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

                   WE  ARE  AT  PEAK  BLOOM !!!                                           

                 Check out our new Special Events Page !!!


                           Summer is far from over...it's still Peak Bloom !!!

     As we approach August, two things seem to overshadow the fact that Summer is in full swing, the incessant 'Back to School' advertizing, and the presence of Halloween Candy in the stores.  Fight Back, and don't let the retail circus steal the precious Summer Season that is our reward and right for the winters we endure, especially this last one. 
     So how do you fight back...come and visit us and immerse your self in an array of spectacular color and bloom while surrounded by rows and garden beds of over 1400 different Daylily Cultivars.  Choose a venue, perhaps in the shaded pergola where you can sit alone or with a companion watching the explosion of color and design dance before your eyes.  Walk our gracefully sloped groomed walkways and enjoy our garden gallery of artistry as we present the work of over 200 Hybridizers, spanning 73 Years.
     Enjoy the ambiance we have to offer for as long as you wish, anytime we're open; and if you decide that you want to acquire some of this living art for your own garden, we will fresh dig your selection, or choose from our assortment of pre-potted varieties also for sale.
     We are still in the midst of Peak Bloom Season, where you can experience the largest display of bloom for the season, but the late bloomers are not far behind, and we are already experiencing re-bloom from some early varieties.  Once those "special" daylilies catch your eye, we are available to assist you in selecting those cultivars which will enhance your home garden, at a price which fits your budget, and has been tested by us for our region.  And if you come across a daylily not in bloom, we have images available for everything we grow, and together with our detailed catalog we can help you select the right daylily, for the right spot in your garden.  The only dilemma you face when you visit during Peak Bloom Season, is which ones do I pick, and can I bring them ALL home !!!
     And for those who just relish the opportunity of the Garden Walks and Open Gardens available in our area, yet bemoan the point that "I wish our yard looked like that", well it can !!!  Shop where some of the premier gardeners go for their daylily selections, to enhance their gardens for display to hundreds of visitors.  We offer the largest selection of daylilies within 50 miles, and as a perennial daylilies offer you a low maintenance plant which will only increase in size and beauty for years to come.
     That award winning display garden can be yours, with your first stop to see the fantastic selections available at Lasting Dreams Daylilies.
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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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            SUBSCRIBE  TO  DAYLILY  E-NEWS - IT'S  FREE
                                 Click Here ---The AHS Daylily E-News
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                                  NEW   POSTINGS  OFTEN  !!!                               
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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 July 28th through August 3rd:

     - Monday through Friday - 10 AM to 6 PM

     - Saturday - 9 AM to 1 PM

     - Sunday - 10 AM to 6 PM

     - Or by appointment.

Our Hours for August 4th through August 9th:

     - Monday through Saturday - 10 AM to 6 PM

 *** 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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