Shade Garden

Walking up to our shade garden

Welcome to Centerpiece Gardens, your source for great plants and both singles and wonderful doubles.

We are located in Suwanee, Georgia, about 35 miles northeast of Atlanta and in zone 7a.

I have been known to only hybridize doubles but recently I have branched out on my singles program. In the next couple of years, you should see some wonderful singles that we have created. Check out our seedling pictures

Our recent introductions have been hybridized in Suwanee, Georgia

Our climate here runs from highs in the mid to upper 90's and lows about 10-15 degrees. Dormants, Semi-evergreens and Evergreens grow well here so our hybridizing program uses a blend of all three. We are trying to work on using more and more dormants.

We ship a bonus plant(s) with every order, usually a very new one with new intros and recent ones with recent intros.

In 2018, our good friend Lee Pickles died. But, before he died he asked me to take over his program and move his plants to my garden. As most of you know Lee had a fantastic red program, along with some great chalky purples. All the plants were moved before he died and are growing and being evaluated in our Georgia garden. All proceeds from the sale of all plants will be donated to his widow Jean Pickles. Please make all checks out to "Jean Pickles".

Bruce Kovach has been hybridizing daylilies for around 20 years, and you can be assured that the plants are selected for garden vigor in normal growing conditions. He is an AHS garden Judge and selects for good plant habits, vigorous growth, sunfastness, clarity of color, and uniqueness.

We grow about 2000 seedlings each year, 60% of those are doubles.

We start shipping around April 15th. Any earlier, and we still can be experiencing freezing weather. If we expect a late frost here in Georgia we try and cover all our plants to minimize the cold effect.

We love visitors by appointment, please email or call first! Our email address is centerpiecegardens@gmail.com and our phone number is: 770-815-8921. Please leave a message (because of all the robocalls) and I will get back to you.

Bruce does accept speaking engagements depending on his schedule. Please call or email and we can talk about it. We normally ask for travel expenses and give intros to the club or region to help defray costs.

We also have a special price program for club purchases. Please call to discuss.

Contact Info

Centerpiece Gardens
1170 Burgess Dr.
Suwanee, GA 30024

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