Winter Doldrums Gathering


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 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:
Tracker Jacker by
Mike Holmes, 2017
and Velvet Throne
by Petit, 2009

The Annual Doldrums Gathering is a joint celebration held for over 20 yrs. now with the Upstate NY Hosta Society, the Capital Hudson Iris Society and the Hudson Adirondack Daylily Society. We are gathering on Sunday, February 16th, 11:30 am at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County offices, 24 Martin Road in Voorheesville.

Anyone who would like to help set up should arrive about 10:30 am. Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish to share for the luncheon as well as contributions for the Door Prize table and a friend who would enjoy the talk, food and camaraderie. The Upstate New York Hosta Society is the host this year and they will supply the beverages, paper goods and the guest speaker.

This is an annual potluck luncheon with a really special guest speaker. Matthew Benson’s lecture titled THE PHOTOGRAPHIC GARDEN is a comprehensive visual learning experience for garden, landscape, and still life photographers. You’ll learn how to explore the garden with your camera; how to apply the fundamentals of composition, light and color to image-making and how to use digital technology to improve and enhance images you’ve taken. Most of all, you’ll be motivated to see like a camera, work like a professional, and imagine and create like an artist. More in February’s newsletter…stay tuned…


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.


November Meeting cont.


HADS OFFICERS

Co-Chairs – Cindi Jones
(518) 598-3366
cindijones58@gmail.com

Secretary – Kathryn Mohrt
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:
Dressed in Autumn by Duncan,
2003 and Autumn Concerto by
Stamile-Pierce, 2010

Diane Steele has a unique perspective about her passion for watercolor based on her interests and formal training. With a master’s background in environmental science, and a broad range of hobbies including photography, gardening, and model railroading her desire is to embrace the subject by finding art in nature and then share the resulting gifts with the world. For more than 35 years as a floral designer, she has a unique perspective of all that are “flowers.” Her handcrafted bouquets of seasonal heirloom roses, rare iris, and fresh-picked lilies-of-the-valley from her perennial gardens lend themselves to sketches for the bridal proposals, future commissions, or paintings of unique style.

Diane has now expanded her endeavors by teaching basic watercolor in many locations in the Capital District. She has shown and sold her work throughout the Northeast, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and won numerous awards. Her blog allows the visitor into the artist’s world and the joy involved in each new creation.

Holiday Party

Holiday Party: Saturday, December 14th Gather at 12:00 Noon with lunch to be served at 12:15 pm

Location: This year’s gathering will again be a joint celebration with the UNYHS and HADS and will be at Dave and Cindy Jennings’ Church (Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 4 Northcrest Dr., Clifton Park) in their fellowship hall just off Rt. 146. Save the date now and plan to attend.

“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


October Meeting cont.


HADS OFFICERS

Co-Chairs – Bill Wurster
(518) 786-3105 and
Cindi Jones (518) 598-3366
wursterw@verizon.net
cindijones58@gmail.com

Secretary – Kathryn Mohrt
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:
A Hard Days Starry Night
by Mussar, 2019 and Give Peace
A Chance by Mussar, 2019

Co-Chair Corner
By Bill Wurster

I would like to let everybody know I will be stepping down as Co-Chair effective September 30, 2019. It has been my pleasure to serve as HADS Co-Chair along with Cindi Jones.

The contract for our meeting rooms at Cornell Cooperative Extension next year has been signed and our Treasurer will be returning the document along with payment. The Contract for the March Flower show has been completed and payment has been provided. The contract for the bus trip to the AHS Region 4 Conference has been completed and the payment was provided. At our September meeting a motion to establish a $1000 dollar scholarship like the one provided by The Hosta Society was approved. The application for the scholarship has been approved and will go out to schools for 2020. I have tried to complete all the duties needed to set the table for HADS 2020 season. October is the normal time to hold HADS election according to our bylaws.

I could not have done this for so many years without the help of the committees and volunteers who have helped every time there was a need.
Thank You!!!
Bill


Sneak Peek at the October 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:
Cherry Stripes by Mussar, 2014 and
Dragon Nation by Mussar, 2014

Sneak Peek at the October Meeting

Dave Mussar is a daylily hybridizer in Guelph, Ontario. Next month Dave will be coming to tell us about his daylilies and what characteristics he tries to bring out in his hybrids. Even though he gardens in Canada, Dave is in the same zone 5b as we are. It will be a meeting not to be missed so mark your calendars! Next month’s newsletter will have more so stay tuned.…

Thank you to Rosemary Deen who lives near Kingston, NY, for sending us the following article. Please watch out for this invasive in your gardens.

Stiltgrass:
Barbarian at the Garden Gate

with a sprawling habit. It is a colonizing species that spreads quickly during the summer and fall. Individual plants may produce 100 to 1,000 seeds that drop in the late summer and germinate the following spring. Seed may be carried further by water currents during heavy rains or moved in with contaminated hay, soil, potted plants, construction fill, footwear and on the tires of vehicles. Stiltgrass seed remains viable in the soil for five years and germinates readily when hit by sunlight. When the plant dies it leaves a thick layer of thatch because the stems are slow to decompose and the density can suffocate other plants in its path. The seed itself is allelopathic which means it produces a chemical that suppresses the gemination of other types of seed, thus turning biodiverse areas into stiltgrass monocultures.

Where did it come from?:
It was sent to the US in the early 20th century in the form of packing material from Asia. The dried grass was used to pack imported dishes and household goods. It first showed up as a problem in Tennessee and has since spread across the US.


The BIG Annual Sale 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

CORONAL MASS EJECTION PAUL BUNYAN
CRAZY FOR YOU POWER CHIEF
CRAZY FOR YOU POWER CHIEF
CREATURE OF THE NIGHT PRIMAL SCREAM
DECATUR PIECRUST PURELY EXOTIC
EDYTHE DONOVAN QUEENSLAND
ELEANOR LOUISE RADIATION BIOHAZARD
ELECTRIC CIRCUS RAITA
ELIZABETH SALTER RASPBERRY CANDY
ENTER LAUGHING RASPBERRY PIXIE
ETHEL SHEPHERD ROSALINDA’S EYES
FARMER’S DAUGHTER ROSES IN SNOW
FELECIA GRACE RUBY MOON
FLAMBOYANT EYES SAN IGNACIO
FLAMING WILDFIRE SCRAMBLED LEGS
FLECH SEEDLING SEDUCED
FLIGHT INTO EGYPT SEMIRAMIDE
FRANDEAN SKELETON MAN
GALLANT HOUR SMALL WORLD DRESSED TO KILL
GARNET JEWEL SMUGGLERS GOLD
GOOD OLD BOY SPACECOAST WHITE CHOCOLATE
GRAM’S DREAM SPECKLES
HIGHLAND LORD SUMMER BLUSH
HOLIDAY PARTY SUZY CREAM CHEESE
HOMEWARD PILGRIM SWALLOW TAIL KITE
ILLINI DESTINY THIN MAN
IN THE HEART OF IT ALL THIRD WITCH
INDY HEIR APPARENT TOPAZ GEM
JEANNIE FITTON TOPGUNS MADELYN GRACE
JOAN DERAFIELD TOREODOR’S CAPE
JOE MARINELLO TRAHLYTA
JOHN JACOB TUXEDO MOON
KAREN’S CURLS VELVET SHADOWS
KRAKATOA LAVA VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS
KUMBAYA VIENNA
LADY KAHN WEDDING BAND
LILTING LAVENDER WILD BLUE YONDER
YUKON SPRING

Join us on Saturday to get some great daylilies at great prices! And bring a friend!!