NEW! Daylily Rust Article
What a blessing it is for me to be able to share with you, our loyal customers, the latest releases from Jack Carpenter. These will probably be the final releases from the Lily Farm that were hybridized by Jack. His work is beyond measure in my eyes, and it is a daunting task to try and further his incredible advances in the daylily.
With each passing year, we have found this to be an enormously challenging business, and to that point I owe a huge debt of gratitude to you, our customers. Your support allows us to continue our work in hopes of discovering new realms of beauty in this flower we are so devoted to. And so with that, I want to say a special thank you to following: God above, who leads us on paths unknown but followed through our faith; Jill, my loving wife and cheerleader; my amazingly talented and beautiful daughters Kelsey and Lindsey, of whom both we are so proud; Patsy and Lonnie Carpenter (mom and dad) and Larry and Donna Hale for all their help and support each Memorial Day weekend (so thrilled to be able to name a daylily for Donna, who is such a caring person); the CENLA Daylily Society, who have been incredible supporters of our business (and so privileged to name a daylily honoring their club); all of the daylily clubs and regions who have allowed us their business as well as speaking engagements; Sue Still, a special angel who has been here from the beginning watching over me; and Jose Morales, my left AND right arm at the farm, who without we would not exist. And of course, thank you to all of YOU, my catalogue, website, Facebook friends and visitors who come to our farm.
The daylily world is a special place that we live in. It makes connections that forge lifetime friendships through the love and incredible beauty of nature itself. Indeed, as Luke 12:27 proclaims… “Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these”.
We truly look forward to seeing you all this year at the farm. I want to personally welcome you this spring to what truly is “Heaven On Earth”~!
Mark and Jill Carpenter