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.


Holiday Party 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

Photos in the article are:
Christmas Present by
Yonski, 2001 And
Christmas Spirit by
Story, 2017

We still feel that the cheapest place to obtain the enlargements is at Wal-Mart, Target, Rite Aid or CVS but if you know of a better source…please let us know! When you arrive at the meeting, each member who will be entering photos will select their own mat color and mount their photos. A black or white mat will be supplied. Please place your name on the back side of each photo. Each member may submit up to two (2) photos per category.

The categories for this year’s photo contest are as follows:

BEST Shade Plant (s) that is NOT a Hosta.
BEST Hosta in a Pot (plain pot or decorative pot)
BEST Vegetable Garden shot

With permission, Dave Jennings would like to again scan your photos so that they can be used in one of their future newsletters. (A simple permission Form will be distributed at the meeting.) He will return originals once they are scanned for future use in our Shades of Green Newsletter if you request them.

So please consider entering those beautiful photos and of course ribbons will be once again awarded!

Please contact Cindy Jennings (UNYHS@aol.com) if you have any questions.

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:
www.nsdsregion4.com


2018 National Convention


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
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.

Make your hotel reservations as soon as you possibly can – you’ll be able to cancel up to 4 pm June 2 if your plans change. There are other events going on at the same time.

For more information contact convention co-chairs:
Kathy Tinius
Gadc2018@gmail.com
1-843-238-1548
Heidi Douglas
Gadc2018@gmail.com
843-240-2532

Christmas Mimosas by Rinke, 2015

Daylily Books Available
on Amazon

As you may already know, many American Hemerocallis Society daylily books are now available for purchase on amazon.com. Two recent publications (The Open Form Daylily and Double Daylilies) are now available for purchase on amazon.com and would make great Christmas gifts for gardeners that love daylilies.

The Open Form Daylily: Spiders, Unusual Forms, and Other “Exotics” by Oliver Billingslea. This publication is first and foremost a botanical book, treating two recognized classes of daylilies, “spiders” and “unusual forms,” while the final chapter offers a brief look at those open form daylilies which hybridizers sometimes call “flamboyants” or “exotics.” It is a book designed for the pleasure of the ordinary reader, as well as the aficionado who seeks more information on the detailed history of these increasingly popular forms. 232 pages, 616 full-color illustrations, 10 sketches; softbound, first edition (2017). Paperback from $25.00


Daylily Books Available on Amazon cont.


Double Daylilies: Twice the Fun, Editor Scott Elliott. The definitive guide to double daylilies. This is the first American Hemerocallis Society publication devoted solely to the double daylily form. The book begins with The History of Double Flowers in the American Hemerocallis Society, written by David Kirchhoff. This chapter follows the development of the double daylily form beginning with H. ‘Kwanso’ and ending around the year 2000. Chapter Two is an illustrated guide to the double form complete with methods to distinguish it from the other forms, especially forms often

mistakenly confused as doubles, such as polymerous and cristate. Chapter Three is a scientific discussion on what make a double ‘double’ and why it can occasionally be difficult to obtain consistent doubling. Chapter Four, The Hybridizers: Part 1 highlights the 12 most prominent current hybridizers of double daylilies, with extensive profiles of each. Chapter Five continues the profiles in The Hybridizers: Part 2, by Bruce Kovach, highlighting another 21 hybridizers. This is followed by Chapter Six, Awards and Honors; a compilation of the individual cultivar awards received by double daylilies in the American Hemerocallis Society. Pictures of all the most recent winning cultivars are included. The book concludes with perhaps the most exciting chapter, The Future: Seedlings and Future Introductions. In this chapter, a panel of 15 double hybridizers chose 73 seedlings, out of the many hundreds submitted, as best representing the cutting edge and future of doubles for the next few years. 110 pages, 341 full color illustrations, softbound; first edition January 2016. Paperback from $20.00 and Kindle at $9.99. Photo in article is Island Christmas Party by Rasmussen, 2004

The Duties
of the Chairperson:

• Appoint new or reappoint
  committee chairs after
  the election

• Set dates for meetings at the
  Cooperative Extension
  and Colonie Library

• Insure Treasurer sends
  Insurance Certificate to
  the Cooperative Extension

• Insure auction plants are selected
  for the Members’ Sale

• Be available if Babysitter Committee
  needs help

• Submit paperwork for a table at the
  spring Garden Show

• Prepare and submit article for the
  Regional newsletter twice a year

• Make sure there’s a committee for the
  annual sale and tasks are outlined so
  everything is done on time

• Keep and update a calendar of events to
  insure all tasks by operating committees
  are accomplished on a timely basis and in
  time for the event

• Keep in touch with Regional leaders to be
  informed about Regional events.
  Make arrangements for attendance at
  Regional meetings

Christmas Hugs by Shooter, 2013


November Meeting


2017 Calendar of Events

November 11th – CD
Philadelphia Flower Show

Meeting at 10 am at
The Colonie Town Library

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

January 6th – TBD

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

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.

Photo in the article is
Exotic Holiday by Hansen, 1999

The daylily in the heading is
Autumn Wood by H. Dougherty,
1991 (photo from Oakes Daylilies)

November Meeting

The meeting in November will be Saturday, November 11th at 10 am at the William K Sanford Library in Colonie. There will be a showing of a CD of the Philadelphia
Flower Show.

Holiday Party

We are joining with the Upstate NY Hosta Society for our Holiday Party this year. We are hoping that in bringing the two groups together that people won’t have to choose which party to attend and we’ll have a larger crowd and lots
of fun!

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

Cindy Jennings has graciously agreed to Chair our Joint Holiday Party this year! We will be holding a Photo Contest at our gathering so see the details below.

We have also decided to continue with their traditional theme again this year of “Helping Hands for the Holidays.” It was decided that


Holiday Party 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

Photos in article is:
November Sunset
by S. Holmes, 2017

we would 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 their own place setting and 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

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.

We still feel that the cheapest place to obtain the enlargements is at Wal-Mart, Target, Rite Aid or CVS but if you know of a better source…please let us know! When you arrive at the meeting, each member who will be entering photos will select their own mat color and mount their photos. A black or white mat will be supplied. Please place your name on the back side of