Charlie and Debra returned to Augusta in April of 2002 and embarked on the establishment of Shaw’s Sunshine Gardens. This marked a significant change in lifestyle for the two of them. Debra once again resumed her career and Charlie undertook the role of “daylily farmer.” Charlie left a career as a Board Certified Healthcare Executive with over twenty-two years extensive experience in Information Systems, Health Care Administration and Financial Management to establish Shaw’s Sunshine Gardens. (read more...)
How this couple went from this English village sign...
...To this garden sign in Georgia
"Because of the LORD'S great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV
We are in our off season. We can be available from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Wednesday through Saturday. You must call to schedule a visit to the gardens.
Update: Believe it or not, now years later we are still contending with some ID issues following the filming of The Mule. Our latest challenge has been the neighbor's chickens. They have decided that our gardens are a much better place to forrage for food than thier yard. In addition to scattering mulch everywhere, they seem to really enjoy throwing labels everywhere. The fun never stops.
We played host to Clint Eastwood for a number of scenes for the movie The Mule. Because of this our inventory status for some plants remains a bit unclear for now. Take a look at the trailer for The Mule. You can see Clint Eastwood, aka Earl Stone looking into the gardens.
Check Us Out : THE MULE - Official Trailer
A year in the life of a daylily or what can I expect from my new plants?
Check Us Out : YouTube - Shaw's Sunshine Gardens
To learn more about daylilies join the American Hemerocallis Society