cont. Capital Hudson Iris Society
Bus Trip


Daylily in the article is Lone Wolf by Grace-Smith, 2004

Many thanks to Betsy Thompson for generously contributing the beautiful pictures of the daylilies in the newsletter.

22nd Annual CanAm Classic

The CanAm Classic is sponsored by the Ontario Daylily Society and will be held May 4-5, 2018, at the Doubletree by Hilton Toronto Airport West Hotel, 5444 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2L2 Phone 905-624-1144

SPEAKERS:
CLAUDIA CONWAY – NH Running Fox Farm
BOB FAULKNER – OH
Natural Selection Daulilies
TIM HOBBS – ON
True North Daylilies
TOM POLSTON – OH
Pleasant Valley Gardens
JEAN SÉBASTIEN POULIN
QC
ERIC SIMPSON – NC
Eric Simpson Daylilies

Early Bird registration
before April 1/18) $110 Cdn

Registration
(after April 1/18) $125 Cdn

More information on the
Ontario Daylily Society’s website:
http://www.hvids.org/

On the way home from Hartford, we will stop at John O’Brien’s Nursery in East Granby, CT where they sell beautiful perennials, shrubs and their specialty, hostas. We expect to be home by 7:00 p.m.

The cost is $40 round trip including a bagel and juice breakfast on the bus. You do not have to be a member of the Capital Hudson Iris Society to join this trip.

Elizabeth Park is noted for its magnificent Heritage Rose Garden (the oldest municipal rose garden in the country), Rose Garden, and Perennials. We should be right on time for many of the roses and perennials. There are over 100 acres to explore at Elizabeth Park.

Anyone interested should fill out the registration form (attached below) and return it with your check to the address indicated. Registration is on a first come-first served basis. Any questions, please call Euthemia Matsoukas at 518 439-3758.

Here is the registration form for the bus trip:

CHIS Bus Trip to Elizabeth Park Gardens in Hartford


2018 Calendar of Events


2018 Calendar of Events

March 24th – Meeting at the
Capital District Garden
and Flower Show at HVCC,
10 am

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.

The Daylily in the heading is
Hankow Legacy by Gil Stelter,
2012 – AHS Awards for Region 4
Hybridizers 2017 –
Honorable Mention

March Meeting

Our meeting this month will be held at the
Capital District Garden and Flower Show at Hudson Valley Community College on
March 24th at 10 am. Tickets to enter the show will be provided to anyone wishing to attend the meeting. If you would like tickets, please contact Bill Wurster (518) 786-3105 or email:
http://www.wursterw@verizon.net
or Cindi Jones (518) 598-3366 or email:
http://www.cindijones58@gmail.com

We will hold a business meeting and question and answer discussion. Coffee and pastries will be provided. More information on vendors and lectures can be found on the website:
http://www.gardenandflowershow.com.

We also have a table at the show along with the Capital Hudson Iris Society and the Upstate NY Hosta Society. If you are able to help cover the table to hand out flyers and talk to people about growing daylilies, please contact Cindi Jones.

Isabelle Rose by Ellen Laprise,
2009 AHS Awards for Region 4 Hybridizers 2017
– Honorable Mention


March Meeting cont.



HADS OFFICERS

Co-Chairs – Bill Wurster
(518) 786-3105 and
Cindi Jones (518) 598-3366
wursterw@verizon.net
cindijones58@gmail.com

Secretary – vacant

Treasurer – Carol Volungus
(518) 383-0447
daylilly@juno.com

Committee Chairs
Programs – Speakers

Debi Chowdhury
debichowdhury@yahoo.com

Historian – vacant

Newsletter Editor
Stephanie Kronau
skronau@nycap.rr.com

Hospitality – Barbara Sander
and Don Constantino
bsander@nycap.rr.com

Sunshine – Debi Chowdhury
debichowdhury@yahoo.com

Babysitter Plants
Frank Almquist
falmquist@hvc.rr.com
and Sharon Gallucci
smgallucci@msn.com

Display Garden
Pat & Don Salhoff
psalhoff@verizon.net

Website – Janet Spychalski
Janet.Spychalski@its.ny.gov

Photographer – Cindi Jones
cindijones58@gmail.com

Membership – Carol Volungus
daylilly@juno.com
4 Applewood Dr.,
Rexford. NY 12148

Publicity – Cathy Fruhauf
cathyfruhauf@hotmail.com

22nd Annual CanAm Classic

The CanAm Classic is sponsored by the Ontario Daylily Society and will be held May 4-5, 2018, at the Doubletree by Hilton Toronto Airport West Hotel, 5444 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2L2 Phone 905-624-1144

SPEAKERS:
CLAUDIA CONWAY – NH Running Fox Farm
BOB FAULKNER – OH Natural Selection
    Daulilies
TIM HOBBS – ON True North Daylilies
TOM POLSTON – OH Pleasant Valley Gardens
JEAN SÉBASTIEN POULIN – QC
ERIC SIMPSON – NC Eric Simpson Daylilies

FRIDAY 7:30 p.m. – Speaker Presentations
    9:00 p.m. – Live Auction (part 1)
    SATURDAY 8:00 a.m. – Registration and
    continental breakfast

9:00 a.m. – Full day’s program of speakers
    – includes lunch plus Plant Sale, Live Auction,
    Silent Auction, Chinese Auction and lots
    (of fun!

6:00 p.m. – Evening banquet–dine with the
    speakers (optional) at Montanas
    (across the street)

Early Bird registration
    (before April 1/18) $110 Cdn

Registration
(after April 1/18) $125 Cdn

More information on the
Ontario Daylily Society’s website:
http://www.hvids.org/


Flaming Flamingo by Ellen Laprise, 2007
AHS Awards for Region 4 Hybridizers 2017 – Honorable Mention


$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


2018 Calendar of Events


2018 Calendar of Events

February 18th – Sunday –
Winter Doldrums –
Speaker Bill Waldrop

March 3rd
Spring Garden Day

March 24th
Meeting at the HVCC
Flower Show

April 21st – Frank Almquist
“Life in the Soil”

May 12th
Members’ Auction

June 6th – 9th
National Convention,
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

June 16th
Babysitter Distribution

July 21st – picnic

July 27th-29th
Regional Meeting,
Halifax, Nova Scotia

August 18th
Annual Sale at Faddegon’s

September 15th – TBD

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 article is
Master Sergeant Kenneth Lane
by Bill Waldrop, 2018

The daylily in the heading is
Kennesaw Sunset by Bill Waldrop, 2018

Winter Doldrums

Everyone looks forward to the Winter Doldrums Party! This year the party will be Sunday, February 18th at the Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville. We will start at 11 am to set up food and beverages. There is always fabulous food and conversations with other gardeners. Bring a friend and a favorite dish to share. HADS will provide beverages and place settings. We will also have a door prize table so bring something garden related if you like. Our speaker is Bill Waldrop of Kennesaw Mountain Daylily Gardens. Check out his website at:
http://www.kennesawmountaindaylilygardens.com

Bill Waldrop has been growing Daylilies for over 25 years and even though he knows a lot about growing them, he continues to learn from his own experiences and the experiences of others. Bill hopes you will enjoy seeing the newest daylilies he has hybridized as well as some of his older ones. Bill’s wife, Diana, has added many Irises to their garden. Since the irises usually bloom early, they love growing them in three different areas. Bill particularly likes the bearded Iris. They have Japanese Iris growing in the garden, but it also does extremely well in their Koi Pond.

When you have a garden, you also have shade. It’s going to happen. You start off with a small tree and before you know it, it’s 10 feet tall with many leaves. Since daylilies don’t grow well in shade, Bill and Diana find a plant that will grow there. Hostas! A friend gave them Sum and Substance many years ago and it is Bill’s favorite. Diana has it planted by the front door and each year it grows to over three feet. They have other hostas as well, and you probably know that the deer, who love daylilies, also love hostas. Diana also grows miniature hostas in one of the back beds. Bill will tell us how they avoid providing deer their daylily and hosta meals. Bill and Diana also grow unusual trees, like Banana Trees, Lilac bushes, and really all kinds of companion plants.


Winter Doldrums cont.



HADS OFFICERS

Co-Chairs – Bill Wurster
(518) 786-3105 and
Cindi Jones (518) 598-3366
wursterw@verizon.net
cindijones58@gmail.com

Secretary – vacant

Treasurer – Carol Volungus
(518) 383-0447
daylilly@juno.com

Committee Chairs
Programs – Speakers

Debi Chowdhury
debichowdhury@yahoo.com

Historian – vacant

Newsletter Editor
Stephanie Kronau
skronau@nycap.rr.com

Hospitality – Barbara Sander
and Don Constantino
bsander@nycap.rr.com

Sunshine – Debi Chowdhury
debichowdhury@yahoo.com

Babysitter Plants
Frank Almquist
falmquist@hvc.rr.com
and Sharon Gallucci
smgallucci@msn.com

Display Garden
Pat & Don Salhoff
psalhoff@verizon.net

Website – Janet Spychalski
Janet.Spychalski@its.ny.gov

Photographer – Cindi Jones
cindijones58@gmail.com

Membership – Carol Volungus
daylilly@juno.com
4 Applewood Dr.,
Rexford. NY 12148

Publicity – Cathy Fruhauf
cathyfruhauf@hotmail.com

Daylilies in artricle:
Burnt Hickory and Opa Klaus
by Bill Waldrop

In the program that Bill has planned he will speak about a new double daylily that he’s made by crossing a seedling with Sebastian the Crab. Bill will also focus on his new double, OPA KLAUS and show us his introductions from 2018 and 2017, plus many additional introductions that have received honors from members
of AHS.

Bill Waldrop attended Marietta High School and Georgia State University before graduating from Mercer Law School. He practiced law for 30 years in Brunswick and Marietta. He started growing daylilies around 1995 and he liked them so much he eventually removed his entire ½ acre vegetable garden and instead planted just daylilies. Many friends came to see the daylilies and there were several newspaper articles about his garden. His daylily garden was featured on “Gardener’s Diary” on HGTV in 2001. As his interest grew, he served as General Counsel for the AHS from 2000 to 2005. He and his wife, Diana, ultimately founded the Cobb County Daylily Society, and he has served two terms as President, while Diana has served two terms as Secretary and is currently the President. Diana and Bill have been married forty-eight years and they have one daughter, Kelley, and one granddaughter, Lily Rae. Bill retired from his law practice in 2007 to grow daylilies full time. He currently has 71 daylily introductions. In addition to daylilies and his family, Bill enjoys photography, greenhouse gardening, and Georgia Tech sports. He is a member of the Marietta First United Methodist Church and has taught Sunday School for many years.