Hello Daylily Friends,
I'm sitting here in my living room easy chair resting from the wonderful experience of attending the AHS National Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The hotel was very nice, and immediately after we arrived we were able to see so many friends. Friends that we knew and friends that we had met this past winter when we traveled to visit with three of the clubs in the Midwest. After we arrived I went and gave the presentation about how to grow an "introduction quality" daylily. We later went to the auction handled by Paul Owen from North Carolina, and soon we went to bed to rest for the activities of the coming day.
artist Monet might have lived. I particularly liked the front gate which I understand is modeled after Karol's introduction, HEARTBEAT OF HEAVEN. When I reached the front gate Karol was nearby, and so I had my picture taken at the gate with Karol and our friend, Elizabeth Trotter from Kentucky. We were also able to see Karol's Greenhouse, but it was locked and most everything had been removed. I admire Karol so much because she committed herself to being an outstanding hybridizer, and indeed, she long ago reached this goal.
When the first day of our adventure in Minneapolis was finished, I thought that we had seen the best of what there was to see on our trip, but yet more of the best was yet to come!
We next went through the town of Stillwater, and it was a magnificent town to see. Just across the river is Wisconsin, and a bridge is being built so that travel will soon be much easier back and forth between the two states.
It is good to go to the National Convention. We've enjoyed them all, and especially this convention. The gardens were immaculate, the conversation was great, and everything was so, so much fun.