NEWS: 2019 fee for new members
 is $5 for individuals, $7 for family.

Come to the next meeting and check us out!




Saturday May 4, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Bedford Library, 7 Mudge Way, Bedford MA

(click above for directions)

Want to know more about daylilies? Patriot Daylily Society member Bonnie Brown will give two short presentations, the first showing different sizes and shapes of daylily flower, how to buy, plant and grow daylilies in New England, and how to extend the daylily bloom season. The second presentation will show appropriate companion plants for variety in color, texture and shape.


 There will be time for refreshments, questions and discussion; light refreshments provided. Garden Club members are cordially invited to attend.

Location: The Bedford Library meeting room. From the parking area at the rear of the Library, go to the first door on the right-hand side of the building. If (unlikely!) the weather is bad on May 4 (or predicted to be bad), go to 
to verify that the meeting is still being held and has not been postponed. We will try to have any public area - no need to log in to see the message.




October 5, Photo Contest





NEW-There is a new user name and password
 for the Members Only area

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Stay tuned for news on the May program!

Patriot Daylily Society

Saturday, March 2, 2019,
12:30 to 3:30 pm

Bedford Library Meeting Room


   “Gardening is Murder”

with Neal Sanders


Author and gardener Neal Sanders will describe to us what really goes on when we set about to plant a shrub, tree, daylily or harvest a vegetable. Neal readily acknowledges his responsibilities in his own garden are limited to digging holes and moving rocks at his wife’s direction. However, he has had years to observe other gardeners and their foibles, and he weaves those observations into a lecture that is rich in humor, but also dead-on accurate in describing what really goes on when we decide on planting any type of garden.


Directly after Nealʼs talk and a short break, George Doorakian, Patriot Daylily Society’s Vice President and AHS Stout Medal-winning hybridizer, will give a short presentation with photos of his newest daylily seedlings, including probable future introductions.


A potluck light lunch will be provided, contributions of food to share with others will be greatly appreciated.


Library address:  7 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA

Directions: From Rt. 95 (128) in Lexington, take Exit 31B (Rt. 4-225West) and travel 2.4 miles through Bedford Center and turn left onto Mudge Way. Library is on the right, go around to the back parking lot. Meeting Room door is on the right side of the building.

Bad weather cancellation information:  In case of snow, ice and hazardous driving, check the Society’s website ( the morning of, or night before the meeting to see if the meeting has had to be cancelled.



May 4

"Presentation on growing daylilies, details to follow."



2019 John R. Pike
 Calendars for sale

$10 each plus $5.65 Priority Mail shipping for up to 5 calendars

Email Patsy Cunningham at to order. Pay by mailing a check (I will email you the address) or I will send Paypal invoice if you prefer

Sample pages, click to enlarge:

13 month calendar

Months are:

1—prior to 1950
3a— 1970—1989 bloom
3b—1970—1989 clump
4a—1990—1999 bloom
4b-1990-1999 clump
5a—2000—2009 bloom
5b—2000—2009 clump
6a-2010 + bloom
6b 2010+ clump
8- gardens



President - Mary Collier Fisher
Past President - Kate Reed
Vice President - George Doorakian
Treasurer - Tom Riccio
Secretary - Nick Chase
Directors - George Doorakian
       -Bonnie Brown

Membership Chair - Bobbie Chase
Bedford Liason - George Doorakian
Webmaster - Patsy Cunningham
Librarian - Manny Baghdayan
Babysitting Plants Chair -
Hospitality -


Photo Contest Winners


1- pre 1950

Autumn Red
Stout 1941
Martha Pike


2- 1950-1969
Arguimbau 1969

Greg Haggett


3a - 1970-1989
Charles Johnston, Gates 1981
Greg Haggett


3b- 1980-1989 multiple
Along the Way
Stevens 1980
Nick Chase


4a -1991-2000
All American Chief

Sellers 1994
Nancy Rigsby



4b-1991-2000 multiple
Moonstruck Madness
Salter 1998
Greg Haggett


5a- 2000-2009
Green Martian
Couturier 2005
Nick Chase

5b- 2000-2009 multiple
Neon Flamingo
Gossard 2006
Nick Chase


6a -2010+
Townsend 2014
Nick Chase


6b-2009+ multiple
Tidewater Elf
Holmes 2012
Nancy Rigsby


7- Seedlings
Doorakian seedling 1018
George Doorakian


8- Gardens
Helen Ferrari garden
Greg Haggett



FYI: At the November 2017 PDS meeting new officers for 2018-2019 were elected: President - Mary Collier Fisher; Vice President - George Doorakian; Secretary - Nick Chase; Treasurer - Tom Riccio; Director at Large - Patsy Cunningham. (Ex-officio/ appointed, most are continuing: Past President - Kate Reed; Bedford liaison - George Doorakian; Membership - Bobbie Chase; Librarian - Manny Baghdayan; Webmaster - Patsy Cunningham. The position of Hospitality Chair is still vacant.)


Patriot Daylily Society Meeting

Saturday, November 4,  noon to 4



Stout Medal winner George and Paula Doorakian

 with Mary Collier Fisher



Road to the Stout Medal"

George Doorakian





Private Gardens: Open 10 AM - 3:30 PM

Wed., 7/11

Russ & Claudette Allen

18 Point Arrowhead Road

Guilford, CT

(203) 457-0121

An ADS Display Garden. Open on other days as well, as noted below. If the garden is unattended, please feel free to enter the daylily garden through the opening in the deer fence on the side of the garden facing the house.


Helen & Lauren Nordvall

21 Stoneleigh Road

Trumbull, CT

(203) 261-4745


Sat., 7/14

Cheryl Fox & Phillip Douville

27 Duncaster Road

Bloomfield, CT

(860) 243-3422


Kim Krodel

123 Cold Spring Road

Avon, CT


Rebecca Nisley

14 Stony Corners Circle

Avon, CT

(860) 673-9591


Russ & Claudette Allen (see above)


Wed., 7/18

Bonnie & Chris Szarek

9 Reservoir Road

Newington, CT

(860) 521-1162


Russ & Claudette Allen (see above)


Sat., 7/21

Russ & Claudette Allen (see above)


Wed., 7/25

Russ & Claudette Allen (see above)


Sat., 7/28

Russ & Claudette Allen (see above)


Wed., 8/1

Russ & Claudette Allen (see above)


Sat., 8/4

Russ & Claudette Allen (see above)


Commercial Gardens

Bloomingfields Farm

Lee & Diana Bristol

PO Box 5

Gaylordsville, CT 06755

(860) 354-6951

Open on summer weekends. Please call for an appointment and directions.



Rich Howard

76 Anderson Road

Wallingford, CT 06492

(203) 294-9520

An ADS Display Garden. Please call or email for an appointment.





PDS exhibition at Tower Hill, Boylston, MA.

"Patriot Nation"
July 16
Tower Hill Botanic Center

Thanks to everyone who participated and helped!

Photos posted here, more to come.

Please send me yours


Photo Contest Results



Download of Slide Show of the 2016 Photo Contest
(member's only section) 

Also view on You Tube through private link
in Member's only section

For login info to members’ area of, e-mail request to

Previous Years' Photo Contest Winners




Patsy Cunningham webmaster

Daylily logo designed by Kate Reed