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


January Meeting


2019 Calendar of Events

January 12th – meeting will be
at 1:00 pm – Holiday Train Show
at the NY Botanical Garden
– DVD
William K Sanford Library in Colonie

February 17th
Winter Doldrums
– Party – Sunday Barbara Melera
will speak on The Victorians:
How They Forever Changed
the Garden

March 16th – TBD

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

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
Best Uncle by M. Reed, 2019

January Meeting

To start off the new year, we will be meeting on Saturday, January 12th at 1:00 pm (please note the change in time) at the William K Sanford Library in Colonie. Debi Chowdhury went to the New York Botanical Garden to see the Holiday Train Show and has brought back a DVD of the show which we are pleased to be showing at the meeting.

New York City’s Favorite Holiday Tradition is Back! Model trains zip through a display of New York landmarks.

The enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory showcases more than 175 scaled iconic buildings and structures such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, Rockefeller Center and the Statue of Liberty under thousands of twinkling lights. Step into a miniature city where famed New York architecture is recreated using bark, leaves, and other natural materials.

This year’s exhibition showcases Lower Manhattan—the birthplace of New York City—featuring Ellis Island and iconic skyscrapers sharing the spotlight among old and new favorites. Making their debut this year are One World Trade Center and the historic Battery Maritime Building along with two vintage ferry boats.

The exhibit contains more model trains than ever before, with nearly a half-mile of track hosting over a dozen large-scale model railway locomotives. NYC bridges come together to create an aerial display of trains soaring overhead!

It should be very exciting to see the model trains as they chug through the conservatory. Join us on Saturday, January 12th – bring a friend and a dish to share. Also, don’t foget that they are still working on the main entrance to the Library so you need to enter around the back!


Holiday Party


2018 Calendar of Events

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 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

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
Christmas Beau by Petit, 2004

The daylily in the heading is
Christmas Greetings by Salter, 2005

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.

Dish to Share and Door Prizes:
As is our tradition, each member is asked to bring a favorite holiday dish to pass. A stove is available if food must be held at a warm temperature. As in the past, everyone is encouraged to bring a door prize to donate to make our festivities more memorable.

“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 manu-
factured. 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
(email:
http://UNYHS@aol.com).


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/