Holiday Party


Co-Chairs – Bill Wurster
(518) 786-3105 and
Cindi Jones (518) 598-3366

Secretary – vacant

Treasurer – Carol Volungus
(518) 383-0447

Committee Chairs
Programs – Speakers

Debi Chowdhury

Historian – vacant

Newsletter Editor
Stephanie Kronau

Hospitality – Barbara Sander
and Don Constantino

Sunshine – Debi Chowdhury

Babysitter Plants
Frank Almquist
and Sharon Gallucci

Display Garden
Pat & Don Salhoff

Website – Janet Spychalski

Photographer – Cindi Jones

Membership – Carol Volungus
4 Applewood Dr.,
Rexford. NY 12148

Publicity – Cathy Fruhauf

Daylily in the article is: Glorious
Autumn by D. Kirchhoff, 2005

For 20 years Amy Ziffer has been helping her Connecticut clients create beautiful gardens. She is a former staff editor at Fine Gardening magazine, a Master Gardener, and of course, a lifelong gardener. Her garden writing and photography have appeared in Fine Gardening, Yankee, and Horticulture magazines as well as other publications. Shade Revealed is the basis for Amy’s well-received book, ‘The Shady Lady’s Guide to Northeast Shade Gardening’, published in 2014 by the University Press of New England.

Holiday Party

It’s not too soon to start thinking about the Holidays! This year’s gathering will again be a joint celebration with UNYHS (Upstate NY Hosta Society) and will be Saturday, December 8th at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in their fellowship hall on Rt. 146 in Clifton Park. Please note the date – more details in upcoming newsletters.

UNYHS will again have their photo contest. If you have hosta photos, you are welcome to join in the fun. Photos must be printed in 5″ X 7″ size for the contest with no frames or mats.

The categories for this year’s photo contest are as follows:
Category 1: Best Hosta Close-up. Get up close. Focus on a single leaf or just a few at most. Give us lots of detail.
Category 2: Best Picture of an Entire Mature Hosta Clump. Make sure it’s a well grown clump. Give us a sense of its total impact on the senses. Make sure to identify the plant for us.
Category 3: Best Landscape Picture Showing Multiple Clumps of Hosta. Identify all the Hostas in the photo and keep the focus on the Hostas.
Category 4: Best Landscape Picture Involving Hosta. Can include other plants, garden structures or other non-plant accessories.
Category 5: Artistic Impression. Let your imagination run wild, but the photo must contain a Hosta element. Can include digital manipulation (Photo shopping), montage, wildlife, etc. If there are any people in the photo they must be identified in the entry. If they are not, your entry will not be considered complete.

Plant Swap

Since we didn’t hold the September meeting, there was no plant swap. However, we will discuss the idea at meetings with an eye to