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


October Meeting


2019-20 Calendar
of Events

October 19th – daylily hybridizer Dave Mussar

10 am at Cooperative Extension offices

November 16th – TBD will be
held at Cooperative Extension
offices

December 14th
Holiday Party with UNYHS.

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

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 article are:
Kendra Marie by Mussar, 2015 and Joanne Meyer
by Mussar, 2014

The daylily in the article is:
Queen of Floof by Mussar, 2019

The daylily in the heading is:
Rocky Racoon by Mussar, 2019

October Meeting

The October meeting is Saturday, October 19th at 10 am at the Cooperative Extension offices on Martin Rd. in Voorheesville. We are very excited to have Dave Mussar coming from Canada to speak to us about his daylily hybridizing program and to give us a sneak peek at his new introductions for next year.

Dave has been seriously growing and breeding daylilies for 19 years. From the beginning his focus has been to develop a spotted daylily. That has expanded to include stripes and broken colors primarily at the tetraploid level. Dave has also done a lot of work with toothy daylilies using Brother Charles Reckamp cultivars as a starting base. He has also been working on tetraploid cristate forms based on his own daylily,
Kendra Marie.

In addition, Dave has tried his hand at conversions of diploid daylilies to tetraploid daylilies, which has taken him in several other directions. Dave has served as President of the Ontario Daylily Society for a number of years, chaired the annual Can Am Classic for a long time and served Region 4 as the Regional Publicity Director for several terms.

We can order daylilies for next year, but we should wait until Dave updates his website later this fall. Perhaps we can discuss doing a combined order or if people decide to go to the Can Am next May, we could coordinate a pickup there. You can see more of Dave’s daylilies on his website:
http://dave.mussar.com/

As our gardens wind down for the fall, it’s fun to anticipate next year’s daylily season. Come join us for a look into a daylily hybridizer’s life and work – bring a friend (we are always happy to have fellow enthusiasts join us). If you can, bring a dish to share or a donation for the door prize table.


September Meeting


2019-20 Calendar of Events

September 21st – Daylilies 101 – presented by Frank Almquist
10 am at Cooperative Extension offices

October 19th – daylily hybridizer Dave Mussar

November 16th – TBD will be
held at Cooperative Extension
offices

December 14th
Holiday Party with UNYHS.

January 18th – 1:00 pm at
Library

February 16th – Sunday –
Winter Doldrums Party

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

April 18th – TBD

May 9 or 16th

June 13 or 20th

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 article are:
Kendra Marie by Mussar, 2015 and Joanne Meyer by Mussar, 2014

The daylily in the heading is
Pink Viper by Mussar, 2014

September Meeting

So you bought bunches of daylilies at our August Sale and planted them in your garden…now what? Frank Almquist will present a Daylilies 101 program at our meeting in September that will answer all your questions on daylilies! Daylilies 101 will give you an in-depth look at daylilies – types, classifications, how they grow and how to take care of them (and what all those letters on the labels mean!).

Our meeting on September 21st will be held at 10 am at the Cooperative Extension offices on Martin Rd., in Voorheesville. Join us for a fun meeting and a look into the secret life of daylilies – bring a friend and a dish to share.

Frank Almquist and his wife, Peggy, are active members of HADS as well as being Master Gardeners in Ulster County for more than ten years. Frank retired from engineering and management positions at IBM in the summer of 1997. He has been active in gardening along with other volunteer activities ever since. Frank and Peggy garden and grow daylilies at their home in Kingston, NY. They have attended many regional and national daylily conventions as well as welcoming people into their garden which is registered as an official Display Garden with the American Hemerocallis Society (AHS).