January Meeting


2019 Calendar of Events

January 12th – meeting will be
at 1:00 pm – Holiday Train Show
at the NY Botanical Garden
– DVD
William K Sanford Library in Colonie

February 17th
Winter Doldrums
– Party – Sunday Barbara Melera
will speak on The Victorians:
How They Forever Changed
the Garden

March 16th – TBD

April 20th – Kathy Purdy will talk
about Colchicums

May 11th – Members’ Sale

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

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
Best Uncle by M. Reed, 2019

January Meeting

To start off the new year, we will be meeting on Saturday, January 12th at 1:00 pm (please note the change in time) at the William K Sanford Library in Colonie. Debi Chowdhury went to the New York Botanical Garden to see the Holiday Train Show and has brought back a DVD of the show which we are pleased to be showing at the meeting.

New York City’s Favorite Holiday Tradition is Back! Model trains zip through a display of New York landmarks.

The enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory showcases more than 175 scaled iconic buildings and structures such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, Rockefeller Center and the Statue of Liberty under thousands of twinkling lights. Step into a miniature city where famed New York architecture is recreated using bark, leaves, and other natural materials.

This year’s exhibition showcases Lower Manhattan—the birthplace of New York City—featuring Ellis Island and iconic skyscrapers sharing the spotlight among old and new favorites. Making their debut this year are One World Trade Center and the historic Battery Maritime Building along with two vintage ferry boats.

The exhibit contains more model trains than ever before, with nearly a half-mile of track hosting over a dozen large-scale model railway locomotives. NYC bridges come together to create an aerial display of trains soaring overhead!

It should be very exciting to see the model trains as they chug through the conservatory. Join us on Saturday, January 12th – bring a friend and a dish to share. Also, don’t foget that they are still working on the main entrance to the Library so you need to enter around the back!


Winter Doldrums



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

Daylily in the article are:
Papa Goose by H. Douglas, 2011
I Lava You by S. Holmes, 2009

Winter Doldrums

Melera, whose talk is entitled, “The Victorians: How They Forever Changed the Garden.” A gardening expert for 13 years, Barbara was President and CEO of The D. Landreth Seed Company, the oldest seedhouse in America established in 1784. She has a lot to offer and it should be an interesting and beautiful presentation. More information will be in the February newsletter – so stay tuned….

Topics for Discussion at
the January Meeting

We have contracted for a bus to the Regional Meeting on Long Island July 19th and 20th – there will be sign up sheets at the meetings. We are considering a refundable charge for members of $25 – this will ensure people don’t sign up and then not show up for the bus on the morning we leave. Guests are also welcome although they will be charged $50 (for $5 they can join the club and ride for free).

To encourage new members, we are looking at giving out a voucher for a free daylily. New members can redeem the voucher at the Members’ Sale in May from the Connoisseurs Table or at the Annual Sale at Faddegon’s in August.


Topics for Discussion at the January Meeting


2019 AHS National Convention

The Wisconsin Daylily Society proudly invites you to the 2019 AHS National Convention in Madison, Wisconsin. The dates will be July 10-13, 2019.

Hotel: Marriott, Madison West.
1313 John Q Hammonds Dr.,
Middleton WI 53562.
608-831-2000.

There will be 7 tour gardens.

2018 R4 Hybridizer Award

Congratulations to Gil Stelter, ON

‘Gryphon Hankow Legacy’ 2012

Daylilies in the articles are:
Wildman George by S. Elliott, 2010
Big Red Wagon by Stamile, 2008

We will discuss the possibility of rewarding members who donate daylilies to the Members’ Sale with vouchers towards daylilies they purchase at the sale.

We are also looking into getting t-shirts or polo shirts with the club logo. In order to get an idea of interest and sizes to order, we need input from the club members.

If you are interested in purchasing a shirt, please let Stephanie Kronau know by e-mail
http://skronau@nycap.rr.com
or replying to this newsletter.


Donations for Members’ Sale


AHS Awards for Region 4
Hybridizers, 2018

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Big Honking Bahama Richie by
Lori-Ann Jones, 2013

Yankee Pinstripes by Rich Howard, 2013

Lord of Autumn by Don Marvin, 2005

Donations for Members’ Sale

Many of our members have daylilies that are special and were expensive for them to purchase. As these plants grow and enhance our gardens, there comes a time when we need to divide them. What to do with the extra fans that we don’t want to plant back in our gardens? They would be perfect for the auction at the Members’ Sale. The Sale is meant to give club members the opportunity to purchase daylilies that are a cut above the ones offered at the public annual sale.

So, as you begin to assess your daylilies, remember the possibility of contributing to the Members’ Sale in May. And yes, I know it’s only January and the gardens are frozen and flat as a pancake – but don’t we all begin to think about spring and what needs to be moved, divided, added, etc.? Seed catalogs and spring garden catalogs are coming in the mail and websites are being updated for the 2019 gardening season. What delightful temptations await….

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
http://www.Hiltonlongisland.com
Mention “LIDS” to get the group rate of $165 per night.

Your registration includes the Saturday bus tour and four meals: Friday buffet dinner followed by an auction, Saturday grab and go breakfast on your way to three garden tours, Saturday lunch and tour at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY, and Saturday evening sit down banquet, business meeting and program by Gil Stelter.

Please celebrate daylilies with us on July 19-20. Visit with old friends and make new friends while we all have “Fun in the Sun” on Long Island—you won’t want to miss it!

Check our website for details about each tour garden, open gardens, our speaker, fun things to do while you’re on Long Island, and more –
http://www.longislanddaylily.weebly.com


Holiday Party


2018 Calendar of Events

December 8th – Holiday Party
with UNYHS – Prince of Peace
Lutheran Church Fellowship
Hall, Clifton Park

January 12th – meeting will be
at 1:00 pm – speaker TBD

February 17thSunday
Winter Doldrums Party

March 16th – TBD

April 20th – TBD

May 11th – Members’ Sale

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

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
Christmas Beau by Petit, 2004

The daylily in the heading is
Christmas Greetings by Salter, 2005

Holiday Party

Our Holiday Party with UNYHS (Upstate NY Hosta Society) will be Saturday, December 8th at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4 Northcrest Dr., Clifton Park, in their fellowship hall just off Rt. 146. We will gather at 12 noon with lunch to be served at 12:15 pm.

Dish to Share and Door Prizes:
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. As in the past, everyone is encouraged to bring a door prize to donate to make our festivities more memorable.

“Helping Hands” Toy or Book Donation:
We have decided to continue with our traditional theme again this year of “Helping Hands for the Holidays.” It was decided that we would ask both the Hosta and Daylily members to donate a NEW toy or children’s book that will be given to the Ronald McDonald Houses located near and in Albany Medical Center. The three-house complex has a special “Toy Closet” where a child can select one toy to take with them when heading for surgery or a major procedure at the Medical Center. We ask that those willing to donate should be careful to not purchase toys from bulk imported stores where the toy may not have US Safety Approval due to the way it is manu-
factured. Also, please do not wrap the gift. The ages for the toys or books should be 2 to 8 years old. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Cindy Jennings, the Holiday Party Chair
(email:
http://UNYHS@aol.com).


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

Daylily in the article is Sugar
Plum Christmas by Renner, 2015

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 the last couple of years 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!

Please plan to Bring your Beautiful Photos
to our Holiday Party!

Since members had so much fun at our previous photo contests, we thought we would repeat it again at this year’s Holiday Gathering. The BIG Difference though this year is we are following the criteria the American Hosta Society has set for their contest this year so you can enter our local contest and use the same Hosta photos for the National Competition if you are a member. We are also asking HADS Members to be involved and submit their favorite Daylily photos. Therefore, please sort through all those beautiful photos you have taken! Photos must be printed in 5” x 7” size for our contest with no frames
or mats.

We still feel that the most reasonable place to obtain the enlargements is at Wal-Mart, Target, Rite Aid, CVS, etc. 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.