November Meeting


2018 Calendar of Events

November 3rd – Early and Late
Daylilies – slideshow from AHS
10 am – Colonie Town Library

December 8th – Holiday Party
with UNYHS – Prince of Peace
Lutheran Church Fellowship
Hall, Clifton Park

January 12th – meeting will be
at 1:00 pm – speaker TBD

February 17thSunday
Winter Doldrums Party

March 16th – TBD

April 20th – TBD

May 11th – Members’ Sale

June 15th – Babysitter Distribution

July 13th – picnic

July 19th – 20th – Regional Meeting

August 17th – Annual Sale at Faddegon’s

September 21st – TBD

October 19th – 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
Unbridled by Constraints by
C. Hanson, 2014

November Meeting

Our meeting will be early this month – Saturday, November 3rd at 10 am – and we move to our winter meeting place at the William K. Sanford Town Library on Albany Shaker Rd. in Colonie. The American Hemerocallis Society (AHS) has slideshows that can be downloaded and we will show two of their shows; one on Early daylilies and one on Very Late daylilies. We hope to get some good ideas on what daylilies are out there that we can add to our gardens to extend the daylily season. We all have daylilies that bloom in July and August and it’s not difficult to get a good show during those months. But wouldn’t it be lovely to have daylily blooms in June – and still be enjoying daylilies late in the season to keep our wonderful display going a bit longer. Join us on Saturday, November 3rd to add some daylily names to your list of “must haves” for next year.

Holiday Party

Our Holiday Party with UNYHS (Upstate NY Hosta Society) will be Saturday, December 8th at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4 Northcrest Dr., Clifton Park, in their fellowship hall just off Rt. 146. We will gather at 12 noon with lunch to be served at 12:15 pm.

“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 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 8 years old. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Cindy Jennings, the Holiday Party Chair
http://www.UNYHS@aol.com/


October Meeting


2018 Calendar of Events

October 13th – combined meeting with
Hosta Society – Amy Ziffer, speaking
on Shade Revealed
10 am – Coop. Ext. offices

November 3rd – speaker TBD

December 8th – Holiday Party with UNYHS –
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, Clifton Park

January 12th – speaker TBD

The Albany Co-Cooperative Ext. is located at
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.

Look of Autumn by P. Bradford, 2016

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

October Meeting

We are very excited to have Amy Ziffer speaking at our October 13th meeting. We are joining with the Upstate NY Hosta Society to host the event. The meeting will begin at 10 am at the Cooperative Extension offices on Martin Rd. in Voorheesville. Join us on Saturday, October 13th, to hear a great talk on how to make your shade gardens better. Bring a friend and a dish to share.

For twenty years Amy has been experimenting to find the best shade-tolerant plants for the Northeast. Shade Revealed, a talk abundantly illustrated with beautiful photography, focuses on what makes some shade plants better performers than others. She presents a clear basis for shade garden design with the goal of long-term success based on appropriate plant selection, and she showcases plants with exceptional and unusual qualities that can help shade gardeners achieve a more satisfying shade garden with a long season of bloom.


2018 Calendar of Events


2018 Calendar of Events

August 13th and 14th
– Dig Days

August 16th and 17th
– Prep Days

August 18th
Annual Sale at
Faddegon’s Nursery

September 15th
Daylily Swap

October 13th
Note Change in Date
– 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.

Shimmering Glimmer by
Trimmer-Limmer, 2001

The daylily in the heading is
Rich in Mercy by Emmerich, 2008

Annual Sale

Our main source of income for the club is our Annual Sale. It is through the hard work and generosity of our members that we are able to finance many of our events throughout the year. The daylilies that we sell are all donated by members from their gardens and we have lots and lots of beautiful daylilies for the sale. Any help you can give is sincerely appreciated. Even if you can only spare a few hours to lend a hand, it makes a lighter load for others.

Monday, August 13th at 8 am we will meet at Christl Schmidt’s house to dig the daylilies Christl is donating. Her address is 23 Tanners Lane, Rensselaer, NY 12144.

Tuesday, August 14th at 8 am we will meet at Marge Moon’s house to dig her donated daylilies. Marge’s address is 555 Grooms Rd., Clifton Park, NY 12065

Marge has also generously volunteered her yard for our work days. All the donated plants will be gathered at Marge’s house. We will meet there at 8 am on Thursday, August 16th and Friday, August 17th. The daylily clumps need to be washed of all soil, divided into individual fans, washed again and dried, and sorted into bags (which have been previously labeled with all the information on each daylily). They are then placed in boxes for transport to Faddegon’s on Saturday morning. It is an arduous and exacting process and it usually takes us the two full days to complete all the clumps We are thankful for any help you are able to give us. HADS provides lunch on both days for the workers.

Saturday, August 18th is Sale Day and we meet at Faddegon’s at 7 am to string up the signs and pictures and lay out the daylilies. We also set up two small tents for the members who will be totaling the costs for the customers and taking the money. People who are looking to buy start arriving early, but cannot come into the enclosure until 9 am. The sale runs until noon. We then have to clean up all our paraphernalia to leave the area neat and clean. Most of the workers meet at a local restaurant to have lunch, celebrate and relax.


2018 Calendar of Events


2018 Calendar of Events

July 21st – picnic at 11:00 am
at the Gazebo

Albany Cooperative Extension
in Voorheesville

July 27t29th
Regional Meeting,
Halifax, Nova Scotia

August 18th
Annual Sale at Faddegon’s

September 15th – TBD

October 13th
Note Change in Date
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 daylily in the article is
Actual Rain by C.M. Barnes, 2015

The daylily in the heading is
Knoll Cottage Loving Kisses by
Labbe-Jones, 2017

Picnic Time!!

Join us on Saturday, July 21st at 11:00 am at the Gazebo at the Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville for an enjoyable picnic. HADS will supply sandwiches and drinks (water and soda). Please bring a salad or dessert to share and your beverage of choice if you don’t want soda or water. The building will be open to allow access to bathrooms and so we can get out of the weather, if there is rain. Although the way this summer is going, I don’t think we’ll have to worry about rain.

The HADS Display Garden is looking fabulous – many, many thanks to our stalwart weeders and mulch movers – Pat and Don Salhoff, Barb Owen, Barb Sander, Carol Volungus, Glen Coons, Cathy Fruhauf, Cindi Jones and Stephanie Kronau. Be sure to admire the gardens on your way to the gazebo. Also spend some time in the gardens of the Master Gardeners – they do a fantastic job and the gardens look great.

What could be better than friends, food and conversation in the gardens! So bring a friend, a dish to share and join in the fun in the gardens on Saturday.


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