Wednesday, July 17, 2013
By Donna Palmlund
Gardener Vicky Aughenbaugh of rural Iroquois has the distinction of having a flower named after her.
A fellow gardener and hybridizer from North Carolina created the coral pink daylily, called Vicky’s Radiance.
Aughenbaugh has this variety along with more than 300 other varieties of daylilies in her yard. A photo of Vicky’s Radiance can be seen on the hybridizer’s website, www.slightlydifferentnursery.com.
Aughenbaugh said she hopes a garden tour scheduled for this Saturday at her farm will help get more people interested in daylilies.
The Dakota Prairie Daylily Society, a statewide club affiliated with the American Hemerocalllis Society (AHS0), is hosting the open house garden tour from 10 a.m.-noon July 20 so the public can see Vicky’s daylilies during their peak blooming season.