May Meeting


2019 Calendar of Events

May 11thPlease Note:
the Members’ Sale has been
moved to the June 15th meeting.

Frank Almquist will speak about photography at the May meeting.
10 am at the Coop. Ext. offices

May 25th and 26th – Sharon
Springs Garden Party, Sharon Springs, NY

June 15th – Members’ Sale
and Babysitter Distribution

July 10th – 13th
National Convention,
Middleton, WI

July 13th – picnic

July 19th – 20th
Regional Meeting

August 17th – Annual Sale
at Faddegon’s

September 21st – TBD

October 19th – TBD

November – TBD

December 14th
Holiday Party with UNYHS.

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.

The daylily in the heading is
Danube Sunrise by Stelter, 2016

May Meeting

Our Members’ Sale has been postponed until the June 15th meeting. When we met in April, several members didn’t feel their daylilies were out of the ground enough to get a good idea of how many fans there were on the plants. It was suggested that the Members’ Sale be postponed until June. Since the distribution of the babysitter plants doesn’t take much time, a motion was made and seconded to move the Members’ Sale to the June meeting. A vote was taken and the motion was passed.

Join us on May 11th at 10 am at the Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville for A Short Course in Photography in the Garden. Frank Almquist has graciously agreed to be our speaker. Frank has been making garden pictures for years and collected a group of images on what to do – and not to do – when photographing. The program will discuss how a camera works, how to use various lenses, then spend some time on composition. To enforce points on composition, examples of good and bad photos are included in the talk.

The audience will have the opportunity to see the differences in photographing in sunlight as opposed to light shade. The advantage of early morning and late evening photography will also be discussed. Some techniques on photo editing will also be covered.

Come on Saturday and get some pointers on how to take great pictures for our Photo Contest at the December holiday gathering! Bring a friend and a dish to share.


Sharon Springs Garden Party



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:
Gryphon Warsaw Rising by Stelter, 2011
Gryphon Handow Legacy by Stelter, 2012

Sharon Springs Garden Party

Sharon Springs is holding a Garden Party on May 25th and 26th. The event is held in beautiful Sharon Springs, NY, and will have handcrafted and artisan New York and USA producers. HADS will have a booth there which Barbara Sander and Don Constantino have graciously offered to maintain for the event. Plan on visiting if you can and help out Barbara and Don at the booth.

Babysitter Plants Fan Count

With the extension of the Members’ Sale to June, we should all have no excuses for not getting the fan count on our babysitter plants to Frank Almquist and Sharon Gallucci. We should also know by now which of our babysitter plants will be coming back for the Members’ Sale.

2019 Regional Meeting

The Long Island Daylily Society (LIDS) invites you to join us Friday, July 19, through Saturday, July 20, in Long Island, New York, for the 2019 AHS Region Four Meeting. Our guest speaker is hybridizer Gil Stelter, owner of Gryphon Gardens in Guelph, Ontario.

The host hotel is the HILTON LONG ISLAND/ HUNTINGTON
598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville NY 631-577-1506
www.Hiltonlongisland.com
Mention “LIDS” to get the group rate of $165 per night.


Save the Date


Edinburgh by Stelter, 2013

Gryphon Stanley Saxton by Stelter, 2013

Rochester High Falls by Stelter, 2016

Check our website for details about each tour garden and open gardens:
www.longislanddaylily.weebly.com

Featured Tour Gardens
“Imagine” Garden – Joan and Charlie Lundin Whispering Hills – Pat Sayers Hidden Harbor – Chris Petersen/ Steve Widom LIDS’ AHS Display Garden- Planting Fields Arboretum

Open Gardens Friday and/or Sunday
Elliot, Rachel and Dave Turkiew, Paul Limmer, Barbara Schenk, Joan and Charlie Lundin, Pat Sayers, Chris Petersen, Buck Bucklin, John and Muriel Stahl, Mary Kay Denman, and More!

Friday, July 19
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Open Gardens
  – times will vary
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Registration,
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Boutique Open
6:30 pm –7:30 pm Social Hour/Cash Bar
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Dinner
  Region Four Auction

Saturday, July 20
6:45 am – 7:15 am Registration/
  Grab & Go Breakfast
7:15 am – 7:30 am Bus Loads
7:45 am Bus Departs
8:30 am – 9:30 am “Imagine” Garden,
  East Setauket
10:15 am – 11:15 am Whispering Hills,
  Huntington
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Hidden Harbor,
  Asharoken
1:30 pm – 3:20 pm Planting Fields Arboretum
  – Lunch and Saxton Seedling Bed
3:20 pm Bus leaves Arboretum
4:00 pm Boutique Open
4:30 – 5:00 Possible workshop
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Social Hour/Cash Bar
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Banquet Dinner
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Regional Business
  Meeting/Awards
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Guest Speaker Gil Stelter



April Meeting


2019 Calendar of Events

April 20th – Kathy Purdy will talk
about Colchicums: Autumns Best Kept Secret
10 am at the Coop. Ext. offices

May 3rd – 4thth – Can Am
Classic, Mississauga, Ontario

May 11th – Members’ Sale

May 25th and 26th – Sharon
Springs Garden Party, Sharon Springs, NY

June 15th – Babysitter Distribution

July 10th – 13th
National Convention,
Middleton, WI

July 13th – picnic

July 19th – 20th
Regional Meeting

August 17th – Annual Sale
at Faddegon’s

September 21st – TBD

October 19th – TBD

November – TBD

December 14th – Holiday
Party with UNYHS.

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 heading is:
Dark Hollow by Reed, 2018

April Meeting

Join us on April 20th at 10 am at the Cooperative Extension offices on Martin Rd. in Voorheesville, NY, for an informative talk on Colchicums – they’re not really crocuses. But Kathy Purdy will clear up the differences.

Our speaker will be Kathy Purdy who will talk about Colchicums: Autumn’s Best-Kept Secret – Colchi-what? If you’ve never heard of colchicums before, you’ll be running to your catalogs to order some after hearing Kathy’s talk. These underused hardy bulbs bring bright color to the fall garden. Kathy will tell you everything you need to know to grow them successfully, including the best varieties for various garden situations and ideal plants to partner with them. She’ll even let you know her sources for the rarest and scarcest. If you don’t yet grow colchicums, it’s time you were in on the secret!

An award-winning garden blogger and writer, published in regional and national magazines, Kathy Purdy has grown colchicums for over twenty years. Charmed by these unusual corms, she became a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into confirmed colchicophiles. Kathy wrote the definitive article on colchicums for The American Gardener magazine in 2007. She currently grows over fifty varieties in her Chenango County garden.


23rd Annual CanAm Classic



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 is:
Garden Fairy by Reed, 2018

23rd Annual CanAm Classic

The 23rd Annual CanAm Classic is May 3rd and 4th in Mississauga, Ontario at the Doubletree
by Hilton Toronto Airport West Hotel
5444 Dixie Road
Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2L2
Phone 905-624-1144
(1 block south of the 401)

Registration (after April 1/19) $135 Cdn
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION CLOSED

SPEAKERS:
ALLAN BANKS – NS Harbour Breezes Daylilies
KAROL EMMERICH – MN Springwood Gardens
JAMIE GOSSARD – OH Heavenly Gardens
MIKE GROSSMAN – MNNorthern Lights
  Daylilies
RICH HOWARD – CTCT Daylily
KATHLEEN NORDSTROM – MNNorthern Lights
  Daylilies

Optional Friday evening dinner at Montanas (across the street)

Speakers Friday evening and all day Saturday Lunch included on Saturday. Optional banquet on Saturday night Plant Sale, Live Auction, Silent Auction, Chinese Auction and lots of fun!

More information and the complete agenda is available on the Ontario Daylily Society website:
www.ontariodaylily.on.ca

Sharon Springs Garden Party

Sharon Springs is holding a Garden Party on May 25th and 26th. The event is held in beautiful Sharon Springs, NY, and will have handcrafted and artisan New York and USA producers. HADS will have a booth there which Barbara Sander and Don Constantino have graciously offered to maintain for the event. Plan on visiting if you can and help out Barbara and Don at the booth.


Are Your Babysitter Plants Coming Up?


2019 Regional Meeting

The Long Island Daylily Society (LIDS) invites you to join us Friday, July 19, through Saturday, July 20, in Long Island, New York, for the 2019 AHS Region Four Meeting. Our guest speaker is hybridizer Gil Stelter, owner of Gryphon Gardens in Guelph, Ontario.

The host hotel is the HILTON LONG ISLAND/ HUNTINGTON
598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville NY
631-577-1506
www.Hiltonlongisland.com
Mention “LIDS” to get the group rate
of $165 per night.

Check our website for details about each tour garden and open gardens:
www.longislanddaylily.weebly.com

Capital District Garden and Flower Show

The booth at the flower show was a big hit! Many, many thanks to everyone who contributed their time and efforts to make the booth beautiful and attention catching!

Daylilies in the article are:
Graces of Ganymede by Reed, 2003
Plumbum by Reed, 2017

Are Your Babysitter Plants Coming Up?

Yes, I know it’s early yet, but our daylilies are coming up! I’ve already had to put down Deer Scram because the pesky critters have started to munch the tender new shoots.

So as you survey your gardens, keep in mind that Frank Almquist and Sharon Gallucci need to know how many fans your babysitter plants have this year. It’s important to get this information to them as soon as possible, because if the babysitter has enough fans, it will come back to the Members’ Sale on May 11th. You will receive a fan to take back to your garden as a thank you for taking such good care of your babysitter plant.

It may seem early to ask for this information, but May 11th is only 4 weeks away and pictures and details for all the plants in the sale needs to be gathered. Thanks for your help in reporting on your babysitters!