October Meeting

2018 Calendar of Events

October 13th – combined meeting with
Hosta Society – Amy Ziffer, speaking
on Shade Revealed
10 am – Coop. Ext. offices

November 3rd – speaker TBD

December 8th – Holiday Party with UNYHS –
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, Clifton Park

January 12th – speaker TBD

The Albany Co-Cooperative Ext. is located at
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.

Look of Autumn by P. Bradford, 2016

The daylily in the heading is Unbridled by
Constraints by C. Hanson, 2014

October Meeting

We are very excited to have Amy Ziffer speaking at our October 13th meeting. We are joining with the Upstate NY Hosta Society to host the event. The meeting will begin at 10 am at the Cooperative Extension offices on Martin Rd. in Voorheesville. Join us on Saturday, October 13th, to hear a great talk on how to make your shade gardens better. Bring a friend and a dish to share.

For twenty years Amy has been experimenting to find the best shade-tolerant plants for the Northeast. Shade Revealed, a talk abundantly illustrated with beautiful photography, focuses on what makes some shade plants better performers than others. She presents a clear basis for shade garden design with the goal of long-term success based on appropriate plant selection, and she showcases plants with exceptional and unusual qualities that can help shade gardeners achieve a more satisfying shade garden with a long season of bloom.

Holiday Party


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 in the article is: Glorious
Autumn by D. Kirchhoff, 2005

For 20 years Amy Ziffer has been helping her Connecticut clients create beautiful gardens. She is a former staff editor at Fine Gardening magazine, a Master Gardener, and of course, a lifelong gardener. Her garden writing and photography have appeared in Fine Gardening, Yankee, and Horticulture magazines as well as other publications. Shade Revealed is the basis for Amy’s well-received book, ‘The Shady Lady’s Guide to Northeast Shade Gardening’, published in 2014 by the University Press of New England.

Holiday Party

It’s not too soon to start thinking about the Holidays! This year’s gathering will again be a joint celebration with UNYHS (Upstate NY Hosta Society) and will be Saturday, December 8th at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in their fellowship hall on Rt. 146 in Clifton Park. Please note the date – more details in upcoming newsletters.

UNYHS will again have their photo contest. If you have hosta photos, you are welcome to join in the fun. Photos must be printed in 5″ X 7″ size for the contest with no frames or mats.

The categories for this year’s photo contest are as follows:
Category 1: Best Hosta Close-up. Get up close. Focus on a single leaf or just a few at most. Give us lots of detail.
Category 2: Best Picture of an Entire Mature Hosta Clump. Make sure it’s a well grown clump. Give us a sense of its total impact on the senses. Make sure to identify the plant for us.
Category 3: Best Landscape Picture Showing Multiple Clumps of Hosta. Identify all the Hostas in the photo and keep the focus on the Hostas.
Category 4: Best Landscape Picture Involving Hosta. Can include other plants, garden structures or other non-plant accessories.
Category 5: Artistic Impression. Let your imagination run wild, but the photo must contain a Hosta element. Can include digital manipulation (Photo shopping), montage, wildlife, etc. If there are any people in the photo they must be identified in the entry. If they are not, your entry will not be considered complete.

Plant Swap

Since we didn’t hold the September meeting, there was no plant swap. However, we will discuss the idea at meetings with an eye to

2019 Regional Meeting

2017 Stout Silver Medal Winner
Heavenly United We Stand, Gossard, 2009

2017 Lenington All American Winner
God Save the Queen, Morss, 2005

2017 Extra Large Diameter Award
Linda Bell, T. Bell, 2011

getting the swap organized for next year. September may be a good month to hold the plant swap – and instead of limiting the plants to daylilies, we could open it up to all kinds of plants – perennials, houseplants, etc.

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. Gryphon Gardens was an AHS Region Four tour garden in 2011. Gil will present his program on Saturday evening following the banquet and business meeting. The host hotel is:
the HILTON LONG ISLAND / HUNTINGTON 1 631-577-1506 598
Broad Hollow Road, Melville NY 11747
Mention “LIDS” to get the reservation 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 –

HADS will have a bus going to the meeting in July – mark your calendars!

November Meeting

While we are still working on our program for the November meeting, we will be moving to the William K Sanford Town Library in Colonie for our November and January meetings. The November meeting is on the 3rd – earlier than usual, but hopefully still entertaining!