Daylilies, liatris and other lilies bloom in the rural Linn County garden of Zora Ronan. The gardens will be open for viewing on two weekends in July. (photo/Zora Ronan)
Garden lovers who can make it to one of the open gardens hosted this month by Zora Ronan in rural Linn County are in for a treat.
Zora has more than 500 different varieties of daylilies in her gardens, just west of Central City, along with many gorgeous lilies, and will open her gardens to the public for free on Sunday, July 20 between 10 am and 4 pm and Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27, 2014, between 10 and 4 each day.
“My garden usually peaks between the third and fourth weeks of July,” Zora noted. “In spite of this year’s unusually cold spring it is surprisingly on schedule.”
Zora said the daylilies are in top bloom and the lilies are also tall and colorful in the gardens, which encompass about 2 acres of land.
“You may find an occasional weed as I took a 1-week trip to Asheville NC for the national daylily conference and the weeds took advantage of my absence,” she said. “My goal is ‘reasonably well-kept.’” Continue reading