Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tour Lilywood Farms

I had the privilege to travel to Lilywood Farms before they closed to the public, after 9 years of tours, although they still sell online.  Lilywood Farms is located in north central Missouri, is set in beautiful farm country. The farm has been in the current family since 1871. The land is still being farmed, with 3 acres devoted to daylilies. The house, outbuildings and grounds are immaculate.

You can see the date the house was built.

This had been the smoke house. The grandchildren were playing in the wading pool the day we were there.

This building was the slave quarters. Missouri was a slave state.

                                           Some of the daylily fields up close to the house.

View from the front porch of the house. Notice the cornfields and then the cut wheat fields in the background.

That happy girl is me, with my big clump of daylilies!



Laura said...

Happy birthday to my Mama! You better take some pictures from your trip to Joplin today and post them!

Fish Tail Cottage said...

Hi there! thanks for popping over to say hello! I'd love to have you back to follow me? & perhaps join my Cottage Flora Thursday's? I am looking for other garden lovers who are interested in sharing or viewing Cottage Garden Flowers and Landscape. I just can't wait till spring...& hosting this party is a fantastic way to buy us some time!