The Weekender from Viette's                              July 19, 2012

   Lori Jones, Editor


The Daylily Food and Wine Festival is fun for the whole familyJoin Us This Weekend!


Daylily Food & Wine Festival 


In its 16th year as one of the Shenandoah Valley's most popular festivals, the Daylily Food and Wine Festival will be better than ever! 


Held in the gardens of the Viette Farm and Nursery in Fishersville, VA, the festival will feature some exciting new additions including a fresh farmer's market where local farmers will offer fresh, locally grown foods.
See below for details!   
All Daylilies

20% OFF 

Both potted daylilies and bare root orders!

Choose from a wide variety of daylilies in pots.
If you don't see what you like in pots, pick up a copy of our Daylily List and wander through the display gardens. Mark the ones you like and then place an order in our garden center or over the phone. We will dig them fresh for you beginning
in late August.
Your fresh dug daylilies can be picked up at our garden center or we can ship them right to you.

Daylily 'Lady Rebecca Staunton'
'Lady Rebecca Staunton'
Daylily 'August Bright'
'August Bright'
Daylily 'Black Friar'
'Black Friar'
Find these and MANY more fantastic
in the Viette Garden Center!
Viette's Quick Tip 
Everblooming daylily 'Stella de Oro'
'Stella de Oro'
Keeping Your Everblooming Daylilies Blooming 

Continuous color from daylilies can be achieved by planting everblooming daylilies like 'Stella de Oro', 'Ruby Stella', 'Mini Stella', 'Lemon Lollipop', 'Yellow Lollipop', 'Happy Returns' or Andre's 'Lemon Cap', 'Viette's Lavender Mist', or 'Viette's Tangerine Stella'.
But what is the best way to keep them blooming all through the summer?
Shearing everbloomers once they have finished their first flush of flowers is one way to ensure continuous bloom. Shearing hard will shock them into producing new foliage, stems, and buds.

Cut them Hard!
Shear the foliage to about 2" to 4" above the ground with good quality hedge shears.
Shear back everblooming daylilies to ensure continuous bloom.
Shear back everblooming daylilies to ensure continuous bloom.
Don't Want to Chop?
Another way to keep your everbloomers blooming on and on is to remove the spent flower scapes. This will encourage them to produce more stems and flowers. If the seed pods are allowed to remain on the plant, further stem production and flowering will be reduced.

Other daylilies can be cut back as well!
Daylilies that have finished blooming for the season and where the foliage has declined and become unsightly can also be cut back hard. Although this will not result in new flower scapes (unless they are rebloomers), it will allow beautiful new fresh green foliage to grow out.

Watch Mark's video tip on shearing the everblooming daylily 'Stella de Oro'. 


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Daylily Food and Wine Festival

Daylily Food & Wine Festival

Saturday, July 21st

Sunday, July 22nd 


 16th Annual Daylily Food  

and Wine Festival

 Daylily Food & Wine Festival 

If your idea of a great time is enjoying  

fine food and spirits, learning about gardening, listening to music, and relaxing in a beautiful setting with family and friends, then put these two days on your calendar! 


Daylily Food & Wine Festival

In its 16th year, the Daylily   

and Wine Festival has a new partner and a new name!   

The Viettes have partnered with The Virginia Farm Bureau and Lewis Media Partners to present The Daylily Food and Wine Festival.

This wonderful two day event held on the beautiful grounds of the Andre Viette Farm & Nursery has become one of the largest and most popular summer festivals in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The beautiful rolling property of Andre Viette and the Viette Family will welcome you with lush gardens and of course rows and rows of Daylilies.  


Plus, the festival will offer you something to tantalize all of your senses. From Virginia foods and wines to the regions best arts, crafts and jewelry, to a children's area and live music - there is truly something for everyone to enjoy.   


This year the Daylily Food & Wine Festival features:
  • Virginia Foods for sampling, including peanuts, yummy homemade breads, mixes, oils & vinegars
    and more!     
  • Daylily 'Aunt Emma' A fresh Farmer's Market. Come prepared to take home fresh produce, meats and more from area farmers.     
  • Wine tasting from 18 of Virginia's award winning wineries      
  • Interesting seminars including tips on barbecuing, growing grapes, growing hops, creating miniature gardens, and even gardening for chickens!  
  • LIVE music - Saturday night featuring live modern bluegrass from LOVE CANON and Sunday afternoon featuring local favorite - Bryan Elijah Smith
    The Shenandoah Valley Pipe Band, Little Walter and the Convictions, and The Heifetz Institute will also be performing during the festival. 
  • Don't forget the kids! The newly expanded children's area will offer several hands-on, fun and interactive agricultural/horticultural activities that will help educate kids and families on the yummy and healthy produce options available right near their homes ...  
  • Stroll through the nationally renowned Viette gardens and enjoy over 6 acres of beauty! 

Join us Saturday, July 21 - 10am-7pm and Sunday, July 22 - 12noon - 5pm.


Read more about this fun-filled festival ...  


Order your tickets today at!


Presenting Partners:


Farm Bureau Virginia   Viette Nurseries  Lewis Media Partners 


Major Sponsors: 


          Blue Ridge Beverage                nTelos Wireless

     UVA Health System         REO Distribution 


Contributing Sponsors:

 Martin's  Central Virginia Rental Espoma


Farm Credit VDACS - Virginia Grown Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center Edward Jones
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Andre's Next AAA Trip

February 18 - March 1st, 2013


View from the Viette home in St. Thomas.
View from the Viette home
in St. Thomas.
11-Day Southern Caribbean Cruise


Mark your calendar to join Andre and Claire Viette on Holland America's Noordam for an 11-day Southern Caribbean Cruise. 


Explore the unspoiled natural beauty and tropical beaches of the Caribbean. Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy diving around colorful reefs, snorkeling in crystalline waters, or sailing on a catamaran. If shopping is your sport, you'll find plenty of places to splurge on duty-free treasures.  


You'll visit 7 beautiful islands of the Caribbean and have the opportunity to enjoy private shore excursions including the fabulous 5 acre hilltop home and gardens of the Viettes. 


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