The world of Dayliles virtually exploded upon me when Cindy Valente, owner of Valente Gardens, North Berwick, Maine, called me and wanted to know if I would like to buy any of her stock. Her husband had passed on and she had decided to close their business. Their reputation for Daylilies was well established in our area and my business was ready for a fresh new direction. Not really knowing why, I decided to purchase everything she had left. This did not include the Daylilies her husband Ron had hybridized. I advertised the new additions as Valente Dayliies. I did not realize my error until customers came in looking for the Daylilies Ron had hybridized.
This was the start of a love story for me. I fell in love with Daylillies. I started collecting hybrids of Ron Valente and developed a deep appreciation for his talent as a hybridizer.
We created a Daylily display garden and last year we had our first Daylily Festival which was a big success. My goal is to register our garden as an AHS Display Garden and to sell Northern hardy Daylilies and become a source of Daylilies bred by N Hybridizers
I would love to hear from any of you Dayliliy people.