On the edge of the 213 acre Johnson family farm in Eighty Four, PA, the garden of Dan and Lisa Johnson was created five years ago. At first Lisa’s love for iris drew her to join PIDS, but soon she was hooked on daylilies and digging new beds for acquisitions! Along with some original garden art pieces (many created by the garden owner), you will see some of the retired farm equipment including an antique manure spreader that has been turned into a raised strawberry patch.
In the spring over --- varieties of iris and daffodils can be seen at the entrance to the long driveway to their home. Beginning in early June, over 500 varieties of daylilies along with hosta and heuchera replace the spring blooms. You will find a daylily mixture of newer introductions as well as older favorites ranging in size from miniatures to extra-large cultivars including many doubles and unusual forms. Region Three hybridizers are represented including a collection of new introductions from PIDS members Gary Ball and Ryan Treece.
The Region 3 seedling bed is located in the Johnson garden where you will be voting for the seedling that will win the Dan Tau best seedling award.