Region 4 Summer Meeting July 17-19, 2020


Region 4 Summer Meeting
July 17-19, 2020

HADS has a bus going to the regional meeting. Make your hotel reservations soon!

Location: DoubleTree Bradley International Airport Hotel 16 Ella Grasso Turnpike (Rt 75), Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Room Rate: $119.00 per night (until June 20, 2020); Call the DoubleTree today at 860-627-5171 for reservations, mentioning “The Connecticut Daylily Society”

Special Guest Speaker: Mr. Curt Hanson, Crintonic Gardens 11757 County Line Road, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040 www.crintonic.com

Tour Gardens: Garden of Kim & Rob Krodel, Avon, CT. Garden of Chrissie & John D’Esopo, Avon, CT Garden of Cheryl Fox and Phil Douville, Bloomfield, CT O’Brien Nurserymen (John O’Brien), Granby, CT

Attention, Region 4 Hybridizers: Auction Donations Most Welcome! Contact: Gary Jones
garyjones00198@charter.net
www.ctdaylilyclub.com
http://cdsregional.weeblly.com

Daylilies in the articles are:
Spring Forward by Bruce, 2013; Spring Chicken by Reed, 2012; and Earlybird Spring Robin by Skinner, 2017

Did you attend the UNYHS/HADS
Holiday Party?

We are looking for the person who attended the Holiday Party Gift Exchange and traded for the mini waffle maker. We have something for you. Please contact/text Michelle Young at 614-668-3798 or:
michelle.young@socialscience.net

purpose garden fertilizer around each clump, away from the crown, but over the root area. In a few days the material will dissolve into the soil allowing nutrients to be around the roots. When the soil warms into the 50s growth will begin and food will be available. The noses of your clumps should be visible, or will be soon. Here in tropical Kingston, a few crowns have little green points about an inch high. Snow and rain have been sparse and soil moist but walkable without significant compression. If you do see moisture around your footstep, stay off the garden until it is drier.

One more thing, now that you see your clumps, count the babysitter fans. We need that information by May 1 to know what plants are coming back for the auction. Contact us.

If anyone has any questions about the program or wants to be involved, our emails are on the second page of the UPDATE. Stephanie does a great job of keeping us all informed and in touch.

SCHOLARSHIPS DEADLINE

This year both the Upstate New York Hosta Society (UNYHS) & Hudson Adirondack Daylily Society (HADS) are each offering separate $1,000 Scholarships to a local graduating senior student.


Winter Doldrums Gathering


2020 Calendar of Events

February 16thSunday
Winter Doldrums Party –
Matthew Benson will present
the PhotoGraphic Garden

March 28th – Meeting at
Capital District Garden and
Flower Show

April 18th – Denise Maurer
will talk about “Stunning Succulents”

CanAm Classic– May 1st to
3rd, Mississauga, Ontario

May 9th – Shakespeare in the
Garden with Master Gardener
Cathi Gifford

National Convention
May 25th to 27th 2020 –
in Savannah, GA

June 20th – Members’ Sale
and Distribution of Babysitters

July 11th – Picnic

Region 4 Summer Meeting
July 17th to 19th –
in Avon, CT

August 15th – Big Annual Sale

September 19th – TBD

October 17th – TBD

November 21st – Diane Steele
– Workshop on boxwood trees

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.

The daylily in the heading is
My Sunny Valentine by
Salter, 2007

Winter Doldrums Gathering

The Annual Doldrums Gathering is a joint celebration held for over 20 years now with the Upstate NY Hosta Society, the Capital Hudson Iris Society and the Hudson Adirondack Daylily Society. We are gathering on Sunday, February 16th, 11:30 am at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County offices, 24 Martin Road in Voorheesville.

Anyone who would like to help set up should arrive about 10:30 am. Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish to share for the luncheon as well as contributions for the Door Prize table and a friend who would enjoy the talk, food and camaraderie. The Upstate New York Hosta Society is the host this year and they will supply the beverages, paper goods and the guest speaker.

Matthew Benson is an author, award-winning photographer, organic farmer and acclaimed speaker for the National Garden Club of America. Matthew is also involved in the restoration of Stonegate Farm, his 1860s Carpenter Gothic estate farm and studio in New York’s Hudson Valley. Matthew’s talk on THE PHOTOGRAPHIC GARDEN is a comprehensive visual learning experience for garden, landscape, and still life photographers. You’ll learn how to explore the garden with your camera; how to apply the fundamentals of composition, light and color to image-making and how to use digital technology to improve and enhance images you’ve taken. Most of all, you’ll be motivated to see like a camera, work like a professional, and imagine and create like an artist.


CanAm Classic


Region 4 Summer Meeting
July 17-19, 2020

HADS has a bus going to the regional meeting. Make your hotel reservations soon!

Location: DoubleTree Bradley International Airport Hotel 16 Ella Grasso Turnpike (Rt 75), Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Room Rate: $119.00 per night (until June 20, 2020); Call the DoubleTree today at 860-627-5171 for reservations, mentioning “The Connecticut Daylily Society”

Special Guest Speaker: Mr. Curt Hanson, Crintonic Gardens 11757 County Line Road, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040 www.crintonic.com

Tour Gardens: Garden of Kim & Rob Krodel, Avon, CT. Garden of Chrissie & John D’Esopo, Avon, CT Garden of Cheryl Fox and Phil Douville, Bloomfield, CT O’Brien Nurserymen (John O’Brien), Granby, CT

Attention, Region 4 Hybridizers: Auction Donations Most Welcome! Contact: Gary Jones
www.garyjones00198@charter.net
www.ctdaylilyclub.com
http://cdsregional.weebly.com/

Daylilies in the articles are:
Yellow Typhoon by Gossard,
2007 and Hurricane Bob by
B. Schwarz, 2003

Many thanks to Betsy Thompson for all the pictures
of daylilies in the newsletter!

CanAm Classic

The 24th Annual CanAm Classic sponsored by the Ontario Daylily Society will be held May 1-3, 2020 at the Doubletree by
Hilton Toronto Airport West Hotel
5444 Dixie Road
Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2L2
(1 block south of the 401)

Rooms at a special rate are available
until April 1.

For reservations: 3 choices:
Call the hotel directly 1-905-624-1144 and choose the option for Reservations
OR
Call Hilton central reservations at:
1-800-774-1500 and provide details:
CAN AM CLASSIC May 1-3

American Daylily Society
2020 National Convention

The Ogeechee Daylily Society proudly invites you to the 2020 ADS National Convention in Savannah, GA.
The dates are Sunday, May 24 –
Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

Visit the Convention Website for all the details.

www.ahs2020national.com

Hotel: The DeSoto Savannah
15 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401
912-232-9000


CanAm Classic


Whip City Flames of Haiti
by L. Jones, 2017

Daylily in the article is:
Purple Tarantula by Gossard, 2011

Region 4 Summer Meeting
July 17-19, 2020

Location: DoubleTree Bradley International Airport Hotel 16 Ella Grasso Turnpike (Rt 75), Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Room Rate: $119.00 per night (until June 20, 2020); Call the DoubleTree today at 860-627-5171 for reservations, mentioning “The Connecticut Daylily Society”

Special Guest Speaker: Mr. Curt Hanson, Crintonic Gardens 11757 County Line Road, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040 www.crintonic.com

Tour Gardens: Garden of Kim & Rob Krodel, Avon, CT. Garden of Chrissie & John D’Esopo, Avon, CT Garden of Cheryl Fox and Phil Douville, Bloomfield, CT O’Brien Nurserymen (John O’Brien), Granby, CT

Attention, Region 4 Hybridizers: Auction Donations Most Welcome! Contact: Gary Jones garyjones00198@charter.net www.ctdaylilyclub.com
www.cdsregional.weeebly.com

CanAm Classic

The 24th Annual CanAm Classic sponsored by the Ontario Daylily Society will be held May 1-3, 2020 at the Doubletree by Hilton Toronto Airport West Hotel 5444 Dixie Road Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2L2 (1 block south of the 401)

Rooms at a special rate are available until
April 1.

For reservations: 3 choices:
Call the hotel directly 1-905-624-1144 and choose the option for Reservations
OR
Call Hilton central reservations at 1-800-774-1500 and provide details: CAN AM CLASSIC May 1-3

American Daylily Society 2020
National Convention

The Ogeechee Daylily Society proudly invites you to the 2020 ADS National Convention in Savannah, GA.
The dates are Sunday, May 24 – Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
Visit the Convention Website for all the details.
www.ahs2020national.com

Hotel: The DeSoto Savannah
15 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401
912-232-9000


Holiday Party cont.


Autumn Tapestry by B. Eberts, 2015

Autumn Breeze by T.Wright, 2003

Autumn Dancer by Prochaska, 2016



Let us be grateful to the
people who make us happy;
they are the charming
gardeners who make our
souls blossom.

— MARCEL PROUST



Medical Center. We ask that those willing to donate should be careful to not purchase toys from bulk imported stores where the toy may not have US Safety Approval due to the way it is manufactured. Also, please do not wrap the gift. The ages for the toys or books should be 2 to 12 years old. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Cindy – Holiday Party Chair (Email:
UNYHS@aol.com)

Gift Exchange:
Members who would like to be involved in a Holiday Gift Exchange should wrap a gift with an average price of $15.00 in value and bring it to the party. Please do not place any nametags on your gift. Only those who bring a gift to exchange are eligible to participate. We will use the same exchange rules as the last couple of years with each gift only being permitted to be swapped once; however, due to more people attending you will have to be prepared to make your swap within one minute after your number is pulled or you will be asked to just take a new unopened gift from those remaining!

Dish to Share and Door Prizes:
As is our tradition, each member is asked to bring a favorite holiday dish to pass. A stove is available if food must be held at a warm temperature. As in the past, everyone is encouraged to bring a door prize to donate to make our festivities more memorable.

AGAIN, Please contact Cindy – Holiday Party Chair
(UNYHS@aol.com)
if you have any questions.


Winter Outlook 2020


Frances Marie Cowieson by Mussar, 2019

Freckled Sunshine by Mussar, 2019

Daylilies in the article are:
Hello I Love You by Mussar, 2019
and I Am The Walrus by Mussar,
2019

Thanks to
Two Volunteers

Please welcome Kathryn Mohr who has volunteered to be the Secretary for our club. Also welcome Cindy Jennings who volunteered to be Scholarship Chair for HADS. Many thanks to both these women for their generosity in helping our club.

Don’s Daylily Divider

Don’s Daylily Divider is a very handy tool to have when you find yourself wrestling with large clumps of daylilies, trying in vain to get the fans to loosen their grip on each other and seeking for a way to get a tool into the clump without breaking off fans from their roots. The divider is two forked sections hinged together that open to work the daylily apart gently. You can order it from the website:
www.donsdaylilydivider.com
or see it in action on You Tube – search daylily divider.

Thanks to Frank Almquist for an early look
at a winter forecast….

JANUARY 2020

First few Some rain or snowshowers
1st wk Some snow then fair and cold
2nd wk Snow – Some Ice then wet
and milder
3rd wk Icy cold then moderating with
rain A.O snow
Last wk Bone Chilling Cold

FEBRUARY 2020

1st wk Snow showers followed by
a snow storm
2nd wk More snow and cold
then moderating – windy
3rd wk Party cloudy and cold
Last wk Fair – cold – chance of
a light wintry mix

MARCH 2020

1st wk Early rain then cold
with a late wintry mix
2nd wk Some rain then a larger
winter storm late
3rd wk Winter storm may
change to rain
4th wk Partly cloudy – seasonable

Summary: Intensifying cold late January into mid February. Cold spells with follow into mid March. Storms will be plenty . . .most of which will bring snow or a wintry mix.

New Year’s Day Some rain or snow showers
Martin Luther King Weekend Icy cold
Valentine’s Day Windy – chilly
President’s Day Weekend Fair – cold
St. Patrick’s Day Stormy