June Meeting


2020 Calendar of Events

June 20th – Members’ Sale –
CANCELLED

July 11th – Picnic

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

August 15thBig Annual Sale

September 19th – Robert Clyde
Anderson

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.

Daylilies in the article are:
Whip City Drunken Monkey
by L. Jones, 2020 and
Big Honking Thora the Viking
by L. Jones, 2020

The daylily in the heading is
Whip City Dangling in the Wind
by L .Jones, 2020

June Meeting

We have decided to cancel the June Meeting and Members’ Sale for this year. The Cooperative Extension offices are still closed.

We are still anticipating holding the Annual Sale at Faddegon’s in August. However, as we muddle through this pandemic, things could change.

Discussions are underway about whether we will be able to hold the picnic. No decisions have yet been made and there will most likely be restrictions.


June Meeting cont.


HADS OFFICERS

Co-Chairs
Debi Chowdhury –
debichowdhury@yahoo.com
and Michelle Young
youngs@socialscience.net

Secretary – Kathryn Mohr
kemohrke@aol.com

Treasurer – Carol Volungus
(518) 383-0447
daylilly@juno.com

Committee Chairs
Programs – Speakers

Debi Chowdhury
debichowdhury@yahoo.com
and Diane Steele
yankeefloral@yahoo.com

Historian – vacant

Newsletter Editor
Stephanie Kronau
skronau@nycap.rr.com

Hospitality – Barbara Sander
and Don Constantino
bsander@nycap.rr.com

Sunshine – Debi Chowdhury
debichowdhury@yahoo.com

Babysitter Plants
Frank Almquist
falmquist@hvc.rr.com
and Sharon Gallucci
smgallucci@msn.com

Display Garden
Pat & Don Salhoff
psalhoff@verizon.net

Website – Janet Spychalski
Janet.Spychalski@its.ny.gov

Photographer – Cindi Jones
cindijones58@gmail.com

Membership – Carol Volungus
daylilly@juno.com
4 Applewood Dr.,
Rexford. NY 12148

Publicity – Cathy Fruhauf
cathyfruhauf@hotmail.com
and Diane Steele
yankeefloral@yahoo.com

Scholarship Chair
Cindy Jennings
CindyJenningsNY@aol.com

We will keep you updated on changes.

Just in case we are able to hold the Faddegon’s sale, keep an eye on your daylilies and see if you have any that can be included in the sale. Many details still remain to be worked out, but we’re trying to plan.

Message from Region 4

We have received a message from Luanne Madden, our Region 4 President, that our votes are needed!

Greetings Region 4 members. I hope everyone is doing well. As we are starting daylily season, I am reminding members to
participate in voting for 2 categories:
1) Regional Director
2) Region 4 Hybridizer Award

Both ballots are available on our website:
www.ahsregion4.org

Please visit the website and take a moment to vote! The Regional Director ballot is due July 2, 2020. The Hybridizer award vote is due September 1, 2020.

Since the Regional Meeting has been cancelled, we need members to participate in the election for Regional Director. Please help us out by downloading the ballot and returning it to Carl Harmon. Thanks in advance and stay safe, Luanne

Daylilies in the article are:
Whip City Lake Breezes, Knoll Cottage Miss Fussy and Whip City Valley Breezes by L. Jones, 2020


May Meeting


2020 Calendar of Events

May 30th – Zoom meeting –
Shakespeare in the Garden with
Master Gardener Cathie Gifford

National Convention
CANCELLED
May 25th to 27th 2020

in Savannah, GA

June 20th – Members’ Sale

July 11th – Picnic

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

August 15thBig Annual Sale

September 19th – Robert Clyde
Anderson

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
Unbridled By Constraints by
C. Hanson, 2014

MAY MEETING

We had to cancel our originally scheduled meeting in early May as you all know. However, the Master Gardeners have graciously set up a Zoom meeting for us so we can all hear Cathie Gifford’s presentation on ‘Shakespeare in the Garden.” The Zoom meeting is set for May 30th at 10:30 am.

It’s very easy to attend a Zoom meeting. Just go to Zoom.us and download the software to your computer, tablet or phone.

There is a link in the notice below which will register you for the meeting. You will then receive an email from the Master Gardeners with the link for the meeting itself. If you have already registered, you should have received a recent email from Carole Henry which also contained a password to join the meeting. In case you have trouble joining the meeting, the password is 8uCJVB.

Just open the email on Saturday May 30th at 10:20 am and click on the link. It will take you out to the meeting where you will be admitted by the meeting administrator.

We’re looking forward to possibly seeing you on Saturday and to hearing Cathie’s presentation.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: May 30, 2020 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpfu-orzgiHdS9VaTrP5FxkP2gZzyF6qGI


April Meeting Cancelled


2020 Calendar of Events

April 18thCANCELLED
Denise Maurer will talk about “Stunning Succulents”

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

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

National Convention
May 25th to 27th 2020

in Savannah, GA

June 20th – Members’ Sale

July 11th – Picnic

Region 4 Summer Meeting
CANCELLED
July 17th to 19th

in Avon, CT

August 15th – Big Annual Sale

September 19th – Robert Clyde
Anderson

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.

Corylopsis spicata or Spike Winterhazel is in the picture

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

APRIL MEETING CANCELLED

Not surprisingly, the April meeting was cancelled. We are still under “Stay at Home” orders and businesses are closed, including the Cooperative Extension offices. Many of us were looking forward to Denise’s presentation on succulents; hopefully, we’ll be able to connect with Denise at some time in the future.

Next on the Agenda

We are all waiting to see what happens next with the restrictions on gatherings. It is highly unlikely we will be able to hold the May meeting. But we will let you know when decisions are made.

We are still anticipating holding the Members’ Sale on June 20th. Hopefully we’ll be able to get together by then. We will, of course, let you know more details as we all muddle through this.

From the Co-Chair’s Corner
By Debi Chowdhury

Hi
It was great to see everyone at the Winter Doldrums. Once again, I am back as co-chair of HADS. Thank you for your confidence in me. There have been several cancellations due to Covid19. I am sorry we had to cancel our meetings for March and April. As you may know by now the Regional has been cancelled and rolled over to next year in Hartford, CT, same hotel.

Check out our website for regional news and national news.
www.hudsonadirondackdaylilysociety.org
We also have a Facebook page.


April Meeting Cancelled


2020 Calendar of Events

March 28thCANCELLED
Capital District Garden and Flower Show

April 18thCANCELLED
Denise Maurer will talk about “Stunning Succulents”

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

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

National Convention
May 25th to 27th 2020

in Savannah, GA

June 20th – Members’ Sale

July 11th – Picnic

Region 4 Summer Meeting
July 17th to 19th

in Avon, CT

August 15th – Big Annual Sale

September 19th – Robert Clyde
Anderson

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.

Iris reticulata ‘North Star’ and Iris Histrioides ‘George’
are the irises in the pictures

The daylily in the heading is
Pocket Change by Crochet 1985 (Oakes picture)

MARCH MEETING CANCELLED

The notification of the cancellation of the meeting and the flower show was sent out to everyone previously. We will all miss the taste of Spring the flower show provided. If we learn of more cancellations, we will again send out notices.

In the meantime, please stay healthy and stay safe. Thankfully, we can still get out in our gardens! I’m trying to get a jump on the spring cleanup. Also enjoying the little iris reticulatas, snowdrops and crocuses!

April Meeting

At this point we anticipate being able to hold the April meeting; but, of course, everything depends on how the Coronavirus outbreak progresses. As we all try to cope with this crisis, we will let you know when decisions are made.

Hopefully, Denise Maurer, will be able to give her talk on succulents at the meeting on April 18th.


January Meeting


2020 Calendar of Events

January 18th1:00 pm at
The Colonie Town Library
Denise Maurer will talk about
“Stunning Succulents”

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

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

April 18th – TBD

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

May 9th – TBD

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

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
Sweet Chance by
Sandy Holmes, 2017

January Meeting

Now that the hustle and bustle of the Holidays is behind us, it’s time to think about plants! We are looking forward to Denise Maurer’s presentation on “Stunning Succulents” at our meeting on January 18th at the William K. Sanford Library on Albany Shaker Rd. in Colonie. Please note that the meeting will start at 1:00 pm instead of our usual start time due to a scheduling conflict at the library.

You’ve got to love succulents. Give them plenty of sun, and water occasionally, and they will reward you with show stopping textures, colors and offspring. Learn how easy it is to incorporate them into your home and landscapes. Buying and growing tips will be included along with plenty of inspiration to create succulent dish gardens and vertical mosaics.

Denise Maurer is a Master Gardener with Cornell Cooperative Extension – Rensselaer County. As owner of Denise Maurer Interiors, she has specialized in residential interior design for over 30 years. Her sense of design is carried into her personal gardening style where she combines flowers and vegetables with ornamentation. Denise is a frequent speaker about gardening using color and design.

Winter Doldrums Gathering

No, it’s not the Flu or even a sickness that will hit you on February 16th. Maybe it’s more like a weariness and malaise that sets in after the Holidays and continues through mid-April or even later in some years. We like to think that part of the solution is to have a great garden talk, a luncheon and just get together to party a little! The Doldrums party is a really fun and educational event at a time when we’re all chomping at the bit to get back into our gardens!