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Feb 22, 2021 1:00 PM CST
Name: Janie
North Texas (Zone 8b)
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Hello: I stumbled upon your website yesterday and saw reference to the daylily "Vestal Shipman" when I was searching for information about his daylily farm in Tennessee. I had no idea there was a daylily named for him.

Vestal Shipman was my husband's uncle, and in the earlier 2000's my husband drove to Tennessee to Uncle Vestal's daylily farm to buy some of his daylilies for our home here in Texas.

I would like to know if any of you know anything about the heritage of this daylily, or about Uncle Vestal's farm, or if there is a way for me to buy some daylily "Vestal Shipman" plants for our family.

I would love to hear back from you! Thank you so much!

Janie

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Feb 23, 2021 12:42 AM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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You can contact the hybridizer, Bob Selman on his website Blue Ridge Daylilies It's an older daylily and he doesn't have it listed anymore but he may still have some available.
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Feb 23, 2021 1:34 AM CST
Name: Janie
North Texas (Zone 8b)
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Thank you so much for your reply! I will reach out to Mr. Selman tomorrow.
“ There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein
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Dec 25, 2021 10:17 AM CST
Name: Janie
North Texas (Zone 8b)
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Calif_Sue, I apologize—this reply is long overdue! I contacted Bob Selman and he did still have a few Daylily "Vestal Shipman" plants available. He shipped two sets of fans to me, one I planted here and one I gifted to my brother-in-law. Even planted so late in the spring, mine bloomed and the flowers were beautiful! I can't wait to see it bloom again next spring. Thank you so much for your help in locating this Daylily!
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Dec 25, 2021 11:36 AM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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So glad to hear you found it! Thumbs up
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Dec 25, 2021 1:37 PM CST
Name: Tim
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That's fantastic, Janie! Thanks for following up. It's great to hear some good news, and a "can you help me find" story with a happy ending. So many don't work out because you simply can't find them any more.

Great job, Suzanne Thumbs up
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Dec 26, 2021 6:44 AM CST
Name: Nan
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Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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