September Meeting

2019-20 Calendar of Events

September 21st – Daylilies 101 – presented by Frank Almquist
10 am at Cooperative Extension offices

October 19th – daylily hybridizer Dave Mussar

November 16th – TBD will be
held at Cooperative Extension

December 14th
Holiday Party with UNYHS.

January 18th – 1:00 pm at

February 16th – Sunday –
Winter Doldrums Party

March 28th – Meeting at
Capital District Garden and
Flower Show

April 18th – TBD

May 9 or 16th

June 13 or 20th

July 11th – Picnic

August 15th – Big Annual Sale

September 19th – TBD

October 17th – 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.

Daylilies in the article are:
Kendra Marie by Mussar, 2015 and Joanne Meyer by Mussar, 2014

The daylily in the heading is
Pink Viper by Mussar, 2014

September Meeting

So you bought bunches of daylilies at our August Sale and planted them in your garden…now what? Frank Almquist will present a Daylilies 101 program at our meeting in September that will answer all your questions on daylilies! Daylilies 101 will give you an in-depth look at daylilies – types, classifications, how they grow and how to take care of them (and what all those letters on the labels mean!).

Our meeting on September 21st will be held at 10 am at the Cooperative Extension offices on Martin Rd., in Voorheesville. Join us for a fun meeting and a look into the secret life of daylilies – bring a friend and a dish to share.

Frank Almquist and his wife, Peggy, are active members of HADS as well as being Master Gardeners in Ulster County for more than ten years. Frank retired from engineering and management positions at IBM in the summer of 1997. He has been active in gardening along with other volunteer activities ever since. Frank and Peggy garden and grow daylilies at their home in Kingston, NY. They have attended many regional and national daylily conventions as well as welcoming people into their garden which is registered as an official Display Garden with the American Hemerocallis Society (AHS).

Sneak Peek at the October 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:
Cherry Stripes by Mussar, 2014 and
Dragon Nation by Mussar, 2014

Sneak Peek at the October Meeting

Dave Mussar is a daylily hybridizer in Guelph, Ontario. Next month Dave will be coming to tell us about his daylilies and what characteristics he tries to bring out in his hybrids. Even though he gardens in Canada, Dave is in the same zone 5b as we are. It will be a meeting not to be missed so mark your calendars! Next month’s newsletter will have more so stay tuned.…

Thank you to Rosemary Deen who lives near Kingston, NY, for sending us the following article. Please watch out for this invasive in your gardens.

Barbarian at the Garden Gate

with a sprawling habit. It is a colonizing species that spreads quickly during the summer and fall. Individual plants may produce 100 to 1,000 seeds that drop in the late summer and germinate the following spring. Seed may be carried further by water currents during heavy rains or moved in with contaminated hay, soil, potted plants, construction fill, footwear and on the tires of vehicles. Stiltgrass seed remains viable in the soil for five years and germinates readily when hit by sunlight. When the plant dies it leaves a thick layer of thatch because the stems are slow to decompose and the density can suffocate other plants in its path. The seed itself is allelopathic which means it produces a chemical that suppresses the gemination of other types of seed, thus turning biodiverse areas into stiltgrass monocultures.

Where did it come from?:
It was sent to the US in the early 20th century in the form of packing material from Asia. The dried grass was used to pack imported dishes and household goods. It first showed up as a problem in Tennessee and has since spread across the US.