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.


October Meeting


2017 Calendar of Events

October 21st – slide show of
award winning daylilies for 2016

November 11th – TBD

December 9th – Holiday Party with
UNYHS – Holy Redeemer Church,
Scotia

January 6th – 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.

The daylily in the heading is Autumn Wood
by H. Dougherty, 1991
(photo from Oakes Daylilies)

October Meeting

Our October meeting will be Saturday, October 21st at 10 am at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office in Voorheesville. We will have a slide show of daylilies that won AHS National Photo Contest awards in 2016 in all regions. We have not yet located the by-laws for HADS so we are still working on elections of officers.

Update to Dan Bachman Talk

Please note: Dan Bachman will be speaking at the Connecticut Daylily Society meeting on Saturday, November 4th from 12 to 3 pm at the Avon Senior Center, 635 West Avon Road, Avon, CT. Dan will not be speaking at HVIDS as reported in the last newsletter. Apologies for any confusion.

Dan Bachman hybridizes daylilies at The Valley of the Daylilies in Lebanon, Ohio. You can see his daylilies at
http://thevalleyofthedaylilies.com/

Holiday Party

We are joining with the Upstate NY Hosta Society for our Holiday Party this year. We are hoping that in bringing the two groups together that people won’t have to choose which party to attend and we’ll have a larger crowd and lots of fun!

The party will be held on December 9th in the Fellowship Hall at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Corner of Glen Ave. and South Reynold’s St., Scotia, NY beginning at 12:00 Noon


Holiday Party



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

Photos in article are:
Autumn Breeze by T. Wright, 2003
Autumn Dancer by Prochaska, 2016

Here is the document about our
AHS Facebook Auction
Auction Form 18

Cindy Jennings has graciously agreed to Chair our Joint Holiday Party this year! We will be holding a Photo Contest at our gathering so see the details below.

We have also decided to continue with their traditional theme again this year of “Helping Hands for the Holidays.” It was decided that we would donate toys or books to our local Ronald McDonald House for children going into Albany Medical Center for treatment. Please bring only new toys or books for children ages 2 to 8.

Gift Exchange: Members who would like to be involved in a Holiday Gift Exchange should wrap a gift with an average price of $15.00 in value and bring it to the party. Please do not place any nametags on your gift. Only those who bring a gift to exchange are eligible to participate. We will use the same exchange rules as last year with each gift only being permitted to be swapped once; however, due to more people attending, you will have to be prepared to make your swap within one minute after your number is pulled or you will be asked to just take a new unopened gift from those remaining!

Dish to share: As is our tradition, each member is asked to bring their own place setting and a favorite holiday dish to pass. A stove is available if food must be held at a warm temperature.

If you have questions on the Holiday Party, please send an e-mail to Cindy Jennings at:
UNYHS@aol.com
or feel free to call her at (518) 541-3598.

Please Bring your Beautiful Photos to our Holiday Party!


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.


    Notes from HADS meeting Sept. 16, 2017


    Charleston Autumn Bronze by
    Whiteside-Kroemer-Wuersch, 2009

    Golden Autumn, Celichowski, 2017

    Look of Autumn, P. Bradford, 2016

    Autumn Tapestry, B. Eberts, 2015


    Notes from HADS meeting September 16, 2017

    We are planning on holding elections in October.

    Display Garden – the garden needs weeding again. It may be necessary to dig up the daylilies, amend the soil and replace the daylilies. We are still looking to hire someone, possibly a Master Gardener, to weed the garden on a regular basis. Pat and Don will check with the Coop. Ext. to see if we can run water lines to water the garden on a regular basis.

    A question arose as to whether we should continue to renew the AHS Display Garden status. After some discussion, a motion was made and seconded to keep the display garden. Pat and Don agreed to chair a committee to investigate questions of water, weeding, edging and compost. It was agreed to offer $20/hour to the person for garden maintenance – motion made and seconded and passed. We will wait for answers to questions before proceeding.

    Treasurer’s Report – we sent $924 to Region after the annual sale. We had $4,436 in sales and $738 in expenses. We currently have $6,152 in a Money Market and $12,600 in the checking account. A motion was made and seconded to move money from the checking account to the money market.

    There was discussion of having a second person who could sign checks in case Carol was unavailable. Carol will remain the primary person handling the accounts; the second signatory would only be needed if Carol was not able to sign checks. The Chairperson would be the second signatory. Motion was made and seconded and passed. This will be implemented after the next election.

    Glorious Autumn by D. Kirchhoff, 2005


    2017 Calendar of Events


    2016 Calendar of Events

    September 16th – Business Meeting
    and Garden Video

    October 21st – TBD

    December 9th – Holiday Party with
    UNYHS – Holy Redeemer Church, Scotia

    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 Katelyn Lillie
    Bachman by Dan Bachman, 2012

    Colchicum autumnale ‘Water lily’

    The daylily in the heading is Inherited
    Wealth by Carr, 1998

    September Meeting

    Our meeting is September 16th at 10 am at the Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville. We do not have a speaker, but we will have DVD’s of daylily gardens – it will be nice to see the hybridizers and their gardens. Our business meeting will discuss officer elections and the HADS display garden, along with other business. The display garden is in need of help to get it ready for fall. If you are able to stay after the meeting to chip in with the work, please bring weeding tools. Any help you can give will be appreciated greatly.

    Do You Love Colchicums?

    Many people will remember Kathy Purdy, who spoke at the Winter Doldrums party last February. Kathy has collected and planted colchicums at her home in Oxford, NY for years. Come see one of the country’s largest collections of colchicums. Kathy Purdy invites you to view the colchicum collection in her garden on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 11 am to 4 pm, rain or shine. Kathy has over 50 different kinds of these fall-blooming bulbs, many of which will be in bloom at the end of September. Each variety is labeled and attractively situated in the garden with companion plants. Visitors are welcome to bring their own lunch and enjoy it on the screened deck. Set your GPS to 565 Moran