Billinda Daylily Garden

A few weeks ago I visited the Billinda Daylily Garden in Charlotte during their annual open house. A daughter’s wedding, a daughter’s birthday, our anniversary, and a granddaughter’s visit have distracted me since then, so I am a bit tardy in presenting this report. I have been visiting Bill and Linda Gluck’s garden during their open house weekend for almost ten years and continue to be overwhelmed with the quality of the garden and the number of beautiful daylilies. Their personal hospitality is a delight to this visitor.

The Billinda Daylily Garden is an official American Hemerocallis Society display garden.  Bill and Linda are members and past presidents of the Piedmont Daylily Club in AHS Region 15.  The garden contains a collection of all the Stout Medal award winners, all the Ida Munson award winning doubles, and a complete collection of the Stamile Candies. I have included some of my personal favorites here:

Bill told me that the garden contains over 650 daylily cultivars, including many that he and Linda have hybridized themselves.

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I would encourage visitors to the Charlotte area in June to visit their garden. See their website at Billinda Daylily Garden to make arrangements for a visit and for directions. For daylily lovers, it is a “must see.”

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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9 Responses to Billinda Daylily Garden

  1. It’s amazing what breeders are doing with daylilies these days!


  2. johnvic8 says:

    Yes, the Glucks have a large bed for new daylilies in trial.


  3. b12alley says:

    Wow! What a small world.
    I worked with Bill at Duke Power over 30 years ago.
    I plan to visit there now that you have pointed me in their direction.
    I have been playing with my settings on wordpress.
    I thought I lost you in cyberspace!
    I’m as tech-savvy as a brood hen.
    So glad to find you again.


  4. pbmgarden says:

    Looks very tempting. I visited a day lily farm in Fayetteville once and it was almost overwhelming. You’ve had a busy summer, full of nice moments it seems.


  5. You’ve had lots to celebrate lately. It’s good you had time to visit this garden – 650 varieties, wow!


  6. Linda Gluck says:

    John, I don’t know how I missed this in 2015. Thanks for your kind words.


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