Holiday Party



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

Gift Exchange:
Members who would like to be involved in a Holiday Gift Exchange should wrap a gift with an average price of $15.00 in value and bring it to the party. Please do not place any nametags on your gift. Only those who bring a gift to exchange are eligible to participate. We will use the same exchange rules as the last couple of years with each gift only being permitted to be swapped once; however, due to more people attending, you will have to be prepared to make your swap within one minute after your number is pulled or you will be asked to just take a new unopened gift from those remaining!

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.

Please plan to Bring your Beautiful Photos to our Holiday Party!

Since members had so much fun at our previous photo contests, we thought we would repeat it again at this year’s Holiday Gathering. The BIG Difference though this year is we are following the criteria the American Hosta Society has set for their contest this year so you can enter our local contest and use the same Hosta photos for the National Competition if you are a member. We are also asking HADS Members to be involved and submit their favorite Daylily photos. Therefore, please sort through all those beautiful photos you have taken! Photos must be printed in 5” x 7” size for our contest with no frames
or mats.

We still feel that the most reasonable place to obtain the enlargements is at Wal-Mart, Target, Rite Aid, CVS, etc. but if you know of a better source…please let us know! When you arrive at the meeting, each member who will be entering photos will select their own mat color and mount their photos. A black or white mat will be supplied. Please place your name on the back side of each photo. Each member may submit up to two (2) photos per category.


Holiday Party



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

Daylily in the article is: Glorious
Autumn by D. Kirchhoff, 2005

For 20 years Amy Ziffer has been helping her Connecticut clients create beautiful gardens. She is a former staff editor at Fine Gardening magazine, a Master Gardener, and of course, a lifelong gardener. Her garden writing and photography have appeared in Fine Gardening, Yankee, and Horticulture magazines as well as other publications. Shade Revealed is the basis for Amy’s well-received book, ‘The Shady Lady’s Guide to Northeast Shade Gardening’, published in 2014 by the University Press of New England.

Holiday Party

It’s not too soon to start thinking about the Holidays! This year’s gathering will again be a joint celebration with UNYHS (Upstate NY Hosta Society) and will be Saturday, December 8th at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in their fellowship hall on Rt. 146 in Clifton Park. Please note the date – more details in upcoming newsletters.

UNYHS will again have their photo contest. If you have hosta photos, you are welcome to join in the fun. Photos must be printed in 5″ X 7″ size for the contest with no frames or mats.

The categories for this year’s photo contest are as follows:
Category 1: Best Hosta Close-up. Get up close. Focus on a single leaf or just a few at most. Give us lots of detail.
Category 2: Best Picture of an Entire Mature Hosta Clump. Make sure it’s a well grown clump. Give us a sense of its total impact on the senses. Make sure to identify the plant for us.
Category 3: Best Landscape Picture Showing Multiple Clumps of Hosta. Identify all the Hostas in the photo and keep the focus on the Hostas.
Category 4: Best Landscape Picture Involving Hosta. Can include other plants, garden structures or other non-plant accessories.
Category 5: Artistic Impression. Let your imagination run wild, but the photo must contain a Hosta element. Can include digital manipulation (Photo shopping), montage, wildlife, etc. If there are any people in the photo they must be identified in the entry. If they are not, your entry will not be considered complete.

Plant Swap

Since we didn’t hold the September meeting, there was no plant swap. However, we will discuss the idea at meetings with an eye to


Daylily Sale



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 Sale are:

Aerially Inclined Margaret Seawright
Age Of Aquarius Marginal Way
Aggressively Feminine Mary Ruffin
Alexa Kathryn Mask of Zorro
Always A Pleasure Micro Wave
Annick Verhaert Midnight Angel
April Fools Mignon
August Frost Milano Rocket
Autumn Fires Mohawk Chief
Awesome Artist Moonlight Dance
Baby Moon Cafe Moonlit Masquarade
Best Kept Secret Morocco
Big George Opera Elegance
Blackberry Candy Orange Velvet
Bold and Brassy Orchid Ice
Breath of Blue Air Painted Bunting
Carpenter’s Shavings Pandora’s Box
Cajun Two Step Paula Heisen
Castle Camelot Pink Ambrosia
Castle Camelot Pink Cotton Candy
Celestial Beauty Popeye
Celestial Eyes Promises Promises
Centrifugal Forces Pumpkin Moonshine
Chance Encounter Purple Many Faces
Charles Johnston Purple Rabbits
Chrystal Blue Lake Raptor Rap
Clarissa’s Charisma Red Peacemaker
Cleo Renie’s Delight
Cool One Rich in Mercy
Daring Dilemma Ring the Bells of Heaven
Darkside Royal Celebration
Dena Marie’s Sister Ruby Sentinal
Desert Princess Ruby Throat
Designer Delight Ruffled Buds
Dream Catcher Ruffled Storm
Drums Along the Mohawk Rufus
Electric Circus Salieri
Elegantissima San Ignacio


Notes from the Meeting of June 16th



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:
Longlesson Life Is Good
by M. Mason, 2012

Whip City Glides on an
Airstream by L. Jones, 2017

Notes from the Meeting of June 16th

We discussed changing the date of our October meeting from October 20th to the 13th. The Iris Society is hosting their Regional Meeting on the 20th and it would prevent many members from joining us for our meeting.
(Update: Since the meeting, we have been able to change the date officially to October 13th. Our speaker is able to make the change and the Cooperative Extension offices are available. Our October meeting date is now October 13th.)

Debi Chowdhury asked that everyone be reminded that we have a Sunshine Committee that sends notes and flowers to members who are ill or in need of a bit of cheer. If you know of someone who would benefit from being remembered with a card or flowers, please be sure to let Debi know. You can reach her at:
debichowdhury@yahoo.com

Frank and Sharon are still not getting information on babysitter plants in people’s gardens in a timely manner. The contract that people sign when they receive a babysitter plant will now be updated to indicate that information on the number of fans needs to be received by the Babysitter Committee by May 1st.

It was decided that HADS will supply sandwiches, water and soda for the picnic.


May Meeting cont.



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

The daylily in the article
is Worthy of Distinction
by Brunetti, 2007

HEY LOOKIE
HILLSIDE FIRST IMPRESSION
IN THE SHADOWS
KATELYN LILLIE BACHMAN
LEE’S BLUE BAYOU
MIGHTY GOLIATH
MULAN
MYSTIC AMETHYST
NELLIE MCKERLIE
PIRATE RADIO
RASPBERRY CORDIAL
ROCKETS BURSTING IN AIR
RUCKUS
SCARLET PIMPERNEL
SHADOW FLIGHT
SPACECOAST 5 O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE
TANGERINE TICKLES
TAPPAN HILL
UNDER HIS WING
WATERMELON LUMINOSITY
WORTHY OF DISTINCTION

If you want to get a jump on which daylilies you’re lusting for, you can look them all up on the AHS website: www.daylilies.org. So bring your checkbook and a dish to share. You can also bring a friend, but they need to become a member if they want to bid on the daylilies – no problem, it’s only $5.

Some Gardening Events

There’s always so much to do in May. Everyone is reveling in Spring. Here are a few upcoming gardening events:

May 19th – Garden Education Day – sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County Master Gardeners. Held at the Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville – 8:30 am (flyer attached)

May 19th – Capital Roots Plant Sale – held at the Urban Grow Center, 594 River St., Troy, NY – 9 am to 1 pm

May 20th – Siberian Iris and Perennial Sale – sponsored by Capital Hudson Iris Society – helpd at Main Square, 318 Delaware Ave, Delmar – 9 am


cont. Update on Your Babysitter Plants



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:
Shelby by Margo Reed, 2010
and Vincent and Theo by
C.M. Barnes, 2004

If your Babysitter has a sufficient number of fans, Frank or Sharon will ask you to bring it in for the Members’ Auction on May 12th.

It will then be divided for sale in the auction. You will receive a fan to return to your garden as a ‘thank you’ for taking such good care of the plant while it was growing. Whether or not your plant comes back for auction, it’s important to let Frank or Sharon know how many fans the plant has this year. Frank and Sharon keep track of the plants each year to determine their ‘garden worthiness’ and whether the plants are doing well in our climate. If they pout and refuse to grow year after year, it may be that the plant needs a warmer zone and will be given to a Region 4 society further south. In any case, please remember to update Frank and Sharon on the progress of your babysitters each year.

Update on the Members’ Auction

The Members’ Auction is only a month away but plans are already coming together to acquire interesting daylilies to entice our members. We will have some plants from Bill Waldrop, who spoke at our Doldrums party and others from Melanie Mason and other hybridizers. Many of our daylily enthusiasts buy more expensive daylilies to enjoy in their gardens. Over time the plants grow and people would like to share them, but find that the plants are just too special to sell for $10 or $15 in our annual sale at Faddegon’s.