The American Hemerocallis Society


Wicked Path of Sin by CM Barnes, 2008

2019 Regional Meeting

The Long Island Daylily Society (LIDS) invites you to join us Friday, July 19, through Saturday, July 20, in Long Island, New York, for the 2019 AHS Region Four Meeting. Our guest speaker is hybridizer Gil Stelter, owner of Gryphon Gardens in Guelph, Ontario.

The host hotel is the HILTON
LONG ISLAND/ HUNTINGTON
598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville NY
631-577-1506
www.Hiltonlongisland.com
Mention “LIDS” to get the group rate of
$165 per night.

Your registration includes the Saturday bus tour and four meals: Friday buffet dinner followed by an auction, Saturday grab and go breakfast on your way to three garden tours, Saturday lunch and tour at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY, and Saturday evening sit down banquet, business meeting and program by Gil Stelter.

Check our website for details about each tour garden and open gardens:
www.www.longislanddaylily.weebly.com

The American Hemerocallis Society

Thinking of Joining the American Hemerocallis Society? Now is a good time to do it. You can get a book on Open Form Daylilies and a voucher for $25. But this offer is only good through March 31st, so don’t put it off too long!

The membership benefits of the American Daylily Society are already pretty great, but to encourage new daylily fans and memberships this month, new members will receive a complimentary copy of The Open Form Daylily! ($25.00 value, 232 pages, 616 full-color illustrations, 10 sketches; softbound,
first edition.)

Included with your membership are four beautiful issues of The Daylily Journal, our official newsletter magazine, each year. This magazine contains articles on award winning daylilies, the most popular daylilies by geography, trends in daylily hybridizing, scientific studies, highlights of gardens and conventions, and much more.

New members joining the American Daylily Society also receive a $25 voucher, which can be redeemed towards purchases of daylilies with select growers across the United States.

But remember, this offer ends March 31st!



Winter Doldrums


2019 Calendar of Events

February 17th
Winter Doldrums Party –
Sunday Barbara Melera
will speak on The Victorians:
How They Forever Changed
the Garden 11:30 am –
Coop. Ext., Voorheesville

March 23th – meeting will
be held at the Capital District
Garden and Flower Show at 10
am at HVCC

April 20th – Kathy Purdy will talk
about Colchicums

May 11th – Members’ Sale

June 15th – Babysitter Distribution

July 10th – 13th
National Convention,
Middleton, WI

July 13th – picnic

July 19th – 20th
Regional Meeting

August 17th – Annual Sale
at Faddegon’s

September 21st – TBD

October 19th – TBD

November – TBD

December 14th
Holiday Party with UNYHS.

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
Spacecoast Velvet Valentine
by Kinnebrew, 2010

Winter Doldrums

Our Winter Doldrums Party will be held Sunday, February 17th at 11:30 am at the Albany County Cooperative Extension, Martin Road, Voorheesville. Anyone who would like to help set up should arrive at 10:00. Many of us look forward to this gathering – it comes at a time when we are all happy to get out of the house and talk gardening with friends. It is one of the few times each year when the Capital Hudson Iris Society, the Upstate NY Hosta Society and the Hudson Adirondack Daylily Society all get together to share good conversation and good food. Please bring a friend and a dish to share – contributions for the Door Prize table will be very welcome.

The speaker is Barbara Melera who will be speaking on “The Victorians – How They Forever Changed The Garden.” When it comes to widespread impact on gardening practices, the discovery and worldwide proliferation of plant species, the way humans at every socio-economic level thought about gardens, it can be argued that of all the cultures, civilizations, and historic periods, none rivals the 90 year span known as The Victorian Era. The Victorians used flowers as a non-verbal language, transformed the garden from a symmetric, formal regiment into a frothy disarray of cottage informality and were mesmerized by the exotic plant material being discovered in the far away jungles of darkest Africa, the dashingly remote valleys of the Himalayan highlands, the plains of the Amazonian rainforest and the arid plateaus of Australia and the Andean Mountains. This talk provides an overview with some interesting vignettes about one of the most exciting periods in the history of horticulture and agriculture.

Barbara Melera is advisor to Harvesting History, a new horticultural company founded in 2016 to provide its customers with the finest quality horticultural and agricultural products available today. Its horticultural and agricultural products are largely heirloom varieties that can be reliably offered to customers year after year or designs


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

that have proven invaluable to gardeners for many, many generations. Wherever possible, Harvesting History offers products Made in the USA

For 13 years, Ms. Melera was president and CEO of The D. Landreth Seed Company, the oldest seed house in America, established in 1784, and the fourth oldest US corporation.

Prior to purchasing Landreth, Ms. Melera was the Managing Partner of Tritech Partners, LLP, a seed stage venture capital partnership which invested in early stage technology enterprises in the Mid-Atlantic region. During her years as a venture capitalist she helped to found more than 30 companies and was a Director of more than 20 firms in the software, computer, telecommunication, environmental, healthcare, biotech and agri-science industries. Throughout her career as an investment professional, she has been privileged to be involved with some of the most interesting, innovative technologies and entrepreneurs of the 20th century.


March Meeting


Daylily in the article are:
Valentine Sweetheart
by Dugas, 2015
White Bunny Valentine
by Ridder, 2012

The Wisconsin Daylily Society proudly invites
you to the 2019 AHS National Convention
in Madison, Wisconsin. The dates will be
July 10-13, 2019.

Hotel: Marriott, Madison West.
1313 John Q Hammonds Dr.,
Middleton WI 53562.
608-831-2000.
There will be 7 tour gardens.

Daylilies in the article are:
My Sunny Valentine by Salter, 2007
Summer Valentine by Bellagamba, 2001

2019 Regional Meeting

The Long Island Daylily Society (LIDS) invites you to join us Friday, July 19, through Saturday, July 20, in Long Island, New York, for the 2019 AHS Region Four Meeting. Our guest speaker is hybridizer Gil Stelter, owner of Gryphon Gardens in Guelph, Ontario.

The host hotel is the HILTON LONG ISLAND/ HUNTINGTON 598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville NY 631-577-1506
http://www.Hiltonlongisland.com/
Mention “LIDS” to get the group rate of
$165 per night.

March Meeting

As in past years, our March meeting will be held at the Capital District Garden and Flower Show on Saturday, March 23rd at Hudson Valley Community College.

We share a booth at the flower show with the Iris and Hosta Societies to get the word out about our clubs and sales. We have been fortunate in prior years to have Cindi Jones design and set up our booth. The designs have been beautiful and eye-catching and have caused many people to stop and inquire about our clubs. We are asking people to help this year with ideas for the design and help setting up and taking down the booth. More plans will be made at the Doldrums party.

Notes from the January Meeting

Our Holiday Party in December will be combined with the Hosta Society. Dave and Cindy Jennings have done a wonderful job coordinating the party and will again co-host the event. The date is set for December 14th – we had so much fun last year, everyone’s



Notes from the January Meeting cont.


Your registration includes the Saturday bus tour and four meals: Friday buffet dinner followed by an auction, Saturday grab and go breakfast on your way to three garden tours, Saturday lunch and tour at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY, and Saturday evening sit down banquet, business meeting and program by Gil Stelter.

Please celebrate daylilies with us on July 19-20. Visit with old friends and make new friends while we all have “Fun in the Sun” on Long Island—you won’t want to miss it!

Check our website for details about each tour garden, open gardens, our speaker, fun things to do while you’re on Long Island, and more –
http://www.longislanddaylily.weebly.com/

Daylilies in the article are:
Royal Purple Valentine by Fauglet, 2015
Violet Valentine by Trimmer, 2015

looking forward to our party this year.

We have rented a bus for the Regional Meeting on Long Island July 19th to the 20th – we will be leaving on Friday and coming back on Sunday, July 21st. We will have sign up sheets available at our meetings. We are charging $25 for members (refundable to members taking the bus) and $50 for guests.

Bill Wurster presented the Annual Budget for the club. A motion was made and seconded to accept the Budget as printed.

A motion was also made to increase the annual dues. After discussion, a vote was held, and the motion was voted down. The annual dues will remain at $5.00.

We discussed giving a voucher to new members for a free daylily. After membership dues have been paid, the voucher will be sent out to the new member. The voucher can be redeemed at the Annual Sale or for a daylily from the table at the Members’ Sale (not the auction daylilies). The idea was agreed to by the membership. Cindi Jones will change the membership application to reflect the inclusion of the free daylily.

We also discussed the idea of giving compensation to members who donate fans of their better-than-average daylilies to the Members’ Sale. We couldn’t reach agreement on what the compensation should be or how to equably determine the value of the donated daylilies. The idea was tabled.


January Meeting


2019 Calendar of Events

January 12th – meeting will be
at 1:00 pm – Holiday Train Show
at the NY Botanical Garden
– DVD
William K Sanford Library in Colonie

February 17th
Winter Doldrums
– Party – Sunday Barbara Melera
will speak on The Victorians:
How They Forever Changed
the Garden

March 16th – TBD

April 20th – Kathy Purdy will talk
about Colchicums

May 11th – Members’ Sale

June 15th – Babysitter Distribution

July 10th – 13th – National
Convention, Middleton, WI

July 13th – picnic

July 19th – 20th – Regional Meeting

August 17th – Annual Sale at
Faddegon’s

September 21st – TBD

October 19th – 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
Best Uncle by M. Reed, 2019

January Meeting

To start off the new year, we will be meeting on Saturday, January 12th at 1:00 pm (please note the change in time) at the William K Sanford Library in Colonie. Debi Chowdhury went to the New York Botanical Garden to see the Holiday Train Show and has brought back a DVD of the show which we are pleased to be showing at the meeting.

New York City’s Favorite Holiday Tradition is Back! Model trains zip through a display of New York landmarks.

The enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory showcases more than 175 scaled iconic buildings and structures such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, Rockefeller Center and the Statue of Liberty under thousands of twinkling lights. Step into a miniature city where famed New York architecture is recreated using bark, leaves, and other natural materials.

This year’s exhibition showcases Lower Manhattan—the birthplace of New York City—featuring Ellis Island and iconic skyscrapers sharing the spotlight among old and new favorites. Making their debut this year are One World Trade Center and the historic Battery Maritime Building along with two vintage ferry boats.

The exhibit contains more model trains than ever before, with nearly a half-mile of track hosting over a dozen large-scale model railway locomotives. NYC bridges come together to create an aerial display of trains soaring overhead!

It should be very exciting to see the model trains as they chug through the conservatory. Join us on Saturday, January 12th – bring a friend and a dish to share. Also, don’t foget that they are still working on the main entrance to the Library so you need to enter around the back!