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.
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.”