NEW! Daylily Rust Article
Due to a late bloom this season, the Lily Farm is extending its open to the public season through Saturday, June 23. We are at peak bloom right now with thousands of blooms, so don't miss out on your chance to visit one of the most amazing daylily farms in all of the south!
Celebrating our 25th anniversary!!
What an amazing feat to be celebrating 25 plus years of business here
at the Lily Farm! As I looked back at some old photos Jack Carpenter
sent me, it is truly mind boggling to realize what incredible vision
he had to turn a barren piece of property into the magnificent daylily
farm that it is today! From clearing the trees and stumps on the
property, to Josie Bomar and himself hand watering the daylilies at
the beginning, to digging customers orders and using a wheel barrow to
bring them up to the front, my oh my how the farm has changed over
But what has not changed is the true love we all share for the
daylily. Jack's accomplishments are numerous and substantial in the
daylily world, but it is his gift of genetics to the current and
future daylily that I am most proud of. Countless introductions bare
at least some of his plants' genetic code, and so what a blessing for
me that I am able to continue offering these new introductions to you!
I want to thank all our customers and visitors from this past season!
Without you, the farm would never have made it to this celebration.
Special thanks go to: Jose Morales; Kelsey Carpenter (website
designer and builder); Lindsey Carpenter; Jill Carpenter for agreeing
to pursue this crazy dream of ours; Region 6, Region 13, CENLA,
Hattiesburg and North Texas Daylily Society for their visits to the
farm; Lufkin Daylily Society; ABC affiliate KTBS in Shreveport, LA;
Lonnie and Patsy Carpenter (my parents); Sue Still; Larry and Donna
Hale; all the clubs I was so blessed to be able to speak to this past
year; Josie Bomar; Jack Carpenter, the founder of the Lily Farm; and
God above, who I pray guides us in the years to come as we continue
following our dream.
Please come see us this coming spring! We will have over 15,000 new
seedlings that will bloom for us, so you can join in and see that
"first bloom" that no eyes on earth have ever seen. How exciting!!
May God bless you all, and we wish you peace, happiness, health and
prosperity for the coming year.
Mark and Jill Carpenter