Kathy's Daylilies - Kathy and Bruce Fowler
Bruce and Kathy Fowlers Garden is situated on 5+acres in Colquitt County. Their journey together in Daylilies began 11 years ago and continues to grow into a garden of love. The garden has been formed from cotton fields, cleared tree lines, and fields of weeds. They grow about 1000+ registered cultivars and over 500 culled seedlings jointly. The original entrance to the garden is now a private drive lined with many shapes and sizes of raised beds. There is a newly developing greeting area that will be completed in time for the Regional. The new garden entrance is also under construction, with a newly placed gate constructed with their logo in the center. All should be completed and will welcome the buses for the tour and lunch.
The garden consists of hydrangeas, angel trumpets, butterfly bushes, a variety of ferns, knockout roses, amaryllis, coneflowers, iris, shrubs of different shades, a few Japanese maples, different varieties of crepe myrtles, and many other companion plants. Visitors will find many special surprises throughout the garden such windchimes that draw you in, spinners throughout, garden art, statues that are placed to represent Kathy’s daughters and the things they enjoy such as reading and kitties. Many sitting areas are scattered around to rest and enjoy the butterflies, bluebirds, and their bees. Take the time to close your eyes and a second to listen to the sounds of nature and the trickle of the little water feature. It soothes any savaged soul. You will find many colorful pots that both Bruce and Kathy have selected to brighten the garden and catch your eye.
There is a totally separate hybridizing area towards the back of the garden. This is strictly for plants that are brought in to create newly formed flowers. This is an area they bring young people into to teach the art of hybridizing. Recently Kathy had the opportunity to teach her daughter Kaitlyn the ropes of the business and the love of hybridizing. Bruce also had a niece, Grayson, in for a summer to teach the love of hybridizing. Grayson has one flower that they hope to introduce soon. Another who has come in to try their hands at this is Cody Beasley, one of the younger and newest members of the Valdosta Club. Both Kathy and Bruce love sharing their love for the daylily and their knowledge and welcome any young person that would love to learn.
They both look forward to welcoming you all during the 2022 Spring Regional to their little oasis.