Breeland Garden - Viki and Larry Breeland
Today, I am a daylily gardener. The journey to becoming a daylily gardener was a long one.
I purchased my house in December 1988. I started gardening in 1991 – I tried roses and quickly gave that up. Looking at different landscapes, I really became a fan of the curved planting beds – I felt it would make the job of mowing the lawn much easier – I was right!
Larry built the garden shed and he often says he should have built it twice as large – but then it might not have the personality that we enjoy.
Larry is the builder of all the hardscapes, not the least of which are the paver pathways throughout the back yard.
In 2014 I completed the UGA Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program. By serving as the vendor chair for the North Fulton Master Gardeners, I met Jack Rigsby with the Daylily Society of Greater Atlanta (DSGA). I began purchasing a few daylilies from the club at Garden Faire every year. I visited Bell’s Daylily Gardens a couple times with my South Georgia relatives and of course I bought a few plants each time.
I joined DSGA in September 2020. Once things opened up for in-person meetings, I attended my first meeting – I was delighted to meet new friends and fell in love with the place where we meet. Since becoming a member of DSGA, our garden has really changed. Grass has been taken out, more planting beds have been established, and the soil amended. Currently, we have approximately 350 cultivars. It remains to be seen if more grass will be taken out.
DAYLILIES: THE ADDICTION IS REAL