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.


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.