2018 National Convention


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
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.

Make your hotel reservations as soon as you possibly can – you’ll be able to cancel up to 4 pm June 2 if your plans change. There are other events going on at the same time.

For more information contact convention co-chairs:
Kathy Tinius
Gadc2018@gmail.com
1-843-238-1548
Heidi Douglas
Gadc2018@gmail.com
843-240-2532

Christmas Mimosas by Rinke, 2015

Daylily Books Available
on Amazon

As you may already know, many American Hemerocallis Society daylily books are now available for purchase on amazon.com. Two recent publications (The Open Form Daylily and Double Daylilies) are now available for purchase on amazon.com and would make great Christmas gifts for gardeners that love daylilies.

The Open Form Daylily: Spiders, Unusual Forms, and Other “Exotics” by Oliver Billingslea. This publication is first and foremost a botanical book, treating two recognized classes of daylilies, “spiders” and “unusual forms,” while the final chapter offers a brief look at those open form daylilies which hybridizers sometimes call “flamboyants” or “exotics.” It is a book designed for the pleasure of the ordinary reader, as well as the aficionado who seeks more information on the detailed history of these increasingly popular forms. 232 pages, 616 full-color illustrations, 10 sketches; softbound, first edition (2017). Paperback from $25.00


2018 Regional Meeting


The Duties of
the Chairperson:

  • Appoint new or reappoint committee chairs after the election
  • Set dates for meetings at the Cooperative Ext. and Colonie Library
  • Insure Treasurer sends Insurance Certificate to the Cooperative Extension
  • Insure auction plants are selected for the Members’ Sale
  • Be available if Babysitter Committee needs help
  • Submit paperwork for a table at the spring Garden Show
  • Prepare and submit article for the Regional newsletter twice a year
  • Make sure there’s a committee for the annual sale and tasks are outlined so everything is done on time
  • Keep and update a calendar of events to
    insure all tasks by
    operating committees
    are accomplished on a timely basis and in time
    for the event
  • Keep in touch with
    Regional leaders to be informed about Regional events. Make arrangements for attendance at Regional meetings

each photo. Each member may submit up to two (2) photos per category.

The categories for this year’s photo contest are as follows:

  • BEST Shade Plant (s) that is NOT a Hosta.
  • BEST Hosta in a Pot (plain pot or decorative pot)
  • BEST Vegetable Garden shot

With permission, Dave Jennings would like to again scan your photos so that they can be used in one of their future newsletters. (A simple permission Form will be distributed at the meeting.) He will return originals once they are scanned for future use in our Shades of Green Newsletter if you request them.

So please consider entering those beautiful photos and of course ribbons will be once again awarded!

Please contact Cindy Jennings:
UNYHS@aol.com
if you have any questions.

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:
www.nsdregion4.com

Notes from the meeting of
October 21st, 2017

Pat and Don Salhoff reported that we are able to water the gardens at the Cooperative Extension. We will consider putting soaker hoses in the gardens. They will also put an article in the Master Gardener newsletter advertising for someone to work in the display gardens on a routine basis to keep up with the weeding and other tasks.

We used to have tour of members’ gardens during peak daylily season. We will look into the possibility of doing that again next year.


The Duties of the Chairperson


Photos in article are:
Autumn Concerto,
Stamile-Pierce, 2010
and Autumn Memories by Salter, 2002


The Duties of the Chairperson:

  • Appoint new or reappoint committee chairs after the election
  • Set dates for meetings at the Cooperative Extension and Colonie Library
  • Insure Treasurer sends Insurance Certificate to the Cooperative Extension
  • Insure auction plants are selected for the Members’ Sale
  • Be available if Babysitter Committee needs help
  • Submit paperwork for a table at the spring Garden Show
  • Prepare and submit article for the Regional newsletter twice a year
  • Make sure there’s a committee for the annual sale and tasks are outlined so everything is done on time
  • Keep and update a calendar
    of events to insure all tasks
    by operating committees are accomplished on a timely basis and in time for the event
  • Keep in touch with Regional leaders to be informed about Regional events. Make arrangements for attendance at Regional meetings
  • Now Autumn’s fire burns
    slowly along the woods
    and day by day
    the dead leaves fall and melt.

    William Allingham

    Since members had so much fun at our first two photo contests, we thought we would repeat it again at this year’s Holiday Gathering. So please sort through all those beautiful photos you have taken! Photos must be 5″ X 7″ size with no frames or mats.

    We still feel that the cheapest place to obtain the enlargements is at Wal-Mart, Target, Rite Aid or CVS 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.

    The categories for this year’s photo contest
    are as follows:
    BEST Shade Plant (s) that is NOT a Hosta.
    BEST Hosta in a Pot (plain pot or decorative pot)
    BEST Vegetable Garden shot

    With permission, Dave Jennings would like to again scan your photos so that they can be used in one of their future newsletters. (A simple permission Form will be distributed at the meeting.) He will return originals once they are scanned for future use in our Shades of Green Newsletter if you request them.

    So please consider entering those beautiful photos and of course ribbons will be once again awarded!

    Please contact Cindy Jennings
    UNYHS@aol.com
    if you have any questions.


    Iris Society Bus Trip Open to All


    Crystal Blue Lake, Yonski, 1999


    Iris Society Bus Trip
    Open to All

    The CHIS bus trip this year is to the New York Botanical Garden for the Dale Chilhuly exhibit on Sunday, September 17th, 8:00 a.m. –
    7:00 p.m. The Iris Society has been nice enough to open their trip to all
    of us.

    The bus will leave from Crossgates Mall, Macy’s Overflow Lot Upper
    Level West End.

    Cost is $50 including admission to NYBG, and bagel breakfast on the
    bus (a real bargain!)

    E-mail Linda Montanaro at: Linda.Montanaro@gmail.com
    right away to secure your spot.
    Pay on board the bus. You are welcome to bring friends and family.

    Flaming Wildfire, Rasmussen, 1996

    La Petit Saboteur Tropical Depression
    Lady Liz Truly Angelic
    Larry Grace Tupac Amaru
    Ledgewood’s Citation Tuxedo Moon
    Ledgewood’s Evening Sunset Type Alpha
    Ledgewood’s Jumpstart Vatican City
    Leonard Bernstein Velvet Shadows
    Longlesson Mango Glow Vera Biaglow
    Longlesson Summer Gift Watusi Warrior
    Lyrical Ballad Which Way Jim
    Majestic Fortune Whistling Oyster
    Mandalay Bay Windham Lavender Dream
    Mask of Zorro Winsome
    Mason Seedling – Big Woman’s Scorn
    Plum Eye Zada Mae
    Miss Jessie

    Jade Princess, B. Culver, 2002


    Sad News

    It is with great sadness that I write of the passing of Audrey Zeh on Saturday, August 12th. Although Audrey had been too ill to
    come to the meetings in recent years, she
    kept up with the news of HADS, reading the UPDATE and enjoying the daylilies. Audrey was the HADS Historian for many years and it is thanks to her diligence and that of Pat and Don Salhoff in keeping the HADS records that we were able to see some of our history at
    the HADS 25th birthday party last year. The service for Audrey will be private. Our
    heartfelt condolences go out to her sister, Christl Schmidt.


    Plants for August Sale cont.


    intangibles

    All The Intangibles, Derrow 2016

    white and pink

    Dappled Dynamo, Derrow 2013

    carnelian

    Carnelian Chameleon, Derrow 2016

    purple

    Opting Out, Derrow 2016

    many flowers

    Rose Folly, Mason 2017

    big pink

    Fire In The Kitchen, Mason 2015


    Dates to Note


    Dates of Note:

    Garden Education Day, May 20th
    9 to 11 am at Cornell Cooperative
    Extension, Martin Rd., Voorheesville

    AHS National Convention
    June 21st-24th, Norfolk, VA

    Victoria Park

    Victoria Park

    Torpedo Fish

    Torpedo Fish

    Eskimo Island

    Eskimo Island

    Greywoods Cybersteed

    Greywoods Cybersteed

    Incurable Romantic

    Incurable Romantic

    Thundercat

    Thundercat