2018 Calendar of Events


2018 Calendar of Events

May 12th
Members’ Auction

June 6th9th
National Convention,
Myrtle Beach,
South Carolina

June 16th
Babysitter Distribution

July 21st – picnic

July 27th29th
Regional Meeting,
Halifax, Nova Scotia

August 18th
Annual Sale at Faddegon’s

September 15th – TBD

October 20th
combined meeting with
Hosta Society –
Amy Ziffer, speaker

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.
Meetings begin at 10am
unless otherwise noted.

The daylily in the article
is Watermelon Luminosity
by Kendig, 2004

The daylily in the heading
is Under His Wings
by Lysne, 2015

May Meeting

At Last!! Spring has finally sprung! It seemed like it would never get here. Plants are happy as well, putting on good growth with the warmth and rain.

May is also the month of our Members’ Sale. Frank and Sharon and Cindi have been working hard to get the list of daylilies ready for the sale. The sale date is Saturday, May 12th at 10 am at the Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville.

We will have daylilies from Melanie Mason of Northcountry Daylilies, Rod Lysne of Northern Grown Perennials in Wisconsin, also from Stuart Kendig of Perfect Perennials in York, PA, and from Bill Waldrop who spoke at our Winter Doldrums Meeting. We will also have a few babysitters that have grown and are ready to come back for auction, and some special daylilies from our own members.

This list includes:
ALBERTA CLIPPER
BADGER STATE
CANARY HEIGHTS
CARRIE ELISE
COOLER BY THE LAKE
DON’T CHASE THE FLUSH
DRAGON SHIP
EBONY STANDARD
ESSENSE OF VIOLET
HARMONY ROAD
HEAVENLY MR. FANTASTIC
HEMAN


May Meeting cont.



HADS OFFICERS

Co-Chairs – Bill Wurster
(518) 786-3105 and
Cindi Jones (518) 598-3366
wursterw@verizon.net
cindijones58@gmail.com

Secretary – vacant

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

Committee Chairs
Programs – Speakers

Debi Chowdhury
debichowdhury@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

The daylily in the article
is Worthy of Distinction
by Brunetti, 2007

HEY LOOKIE
HILLSIDE FIRST IMPRESSION
IN THE SHADOWS
KATELYN LILLIE BACHMAN
LEE’S BLUE BAYOU
MIGHTY GOLIATH
MULAN
MYSTIC AMETHYST
NELLIE MCKERLIE
PIRATE RADIO
RASPBERRY CORDIAL
ROCKETS BURSTING IN AIR
RUCKUS
SCARLET PIMPERNEL
SHADOW FLIGHT
SPACECOAST 5 O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE
TANGERINE TICKLES
TAPPAN HILL
UNDER HIS WING
WATERMELON LUMINOSITY
WORTHY OF DISTINCTION

If you want to get a jump on which daylilies you’re lusting for, you can look them all up on the AHS website: www.daylilies.org. So bring your checkbook and a dish to share. You can also bring a friend, but they need to become a member if they want to bid on the daylilies – no problem, it’s only $5.

Some Gardening Events

There’s always so much to do in May. Everyone is reveling in Spring. Here are a few upcoming gardening events:

May 19th – Garden Education Day – sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County Master Gardeners. Held at the Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville – 8:30 am (flyer attached)

May 19th – Capital Roots Plant Sale – held at the Urban Grow Center, 594 River St., Troy, NY – 9 am to 1 pm

May 20th – Siberian Iris and Perennial Sale – sponsored by Capital Hudson Iris Society – helpd at Main Square, 318 Delaware Ave, Delmar – 9 am


Some Gardening Events cont.


2018 National Convention

The National Convention is June 6-9, 2018, at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The 2018 Convention Website is:
http://www.ahs2018convention.org

Contact the Sheraton hotel directly for reservations on 888-627-8203 by 5/5/18 and identify yourself as part of the Daylily Convention to receive the negotiated rate
of $149.

For more information contact convention co-chairs:

Kathy Tinius
Gadc2018@gmail.com
1-843-238-1548
and
Heidi Douglas
Gadc2018@gmail.com
1-843-240-2532

2018 Regional Meeting

There will be a Regional Meeting in 2018 – it will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 27th to 29th. The website is up and running with hotel information, schedules and registration information. The
keynote speaker is Allan Banks, who is a member of the Nova Scotia Daylily Society and hybridizes locally in Nova Scotia. He has 30 registered daylilies.
Get more information on the website:
http://www.nsdsregion4.com

June 2nd – Plant & Bake Sale and Flea Market
– sponsored by Clematis Garden Club, Parking lot
between Tops/GNH, Greenville

June 10th – bus trip to Elizabeth Park Garden
in Hartford, CT and stop at John O’Brien’s Nursery
– sponsored by Capital Hudson Iris Society
– 8 am to 7 pm – Any questions, please call
Euthemia Matsoukas at 518 439-3758.

Tappan Hill by Schmidt-Mason, 2018

Tappan Hill is a very special daylily from our
own Christl Schmidt and Melanie Mason.

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2018 Calendar of Events


2018 Calendar of Events

April 21st – Frank Almquist
“Soils – What’s Under
Your Boots”

May 4th5th
Can Am Classic,
Mississauga, Ontario

May 12th
Members’ Auction

June 6th9th
National Convention,
Myrtle Beach,
South Carolina

June 16th
Babysitter Distribution

July 21st – picnic

July 27th29th
Regional Meeting,
Halifax, Nova Scotia

August 18th
Annual Sale at Faddegon’s

September 15th – TBD

October 20th
combined meeting with
Hosta Society –
Amy Ziffer, speaker

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.
Meetings begin at 10am
unless otherwise noted.

Daylily in the article is
Screen Saver by
Melanie Mason, 2000

The daylily in the heading is
Lookie Loo by M. Holmes, 2016

April Meeting

Our next meeting is Saturday, April 21st
at 10 am
at The Albany County Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville. Frank Almquist will be telling us about “Soils – What’s Under Your Boots.” This discussion on soils will look at what makes the soil work with the plants that are covering the roots. Healthy soils consist of ground rock, minerals, clay and silt, decomposed plant and animal material that fill the voids between the larger particles. Virgin forest soils consist of millions of bacteria, fungi and other soil organisms that convert the mineral and organic matter into food that can be absorbed by plant roots. The goal of this presentation is for the attendees to understand what makes soils work so they can apply the proper amendments and obtain healthy garden soils.

So while we’re waiting for spring to show up, come discover what’s “under your boots” and join us in learning how to make it better for your garden. Bring a friend and a dish to share.

Update on Your Babysitter Plants

Even though Spring is taking its sweet time, our daylilies are trying to wake up and smell the coffee – well, wake up anyway. If yours are like mine, most have started to poke their noses up and stretch while others are sleepyheads. Those of us that have Babysitter Plants (daylilies that we are growing for HADS) need to count the number of fans on each plant and get the information to Frank Almquist falmquist@hvc.rr.com or Sharon Gallucci smgallucci@msn.com


cont. Update on Your Babysitter Plants



HADS OFFICERS

Co-Chairs – Bill Wurster
(518) 786-3105 and
Cindi Jones (518) 598-3366
wursterw@verizon.net
cindijones58@gmail.com

Secretary – vacant

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

Committee Chairs
Programs – Speakers

Debi Chowdhury
debichowdhury@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

Daylilies in the article are:
Shelby by Margo Reed, 2010
and Vincent and Theo by
C.M. Barnes, 2004

If your Babysitter has a sufficient number of fans, Frank or Sharon will ask you to bring it in for the Members’ Auction on May 12th.

It will then be divided for sale in the auction. You will receive a fan to return to your garden as a ‘thank you’ for taking such good care of the plant while it was growing. Whether or not your plant comes back for auction, it’s important to let Frank or Sharon know how many fans the plant has this year. Frank and Sharon keep track of the plants each year to determine their ‘garden worthiness’ and whether the plants are doing well in our climate. If they pout and refuse to grow year after year, it may be that the plant needs a warmer zone and will be given to a Region 4 society further south. In any case, please remember to update Frank and Sharon on the progress of your babysitters each year.

Update on the Members’ Auction

The Members’ Auction is only a month away but plans are already coming together to acquire interesting daylilies to entice our members. We will have some plants from Bill Waldrop, who spoke at our Doldrums party and others from Melanie Mason and other hybridizers. Many of our daylily enthusiasts buy more expensive daylilies to enjoy in their gardens. Over time the plants grow and people would like to share them, but find that the plants are just too special to sell for $10 or $15 in our annual sale at Faddegon’s.


cont. Update on the Members’ Auction


2018 National Convention

The National Convention is June 6-9, 2018, at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The 2018 Convention Website is:
http://www.ahs2018convention.org

Contact the Sheraton hotel directly for reservations on 888-627-8203 by 5/5/18 and identify yourself as part of the Daylily Convention to receive the negotiated rate
of $149.

For more information contact convention co-chairs:

Kathy Tinius
Gadc2018@gmail.com
1-843-238-1548
and
Heidi Douglas
Gadc2018@gmail.com
1-843-240-2532

2018 Regional Meeting

There will be a Regional Meeting in 2018 – it will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 27th to 29th. The website is up and running with hotel information, schedules and registration information. The
keynote speaker is Allan Banks, who is a member of the Nova Scotia Daylily Society and hybridizes locally in Nova Scotia. He has 30 registered daylilies.
Get more information on the website:
http://www.nsdsregion4.com

Daylily in the article is Siloam David Kirchhoff by P. Henry, 1986

If you are growing some special daylilies that you may wish to share with our members, we would love to include them in the Members’ Sale. If your plants have gotten big enough that you’re ready to divide them, please let Cindi Jones know. We would be pleased to offer your extra fans in the Members’ Sale.
cindijones58@gmail.com

Capital Hudson Iris Society Bus Trip

The Capital Hudson Iris Society is sponsoring a trip to Elizabeth Park Gardens in Hartford, CT on Sunday, June 10, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Wade bus will leave from the Crossgates Mall upper peripheral parking lot on the west side of the mall at 8:00 a.m. sharp.