2019 Regional Meeting


2017 Stout Silver Medal Winner
Heavenly United We Stand, Gossard, 2009

2017 Lenington All American Winner
God Save the Queen, Morss, 2005

2017 Extra Large Diameter Award
Linda Bell, T. Bell, 2011

getting the swap organized for next year. September may be a good month to hold the plant swap – and instead of limiting the plants to daylilies, we could open it up to all kinds of plants – perennials, houseplants, etc.

2019 Regional Meeting

The Long Island Daylily Society (LIDS) invites you to join us Friday, July 19 through Saturday, July 20, in Long Island, New York, for the 2019 AHS Region Four Meeting. Our guest speaker is hybridizer Gil Stelter, owner of Gryphon Gardens in Guelph, Ontario. Gryphon Gardens was an AHS Region Four tour garden in 2011. Gil will present his program on Saturday evening following the banquet and business meeting. The host hotel is:
the HILTON LONG ISLAND / HUNTINGTON 1 631-577-1506 598
Broad Hollow Road, Melville NY 11747
http://www.Hiltonlongisland.com/
Mention “LIDS” to get the reservation group rate of $165 per night.

Your registration includes the Saturday bus tour and four meals: Friday buffet dinner followed by an auction, Saturday grab and go breakfast on your way to three garden tours, Saturday lunch and tour at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY, and Saturday evening sit down banquet, business meeting and program by Gil Stelter.

Please celebrate daylilies with us on July 19-20. Visit with old friends and make new friends while we all have “Fun in the Sun” on Long Island—you won’t want to miss it!

Check our website for details about each tour garden, open gardens, our speaker, fun things to do while you’re on Long Island, and more –
http://www.longislanddaylily.weebly.com/

HADS will have a bus going to the meeting in July – mark your calendars!

November Meeting

While we are still working on our program for the November meeting, we will be moving to the William K Sanford Town Library in Colonie for our November and January meetings. The November meeting is on the 3rd – earlier than usual, but hopefully still entertaining!



Looking for A Daylily

One of our members is looking for “Goodnight Lucy.” If you have this daylily and are willing to share it or know where it can be found, please reply to this newsletter –
skronau@nycap.rr.com

Thanks so much!

Vatican City by Moldovan, 1996

Topguns Pleasant Surprise by B. Scott, 1996

Daylilies in the article are:
Electric Circus by B. Culver, 2008
Mandalay Bay Music by Salter, 2001

Notes from the Picnic

It was a lovely day for the picnic! Warm, but not hot, with a breeze. HADS purchased sandwiches from Subway so people could select a basic sandwich and add any fixin’s. There were delicious salads and desserts. Thanks to everyone who came and contributed to the fun.

Cindi took over the co-chair duties – Bill was getting ready to go to Nova Scotia for the Regional. We should have a report from him at the September meeting.

Mention was made of how lovely the Display Garden looked and a motion was made and seconded to give HADS Bucks to reward all the people who worked weeding, edging and mulching the beds. HADS Bucks can be used to purchase plants at the Annual Sale and the Members’ Auction, or even used to pay membership dues.

The 2019 Regional Meeting will be held in Long Island. The Long Island club has already reached out to us to see if we were planning on bringing a bus down to the meeting. It was decided that HADS would hire a bus to go to the Regional Meeting. The Long Island club will reimburse us for part of the cost and they can then use the bus for transportation of attendees to the gardens that we visit during the weekend. People coming from North or West of Albany may want to meet up with us in Latham and travel with us to Long Island on our bus.

A suggestion was also made that we talk to people who come to the sale at Faddegon’s as they are waiting in line to get in at 9 am and encourage them to join our club. We are always looking to increase our membership and that would be an excellent opportunity.


Other Open Gardens in Connecticut


Whip City Flames of Haiti
by L. Jones, 2016

Electrical Banana by C.M. Barnes, 2010

Sweet Cerise by M. Mason, 2011

Other Open Gardens
in Connecticut

O’Brien Nurserymen
John O’Brien
40 Wells Road
Granby, CT 06035
(860) 653-0163
http://www.obrienhosta.com
Specializes in daylilies, hostas and other perennials. Open Friday – Sunday, 10-5 or by appointment. Discover their Dazzling Daylily Displays July 20-22.

CTdaylily
Rich Howard
76 Anderson Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 294-9520
http://www.ctdalily.com
An ADS Display Garden. Please call or email for an appointment.

Mountain Meadow
Nancy & Don Smith
112 Parker Road (Off Rt. 83
– 1.4 miles south of Rt. 190)
Somers, CT 06071
(860) 749-9550
Open from June 24 thru August 5, Thursday – Sunday, 10-4.

Bloomingfields Farm
Lee & Diana Bristol
PO Box 5
Gaylordsville, CT 06755
(860) 354-6951
http://www.bloomingfieldsfarm.com
Open on summer weekends. Please call for an appointment
and directions.

There is nothing I like better at the end of a hot summer’s day than taking a short walk around the garden. You can smell the heat coming up from the earth to meet the cooler night air.
— Peter Mayle


Some Gardening Events cont.


2018 National Convention

The National Convention is June 6-9, 2018, at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The 2018 Convention Website is:
http://www.ahs2018convention.org

Contact the Sheraton hotel directly for reservations on 888-627-8203 by 5/5/18 and identify yourself as part of the Daylily Convention to receive the negotiated rate
of $149.

For more information contact convention co-chairs:

Kathy Tinius
Gadc2018@gmail.com
1-843-238-1548
and
Heidi Douglas
Gadc2018@gmail.com
1-843-240-2532

2018 Regional Meeting

There will be a Regional Meeting in 2018 – it will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 27th to 29th. The website is up and running with hotel information, schedules and registration information. The
keynote speaker is Allan Banks, who is a member of the Nova Scotia Daylily Society and hybridizes locally in Nova Scotia. He has 30 registered daylilies.
Get more information on the website:
http://www.nsdsregion4.com

June 2nd – Plant & Bake Sale and Flea Market
– sponsored by Clematis Garden Club, Parking lot
between Tops/GNH, Greenville

June 10th – bus trip to Elizabeth Park Garden
in Hartford, CT and stop at John O’Brien’s Nursery
– sponsored by Capital Hudson Iris Society
– 8 am to 7 pm – Any questions, please call
Euthemia Matsoukas at 518 439-3758.

Tappan Hill by Schmidt-Mason, 2018

Tappan Hill is a very special daylily from our
own Christl Schmidt and Melanie Mason.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.cce.cornell.edu/attachments/30105/GED_2018_Flyer.Carole.FINAL.jpg?1523973266


cont. Update on the Members’ Auction


2018 National Convention

The National Convention is June 6-9, 2018, at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The 2018 Convention Website is:
http://www.ahs2018convention.org

Contact the Sheraton hotel directly for reservations on 888-627-8203 by 5/5/18 and identify yourself as part of the Daylily Convention to receive the negotiated rate
of $149.

For more information contact convention co-chairs:

Kathy Tinius
Gadc2018@gmail.com
1-843-238-1548
and
Heidi Douglas
Gadc2018@gmail.com
1-843-240-2532

2018 Regional Meeting

There will be a Regional Meeting in 2018 – it will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 27th to 29th. The website is up and running with hotel information, schedules and registration information. The
keynote speaker is Allan Banks, who is a member of the Nova Scotia Daylily Society and hybridizes locally in Nova Scotia. He has 30 registered daylilies.
Get more information on the website:
http://www.nsdsregion4.com

Daylily in the article is Siloam David Kirchhoff by P. Henry, 1986

If you are growing some special daylilies that you may wish to share with our members, we would love to include them in the Members’ Sale. If your plants have gotten big enough that you’re ready to divide them, please let Cindi Jones know. We would be pleased to offer your extra fans in the Members’ Sale.
cindijones58@gmail.com

Capital Hudson Iris Society Bus Trip

The Capital Hudson Iris Society is sponsoring a trip to Elizabeth Park Gardens in Hartford, CT on Sunday, June 10, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Wade bus will leave from the Crossgates Mall upper peripheral parking lot on the west side of the mall at 8:00 a.m. sharp.


$500 Scholarship Offered


2018 National Convention

The National Convention is June 6-9, 2018, at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The 2018 Convention Website is:
http://www.ahs2018convention.org

Contact the Sheraton hotel directly for reservations on 888-627-8203 by 5/5/18 and identify yourself as part of the Daylily Convention to receive the negotiated rate
of $149.

For more information contact convention co-chairs:
Kathy Tinius
Gadc2018@gmail.com
1-843-238-1548

and

Heidi Douglas
Gadc2018@gmail.com
1-843-240-2532

2018 Regional Meeting

There will be a Regional Meeting in 2018 – it will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 27th to 29th. The website is up and running with hotel information, schedules and registration information. The
keynote speaker is Allan Banks, who is a member of the Nova Scotia Daylily Society and hybridizes locally in Nova Scotia. He has 30 registered daylilies.
Get more information on the website:
http://www.nsdsregion4.com

“The glory of gardening:
hands in the dirt,
head in the sun,
heart with nature.
To nurture a garden is to feed
not just the body, but the soul.”

– Alfred Austin

$500 Scholarship Offered for a
Qualifying Senior!

On behalf of the Upstate New York Hosta Society (UNYHS), we are writing at this time to share a $500.00 scholarship opportunity for a graduating senior student who is interested in entering College or an accredited Postsecondary Vocational training program in one of the following qualifying fields of study:

Landscape Design/Architect, Floriculture, Greenhouse Management, Landscape Maintenance, Gardener/Groundskeeper, Golf Course Maintenance, Arborist, Floral Design, Biology, Natural Resources, Ecology, Environmental Science or other type of Horticultural major.

Notices have already been sent to local Capital District high schools. Please note that extra consideration will be given to friends and family of current members of the Hosta, Daylily or Iris societies by indicating that person’s name on the attached application. The final deadline for submitting the completed application is
APRIL 10th.

Please contact Cindy Jennings,
the Hosta Scholarship Chairperson at:
http://www.UNYHS@aol.com
if you have any questions.

Here is the Scholarship forms:

Scholarship forms