Winter Doldrums Gathering cont.


Debi Chowdhury –
and Michelle Young

Secretary – Kathryn Mohr

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

Scholarship Chair
Cindy Jennings

Daylilies in the article are:
Stolen Treasure by H. Dougherty,
1996 and Dune Needlepoint by
O. Pauley, 1986

The talk is designed to teach you how to create dynamic images in the garden and is a primer on the latest digital image-making tools, from cameras to smart phones to postproduction software and apps. Matthew will show you how to become a better, more intuitive artist in the landscape, help you foster a deeper understanding of design and aesthetics, and encourage you to develop your own visual sensibility – through hundreds of his own thought-provoking images of landscapes, plants, still-lives and gardens.

“Stunning Succulents” coming
to April Meeting

We were sorry to cancel our January meeting, but the weather forecast indicated that the snow would make it difficult for people traveling to the meeting. We wanted everyone to be safe.
Denise Maurer, who was to talk to us on succulents at that meeting, has kindly agreed to give the talk at our meeting on April 18th! Everyone will be able to enjoy her insights on growing these wonderful plants.

CanAm Classic

Whip City Flames of Haiti
by L. Jones, 2017

Daylily in the article is:
Purple Tarantula by Gossard, 2011

Region 4 Summer Meeting
July 17-19, 2020

Location: DoubleTree Bradley International Airport Hotel 16 Ella Grasso Turnpike (Rt 75), Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Room Rate: $119.00 per night (until June 20, 2020); Call the DoubleTree today at 860-627-5171 for reservations, mentioning “The Connecticut Daylily Society”

Special Guest Speaker: Mr. Curt Hanson, Crintonic Gardens 11757 County Line Road, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040

Tour Gardens: Garden of Kim & Rob Krodel, Avon, CT. Garden of Chrissie & John D’Esopo, Avon, CT Garden of Cheryl Fox and Phil Douville, Bloomfield, CT O’Brien Nurserymen (John O’Brien), Granby, CT

Attention, Region 4 Hybridizers: Auction Donations Most Welcome! Contact: Gary Jones

CanAm Classic

The 24th Annual CanAm Classic sponsored by the Ontario Daylily Society will be held May 1-3, 2020 at the Doubletree by Hilton Toronto Airport West Hotel 5444 Dixie Road Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2L2 (1 block south of the 401)

Rooms at a special rate are available until
April 1.

For reservations: 3 choices:
Call the hotel directly 1-905-624-1144 and choose the option for Reservations
Call Hilton central reservations at 1-800-774-1500 and provide details: CAN AM CLASSIC May 1-3

American Daylily Society 2020
National Convention

The Ogeechee Daylily Society proudly invites you to the 2020 ADS National Convention in Savannah, GA.
The dates are Sunday, May 24 – Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
Visit the Convention Website for all the details.

Hotel: The DeSoto Savannah
15 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Other Dates of Interest

Contact: Gary Jones

Impulse of Innocence by P. Owens, 2009

Hypatia by P. Owens, 2016

Daylily in the article is:
Whip City Dances With the Wind
by L. Jones, 2017

Other Dates of interest

Berkshire Botanical Garden Winter Lecture
February 22, 2020
at 2:00 pm at Lenox Memorial Middle/High School. Tickets available from:

Tom Coward will speak about The Legacy of Wild Gardener William Robinson. Considered one of the most respected gardeners working in Britain today, Tom Coward is the head gardener of Gravetye Manor, the former estate of Victorian “wild garden” exponent William Robinson. Tom’s presentation will provide insight into Robinson’s legacy and Gravetye’s unparalleled historical significance.

Spring Garden Day
March 7, 2020
from 9:45 am to 3:30 pm at Tamarac/Brunswick High Schoool. Registration form at:

Keynote Speaker Lorraine Ballato. She is an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden and a Master Gardener in the Connecticut Master Gardener Program as well as for the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut.

You can also choose from 10 different gardening subjects or a delicious lunch provided by the Rensselaer County Master Gardeners.