2017 Calendar of Events

2016 Calendar of Events

July 15th – Picnic

The Albany Co. Cooperative Ext.
– 10 am

August 19th – Annual Sale
at Faddegon’s

September 16th – TBD

October 21st – 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.

Flight of Orchids by Reed, 2005

The daylily in the heading is
Dragon Tattoo Polston, 2011


Daylily season is in full swing – our gardens are strutting their stuff! It’s a perfect time for our Picnic in the garden at the Cooperative Extension office in Voorheesville. Our display garden will be gorgeous, thanks to Pat and Don Salhoff and all who participated in the weeding party.

The picnic is Saturday, July 15th at 11 am in the garden gazebo. We will also have access to the building in case of weather issues, but so far (fingers crossed) the weather seems to be cooperating.

HADS will provide sandwiches, soda, coffee and water. Please bring a dish to share. Seating in the gazebo is limited so also bring a folding chair.

We have also invited the hosta society (UNYHS) and the iris society (CHIS). We will need a count of the people planning to attend in order to have enough sandwiches, so please contact Carol Volungus (daylilly@juno.com) or me
(S. Kronau – skronau@nycap.rr.com)
by Thursday, July 13th if you are planning to attend. Apologies for the short notice,
my daylilies have been very demanding . .

It will be great fun, so we hope to see you there!

Plants for August Sale

Cindi is still working on coordinating the August Sale, so if you have daylilies that you’d like to donate to the sale, please contact:
Cindi Jones at cindijones58@gmail.com. We need to know what daylilies are coming in for the sale so labels can be

Plants for August Sale


Co-Chairs – Bill Wurster
(518) 786-3105 and
Cindi Jones (518) 598-3366

Secretary – vacant

Treasurer – Carol Volungus
(518) 383-0447

Committee Chairs
Programs – Speakers

Debi Chowdhury

Historian – vacant

Newsletter Editor
Stephanie Kronau

Hospitality – Barbara Sander
and Don Constantino

Sunshine – Debi Chowdhury

Babysitter Plants
Frank Almquist
and Sharon Gallucci

Display Garden
Pat & Don Salhoff

Website – Janet Spychalski

Photographer – Cindi Jones

Membership – Carol Volungus
4 Applewood Dr.,
Rexford. NY 12148

Publicity – Cathy Fruhauf

made for each plant and lists will be accurate. We also need people to help with washing and separating the daylily fans and bagging and boxing the daylilies. Our work days are August 17th and 18th, the Thursday and Friday before the sale. A more detailed note will be coming out in the August newsletter.

Watch Out for Daylily Leafminers
From the AHS website

In the last few years, reports of leafmining damage to daylily leaves have been received from several states. This damage appears as whitish meandering, serpentine trails caused by larvae feeding between the upper and lower surfaces of daylily leaves.

In 2011, specimens were reared and identified as Ophiomyia kwansonis Sasakawa, an agromyzid fly not previously known outside Japan and Taiwan. As of January, 2014, positive states are: AL, AK, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MS, MO, NH, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WV. It has also been found in Europe, Slovenia.

The small, pale yellow larvae (up to 5mm) travel up and down in leaf blades, leaving long mines which become progressively wider as the larvae grow. This damage remains until the leaf dies. Pupation occurs in the larval tunnel, with the pupa appearing like a small (3-4mm), tan rice grain, under the surface, often near the leaf base.

The adult fly (3-4mm) is small, black, and rather stocky with broad triangular clear wings. Adults may be seen walking up and down daylily leaves or resting on blooms. There may be one to several generations per season, depending on

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.