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Patriot Daylily Society Meeting


Patriot Daylily Society Meeting 

Saturday, October 4, 2014, noon to 3 PM, Bedford Library

AHS 2014 National Convention in Photos
with Adele Keohan

For our October meeting, Adele Keohan will present her pictures of the AHS 2014 National Convention in Asheville, North Carolina (June 26-28, 2014). After the break she will show images from the AHS Region 10 summer meeting in Lexington, Kentucky (July 3-5, 2014), including a visit to Thoroughbred Daylilies, featuring the introductions of John and Annette Rice.
I hope to bring a digital proof of the calendar for people to quickly proofread
Our original planned presentation for October: "Photographing Your Garden, by Cheryl Collins" was cancelled due to illness.
Snow date: If the weather is bad (unlikely!) on October 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 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 A-L please bring a snack for our noon social time.

For login info to members’ area of http://patriotdaylilysociety.org, e-mail request to patham@cox.net.
2014-15 future meeting dates: Nov. 1 (), Dec. 6 (party), Feb. 7
(photo contest), Mar. 7 (Mike Huben), Apr. 4 (Claudia Conway), August picnic, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5.



Raffles for October Meeting

Door prize plants -  three different (L to R in the pictures): 
1. H. “Aaron Brown” (Don Herr, 2006), early-midseason semievergreen tetraploid,  42" tall,7.25" bloom.
2. H. “Static Shock” (Jamie Gossard, 2006), early-midseason dormant diploid,  39" tall, 7.5" bloom, fragrant.
3. H. “Memories of Oz” (Katisue Herrington, 2001), midseason dormant tetraploid,  40" tall, 9" bloom.
Pick up at this (October) meeting from Phillip Warbasse.

November Meeting Request
November meeting - Saturday, November 1, 2014, noon to 3 PM, Bedford Library

part 1:
Biltmore Estate gardens presented by Nick Chase

part 2:
Member photos. Members are all invited to present some photos of their seedlings, garden or visits to gardens.

The second part of November’s meeting will feature members’ pictures of seedlings, or gardens visited this summer, or any related subject for the growing season that’s now ending. This means you. Please send your picture files or PowerPoints to Patsy Cunningham (patham@cox.net or patsygc@gmail.com); Patsy can then import submitted photos into one big PowerPoint, organized by member.

Calendars should be available for pickup

Other Daylily Societies - Meetings


Connecticut Daylily Society: November 1, 2014, Michael Bouman, St. Peters, MO; January 17, 2015, Lori-Ann Jones, Westfield, MA; March 21, 2015, speaker TBD; May 16, 2015, plant sale. All meetings/sales at Avon Senior Center, Avon, CT.

New England Daylily Society: October 25, 2014, joint meeting with New England Hosta Society and “Soup’s On” lunch; December 13, 2014, annual business meeting. All meetings at Tower Hill, Boylston, MA except as noted.

Southeastern Massachusetts Daylily Society: All meetings at Wesley United Methodist Church, Wareham, MA.

National and regional: June 10-14, 2015, AHS National, Atlanta, Georgia. Region IV regional convention for 2015, July 17-18, Enfield, CT.



NOVEMBER 1, 2014

DECEMBER 6, 2014
Holiday party

FEBRUARY 7, 2015
Photo contest

MARCH 7, 2015
Mike Huben presentation

APRIL 4, 2015
Claudia Conway, hybridizer - tentative


April 5, 2014
"Doorakian Daylilies and their Future"

  The presentation will include the introductions for '2014 and '2015, unnamed seedling clumps, and new Bedford seedlings for '2013.  In addition, Curtis Noel and Zachary Hickey of Orange, MA will present slides of new Doorakian seedlings which bloomed for the first time in Orange, MA, and as well, a few seedlings of their own, based on non- Doorakian seedlings.  This will be an interesting meeting, where the daylily culture of Curtis and Zachary led to bloom on my seedling plants that were in some cases only three months old when transferred from Bedford to Orange, MA.  The future of Doorakian seedlings will be discussed by the three speakers. Also, slides from the 2013 Regional 3 Convention will be presented.




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


February 1, 2014
John R Pike Photography Contest

We had 17 photographers and about 310 photos

Click here for names and photos of 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



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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

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