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


Spring Garden Days


As a Daylily Hybridizer, Bill has won many awards including multiple Honorable Mentions, the Award of Merit, the AHS President’s Cup, an Achievement Medal and the Ophelia Taylor Award.

Spring Garden Day

Don’t forget CCE’s Spring Garden Day on March 3rd. The Keynote discussion is Exploring the Farm to Table Revolution and there is a talk on The Magic of Innisfree, along with many other interesting and informative classes.

Daylilies in article:
Dark Eclipse and Lydia’s
Regal Robe (Stout Medal Candidate)
by Bill Waldrop

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
http://www.Gadc2018@gmail.com
1-843-238-1548

Heidi Douglas
http://www.Gadc2018@gmail.com/
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


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.