Looking for A Daylily

One of our members is looking for “Goodnight Lucy.” If you have this daylily and are willing to share it or know where it can be found, please reply to this newsletter –
skronau@nycap.rr.com

Thanks so much!

Vatican City by Moldovan, 1996

Topguns Pleasant Surprise by B. Scott, 1996

Daylilies in the article are:
Electric Circus by B. Culver, 2008
Mandalay Bay Music by Salter, 2001

Notes from the Picnic

It was a lovely day for the picnic! Warm, but not hot, with a breeze. HADS purchased sandwiches from Subway so people could select a basic sandwich and add any fixin’s. There were delicious salads and desserts. Thanks to everyone who came and contributed to the fun.

Cindi took over the co-chair duties – Bill was getting ready to go to Nova Scotia for the Regional. We should have a report from him at the September meeting.

Mention was made of how lovely the Display Garden looked and a motion was made and seconded to give HADS Bucks to reward all the people who worked weeding, edging and mulching the beds. HADS Bucks can be used to purchase plants at the Annual Sale and the Members’ Auction, or even used to pay membership dues.

The 2019 Regional Meeting will be held in Long Island. The Long Island club has already reached out to us to see if we were planning on bringing a bus down to the meeting. It was decided that HADS would hire a bus to go to the Regional Meeting. The Long Island club will reimburse us for part of the cost and they can then use the bus for transportation of attendees to the gardens that we visit during the weekend. People coming from North or West of Albany may want to meet up with us in Latham and travel with us to Long Island on our bus.

A suggestion was also made that we talk to people who come to the sale at Faddegon’s as they are waiting in line to get in at 9 am and encourage them to join our club. We are always looking to increase our membership and that would be an excellent opportunity.


2018 Calendar of Events


2018 Calendar of Events

July 21st – picnic at 11:00 am
at the Gazebo

Albany Cooperative Extension
in Voorheesville

July 27t29th
Regional Meeting,
Halifax, Nova Scotia

August 18th
Annual Sale at Faddegon’s

September 15th – TBD

October 13th
Note Change in Date
combined meeting with
Hosta Society –
Amy Ziffer, speaker

November – TBD

December 8th
Holiday Party with UNYHS –
location 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 article is
Actual Rain by C.M. Barnes, 2015

The daylily in the heading is
Knoll Cottage Loving Kisses by
Labbe-Jones, 2017

Picnic Time!!

Join us on Saturday, July 21st at 11:00 am at the Gazebo at the Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville for an enjoyable picnic. HADS will supply sandwiches and drinks (water and soda). Please bring a salad or dessert to share and your beverage of choice if you don’t want soda or water. The building will be open to allow access to bathrooms and so we can get out of the weather, if there is rain. Although the way this summer is going, I don’t think we’ll have to worry about rain.

The HADS Display Garden is looking fabulous – many, many thanks to our stalwart weeders and mulch movers – Pat and Don Salhoff, Barb Owen, Barb Sander, Carol Volungus, Glen Coons, Cathy Fruhauf, Cindi Jones and Stephanie Kronau. Be sure to admire the gardens on your way to the gazebo. Also spend some time in the gardens of the Master Gardeners – they do a fantastic job and the gardens look great.

What could be better than friends, food and conversation in the gardens! So bring a friend, a dish to share and join in the fun in the gardens on Saturday.


Notes from the Meeting of June 16th



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 the article are:
Longlesson Life Is Good
by M. Mason, 2012

Whip City Glides on an
Airstream by L. Jones, 2017

Notes from the Meeting of June 16th

We discussed changing the date of our October meeting from October 20th to the 13th. The Iris Society is hosting their Regional Meeting on the 20th and it would prevent many members from joining us for our meeting.
(Update: Since the meeting, we have been able to change the date officially to October 13th. Our speaker is able to make the change and the Cooperative Extension offices are available. Our October meeting date is now October 13th.)

Debi Chowdhury asked that everyone be reminded that we have a Sunshine Committee that sends notes and flowers to members who are ill or in need of a bit of cheer. If you know of someone who would benefit from being remembered with a card or flowers, please be sure to let Debi know. You can reach her at:
debichowdhury@yahoo.com

Frank and Sharon are still not getting information on babysitter plants in people’s gardens in a timely manner. The contract that people sign when they receive a babysitter plant will now be updated to indicate that information on the number of fans needs to be received by the Babysitter Committee by May 1st.

It was decided that HADS will supply sandwiches, water and soda for the picnic.


Looking for Daylilies?


Last Call for Daylily Donations

If you have donations for this year’s sale on August 18th, please let Stephanie Kronau know as soon as possible as we are finalizing the list for the sale. Stephanie’s e-mail is:
skronau@nycap.rr.coma>
or phone (518) 283-6107
. We need to know the name of the variety and how many fans you are donating.

Detour by C.M. Barnes, 2017

Angelic Filigree by M. Mason, 2015

The HADS Display Garden needs to be weeded and mulched. A work party will be organized next month.

The Regional meeting is being scaled back due to the poor response. It will still be held, but car pools will be used instead of buses and some meals will not be included.

Looking for Daylilies?

We have several wonderful hybridizers in our area. Don’t forget to visit them when you’re out looking for daylilies. It’s an enchanting day out and you just may come home with some treasures.

Knoll Cottage Daylilies
Lori-Ann Jones
216 Belanger Road
Southampton, MA 01073
(413) 535-5068
http://www.knollcottagedaylilies.weebly.com
Open by appointment in July. Lori is having a daylily sale on many of her introductions (and some seedlings) plus registered daylilies from other hybridizers on Sunday, July 15th and Sunday, July 22nd.

North Country Daylilies
Melanie Mason
444 Goosen-Regan Rd.
Buskirk, NY 12028
(518) 753-0356
http://www.longlesson.com
Open weekends through
August 12th – 10 am to 4 pm by appointment during the week. Melanie is cutting back inventory and is having phenomenal sales – Blue Bucket Specials, $5 Specials and surprise specials
each weekend.

Slate Hill Farm
Craig and Mary Barnes
203 East Broadway
Salem, NY
(518) 854-7460
http://www.slatehillfarm.com
Open weekends in July and
August – 10 am to 4 pm by appointment during the week.


Other Open Gardens in Connecticut


Whip City Flames of Haiti
by L. Jones, 2016

Electrical Banana by C.M. Barnes, 2010

Sweet Cerise by M. Mason, 2011

Other Open Gardens
in Connecticut

O’Brien Nurserymen
John O’Brien
40 Wells Road
Granby, CT 06035
(860) 653-0163
http://www.obrienhosta.com
Specializes in daylilies, hostas and other perennials. Open Friday – Sunday, 10-5 or by appointment. Discover their Dazzling Daylily Displays July 20-22.

CTdaylily
Rich Howard
76 Anderson Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 294-9520
http://www.ctdalily.com
An ADS Display Garden. Please call or email for an appointment.

Mountain Meadow
Nancy & Don Smith
112 Parker Road (Off Rt. 83
– 1.4 miles south of Rt. 190)
Somers, CT 06071
(860) 749-9550
Open from June 24 thru August 5, Thursday – Sunday, 10-4.

Bloomingfields Farm
Lee & Diana Bristol
PO Box 5
Gaylordsville, CT 06755
(860) 354-6951
http://www.bloomingfieldsfarm.com
Open on summer weekends. Please call for an appointment
and directions.

There is nothing I like better at the end of a hot summer’s day than taking a short walk around the garden. You can smell the heat coming up from the earth to meet the cooler night air.
— Peter Mayle


2018 Calendar of Events


2018 Calendar of Events

May 12th
Members’ Auction

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

November – TBD

December 8th
Holiday Party with UNYHS –
location 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 daylilies in the article are:
Heritage House by Lysne, 2017
Pollo Grasso by Kendig, 2008

The daylily in the heading is
Potter’s Wheel by Lysne, 2015

June Meeting

Our June meeting is Saturday, June 16th at 10 am at the Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville. It’s sure to be a busy meeting with the distribution of babysitter plants and a silent auction of plants that didn’t make it to last month’s members’ sale. Some of the plants came from Wisconsin, where they also had a late spring and the plants weren’t ready to be shipped in May. We now have all the plants so we’re ready to rock and roll.

The babysitter plants will be distributed as usual. Names of eligible members will be drawn and matched up to the number of a babysitter plant. The member will take the plant home and care for

it until the plant grows enough fans, usually 5 to 7, to be brought back for auction at the members’ sale. The doting caretaker will then receive a fan