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Hemerocallis 'Dorothy And Toto'

Valdosta Daylily Society

By Shirley Williams

Meet third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Ole Times Country Buffet, 1193 N. St. Augustine Road, Valdosta, Georgia.

Valdosta Hemerocallis Society News
The Valdosta club met in June for our annual Youth Picnic at Bell’s Daylily Garden. The garden was still full of blooms and as impressive as usual. In the auction phase of the meeting the Youth are given the opportunity to bid on their favorite plants without competition from the adult members.
In July we met at Ocean Pond Clubhouse for a fish supper and a program by Jim and Peggy Jeffcoat of Singing Oakes Garden, Blythewood, SC. They never fail to hold our attention with their combined wit and expertise.
The August meeting was back at Ole Times and the speaker was our own Tim Bell. He showed slides of his 2009 intros and talked about daylily basics: soil preparation, how and when to divide, fertilizer, location and his last advice was – water, water, water.
In September President, Wayne Taunton, gave a presentation on the “Sparks” intros being developed and introduced by he and his lovely wife, Jo. They have beautiful flowers in their futures and we look forward to seeing them in all of our AHS gardens.
The October meeting was a very special event in our club. We met at Bell’s Daylily Garden for our annual points auction where the entire Stamile Spring 2008 and much of the Fall 2007 collections were auctioned for earned points by our members. Also, we were honored to have the AHS National Board meet in our city on October 24-25th. Many of our local and Region 5 members attended the banquet and auction on Saturday evening so now names can be placed with faces as we look forward to hosting the 2010 National Convention.
We are growing in numbers. Our newest member is Andrew Bisek – welcome Andrew!

President…………………..Wayne Taunton
Vice President.……………Clay Smith
Secretary.………………….Shirley Williams
Treasurer…………………..Shirley Williams
Asst. Treasurer……………Frances Busby
Club Reporter……………..Shirley Williams

Regional Officers

Regional President
Claude Carpenter
6075 Vickery Point
Cumming, GA 30040

AHS Director from Region 5
Barbara Kirby
102 Haag Dr
Warner Robins GA 31093
(478) 922-8416, (478) 335-9370

Regional Publicity Director
Scott Elliot
4 Cardiff Road
Savannah, GA 31419

Regional Secretary
Doris Bishop
35 Northwoods Dr NW
Cartersville, GA 30121

Regional Treasurer
Jack Rigsby
3180 West Somerset Court, SE
Marietta, GA 30067

Senior Editor-Georgia Daylily
Sue Calbreath
820 Connell Lane
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
(770) 972-3556