|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!
2012-13 CDS Meeting and Event Schedule
Directions -see below
Social--coffee---noon to 1:00 pm-. All dates are Saturdays .Donations to the refreshment table would
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
Saturday May 18,2013 --Club plant sale in Avon-10:00 am-2:00 pm
Sunday July 14,2013- Annual Picnic & Business Meeting at the Jim and Penny Mullen Southwind
Farms located at 223 Morris Town Line Road,Watertown
Saturday July 20,2013-Club bus trip to Harmon Hill gardens in Hudson,NH,Golden Skep Farm in
Berlin, MA, and daylily exhibition at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Mass. The passenger
pick-up times and locations and final schedule will be announced shortly.
July 6.10,24 and 27--various members open gardens
July 13,17,31,Aug 3-various Mass /NEDS open gardens
Saturday Sept 21,2013-Mike Grossman- Northern Lights Daylilies..Mike is a hybridizer and grower
in zone 4 in Minnesota.See http://www.northernlightsdaylilies.com/
Saturday Nov. 2,2013 --Paul Owen Slightly Different Nursery in North Carolina..Paul is a hybridizer
and grower originally from Zone 5 in Pennsylvania..See: http://www.slightlydifferentnursery.com/site/
Saturday Jan. 18,2014-Soup’s On Meeting with Local Hybridizer Photo Show.
2013 CDS Club Officers
Vice President/program chair----- -Gary Jones--- 860-928-0198-e-mail
Secretary ---- Cheryl Fox------ 860-243-3422 --e-mail
Treasurer ------Phil Douville-- 860-243-3422 --e-mail
2011-12 CDS Board Members
Education--- Rebecca Nisley---- 860-673-9591
Hospitality ----Linda Kozloski 860-668-7187-----e-mail
Hospitality--- Linda Hunter------ 860-872-2862--------e-mail
Publicity----- Tina Cotter ------ 860-673-8445 -------e-mail
Webmaster--Rich Howard--203-294-9520- e-mail
Member At Large ----Nancy Smith 860-749-9550 ---e-mail
Member At Large--- Don Smith 860-729-9550----- e-mail
Member At Large ----Nancy Wadhams---- 860-491-2731----- e-mail
Librarian -- Helene Ferrari 860-526-9278
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