My husband and visited their farm for the first time and we were so impressed with the gardens that we went back again the next day. I was out there for hours in the hot sun with my clipboard taking notes and snapping pictures, yet the time went by fast because it was so enjoyable. They have the prettiest place imaginable, with a gazebo right in the middle of the gardens for visitors to sit and cool off. The Harmons are very personable and you feel welcome there. We went during peak and it was stunningly beautiful. I did purchase 3 plants which were dug up fresh for me and Carl even gave me a demonstration on dividing a clump. The only regret I had was that I had already placed all my daylily orders for the year and had no more garden space, because I saw dozens
of cultivars I would have snapped up right then and there.
If you live close enough to visit, it is an enjoyable day and your plants will be dug for you. We brought our lunch and enjoyed it in the gazebo. For those who must mail-order,
I can vouch for the plants being very healthy and the divisions very generous. There will be many more trips to this delightful garden in the future!
I live in northern Illinois, have been gardening for 20+ yrs. never mail ordered daylilies until last year. They are a step above average. This year one of last years plants was not what it should have been. I phoned them to explain and while I doubt they believed that I could have received this daylily from them a replacement came. What is unusual you ask. A week later another box arrived with a daylily and a note (obviously someone cared enough to check their fields). The note read it has come to our attention that a previously line out KANAI SENSEI was incorrectly labeled and I have sent out new correct plants to everyone that order Kanai Sensei and got one from this area. This is a place that cares what they stand for.
I live 15 miles away from the Harmon's. I have made 3 visits to their farm in the past year and have been very pleased with the daylilies.
The Harmon's are very friendly and knowledgeable people. They have a huge selection . My biggest problem is trying to decide which one's to take home!
Buy with confidence....it is worth the trip.
Bourret West Newfield, ME (13 reviews) November 13, 2007
Huge, healthy daylilies with root systems down to China. Carl and Marlene Harmon are the best people to deal with in the daylily world. I wish all sellers had their integrity. They also give wonderful bonus plants!
Quick communication, rapid shipment. The plants sent were beautiful--clean and very generous sized. Scaped plants were so carefully packed that the scapes arrived intact. Root systems were exceptional. Very nice bonus as well, that had been thoughtfully chosen. An exellent experience all around. I would recommend this seller wholeheartedly.