Open Garden

catladysgarden(z5 CO)June 27, 2012

You are invited to attend my 16th Annual Open Garden. The Cat Lady's Garden is an American Hemerocallis Society Display Garden. It will be open to the public from 8am - 4pm on Saturday July 14th.

15643 East 35th Place

Aurora, CO 80011

near I-70 and Chambers Road

For additional Information call Karen Schultz at 303 366-9689

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mstywoods(z5, Westminster, CO)

Looking forward to it Karen! I missed the last 2 years because of unavoidable circumstances, but I'm bound and determined to make it this year.

It would be nice if some of us RMG'ers could coordinate a time that works to meet at Karen's gardens - anyone else going to attend and is interested in meeting up there?!

Marj
Karen - I got some of the daylilies you brought to a swap awhile back, and they are getting ready to bloom for the first time. Yea!

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 8:41PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

I wish I didn't live on the other side of the state! I would love to see your gardens!!!

I too have received quite a few daylilies from you in years past, and they are all in full, glorious bloom right now. Thank you so much for your generosity!

Bonnie

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 10:06PM
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aloha2009

I went for the first time last year. What a treat! I'll be working all that day so I won't be able to make it out. Have fun and thanks for opening up your lovely garden to all of us.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 11:16PM
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treebarb Z5 Denver

Karen,

Your garden is spectacular to begin with and when the daylilies are in bloom it becomes a magical place. I can't wait!

Marj, I'm in for a group outing!

Barb

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 8:39AM
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amester(Z4/5)

I might be able to make it as well - throw a time out and I'll check the calendar!

Amy

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 12:13PM
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mstywoods(z5, Westminster, CO)

Great Barb and Amy! Which works better for you - morning or afternoon? I'm pretty flexible! I'll be coming from Westminster and google says it'll take me from 30-40 minutes to get there.

Hope others can join as well! Maybe if we make a time range of an hour or so it'll be easier for folks to meet up.

Marj

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 7:14PM
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mstywoods(z5, Westminster, CO)

So Barb and Amy - how does 10 or 10:30 work for you?

Anyone else want to meet up there?

Marj

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 8:17PM
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treebarb Z5 Denver

Marj, I meant to respond to this sooner! 10 or 10:30 works great for me.

Barb

    Bookmark   July 6, 2012 at 8:49PM
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mstywoods(z5, Westminster, CO)

Karen - 3 of my daylilies I got at a swap from you have been blooming and I'm enjoying them! I have one baby bud on my Santa's Gift and hoping it makes it as well.

Here are the ones that have/are blooming:

Golden Compass (have a couple more buds left):

Raging Tiger (one bud opened today):

Persimmon (this pic is from last year, and this is the only one that bloomed then. It is getting ready to open a bud soon):

Looking forward to your gardens this Saturday!

Marj

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 7:30PM
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Skybird - z5, Denver, Colorado

I was hoping to make it with some of the other RMG folks this year, Karen, but I'll be out in Tabernash over the weekend for a friend's wedding, so I guess I'll miss it again this year. Hope I can make it next year!

Have fun everyone,
Skybird

P.S. Love your pics, Misty! Mine from last year's Fall Swap aren't blooming yet! Can't wait to see the colors!

    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 1:23AM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Here's a few of the ones that I was fortunate enough to receive from Karen:

Scarlet Pansy. Took a couple years to bloom, but worth the wait!

Daphne Dale

Watermelon Slice

Startle

Linda Guidry

Wynnson with Golden Marguerite

Mended Heart. Love the color of this one!!!

Merle Kent

I have several more, but can't find the pics of them right now.

Bonnie

    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 5:59PM
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mstywoods(z5, Westminster, CO)

Oooo, beautiful ones Bonnie - and great pics!

Treebarb - sent you an email about meeting this Saturday at the gardens. Suppose to rain this weekend, but looks like mainly in the afternoon/evening so meeting in the morning sounds doable.

Amester - GW doesn't give a link to send you an email. Send me one if you still plan on meeting Barb and I.

gjmancini - sent you an email, too, to see if you'd like to join us.

Sorry you can't make it, Skybird! If anyone else can, that would be great.

Marj

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 8:32AM
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treebarb Z5 Denver

Marj and Bonnie,

They are beautiful! Marj, the email didn't come yet, so I'll email you.

Barb

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 12:05PM
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lizbest1(5)

Would you guys mind if a newbie joined you? I'd love to meet some of the gardeners in the forum face to face. I'll be there between 10 and 10:30 if it's okay....

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 2:31PM
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mstywoods(z5, Westminster, CO)

Wonderful LizinElizabeth - glad you can join us! So then, it will be Treebarb (Barb), gjmancini (Gloria), myself and you. Still waiting to hear back from amester (Amy) if she can still make it. I think meeting at 10 - 10:30 is still the plan, but will let you know Elizabeth if that changes.

Marj

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 6:35PM
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kvenkat(5a Colo)

Oh goody! I can come this year. Might bring my mother-in-law too.
See you guys there!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 12:37PM
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mstywoods(z5, Westminster, CO)

This is great - a few of RMG'ers meeting up!

Kim, and anyone else who wants to join:
We plan on meeting about 10:30 at the gazebo on the east end of the garden next to the koi pond. Barb suggests we "bring a hat, sunscreen and water. It'll probably take an hour to an hour and a half to cover the gardens."

And a note from Karen:
"... You'll be looking at late bloomers this year. Mother Nature played a dirty trick on us and everything bloomed almost a month early. A lot of things that you normally see are bloomed out. On the plus side, there are things blooming that you would not usually see at Open Garden because they bloom in August. Looks like there might be a few Hibiscus.

It's been a tough year for me. I had both knees replaced and I'm still a little crippled. I lost my husband in 2010. Twice as much work for me, but I enjoy it so much. Without this garden, I think I would have just curled up and died.

If you want daylilies for your garden, I have dug a really nice selection for sale. There are 99 to choose from. If you see something in the garden that is not potted for the sale, you can always contact me after the event and I will dig it for you. I hope you enjoy the garden.

Karen
The Cat Lady's Garden
American Hemerocallis Society Display Garden since 1989"

Thanks Karen - looking forward to it!

:)

Marj

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 3:49PM
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mstywoods(z5, Westminster, CO)

Barb, Elizabeth, Kim and I met at the gardens - Gloria and Amy weren't able to make it, unfortunately. Hope your foot is better Amy!

What a lovely garden, Karen!!! My, I don't think I've ever seen so many daylilies all in one spot before, nor that many varieties! And all put together so artistically with other plants, statuary, wind chimes, Koi pond, etc. etc. I enjoyed it very much, and know I will be back!

Thanks so much for your years of work building your gardens, and opening them up to the public :)

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 4:56PM
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lizbest1(5)

Today was the day and I sure was impressed. Karen, it's easy to see the decades of love you've put in your garden, it is beautiful. I really enjoyed the visit and it was a pleasure to meet some of the other Rocky Mountain Gardeners. And I came away with 6 new daylilies to add to my growing garden!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 4:56PM
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popmama Zone 5

Karen,
I'm so glad I came back to your amazing garden! You are truly an inspiration! Not only your gorgeous daylilies but all the wonderful other plants and flowers you have there. They are all so beautiful. I'm so envious of all the space you have!

I was amazed that you remembered me from all those years ago. I had to dig deep into the archives to find my username for gardenweb. I hope to be more connected again to my fellow plant-obsessed people.

Thank you again for opening your garden and just for being a wonderfully sweet person.

I look forward to seeing you again sometime soon!

If I can get some pictures to post of my Karen-lillies and crocosmia, I will later.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 11:17PM
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