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

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


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:


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:
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.


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: