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Patriot Daylily Society

 

Saturday, November 5,

noon to 4 PM

Bedford Library

Member Forum

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

Bedford Library

 

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 s-oconnor@verizon.net, with what you plan to bring so she can coordinate the food.

For login info to membersʼ area of http://patriotdaylilysociety.org, e-mail request to patham@cox.net.

 

2016 meeting dates:

Oct. 2 - Margo Reed

Nov. 5 - member forum

Dec. 3 (party)

2017

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

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PDS exhibition at Tower Hill, Boylston, MA.

"Patriot Nation"
Accredited Daylily Exhibition
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

3/5/16

 

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 http://patriotdaylilysociety.org, e-mail request to patsygc@gmail.com

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Previous Years' Photo Contest Winners


 

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Heidi and Ed Douglas with some PDS members after the meeting
photo by Cameron Stern

 
John R Pike Photography Contest

2015 Winners

Click here for names and photos of 2014 winners

 

Click here for 2013 John R. Pike Photo Contest Results

2012 John R Pike Photo Contest winners (first 3 places)
Thanks to all who entered their wonderful photos


 


 

[ Yahoo! Maps ]
 Mudge Way
Bedford, MA 01730-2193


John R. Pike Photo Contest

John Pike had a special interest in preserving heritage daylilies.
This digital photo contest encourages the appreciation and preservation
of both historic daylilies and modern hybrids.


2012 John R Pike Photo Contest winners (first 3 places)

Here are the 2011 winners

John R Pike 2010 winners

John Pike Photo Contest 2009,  here are results

2008 Winners of John Pike Photo Contest

2007 Winners of John Pike photo contest


We have  printable membership contact list,
 available in the password protected members only section.
If you don't know the username and password, contact webmaster


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.

 


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