It’s A New Day!

Was so glad to greet the postman yesterday when as he stood on our doorstep with a box from New Day Gardens. New Day Gardens is an independent garden provider specializing in daylilies and irises. We were looking for a pink daylily and I tweeted Debra at New Day Gardens (@NewDayGardens) and asked for a suggestion. She replied “Pardon Me” daylily would be an excellent choice, so I placed an order.

As you can see, my order arrived in excellent condition. Some of the healthiest daylily plants I have ever seen.  Two large plants of “Pardon Me”.

As a bonus, Debra also sent “Schnickel Frite” daylily. This was a welcome surprise indeed.

As is my normal process, I soaked the lilies overnight in Haven Brand Soil Conditioner, around here we call it “MooPoo” Tea. This process re-hydrates the plant and readies it for planting.

“Pardon Me” Two beautiful plants

“Schnickel Frite” ended up being quite a bonus with 6 new starts…

Debra was kind enough to send along photos of “Pardon Me”. We love the color of this lily.

Awesome Bloom of “Schnickel Frite”

I planted the pink lilies in among the rose shrubs of “Queen Elizabeth” grandiflora.
The white lilies were planted in the front border among tall bearded iris and sunny knockout roses. Can’t wait to see them in bloom.

If you are looking for that perfect daylily or iris, tweet @NewDayGardens and ask her for suggestions or to inquire about a specific item. She is very knowledgeable and friendly. Orders are accepted year round for seasonal shipment of bare root plants. If your now a tweeter, you can email Debra at


About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at and on his popular website;, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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3 Responses to It’s A New Day!

  1. Masha says:

    It is always great fun to get new plants (even when they are not roses). I hope you enjoy them.


  2. Hedgerow Rose says:

    How fantastic! They’re going to make beautiful companions for your roses!


  3. I have quite a few daylilies in my yard, and one of my favorites is Pardon Me. I’m sure you will love it. The plant specimens from New Day that you show here look fantastic – I’m looking for some irises this year, so I’ll have to check out their collection at New Day – thanks!


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