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).


The BIG Annual Sale


2019 Calendar of Events

August 17th – Annual Sale
at Faddegon’s

September 21st – TBD

October 19th – TBD

November – TBD

December 14th
Holiday Party with UNYHS.

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.

Daylily in the heading is
Coronal Mass Ejection
by Bachman, 2012

The daylily in the heading is
Book of Life by K. Emmerich, 2019

The BIG Annual Sale

Saturday, August 17th is our Annual Sale at Faddegon’s Nursery, 1140 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY. The sale is open to the public from 9 am to noon.

We have dug the daylilies and they are washed, divided into fans, bagged and labeled and ready for their big day. Setup begins at 7 am to put up pictures and lay out the bags. Members have early buying privileges before 8:30 am.

The list of daylilies available follows:

ALBERENE LITTLE AUDREY
ALMOND PUFF LOVE THOSE EYES
ALWAYS A PLEASURE MAN OF SORROWS
ALWAYS AFTERNOON MANDALAY BAY MUSIC
APRIL FOOLS MARISKA
ARIEL MASCARA SNAKE
AUGUST FROST MASK OF ZORRO
AUGUSTAN AGE MICRO CHIP
AUTUMN MINARET MILDRED BRADLEY
BELA LUGOSI MOON SNOW
BIG KISS MULBERRY STREET
BOLD TIGER MUSCLE AND BLOOD
BURNING HOT SPOT NO BLUE OXFORDS
BUTTER PECAN NOSFERATU
CAPE ROMAN HARBER OHIO SUNSET
CELESTIAL BEAUTY OLD KING COLE
CHEROKEE STAR ORANGE VELVET
CHERRY CANDY ORCHID CORSAGE
CHICKS DIG IT ORCHID CORSAGE
CLOWNING AROUND OUTRAGEOUS
CORINTHIAN PINK PAT NEWMAN


Picnic


2019 Calendar of Events

July 19th – 20th – Regional Meeting

July 27th – 20th – picnic at Marge Moon’s house,
555 Grooms Rd., Clifton Park

August 17th – Annual Sale
at Faddegon’s

September 21st – TBD

October 19th – TBD

November – TBD

December 14th
Holiday Party with UNYHS.

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.

Daylily in this article is:
Chili Spice by D. Hansen, 2003
Cup of Cold Water, K. Emmerich, 2010

The daylily in the heading is
Book of Life by K. Emmerich, 2019

Picnic

As noted in a message sent out earlier, the date of the picnic has changed to July 27th. It will still be held at Marge Moon’s House, 555 Grooms Road, Clifton Park, NY, beginning at 11 am. HADS will provide sandwiches from Sorrentino’s Deli and water and a selection of sodas. Door prizes are Marge’s fantastic seedlings, so come ready to dig up your selection!

Bring a friend, a salad or dessert to share and a folding chair. It’s sure to be a fun time and many of us will get to go home with a new wonderful daylily!

2019 Regional Meeting

We have a bus going to the Regional Meeting on Long Island on July 19th through the 21st. The bus will leave the parking lot in front of Sam’s Club in Latham Farms at 7:15 am. Please don’t be late – the bus will leave on time.

Our first stop will be at Frank and Peggy Almquist’s garden in Kingston, NY. Coffee, tea and bagels will be provided at the Almquist’s.


June Meeting


2019 Calendar of Events

July 15th – Members’ Sale and
Babysitter Distribution

10 am at the Coop. Ext. offices

July 10th – 13th
National Convention,
Middleton, WI

July 13th – picnic

July 19th – 20th – Regional Meeting

August 17th – Annual Sale
at Faddegon’s

September 21st – TBD

October 19th – TBD

November – TBD

December 14th
Holiday Party with UNYHS.

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:
Chili Spice by D. Hansen, 2003
Not the Pale Moon by CM Barnes, 2013

The daylily in the heading is
Chinese Chance by CM Barnes, 2012

June Meeting

Our Members’ Sale will be Saturday, June 15th at 10 am at the Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville. We’re very excited to have 12 babysitter plants coming back from members’ gardens and 20 wonderful daylilies from Marge Moon’s garden. Everyone will get a chance to bid on their favorites. Marge is moving to Florida and let us raid her extensive daylily garden for some of her best daylilies.

Please Note: if you are returning a babysitter plant for the sale, please wash all the soil off the roots and divide the plant into sections of 2 or 3 fans. You may keep 2 fans to put back into your garden in appreciation for taking such good care of the babysitter plant. The other fans will be labeled for the sale. But since there are so many babysitter plants coming back for the sale, it will be helpful and save time if we don’t have to do the dividing at the sale.


May Meeting


2019 Calendar of Events

May 11thPlease Note:
the Members’ Sale has been
moved to the June 15th meeting.

Frank Almquist will speak about photography at the May meeting.
10 am at the Coop. Ext. offices

May 25th and 26th – Sharon
Springs Garden Party, Sharon Springs, NY

June 15th – Members’ Sale
and Babysitter Distribution

July 10th – 13th
National Convention,
Middleton, WI

July 13th – picnic

July 19th – 20th
Regional Meeting

August 17th – Annual Sale
at Faddegon’s

September 21st – TBD

October 19th – TBD

November – TBD

December 14th
Holiday Party with UNYHS.

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
Danube Sunrise by Stelter, 2016

May Meeting

Our Members’ Sale has been postponed until the June 15th meeting. When we met in April, several members didn’t feel their daylilies were out of the ground enough to get a good idea of how many fans there were on the plants. It was suggested that the Members’ Sale be postponed until June. Since the distribution of the babysitter plants doesn’t take much time, a motion was made and seconded to move the Members’ Sale to the June meeting. A vote was taken and the motion was passed.

Join us on May 11th at 10 am at the Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville for A Short Course in Photography in the Garden. Frank Almquist has graciously agreed to be our speaker. Frank has been making garden pictures for years and collected a group of images on what to do – and not to do – when photographing. The program will discuss how a camera works, how to use various lenses, then spend some time on composition. To enforce points on composition, examples of good and bad photos are included in the talk.

The audience will have the opportunity to see the differences in photographing in sunlight as opposed to light shade. The advantage of early morning and late evening photography will also be discussed. Some techniques on photo editing will also be covered.

Come on Saturday and get some pointers on how to take great pictures for our Photo Contest at the December holiday gathering! Bring a friend and a dish to share.