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


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.