Are Your Babysitter Plants Coming Up?


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.

The host hotel is the HILTON LONG ISLAND/ HUNTINGTON
598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville NY
631-577-1506
www.Hiltonlongisland.com
Mention “LIDS” to get the group rate
of $165 per night.

Check our website for details about each tour garden and open gardens:
www.longislanddaylily.weebly.com

Capital District Garden and Flower Show

The booth at the flower show was a big hit! Many, many thanks to everyone who contributed their time and efforts to make the booth beautiful and attention catching!

Daylilies in the article are:
Graces of Ganymede by Reed, 2003
Plumbum by Reed, 2017

Are Your Babysitter Plants Coming Up?

Yes, I know it’s early yet, but our daylilies are coming up! I’ve already had to put down Deer Scram because the pesky critters have started to munch the tender new shoots.

So as you survey your gardens, keep in mind that Frank Almquist and Sharon Gallucci need to know how many fans your babysitter plants have this year. It’s important to get this information to them as soon as possible, because if the babysitter has enough fans, it will come back to the Members’ Sale on May 11th. You will receive a fan to take back to your garden as a thank you for taking such good care of your babysitter plant.

It may seem early to ask for this information, but May 11th is only 4 weeks away and pictures and details for all the plants in the sale needs to be gathered. Thanks for your help in reporting on your babysitters!



The American Hemerocallis Society


Wicked Path of Sin by CM Barnes, 2008

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.

The host hotel is the HILTON
LONG ISLAND/ HUNTINGTON
598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville NY
631-577-1506
www.Hiltonlongisland.com
Mention “LIDS” to get the 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.

Check our website for details about each tour garden and open gardens:
www.www.longislanddaylily.weebly.com

The American Hemerocallis Society

Thinking of Joining the American Hemerocallis Society? Now is a good time to do it. You can get a book on Open Form Daylilies and a voucher for $25. But this offer is only good through March 31st, so don’t put it off too long!

The membership benefits of the American Daylily Society are already pretty great, but to encourage new daylily fans and memberships this month, new members will receive a complimentary copy of The Open Form Daylily! ($25.00 value, 232 pages, 616 full-color illustrations, 10 sketches; softbound,
first edition.)

Included with your membership are four beautiful issues of The Daylily Journal, our official newsletter magazine, each year. This magazine contains articles on award winning daylilies, the most popular daylilies by geography, trends in daylily hybridizing, scientific studies, highlights of gardens and conventions, and much more.

New members joining the American Daylily Society also receive a $25 voucher, which can be redeemed towards purchases of daylilies with select growers across the United States.

But remember, this offer ends March 31st!



March Meeting


Daylily in the article are:
Valentine Sweetheart
by Dugas, 2015
White Bunny Valentine
by Ridder, 2012

The Wisconsin Daylily Society proudly invites
you to the 2019 AHS National Convention
in Madison, Wisconsin. The dates will be
July 10-13, 2019.

Hotel: Marriott, Madison West.
1313 John Q Hammonds Dr.,
Middleton WI 53562.
608-831-2000.
There will be 7 tour gardens.

Daylilies in the article are:
My Sunny Valentine by Salter, 2007
Summer Valentine by Bellagamba, 2001

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.

The host hotel is the HILTON LONG ISLAND/ HUNTINGTON 598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville NY 631-577-1506
http://www.Hiltonlongisland.com/
Mention “LIDS” to get the group rate of
$165 per night.

March Meeting

As in past years, our March meeting will be held at the Capital District Garden and Flower Show on Saturday, March 23rd at Hudson Valley Community College.

We share a booth at the flower show with the Iris and Hosta Societies to get the word out about our clubs and sales. We have been fortunate in prior years to have Cindi Jones design and set up our booth. The designs have been beautiful and eye-catching and have caused many people to stop and inquire about our clubs. We are asking people to help this year with ideas for the design and help setting up and taking down the booth. More plans will be made at the Doldrums party.

Notes from the January Meeting

Our Holiday Party in December will be combined with the Hosta Society. Dave and Cindy Jennings have done a wonderful job coordinating the party and will again co-host the event. The date is set for December 14th – we had so much fun last year, everyone’s



Topics for Discussion at the January Meeting


2019 AHS National Convention

The Wisconsin Daylily Society proudly invites you to the 2019 AHS National Convention in Madison, Wisconsin. The dates will be July 10-13, 2019.

Hotel: Marriott, Madison West.
1313 John Q Hammonds Dr.,
Middleton WI 53562.
608-831-2000.

There will be 7 tour gardens.

2018 R4 Hybridizer Award

Congratulations to Gil Stelter, ON

‘Gryphon Hankow Legacy’ 2012

Daylilies in the articles are:
Wildman George by S. Elliott, 2010
Big Red Wagon by Stamile, 2008

We will discuss the possibility of rewarding members who donate daylilies to the Members’ Sale with vouchers towards daylilies they purchase at the sale.

We are also looking into getting t-shirts or polo shirts with the club logo. In order to get an idea of interest and sizes to order, we need input from the club members.

If you are interested in purchasing a shirt, please let Stephanie Kronau know by e-mail
http://skronau@nycap.rr.com
or replying to this newsletter.


Something New


Something New

An idea was suggested at the Picnic that we have a Daylily Swap at the September meeting. Everyone liked the idea so we thought we’d try it out.

Some of the details still need to be worked out, but the idea is that you bring in a couple of fans of one of your special daylilies and then you get to swap your fans with someone else who has a daylily you may be interested in adding to your garden.

By September, most of our daylilies are done blooming and it will be easy to remove the fans you want to bring to the swap.

You will need to bring in a picture of the daylily you are bringing and other information such as height, flower size, etc. so people will be able to judge what it looks like and how it grows.

More details will come in the September issue of the newsletter – watch this space!

Alexa Kathryn by J. Kinnebrew, 2003

Evening Concerto Sandra’s Smile
Exotic Candy Seventy-Six Trombones
Finlandia Gold Shaka Zulu
Flamenco Queen Sherry Lane Carr
Flight into Egypt Shimmering Glimmer
Flight Into Egypt Siloam Button Box
Flirtatious Wink Siloam Fine Art
Fooled Me Soft Summer Night
Frances Joiner Spacecoast Sea Shells
Frans Hals Spacecoast Technical Knockout
Free Burma Spanish Harlem
Greywoods River Dancer Stardust Lady
H. citrina var. vespertina Strauss Waltz
H. coreana Strawberry Candy
Hazel Sundance Kid
Hee Hee Surprise Encounter
Holiday Delight Swallowtail Kite
Hook and Ladder Sweet Sammie
Hootchie Mama Sweet Sammy
Hush Little Baby Swiss Diplomat
Illini Destiny Third Witch
Illini Jackpot Tigerling
Indy Flame Tikal Maid
Jean Topaz Gem
Jellyfish Jealousy Topguns Lola Scott
Jen Melon Topguns Pleasant Surprise
Judge Roy Bean Tropical Depression
Katahdin Truly Angelic
Kathy Rood Type Alpha
Lake Tear Of The Clouds Vatican City
Late Summer Fling Vatican City
Lavender Stardust Venous Blood
Leah Abbot Viola Vernetta
Ledgewood’s Winter Memories Watson Park Tempest
Lies and Lipstick Wedding Band
Lime Frost Welcome Home
Longlesson Summer Gift Which Way Jim
Lucia Mae Whistling Oyster
Majestic Fortune Who Dey!
Mandalay Bay Music Yasmine


Looking for Daylilies?


Last Call for Daylily Donations

If you have donations for this year’s sale on August 18th, please let Stephanie Kronau know as soon as possible as we are finalizing the list for the sale. Stephanie’s e-mail is:
skronau@nycap.rr.coma>
or phone (518) 283-6107
. We need to know the name of the variety and how many fans you are donating.

Detour by C.M. Barnes, 2017

Angelic Filigree by M. Mason, 2015

The HADS Display Garden needs to be weeded and mulched. A work party will be organized next month.

The Regional meeting is being scaled back due to the poor response. It will still be held, but car pools will be used instead of buses and some meals will not be included.

Looking for Daylilies?

We have several wonderful hybridizers in our area. Don’t forget to visit them when you’re out looking for daylilies. It’s an enchanting day out and you just may come home with some treasures.

Knoll Cottage Daylilies
Lori-Ann Jones
216 Belanger Road
Southampton, MA 01073
(413) 535-5068
http://www.knollcottagedaylilies.weebly.com
Open by appointment in July. Lori is having a daylily sale on many of her introductions (and some seedlings) plus registered daylilies from other hybridizers on Sunday, July 15th and Sunday, July 22nd.

North Country Daylilies
Melanie Mason
444 Goosen-Regan Rd.
Buskirk, NY 12028
(518) 753-0356
http://www.longlesson.com
Open weekends through
August 12th – 10 am to 4 pm by appointment during the week. Melanie is cutting back inventory and is having phenomenal sales – Blue Bucket Specials, $5 Specials and surprise specials
each weekend.

Slate Hill Farm
Craig and Mary Barnes
203 East Broadway
Salem, NY
(518) 854-7460
http://www.slatehillfarm.com
Open weekends in July and
August – 10 am to 4 pm by appointment during the week.