2018 Calendar of Events


2018 Calendar of Events

February 18th – Sunday –
Winter Doldrums –
Speaker Bill Waldrop

March 3rd
Spring Garden Day

March 24th
Meeting at the HVCC
Flower Show

April 21st – Frank Almquist
“Life in the Soil”

May 12th
Members’ Auction

June 6th – 9th
National Convention,
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

June 16th
Babysitter Distribution

July 21st – picnic

July 27th-29th
Regional Meeting,
Halifax, Nova Scotia

August 18th
Annual Sale at Faddegon’s

September 15th – TBD

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 article is
Master Sergeant Kenneth Lane
by Bill Waldrop, 2018

The daylily in the heading is
Kennesaw Sunset by Bill Waldrop, 2018

Winter Doldrums

Everyone looks forward to the Winter Doldrums Party! This year the party will be Sunday, February 18th at the Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville. We will start at 11 am to set up food and beverages. There is always fabulous food and conversations with other gardeners. Bring a friend and a favorite dish to share. HADS will provide beverages and place settings. We will also have a door prize table so bring something garden related if you like. Our speaker is Bill Waldrop of Kennesaw Mountain Daylily Gardens. Check out his website at:
http://www.kennesawmountaindaylilygardens.com

Bill Waldrop has been growing Daylilies for over 25 years and even though he knows a lot about growing them, he continues to learn from his own experiences and the experiences of others. Bill hopes you will enjoy seeing the newest daylilies he has hybridized as well as some of his older ones. Bill’s wife, Diana, has added many Irises to their garden. Since the irises usually bloom early, they love growing them in three different areas. Bill particularly likes the bearded Iris. They have Japanese Iris growing in the garden, but it also does extremely well in their Koi Pond.

When you have a garden, you also have shade. It’s going to happen. You start off with a small tree and before you know it, it’s 10 feet tall with many leaves. Since daylilies don’t grow well in shade, Bill and Diana find a plant that will grow there. Hostas! A friend gave them Sum and Substance many years ago and it is Bill’s favorite. Diana has it planted by the front door and each year it grows to over three feet. They have other hostas as well, and you probably know that the deer, who love daylilies, also love hostas. Diana also grows miniature hostas in one of the back beds. Bill will tell us how they avoid providing deer their daylily and hosta meals. Bill and Diana also grow unusual trees, like Banana Trees, Lilac bushes, and really all kinds of companion plants.


Winter Doldrums 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

Daylilies in artricle:
Burnt Hickory and Opa Klaus
by Bill Waldrop

In the program that Bill has planned he will speak about a new double daylily that he’s made by crossing a seedling with Sebastian the Crab. Bill will also focus on his new double, OPA KLAUS and show us his introductions from 2018 and 2017, plus many additional introductions that have received honors from members
of AHS.

Bill Waldrop attended Marietta High School and Georgia State University before graduating from Mercer Law School. He practiced law for 30 years in Brunswick and Marietta. He started growing daylilies around 1995 and he liked them so much he eventually removed his entire ½ acre vegetable garden and instead planted just daylilies. Many friends came to see the daylilies and there were several newspaper articles about his garden. His daylily garden was featured on “Gardener’s Diary” on HGTV in 2001. As his interest grew, he served as General Counsel for the AHS from 2000 to 2005. He and his wife, Diana, ultimately founded the Cobb County Daylily Society, and he has served two terms as President, while Diana has served two terms as Secretary and is currently the President. Diana and Bill have been married forty-eight years and they have one daughter, Kelley, and one granddaughter, Lily Rae. Bill retired from his law practice in 2007 to grow daylilies full time. He currently has 71 daylily introductions. In addition to daylilies and his family, Bill enjoys photography, greenhouse gardening, and Georgia Tech sports. He is a member of the Marietta First United Methodist Church and has taught Sunday School for many years.



As a Daylily Hybridizer, Bill has won many awards including multiple Honorable Mentions, the Award of Merit, the AHS President’s Cup, an Achievement Medal and the Ophelia Taylor Award.

Spring Garden Day

Don’t forget CCE’s Spring Garden Day on March 3rd. The Keynote discussion is Exploring the Farm to Table Revolution and there is a talk on The Magic of Innisfree, along with many other interesting and informative classes.

Daylilies in article:
Dark Eclipse and Lydia’s
Regal Robe (Stout Medal Candidate)
by Bill Waldrop

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
http://www.Gadc2018@gmail.com
1-843-238-1548

Heidi Douglas
http://www.Gadc2018@gmail.com/
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


2018 Calendar of Events


2018 Calendar of Events

January 6th
Stacey from Brookside Nursery
in Ballston Spa and
Philadelphia Flower Show DVD

February 18th – Sunday –
Winter Doldrums –
Speaker Bill Waldrop

March 24th
HVCC Flower Show

April 21st – TBD

May 12th
Members’ Auction

June 6th – 9th
National Convention,
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

June 16th
Babysitter Distribution

July 21st – picnic

July 27th-29th
Regional Meeting,
Halifax, Nova Scotia

August 18th
Annual Sale at Faddegon’s

September 15th – TBD

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
Sweet Chance by
Sandy Holmes, 2017

January Meeting

Our meeting is January 6th at 10 am at the William K Sanford Town Library in Colonie. Stacey from Brookside Nursery in Ballston Spa will speak about perennials and shrubs. Stacey manages the Garden Center at the nursery and
is very knowledgeable about plants. She orders the plants for the nursery and will have information about some that are not your typical “Grandmother’s” plants.

Also at the meeting, Debi Chowdhury will show her DVD of the Philadelphia Flower Show. So come in out of the cold and get your fix of plants and gardening to lighten the winter. Bring a friend and a dish to share.

Winter Doldrums

Everyone looks forward to our Winter Doldrums Party! This year the party will be Sunday,
February 18th at the Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville. We will start at 11 am to set up food and beverages. There will be much more about the party in February’s newsletter, but we wanted to pique your interest ahead of time. Our speaker will be Bill Waldrop from Kennesaw Mountain Daylilies in Georgia. He has an extensive garden of daylilies, hostas and irises and the full write up of his talk will be in the February newsletter.

Looking for Something to Do in January?

The Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Annual Winter Lecture will be held on Saturday, January 13th at 2:00 pm at the Lenox Memorial High School in Lenox, MA. The speaker this year is
Ken Druse who will speak about the New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change. Ken details new ways of looking at all aspects of the gardening process in topics such as designing your garden, choosing and planting trees, preparing soil, solving the deer problem, and the vast array of flowers and foliage – all within the challenges of a changing climate, shrinking resources, and new weather patterns. Ken knows that the best defense is to create a cool, verdant retreat – he says, “The garden of the future will be in the shade.”


Looking for something to do
in January?



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

You can find out more about this celebrated speaker and author and also purchase tickets at the Berkshire Botanical Garden’s website:
http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/

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

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/


2017-18 Calendar of Events


2017-2018 Calendar of Events

December 9th – Holiday Party
with UNYHS – Holy Redeemer
Church, Scotia – 12 noon

January 6th
Philadelphia Flower Show
DVD

February 18th – Sunday –
Winter Doldrums –
Speaker Bill Waldrop

March 24th
HVCC Flower Show

April 21st – TBD

May 12th
Members’ Auction

June 16th
Babysitter Distribution

July 21st – picnic

July 27th-29th
Regional Meeting,
Halifax, Nova Scotia

August 18th
Annual Sale at Faddegon’s

September 15th – TBD

October 20th – TBD

Please note:
Dates for meetings from
April to October are still
tentative

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
Christmas Greetings by Salter,
2005 Daylily in article is
Christmas Flower by
Sattelmeier, 2017

Holiday Party

The Holiday Party will be held on December 9th in the Fellowship Hall at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Corner of Glen Ave. and South Reynold’s Street, Scotia, NY beginning at
12:00 Noon.

In the spirit of “Helping Hands for the Holidays,” we will donate toys or books to our local Ronald McDonald House for children going into Albany Medical Center for treatment. Please bring only new toys or books for children ages 2 to 8.

Gift Exchange: Members who would like to be involved in a Holiday Gift Exchange should wrap a gift with an average price of $15.00 in value and bring it to the party. Please do not place any nametags on your gift. Only those who bring a gift to exchange are eligible to participate. We will use the same exchange rules as last year with each gift only being permitted to be swapped once; however, due to more people attending, you will have to be prepared to make your swap within one minute after your number is pulled or you will be asked to just take a new unopened gift from those remaining!

Dish to share: As is our tradition, each member is asked to bring a favorite holiday dish to pass. A stove is available if food must be held at a warm temperature.

If you have questions on the Holiday Party, please send an e-mail to Cindy Jennings at: UNYHS@aol.com or feel free to call her at (518) 541-3598.

Please Bring your Beautiful Photos to our Holiday Party! Since members had so much fun at our first two photo contests, we thought we would repeat it again at this year’s Holiday Gathering. So please sort through all those beautiful photos you have taken! Photos must be 5″ X 7″ size with no frames or mats.