March Meeting

2019 Calendar of Events

March 24th(Sunday – Please
Note date change)
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: Autumns Best Kept Secret

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 article is:
Topguns My Friend Ellen
by B. Scott, 2010

The daylily in the heading is
Ashley Danielle by C. Douglas,

March Meeting

We will be meeting at the Capital District Garden and Flower Show on Sunday, March 24th at 10 am at Hudson Valley Community College. The date was changed to Sunday by the people running the Garden and Flower Show. Our meeting is again in Room 1B, which is down a looooong hall to the right after coming in the front door.

Tickets to get into the Show are available from Bill Wurster (518) 786-3105
and Cindi Jones (518) 598-3366
– call or e-mail to get tickets.

Our own Frank Almquist is speaking on “Soils – What’s Under Your Boots” at the show on Sunday at 3:30 pm and Kathryn Mohr is giving a talk on “Growing Water-loving Irises” on Saturday at 2:30 pm. Both talks will be very interesting. You can see the entire schedule at the website:

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 are asking people to help this year with setting up and taking down the booth. Setup will be Thursday, March 21, at 3:30 pm and take down will be after the show ends on Sunday, March 24th.

A Look Forward to The April Meeting


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

Daylilies in the Article are:
Deliverer by Emmerich, 2007 and
Tahoe Snow Blizzard by Gossard, 2006
Many Thanks to Betsy Thompson for the pictures used in the newsletter. Thanks so much, Betsy!!

A Look Forward To The April Meeting

Our meeting in April will be held on April 20th at 10 am at the Cooperative Extension offices on Martin Rd. in Voorheesville, NY.

Our speaker will be Kathy Purdy who will talk about Colchicums: Autumn’s Best-Kept Secret – Colchi-what? If you’ve never heard of colchicums before, you’ll be running to your catalogs to order some after hearing Kathy’s talk. These underused hardy bulbs bring bright color to the fall garden. Kathy will tell you everything you need to know to grow them successfully, including the best varieties for various garden situations and ideal plants to partner with them. She’ll even let you know her sources for the rarest and scarcest. If you don’t yet grow colchicums, it’s time you were in on the secret!

An award-winning garden blogger and writer, published in regional and national magazines, Kathy Purdy has grown colchicums for over twenty years. Charmed by these unusual corms, she became a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into confirmed colchicophiles. Kathy wrote the definitive article on colchicums for The American Gardener magazine in 2007. She currently grows over fifty varieties in her Chenango County garden.

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
598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville NY
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:

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!