April Meeting Cancelled


2020 Calendar of Events

April 18thCANCELLED
Denise Maurer will talk about “Stunning Succulents”

CanAm Classic
CANCELLED
May 1st to 3rd
,
Mississauga, Ontario

May 9th – Shakespeare in the
Garden with Master Gardener Cathie Gifford

National Convention
May 25th to 27th 2020

in Savannah, GA

June 20th – Members’ Sale

July 11th – Picnic

Region 4 Summer Meeting
CANCELLED
July 17th to 19th

in Avon, CT

August 15th – Big 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.

Corylopsis spicata or Spike Winterhazel is in the picture

The daylily in the heading is Unbridled By Constraints by C. Hanson, 2014

APRIL MEETING CANCELLED

Not surprisingly, the April meeting was cancelled. We are still under “Stay at Home” orders and businesses are closed, including the Cooperative Extension offices. Many of us were looking forward to Denise’s presentation on succulents; hopefully, we’ll be able to connect with Denise at some time in the future.

Next on the Agenda

We are all waiting to see what happens next with the restrictions on gatherings. It is highly unlikely we will be able to hold the May meeting. But we will let you know when decisions are made.

We are still anticipating holding the Members’ Sale on June 20th. Hopefully we’ll be able to get together by then. We will, of course, let you know more details as we all muddle through this.

From the Co-Chair’s Corner
By Debi Chowdhury

Hi
It was great to see everyone at the Winter Doldrums. Once again, I am back as co-chair of HADS. Thank you for your confidence in me. There have been several cancellations due to Covid19. I am sorry we had to cancel our meetings for March and April. As you may know by now the Regional has been cancelled and rolled over to next year in Hartford, CT, same hotel.

Check out our website for regional news and national news.
www.hudsonadirondackdaylilysociety.org
We also have a Facebook page.


From the Co-Chair’s 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

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

Scholarship Chair
Cindy Jennings
CindyJenningsNY@aol.com

Pictures in the article are:
Scilla or Siberian Squill and
Tulipa Kaufmanniana ‘Early Harvest’

If you need to get hold of me whether it’s just to say hello or to update me about something, please don’t hesitate to contact me at
debichowdhury@yahoo.com
or 518-859-6734
See you soon and stay safe.
Debi Chowdhury
Co-Chair

Regional Meeting Cancelled

The 2020 CT Daylily Society Region 4 Summer Meeting has been cancelled. The club is looking into a postponement until July 16-18, 2021 but is not able to confirm that at this early date.

Many of us were looking forward to attending the meeting. If you have made hotel reservations, you may want to cancel the reservation.

Perhaps our club could investigate a visit to O’Brien’s Nursery during their peak daylily display on that weekend instead.

Virtual Tour Anyone?

Do you miss being able to get out and visit gardens? While we are all restricted from going to some of our favorite places, many of the public gardens have put up pictures and videos on their websites of what is blooming in their gardens. So, we can take virtual tours of some gardens and enjoy the gardens through technology.

Many thanks to Kathryn Mohr who sent me the link to Keukenhof which gave me the idea to look into other gardens.
You can probably think of more to visit…


Virtual Tour Anyone? cont.


Puschkinia scilloides or
Striped Squill

Scilla and Puschkinia

Mertensia virginica or
Virginia Bluebells

Keukenhof Garden, Netherlands
http://keukenhof.nl/en

Chanticleer Garden outside Philadelphia, PA
www.chanticleergarden.org

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
www.mainegardens.org

Longwood Gardens
https://longwoodgardens.org/

Winterthur Museum and Garden
http://www.winterthur.org/

Old Westbury Gardens
www.oldwestburygardens.org

Plantingfields Arboretum
https://plantingfields.org/

Chionodoxa or Glory of the Snow

Narcissis ‘Pencrebar’


April Meeting Cancelled


2020 Calendar of Events

March 28thCANCELLED
Capital District Garden and Flower Show

April 18thCANCELLED
Denise Maurer will talk about “Stunning Succulents”

CanAm Classic
CANCELLED
May 1st to 3rd
,
Mississauga, Ontario

May 9th – Shakespeare in the
Garden with Master Gardener Cathie Gifford

National Convention
May 25th to 27th 2020

in Savannah, GA

June 20th – Members’ Sale

July 11th – Picnic

Region 4 Summer Meeting
July 17th to 19th

in Avon, CT

August 15th – Big 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.

Iris reticulata ‘North Star’ and Iris Histrioides ‘George’
are the irises in the pictures

The daylily in the heading is
Pocket Change by Crochet 1985 (Oakes picture)

MARCH MEETING CANCELLED

The notification of the cancellation of the meeting and the flower show was sent out to everyone previously. We will all miss the taste of Spring the flower show provided. If we learn of more cancellations, we will again send out notices.

In the meantime, please stay healthy and stay safe. Thankfully, we can still get out in our gardens! I’m trying to get a jump on the spring cleanup. Also enjoying the little iris reticulatas, snowdrops and crocuses!

April Meeting

At this point we anticipate being able to hold the April meeting; but, of course, everything depends on how the Coronavirus outbreak progresses. As we all try to cope with this crisis, we will let you know when decisions are made.

Hopefully, Denise Maurer, will be able to give her talk on succulents at the meeting on April 18th.


No New Babysitters for 2020


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

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

Scholarship Chair
Cindy Jennings
CindyJenningsNY@aol.com

Daylilies in the article are:
Spring Star by Celichowski, 2014;
Merryspring by S. Shaw, 2014
and Cobbs Hill Spring by Zettek, 2018

NO NEW BABYSITTERS FOR 2020
By Frank Almquist & Sharon Gallucci

A few weeks ago we reviewed the Babysitter Program inventory (plants in member gardens) and found we have way too many. With the change in return plants policy from five to seven or more fans, and the great plant shopping by Sharon, we currently have 92 plants outstanding. Drop in attendance at the member auction has also cut back on dollar return to the program. It is hard to buy a new cultivar in the hundred dollar range, grow it to five or six fans then get a good return on two double fans. The change to a larger returning clump helped with more fans available, consequently, the bidding price more acceptable to members. All this considered, we have a lot of plants to grow and return for auction.

Until we work down this inventory and recoup some of the dollars invested, the committee is recommending we forego purchasing new plants. Those now growing in member gardens are all great cultivars, have excellent parents, with wonderful features, e.g. bloom quality, branching, etc. These plants will do well at auction, after they clump up a bit.

Soooooooooo – now is the time to get your babysitter plants growing; also time to follow the Bryan Culver practice of early feeding. Spread a handful your favorite general


Region 4 Summer Meeting July 17-19, 2020


Region 4 Summer Meeting
July 17-19, 2020

HADS has a bus going to the regional meeting. Make your hotel reservations soon!

Location: DoubleTree Bradley International Airport Hotel 16 Ella Grasso Turnpike (Rt 75), Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Room Rate: $119.00 per night (until June 20, 2020); Call the DoubleTree today at 860-627-5171 for reservations, mentioning “The Connecticut Daylily Society”

Special Guest Speaker: Mr. Curt Hanson, Crintonic Gardens 11757 County Line Road, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040 www.crintonic.com

Tour Gardens: Garden of Kim & Rob Krodel, Avon, CT. Garden of Chrissie & John D’Esopo, Avon, CT Garden of Cheryl Fox and Phil Douville, Bloomfield, CT O’Brien Nurserymen (John O’Brien), Granby, CT

Attention, Region 4 Hybridizers: Auction Donations Most Welcome! Contact: Gary Jones
garyjones00198@charter.net
www.ctdaylilyclub.com
http://cdsregional.weeblly.com

Daylilies in the articles are:
Spring Forward by Bruce, 2013; Spring Chicken by Reed, 2012; and Earlybird Spring Robin by Skinner, 2017

Did you attend the UNYHS/HADS
Holiday Party?

We are looking for the person who attended the Holiday Party Gift Exchange and traded for the mini waffle maker. We have something for you. Please contact/text Michelle Young at 614-668-3798 or:
michelle.young@socialscience.net

purpose garden fertilizer around each clump, away from the crown, but over the root area. In a few days the material will dissolve into the soil allowing nutrients to be around the roots. When the soil warms into the 50s growth will begin and food will be available. The noses of your clumps should be visible, or will be soon. Here in tropical Kingston, a few crowns have little green points about an inch high. Snow and rain have been sparse and soil moist but walkable without significant compression. If you do see moisture around your footstep, stay off the garden until it is drier.

One more thing, now that you see your clumps, count the babysitter fans. We need that information by May 1 to know what plants are coming back for the auction. Contact us.

If anyone has any questions about the program or wants to be involved, our emails are on the second page of the UPDATE. Stephanie does a great job of keeping us all informed and in touch.

SCHOLARSHIPS DEADLINE

This year both the Upstate New York Hosta Society (UNYHS) & Hudson Adirondack Daylily Society (HADS) are each offering separate $1,000 Scholarships to a local graduating senior student.