Daylilies forum: One of the reasons why you should join your local Daylily Club

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Name: Doris&David Bishop
Cartersville, Ga. (Zone 7b)
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Casshigh
Aug 10, 2014 2:51 PM CST
Daylily Fans,
You have mentioned several reasons to join and attend clubs. People are wonderful to meet and to ask questions. We've learned much by attending meetings. Hearing a speaker and seeing what they are doing makes their flowers more meaningful to us. We get many ideas from others (I just sent the Greater Cincinnati clubs practice of using color cards for drawings to the two people in charge of our Door Prize Table) that make our local club's meetings much better. Our club gives away DLs each meeting and in our September MARS auction (you earn points/dollars for certain club activities during the year) last year we gave away 215 DLs. Our meetings are social events as we add new things each year to make meetings more fun. Visitors from other clubs have joined our club because we have so much fun. 6-7 years (perhaps less) ago it wasn't nearly as much fun, but our club has evolved. We have adopted ideas of other clubs by visiting them. The Middle GA club is 150 miles away, but we go to almost every meeting because we enjoy the club so much. Our local club has grown from about 10-12 active members to 70 in the last few years. A member suggested we host the Spring Regional a few years ago and we thought he was crazy. This June we did host it, and we had 40 of our club members register for it and help work to make it a very good one. We gave away over 100 DLs to 120 attendees (not counting their Registration Plants) and auctioned another 122 DLs that were donated. Being a member of (3) clubs has been a wonderful experience for the Bishops!
David and Doris
"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing"~~~David Bishop
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Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Cat Lover Ferns Hostas Lilies
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Alabama
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Ditchlily
Aug 11, 2014 8:35 AM CST
Sounds like you have a good thing going with your club!

Just an update to the NADS meeting yesterday. Nicole gave a great talk. Saw LOTS of pictures of some of her seedlings. They were mostly patterned daylilies, although there a few others as well. We got to see some of her garden and I found out that she likes butterflies. Smiling

She said that all her daylilies are grown outside. No pictures are taken in the greenhouse. She does have one, but only uses it for hybridizing. Once the pods are set she moves them outside. Seedlings are planted in pots. Because of location, she can go from seedling to bloom in 9 months.

We also got a sneak peak at one of her 2015 introductions. Really different. She has grown it in the garden for at least 5 years, but never introduced it as it is so different. Nicole finally decided that if she still liked it 5 years later she should introduce it. I wanted to post a link to give you a peak too, but I could not even find it on her site, nor anywhere else on the web. She did have its picture on one of her handouts, so I took a picture of that. Forgive me for the quality. The name speaks for itself. She said that it always looks like some variation of this.

'Undefinable' Spring 2015 DeVito Intro
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Edited to add that the intro price will be very pricy. I think she said around $400!
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Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Cat Lover Ferns Hostas Lilies
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Alabama
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Ditchlily
Aug 11, 2014 8:43 AM CST
On a more personal note, I won two of the daylilies auctioned off! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! I am so excited.

I will have to take extra care with these as they are evergreens and might be tender. Will find out.

Center of the Universe (DeVito, 2013) and Behold the Believable (DeVito, 2013).
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Name: Jimi
Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a)
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Jimiimijz
Aug 18, 2014 2:06 PM CST
Hello all! I have been a longtime lurker but just had to chime in on this. I saw "Undefinable" at Mecca this year & it was amazing. You can see the "eye & edge" in one of my pics. I shared my pics with Bill Waldrop since I knew he is working with Pink Stripes & he agreed it was special. Nicole could not have picked a better name for this one!

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Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Cat Lover Ferns Hostas Lilies
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Alabama
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Ditchlily
Aug 18, 2014 2:28 PM CST
Thank you so much for sharing! When Nicole showed us her pictures of Undefinable she only had a few. It is great to see different blooms. She said that all the blooms were different, but seeing is worth a thousand words!
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Aug 18, 2014 3:41 PM CST
Undefinable is very unique. I wonder how it will be described on the AHS page?
Vickie
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Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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CindiKS
Aug 18, 2014 9:36 PM CST
We are very lucky to have 2 local daylily clubs, but I also travel 150 miles to another club a few times a year. Guest speakers make it worth the drive, and the auctions are really fun. Around here, it's not unusual for auction prices to be higher than list prices. That certainly was the case at Nationals this year! Way out of my price range, but such fun to watch.
A year or so ago, I wanted to drive to another club's meeting because Tim Bell was the speaker and he was bringing plants to auction. I convinced my husband to come along to help me keep my hand down during the auction. After he heard Tim's talk, my husband was sold on daylilies! I ended up buying over half of the plants sold. Those plants have performed incredibly well for me. Linda Bell and Seashells and Lace bloomed and rebloomed all summer long. In fact, Seashells is still in bloom.
Dave Niswonger spoke to our club last week. I have learned so much from that man. He gives great explanations about genetics and colors.
Hurray!
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Name: Doris&David Bishop
Cartersville, Ga. (Zone 7b)
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Casshigh
Aug 20, 2014 10:08 AM CST
Cindi, I don't know what the auction prices were at the Tim Bell meeting you and your husband went to, but we had him as our guest speaker in March. He cut the auction prices off at very affordable prices instead of letting them go much higher. We have seen him do that before. He said that he would rather a daylily (new intro or very recent intro) sell for $30 and go home with someone who would not otherwise be able to afford the daylily. You don't see this happening often. Tim is a good person. If a club has the opportunity to get Tim as a speaker, I encourage them to do so. Tim puts on a great program and will bring daylilies to auction.

Doris
"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing"~~~David Bishop
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Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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CindiKS
Aug 20, 2014 1:28 PM CST
Tim did the same thing for us, which really impressed my husband. My husband was doing some figuring, and was kind of planning on me selling some of these wonderful newer daylilies, but as they clump up, I am loving them more and more, and can't bear to divide them! They are just beautiful. I wish I had bought more.
I would also love to have gone to his open house this week. We don't have any commercial gardens any where near us, so I'm thinking I need to get in gear with mine!

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

coldlime
Aug 20, 2014 1:44 PM CST
Sparking some interest in me. I'd love to at least check one out. Ive searched, but nothing close at all( from what I see ). Located >>Binghamton N.Y. Syarcuse, Ithaca, Scranton Pa are about as far as I could go. Any help with a location to contact???
Thanks Dennis
Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Cat Lover Ferns Hostas Lilies
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Alabama
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Ditchlily
Aug 20, 2014 2:30 PM CST
I know that our club puts out flyers at the local places (not the big box stores) that sell plants. Try asking someone there if you do not see anything.

I tried Googling for things close to Binghamton NY and found these close:

The Binghamton Garden Club http://www.bgcnys.org/about.ht... It did not look like they were exclusively Daylilies, but it might be interesting or they could point you in the correct direction.

http://www.ccebroomecounty.com...

Here is a link to other gardens: http://www.ilovegardens.com/Ne...

Perhaps if you contact one of them you could get more information. Of course, you may have already tried that.

Hope that helps. Perhaps someone that lives closer to you can be of more assistance.

coldlime
Aug 20, 2014 3:23 PM CST
Your the Best
I will try to see how the links play out. NYC is out of the question and Rochester or Buffalo not really an option.
Thanks again Laura
Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Cat Lover Ferns Hostas Lilies
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Alabama
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Ditchlily
Aug 20, 2014 3:38 PM CST
Your welcome.
Name: Julie
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
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floota
Aug 20, 2014 4:21 PM CST
Coldlime,

Go to the main AHS web page (wwwdaylilies.org) and then find "Regional information" on the left rail. Click on Region 4 and you will get a listing of clubs in that region, of which NY state is a part. There are clubs in the area. I've spoken to the Hudson Valley club and believe they met at the library in Newburgh. I spoke at the Finger Lakes club, flew into Syracuse, but the club met about a half hour east of there. Sorry, can't remember the town but the contact persons listed for those clubs should be able to give you more information. Hope that one of these might be close enough to you!! Both clubs are fairly active. Good luck!
Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
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Char
Aug 20, 2014 5:45 PM CST

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Adding links to the AHS home page...
http://www.daylilies.org/

AHS Region 4 page..,
http://www.daylilies.org/AHSre...

and the Region 4 website...
http://www.ahsregion4.org/

Many of the club websites will show meeting locations and the programs that are coming up for fall/winter. Good luck, hope you can find a club close enough to attend coldlime. I travel almost 3 hours each way to Ct for the CDS meetings... when the winter weather allows me to travel outside of Vt.
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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CindiKS
Aug 21, 2014 12:13 PM CST
Coldlime, even if you don't have a club nearby, you can join AHS and go to your regional meetings. Those are REALLY REALLY fun and worthwhile!!! Our region, for example, has a meeting called the Mid-Winter Gathering, and then in the summer, a Regional meeting with speakers, auctions and garden tours by bus. The winter meetings are very relaxed, with seminars and plant auctions and plenty of time to talk daylilies with people from all the adjoining states. I have made some wonderful friends at these meetings. I've even gone to Regional meetings in other regions, by myself, not knowing anyone there, and come home with new plants, new friends, and loads of new information. I am basically a shy person, but at these meetings, I feel like I am finally with my own "tribe".
At Nationals, I sat in a room with 700 other people all talking about daylilies. Can you imagine this? Normally a crowd this size would terrify me, but I just felt blissfully energized! Hurray! Group hug
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 21, 2014 1:14 PM CST
my own tribe lol. It is fun to be able to speak to someone that knows the daylily lingo. My family just tolerate it for the most part. I am always open to learn new things. Others can have a great impact on how well your garden does.
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Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Cat Lover Ferns Hostas Lilies
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Alabama
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Ditchlily
Aug 21, 2014 3:00 PM CST
I do get the eye roll from my family if I talk too much. Hilarious!

coldlime
Aug 21, 2014 3:03 PM CST
Thanks everybody. I had checked out the pages listed. I might try to contact Cornell university and see if they have some sort of small club in the area. So much to learn.....
Thanks
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Aug 21, 2014 5:28 PM CST
I could see my mom's eyes glaze over today when I talked about planting daylily seeds We changed subjects shortly after Hilarious! Hilarious!
Vickie
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