2023 Winter Meeting Guest Speaker
Bill is a retired lawyer, and since 2008 he has been hybridizing daylilies with “total commitment.” He has 104 introductions: he has won 24 Honorable Mention Awards, 4 Awards of Merit, the ADS President’s Cup, the Ophelia Taylor Award, and multiple Junior Citation and Achievement Awards. Bill has also won the Eugene S. Foster Award, the Extra-Large Diameter Award, the Don C. Stevens Award, and the Ida Munson Doubles Award. Bill has also authored numerous articles for both the The Daylily Journal and The Georgia Daylily. Two of his articles have won awards for “Best Scientific Article.” Bill is also able to convert daylilies from diploids to tetraploids: he has 28 conversions, and two of his most recent conversions are ‘The One Ring’ and ‘Emerald Splendor’. In 2023 Bill and Diana were awarded the Region 5 Service Award.