Our Newest Region 8 Display Garden

By MaryAnn Borcherding

I’m excited to tell everyone about our new Display Garden for Region 8.  This garden is sponsored by the Columbia River Garden Club.  The address is 16222 NE 192 Ave, Brush prairie WA 98606. Anyone wanting to visit the garden will either call or Roy at 360-910-3957, Vinette 360-254-4300 or MaryAnn at 360-695-9126

The garden was conceived by Roy Whitlock and me.  Roy provided all of the labor and most of the plants were provided by members of our club. I provided the record keeping, and CRDC is helping with the labels and holders.

If you missed the regional this past summer, you missed seeing a wonderful garden.  Roy and Vinette hosted our Friday night picnic for the regional. 

Roy has fallen in love with daylilies and had been purchasing plants from our plant sales, and Costco and various nurseries.  He was interested in creating a daylily garden so that combination set the display garden in motion. Roy and Vinette’s garden is approximately 5 acres. They grow a wonderful variety of plants, flowers, and trees.  They have several raised beds for veggies, a blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, and strawberry patches.  Starting in spring several hundred daffodils, Peruvian daffodils, tulips, and crocus are blooming. Fruit trees, lilac, azalea, rhododendrons, roses and lilies are blooming in the summer with clematis and wisteria vines putting forth their summer blooms.

It is a gently sloping open property.  There is a path from the back yard down to the barn that is lined with weeping cherry trees.  The daylily garden is laid out on both sides of the path. Roy will be installing some benches to sit and enjoy the flowers.  This truly is a four season garden with something going on all the time. From the back patio, wind chimes and whirly jigs it is a great place to sit and relax and view the whole property.

At last count we had over 300 daylilies. Plants were provided to the garden by Roy, MaryAnn, JoAnn, Dolores, Mary, and Pat.  Thanks you to these folks and any others that I may have missed. The garden has varieties that are classic and more recent introductions up to 2014-2015.  

If you’re planning a driving thru this area during bloom season it is a must see. I for one will be looking forward to seeing this showcase. 

Columbia River Daylily Club Display Garden

16222 NE 192 Ave

Brush prairie WA 98606

All Other Gardens

Call or email before visiting

Erikson's Daylily Gardens, Pam & Tom Erikson, 24642 51st Avenue, Langley, B.C. Canada V2Z1H9 pamerikson@uniserve.com

(604) 856-5758

Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden, Garry Fanthorpe,

13735 Twenty Fourth Avenue S, SeaTac, WA 98168 gfanthorpe@comcast.net

(206) 433-6917

Island Daylily Farm, Julia Brooke and Andy Cooke, 1291 Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake, BC, Canada V0R 2W5 bloom@islanddaylily.ca

(250) 733-2082

or cell 

(250) 213-1805

Mary Ann Borcherding, 6012 NE 20th Ct, Vancouver, WA 98665 mborcherding@comcast.net

(360) 695-9126

Patricia Loveland, 7665 NW McDonald Circle, Corvallis, OR 97330 loveland@peak.org

(541) 745-5496