|The Connecticut Daylily Society (CDS) is a non-profit group of
perennial enthusiasts who meet several times a year to discuss our
favorite flower-- the daylily! We are affiliated with the American
Hemerocallis Society, a national organization we urge all daylily
enthusiasts to join. Most of our meetings are held at the Avon Senior
Citizens complex (directions below).
We feature guest speakers from all over the country who speak on
daylily-related topics. Programs may include Power Point
presentations of the latest introductions, or other garden issues, such
as pests or fertilization techniques.
Daylilies are wonderful perennials! Here in Conn. We have varieties
that can start blooming in late May. Others will start in August. Heights
can range from ten inches to over six feet! Flower size can vary from
an inch or two up to a foot or more. They are so diverse in their
attributes, so easy to care for, and incredibly beautiful, that no garden
should be without them.
Meetings are free and open to the public. A pot luck dish or desert is
encouraged. Come join us for a meeting to learn more-- and hear
some great speakers!
Meeting and Event Schedule
Directions -see below
Social--coffee---noon to 1:00 pm-. All dates are Saturdays .Donations to the refreshment
table would be appreciated.
Announcements and door prizes 1:00 pm
Speaker 1:30 pm
In case of snow, or a forecast of bad weather, the meeting may be cancelled.
Sept. 12, 2015 Our guest presenter for our Sept. meeting was our club member and
renowned photographer Greg Haggett who prepared a marvelous presentation with
photos from all the activities taking place during the Regional Meeting. The gorgeous
garden and flower photos were inspiring, and his photos of the daylily auctions
(enthusiastically chaired by Paul Owen and Dave Mussar), speeches, and award
ceremonies all helped capture the many joys of attending this event.
Nov. 7, 2015 Michael Miller from Small World Daylilies in Chester, Virginia (Zone 7a)
will be our guest hybridizer speaker at our November meeting. Michael Miller is a
prolific hybridizer with introductions during 2015 totaling 26 cultivars. He prefers large,
round, ruffled, eyed, edged, miniatures, spiders and unusual forms which are primarily
tetraploids. His goal is to produce taller northern hardy plants with great branching,
plant habit, rebloom, and a pretty face. He donated generously to our recent Regional
Meeting auction where his gorgeous cultivars were quite popular and commanded high
prices. For more details, check out his garden website: http://www.distinctly.on.
Jan. 16, 2016 This meeting is traditionally our popular “Soup’s On” meeting with
the best soups you’ve ever tasted to accompany the best daylilies you’ve ever seen!
This meeting will also serve as our official celebration of the Club’s 25th Anniversary
with special photo presentations and festivities. Don’t miss it!
Feb. 18-21 The Club will again have a CDS Booth at the Connecticut Flower & Garden
Show being held at the Convention Center in Hartford from Feb. 18th – 21st. We will be
signing up volunteers to man our booth throughout the show beginning with our
November meeting -- which also earns volunteers a free entry pass to this wonderful
March 19, 2016 Melodye Campbell,AHS Awards and Honors chair, will be our guest
speaker on the topic of late blooming daylilies,
May 21, 2016 CDS Annual Plant Sale Avon, CT 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
2015 CDS Club Officers
President Russ Allen
Vice President and Program Chair Gary M. Jones
Secretary Cheryl Fox
Treasurer Phillip Douville
Executive Board Members
Greg Haggett Kim Krodel
Linda Kozloski Stacey Whitney
Committee Chairs – to be Appointed and Approved by President and Executive Board
AHS Liaison Gary Jones
Avon Town Liaison and Building Use Claire Henderson
Babysitting Plants and Door Prizes Linda Kozloski
Hospitality, First Timer Packets Deb MacGlafin
Hospitality, Refreshments Lauren and Helen Nordvall
Hospitality, Registration and Greeting Joe and Margaret Soja, Linda Hunter
Hospitality, Set up Bob Musson and Chris Szarek
Membership and Mailings Linda Kozloski and Alexis Kuchel
Outreach and Education Rebecca Nisley
Plant Sale Officers, Executive Board Members
Plant Sale Photos Linda Kozloski
Publicity Kim Krodel
Technology Kim Krodel and Rich Howard
Directions to the meetings and plant sale:
Held at the Avon Senior Center, 635 West Avon Road, Avon.
From Route 44: Turn onto Rt 167 south; continue 2.8 miles to Senior Center on right.
From Route 84: Take Exit 39, Farmington, Route 4 West for 2.6 miles. Turn right onto Brickyard Road
for 2.6 miles to Avon Senior Center on left. (Brickyard Road becomes West Avon Road shortly before
the Senior Center.) Use rear entrance of building.Click on the "Show Map" link below to get directions
from where you live.
This site will be updated periodically to advise of our activities.
H. Big George
Hybridized by club
member Augie Krupien
Augie Krupien of
daylilies for over 20
years and introduced
several very beautiful
away on August 6,2007
at the age of 91.
Who we are
The Connecticut Daylily Society
Augie's Unique Beauty-Registered in 2007-MLa,Dor,Tet 4.5"/34"--14 buds-hybridized by
Augie Krupien -the blooms will usually display "broken" color-very different --all three images
are from the same plant!
CDS 20 years of memories --by Tina Cotter