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!


Holiday Party


2019-20 Calendar
of Events

December 14th – Holiday Party
with UNYHS – 12 noon, Prince
of Peace Lutheran Church,
Clifton Park

January 18th – 1:00 pm at
Library Denise Maurer will talk
about “Stunning Succulents”

February 16thSunday
Winter Doldrums Party

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

April 18th – TBD

May 9th – TBD

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

June 20th – Members’ Sale
and Distribution of Babysitters

July 11th – Picnic

July 17th to 19th
Region 4 Summer Meeting
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
Christmas Greetings
by Salter, 2005

Holiday Party

Our Holiday Party will be Saturday, December 14th – Gather at 12:00 Noon with lunch to be served at 12:15 pm.

This year’s gathering will again be a joint celebration with the UNYHS and HADS and will be at Dave and Cindy Jennings’ Church (Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 4 Northcrest Dr., Clifton Park) in their fellowship hall
just off Rt. 146.

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.

“Helping Hands” Toy or Book Donation:
We have decided to continue with our traditional theme again this year of “Helping Hands for the Holidays.” We ask both the Hosta and Daylily members to donate a NEW toy or Children’s book that will be given to the Ronald McDonald Houses located near and in Albany Medical Center. The three-house complex has a special “Toy Closet” where a child can select one toy to take with them when heading for surgery or a major procedure at the 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
(UNYHS@aol.com)


November Meeting


2019-20 Calendar
of Events

November 16th – Diane Steele
will teach us how to make a
wreath using natural materials

10 am at Cooperative Extension offices

December 14th – Holiday Party
with UNYHS – 12 noon, Prince
of Peace Lutheran Church,
Clifton Park

January 18th – 1:00 pm at
Library

February 16thSunday
Winter Doldrums Party

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

April 18th – TBD

May 9th – TBD

June 20th – Members’ Sale
and Distribution of Babysitters

July 11th – Picnic

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.

Daylilies in the heading is
Autumn Wood by H. Dougherty, 1991

November Meeting

Our November meeting is Saturday, November 16th at 10 am at the Cooperative Extension offices on Martin Rd. in Voorheesville. Just in time for the season, our own HADS member Diane Steele will teach us how to make a lovely wreath from natural materials.

Diane will provide “collected” vines from around her house. We will be using willow, rose, birch, grapevine, honeysuckle, and bittersweet. Diane will teach us how to properly wrap the wreath that we construct. Based on size and shape, boxwood will be added. Diane will give us a printed sheet on materials that she has dried to use in wreath construction. She will also give us ideas on common materials such as dried flowers, pods, grasses and other materials that can be used to decorate the wreath. In addition, we can study some sample pieces that Diane will bring with her.


November Meeting cont.


HADS OFFICERS

Co-Chairs – Cindi Jones
(518) 598-3366
cindijones58@gmail.com

Secretary – Kathryn Mohrt
kemohrke@aol.com

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

Committee Chairs
Programs – Speakers

Debi Chowdhury
debichowdhury@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

Scholarship Chair
Cindy Jennings
CindyJenningsNY@aol.com

Daylilies in the article are:
Dressed in Autumn by Duncan,
2003 and Autumn Concerto by
Stamile-Pierce, 2010

Diane Steele has a unique perspective about her passion for watercolor based on her interests and formal training. With a master’s background in environmental science, and a broad range of hobbies including photography, gardening, and model railroading her desire is to embrace the subject by finding art in nature and then share the resulting gifts with the world. For more than 35 years as a floral designer, she has a unique perspective of all that are “flowers.” Her handcrafted bouquets of seasonal heirloom roses, rare iris, and fresh-picked lilies-of-the-valley from her perennial gardens lend themselves to sketches for the bridal proposals, future commissions, or paintings of unique style.

Diane has now expanded her endeavors by teaching basic watercolor in many locations in the Capital District. She has shown and sold her work throughout the Northeast, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and won numerous awards. Her blog allows the visitor into the artist’s world and the joy involved in each new creation.

Holiday Party

Holiday Party: Saturday, December 14th Gather at 12:00 Noon with lunch to be served at 12:15 pm

Location: This year’s gathering will again be a joint celebration with the UNYHS and HADS and will be at Dave and Cindy Jennings’ Church (Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 4 Northcrest Dr., Clifton Park) in their fellowship hall just off Rt. 146. Save the date now and plan to attend.

“Helping Hands” Toy
or Book Donation:

We have decided to continue with our traditional theme again this year of “Helping Hands for the Holidays.” It was decided that we would ask both the Hosta and Daylily members to donate a NEW toy or Children’s book that will be given to the Ronald McDonald Houses located near and in Albany Medical Center. The three-house complex has a special “Toy Closet” where a child can select one toy to take with them when heading for surgery or a major procedure at the