Flower Branch Gardens Daylily Farm

Showcasing God' s magnificent beauty through daylilies.

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Now closed for the 2019 season

Posted on June 20, 2019 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Just wanted to remind you that Flower Branch Gardens Daylily Farm is now closed to visitors for the 2019 season.  We are still shipping til the end of June.

 

For now, hunker down for the hot summer. Remember that here in Texas, your daylilies will have a much better rebloom session if they receive a good weekly watering during the extremely hot months of July and August. Water will be the best fertilizer that you can give them this summer.  We'll feed in the fall, but that's another email for later on down the road. 

 

Thank you again for your friendship, business and support. I so enjoyed visiting with you this year. Daylily people are the BEST! 

 

See you next year, the Good Lord willin' and the creek don't rise!

2019 Visiting Hours

Posted on April 22, 2019 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The 2019 seasonal visiting hours have been set!  May 9th through June 22, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9-2, weather permitting.  If you are planning a drive out to the farm but the weather seems iffy, please call and check.  409-658-3052.  I would hate for anyone to drive out and then find the gate closed with the sign up that says, "Sorry, closed due to weather."  Especially after heavy rains... sometimes I have to keep the farm closed, even on a pretty day, following a heavy rain due to washouts and too-mushy conditions.  Our daylilies are planted in the ground, out in the open, not in pots in sheltered greenhouses, and sometimes the elements win.  Thank you in advance for understanding.  


Groups of 5 or more:  garden clubs, daylily clubs, church groups, etc.  Please feel free to call and make an appointment for a private day at the farm for your group.  We love our customers and want to accommodate all of you the best way we can.  


All that being said, the daylilies are looking gorgeous, all glory to God for His beautiful creations.  We look forward to seeing you this year!



Social Media

Posted on March 2, 2019 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (1)

I have decided to drop my Facebook presence for the Farm.  It was actually too time-consuming on my end of it for very little return.  Just one more thing to keep up with....   You can certainly continue to reach me by phone, at 409-658-3052, or by texting or sending email, to [email protected]  


Meanwhile, we're gearing up for spring!  The constant rainfall is discouraging, and I'm soooo tired of splashing through mud and puddles, but I know that it's all for the best.  Our good Lord knows what He's doing.  


Keep checking back in for the 2019 opening date!

Candy Time Already??

Posted on February 2, 2019 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello, Daylily Friends!!


Can you believe that it's already time to fertilize your daylilies? You know that there's two times a year to fertilize; at what I call "candy times." Those two dates are Valentine's Day and Halloween. And Valentine's Day is just around the corner!


I like to use a mild, balanced 8-8-8 fertilizer. It is granular in form, and all you need to do is sprinkle a little bit at the base of each daylily plant. No need to water it in; the rain and the dew will dissolve it accordingly. Another balanced fertilizer is 10-10-10, but no higher. Other folks like to use formulas like Miracle Gro, and that's fine too.


Usually at this time of year, even the evergreen types of daylilies are looking sparse and mushy, much like a head of lettuce that got too cold in the back of the fridge. No worries; the daylilies will spring back to life in no time. I just love these plants; they are so easy to deal with.


Looking forward to a wonderful daylily season this year! I will be watching the calendar to let you know the exact opening date, whether I'll be opening the 1st or 2nd weekend of May. It just depends on the flowers, of course. Can't wait! To God be the glory!!

Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 10, 2018 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

At this time of year as we remember the advent of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, invite someone to church.  Even if their house is ablaze with Christmas lights of all kinds, they may not have a church home.  Remember the reason for the season, y'all.

Merry Christmas to all.

Christians, awake!

Posted on November 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Venezuela used to be a thriving, prosperous country. Then Hugo Chavez came in and steered it down the devil's path to socialism. Now look. The current president Maduro has just released the Fatherland Card program. You MUST have this card in order to receive any subsidies: groceries, health care and medicine, pensions, etc. The Fatherland Card.


Matthew 23:9 says "Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven."


Remember these verses from Revelation? Rev 13:16-17 says "He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except the one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."


Christians, awake!! Biblical prophecy is happening before our very eyes.


Matthew 16:1-3 says "Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven. He answered and said to them, '" When it is evening you say, 'it will be fair weather, for the sky is red'; and in the morning, 'It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.'"


Christians, awake! Watch and pray, for as it says in 2 Corinthians 6:1 "...Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation."


Be ready, fellow Christians! For you who are unsure, I urge all of you to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. It is easy to be saved; all you have to do is (as it says in Romans 10:9) "...confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Verse 13 says "For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved."


Christians, awake!! Pray, y'all; for dire times are at hand.


"Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen." Eph 3:20-21

Fall notes

Posted on September 28, 2018 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello Daylily Friends!

I want to share a few thoughts with you as we head in to October in just a couple of days....   


1) Shipping has resumed for the fall, now through December 15th.  After that date, shipping stops until the following March.  See the Shipping/Ordering tab for more info.


2)  Like I have sometimes done in the past, I had hoped to have an open weekend in October for sales.  However, the constant rain that we've had has left the daylily fields way too mushy for heavy foot traffic.  Oh well, that's the way the cookie crumbles sometimes.


3)  Candy Time is quickly approaching!  "Candy Time" is the term I use that means it's time to fertilize the daylilies.  Do this twice a year:  at Valentine's Day and at Halloween.   I like to use a mild, balanced 8-8-8 fertilizer. It is granular in form, and all you need to do is sprinkle a little bit at the base of each daylily plant. No need to water it in; the rain and the dew will dissolve it accordingly. Another balanced fertilizer is 10-10-10, but no higher. Other folks like to use formulas like Miracle Gro, and that's fine too.  Fertilizing in the fall is for the nourishment of the plant's roots, and fertilizing in the spring assures beautiful blooms.  


Take care, everyone!  Enjoy the cooler temperatures!

Going, going, (almost) gone

Posted on June 5, 2018 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Daylily Friends,

Due to the extreme heat of May, the daylilies are playing out faster than normal. Hurry in this week to make your final selections, as we will be closing for the 2018 season this Saturday, June 9. We were scheduled to stay open through the month of June, but nature has had other plans! 

Thank you all for your business, support, prayers and friendship. You made 2018 an exceptional daylily season! 

Happy gardening, and see you this (last chance) weekend! 

Tracey Stewart


Mid and Mid-late bloom time

Posted on May 24, 2018 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

We're now in the throes of Mid and Mid-Late bloom time!  The early bloomers are resting and will rebloom in a few weeks.  It's been said that the best fertilizer for daylilies is water, and if you can water them during the dry spells, you should have a decent rebloom cycle in your garden.  

About a month ago, I received many calls from a lot of folks concerned with Leaf-Streak fungal disease.  Here's a good link to information about it:  https://www.daylilies.org/ahs_dictionary/leaf_streak.html. ; It must have been fairly prevalent this year, and I had to deal with it too.  However, good news!  Due to the heat, the fungus has dried up, those ugly leaves have been shed, and the daylily plants looks terrific again.  For good measure, I remove those affected leaves and burn them.

It's getting hot out there, y'all....  Stay cool and water your daylilies!

Candy Times

Posted on February 4, 2018 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello, Daylily Friends!!

Can you believe that it's already time to fertilize your daylilies? You know that there's two times a year to fertilize; at what I call "candy times." Those two dates are Valentine's Day and Halloween. And Valentine's Day is just around the corner!

I like to use a mild, balanced 8-8-8 fertilizer. It is granular in form, and all you need to do is sprinkle a little bit at the base of each daylily plant. No need to water it in; the rain and the dew will dissolve it accordingly. Another balanced fertilizer is 10-10-10, but no higher. Other folks like to use formulas like Miracle Gro, and that's fine too.

Due to the cold, cold winter we've had, even the evergreen types of daylilies are looking sparse and mushy, much like a head of lettuce that got too cold in the back of the fridge. No worries; the daylilies will spring back to life in no time. I just love these plants; they are so easy to deal with.

Looking forward to a wonderful daylily season this year! I will be watching the calendar to let you know the exact opening date, whether I'll be opening the 1st or 2nd weekend of May. It just depends on the flowers, of course.  Can't wait!  To God be the glory!!


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