4th of July Weekend with a Daylily Farm

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4th of July Weekend with a Daylily Farm

Happy Monday friends!

I hope you had a beautiful holiday weekend!  Mine was pretty good, albeit a little more low key than I imagined.

Saturday turned out to be really rainy in Asheville.

rainy frog

It has actually been tremendously dry in the area, especially at my house, so the rain was actually a welcome sight.  Not awesome for traditional 4th of July activities, but my flowers were loving it!  The hubs made us festive pancakes and we enjoyed them under the small covered area of our deck.  We lingered over our coffee & tea and just enjoyed the morning!  We have been go go go lately, so being lazy was a nice change.

rainy 4th of July

By lunch time it was still raining and neither of us were feeling great.  All of our busy weekends finally caught up with us, and we just were not feeling our cookout plans.  He brought up that we had some stashed Olive Garden gift cards (saved for a rainy day!) and we decided to go the completely anti-4th of July route and eat Italian food.

At least I got dressed up? haha!

4th of July

The rain let up just long enough to get in a nice long walk, before I watched some fireworks on TV with the Rhett-ster.

rhett 4th of July

It wasn’t actually my vision of a perfect 4th of July, but it was exactly what I needed!

Sunday I woke up feeling refreshed and ready to go.  I have an area in my yard that needed some flowers filled in, so I decided to drive north of town to a daylily farm called Blue Ridge Daylilies.

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I was blown away by how beautiful the place was!

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There were thousands of ones to choose from!  It was amazing and overwhelming all at the same time.

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I took my time walking through and picking out my favorites.  I tried to stay to a color scheme, but I eventually just decided to buy the ones I liked and mix them all together.

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The whole farm was simply enchanting!

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Once I finally picked out the ones I wanted (it took me hours…) they dug them up for me and put them in bags.

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The hubs is currently out there planting them for me, so I can get this post ready for you guys first thing in the morning.  What a good man!

So that was my weekend in a nut shell.  It wasn’t exactly Pinterest friendly or headline worthy, but it was still pretty great.  I hope yours was too.

Thanks for stopping by tomorrow!  Come back tomorrow because I’m making a vegetarian grilling necessity, cauliflower steaks.  The sauce I make for mine, takes them to a whole new level.

And of course, have a Marvelous Monday! Thanks for the linkup Katie.

Your turn!

Tell me one wunderful thing about your weekend!


  1. I think that sometimes the most laid back times are way better than big plans! Looks like a great weekend. We have had a ton of rain and actually had our basement flood last week. Ruined our rugs unfortunately. Those flowers are beautiful!! I love fresh cut flowers!

  2. Susanna @Zealous Mom July 6, 2015 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Love, love, love the picture of you at the daylilly farm! I would love to go there sometime.

  3. Farrah July 6, 2015 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Aww, sometimes having some time to wind down and do something more low-key is the perfect remedy! I hope you’re both feeling better! <3 Those daylilies are gorgeous!!

    And yayyy for duckies! They're so cute! <3

  4. [email protected] July 6, 2015 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    I love daylilies!! We have them all over our backyard and they are my favorites 🙂

  5. linda July 6, 2015 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    I really like your yard and deck and the recipes, great. Thanks. I think you need to come up with another name for your husband, hubs is not an endearing description. My husband would not like it, he would died dead.

  6. Jamie July 6, 2015 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Those flowers are absolutely gorgeous! I went on an impromptu hike this past weekend for 6 miles which was AWESOME! I was more sore from that, than I am from my long runs haha.

    • JulieWunder July 9, 2015 at 7:47 pm - Reply

      That does sounds amazing! Sometimes something impromptu is the best!

  7. Lindsey July 6, 2015 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Your weekend sounds great! I love those flowers and that’s so cool you have so many options to choose from!

  8. Jess @hellotofit July 6, 2015 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Can’t wait to see these cauliflower steaks! Glad you got to spend some time outdoors 🙂

  9. Diane July 6, 2015 at 11:11 am - Reply

    You look gorgeous ! I have to go there with you ! I love them and don’t have any ‘

  10. Blane Sherer July 6, 2015 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Glad you enjoyed your low key 4th. Those daylilies look great and I bet you enjoyed your time at the daylily farm.
    My daughter did well at the Miss USA/Miss World pageant in DC, but she did not place in the top 11 out of the 52 contestants. She became close with Miss Arizona over the week so she was happy that Miss Arizona won the pageant.

    • JulieWunder July 9, 2015 at 7:41 pm - Reply

      I love adding plants to my landscaping so I had a great time! So glad your daughter did well, sorry she didn’t place in the top 11 though. I can imagine it is really hard to break into that!!! Very exciting just to have the change to be there!

  11. Jaime July 6, 2015 at 10:34 am - Reply

    The great thing about the day lilies is that they will spread! My mom planted mine along my fence, and there are more each year. I love them. 🙂 And they’re low maintenance!

    • JulieWunder July 9, 2015 at 7:39 pm - Reply

      I know! I can’t imagine how many we will have in a few years!

  12. Annmarie July 6, 2015 at 10:26 am - Reply

    That farm looks like a place where I’d love to lose myself for an afternoon! How fun!

    • JulieWunder July 9, 2015 at 7:39 pm - Reply

      Yes! They had little benches and everything. Such a cool place.

  13. Danyelle Musselman July 6, 2015 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Those flowers are amazing! I want some in my yard!!

  14. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie July 6, 2015 at 9:45 am - Reply

    I love that you went to Olive Garden on the Fourth of July! haha. Even though it’s Italian food, you can’t get much more American than that : ) The picture of you with all the day lilies is so perfect!

    • JulieWunder July 9, 2015 at 7:37 pm - Reply

      You speak the truth!!! Haha! It was ironically quite American!

  15. [email protected] July 6, 2015 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Wow! That farm looks so beautiful. I used to go to some really lovely farms with my mother while I was staying in New Hampshire — they really do often feel enchanting! Glad you had a nice weekend. It actually didn’t rain in Glasgow FOR ONCE. 🙂

    • JulieWunder July 9, 2015 at 7:37 pm - Reply

      We got your rain I think! Glad you got a break. I love small farms like that. The plants are so much better!

  16. Lee @ Veggie Quest July 6, 2015 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Hi Julie, happy Monday! Looks like you had a great weekend! Up here in the DC area our fireworks got rained out, too–a great excuse to sit around and shoot the breeze with friends instead of heading over to the local show. BTW, love your cute little metal frog–and your cute little dog! 😀

    • JulieWunder July 9, 2015 at 7:36 pm - Reply

      Thanks Lee! Rhett is a cutie and the frog always makes me smile! Great to see you today!

  17. Jessie July 6, 2015 at 9:04 am - Reply

    From what I can see of your backyard, the landscaping is beautiful and your deck is amazing! What a perfect size to have family and friends over for get togethers.

    • JulieWunder July 9, 2015 at 7:35 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Jessie! I love making it nice and pretty. The hubs and I also love to host friends for a party 🙂

  18. Susie @ SuzLyfe July 6, 2015 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Rainy days and not feeling great–but glad that you rebounded for what looks like a stellar trip to that farm! So gorgeous!

    • JulieWunder July 9, 2015 at 7:35 pm - Reply

      Thanks Suz! It was amazing! The flowers are doing so well already too!

  19. We has a rainy Saturday too and kind of low key as well. Sometimes those are the best right?!

    • JulieWunder July 9, 2015 at 7:34 pm - Reply

      Absolutely! Sometimes it takes rain to slow me down, which is what I need sometimes!

  20. Dan Steadman July 6, 2015 at 8:14 am - Reply

    just one? Went on a bowling date Saturday with my wife, and then the five of us drove up to Craggy Pinnacle for a rain soaked hike…that was fun

  21. Luci Buckner July 6, 2015 at 6:05 am - Reply

    Glad that you had a great weekend. We hung out in Asheville on the 4th too as it was also my husband’s birthday. We ate at Pack’s which is always delicious. And walked around and supported local vendors who were selling their crafts. Saw the dogs jumping in the water at Pack’s Square. Got back to our car just as the sky opened out and gave us the precious rain that we needed. It was a good day. Glad that you had fun too Julie. Miss seeing you on the WLOS weather but I love your website. You’re a doll.

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