Welcome to Pheasant Gardens
In 2007 we purchased a weed-filled building lot with a big dream. Cecil began transforming this dream by driving for about an hour to build, plant and maintain the gardens. With the maturity of the gardens, the addition of benches and other add-ons our backyard has become a wonderful area of admiration. We welcome all to visit, take photos or simply relax and enjoy.
Cecil first fell in love with Daylilies in the early 2000s. He attended the first NSDS Daylily Daze in Canning, NS where he purchase a few daylilies. Of these there was one called “Three Tiers”. That was his first Double Daylily and to this day his favorite form is the “Double Daylily”.
He began pollenating daylilies in earnest after building the gardens here in Truro. Of course the first ones he toyed with were Doubles. Out of those first crosses came one he eventually registered under the name “Rykers Bubbles” in 2019.
In 2010 he befriended Tim Herrington and Tim encouraged Cecil to pollenate Minis and Smalls. After purchasing some Minis to start a program with, Cecil produced one that he was happy enough with to register it. He named it “Tim’s Running Mate” as it was inspired by Tim and it had “Mayor of Munchkinland” as a parent.