2018 Calendar of Events

2018 Calendar of Events

April 21st – Frank Almquist
“Soils – What’s Under
Your Boots”

May 4th5th
Can Am Classic,
Mississauga, Ontario

May 12th
Members’ Auction

June 6th9th
National Convention,
Myrtle Beach,
South Carolina

June 16th
Babysitter Distribution

July 21st – picnic

July 27th29th
Regional Meeting,
Halifax, Nova Scotia

August 18th
Annual Sale at Faddegon’s

September 15th – TBD

October 20th
combined meeting with
Hosta Society –
Amy Ziffer, speaker

The Albany Co-Cooperative Ext.
is located at 24 Martin Road,
Voorheesville, NY. 12186.
Meetings begin at 10 am
unless otherwise noted.

The William K Sanford
Town Library is located at
629 Albany Shaker Rd,
Loudonville,NY 12211.
Meetings begin at 10am
unless otherwise noted.

Daylily in the article is
Screen Saver by
Melanie Mason, 2000

The daylily in the heading is
Lookie Loo by M. Holmes, 2016

April Meeting

Our next meeting is Saturday, April 21st
at 10 am
at The Albany County Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville. Frank Almquist will be telling us about “Soils – What’s Under Your Boots.” This discussion on soils will look at what makes the soil work with the plants that are covering the roots. Healthy soils consist of ground rock, minerals, clay and silt, decomposed plant and animal material that fill the voids between the larger particles. Virgin forest soils consist of millions of bacteria, fungi and other soil organisms that convert the mineral and organic matter into food that can be absorbed by plant roots. The goal of this presentation is for the attendees to understand what makes soils work so they can apply the proper amendments and obtain healthy garden soils.

So while we’re waiting for spring to show up, come discover what’s “under your boots” and join us in learning how to make it better for your garden. Bring a friend and a dish to share.

Update on Your Babysitter Plants

Even though Spring is taking its sweet time, our daylilies are trying to wake up and smell the coffee – well, wake up anyway. If yours are like mine, most have started to poke their noses up and stretch while others are sleepyheads. Those of us that have Babysitter Plants (daylilies that we are growing for HADS) need to count the number of fans on each plant and get the information to Frank Almquist falmquist@hvc.rr.com or Sharon Gallucci smgallucci@msn.com