Image size: 28.25″ X 14″
This print frames to approximately: 37.75″ X 23.5″
About the floral art print Called “Spring Bouquet”
This beautiful plantation setting can be found down an old country road just off Shallowford Road in Yadkin County, NC. It’s just a little ways from the banks of the Yadkin River in Huntsville. I have visited this place on numerous occasions especially with my Mother during my younger years. Lola Gray Holden, who owned the property, was a childhood friend of my Mother.
This place was originally a dairy farm owned and operated by the Holden family from 1907 to the late 60’s. They were the first dairy to sell their milk to the Biltmore dairy in the early 60’s. Little did the Lola Gray and Thomas Holden know that their dairy farm would eventually become known for Lola’s love of Irises and Daylilies. For years Lola had developed a love of Irises. Her garden of these beauties that she was selling and trading out of had grown to an acre. Then in the early 1950’s Lola started collecting unnamed varieties of Daylilies that she ordered from the back of magazines. Her husband, Thomas, really got behind her love for the lilies and plowed a large circular bed for them. She even had several varieties of Peonies that when in bloom made the whole farm smelled like heaven.
In 1985 Cas Booe, Lola’s grandson, started the wholesale Daylily business and started selling to the State Road Development. A lot of the Daylilies you see today on the roadside off and on ramps in this area came from this farm. The business grew to over 2,200 varieties of the lilies. They still have thousands of visitors every year looking to purchase their favorite Daylilies and Irises.
Unfortunately, Lola Gray Holden would pass away November 4, 2008 at the age of 88.