New England Daylily Society Meeting
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Downstairs at Tower Hill Botanic Garden
in Boylston, MA. Click here for directions.
9:30 - 10:30 - NEDS Executive Meeting
9:30 - 10:30 - Members Social time
10:30 - Guest speaker, Dan Pessoni from Driftwood Garden, Cape Cod
12:00 - 1:00 - Potluck Luncheon - bring a dish to share
1:00 - Drawing for door prize plants
1:15 - Guest speaker, Claudia Conway from Running Fox Farm, Canterbury, NH
Dan Pessoni is a Past President of NEDS, Treasurer of AHS Region 4, Senior Daylily Exhibition Judge, Treasurer of American Rhododendron Society, Cape Cod Chapter, Trustee of New England Hosta Society, member of Cape Code Hydrangea Society and member of Wellfleet Gardeners. Dan will walk us through his Driftwood Garden including his 800 daylilies, 350 host and over 100 hydrangeas. Dan has been gardening on the Cape for many years and we're looking forward to seeing his delightful presentation!
NEDS member Claudia and her husband Dave have owned Running Fox Farm in Canterbury, NH, since 2007. Not long after moving in, Claudia began hybridizing focusing on beautiful opening characteristics, wide color range, uniqueness of patterned eyes and various edgings and has introduced over 100 beautiful cultivars that prove to be hardy in our cold New England climate. Claudia's intros include daylilies that will bloom over a long period each summer, early, mid and late bloomers, short, medium and tall daylilies. We hope you'll join us to see some of her intros and maybe acquire a few at the auction at the end of her presentation. See November newsletter for intros to be auctioned. Below are a few intros from her website. Click on the Running Fox Farm link above to see more.
January 13, 2017 - Annual photo contest (start reviewing your photos for entry - Entry deadline December 17, 2017), speaker TBD
March 10, 2017 - program TBD
April 14, 2017 - program TBD