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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/


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


Notes from HADS meeting Sept. 16, 2017


Charleston Autumn Bronze by
Whiteside-Kroemer-Wuersch, 2009

Golden Autumn, Celichowski, 2017

Look of Autumn, P. Bradford, 2016

Autumn Tapestry, B. Eberts, 2015


Notes from HADS meeting September 16, 2017

We are planning on holding elections in October.

Display Garden – the garden needs weeding again. It may be necessary to dig up the daylilies, amend the soil and replace the daylilies. We are still looking to hire someone, possibly a Master Gardener, to weed the garden on a regular basis. Pat and Don will check with the Coop. Ext. to see if we can run water lines to water the garden on a regular basis.

A question arose as to whether we should continue to renew the AHS Display Garden status. After some discussion, a motion was made and seconded to keep the display garden. Pat and Don agreed to chair a committee to investigate questions of water, weeding, edging and compost. It was agreed to offer $20/hour to the person for garden maintenance – motion made and seconded and passed. We will wait for answers to questions before proceeding.

Treasurer’s Report – we sent $924 to Region after the annual sale. We had $4,436 in sales and $738 in expenses. We currently have $6,152 in a Money Market and $12,600 in the checking account. A motion was made and seconded to move money from the checking account to the money market.

There was discussion of having a second person who could sign checks in case Carol was unavailable. Carol will remain the primary person handling the accounts; the second signatory would only be needed if Carol was not able to sign checks. The Chairperson would be the second signatory. Motion was made and seconded and passed. This will be implemented after the next election.

Glorious Autumn by D. Kirchhoff, 2005


Watch out for Daylily Leafminers cont.


Dear Henry by Jablonowski-Wilson, 2004

Inherited Wealth by Carr, 1998

Screamcicle by Cochenour, 2003

your growing region. The species might overwinter as pupae in crowns or dead leaves. No effective chemical control methods have been formally tested yet. Larvae and pupae would be unaffected by contact insecticides which would likely kill predators and tiny wasp species that have been found to attack this pest.

Removal and destruction of infested leaves can reduce fly numbers in the garden. However, larvae have also been found in naturalized roadside daylily populations.

Careful examination of newly purchased daylilies will enable visibly infested leaves to be removed and destroyed, reducing the potential for bringing the pest into one’s garden. Unfortunately, small larvae can easily be overlooked in the pale tissue at the plants’ base. As more information becomes available, this entry will be further updated.

We would like to thank Gaye Williams of the Maryland Department of Agriculture, Plant Protection Section for assistance with this update. Further details concerning this pest can be found in the National Plant Diagnostic Network Newsletter September 2011 at http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/hodges/september_2011.pdf.

Thanks to Cindi Jones for bringing this pest to our attention. Warning, the leaf miner flies are being distributed around the country with plants being shipped. Watch out for the larvae on any daylilies you may get from sources outside our area. Cindi has seen the pest on potted daylilies at Lowes. The larvae are quite small and you have to look carefully to see them. Buyer beware!!! This is the fastest way to infest your garden, and is the way Craig and Mary Barnes of Slate Hill Farm Daylilies brought them home, on newly purchased plants.

Garden at the Colonie Library Blooming

The daylilies we planted at the Colonie Library are blooming prolifically in huge clumps! They look great.


Gardening Lectures


Earth laughs in flowers
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Picture on facing page is the daylily
walk at the Berkshire Botanical Garden

dances

Whip City Dances with the Wind
L. Jones, 2017

If you’re interested in joining the American Hemerocallis Society (AHS), Individual dues are $25.00 per year or $70.00 for three years. Youth membership – through calendar year of 18th birthday, $10.00.

A year’s subscription (four issues) to the Daylily Journal is included with each membership. All yearly memberships are on the calendar year (January – December).
Membership will begin as soon as the application is processed, but publications will not begin arriving until the calendar year begins.p>

Get more information on joining the American Hemerocallis Society on the AHS website:
http://www.daylilies.org/

american-hemerocallis-society-color

Gardening Lectures

If you’re looking for gardening things to do in January, February and March, consider attending some of the lectures and workshops given at the Berkshire Botanical Garden. Their website is:
http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/
and the garden is in West Stockbridge, MA; less than an hour’s drive from Albany. On January 28th you can attend a lecture on growing fragrant plants indoors with Barbara Pierson from White Flower Farm and a workshop on growing succulents, agave and aeoniums with Rob Gennari of Glendale Botanicals.

garden

The garden also sponsors a Winter Lecture with the Lenox Garden Club. This year the program on February 11th is given by Thomas Woltz, an acclaimed landscape architect, who shares his design philosophy and his superb sense of plantsmanship. Woltz will focus on landscapes that he has created in the region, from private gardens in New York State to Hudson’s Olana and Coastal Maine Botanical Garden.

David Culp, author of ‘The Layered Garden,’ will be giving a lecture and booksigning on March 4th at the Garden on Perennials: The Best of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

Noel Kingsbury, renowned British plantsman and writer, will give a workshop and lecture on March 18th.

Find out more about these and other lectures at the Berkshire
Botanical Garden’s website: http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/


Notes from the Meeting of Nov. 12, 2016


Poinsettia by Stout, 1953

poinsettia

Christmas Beau by Pettit, 2004

christmas-beau

Westbourne Christmas Fruit Punch
by M.J. Meadows, 2009

westbourne-christmas-fruit-punch

Photo in article is Small World
Christmas Angel by M. Miller, 2015

Notes from the Meeting of
November 12, 2016

Bill welcomed everyone. There was no Treasurer’s Report and no Sunshine Report. The Hospitality committee indicated a new coffee maker was needed. A motion was made and seconded to purchase a new coffee maker.

white-flower

We are still waiting for the Capital District Garden and Flower Show people to send us the information to reserve a space for the show table for the three societies – Daylily, Hosta and Iris. We expect the table will be located in the ice rink arena as it was last year. That’s a prime location as people pass by to see the landscape projects. We also need information on reserving a room for our meeting.

Bill introduced Frank Almquist, who gave a wonderful and informative talk on ponds in the garden.

Pruning Tips

Now is a great time to think about pruning while our shrubs are dormant. We can easily see the structure of the plant without leaves getting in the way and there is less bleeding of sap and damage from insects.

Plants that bloom in spring or early summer should not be pruned now unless there are damaged branches. Pruning these shrubs at this time of year will sacrifice flowers next spring. Early blooming shrubs should be pruned after they finish flowering.