Dears Friends, online shipping will resume September 1st so please get your orders in soon.  We will ship through October and the beginning of November if need be, especially for those in Texas. Fall is the ideal time to plant new lilies.

Best wishes,

Harriet Arrasmith


 A Mighty Fortress is our God, 
a Bulwark never failing!


When you enter our daylily gardens you will see a sign which reads ‘This is my Father’s World’.  Many recognize it immediately but some have asked what it means.  By profession I was a singer.  This was the first solo I sang in church at the age of nine.  I will always be very fond of it.  You see as you scroll through the website this time some of my favorite hymns displayed.  I hope that they bring comforting thoughts to mind because…it is our Father’s world.


North Wind Dancer


My favorites are the ‘spider’ type daylilies. I have displayed one of these, which I am very fond of, here with pictures of her parentage. I hope you enjoy seeing how she came to be.


Cruise Control

Hybredizer Jim Murphy of Woodhenge Gardens, 2009

Margo Reed Indeed

Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”

Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the [a]fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and [b]buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lordwho is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall [c]bear you up,
Lest you [d]dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will [e]set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With [f]long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Ruby Spider
Peacock Maiden



“Consider the lilies, how they grow;

they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you,

even Solomon in all his glory was not

arrayed like one of these.”

~ Matthew 6:28-29


Beauty is for “seeing” –
For revelation and appreciation –
A means to lift the mind of man
Above the common things of life
To higher levels of creative thought.



Beauty is for “seeing”…
For beauty is a quality that is possessed
In some degree, by all things everywhere…
A quality we may perceive
Through sight and sound –
Through smell and taste and touch –
And intuition –
In all that lies around us…

An intrinsic quality that we may find
In trees and grass and wayside flowers,
In earth and sky,
In sunset lights,
In songs of birds, and children’s laughter,
In face and form and character,
In all creative art –
And even in the chimney smoke
Against the background of the dawn…

A quality that, when perceived,
Brings deep fulfillment, harmony of thought,
And inner peace.
But beauty goes beyond the level
Of unaided senses:
Under the microscope a blade of grass
Displays a wondrous beauty –
Row upon row of glistening cells
In orderly array…

And – through the telescope –
The heavens declare a glory
Far beyond what David’s eye could see:
The infinite wonders of the star-filled sky
In the “great spaces of the field of night”…
All these bring revelation and appreciation.

So beauty – when perceived –
Becomes a memorable experience:
The “Fifth Dimension” – in the realm of Spirit –
Transcending Length, and Breadth, and Height,
And Time…

A “dimension” which includes
Both object an observer;
That – linked with purpose and with order –
Reveals to man the “God incarnate here”
In whom we “live and move –
And have our being”.

~Hans Ernst 1971

















Happy Gardening from all of us here at Arrasmith Farm.
Harriet, Jackie, Tina, Hana and Annette