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.


April Meeting


2019 Calendar of Events

April 20th – Kathy Purdy will talk
about Colchicums: Autumns Best Kept Secret
10 am at the Coop. Ext. offices

May 3rd – 4thth – Can Am
Classic, Mississauga, Ontario

May 11th – Members’ Sale

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

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

The daylily in the heading is:
Dark Hollow by Reed, 2018

April Meeting

Join us on April 20th at 10 am at the Cooperative Extension offices on Martin Rd. in Voorheesville, NY, for an informative talk on Colchicums – they’re not really crocuses. But Kathy Purdy will clear up the differences.

Our speaker will be Kathy Purdy who will talk about Colchicums: Autumn’s Best-Kept Secret – Colchi-what? If you’ve never heard of colchicums before, you’ll be running to your catalogs to order some after hearing Kathy’s talk. These underused hardy bulbs bring bright color to the fall garden. Kathy will tell you everything you need to know to grow them successfully, including the best varieties for various garden situations and ideal plants to partner with them. She’ll even let you know her sources for the rarest and scarcest. If you don’t yet grow colchicums, it’s time you were in on the secret!

An award-winning garden blogger and writer, published in regional and national magazines, Kathy Purdy has grown colchicums for over twenty years. Charmed by these unusual corms, she became a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into confirmed colchicophiles. Kathy wrote the definitive article on colchicums for The American Gardener magazine in 2007. She currently grows over fifty varieties in her Chenango County garden.


March Meeting


2019 Calendar of Events


March 24th(Sunday – Please
Note date change)
meeting will
be held at the Capital District
Garden and Flower Show at
10 am at HVCC

April 20th – Kathy Purdy will talk
about Colchicums: Autumns Best Kept Secret

May 11th – Members’ Sale

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

The daylily in the article is:
Topguns My Friend Ellen
by B. Scott, 2010

The daylily in the heading is
Ashley Danielle by C. Douglas,
2006

March Meeting

We will be meeting at the Capital District Garden and Flower Show on Sunday, March 24th at 10 am at Hudson Valley Community College. The date was changed to Sunday by the people running the Garden and Flower Show. Our meeting is again in Room 1B, which is down a looooong hall to the right after coming in the front door.

Tickets to get into the Show are available from Bill Wurster (518) 786-3105
wursterw@verizon.net
and Cindi Jones (518) 598-3366
cindijones58@gmail.com
– call or e-mail to get tickets.

Our own Frank Almquist is speaking on “Soils – What’s Under Your Boots” at the show on Sunday at 3:30 pm and Kathryn Mohr is giving a talk on “Growing Water-loving Irises” on Saturday at 2:30 pm. Both talks will be very interesting. You can see the entire schedule at the website:
www.gardenandflowershow.com

We share a booth at the flower show with the Iris and Hosta Societies to get the word out about our clubs and sales. We are asking people to help this year with setting up and taking down the booth. Setup will be Thursday, March 21, at 3:30 pm and take down will be after the show ends on Sunday, March 24th.


A Look Forward to The April Meeting



HADS OFFICERS

Co-Chairs – Bill Wurster
(518) 786-3105 and
Cindi Jones (518) 598-3366
wursterw@verizon.net
cindijones58@gmail.com

Secretary – vacant

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

Daylilies in the Article are:
Deliverer by Emmerich, 2007 and
Tahoe Snow Blizzard by Gossard, 2006
Many Thanks to Betsy Thompson for the pictures used in the newsletter. Thanks so much, Betsy!!

A Look Forward To The April Meeting

Our meeting in April will be held on April 20th at 10 am at the Cooperative Extension offices on Martin Rd. in Voorheesville, NY.

Our speaker will be Kathy Purdy who will talk about Colchicums: Autumn’s Best-Kept Secret – Colchi-what? If you’ve never heard of colchicums before, you’ll be running to your catalogs to order some after hearing Kathy’s talk. These underused hardy bulbs bring bright color to the fall garden. Kathy will tell you everything you need to know to grow them successfully, including the best varieties for various garden situations and ideal plants to partner with them. She’ll even let you know her sources for the rarest and scarcest. If you don’t yet grow colchicums, it’s time you were in on the secret!

An award-winning garden blogger and writer, published in regional and national magazines, Kathy Purdy has grown colchicums for over twenty years. Charmed by these unusual corms, she became a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into confirmed colchicophiles. Kathy wrote the definitive article on colchicums for The American Gardener magazine in 2007. She currently grows over fifty varieties in her Chenango County garden.


Winter Doldrums


2019 Calendar of Events

February 17th
Winter Doldrums Party –
Sunday Barbara Melera
will speak on The Victorians:
How They Forever Changed
the Garden 11:30 am –
Coop. Ext., Voorheesville

March 23th – meeting will
be held at the Capital District
Garden and Flower Show at 10
am at HVCC

April 20th – Kathy Purdy will talk
about Colchicums

May 11th – Members’ Sale

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

The daylily in the heading is
Spacecoast Velvet Valentine
by Kinnebrew, 2010

Winter Doldrums

Our Winter Doldrums Party will be held Sunday, February 17th at 11:30 am at the Albany County Cooperative Extension, Martin Road, Voorheesville. Anyone who would like to help set up should arrive at 10:00. Many of us look forward to this gathering – it comes at a time when we are all happy to get out of the house and talk gardening with friends. It is one of the few times each year when the Capital Hudson Iris Society, the Upstate NY Hosta Society and the Hudson Adirondack Daylily Society all get together to share good conversation and good food. Please bring a friend and a dish to share – contributions for the Door Prize table will be very welcome.

The speaker is Barbara Melera who will be speaking on “The Victorians – How They Forever Changed The Garden.” When it comes to widespread impact on gardening practices, the discovery and worldwide proliferation of plant species, the way humans at every socio-economic level thought about gardens, it can be argued that of all the cultures, civilizations, and historic periods, none rivals the 90 year span known as The Victorian Era. The Victorians used flowers as a non-verbal language, transformed the garden from a symmetric, formal regiment into a frothy disarray of cottage informality and were mesmerized by the exotic plant material being discovered in the far away jungles of darkest Africa, the dashingly remote valleys of the Himalayan highlands, the plains of the Amazonian rainforest and the arid plateaus of Australia and the Andean Mountains. This talk provides an overview with some interesting vignettes about one of the most exciting periods in the history of horticulture and agriculture.

Barbara Melera is advisor to Harvesting History, a new horticultural company founded in 2016 to provide its customers with the finest quality horticultural and agricultural products available today. Its horticultural and agricultural products are largely heirloom varieties that can be reliably offered to customers year after year or designs