Stiltgrass: Barbarian at the Garden Gate still cont.


6) Garden judges should grow a variety of cultivars of various forms and sizes in order to better learn to evaluate the “complete garden plant” and to become familiar with all types of daylilies. Particular attention should be given to growing a sampling of regionally hybridized cultivars. Judges should also visit as many gardens as possible during bloom season and to attend Regional and National meetings.

Whom do I contact for more information?
You may contact the Judges Education Chair
judgeseducation@daylilies.org

Ticket To Ride by Mussar, 2018

Mechanical Removal:
Stiltgrass can also be cut using a weed whacker, mower, or scythe from mid-August through September to prevent it from going to seed. Because stiltgrass is an annual, cutting LATE in the summer when you see the thin flower heads forming on the end of the stalks stops the seeding process and doesn’t give the plant enough time to regrow. Do not cut it earlier in the season because stiltgrass then responds by regrowing, flowering and dropping seed sooner than normal and it’s how people end up with a lawn full of short stiltgrass >>>>>>So the best prevention is a combination of hand pulling when it emerges followed by a timely cut back of larger populations.<<<<<

What Happens if the grass starts to go to seed?
If you miss getting the grass earlier and it starts to go to seed you can solarize it by pulling it and putting in a CLEAR plastic bag. Put the bag in the sun for a few days and it will get hot enough to kill the seed or any seedlings that start to germinate. Even then do not put this in a compost but rather make an area on your property where you can dump the cooked plant materials and keep the vegetation covered with a tarp until it breaks down completely.

Meagan and Graeme’s Big Surprise by Mussar, 2014


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
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!

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.

The host hotel is the HILTON LONG ISLAND/ HUNTINGTON
598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville NY
631-577-1506
www.Hiltonlongisland.com
Mention “LIDS” to get the group rate of $165 per night.

Check our website for details about each tour garden and open gardens:
www.longislanddaylily.weebly.com

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,
  Huntington
11:30am – 12:30pm Hidden Harbor,
  Asharoken
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
  meeting/Awards
7:30pm – 9:00pm Guest Speaker Gil Stelter


2018 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:
The HILTON LONG ISLAND/ HUNTINGTON
1 631-577-1506
598 Broad Hollow Road,
Melville NY 11747
http://www.Hiltonlongisland.com/
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 –
http://www.longislanddaylily.weebly.com/

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:
http://www.UNYHS@aol.com/
if you have any questions.


2018 Holiday Party 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:
The HILTON LONG ISLAND/ HUNTINGTON
1 631-577-1506
598 Broad Hollow Road,
Melville NY 11747
http://www.Hiltonlongisland.com/
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 –
http://www.longislanddaylily.weebly.com/

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:
http://www.UNYHS@aol.com/
if you have any questions.


2019 Regional Meeting


2017 Stout Silver Medal Winner
Heavenly United We Stand, Gossard, 2009

2017 Lenington All American Winner
God Save the Queen, Morss, 2005

2017 Extra Large Diameter Award
Linda Bell, T. Bell, 2011

getting the swap organized for next year. September may be a good month to hold the plant swap – and instead of limiting the plants to daylilies, we could open it up to all kinds of plants – perennials, houseplants, etc.

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:
the HILTON LONG ISLAND / HUNTINGTON 1 631-577-1506 598
Broad Hollow Road, Melville NY 11747
http://www.Hiltonlongisland.com/
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 –
http://www.longislanddaylily.weebly.com/

HADS will have a bus going to the meeting in July – mark your calendars!

November Meeting

While we are still working on our program for the November meeting, we will be moving to the William K Sanford Town Library in Colonie for our November and January meetings. The November meeting is on the 3rd – earlier than usual, but hopefully still entertaining!



Looking for A Daylily

One of our members is looking for “Goodnight Lucy.” If you have this daylily and are willing to share it or know where it can be found, please reply to this newsletter –
skronau@nycap.rr.com

Thanks so much!

Vatican City by Moldovan, 1996

Topguns Pleasant Surprise by B. Scott, 1996

Daylilies in the article are:
Electric Circus by B. Culver, 2008
Mandalay Bay Music by Salter, 2001

Notes from the Picnic

It was a lovely day for the picnic! Warm, but not hot, with a breeze. HADS purchased sandwiches from Subway so people could select a basic sandwich and add any fixin’s. There were delicious salads and desserts. Thanks to everyone who came and contributed to the fun.

Cindi took over the co-chair duties – Bill was getting ready to go to Nova Scotia for the Regional. We should have a report from him at the September meeting.

Mention was made of how lovely the Display Garden looked and a motion was made and seconded to give HADS Bucks to reward all the people who worked weeding, edging and mulching the beds. HADS Bucks can be used to purchase plants at the Annual Sale and the Members’ Auction, or even used to pay membership dues.

The 2019 Regional Meeting will be held in Long Island. The Long Island club has already reached out to us to see if we were planning on bringing a bus down to the meeting. It was decided that HADS would hire a bus to go to the Regional Meeting. The Long Island club will reimburse us for part of the cost and they can then use the bus for transportation of attendees to the gardens that we visit during the weekend. People coming from North or West of Albany may want to meet up with us in Latham and travel with us to Long Island on our bus.

A suggestion was also made that we talk to people who come to the sale at Faddegon’s as they are waiting in line to get in at 9 am and encourage them to join our club. We are always looking to increase our membership and that would be an excellent opportunity.