No one leaves this garden without something.
By Rebecca Bull Reed / Photography Ralph Anderson
The sign by the drive saying "The Garden Is Open" is akin to Lucy's "The Doctor Is In" sign in Peanuts, except here advice is always free. Sam and Linda Christine of Aiken, South Carolina, are on a back-door basis with everyone and take kindly to absolute strangers happening by, especially during daylily season. That's how I found them―word of mouth through a friend's mom. In a recent interview with these Master Gardeners, I asked them for tips on growing one of the South's perennial favorites―daylilies (Hemerocallis hybrids).