June Meeting cont.


2018 Regional Meeting

There will be a Regional Meeting in 2018 – it will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 27th to 29th. The website is up and running with hotel information, schedules and registration information. The keynote speaker is Allan Banks, who is a member of the Nova Scotia Daylily Society and hybridizes locally in Nova Scotia. He has 30 registered daylilies. Get more information on the website:
http://www.nsdsregion4.com

The Snow Moon by Kendig, 2016

Parting the Waters by Lysne, 2016

The balance of the Members’ Sale plants, which missed the May sale date primarily due to cold spring weather, will be offered to members through a SILENT AUCTION. The potted plants will be arranged alphabetically with a photo of each bloom. A full description of each plant will be on the bid sheet as well as the grower’s price. The starting bid will be at the top of the list of blank lines along with the amount each subsequent bid will increase, based on the grower’s price. Members are then able to bid or outbid previous prices by writing their name and the amount of the bid on the sheet. You can write in another bid as many times as you like. The winner of the plant will be the last bid on the sheet when the auction is closed.

The daylily above is Shadow Flight
by Lysne, 2018

The auction will be ongoing through the meeting until near the end of the meeting when bidding will be closed. The winner of each plant will pay their bid amount and take their plant home.


cont. Capital Hudson Iris Society
Bus Trip


Daylily in the article is Lone Wolf by Grace-Smith, 2004

Many thanks to Betsy Thompson for generously contributing the beautiful pictures of the daylilies in the newsletter.

22nd Annual CanAm Classic

The CanAm Classic is sponsored by the Ontario Daylily Society and will be held May 4-5, 2018, at the Doubletree by Hilton Toronto Airport West Hotel, 5444 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2L2 Phone 905-624-1144

SPEAKERS:
CLAUDIA CONWAY – NH Running Fox Farm
BOB FAULKNER – OH
Natural Selection Daulilies
TIM HOBBS – ON
True North Daylilies
TOM POLSTON – OH
Pleasant Valley Gardens
JEAN SÉBASTIEN POULIN
QC
ERIC SIMPSON – NC
Eric Simpson Daylilies

Early Bird registration
before April 1/18) $110 Cdn

Registration
(after April 1/18) $125 Cdn

More information on the
Ontario Daylily Society’s website:
http://www.hvids.org/

On the way home from Hartford, we will stop at John O’Brien’s Nursery in East Granby, CT where they sell beautiful perennials, shrubs and their specialty, hostas. We expect to be home by 7:00 p.m.

The cost is $40 round trip including a bagel and juice breakfast on the bus. You do not have to be a member of the Capital Hudson Iris Society to join this trip.

Elizabeth Park is noted for its magnificent Heritage Rose Garden (the oldest municipal rose garden in the country), Rose Garden, and Perennials. We should be right on time for many of the roses and perennials. There are over 100 acres to explore at Elizabeth Park.

Anyone interested should fill out the registration form (attached below) and return it with your check to the address indicated. Registration is on a first come-first served basis. Any questions, please call Euthemia Matsoukas at 518 439-3758.

Here is the registration form for the bus trip:

CHIS Bus Trip to Elizabeth Park Gardens in Hartford


Capital Hudson Iris Society Bus Trip


Capital Hudson
Iris Society Bus Trip

The Iris Society (Capital Hudson
Iris Society) is planning a bus trip to Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Boylston, MA and to John O’Brien’s Nursery in Granby, CT on Sunday, September 25th. The bus will leave from Crossgates at 8:00 am and will probably be back by about 7:00 pm. The cost is $50 including admission, bagels and juice on the bus. Bring a bag lunch with you since lunch facilities are not extensive.

As part of their “fall fest” there will also be a begonia and gesneriad show at Tower Hill that weekend as well as other fall fest activities. Check out their website for more information – http://www.towerhillbg.org.

John O’Brien’s has an incredible selection of hostas as well as some beautiful peonies, an extensive daylily collection, daphnes, and dwarf conifers. It’s a great nursery, worth the trip. Website is: http://www.obrienhosta.com

To secure a seat on the bus, write an Linda.Montanaro@gmail.com as soon as possible. Include your phone number.

Plant Donations for Capital Roots

The Volunteer Committee at Capital Roots ( http://www.capitalroots.org) is planning ahead for next Spring’s Plant Sale Fundraiser, which is the third Saturday in May 2017.

We are asking again for donations on behalf of Capital Roots. We are looking for Daylilies, Irises, Hostas and perennials (no invasives, no unknowns). They need to be labelled and either potted or bagged.

Heidi Douglas, hybridizer-speaker and auctioneer extraordinaire, answers a question in Cameron Stern’s garden.

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Cindi Jones gets just the right picture

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Plant Donations for Capital Roots cont.


Heavenly Dreams
Heavenly Dreams – Shooter, 1996

unknowns). They need to be labelled and either potted or bagged.

If you are dividing any of your plants this Fall and can spare one or several to donate to the Capital Roots plant sale next Spring, it would be greatly appreciated.

Plants can either be brought directly to Capital Roots, 594 River Street, Troy, NY 12180, attn. Sharon DiLorenzo, program manager, (518-274-8685), trees@capitalroots.org. Or, we can make arrangements to pick them up. Capital Roots will overwinter them.

Your support is deeply appreciated.
Sincerely,
Hannelore Passonno
(518) 272-4143
hanne@unclesamauctions.com

P.S.
If any of you are delivering directly to Capital Roots, ask for a tour of the building and be sure to look at the beautiful Mosaic Mural that is in the parking lot.

Capital Roots now has a small veggie market right in the building and also a virtual veggie market where you can purchase produce on-line and pick it up at specific locations. If you are interested, go to www.capitalroots.org, click programs and then “Virtual Veggie Mobile. Here is the link to the marketplace@capitalroots.org

2016 August Sale Color flyer 2xpage

ILLINI DESTINY

INDIAN GIVER

ISLAND JEWEL

ITSY BITSY SPIDER

JOHN CIPPOLINA

JOLLY RED GIANT

JUNGLE BUTTERFLY

KING GEORGE

LAKE NORMAN SPIDER

LAVENDER MEMORIES

LE PETIT SABOTEUR

LEDGEWOOD’S EVENING
  SUNSET

LEDGEWOOD’S STRING
  OF PEARLS

LITTLE GRAPETTE

LITTLE RED SPRING SONG

LITTLE RED SPRING SONG

LONGLESSON LIBERTY
  BELL

LONGLESSON SUMMER
  GIFT

LUCIA MAE

MAJESTIC FORTUNE

MALACHITE PRISM

MALICIOUS RUMORS

MANDALAY BAY MUSIC

MANDALAY BAY MUSIC

MANGO CHUTNEY

SPANISH GLOW

SPEAK OF ANGELS

STRUTTER’S BALL

SUNDANCE KID

SUPER HONOR

SWALLOW TAIL KITE

SWEET SAMMY

SWIRLING WATER

SWISS MINT

TAUDY

TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

THE FULL MONTY

THE FULL MONTY

THIRD WITCH

THIRD WITCH

THORHALLA

THOROUGHLY MODERN
  MILLIE

TOPGUNS LOLA SCOTT

TOPGUNS LOLA SCOTT

TROPICAL DEPRESSION

TROPICAL DEPRESSION

TRULY ANGELIC

VOLCAN FUEGO

WAY PAST THE BOONIES

WHAT ABOUT ME

WHEN MY SWEETHEART
  RETURNS

WILD MUSTANG

WOLF WHISTLE

YUCATAN GOLD


Get Ready for a Garden Tour


Remember our regional hybridizers when you’re ordering daylilies!

Melanie Mason
North Country Daylilies
www.northcountrydaylilies.com

Lori-Ann Jones
Knoll Cottage Daylilies
www.knollcottagedaylilies.com

Craig and Mary Barnes
Slate Hill Farm Daylilies
http://store.fastcommerce.com/slatehillfarm/home.html

Darlyn Wilkinson
Greywood Farm
http://greywoodfarm.squarespace.com/

Smokey’s Daylilies – a newly launched daylily site that is located in Michigan – they are offering HADS members a coupon for 15% off any order. Enter the code HADS to receive the discount.
www.smokeysdaylilies.com

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Sugar Sprinkles,
S. Holmes, 2014

Photo opposite:
Barbara Nickel,
S. Holmes, 2012

Get Ready for a Garden Tour

Make a note on your calendar – This year Rensselaer County Cooperative Extension will hold their Garden Tour in the Greater North Greenbush area on July 7th from 4 – 8 pm. This drive-it-yourself tour features over ten homes with container ideas, rain gardens, dry stream beds, raised beds, vegetables, gardens with an Asian aesthetic and much more! Visit private gardens and learn from fellow gardeners.

Admission is $10.00 per person or $30.00 for a car with 3 or more people. Maps will be sold in the parking lot of Pat’s Barn, Rensselaer Technology Park, 110 Defreest Drive, Troy, NY 12180, on July 7th from 4 to 7 pm.

Minutes from the May
14th Meeting

Cindi Jones opened the meeting at 10:30 am with a short business meeting.

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Old Business: Cindi encouraged members to sign up for the bus to the Region 4 meeting in New Hampshire in July.
New business: The Babysitter plants we purchased last year from Jamie Gossard for $1,300 have not done well. Most did not survive the winter. In addition the plants arrived last year with rust which can spread to other plants in gardens. Jamie will send us more daylilies valued at $1,300 and more cold hardy if we send him an additional $500. After considerable discussion, a motion was made and accepted not to send Jamie Gossard $500 to purchase more daylilies.
Carol V. gave the Treasurer’s report of money in our accounts. Carol also volunteered to arrange garden visits as HADS travels to and from the July Region 4 meeting.
A motion was made to accept the minutes from the April meeting and to adjourn this meeting.

Respectfully Submitted,
Grace Hilt Mack


Babysitters for 2016 continues again


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Stonehill’s Spring Breeze
Haglund, 2012

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Verdant Spring
Stamile, 2007

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Spring Star
Celichowski, 2014

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included in the member auction. However, even if your plant does not have six fans, we still need to know how many it does have, so growth can be tracked. Please visit your
daylily beds, count the shoots on the plant you have. Then PLEASE contact Sharon as soon as possible with the plant name and number of
fans at www.smgallucci@msn.com.

If there are any questions about the babysitter program or the plants available, please contact us. Our information is in the sidebar on the second page of each UPDATE.

Disclaimer – HADS is not responsible if plants do not come true to the name as stated. Plants may be mixed by the supplier of babysitter material or mismarked by the babysitter host. When the plant comes in for division, the committee trusts that it is as labeled and the folks dividing the returns do their very best to put the correct tags on the plants. In any case, HADS is not responsible if the plant you win at auction is not true to its name.

Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed… Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.
        Henry David Thoreau

Get more information on joining the American Hemerocallis Society on the AHS website:
www.daylilies.org You can join or renew
online or by printing and mailing the membership form.