Brennan and I took an afternoon off from renovating the nursery. My daylily obsession led us to Island Daylily Farm in Shawnigan Lake. I became inspired by Julia Brooke's post on Used Vic reminding daylily lovers that it was peak bloom period at the farm.
White TemptationThe drive out to the farm was lovely, and was a quick 30 minutes from Victoria. We found it easily as several phone poles leading to the farm had teasing messages to guide us along. The driveway is a little steep, but easy enough for even my little car. Brennan was calling for his bumper sticker before I noticed the "I survived the Island Daylilies driveway" bumper sticker on Julia's car. She had a sticker ready for us, and it is now on my car.
I came across the Island Daylily web site last year, and have a long list of must haves from their catalogue. I have been busy planting daylily seeds, and fans purchased from the lily auction, but purposely have held off buying those available locally. Island Daylily Farms collection includes many varieties with the parentage of some of my daylily purchases, so I was keen to see the plants in bloom.
If you are a fan of Daylilies I reccomend a trip out to Island Daylily Farms. It's an easy drive and you can also take in lunch, the Glassblowing studio, Silver Sage nurseries, or one of the wine tours the area boasts.
Island Daylily Farms 1291 E. Shawnigan Lake Rd, http://www.islanddaylily.ca/