Lilies forum: A trip to S-W Gardens

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MAINIAC
Nov 24, 2011 6:21 PM CST
Last summer it was my priviledge to attend the NALS Convention in Hamilton Ontario. One of our tours was to the garden of Sandra-Pat Willis, better known as S-W Gardens. Acres and acres of lilies and daylilies! Quite memorable.
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Stay tuned for my next installment!
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jmorth
Nov 24, 2011 7:28 PM CST
nice
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magnolialover
Nov 24, 2011 10:47 PM CST

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Sounds like a great trip. Looking forward to the next installment.
Tracey
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ge1836
Nov 25, 2011 5:07 AM CST
Just lovely.

MAINIAC
Nov 25, 2011 3:43 PM CST
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MAINIAC
Nov 25, 2011 3:51 PM CST
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Moby
Nov 25, 2011 5:12 PM CST
Thanks for the treat. Smiling
Where are we going, and why am I in this hand-basket?

MAINIAC
Nov 25, 2011 5:24 PM CST
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MAINIAC
Nov 25, 2011 5:32 PM CST

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jmorth
Nov 25, 2011 6:15 PM CST
Still very nice. I particularly liked the pyramidal distinction in the (I assume) 'henryii' lily captured in photo couple entries up.
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MAINIAC
Nov 25, 2011 7:29 PM CST
It was quite overwhelming... Acres and acres of lilies. If it hadn't have been 100+ degrees that day, I would have taken more pictures
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PollyK
Nov 25, 2011 8:58 PM CST
Thank you for the tour. What a wonderful place!
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jmorth
Nov 25, 2011 11:12 PM CST
yes, thanks
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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Nov 25, 2011 11:24 PM CST

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What a wonderful visit this must have been! Well, except for the 100+ temps Thumbs down . This farm must be much bigger than the ones around here (Lily Garden, Mak).

I would like to order from them one of these days; have visited their website many times.

Thanks for posting the photos, Ramona. A very enjoyable tour, indeed!
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Ispahan
Nov 28, 2011 9:36 AM CST
Ramona, these photos are absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing them. I can only imagine how wonderful it would be to see fields of lilies in person, in spite of the horrid temperatures you had to deal with.

All of your photos are beautiful, but I especially love the shot of Lilium henry and the many down-facing Asiatics. Thumbs up
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gwhizz
Nov 30, 2011 10:09 PM CST
I agree
lily freaks are not geeks!

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