June Meeting cont.


HADS OFFICERS

Co-Chairs
Debi Chowdhury –
debichowdhury@yahoo.com
and Michelle Young
youngs@socialscience.net

Secretary – Kathryn Mohr
kemohrke@aol.com

Treasurer – Carol Volungus
(518) 383-0447
daylilly@juno.com

Committee Chairs
Programs – Speakers

Debi Chowdhury
debichowdhury@yahoo.com
and Diane Steele
yankeefloral@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
and Diane Steele
yankeefloral@yahoo.com

Scholarship Chair
Cindy Jennings
CindyJenningsNY@aol.com

We will keep you updated on changes.

Just in case we are able to hold the Faddegon’s sale, keep an eye on your daylilies and see if you have any that can be included in the sale. Many details still remain to be worked out, but we’re trying to plan.

Message from Region 4

We have received a message from Luanne Madden, our Region 4 President, that our votes are needed!

Greetings Region 4 members. I hope everyone is doing well. As we are starting daylily season, I am reminding members to
participate in voting for 2 categories:
1) Regional Director
2) Region 4 Hybridizer Award

Both ballots are available on our website:
www.ahsregion4.org

Please visit the website and take a moment to vote! The Regional Director ballot is due July 2, 2020. The Hybridizer award vote is due September 1, 2020.

Since the Regional Meeting has been cancelled, we need members to participate in the election for Regional Director. Please help us out by downloading the ballot and returning it to Carl Harmon. Thanks in advance and stay safe, Luanne

Daylilies in the article are:
Whip City Lake Breezes, Knoll Cottage Miss Fussy and Whip City Valley Breezes by L. Jones, 2020


May Meeting cont.


HADS OFFICERS

Co-Chairs
Debi Chowdhury –
debichowdhury@yahoo.com
and Michelle Young
youngs@socialscience.net

Secretary – Kathryn Mohr
kemohrke@aol.com

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

Scholarship Chair
Cindy Jennings
CindyJenningsNY@aol.com

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thank you, we are looking forward to providing this presentation on Saturday,
Carole

Carole Henry
Master Gardener Program Coordinator
Cornell Cooperative Extension | Albany County
24 Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186
ccealbany.com
facebook
ch878@cornell.edu
518-765-3516

Babysitters

Just a reminder to let Frank Almquist and Sharon Gallucci know how many fans you have on your babysitter plants. We’re still unsure whether or not we’ll be able to hold the June meeting, but Frank and Sharon keep track of all the babysitter plants and how many fans they have each year in any case. So please let them know. Thanks so much for your help.

Frank Almquist
falmquist@hvc.rr.com
Sharon Gallucci
smgallucci@msn.com


From the Co-Chair’s cont.


HADS OFFICERS

Co-Chairs
Debi Chowdhury –
debichowdhury@yahoo.com
and Michelle Young
youngs@socialscience.net

Secretary – Kathryn Mohr
kemohrke@aol.com

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

Scholarship Chair
Cindy Jennings
CindyJenningsNY@aol.com

Pictures in the article are:
Scilla or Siberian Squill and
Tulipa Kaufmanniana ‘Early Harvest’

If you need to get hold of me whether it’s just to say hello or to update me about something, please don’t hesitate to contact me at
debichowdhury@yahoo.com
or 518-859-6734
See you soon and stay safe.
Debi Chowdhury
Co-Chair

Regional Meeting Cancelled

The 2020 CT Daylily Society Region 4 Summer Meeting has been cancelled. The club is looking into a postponement until July 16-18, 2021 but is not able to confirm that at this early date.

Many of us were looking forward to attending the meeting. If you have made hotel reservations, you may want to cancel the reservation.

Perhaps our club could investigate a visit to O’Brien’s Nursery during their peak daylily display on that weekend instead.

Virtual Tour Anyone?

Do you miss being able to get out and visit gardens? While we are all restricted from going to some of our favorite places, many of the public gardens have put up pictures and videos on their websites of what is blooming in their gardens. So, we can take virtual tours of some gardens and enjoy the gardens through technology.

Many thanks to Kathryn Mohr who sent me the link to Keukenhof which gave me the idea to look into other gardens.
You can probably think of more to visit…


No New Babysitters for 2020


HADS OFFICERS

Co-Chairs
Debi Chowdhury –
debichowdhury@yahoo.com
and Michelle Young
youngs@socialscience.net

Secretary – Kathryn Mohr
kemohrke@aol.com

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

Scholarship Chair
Cindy Jennings
CindyJenningsNY@aol.com

Daylilies in the article are:
Spring Star by Celichowski, 2014;
Merryspring by S. Shaw, 2014
and Cobbs Hill Spring by Zettek, 2018

NO NEW BABYSITTERS FOR 2020
By Frank Almquist & Sharon Gallucci

A few weeks ago we reviewed the Babysitter Program inventory (plants in member gardens) and found we have way too many. With the change in return plants policy from five to seven or more fans, and the great plant shopping by Sharon, we currently have 92 plants outstanding. Drop in attendance at the member auction has also cut back on dollar return to the program. It is hard to buy a new cultivar in the hundred dollar range, grow it to five or six fans then get a good return on two double fans. The change to a larger returning clump helped with more fans available, consequently, the bidding price more acceptable to members. All this considered, we have a lot of plants to grow and return for auction.

Until we work down this inventory and recoup some of the dollars invested, the committee is recommending we forego purchasing new plants. Those now growing in member gardens are all great cultivars, have excellent parents, with wonderful features, e.g. bloom quality, branching, etc. These plants will do well at auction, after they clump up a bit.

Soooooooooo – now is the time to get your babysitter plants growing; also time to follow the Bryan Culver practice of early feeding. Spread a handful your favorite general


Winter Doldrums Gathering cont.


HADS OFFICERS

Co-Chairs
Debi Chowdhury –
debichowdhury@yahoo.com
and Michelle Young
youngs@socialscience.net

Secretary – Kathryn Mohr
kemohrke@aol.com

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

Scholarship Chair
Cindy Jennings
CindyJenningsNY@aol.com

Daylilies in the article are:
Stolen Treasure by H. Dougherty,
1996 and Dune Needlepoint by
O. Pauley, 1986

The talk is designed to teach you how to create dynamic images in the garden and is a primer on the latest digital image-making tools, from cameras to smart phones to postproduction software and apps. Matthew will show you how to become a better, more intuitive artist in the landscape, help you foster a deeper understanding of design and aesthetics, and encourage you to develop your own visual sensibility – through hundreds of his own thought-provoking images of landscapes, plants, still-lives and gardens.

“Stunning Succulents” coming
to April Meeting

We were sorry to cancel our January meeting, but the weather forecast indicated that the snow would make it difficult for people traveling to the meeting. We wanted everyone to be safe.
Denise Maurer, who was to talk to us on succulents at that meeting, has kindly agreed to give the talk at our meeting on April 18th! Everyone will be able to enjoy her insights on growing these wonderful plants.


Holiday Party cont.


HADS OFFICERS

Co-Chairs – Debi Chowdhury
debichowdhury@yahoo.com
and Michelle Young
Michelle Young@yahoo.com

Secretary – Kathryn Mohr
kemohrke@aol.com

Treasurer – Carol Volungus
(518) 383-0447
daylilly@juno.com

Committee Chairs
Programs – Speakers

Debi Chowdhury
debichowdhury@yahoo.com
and Diane Steel
yankeeflora@gmail.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
and Diane Steel
yankeeflora@gmail.com

Scholarship Chair
Cindy Jennings
CindyJenningsNY@aol.com

Daylilies in the article are:
Christmas Mimosas
by K. Rinke, 2015
and Christmas Spirit
by Story, 2017

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!

AGAIN, Please contact Cindy –
Holiday Party Chair
(UNYHS@aol.com)
if you have any questions.

January Sneak Peek

In January our meeting will be held on January 18th at the William K. Sanford Library on Albany Shaker Rd. in Colonie. Please note that the meeting will start at 1:00 pm due to a scheduling conflict at the library. Our speaker will be Master Gardener Denise Maurer who will talk about “Stunning Succulents.” You’ve got to love succulents. Give them plenty of sun, and water occasionally, and they will reward you with show stopping textures, colors and offspring. Learn how easy it is to incorporate them into your home- and landscapes. Buying and growing tips will be included along with plenty of inspiration to create succulent dish gardens and vertical mosaics.