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Welcome to Our 2014 Website!

Peggy and Jim

Dear Friends,

WELCOME to our 2014 catalogue. THANK YOU for your continued support and confidence in our plants!

We are a family owned and operated garden doing all the work ourselves, and we strive to send you a large healthy plant. Our plants are grown in the garden in good organic clay soil which has been amended for over 30 years. We grow many newer introductions which are too new to list. So if you are looking for a particular cultivar check with us, we just may have it. Descriptions in our catalogue are brief, using only the information in the AHS checklist - to save space!

Jim and Peg's Guide to Growing Great Daylilies We send our catalogue free of charge to all previous customers within the past 3 years. Anyone wishing to receive a copy must send $3.00 to help cover the cost of publishing and mailing which is fully refunded on your first order. We have added additional images this year with the approval of the hybridizer.

SPECIAL HALF PRICE SALE
FOR CATALOGUE & WEB SITE CUSTOMERS

This sale applies ONLY to plants listed on the sale page. Our regular prices are already reduced and we have drastically reduced them further, a great opportunity for you to add to your collection at absolutely give-away prices!!   Minimum Order $50.

SMALL AND MINIATURE SALE

Special cultivars we have collected and kept over the years.
Bargain priced at $5 each or 5 for $20 — minimum order $20.

Both sales end on June 1, 2014   NO BONUS ON SALE PLANTS.

14th ANNUAL GARDEN SALE - only for sales from the garden

  • We will have our annual garden only sale on Friday June 13 and Saturday June 14 - ONLY TWO DAYS
  • Most plants will be reduced as much as 50% off catalogue price, many are now clumps.
  • We dig on the spot for you to take with you or you may leave us your order with payment and pick up the plants at a later scheduled time or we can ship your plants to you.
  • All sale plants must be picked up by July 5th so that we can begin reworking our beds.

PAYMENT

We accept payment by check or money order made out to Singing Oakes Garden. We also accept payments by PayPal.

GUARANTEE

Our garden is state inspected annually; plants are healthy and correctly labeled. Jim or I personally dig all plants; we both love gardening and enjoy working with our plants so we have no outside help. Double fan divisions or better will be sent unless they are listed as singles in catalogue. If dissatisfied with plants please do not plant. Return them to us immediately with the original label for a refund. We cannot be responsible for your growing conditions.

SUBSTITUTES

Some varieties are in short supply, particularly the newer introductions, so please order early. A list of substitutes would be helpful; however, we DO NOT substitute unless you allow us to do so. Substitutes will be of greater value within reason.

BONUS

We do give very generous extras on all orders; (at least 25% of plant order - excluding shipping) so do send us a long list of suggestions to avoid duplicating something you already grow. No bonus on sale plants.

SHIPPING

We ship by USPS PRIORITY MAIL the same day we dig. Shipping is from April 1 (weather permitting) until October 15th. Please specify a preferred shipping date or we will ship as soon as possible after receipt of your order.

Shipping Rates:

East of the Mississippi River - $6.00 plus $1.00 per plant
West of the Mississippi River - $10.00 plus $1.00 per plant

GIFT CERTIFICATES

GIFT CERTIFICATES are available and make wonderful gifts for your gardening friends and family. A gift of daylilies keeps on bringing joy for many years.

CLUB ORDERS

CLUB ORDERS are welcome. Contact us by email or telephone for all the details. We give good discounts to clubs.

VISITING

We will be open during daylily bloom - May 15th through July 12th, 2013 - Wednesday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm. We are closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday except by appointment.

Peak bloom is usually mid June with good bloom from mid May through July. We invite you to visit our garden. We grow over 2000 different daylily cultivars as well aw many other companion perennials, shrubs and trees. There is always something exciting in bloom.

Please call before scheduling a visit to insure that we will be here as we do go to conventions and we would be disappointed if we missed you.

DIRECTIONS

From Columbia, SC...
Take I-77 North to Blythewood Road (Exit #27). Turn right onto Blythewood Road. Go to the second traffic light. Turn left at the light then right at next traffic light, which is Langford Road. Go 4 1/2 miles on Langford Road to Abell Road on left. Our garden is the first on the left. The distance from I-77 to our garden is 5 miles.

From Charlotte, NC...
Take I-77 South to Blythewood Road (Exit #27). Turn left on Blythewood Road, go to the third traffic light, and follow directions above. We are about 90 miles south of Charlotte.

From I-20 east of Columbia...
Take Clemson Road exit go 6 miles to Hardscrabble Road, turn right and go 5 miles to Langford Road, turn right and go ¼ mile to Abell Road on left.

OVER THE GARDEN GATE.....

As I sit down to write this on January 2nd, the skies are dark and the weather is dreary after an all night light rain. Yet there is so much beauty in the winter landscape! The bare tree branches are silhouettes against the dark sky punctuated here and there by the dark forms of the eastern red cedars and the native hollies. The prunus mumes are almost in full bloom as is the wintersweet, both will be damaged by the next freezing temperatures but will return to bloom again. Helleborus niger and a few of the Helleborus hybridus are in full bloom with many more to follow. Helleborus foetidus is just waiting to burst out with their green bell like flowers. The woodland garden will soon be ablaze with color when the blue woodland phlox and the yellow celandine poppy start to bloom among the rhodeas, ferns, aspidistras, epimediums, etc. We do so strive to have something in bloom or display interesting foliage or bark in all seasons. We are so blessed to live in a part of the country where we can enjoy all four seasons and garden almost year round with so many interesting plants.

We have added a number of miniature tall bearded iris , the newly developed iris pseudatas which bloom with the Japanese iris, and more Siberian iris. They bloom and add a lot of interest before and during the early daylily bloom season.

For a number of years I tried to grow the hydrangea macrophylla cultivars with no success. We are in heavy red clay and I had attributed this to my failure even though the soil had been amended. When one of our daylily beds became too shady to grow daylilies, I planted several of these cultivars there where they get water and the soil had been cultivated for daylilies, and finally success! They have been so beautiful and I have added several more... being the obsessive plant collector that I am! We grow a number of the paniculata types that take full or part sun and bloom with the daylilies.

Thinking back on the daylily season, we had the most beautiful blooms ever with such vibrant colors. The rebloom was phenomenal with scapes still emerging even into November. It was a very productive year and we made so many seeds, I don't know how we are going to get them all planted. We are speculating that this could be due to such a mild winter in our area. The mild winter also contributed to a bumper crop of bugs and weeds! We are hoping that this winter will be colder and wetter.

We are still trying to downsize and devote more time to our hybridizing and more space to our seedlings. I am still working with diploids as well as tetraploids but find it hard to really focus in on a particular trait. I made a lot of crosses in the diploids using the patterns and wide green throats, we will see what that produces. Jim is still working with tetraploid unusual forms and extra large informal flowers but has branched out into tetraploid doubles and his seedlings are showing great promise. Look for some real beauties from him in the near future.

We look forward to another really great season in 2013 in our garden and wishing you a great season in your garden also.

Want to know more about daylilies?

We invite you to join our local daylily club, Mid-Carolina Daylily Society. We have interesting and informative meetings on the third Sunday of each month at Clemson Sandhills lakehouse at 2 pm except June, July and August. Our meetings are always open to the public. Call us at 803-786-1351 or email us at singingoakesgd@bellsouth.net for more details or visit www.ahsregion15.org/Clubs/MidCarolina.

We also encourage you to join the American Hemerocallis Society for a very rewarding adventure with daylilies and daylily folks. For just $25 per year per person you will receive 4 issues of The Daylily Journal, a first class publication in color featuring articles on people, gardens, culture and daylilies, and newsletters from your region. Region 15 (NC & SC) publishes a fabulous newsletter The Hem-alina, 3 issues per year, with the same features, learn more at www.ahsregion15.org and www.daylilies.org.

Mail dues to:
Pat Mercer, Executive Secretary
P O Box 10
Dexter, GA 31019-0010

Happy Gardening,

Jim & Peggy Jeffcoat

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