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Saturday, November 5,
noon to 4 PM
Our November meeting, "MEMBERS FORUM" is an opportunity for each of us to talk about our gardening lives, especially relating to daylilies. You will be allotted 10 to 15 minutes and bring your slides, especially in a thumb drive format. George Doorakian will be the moderator for this program. This will be a fun event, especially for members that come to each meeting to enjoy the programs of the day, but never participate actively in a program.
Rose F. Kennedy is 2016 Stout Medal winner
Congratulations to George Doorakian for winning the 2016 Stout Medal for his ROSE F. KENNEDY! Adele just sent me an email that it had been posted on the AHS website. George has bred many daylilies of distinction over the years and Rose F. Kennedy made it easily to the top of voting this year. It is a beauty instantly recognizable in the garden, whose impact in breeding has already been felt.
Here's a few photos from our contests:
Rose F. Kennedy, Nick Chase
Rose F. Kennedy, Nancy Stern
Rose F. Kennedy, Patsy Cunningham
Saturday, October 1, 2016, noon to 4 PM
Margo Reed Woodhenge Gardens, North Garden, Virginia
Margo Reed has been hybridizing daylilies since 1978, when she started in a small backyard in Rockville, Maryland. After many years of obscurity she started selling a few unusual daylilies, then gradually expanded. Her focus has been on distinction (personality), exotic qualities, and good plant habits. Some of her well-known daylilies, of over 175 cultivars, are H. “Creature of the Night”, H. “Chesapeake Crablegs”, H. “Cabernet Cabaret”, and H. “After Awhile Crocodile”.
Margo and husband Jim Murphy currently garden in North Garden, Virginia (near Charlottesville and the Blue Ridge Mountains) where they specialize in northern-hardy spiders, unusual forms, and exotic daylilies. She is a 2013 recipient of the Bertrand Farr Medal, awarded by the American Hemerocallis Society for excellence in hybridizing. Her goal: “I want to be the first to produce a pure white ruffled 12-cascade spider daylily that is 6 feet tall and has 6-way branching. Maybe with a kaleidoscope complex eyezone. We can always dream."
Her husband Jim has immortalized her in one of his own cultivars, H. “Margo Reed Indeed”, which won the Lennington in 2016. Daylily introductions for both of them can be found on their website, Woodhenge Gardens. Margo is a retired kindergarten teacher, a garden judge and exhibition instructor, and Region 3 liaison. She also draws and paints. Jim and Margo have three grown children and two granddaughters.
Weʼll begin the meeting with a potluck luncheon, a bit more elaborate than the nosh table we usually have. Everybody, please bring something to share and be sure to e-mail our Hospitality Chair, Sharon OʼConnor, at email@example.com, with what you plan to bring so she can coordinate the food.
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2016 meeting dates:
Oct. 2 - Margo Reed
Nov. 5 - member forum
Dec. 3 (party)
Mar. 4 - annual photo contest
Apr. 1 - Presentation by George Doorakian
July or August picnic
Oct 7 - Dan Bachman
Nov 4 - Exhibition 1
Other Daylily Societies
Meetings Connecticut Daylily Society: November 5, 2016, Pat Sayers, Huntington, NY. All meetings/sales at Avon Senior Center, Avon, CT except as noted.
New England Daylily Society: November 12, 2016. All meetings at Tower Hill, Boylston, MA except as noted.
National and regional: June 21-24, 2017, AHS National, “From Sea to Shining Sea”, Norfolk Wayside Marriott Hotel, Norfolk, VA; July 22, 2017
PDS exhibition at Tower Hill, Boylston, MA.
Thanks to everyone who participated and helped!
Photos posted here, more to come.
Please send me yours
Slide Show of the 2016
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Thanks to all who entered their wonderful photos
John R. Pike Photo Contest
John Pike had a special interest in preserving heritage
John Pike Photo Contest 2009, here are results
All members please feel free to email me your list of favorite daylilies. If you have a photo as well that would be great. Tell us why its a good one. See Members' Favorites page.
Daylily logo designed by Kate Reed