Daylily and Miniature Hosta Sale August 7 – Bismarck

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Hello again North Dakota residents, and everyone else!  We dug and divided one last time this season and found many lovely daylilies for you to take home to your garden.  Below are photos from previous blooms of these beauties blooming in my garden.  They are hardy to zone 4 and most likely zone 3. Northern hybridizers from Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota have produced most of the daylilies I grow in my garden, so you can be assured they are sturdy and can take our heat, abundant rain, lack of rain and ND winters.

H. Bodega Bay

BODEGA BAY – 28″ – 5.5 ” BLOOM Fragrant Tet, Pink Pearl polychrome with pronounced ruffled edge. Gorgeous

ALL AMERICAN CHIEF. 32" Bloom 9" Red with yellow star throat. A star in the garden

All American Chief. Red with yellow star throat. A star in the garden

Bubbly - Double Apricot self.

Bubbly – Double Apricot self.

Cheese Weasel. 17" with 3" bloom. Mini. Adorable yellow with maroon brown eye, gold throat.

Cheese Weasel. 17″ with 3″ bloom. Mini. Adorable yellow with maroon brown eye, gold throat.

GETTING AIRBORNE. Crispate Cascade. 56 " 10.5 bloom. Purple self green throat

GETTING AIRBORNE. Crispate Cascade. 56 ” 10.5 bloom. Purple self green throat

 King of the Ages Emmerich. One large, mature plant in huge pot. $ 20.00

King of the Ages Emmerich. One large, mature plant in huge pot. $ 20.00

Malachite Prism. 36" bloom 4.5Striking lavender with purple eye zone above large green eye

Malachite Prism. 36″ bloom 4.5Striking lavender with purple eye zone above large green eye

My Yoke is Easy. Emmerich. Lavender with dark lavender eye and pale yellow edge above yellow to green throat. Excellent form. Fragrant 38" with 5.5 bloom.

My Yoke is Easy. Emmerich. Lavender with dark lavender eye and pale yellow edge above yellow to green throat. Excellent form. Fragrant 38″ with 5.5 bloom.

Storm Shelter - Karol Emmerich.

Storm Shelter – Karol Emmerich.

This is just a small sampling of what is available.  Do come over Sunday, August 7 anytime between 3 and 7 pm. Susan and Erik Holland

Daylily Delights – Sale on August 7 in Bismarck

 

Hello again North Dakota residents, and everyone else!  We dug and divided one last time this season and found many lovely daylilies for you to take home to your garden.  Below are photos from previous blooms of these beauties blooming in my garden.  They are hardy to zone 4 and most likely zone 3. Northern hybridizers from Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota have produced most of the daylilies I grow in my garden, so you can be assured they are sturdy and can take our heat, abundant rain, lack of rain and ND winters.

I will add more images and a full list of sale items as time permits.

Daylily and Hosta Sale August 7, Bismarck

Helen Shooter

H. Folsom Fair getting airbornewobegone galGoing Bananas

Cheese WeaselCountry Quilt, lovel sometimes double with dramatic deep pink edgeHeavenly Blast to The Past - Only 1 availableAll American Chief H. Bold One wee folkStorm Shelter - Karol EmmerichWobegone GalPENNY EARNEDPENNY'S WORTH

20" EM Re 3 7/8" Light purple with darker eye and veins with white midribs. DOR. Diploid. A LOON SONG GARDENS INTRODUCTION.

20″ EM Re 3 7/8″ Light purple with darker eye and veins with white midribs. DOR. Diploid. A LOON SONG GARDENS INTRODUCTION.

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Spring Sale of Hosta and Daylilies

Happy Summer everyone.  We have been busy here at Holland House digging and dividing daylilies and hosta so you can add fun plants to your garden.  The list is changing as we work on getting ready, but what you will see below is a good representation of what will be available. Keep watching this site as we add more and more.Our garden is also open for you to enjoy. The martagon lilies are just starting to bloom.

Saturday, June 18, 2016, Bismarck ND between Mandan St. and Washington St.

9 am – 4 pm or till sold out (which happens FAST!)

If it rains –

we will still be here, and may try and do it again next Saturday as well. Check here for updates.

Eenie Weenie

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My Yoke is Easy – tremendous pink with yellow edging by Karol Emmerich

Happy Returns

Karen’s Curls (see photo below)

Indian Giver

Strawberry Patch

Ivory Edges – red with white edge

Lahaini (not dug yet)

Lavender Baby Blues

Peas and Thank you – cute mini daylily

Helen Shooter

Ribbon Candy

Stella’s Ruffled Fingers

Sunshine and Lollipops

Tiki Touch

Wee Folk

Bodega Bay – gorgeous $ 125.00 Pickles daylily

Brown Witch – stunning yellow eye on brown

Prairie Home Companion – pink (not dug yet)

Elegant Candy – charming small pink with yellow edge

Crimson Banners – remarkable ‘spider’

Mystery Plants $5.00 – unlabeled

AND MANY MORE !

 

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H. HELEN SHOOTER
H. Bodega Bay in East BedH. BODEGA BAY BY L. PICKLES
Cottonwood Bed H. Elegant CandyH. ELEGANT CANDY

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H. GOING BANANAS

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H. Stellas Ruffled Fingers Crichton 1999 20110727-IMG_2310

STELLA’S RUFFLED FINGERS – BLOOMING NOW TILL FROST

H. 'Blueberry Tart'

H. ‘Blueberry Tart’

H. 'Lakeside Fruit Loops'

H. ‘Lakeside Fruit Loops’

Border Music

Hemerocallis “Border Music”. Hybridized by Salter, 1995. 26″ high, 6″ bloom. Tetraploid.

brown witch daylily

brown witch daylily

H. Indian Giver photo copyright Susan Holland

H. Indian Giver photo copyright Susan Holland

Karen's Curls

Karen’s Curls Photo copyright Susan H. Holland

My Yoke is Easy

My Yoke is Easy  Photo copyright Susan H. Holland

Garden wonders – add these to your garden!

May 30 was an awesome Saturday afternoon.  We sold 200 potted daylilies that will bloom this season in many gardens around Bismarck / Mandan.  Thank you buyers who shopped and then enjoyed our garden. We will be providing a percentage of he profits to our local daylily club – Central North Dakota Daylily Society.  We loved seeing you smile and relax.

There are some potted daylilies left for those many of you who have told us you were not able to make it to the sale. These are from our garden, very hardy and healthy, and extremely well rooted. Here is the list and images.  We will be around Saturday afternoon, June 6 after 1:00 pm.  Drop by and see the selection.

    • Brown Witch (1)
    • Caribbean Whipped Cream (1)
    • Dreamlight (2)
    • Eenie Weenie
    • Happy Returns
    • Karen’s Curls (2)
    • Little Boy Bob (4)
    • Peas and Thank you (5)
    • Ribbon Candy (1)
    • Roswitha (1)
    • Stella’s Ruffled Fingers
    • Sunshine and Lollipops
    • Tiki Touch (8)
    • Wee Folk
    • little boy bob

      little boy bob

      Karen's Curls

      Karen’s Curls

      Eenie Weenie

      Eenie Weenie

      eenie weenie small yellow daylily

      eenie weenie small yellow daylily

      Dreamlight

      84″ L Light yellow self. DOR. Diploid. Historic.

      brown witch daylily

      brown witch daylily

       Caribbean Whipped Cream

      Caribbean Whipped Cream

      Happy Returns

      Happy Returns

Cute as can be – miniature Hosta win the day

Miniature hosta are not well known in the gardening world, especially here in Bismarck, North Dakota. I have grown these adorable plants for over 10 years. They are dependable, easy to care for, and are perfect for fairy or small planter gardens. Saturday, May 30, from 3-7 pm I will have a FEW  of two different miniature hosta available for sale – Blue Mouse Ears, and Cracker Crumbs. Here are some details.The other images are to show what you can do with these lovely plants.

Blue Mouse Ears Miniature Hosta

Blue Mouse Ears Mini Hosta

Blue Mouse Ears Mini Hosta. soft blue-green color with hints of gold at base. The leaves curl gently, are rounded in shape, and the tiny blossoms in a soft lavender. The leaves are thicker than most, and prove difficult, though not impossible, for slugs to take a nibble. This plants is about 7 years old, and the leaves only reach 6″ high. This little gem tolerates full to partial shade and is very hardy to zone 3.

cracker crumbs mini hosta

cracker crumbs mini hosta

blue mouse ears mini hosta

blue mouse ears mini hosta

Cat and Mouse Mini Hosta (2)

Cat and Mouse Mini Hosta

yellow vase with mini hosta

yellow vase with mini hosta

mini hosta

mini hosta. I grow my miniature hosta surrounded by gravel.  I find it makes it difficult for slugs to traverse, and it makes spring clean up very easy.

mini hosta in white pot

mini hosta in white pot

hosta bed

hosta bed. Notice all the different colors of hosta. Here the spring addition of new gravel covers the hoses.

Hosta Bed

Hosta Bed

Hosta Bed with companion plants

Hosta Bed with companion plants. This is very early in the season, and I have not covered the soaker hoses with fresh pea gravel yet. Companion plants such as lilies, sambucus (a lovely soft gray elderberry), heuchera and potted plants help highlight the little hosta.

Hosta Bed

Hosta Bed

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Larger Hosta

Larger Hosta

Daylilies and miniature Hosta Available May 30, 3-7.

May 30th, 2015

May 30th, 2015

Here is the (almost) final list of daylilies that will be available for purchase this Saturday, May 30. Further details on size, special characteristics, and color will be posted before Saturday at 3.00. There are only a handful of each daylily, so do not delay! See earlier postings for images and further details.

  • A Green Desire
    Bold One
    Brookwood Red Royal
    Bridgetown Fireworks
    Brown Witch
    Caribbean Whipped Cream
    Dreamlight
    Eenie Weenie
    Emilies Red Leather
    Gloucester Calling
    Glowing Gypsy Jewel
    Happy Returns
    Ivory Edges
    Karen’s Curls
    Little Boy Bob
    Little Grapette
    Ode to Faith
    Painted Pink
    Pandora’s Box
    Peas and Thank you
    Penny Earned
    Penny’s Worth
    Phyllis Cantani
    Purple Rabbits
    Rainbow Candy
    Ribbon Candy
    Roswitha
    Stella’s ruffled fingers
    Sunshine and Lollipops
    Susan Berger
    Tiki Torch
    Two to Tango
    Wee Folk

Delightful Daylilies – These could be yours!

Border Music

Hemerocallis “Border Music”. Hybridized by Salter, 1995. 26″ high, 6″ bloom. Tetraploid.

 

Bordello QueenBridgeton Fireworks

Emily's Red Leather

Emily’s Red Leather

DreamLight

DreamLight

Dinner and a Movie

Dinner and a Movie

Heavenly Beginnings

Heavenly Beginnings

Karen Sue

Karen Sue

Karen's Curls

Karen’s Curls

Little Grapette - purple miniature

Little Grapette – purple miniature

Phyllis Cantini - 27" high with 3.5 spider bloom

Phyllis Cantini – 27″ high with 3.5 spider bloom

Peas and Thank You - as cute as its name

Peas and Thank You – as cute as its name

Painted Pink - lovely frilly pink

Painted Pink – lovely frilly pink

Ribbon Candy

Ribbon Candy

Rosewitha

Rosewitha

Tiki Torch

Tiki Torch

Plein Air Painting Days in Bismarck, North Dakota

Marian Hebard artwork marian oil flowers 1 strong colorsPlein Air painters – Alert!  Join the Bismarck Art & Galleries Association and spend two gorgeous garden days during the summer of 2013 at the Digging Dakota Garden of Storybook Cottage, Bismarck, North Dakota home of Susan and Erik Holland.  You can register at BAGA by visiting their website www.bismarck-art.org or calling 701-223-5986. Or, if you are in the area, stop by the BAGA offices at 422 E. Front Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota.

North Dakota spring garden

North Dakota spring garden

What is plein air, you ask.  Basically, it is painting outside.  Plain air. French for “open air”. Being in the real air, not in a studio, to capture “in the moment” the colorful beauty of nature around you.

A few Resources and References to explore

The Plein Air Painters of America – http://www.p-a-p-a.com/

A wonderful PBS show about the history of Plein Air Painting – The American Landscape. http://www.pbs.org/programs/plein-air/

http://www.askart.com/AskART/interest/Plein_Air_Painting_1.aspx?id=26&pg=style for more information on plein air painting from AskArt

Just search “plein air” and you will be delighted with all the results that arise.

These two days are dedicated to my mother, Marian Seymour Stevenson Hebard.  She was an excellent artist, and hosted Southern California artists many times in her extraordinary gardens in Tustin and Santa Ana, California.  What a wonderful inspiration she was, and continues to be,  to so many of us.

Marian-showing-paintings

Marian-showing-paintings

 

February Fantasies – It’s Crispy Out There!

February is a great time, here in frozen, crispy North Dakota and elsewhere, to let your imagination run free as you contemplate your garden.  Reviewing photos of last years delights will help you evaluate which plants need to be moved, where you need more orange, sighting a big gap that needs filling, and then investigating possibilities in the numerous catalogs that are arriving daily.

Storybook Cottage snuggled in snow

Storybook Cottage snuggled in snow

It is so frozen out right now, it is hard to remember the lush green of summer.  When I back the car out of the garage, the tires are flat on one side, making mefeel like Mrs. Flintstone driving the car with carved stone wheels as I kerplumb,roll, kerplump, roll, kerplumb, roll down the tundra road with what appears to be terminally altered tires. As my fog breath inside the car subsides, I snuggle deeper into the goose down coat that reaches my calf, glad of the insulated hood where my head snuggles. As a native Californian, I still can not imagine that the plants can make it through this icy grip of dakota winters. But, together, we do survive, and remarkably, we thrive.

Remember the delightful sweet scent of alyssum toasting in the sun

Remember the delightful sweet scent of alyssum toasting in the sun

In 2013 the plants I want more of are Golden Carpet Juniper, lilies, heuchera and ferns.  I can divide some of the ones I already have, but will certainly check out what is new. And, I want more HEUCHERA, also known as foam flowers.

Photo(s) below of Heuchera courtesy of Terra Nova® Nurseries, Inc.
www.terranovanurseries.com

I am so excited about the new, small Heuchera from Terra Nova Nurseries, and share some information about them below.

Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

Heuchera Apple Crisp

Heuchera Apple Crisp

Terra Nova Nursery is wholesale only, so you will not find these little lovelies that way.  Ask your favorite garden center to obtain them for you. This new “Crisp” Series features small scaled heuchera, hardy in zones 4-9.

Apple Crisp has lovely white flowers above a tight, mounded form, and because the Crisp series has a higher percentage of H. micrantha in its breeding, it is very hardy in the north. The edges of the leaves are wavy, creating a curled, tight edge.

Heuchera Apple Crisp in lower right with other Heuchera.

Heuchera Apple Crisp in lower right with other Heuchera.

Blackberry Crisp, below, changes from a deep burgundy spring color to deep purple then black as the season progresses. It features white flowers in the spring.

 

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My next post will be about more Heuchera – this time MINIATURES!

Theo Art School Garden Tour

Sunday, July 22 was the Theo Art School Garden Tour in Bismarck, ND, and the garden of Erik and Susan Holland was one of the open gardens within the historic Cathedral District.  The guests kept flowing into the garden in a steady stream from 11 am to 3 pm.  They were all so cheerful, appreciative and engaged in viewing all of the colorful daylily and lily blooms in the Holland garden.

It was so fun to welcome everyone, answer questions and visit.  We saw friends from all over North Dakota, and neighbors new to us. A great day was enjoyed by over 700  happy people, strolling through the historic district, and supporting the awesome Theo Art School.  Great event, and we were please to be a part of it.  Here are some images of what visitors saw, followed by some images of earlier blooming flowers visitors did NOT see this year.