Virtual Tour Anyone? cont.

Puschkinia scilloides or
Striped Squill

Scilla and Puschkinia

Mertensia virginica or
Virginia Bluebells

Keukenhof Garden, Netherlands

Chanticleer Garden outside Philadelphia, PA

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Longwood Gardens

Winterthur Museum and Garden

Old Westbury Gardens

Plantingfields Arboretum

Chionodoxa or Glory of the Snow

Narcissis ‘Pencrebar’

CanAm Classic

CanAm Classic

The 24th Annual CanAm Classic originally scheduled for May 1st through 3rd and sponsored by the Ontario Daylily Society has been CANCELLED.

Daylily in the article is Magnetic Springs by C. Hanson, 2013

Apple Spring by Stamile, 2009

American Spring by Kirchhoff, 2011

Please note the $1,000 Scholarship Deadlines are fast approaching. All Applications must be POSTMARKED by April 9th for consideration this year. If you need an application, send an email to:

The Scholarship Award winners will be required (after they start classes this fall), to have their Advisor verify on the form at the bottom of the Award Letter, that they are majoring in one of the following qualifying fields of study: Landscape Designer/Architect, Floriculture, Greenhouse Management, Landscape Maintenance, Floral Design, Gardener/Groundskeeper, Golf Course Maintenance, Arborist, Biology (with a concentration in Plant Sciences ONLY), Natural Resources, Ecology, Environmental Science or other type of Horticulture major.

If you have questions, please contact our Scholarship Chair, Cindy Jennings at:

American Daylily Society 2020
National Convention

So far, the ADS National Convention is still scheduled to be held in May. If we learn of any changes, we will let you know.

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.

Min. for the Nov. 16th Meeting cont.

Many thanks to Diane Steele who conducted a great workshop on making boxwood wreaths at our November meeting. Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely!

Daylily in the article is
Christmas With A Kiss
by B. Richardson, 2018

The joint HADS-UNYHS holiday party will be Dec. 14 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, in Clifton Park.

The speaker for the January 18, 2020 meeting will be Denise Maurer. Her talk on succulents will be held at the William K. Sanford Library.

The business meeting was closed at 10:45.

Debi introduced Diane Steele, who conducted a workshop on making boxwood wreaths.

Respectfully submitted by Kathryn Mohr, Secretary

Minutes for the
October 19th Meeting

The October 19, 2019 HADS meeting was called to order at 10:35 AM by Cindi Jones.

Carol Volungus gave the Treasurer’s report.

Cindi discussed election of officers, tentatively to be held at the November meeting. Current officers Carol Volungus, treasurer and Stephanie Kronau, newsletter editor agreed to continue serving in their present positions. Kathryn Mohr volunteered to accept the position of secretary.Cindy explained the HADS scholarship and asked for volunteers to serve on the selection committee.

Stephanie Kronau announced the November meeting will be held at the Albany County Cooperative Extension, rather than the Colonie Library.

New Business
HADS will sponsor a bus to the 2020 Regional meeting in Connecticut.

The business meeting ended at 11AM.

Melanie Mason introduced guest speaker Dave Mussar, who presented “Spots and Stripes and New Directions”

The meeting was adjourned at 12:35 PM.

Respectfully submitted by Kathryn Mohr, Secretary

2019 Regional Meeting cont.

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

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!

Wild At Heart by Polston, 2010

Dapple Dynamo by Derrow, 2013

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
Mention “LIDS” to get the group rate of $165 per night.

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

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

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

Holiday Party still cont.

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. Gryphon Gardens was an AHS Region Four tour garden in 2011. Gil will present his program on Saturday evening following the banquet and business meeting. The host hotel is:
1 631-577-1506
598 Broad Hollow Road,
Melville NY 11747
Mention “LIDS” to get the reservation 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.

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 –

The daylily in the article is Heavenly
Christmas Cactus by Gossard, 2009

The categories for this year’s photo contest are as follows:
Category 1: Best Hosta/Daylily Close-up. Get up close. Focus on a single leaf/flower or just a few at most. Give us lots of detail.

Category 2: Best Picture of an Entire Mature Hosta or Daylily Clump. Make sure it’s a well grown clump. Give us a sense of its total impact on the senses. Make sure to identify the plant for us.

Category 3: Best Landscape Picture Showing Multiple Clumps of Hosta/Daylilies. Identify all the Varieties in the photo and keep the focus on the Hostas or Daylilies.
Category 4: Best Landscape Picture Involving Hosta/Daylilies. Can include other plants, garden structures or other non-plant accessories.

Category 5: Artistic Impression. Let your imagination run wild, but the photo must contain a Hosta or Daylily element. Can include digital manipulation (Photo shopping), montage, wildlife, etc. If there are any people in the photo they must be identified in the entry. If they are not, your entry will not be considered complete.

With permission, Dave Jennings and Stephanie Kronau would like to use your photos in one of UNYHS or HADS future newsletters. (A simple permission Form will be distributed at the meeting.) We would ask that you send the pic to Dave or Stephanie as an attachment for future use in UNYHS Shades of Green Newsletter
or HADS Update if you pic is selected for use. So please consider entering those beautiful photos and, of course, ribbons will be once again awarded!

AGAIN, please contact Cindy Jennings – Holiday Party Chair:
if you have any questions.