Daylily show will be May 4

Published 5:43 am Monday, April 22, 2013

Special to The Post-Searchlight
“I don’t have a green thumb. I kill every plant I’ve ever had.”
This is a common statement made by many people when asked if they would like to join a daylily society and grow them to compete in shows. Surprisingly, anyone can grow daylilies.
The daylily is sometimes referred to as the perfect perennial, because it is available in a rainbow of colors and a variety of shapes and sizes. It can survive with very little care in many types of landscapes. The daylily is drought tolerant, with very few pest and disease problems in most gardens. Daylilies can adapt to various soil and light conditions. However, the favorite trait of a daylily for many growers is that it is known to bloom from late spring until autumn.
The Southwest Georgia Daylily Society will be hosting a daylily show and plant sale in Bainbridge, on Saturday, May 4. This show is open to daylily growers from around the country and will feature daylilies at their peak appearance. Local members will host the show judged by American Hemerocallis Society Exhibition judges. Entries may start arriving at 8 a.m., and after judging is complete at noon, the public is welcome to view the rainbow of colorful daylilies in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church on Shotwell Street. It is free to the public and will last until 2:30 p.m.
The Southwest Georgia Daylily society recently sold daylilies at Market Days on the Square and will offer daylilies for sale at the local show. The plant sale will be held at Bella’s Boutique on the corner near the First Baptist Church at 9 a.m., May 4, until they are all sold.
They are donated by members whose gardens have lilies that are healthy, disease-free, and have nice clean fans. If you have ever thought of growing daylilies or are just curious about them, come to the Southwest Georgia Daylily Society Show and Plant Sale. Once you see them, you will be hooked.

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