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Lilies for days: Gardeners take ‘road trip’ in Dalton


Dalton Garden Club members visited the home of Gordy and Joan Niedenthal.

Club secretary

DALTON  Garden Club members enjoyed a “road trip” in their own village this month and were introduced to some daylilies — all with interesting names.

Since the March 10 luncheon at the Hartville Kitchen celebrating the 79th anniversary, the first regular meeting of the Dalton Garden Club was on July 14. The May cemetery cleanup was canceled because of rain and cold weather.

Some of the members were available to do some outdoor planting in early June for 3-D Meats. It was good to get together even though each had a corner in which to plant.

The club has canceled participation in the Aug. 13-15 Highway-Byway Garage Sales due to the uncertainty of the current health crisis. Plans are to return again in 2021.

A special program for July’s club meeting included a visit at the home Gordy and Joan Niedenthal. Gordy is an avid hybridizer of daylilies with at least a 1,000 daylilies planted on his 2-acre plot. He even has extended his field of lilies onto his neighbor’s back acreage. All the lilies are named, and Gordy can tell you each name such as “No Boys Allowed,” “Mean Green,” “Enduring Freedom,” “Outrageous,” and “Bubba on Tour.” There are several daylily organizations, and Gordy is a member, which allows different growers to exchange or sell lilies to one another.

Read the complete story in the July 29, 2020 edition.

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