Hey everyone...Due to the weather we won't be having the display garden work day on Thursday. Plans are to change it to this Saturday morning if the weather cooperates. We will be cleaning up, mulching, putting down pre-emergent. The usual. Enjoy the rain!
It's time to weed the garden again!
Faye has called a work day at our display at the Kaye Poage Hospice Center. The work day has been set for this Thursday, April 18 at 5:30 pm. Please attend if you can and it should be a speedy process with members helping.
Hello Spring. What a difference a year makes! The daylily foliage is officially up but much more back to normal than the last 2 years. I hope this is a sign of a more normal weather pattern for us..whatever that is. Looking back on last years notes I see that the first bloom last year was BALI WATERCOLOR the 3rd week of May. Who will it be this year?
The first meeting of the year will beTuesday evening, April 2nd. The meeting will be held at our new location, The Church of Christ, 1646 N. 9th Street in Salina. Our social hour begins at 6:30 pm.
The Wichita Daylily Club is hosting hybridizer Paul Owen on Monday, April 1, 7:30pm, at Botanica. There will also be a plant auction. Paul Owen's Slightly Different Nursery is located in North Carolina. For those of you who aren't familiar with his daylilies, he has some gorgeous ones! Thanks Faye!
Thanks and congratulations go out to Faye Yoder, our club President. She will be taking the helm as the new editor of the MOKANOK, the American Hemerocallis Society Region 11 newsletter. Faye is a dedicated AHS member and amazing plantswoman.
AHS and the Bluestem Daylily Society are so lucky to
have you! I know you will do a fantastic job as always.
2013 WINTER GATHERING
February 15-17, 2013
Hilton Garden Inn - Independence, MO
19677 East Jackson Drive
Presenters are Stan and Bonnie Holley of Goldcoast Daylilies
and garden designers Charles and Cynthia Lucius of Amity Garden in Columbus Ohio.
Schedule of Events
For more information:
Ron Azzanni 314-706-8500 firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Victor Santa Lucia for winning the Stout Silver Medal Award this year for his 2001 introduction CARNIVAL IN MEXICO.
Thank you John Stahl for the use of your beautiful photograph. John is a gifted photographer. To view his web albums visit his site.
To see all 2012 Awards and Honors visit the American Hemerocallis Society page.
It's time to weed the garden again :-)
We have called a work day on Thursday, September 20th, at the Kaye Poage Hospice Garden. Plan to show up around 5:30 pm. It shouldn't take too long if we get enough helping hands.
See you there!
Back in the good old days when I was growing up we had our own garden tours. These occasions took place whenever we had
company during the growing season. To be more specific these occurred when the Henry side of the family came to visit and they were more likely to travel when the weather was good.
It didn’t matter if the yard and garden looked good or bad, if you had friends of your own there or if you felt like looking around or not. When the Henrys (my mom’s side of the family) were there they were going out to inspect the yard and all the kids that were on the premises would be coming along!
When Uncle Robert and Aunt Dorothy came down we were always happy to see them, in spite of having to meet our tour obligations. They were always fun to be around and we got to see our cousins. Uncle Robert was a professional baker and would always bring his homemade pies and other goodies. We would have crawled around the yard to get a piece of his luscious pumpkin pie!
When Uncle Roy made his annual trip from Ohio the garden tour was a must. He was a horticulturist who also wrote books and newspaper columns. He was always on a mission to collect fodder for his articles. He wrote about anything relating to nature so no telling what we would be inspecting or observing when we took our strolls. The most outstanding for me was our lesson on edible plants. We collected what Uncle Roy deemed to be edible in the yard and along the creek bank. Then we had to cook them and eat them, or at least taste the stuff. I thought the young greens were good, but the lily bulbs tasted terrible!
The mandatory tours have continued through the years and the rules remain the same, except we may travel outside our own yard. My children have fond memories of visiting a prairie dog village near Kipp, Kansas with Uncle Roy. I have my own tours right here in Salina. The grand-children have been checking out the plants, insects and birds in my yard since they were toddlers. They had no
choice either! It’s always “come out in the yard with me – I have something to show you!” After my twin grand-daughter’s high school graduation in May we had an informal gathering here at the house. We were sitting on the front porch at dusk. I said, “Look at those hummingbird moths!” The first thing I knew everybody was out in the yard snapping pictures with their camera phones, then
drifting here and there enjoying the spring show in the gardens.
I think the tradition will carry on. One grandkid enjoyed the horticulture classes at Southeast of Saline. Another is working for the parks department this summer and thinking about the horticulture program at K-State. One of my grandson’s and his wife recently purchased their first home. He said “I can’t wait to mow my own lawn!”
And so, fellow gardener’s, what are some of your gardening traditions? We would love to hear about them.