Garden Web - Pictures by Remy
Photobucket - Remy's Album of Lasting Dreams Daylilies
Facebook - Lasting Dreams Daylilies
Facebook Business - Lasting Dreams Daylilies
The Buffalo News - by Sally Cunningham, CNLP
The Hamburg Sun - by Connie Oswald Stofko - publisher of Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com

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Google Earth - search us by name - last image 10/5/2011

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