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Patriot Daylily Society
Saturday, February 6, 2016, noon to 4 PM, Bedford Library
Director of Horticulture, Tower Hill Botanic Garden
The Worcester County Horticultural Society, the founding and governing organization for Tower Hill Botanic Garden, was first organized in 1840 and for most of the 20th century was located in an impressive brick headquarters building on Elm Street in downtown Worcester. Tower Hill was established in the 1980s and officially opened in 1986 (and the former headquarters is now the Worcester Historical Museum).
The botanic garden was conceived and designed with a long-term vision and is still under development, with the latest addition being the Garden Within Reach, a place where “horticulture therapy” (for people with various levels of mobility) can take place.
Many of the gardens at Tower Hill have been purposely designed to allow the professional staff a chance to paint a fresh scene and to create a new mood each year with artful plant combinations. Joannʼs talk will cover not just the history and development of Tower Hill, but also how the horticulture team at Tower Hill derives its inspiration for fresh displays; how it balances the science of growing plants with the art of color and texture; and how space and time influence its choices. (There will also be a short business meet- ing to give more details about the PDS daylily exhibition at Tower Hill in July.)
If the weather is bad on February 6 (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 announcement of postponement posted before 10 AM on the day of the meeting. (This is a public area - no need to log in to see the message.)
Members M-Z please bring a snack for our noon social time.
For login info to members’ area of http://patriotdaylilysociety.org, e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early notice, Photo Contest, March 5 meeting:
Same categories as last year. 1-prior to 1950; 2-1950-1969; 3a-1970-1989 single 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; 7- seedlings 8- gardens. Send up to 5 pictures for each category. Same deal as before - name your files like this:
category cultivar, breeder year photographer.jpg For example,
6a Alien Starchild, Selman 2014 Nick.jpg
Send them high-resolution, by e-mail or dropbox, or mail a disk or thumb drive to: Patsy Cunning- ham, 54 Mt. Vernon Blvd., Pawtucket, RI 02861. Or, bring them to the February meeting and save postage. Photo submission deadline: Sunday, February 14, 2016.
2016 meeting dates: Mar. 5 (photo contest), Apr. 2 (George Doorakian), July 16 exhibition at Tower Hill, July or August picnic, Oct. 1 (Margo Reed), Nov. 5, Dec. 3 (party).
Other Daylily Societies - Meetings
Southeastern Massachusetts Daylily Society: All meetings at Wesley United Methodist Church, Wareham, MA.
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