2018 Calendar of Events


2018 Calendar of Events

May 12th
Members’ Auction

June 16th
Babysitter Distribution

July 21st – picnic

July 27th29th
Regional Meeting,
Halifax, Nova Scotia

August 18th
Annual Sale at Faddegon’s

September 15th – TBD

October 20th
combined meeting with
Hosta Society –
Amy Ziffer, speaker

November – TBD

December 8th
Holiday Party with UNYHS –
location 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.
Meetings begin at 10am
unless otherwise noted.

The daylilies in the article are:
Heritage House by Lysne, 2017
Pollo Grasso by Kendig, 2008

The daylily in the heading is
Potter’s Wheel by Lysne, 2015

June Meeting

Our June meeting is Saturday, June 16th at 10 am at the Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville. It’s sure to be a busy meeting with the distribution of babysitter plants and a silent auction of plants that didn’t make it to last month’s members’ sale. Some of the plants came from Wisconsin, where they also had a late spring and the plants weren’t ready to be shipped in May. We now have all the plants so we’re ready to rock and roll.

The babysitter plants will be distributed as usual. Names of eligible members will be drawn and matched up to the number of a babysitter plant. The member will take the plant home and care for

it until the plant grows enough fans, usually 5 to 7, to be brought back for auction at the members’ sale. The doting caretaker will then receive a fan


2018 Calendar of Events


2018 Calendar of Events

May 12th
Members’ Auction

June 6th9th
National Convention,
Myrtle Beach,
South Carolina

June 16th
Babysitter Distribution

July 21st – picnic

July 27th29th
Regional Meeting,
Halifax, Nova Scotia

August 18th
Annual Sale at Faddegon’s

September 15th – TBD

October 20th
combined meeting with
Hosta Society –
Amy Ziffer, speaker

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.
Meetings begin at 10am
unless otherwise noted.

The daylily in the article
is Watermelon Luminosity
by Kendig, 2004

The daylily in the heading
is Under His Wings
by Lysne, 2015

May Meeting

At Last!! Spring has finally sprung! It seemed like it would never get here. Plants are happy as well, putting on good growth with the warmth and rain.

May is also the month of our Members’ Sale. Frank and Sharon and Cindi have been working hard to get the list of daylilies ready for the sale. The sale date is Saturday, May 12th at 10 am at the Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville.

We will have daylilies from Melanie Mason of Northcountry Daylilies, Rod Lysne of Northern Grown Perennials in Wisconsin, also from Stuart Kendig of Perfect Perennials in York, PA, and from Bill Waldrop who spoke at our Winter Doldrums Meeting. We will also have a few babysitters that have grown and are ready to come back for auction, and some special daylilies from our own members.

This list includes:
ALBERTA CLIPPER
BADGER STATE
CANARY HEIGHTS
CARRIE ELISE
COOLER BY THE LAKE
DON’T CHASE THE FLUSH
DRAGON SHIP
EBONY STANDARD
ESSENSE OF VIOLET
HARMONY ROAD
HEAVENLY MR. FANTASTIC
HEMAN


2018 Calendar of Events


2018 Calendar of Events

April 21st – Frank Almquist
“Soils – What’s Under
Your Boots”

May 4th5th
Can Am Classic,
Mississauga, Ontario

May 12th
Members’ Auction

June 6th9th
National Convention,
Myrtle Beach,
South Carolina

June 16th
Babysitter Distribution

July 21st – picnic

July 27th29th
Regional Meeting,
Halifax, Nova Scotia

August 18th
Annual Sale at Faddegon’s

September 15th – TBD

October 20th
combined meeting with
Hosta Society –
Amy Ziffer, speaker

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.
Meetings begin at 10am
unless otherwise noted.

Daylily in the article is
Screen Saver by
Melanie Mason, 2000

The daylily in the heading is
Lookie Loo by M. Holmes, 2016

April Meeting

Our next meeting is Saturday, April 21st
at 10 am
at The Albany County Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville. Frank Almquist will be telling us about “Soils – What’s Under Your Boots.” This discussion on soils will look at what makes the soil work with the plants that are covering the roots. Healthy soils consist of ground rock, minerals, clay and silt, decomposed plant and animal material that fill the voids between the larger particles. Virgin forest soils consist of millions of bacteria, fungi and other soil organisms that convert the mineral and organic matter into food that can be absorbed by plant roots. The goal of this presentation is for the attendees to understand what makes soils work so they can apply the proper amendments and obtain healthy garden soils.

So while we’re waiting for spring to show up, come discover what’s “under your boots” and join us in learning how to make it better for your garden. Bring a friend and a dish to share.

Update on Your Babysitter Plants

Even though Spring is taking its sweet time, our daylilies are trying to wake up and smell the coffee – well, wake up anyway. If yours are like mine, most have started to poke their noses up and stretch while others are sleepyheads. Those of us that have Babysitter Plants (daylilies that we are growing for HADS) need to count the number of fans on each plant and get the information to Frank Almquist falmquist@hvc.rr.com or Sharon Gallucci smgallucci@msn.com


2018 Calendar of Events


2018 Calendar of Events

February 18th – Sunday –
Winter Doldrums –
Speaker Bill Waldrop

March 3rd
Spring Garden Day

March 24th
Meeting at the HVCC
Flower Show

April 21st – Frank Almquist
“Life in the Soil”

May 12th
Members’ Auction

June 6th – 9th
National Convention,
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

June 16th
Babysitter Distribution

July 21st – picnic

July 27th-29th
Regional Meeting,
Halifax, Nova Scotia

August 18th
Annual Sale at Faddegon’s

September 15th – 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.
Meetings begin at 10am
unless otherwise noted.

Daylily in article is
Master Sergeant Kenneth Lane
by Bill Waldrop, 2018

The daylily in the heading is
Kennesaw Sunset by Bill Waldrop, 2018

Winter Doldrums

Everyone looks forward to the Winter Doldrums Party! This year the party will be Sunday, February 18th at the Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville. We will start at 11 am to set up food and beverages. There is always fabulous food and conversations with other gardeners. Bring a friend and a favorite dish to share. HADS will provide beverages and place settings. We will also have a door prize table so bring something garden related if you like. Our speaker is Bill Waldrop of Kennesaw Mountain Daylily Gardens. Check out his website at:
http://www.kennesawmountaindaylilygardens.com

Bill Waldrop has been growing Daylilies for over 25 years and even though he knows a lot about growing them, he continues to learn from his own experiences and the experiences of others. Bill hopes you will enjoy seeing the newest daylilies he has hybridized as well as some of his older ones. Bill’s wife, Diana, has added many Irises to their garden. Since the irises usually bloom early, they love growing them in three different areas. Bill particularly likes the bearded Iris. They have Japanese Iris growing in the garden, but it also does extremely well in their Koi Pond.

When you have a garden, you also have shade. It’s going to happen. You start off with a small tree and before you know it, it’s 10 feet tall with many leaves. Since daylilies don’t grow well in shade, Bill and Diana find a plant that will grow there. Hostas! A friend gave them Sum and Substance many years ago and it is Bill’s favorite. Diana has it planted by the front door and each year it grows to over three feet. They have other hostas as well, and you probably know that the deer, who love daylilies, also love hostas. Diana also grows miniature hostas in one of the back beds. Bill will tell us how they avoid providing deer their daylily and hosta meals. Bill and Diana also grow unusual trees, like Banana Trees, Lilac bushes, and really all kinds of companion plants.


2018 Calendar of Events


2018 Calendar of Events

January 6th
Stacey from Brookside Nursery
in Ballston Spa and
Philadelphia Flower Show DVD

February 18th – Sunday –
Winter Doldrums –
Speaker Bill Waldrop

March 24th
HVCC Flower Show

April 21st – TBD

May 12th
Members’ Auction

June 6th – 9th
National Convention,
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

June 16th
Babysitter Distribution

July 21st – picnic

July 27th-29th
Regional Meeting,
Halifax, Nova Scotia

August 18th
Annual Sale at Faddegon’s

September 15th – 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.
Meetings begin at 10am
unless otherwise noted.

The daylily in the heading is
Sweet Chance by
Sandy Holmes, 2017

January Meeting

Our meeting is January 6th at 10 am at the William K Sanford Town Library in Colonie. Stacey from Brookside Nursery in Ballston Spa will speak about perennials and shrubs. Stacey manages the Garden Center at the nursery and
is very knowledgeable about plants. She orders the plants for the nursery and will have information about some that are not your typical “Grandmother’s” plants.

Also at the meeting, Debi Chowdhury will show her DVD of the Philadelphia Flower Show. So come in out of the cold and get your fix of plants and gardening to lighten the winter. Bring a friend and a dish to share.

Winter Doldrums

Everyone looks forward to our Winter Doldrums Party! This year the party will be Sunday,
February 18th at the Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville. We will start at 11 am to set up food and beverages. There will be much more about the party in February’s newsletter, but we wanted to pique your interest ahead of time. Our speaker will be Bill Waldrop from Kennesaw Mountain Daylilies in Georgia. He has an extensive garden of daylilies, hostas and irises and the full write up of his talk will be in the February newsletter.

Looking for Something to Do in January?

The Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Annual Winter Lecture will be held on Saturday, January 13th at 2:00 pm at the Lenox Memorial High School in Lenox, MA. The speaker this year is
Ken Druse who will speak about the New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change. Ken details new ways of looking at all aspects of the gardening process in topics such as designing your garden, choosing and planting trees, preparing soil, solving the deer problem, and the vast array of flowers and foliage – all within the challenges of a changing climate, shrinking resources, and new weather patterns. Ken knows that the best defense is to create a cool, verdant retreat – he says, “The garden of the future will be in the shade.”


2017-18 Calendar of Events


2017-2018 Calendar of Events

December 9th – Holiday Party
with UNYHS – Holy Redeemer
Church, Scotia – 12 noon

January 6th
Philadelphia Flower Show
DVD

February 18th – Sunday –
Winter Doldrums –
Speaker Bill Waldrop

March 24th
HVCC Flower Show

April 21st – TBD

May 12th
Members’ Auction

June 16th
Babysitter Distribution

July 21st – picnic

July 27th-29th
Regional Meeting,
Halifax, Nova Scotia

August 18th
Annual Sale at Faddegon’s

September 15th – TBD

October 20th – TBD

Please note:
Dates for meetings from
April to October are still
tentative

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.
Meetings begin at 10am
unless otherwise noted.

The daylily in the heading is
Christmas Greetings by Salter,
2005 Daylily in article is
Christmas Flower by
Sattelmeier, 2017

Holiday Party

The Holiday Party will be held on December 9th in the Fellowship Hall at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Corner of Glen Ave. and South Reynold’s Street, Scotia, NY beginning at
12:00 Noon.

In the spirit of “Helping Hands for the Holidays,” we will donate toys or books to our local Ronald McDonald House for children going into Albany Medical Center for treatment. Please bring only new toys or books for children ages 2 to 8.

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 last year 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: 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.

If you have questions on the Holiday Party, please send an e-mail to Cindy Jennings at: UNYHS@aol.com or feel free to call her at (518) 541-3598.

Please Bring your Beautiful Photos to our Holiday Party! Since members had so much fun at our first two photo contests, we thought we would repeat it again at this year’s Holiday Gathering. So please sort through all those beautiful photos you have taken! Photos must be 5″ X 7″ size with no frames or mats.