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Patriot Daylily Society Meeting
Heidi and Ed Douglas with some PDS members
after the meeting
Patriot Daylily Society
Saturday, November 2, 2013, noon to 3 PM, Bedford Library
Heidi and Charles Douglas
Browns Ferry Gardens, Georgetown, SC
For our November 2 meeting we have invited out-of-area speakers: Heidi and Charles Douglas, of Browns Ferry Gardens in Georgetown, South Carolina. Charles and his mom, Thelma, got started by buying daylilies from a local nursery. Soon they had too many, and they decided to start a nursery of their own, which opened to the public in 1994. Heidi started growing daylilies in 1999 when she picked out five daylilies for her garden. When they bloomed, she was hooked and went back to the internet to order more. The couple met in 2003 and started dating. Heidi moved her garden, her dogs, and herself to Browns Ferry in 2006, and Heidi and Charles were married in 2007. Now they travel the country speaking to daylily clubs as “The Dynamic Duo”.
The Douglases will talk about their large daylily nursery and their extensive hybridizing program, with many seedlings out of Rose F. Kennedy. This is a no-miss lecture, as they both are very entertaining and knowledgable in all areas of daylily culture.
Mary Fisher and George Doorakian have made arrangements for a dinner at a local restaurant following the meeting, and all members are invited at your own expense. Details will be provided at the meeting.
Members M-Z please bring a snack for our noon social time.
Raffles for November 2013 Meeting
Door prize plants - two of these:
“Cotton Club” (David Kirchhoff, 1985), early-midseason evergreen diploid, 5" bloom, 20" tall, fragrant double.
An oldie but goodie.
Pick up at the April 2014 meeting.
Other Daylily Societies - Meetings
Connecticut Daylily Society: November 2, 2013, Paul Owen (Slightly Different Nursery), Shelby, NC; January 18, 2014, Soup’s On! and photo show of local hybridizers; March 15, 2014; May 17, 2014, annual plant sale. All meetings/sales at Avon Senior Center, Avon, CT.
New England Daylily Society: November 9, 2013 (10-3:30), “Soup’s On” and speaker Barry Matthie (Bonibrae Daylilies), Bloomfield, Ontario; December 14, 2013 (10-3:30). All meetings/ events at Tower Hill, Boylston, MA.
Southeastern Massachusetts Daylily Society: October 20, 2013 (12:30-3), daylily BINGO; November 17, 2013 (12:30-3). All meetings/events at Wesley United Methodist Church, Wareham, MA.
National and regional: June 25-30, 2014, AHS National, Asheville, North Carolina.
Connecticut Daylily Society: July 20, 2013, bus tour to Golden Skep Farm (Wickstrom’s) in Berlin, NEDS Exhibition in Boylston and to Carl Harmon’s, Nashua, NH; September 28, 2013, Mike Grossman (Northern Lights Daylilies), Minnesota; November 2, 2013, Paul Owen (Slightly Different Nursery), Shelby, NC; January 14, 2014, Soup’s On! and photo show of local hybridizers; March 15, 2014; May 17, 2014, annual plant sale. All meetings/sales at Avon Senior Center, Avon, CT, except as noted.
New England Daylily Society: July 20, 2013 (1:30-4:30), NEDS Exhibition; August 24, 2013 (11-4), plant sale and auction at First Parish Congregational Church, Wakefield; October 5, 2013 (10-3:30); November 9, 2013 (10-3:30); December 14, 2013 (10-3:30). All meetings/events at Tower Hill, Boylston, MA, except as noted.
Southeastern Massachusetts Daylily Society: September 7, 2013 (10-3), plant sale at Wareham Historic Society; October 20, 2013 (12:30-3), daylily BINGO; November 17, 2013 (12:30-3). All meetings/events at Wesley United Methodist Church, Wareham, MA, except as noted.
National and regional: August 10-11, 2013, AHS Region IV Regional, Melville (Long Island), New York; June 25-30, 2014, AHS National, Asheville, North Carolina.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
"Winter and the Fourth of July"
Raffles for May 2013 Meeting
Door prize plants - 2 of these:
“Peacock Uprising” (Don Church, 2004), late- midseason dormant diploid, 8" bloom, 39" tall, five-way branching, bud count of 33. Unusual form.
Pick up at the May meeting.
Donated by Charmaine Rich for the raffle:
*Doc Webster (2008) M dor 42 6-1/2
*Thrillseeker (2009) ML dor 34 5-3/4
*Promise to Behave (2008) M dor 32 5
2013 future meeting dates: August 3 picnic, Oct. 5 (Rich Howard and biennial elections), Nov. 2 (out-of-area guest speaker), Dec. 7 (party).
National and regional: July 24-27, 2013, AHS National, Minneapolis, Minnesota; August 10-11, 2013, AHS Region IV Regional, Melville (Long Island), New York.
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
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