Stiltgrass: Barbarian at the Garden Gate cont.


What are the steps I need to follow to become a garden judge?

1) You must have been an AHS Member for at least 12 calendar months to begin training. (When you send in an application to become a judge at the end of your training, you must have been an AHS member for 24 calendar months.) **Eligibility will be determined before admitted.

2) * Very important: Before you take any workshops, read Chapters 1 and 2 of the Garden Judges’ Handbook Judging Daylilies in the Garden. Need the FREE PDF of the Garden Judges Handbook? Download it from the
Portal here:
www.daylilynetwork.org/page/GardenJudgesHome

3) Take Garden Judges Workshop I (approx. 2 hrs.) This is taught by instructors using a Power Point. Students must pass written, timed, open book, online exam with at least 70% to receive credit.

4) Take Garden Judges Workshop 2 (approx. 2 1/2 hrs.) This part of the class is taught in a garden, and students learn to evaluate registered cultivars and seedlings with accredited instructors. These workshops are offered at Regional Summer meetings and National meetings and at times, are sponsored by daylily clubs.

5) After completing both workshops, you must fill out and send an “Application for Appointment as a Garden Judge” to your RP (Regional President). Your RP will send the form to the Garden Judges Records chair, who will notify you of your appointment for a five-year term as a garden judge.

Mechanical Removal:
Stiltgrass can also be cut using a weed whacker, mower, or scythe from mid-August through September to prevent it from going to seed. Because stiltgrass is an annual, cutting LATE in the summer when you see the thin flower heads forming on the end of the stalks stops the seeding process and doesn’t give the plant enough time to regrow. Do not cut it earlier in the season because stiltgrass then responds by regrowing, flowering and dropping seed sooner than normal and it’s how people end up with a lawn full of short stiltgrass >>>>>>So the best prevention is a combination of hand pulling when it emerges followed by a timely cut back of larger populations.<<<<<

What Happens if the grass starts to go to seed?
If you miss getting the grass earlier and it starts to go to seed you can solarize it by pulling it and putting in a CLEAR plastic bag. Put the bag in the sun for a few days and it will get hot enough to kill the seed or any seedlings that start to germinate. Even then do not put this in a compost but rather make an area on your property where you can dump the cooked plant materials and keep the vegetation covered with a tarp until it breaks down completely.


Stiltgrass: Barbarian at the Garden Gate still cont.


6) Garden judges should grow a variety of cultivars of various forms and sizes in order to better learn to evaluate the “complete garden plant” and to become familiar with all types of daylilies. Particular attention should be given to growing a sampling of regionally hybridized cultivars. Judges should also visit as many gardens as possible during bloom season and to attend Regional and National meetings.

Whom do I contact for more information?
You may contact the Judges Education Chair
judgeseducation@daylilies.org

Ticket To Ride by Mussar, 2018

Mechanical Removal:
Stiltgrass can also be cut using a weed whacker, mower, or scythe from mid-August through September to prevent it from going to seed. Because stiltgrass is an annual, cutting LATE in the summer when you see the thin flower heads forming on the end of the stalks stops the seeding process and doesn’t give the plant enough time to regrow. Do not cut it earlier in the season because stiltgrass then responds by regrowing, flowering and dropping seed sooner than normal and it’s how people end up with a lawn full of short stiltgrass >>>>>>So the best prevention is a combination of hand pulling when it emerges followed by a timely cut back of larger populations.<<<<<

What Happens if the grass starts to go to seed?
If you miss getting the grass earlier and it starts to go to seed you can solarize it by pulling it and putting in a CLEAR plastic bag. Put the bag in the sun for a few days and it will get hot enough to kill the seed or any seedlings that start to germinate. Even then do not put this in a compost but rather make an area on your property where you can dump the cooked plant materials and keep the vegetation covered with a tarp until it breaks down completely.

Meagan and Graeme’s Big Surprise by Mussar, 2014


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


Other Open Gardens in Connecticut


Whip City Flames of Haiti
by L. Jones, 2016

Electrical Banana by C.M. Barnes, 2010

Sweet Cerise by M. Mason, 2011

Other Open Gardens
in Connecticut

O’Brien Nurserymen
John O’Brien
40 Wells Road
Granby, CT 06035
(860) 653-0163
http://www.obrienhosta.com
Specializes in daylilies, hostas and other perennials. Open Friday – Sunday, 10-5 or by appointment. Discover their Dazzling Daylily Displays July 20-22.

CTdaylily
Rich Howard
76 Anderson Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 294-9520
http://www.ctdalily.com
An ADS Display Garden. Please call or email for an appointment.

Mountain Meadow
Nancy & Don Smith
112 Parker Road (Off Rt. 83
– 1.4 miles south of Rt. 190)
Somers, CT 06071
(860) 749-9550
Open from June 24 thru August 5, Thursday – Sunday, 10-4.

Bloomingfields Farm
Lee & Diana Bristol
PO Box 5
Gaylordsville, CT 06755
(860) 354-6951
http://www.bloomingfieldsfarm.com
Open on summer weekends. Please call for an appointment
and directions.

There is nothing I like better at the end of a hot summer’s day than taking a short walk around the garden. You can smell the heat coming up from the earth to meet the cooler night air.
— Peter Mayle


June Meeting



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

The daylilies in the article are:
Magical Morning
by Waldrop, 2017
Eggplant Luminosity
by Kendig, 2015
Ark of Refuge
by Lysne, 2018

to take back to their garden. Because the plants still belong to HADS while they are growing to size in members’ gardens, we ask that all members receiving plants sign a contract with HADS that they understand the plant belongs to HADS and that they will return it. Babysitter plants are generally higher priced plants and HADS uses the babysitter program to obtain these daylilies for the members who will eventually either receive a fan for free or be able to purchase the plant at the members’ auction.

This year, our babysitter plants have come from Northern Grown Perennials in Ferryville, WI; Perfect Perennials in York, PA; and Kennesaw Mountain Daylilies in Marietta, GA
The babysitter plants are:

Another Man’s Praise
Ark of Refuge
Dark Purple Matter
Eggplant Luminosity
Heritage House
Kennesaw Sunset
Magical Morning
Parting the Waters
Pollo Grasso
Potter’s Wheel
Pretty in Purple
Red, White and New
Roaring Fire
The Snow Moon
Yuletide Greetings


Call for Daylily Donations


Another Man’s Praise by Lysne, 2017

Dark Purple Matter by Kendig, 2014

Kennesaw Sunset by Waldrop, 2018

The list for the silent auction plants includes:
BADGER STATE
DRAGON SHIP
EBONY STANDARD
HEY LOOKIE
IN THE SHADOWS
MYSTIC AMETHYST
RASPBERRY CORDIAL
SHADOW FLIGHT
UNDER HIS WING

Give me books, fruit, French wine
and fine weather and a little music
out of doors.
– John Keats

Call for Daylily Donations

It isn’t too early to be thinking about the Big Annual Sale we have at Faddegon’s Nursery in August. The sale relies on donations from members of daylilies they are willing to share. If you have daylilies that have grown too big and you’re ready to split them up or have daylilies that you want to donate so you have more room for newer varieties, then do we have a deal for you! We will help you dig up your plants and take away the ones you
don’t want!!

If you have donations for this year’s sale, please let Stephanie Kronau know by e-mail (skronau@nycap.rr.com) or by phone
(518) 283-6107
. We need to know the name of the variety and how many fans you are donating. Please let Stephanie know by July 15th so we have time to get the list organized and make labels and bags for the fans. Thanks!

Roaring Fire by Waldrop, 2018

Yuletide Greetings by Lysne, 2016