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Aug 7, 2014 11:20 AM CST
Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
Cat Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Ferns Hostas Lilies
Region: Alabama Enjoys or suffers hot summers
My local club, North Alabama Daylily Society, is having a meeting this Sunday in the Boeing Room of the Huntsville Botanical Garden.

Nicole (Harry) DeVito, noted hybridizer from Eustis, Florida will be the speaker for our meeting at 2:00 pm.

Should be a great meeting. She is bringing auction plants on which all attendees will be able to bid (even if you are not a member of the club)

List of the plants:
State of Mind (DeVito, 2013)


Sweet Emotion (DeVito, 2013)
http://www.nicolesdaylilies.co...

Behold the Believable (DeVito, 2013)
http://www.nicolesdaylilies.co...

Mark's Choice (DeVito, 2013)


Break the Ice (DeVito, 2013)
http://www.nicolesdaylilies.co...

Center of the Universe (DeVito, 2013)
http://www.nicolesdaylilies.co...

Higher Ground (DeVito, 2013)
http://www.daylilies.org/Dayli... Ground

Force Field (DeVito, 2013)
http://www.nicolesdaylilies.co...

Million Miles Away (DeVito, 2013)


Imprint of Pleasure (DeVito, 2013)
http://www.nicolesdaylilies.co...

Golden Ticket (DeVito, 2013)


Time Tripping (DeVito, 2013)

http://www.nicolesdaylilies.co...

Catch Your Breath (DeVito, 2012)
http://www.nicolesdaylilies.co...

Intent to Bite (DeVito, 2012)


Shining Spark (DeVito, 2012)
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Aug 7, 2014 11:28 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
That's a lot of daylilies!
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Aug 7, 2014 12:12 PM CST
Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
Cat Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Ferns Hostas Lilies
Region: Alabama Enjoys or suffers hot summers
It is a nice list. Many speakers will bring auction plants to club meetings. Often they are recent introductions of the speaker. I believe standard practice is to split the amount raised between the speaker and the club (I could be mistaken about that though.)

Most of the time the plants sell for less than the list price so it is a great deal for us.

If you ever get a chance to go to any of the AHS regional meetings or the National meeting, there are plants offered there as well: a silent auction of plants donated by member clubs and a table sale. The club that hosts the meeting will often have raffles that include plants.

For example NADS, my club, is in region 14 and we hosted the Summer Region 14 meeting here in Huntsville this June. There were several big collections that were single raffle items. Our club was extra fortunate, we were able to get Larry Grace as the speaker AND he and his wife donated not one, but two entire 2014 collections for the raffle. Also raffled off were the entire 2014 collections of introductions from Fred Manning, Josh Jaques, and Jim & Martha Brazelton (daughter of Richard Webster), in addition to selected intros of the Salters, and the Trimmers.

I was extremely fortunate and won one of the other raffle items: 5 plants from Karol Emmerich's 2012 Intros donated by club member Willie Marcus: Vanishing Mist, Skin of My Teeth, Stranger in a Strange Land, Crown of Splendor and Chariot of Clouds
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Aug 7, 2014 1:40 PM CST
Name: Pat
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
What a great selection of plants you get to bid on! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

I'm so far away from club meetings (70 miles or 90 miles depending on which one) that attending is a problem.

I'm thinking about organizing a daylily club in Ocala, Florida beginning January 2015 unless someone jumps in and does it before I can.
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Aug 7, 2014 2:38 PM CST
Name: Julie C
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Garden Photography Region: Virginia Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Heucheras Cat Lover
Hummingbirder Clematis Lilies Birds Garden Art Butterflies
Thanks for this thread!! Pat, if you should decide to form a new club and want some help from AHS, our Educational Outreach Chair Nan Ripley has created a packet for just this purpose that might help you. You can contact Nan at this email: educationoutreach@daylilies.org
if you would like more information from her.
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Aug 7, 2014 6:06 PM CST
Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Sempervivums Lilies Irises Hostas Garden Art
Daylilies Dahlias Plant and/or Seed Trader Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Nice plant offerings Laura. Hurray!
Wish I could be there.

I love Lovey dubby being a member of my local club, Greater Cincinnati Daylily and Hosta Society (GCDHS). This Saturday we are returning Charles & Heidi Douglas plants we have been growing for the past two years to be auctioned

We also have our annual plant exchange. Everyone brings whatever they have to share and we set it all out for viewing ( there have been trees, shrubs, ground covers, coneflowers, herbs, tropicals, iris, hostas and of corse daylilies). Then each person gets a random color card (from 5 colors ) When your color is called, you go up and choose a plant. This continues for 3-5 rounds then what is left is a free for all. We end the meeting with a pot luck as everyone brings one dish, side or desert. It is one of our most popular meetings and we have many people who join our club just for this meeting.
Love what you teach and teach what you love!
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Aug 7, 2014 8:37 PM CST
Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
Cat Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Ferns Hostas Lilies
Region: Alabama Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Sounds like fun. I will have to see if my club would be interested in something like that.

One of the many advantages of having a local club is that you have a source of local people that can tell you what they grow, what does well for them Thumbs up and what does not. Thumbs down

You can visit each others gardens to see what everyone has done and get ideas.
These are from the tour gardens for the Region 14 Meeting
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Aug 7, 2014 8:37 PM CST
Name: Doris&David Bishop
Cartersville, Ga. (Zone 7b)
Cat Lover Clematis Daylilies Garden Art Region: Georgia
I will add that Nicole (Harry) DeVito will be the guest speaker this Saturday, August 9 for the Tennessee Valley Daylily Society that meets in Hixson, TN which is very close to Chattanooga, TN. Anyone close by should check out this meeting. Nicole is a great speaker and will be bringing some of her intros. to auction as well. Probably some of the same as she is bringing to the Huntsville, AL meeting. For more information, go to the TVDS website. http://tennesseevalleydaylilys... At this time we are planning to attend. It is a little more than an hour's drive for us.

Doris
"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing"~~~David Bishop
http://daylilyfans.com/bishop/
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Aug 7, 2014 8:39 PM CST
Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
Cat Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Ferns Hostas Lilies
Region: Alabama Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Hi Doris!
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Aug 7, 2014 8:45 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
I wish I lived closer! I am a member of the Middle TN Daylily Society but rarely get to attend. I live over 2 hrs away. I am still hoping to start a club in Bowling Green, KY We are planning on another meeting next Spring. It is fun to meet others that have the same interest as you do. I also enjoy touring others gardens.
It inspires me to improve, lol and weed!
Bee Kind, make the world a better place.
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Aug 7, 2014 8:50 PM CST
Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
Cat Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Ferns Hostas Lilies
Region: Alabama Enjoys or suffers hot summers
You never know what you will see....A portal to another garden? Whistling
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Aug 8, 2014 3:08 AM CST
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
(Lee Reinke X Rose F Kennedy) X Unk
Amaryllis Hybridizer Canning and food preservation Lilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Pollen collector Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plays in the sandbox Sedums Seed Starter
Does it work for Internationals? I would love to be there.
The problem is that when you are young your life it is ruined by your parents. When you are older it is ruined by your children.
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Aug 8, 2014 5:14 AM CST
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

Charter ATP Member Region: Gulf Coast I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Amaryllis Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 2
Ponds Hummingbirder Dog Lover Daylilies Container Gardener Butterflies
The best thing for me about being involved in daylily clubs is the people you meet along the way and really get to know them. Sites like this are great but you never really know what a person is like until you shake there hand for the first time.
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Aug 8, 2014 5:25 AM CST
Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
Cat Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Ferns Hostas Lilies
Region: Alabama Enjoys or suffers hot summers
I have never been to one of the Internationals, hope someone else will chime in for that.

Fred, it has been great to meet people in the flesh! I agree
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Aug 8, 2014 5:28 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Heucheras Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
I have only been to my club a couple of times. It is an hours drive from me and you have to drive through Detroit to get there and I really don't like driving in Detroit after dark. It's not safe.
Lighthouse Gardens
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Aug 8, 2014 5:54 AM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
Well that would be a deterrent! I have advancing glaucoma in the right I and I don't drive at night either Angry

Laura and Fred it was fun meeting you guys in 2012 in person!!

I am going to a daytime meeting on Aug 23rd at the Western Ky Botanical Garden. Herbie Phelps is speaking and we are also having lunch. I am looking forward to it.
Bee Kind, make the world a better place.
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Aug 8, 2014 5:57 AM CST
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
Seller of Garden Stuff Region: United States of America I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dragonflies Pollen collector Garden Ideas: Level 2
Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Hummingbirder Region: Florida Daylilies Container Gardener Butterflies
spunky1 said:The best thing for me about being involved in daylily clubs is the people you meet along the way and really get to know them. Sites like this are great but you never really know what a person is like until you shake there hand for the first time.


And sometimes you get to know them too well Whistling and they want you to participate in daylily shows, help work the daylily shows, help with the regional meeting setup and everything else involved.....geesh Rolling on the floor laughing
Just kidding, I love that Fred invited me to a meeting and now for the past 3 years I have been running the meetings nodding
www.pensacoladaylilyclub.com
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Aug 8, 2014 8:23 AM CST
Name: Doris&David Bishop
Cartersville, Ga. (Zone 7b)
Cat Lover Clematis Daylilies Garden Art Region: Georgia
We met Laura (Ditchlily) and Fred (Spunky1) at a daylily meeting in Huntsville, AL a few years ago. So glad that we went to that meeting!
"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing"~~~David Bishop
http://daylilyfans.com/bishop/
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Aug 8, 2014 8:24 AM CST
Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
Cat Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Ferns Hostas Lilies
Region: Alabama Enjoys or suffers hot summers
bluegrassmom said:Laura and Fred it was fun meeting you guys in 2012 in person!!

I am going to a daytime meeting on Aug 23rd at the Western Ky Botanical Garden. Herbie Phelps is speaking and we are also having lunch. I am looking forward to it.


I did too. Group hug

Hope it is a good one.
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Aug 8, 2014 8:24 AM CST
Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
Cat Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Ferns Hostas Lilies
Region: Alabama Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Casshigh said:We met Laura (Ditchlily) and Fred (Spunky1) at a daylily meeting in Huntsville, AL a few years ago. So glad that we went to that meeting!


Me too.

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