2017 Calendar of Events

2016 Calendar of Events

September 16th – Business Meeting
and Garden Video

October 21st – TBD

December 9th – Holiday Party with
UNYHS – Holy Redeemer Church, Scotia

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.

Daylily in the article is Katelyn Lillie
Bachman by Dan Bachman, 2012

Colchicum autumnale ‘Water lily’

The daylily in the heading is Inherited
Wealth by Carr, 1998

September Meeting

Our meeting is September 16th at 10 am at the Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville. We do not have a speaker, but we will have DVD’s of daylily gardens – it will be nice to see the hybridizers and their gardens. Our business meeting will discuss officer elections and the HADS display garden, along with other business. The display garden is in need of help to get it ready for fall. If you are able to stay after the meeting to chip in with the work, please bring weeding tools. Any help you can give will be appreciated greatly.

Do You Love Colchicums?

Many people will remember Kathy Purdy, who spoke at the Winter Doldrums party last February. Kathy has collected and planted colchicums at her home in Oxford, NY for years. Come see one of the country’s largest collections of colchicums. Kathy Purdy invites you to view the colchicum collection in her garden on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 11 am to 4 pm, rain or shine. Kathy has over 50 different kinds of these fall-blooming bulbs, many of which will be in bloom at the end of September. Each variety is labeled and attractively situated in the garden with companion plants. Visitors are welcome to bring their own lunch and enjoy it on the screened deck. Set your GPS to 565 Moran

Dan Bachman to Speak at Hudson Valley Iris and Daylily Society


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

Daylily to the right is Susan Ruoff
by Bachman, 2009

Rd., Oxford, NY 13830. Oxford is west of Albany, about 2 hours away if you take Route 88. For more information, call or text 607-843-7455 or email kopurdy@gmail.com

Dan Bachman to Speak at Hudson Valley Iris
and Daylily Society

The Hudson Valley Iris and Daylily Society (HVIDS) will have Dan Bachman as a guest speaker at their November 5th meeting. The meeting will be held in the Community Room of the Marlboro Free Library, 1251 Route 9W, Marlboro, New York. They begin gathering at 1:30 socializing over snacks and beverages and the meeting starts at 2:00 pm. Marlboro is about 1½ hours south of Albany.

Cold Tater Stomp, Bachman, 2016

Dan Bachman hybridizes daylilies at The Valley of the Daylilies in Lebanon, Ohio. You can see his daylilies at www.thevalleyofthedaylilies.com
Many of us have Dan’s daylilies in our gardens and it will be a treat to hear him speak.

Holiday Party

Yes, I know it’s still September, but the holidays can creep up on us! Since many of our HADS holiday parties in previous years have conflicted with the Hosta Society (UNYHS – Upstate New York Hosta Society) and so many of our members belong to both societies, we have decided to combine our celebrations this year. We will be meeting on December 9th at the Fellowship Hall of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Scotia. More details will follow –
stay tuned…..