John P. Peat of Toronto, Ontario, is a research technician in biology, daylily hybridizer, and nurseryman. He is the owner of Cross Border Daylilies. Ted L. Petit, professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Toronto, is a daylily expert based in his Florida garden, Le Petit Jardin. A daylily breeder for more than twenty-three years, Ted has a four-acre daylily garden and hybridizing facility, where his hybrids have won numerous awards from the American Hemerocallis Society. Ted appeared on a half-hour daylily special on H&G TV and has written three books on daylilies, including, The Daylily: A Guide for Gardeners, and The New Encyclopedia of Daylilies, both published by Timber Press. Ted lectures at daylily symposia, is a member of the American Hemerocallis Society, and is on the Board of Directors of the Lake Tahoe International Daylily Meeting. Other than gardening, Ted enjoys fine cooking and great wine.
There's much to appreciate about this comprehensive guide. -- Lynne Terry Oregonian 20041028 Another beautiful book by Peat and Petit. -- Joanne S. Carpender National Gardener 20041201 If you need convincing about using daylilies in your garden, this book will do it ... this volume reinvigorated my fondness for daylilies and intrigued me as to how they may yet develop. -- Susan Crittenden Dig: The Magazine for Northwest Gardeners 20050203 The Daylily ... is authoritative overview of all aspects of daylily history, cultivation, and breeding. Floral and Nursery Times 20050308 If you are attracted to these lovely flowers, this book will be an outstanding aide. From there you are on your own, if addiction sets in. -- Pauline Keegan Hobby Greenhouse 20050412 A horticultural gem. -- John Bagnasco Garden Compass 20050412 Novice gardeners may find this volume useful. -- Rachael Green American Reference Books Annual 20050511 This book is an excellent resource for getting to know the individuals and groups associated with award winning daylilies -- William Johnson E-Streams 20050516 This is a great reference book for both novice and expert daylily growers. [This book] is a look at the best of the best...have your pencil and shopping list at the ready! -- Mary Ann Newcomer Garden Themes 20050913 A well executed introduction to the development of the modern daylily, and a good beginner's guide to cultivation. -- Alberto Grossi Herbertia 20050926