Each year, Jimmie and I truly enjoy seeing all the New Beauties that hybridizers are revealing to the Daylily World. Occasionally, we also have the joy of rediscovering an older cultivar that, to us, seems like it never should have been "left behind" so quickly.

This Fall, we're delighted to share with you one of our favorite "re-discoveries": Orchid Octopus.

This tetraploid beauty, introduced by Lambertson in 2002, reaches 28" in height, and her blooms are 7" in diameter. In our gardens, she blossoms in early- to mid-season, and her foliage is semi-evergreen. Her cream-colored self is accented by a sharp, blue-grey-violet eye zone, all above a light green throat; she displays an unusual crispate form, meaning that her somewhat elongated sepals are slightly twisted and disarrayed, giving her an overall shape of distinctive fluidity. Also, she is a rebloomer, putting forth a few blooms again later in the Fall.

And ... best of all: she's yours for only $19.00! Just call me at 217.621.8474, to reserve your "Orchid" before she sells out! An unusually lovely Gal for anyone's garden!


Tomorrow is October 1st ... and we're wrapping up another most enjoyable, successful season - our 10th - here at 5-Acre Farm Daylilies. MANY THANKS to all of our Garden Guests: to the new friends we've made during Season '14, and to those who've come back to continue to support us.

And THANKS to Mom Nature, too! After several seasons of entirely adverse conditions, this year she gave us enough rain and plenty of sunshine, making it the Single Best growing season we've had in our 10-year history; excellent!


YES, the official GROWING season IS over but, please remember, we are still here for you on our WebSite = www.5acrefarmdaylilies.com = where you may SHOP for daylilies 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. And you can send your order to us On Line - OR - you can search the site to get your wish list together, and CALL ME at 217.621.8474 -- and I'll take it from you, directly: NOT a problem; truly, it's always a pleasure to speak with my Garden Guests.

And don't forget; we have GIFT CARDS for You and Yours - DAYLILIES are the "Special Times" gift that ALWAYS fits!


And ... if you belong to a "Green Group" of some sort, whose members would enjoy having an Educational Daylily Program presented at one of your group meetings, we'd love to help you out: just call me at 621-8474! These sort of Get-Togethers are always so very enjoyable for EVERYone involved: we've found that most gardeners DO just LOVE to learn more, and to talk about gardening!


So ...We'll hope to e-hear from you again, soon - and Happy Gardening to You, ALWAYS!

Rod and Jim -----------------------------------------------------------

WHAT'S SOLD OUT already???

Just below, you'll find a list of 54 daylily cultivars that are already SOLD OUT for the Season 2014: Adorable Tiger -- April in Paris -- Aggressively Feminine -- All American Chief -- Arctic Clipper -- Bertie Ferris -- Bombay Silk -- Brookwood Black Kitten -- Border Lord -- Broadway Imp -- Broadway Tiny Tot -- Carl’s Folly -- Charles Johnston -- Chicago Cataleya -- Coaches Bold Scheme -- Coaches Class Act -- Dan Mahoney -- David Kirchhoff -- Decatur Dictator -- Dempsey Foursome -- Desperado Love -- Eenie Allegro -- Elizabeth’s Magic -- Ferengi Gold - Firestorm -- Francois Verhaerdt -- Fringed Catawba -- Gentle Shepherd -- Hold Your Horses -- Hyperion -- Jam Cookie -- Key to My Heart -- King Arthur's Court -- King of Masks -- Long John Silver -- Lord of Rings - Love Goddess -- Magic Filigree -- Malicious Rumors -- Martina Verhaerdt -- Mask of Eternity -- Mistress Prynne -- Moon Over Ogunquit -- Night Beacon -- Passion's Promise -- Prairie Blue Eyes -- Prince of Midnight -- Ranger Bob -- Red Carpet Moment -- Romeo Is Bleeding -- Samurai Warrior -- Snowing Down South -- Waterside Down -- Wayside Fireside. ------------------------------------------------

Rod Kroemer and Jim Wuersch
5-Acre Farm Daylilies
1578 County Road 300N
TOLONO IL 61880-9719