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Welcome to the country home of Dick and Karol Emmerich, and Karol's daylily farm.  We’re located about 30 miles southwest of Minneapolis on top of a wind-swept hill. As such, we experience cold Zone 4 temperatures, usually with little to no snow cover.

Karol’s goal is to produce cutting edge, northern hardy daylilies which:

> perform well in the garden
> are distinctive
> have beautiful, clear (or even unusual) color or interesting patterns.
> put a smile on your face when you look at them. :-)

Springwood Gardens is pleased to offer the following:

2018 SPRING INTRODUCTIONS   (click here for a printable copy of the 2018 catalogue)

2003-2018 INTRODUCTIONS (all listed together with current prices plus links to pictures and descriptions.)

PICTURES OF ALL SPRINGWOOD INTRODUCTIONS PDF


Past Introductions by Year:
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003


ORDER FORM

SALES INFORMATION

DAYLILY NAMES – Producing beautiful plants with inspiring names is the reason Karol started hybridizing. She tries hard to match the name with the face and plant habit. Many of the names have multiple meanings, ranging from serious to playful. Click on the link to see what’s behind the name of each new introduction.

You might be interested in what the future holds. Karol grows about 3500 new seedlings each year. The following are a sampling of the bloom, and will give you an idea of the genetics being used.

POSSIBLE FUTURE INTRODUCTIONS

OUTSIDE SEEDLINGS OF INTEREST
SUMMER 2017   SUMMER 2014    SUMMER 2013    SUMMER 2012    SUMMER 2011    SUMMER 2010

Greenhouse Seedlings by Year:
2017.pdf
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
1999-2002

The greenhouse seedlings pictured above have all been moved outside for testing. Some have already been introduced, some will be introduced in the near future (see POSSIBLE FUTURE INTRODUCTIONS link above), some are still being watched, and some have been moved into the display area (budcount is too low to introduce, but the faces are too beautiful to part with). However, most of them are just a nice memory, as they failed to meet all of the criteria for selection as an introduction. I like to call this latter group "performance art". I was able to experience their amazing beauty in person for at least a short while, and am able to share that with others because of the digital camera.

Interested in what's going on at Springwood on a "real time" basis? Go to www.springwoodgardens.blogspot.com to see the latest seedlings, etc. Interested in seeing a television show about what we're doing at Springwood? In the summer of 2010 Karol did a 30 minute interview with Prairie Yard and Garden (out of the University of Minnesota - Morris) that has been shown on public television in several states. It is about daylilies, the operations at Springwood, and daylily hybridizing. We recently discovered that it is posted on You Tube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07R-soH9joo (it can also be seen at http://video.pioneer.org/video/1882915651 ) The interviewer did a great job making sure all the bases and basics were covered. Although it was well past peak in the seedling fields and most of the best things were bloomed out, it is still interesting visually. The part about hybridizing (for beginners) is after the 2 minute break in the middle (which talks about the best time to divide perennials). It might be interesting to forward to friends that you are trying to get interested in daylilies, or to new members in your club who have lots of questions.

Photo taken by Tim Fehr

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