The Lily Farm: A Timeline


1971 - Jack Carpenter registers his first two daylilies, 'Pink Pasha' and 'Symmetrical Beauty'.

1981 - The land for the farm is purchased by Jack Carpenter; registers six daylilies

1985 - The first of three water wells is drilled; the planting of daylilies begins on the first half-acre area

1987 - The barn is built

1987 - The irrigation system begins

1989 - The greenhouse is built

1990 - The second water well is drilled

1992 - The layout of the approximate four acres of irrigated growing area is completed

1995-1998 - The shade houses are added

1997 - An electric fence is built around about six acres which includes a four-acre daylily growing area

2004 - The third water well is drilled

2007 - 'Lavender Blue Baby" (1996) wins Stout Silver Medal

2008 - Jack Carpenter wins Bertrand Farr Silver Medal for excellence in hybridizing

2010 - The farm was sold to Jack Carpenter's nephew, Mark Carpenter

2012 - 563 daylilies registered through 2012; 8 Awards of Merit; 74 Honorable Mentions; 6 Special Awards (all by Jack Carpenter)



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