Virtual Meeting From CDS – Sat. Aug 25, 2021

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The Connecticut Daylily Society has invited us to join them for a virtual session. Link will be sent to members via email when we get it.

SAVE THE DATE! 9/25/21

Please join the Connecticut Daylily Society on Saturday, September 25 at 1:00 pm. The American Hemerocallis (Daylily) Society President, Scott Elliott of Maneki Neko Gardens in Ellabelle, Georgia, will be the guest for our Zoom Meeting! Scott focuses on doubles, unusual forms. miniatures, and spiders. He will be speaking on the latest of his hybridizing program, along with news and updates from the American Daylily Society. Scott’s talk will be followed by a Q&A on daylily culture. A further email advising of the Zoom log-on will be sent in advance of the program.

Be there for what’s sure to be a wonderful presentation!

Check out Scott’s Website

2021 Possibilities!

2021 Calendar of Events

Region 4 Summer Meeting
Saturday July 17
in Avon, CT
– BUS Day TRIP
Regional Meeting Website https://cdsregional.weebly.com/

Week of August 16-20 – preparations for the Annual Sale. Specific dates/times/places TBD.

August 21st – Big Annual Sale at Faddegon’s in Latham, Ny

The Albany Co-Cooperative Ext.
is located at 24 Martin Road,
Voorheesville, NY. 12186.
Meetings begin at 10 am
unless otherwise noted.
The William K Sanford
Town Library is located at
629 Albany Shaker Rd,
Loudonville,NY 12211.
  2021 – Restarting Activities
    As things open up, we are starting to add things back to the calendar, even if we have to make changes to accommodate the new normal. The Cooperative Extension offices are still closed to us, but the employees have returned to work, so we are hoping they may come up with rules to allow us back soon.

As we wait, we are planning a bus day trip to the regional meeting in Avon, CT. The details are still being ironed out, but due to covid, the meeting is only in the afternoon and we are planning to visit gardens on the way there and the way back. The date is Saturday July 17, 2021, and we are hoping to leave around 8 am from some exit off the Northway in Latham or Colonie. We think we will be returning between 7 and 8 pm. For more details and how to sign-up: http://hudsonadirondackdaylilysociety.org/?page_id=6453

Also, the Faddegon’s sale, also known as the Annual Sale, has been approved for the morning of August 21. This is a sale of daylilies to the members and the public. In order to make this sale happen, it requires lots of help from the members the week before the sale. If you are able, please consider helping. We need to dig some plants, clean the separate them, and package and label for the sale. The specific dates/times/places will be published as we get closer and can judge the weather. We will also need help with setup at Faddegon’s on the day of the sale.

And if you have plants to donate to the sale, we will need that information ahead of time so was can prepare. Watch your email for details on what we need. And we are grateful to people who can dig their own plants, but talk to us if you need help and we will see what we can do.

2020 July Picnic and August Sale

2020 Calendar of Events

July 11th – Picnic CANCELLED

Region 4 Summer Meeting
CANCELLED July 17th to 19th
in Avon, CT


August 15thBig Annual Sale
CANCELLED


September 19th – Robert Clyde
Anderson

October 17th – TBD

November 21st – Diane Steele –
workshop on boxwood trees

The Albany Co-Cooperative Ext.
is located at 24 Martin Road,
Voorheesville, NY. 12186.
Meetings begin at 10 am
unless otherwise noted.

The William K Sanford
Town Library is located at
629 Albany Shaker Rd,
Loudonville,NY 12211.

Daylilies in the article are:
Longlesson Life Is Good
by M. Mason, 2012 and
Spacecoast Starburst by
J. Kinnebrew, 1998

The daylily in the heading is
Best Behavior by M. Mason, 2002

July Picnic and August Sale

As this very strange year continues, we are faced with continuing to cancel events. Our picnic is next on the chopping block. The Cooperative Extension offices are still closed – it doesn’t make sense to hold a gathering there if the building is closed and bathrooms would not be available. So we felt it was the best decision to cancel the picnic.

We are also cancelling our Annual Sale at Faddegon’s Nursery in August. It would be difficult to control the number of people in the annual house at one time and social distance the line of people waiting. Also, there is a limit to the number of people that can be in the garden center at the same time. Faddegon’s isn’t comfortable hosting the sale. In addition, the sale prep would be difficult to coordinate. So, all in all, we felt it was best not to hold the sale this year.

2020 July Picnic and August Sale cont.


HADS OFFICERS

Co-Chairs
Debi Chowdhury –
debichowdhury@yahoo.com
and Michelle Young
youngs@socialscience.net

Secretary – Kathryn Mohr
kemohrke@aol.com

Treasurer – Carol Volungus
(518) 383-0447
daylilly@juno.com

Committee Chairs
Programs – Speakers

Debi Chowdhury
debichowdhury@yahoo.com
and Diane Steele
yankeefloral@yahoo.com

Historian – vacant

Newsletter Editor
Stephanie Kronau
skronau@nycap.rr.com

Hospitality – Barbara Sander
and Don Constantino
bsander@nycap.rr.com

Sunshine – Debi Chowdhury
debichowdhury@yahoo.com

Babysitter Plants
Frank Almquist
falmquist@hvc.rr.com
and Sharon Gallucci
smgallucci@msn.com

Display Garden
Pat & Don Salhoff
psalhoff@verizon.net

Website – Janet Spychalski
Janet.Spychalski@its.ny.gov

Photographer – Cindi Jones
cindijones58@gmail.com

Membership – Carol Volungus
daylilly@juno.com
4 Applewood Dr.,
Rexford. NY 12148

Publicity – Cathy Fruhauf
cathyfruhauf@hotmail.com
and Diane Steele
yankeefloral@yahoo.com

Scholarship Chair
Cindy Jennings
CindyJenningsNY@aol.com

We’ll see how things go for September. It may be possible to do a talk through Zoom. Many speakers are using Zoom to present their talks to people. It has worked very well in several presentations.

HADS Scholarship Winner!
From Cindy Jennings, Scholarship Chair

Many “thanks” go out to the excellent committee members who chose a wonderful candidate for the 2020 HADS Scholarship. This year’s student recipient, Samantha Bjorklun was a student from Schenendehowa High School who plans to attend college this fall majoring in Environmental Science at Syracuse Environmental School of Forestry.

While in high school Samantha had excellent school achievement; she was a member of the Science National Honor Society where she became an active participant in food sustainability by helping to implement composting bins throughout the school grounds. She is presently working outside the home to assist her family in making her dream to go to college possible.

Samantha wrote a “thank you” note to the membership expressing her appreciation for being chosen as this year’s scholarship winner. She wrote of her concern as to the future with the COVID-19 virus and how colleges will handle enrollments, but she is hopeful she will still be able to attend college in the fall.

Daylilies is the articles above are:
Greywoods Cowgirl Casanova by Wilkinson, 2012 and Mighty Goliath by Gossard, 2007

2020 June Meeting

2020 Calendar of Events

June 20th – Members’ Sale –
CANCELLED

July 11th – Picnic

Region 4 Summer Meeting
CANCELLED July 17th to 19th
in Avon, CT


August 15thBig Annual Sale

September 19th – Robert Clyde
Anderson

October 17th – TBD

November 21st – Diane Steele –
workshop on boxwood trees

The Albany Co-Cooperative Ext.
is located at 24 Martin Road,
Voorheesville, NY. 12186.
Meetings begin at 10 am
unless otherwise noted.

The William K Sanford
Town Library is located at
629 Albany Shaker Rd,
Loudonville,NY 12211.

Daylilies in the article are:
Whip City Drunken Monkey
by L. Jones, 2020 and
Big Honking Thora the Viking
by L. Jones, 2020

The daylily in the heading is
Whip City Dangling in the Wind
by L .Jones, 2020

June Meeting

We have decided to cancel the June Meeting and Members’ Sale for this year. The Cooperative Extension offices are still closed.

We are still anticipating holding the Annual Sale at Faddegon’s in August. However, as we muddle through this pandemic, things could change.

Discussions are underway about whether we will be able to hold the picnic. No decisions have yet been made and there will most likely be restrictions.

2020 June Meeting cont.


HADS OFFICERS

Co-Chairs
Debi Chowdhury –
debichowdhury@yahoo.com
and Michelle Young
youngs@socialscience.net

Secretary – Kathryn Mohr
kemohrke@aol.com

Treasurer – Carol Volungus
(518) 383-0447
daylilly@juno.com

Committee Chairs
Programs – Speakers

Debi Chowdhury
debichowdhury@yahoo.com
and Diane Steele
yankeefloral@yahoo.com

Historian – vacant

Newsletter Editor
Stephanie Kronau
skronau@nycap.rr.com

Hospitality – Barbara Sander
and Don Constantino
bsander@nycap.rr.com

Sunshine – Debi Chowdhury
debichowdhury@yahoo.com

Babysitter Plants
Frank Almquist
falmquist@hvc.rr.com
and Sharon Gallucci
smgallucci@msn.com

Display Garden
Pat & Don Salhoff
psalhoff@verizon.net

Website – Janet Spychalski
Janet.Spychalski@its.ny.gov

Photographer – Cindi Jones
cindijones58@gmail.com

Membership – Carol Volungus
daylilly@juno.com
4 Applewood Dr.,
Rexford. NY 12148

Publicity – Cathy Fruhauf
cathyfruhauf@hotmail.com
and Diane Steele
yankeefloral@yahoo.com

Scholarship Chair
Cindy Jennings
CindyJenningsNY@aol.com

We will keep you updated on changes.

Just in case we are able to hold the Faddegon’s sale, keep an eye on your daylilies and see if you have any that can be included in the sale. Many details still remain to be worked out, but we’re trying to plan.

Message from Region 4

We have received a message from Luanne Madden, our Region 4 President, that our votes are needed!

Greetings Region 4 members. I hope everyone is doing well. As we are starting daylily season, I am reminding members to
participate in voting for 2 categories:
1) Regional Director
2) Region 4 Hybridizer Award

Both ballots are available on our website:
www.ahsregion4.org

Please visit the website and take a moment to vote! The Regional Director ballot is due July 2, 2020. The Hybridizer award vote is due September 1, 2020.

Since the Regional Meeting has been cancelled, we need members to participate in the election for Regional Director. Please help us out by downloading the ballot and returning it to Carl Harmon. Thanks in advance and stay safe, Luanne

Daylilies in the article are:
Whip City Lake Breezes, Knoll Cottage Miss Fussy and Whip City Valley Breezes by L. Jones, 2020