Nan Ripley : Walkabout Gardens
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Scheduled at Walkabout Gardens "in the Garden" Events:
June 26 - 30th, 2013 The North American Lily Society National will be in Des Moines, IA. This group will be touring our gardens. July 24-27 2013 The AHS National (The American Hemerocallis Society) will be held in Minneapolis, Minn. We will have a daylily garden sale in the garden in July but will post date when the time comes closer. Please feel free to email or call us concerning the date or if you would like to come to our garden.
My husband Merwyn Ripley and I have lived on 10 acres in rural Iowa since 1965. I retired from Iowa State University in 2003, where I was the Office Manager for the Athletic Compliance Department, to spend more time with my passions: family, gardening, hybridizing daylilies, watercolor painting, and photography.
Being an active member of the National Conifer Society, Iowa Regional Lily Society, Ames Garden Club, Iowa Arboretum Plant Collection Management Committee and Board, Co-hort Member at Iowa State University Reiman Gardens, Master Gardener since 1994, landscape consultant with the National Garden Clubs, Garden Judge and instructor for the American Hemerocallis Society, and having our garden be an American Hemerocallis Society National Display Garden keeps me busy all year. Walkabout Gardens will also be a new variety display garden for Ball Seed once again in 2013. I like writing articles on gardening and perennials and have done so for several newspapers, journals, and magazines. Teaching a class on hybridizing in our Walkabout Gardens every July is a joy. I am now the AHS Director of Region One and Chair of the Educational Outreach program for AHS. I am looking forward to all the great new things that are coming from AHS.
Each spring I make a new garden area for the seedlings, along with adding many unusual annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees. I love searching for new and different plants to add to the gardens. Approximately 2,000 seedlings are planted each spring, and remain in the garden beds for 3 years for evaluation. The garden is usually refreshed and replanted with new plants during the fourth year.
My hybridizing program was one of the featured articles in the December 2009 "Daylily Journal". To date, I have 23 daylily introductions. We ship from May through October weather permitting. We have a daylily seedling sale in July in the garden (email or call for details).
SHIPPING: We normally ship USPS Priority Mail with tracking unless other arrangements have been made. We ship anywhere in the USA but only in the USA. All plants shipped as double fans unless otherwise specified. We ship starting the middle of May and continuing until November 1st. Shipping charge: $15.00 for first plant, add $2.00 for each additional plant. Walkabout Gardens is Rust free.
Please email for availability of daylilies. Checks or Money Orders made out to Nan Ripley. Payment to be made upon confirmation of order unless other arrangements have been made.
Nevada, IA 50201-7904
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