May Meeting

2019 Calendar of Events

May 11thPlease Note:
the Members’ Sale has been
moved to the June 15th meeting.

Frank Almquist will speak about photography at the May meeting.
10 am at the Coop. Ext. offices

May 25th and 26th – Sharon
Springs Garden Party, Sharon Springs, NY

June 15th – Members’ Sale
and 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.

The daylily in the heading is
Danube Sunrise by Stelter, 2016

May Meeting

Our Members’ Sale has been postponed until the June 15th meeting. When we met in April, several members didn’t feel their daylilies were out of the ground enough to get a good idea of how many fans there were on the plants. It was suggested that the Members’ Sale be postponed until June. Since the distribution of the babysitter plants doesn’t take much time, a motion was made and seconded to move the Members’ Sale to the June meeting. A vote was taken and the motion was passed.

Join us on May 11th at 10 am at the Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville for A Short Course in Photography in the Garden. Frank Almquist has graciously agreed to be our speaker. Frank has been making garden pictures for years and collected a group of images on what to do – and not to do – when photographing. The program will discuss how a camera works, how to use various lenses, then spend some time on composition. To enforce points on composition, examples of good and bad photos are included in the talk.

The audience will have the opportunity to see the differences in photographing in sunlight as opposed to light shade. The advantage of early morning and late evening photography will also be discussed. Some techniques on photo editing will also be covered.

Come on Saturday and get some pointers on how to take great pictures for our Photo Contest at the December holiday gathering! Bring a friend and a dish to share.

Sharon Springs Garden Party


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:
Gryphon Warsaw Rising by Stelter, 2011
Gryphon Handow Legacy by Stelter, 2012

Sharon Springs Garden Party

Sharon Springs is holding a Garden Party on May 25th and 26th. The event is held in beautiful Sharon Springs, NY, and will have handcrafted and artisan New York and USA producers. HADS will have a booth there which Barbara Sander and Don Constantino have graciously offered to maintain for the event. Plan on visiting if you can and help out Barbara and Don at the booth.

Babysitter Plants Fan Count

With the extension of the Members’ Sale to June, we should all have no excuses for not getting the fan count on our babysitter plants to Frank Almquist and Sharon Gallucci. We should also know by now which of our babysitter plants will be coming back for the Members’ Sale.

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.

598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville NY 631-577-1506
Mention “LIDS” to get the group rate of $165 per night.

Save the Date

Edinburgh by Stelter, 2013

Gryphon Stanley Saxton by Stelter, 2013

Rochester High Falls by Stelter, 2016

Check our website for details about each tour garden and open gardens:

Featured Tour Gardens
“Imagine” Garden – Joan and Charlie Lundin Whispering Hills – Pat Sayers Hidden Harbor – Chris Petersen/ Steve Widom LIDS’ AHS Display Garden- Planting Fields Arboretum

Open Gardens Friday and/or Sunday
Elliot, Rachel and Dave Turkiew, Paul Limmer, Barbara Schenk, Joan and Charlie Lundin, Pat Sayers, Chris Petersen, Buck Bucklin, John and Muriel Stahl, Mary Kay Denman, and More!

Friday, July 19
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Open Gardens
  – times will vary
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Registration,
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Boutique Open
6:30 pm –7:30 pm Social Hour/Cash Bar
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Dinner
  Region Four Auction

Saturday, July 20
6:45 am – 7:15 am Registration/
  Grab & Go Breakfast
7:15 am – 7:30 am Bus Loads
7:45 am Bus Departs
8:30 am – 9:30 am “Imagine” Garden,
  East Setauket
10:15 am – 11:15 am Whispering Hills,
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Hidden Harbor,
1:30 pm – 3:20 pm Planting Fields Arboretum
  – Lunch and Saxton Seedling Bed
3:20 pm Bus leaves Arboretum
4:00 pm Boutique Open
4:30 – 5:00 Possible workshop
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Social Hour/Cash Bar
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Banquet Dinner
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Regional Business
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Guest Speaker Gil Stelter