Mike Holmes and Larry Grace


In this episode, listeners are in for a special treat! I was honored to talk with not only Mike Holmes of Riverbend Daylilies in Ohio, but also Larry Grace of Graceland Gardens in Alabama. Both of these gentlemen are happy to share their love of daylilies, but their programs are difficult to see as neither of them travel very often. During our chat, they shared how they became interested in daylilies, some of their favorites, and a lot about color changer daylilies. This episode was a fun conversation between two friends that I felt I simply was able to listen in on. I hope you enjoy this special moment as much as I enjoyed having it!

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Mandy McMahon Silver Creek Daylilies


In this episode, I had the great opportunity to sit down with Mandy McMahon, an incredible hybridizer from Michigan. Mandy is as humble as they come During our chat, she shared how family is always first, her love of feminine daylilies, why it is important to evolve, and even a bit about her roles in her region. This episode continues to focus on the people and the beautiful friendships forged because of the genus Hemerocallis. Sit back and enjoy this conversation between two friends that both believe in humility and service to others.

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Doris Stonska American Daylily Society Long-time member


I sat down with a long-time member of the American Daylily Society, Doris Stonska. Doris has led a peripatetic life, but always found KY to be home. She shared her travels, some historical perspectives, and how she became so involved with daylilies. This episode focuses on people and the beautiful friendships that form because of the genus Hemerocallis. Sit back and enjoy this conversation with a woman that is the epitome of humility and service to others.  

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Jacob Braun, American Daylily Society Webmaster


I sat down with American Daylily Society’s Webmaster, Jacob Braun.  Jacob is extremely knowledgeable and incredibly service driven. He volunteers and gives more to the society than many! As a self-admitted technophile, I knew I had much to learn! Sit back and enjoy this conversation that I was fortunate to have with a man that I consider myself lucky to call a friend.

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Elizabeth Trotter, American Daylily Society Registrar


I was able to enjoy bending the ear of the American Daylily Society’s Registrar, Elizabeth Trotter.  Elizabeth has always been kind to me and is a very private person. When she agreed to sit down with me, I was honored.  This was very much out of her comfort zone, and I am so incredibly happy to have received an insider’s look into the role of registrar as well as learned more about this sparkly, tiara-wearing, professional, and incredibly knowledgeable woman!  Having these conversations really has opened my eyes to the inner workings of the ADS, and the more I learn, the more I realize I do not know!!!

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