AHS Region 2/Great Lakes Newsletter
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by Joanne Larson,  Region 2 Directior
DeLisle, the tour garden owners, and
  Two research projects were
the entire membership of the Southern
approved re 
Puccinia hemerocallidis
Michigan Hemerocallis Society for
(daylily rust) to Tom Hsiang,
hosting us in such a wonderful
University of Guelph, Ontario,
manner. All of us in Region 2 can be
Canada, ($6,200), and to James
very proud of your efforts!
Buck, Daren Mueller and Jean L.
In 2002, I attended two board
Williams Woodard, University of
meetings.  There were the usual
Georgia ($5,000).
routine business items minutes,
Your input would be very much
appreciated on the following items
that were brought up for discussion at
the October 2002 board meeting:
               
For more information on
the proposals, you may want
Gary Rieben, Region 9 Director and
to read my message on the
Registrations Committee Chair,
Region 2 website
!!!!!     
reported that his committee would
Joanne Larson
like to retire the term spider variant.
Joanne Larson
49 Woodland Drive
All cultivars with a petal ratio of 4.0
Barrington IL 60010 1912
or more would be called a spider.
Hopefully this would simplify the
cold winter bringing no snow
treasurer's report, and committee
definition and reduce confusion
A
cover to northern Illinois is
reports.
between the two sets of ratios.
almost over and not a minute
Briefly, other items covered in the all 
Rich Rosen, Region 6 Director and
too soon.  I remember the frantic
day meetings were as follows:
Awards and Honors Chair, presented
digging, dividing and replanting last
  The AHS membership count as of 9 
ideas for possible additional
August and September and hope that
30 02 was 12,013.
categories for cultivars that are
the oak leaf mulch was applied thickly
  There continues to be need for
taking hemerocallis in new
enough to protect those newly planted
Exhibition and Garden Judges; a set
directions. Categories might be Early
in the beds.  The cardinals are calling
of 80 slides for Garden Judges
Season, Extra Large Diameter, Tall
and goldfinches are showing streaks of
instruction has been sent to all
(over 40 ), Bicolor, Polytepal, and
yellow, so spring must be on the way.
regional Garden Judges Liaisons.
Distinction (sculpting, teeth,
If you were not one of the 485 daylily
stippling, bubbling). Interesting
  As of 1 1 03, new cultivar
enthusiasts who attended the AHS
categories to think about!
registration will be a one step
national convention in Troy in July,
process at the current $15 fee; the
For more information on the proposals
you missed a great time, absolutely
reserved name fee (2 years) will be
above, you may want to read my
beautiful gardens, a spirited plant
reduced from $10 to $6; the
message on the Region 2 website
auction, and lots of  daylily talk.  I
registration revision fee will be
(http://www.ahsregion2.org), but don't
would like to thank Convention Chair
reduced from $15 to $6.
hesitate to contact me, RVP Ed Myers,
Hal Rice, Associate Chair Armand
or Gary and Rich with your
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Hope to see you at the National
2003 ... Mid Carolina D. S. and Piedmont D.C., Charlotte, NC ............ June 18 21, 2003
Convention in Charlotte, North
2004 ... The Greater St. Louis D. S. , St. Louis, MO ............................. June 30 July 3,  2004
Carolina, June 18 21 and at our
2005 ... Greater Cincinnati H. S., Cincinnati, OH ................................. June 29 July 3, 2005
Regional meeting in Collinsville,
2006 ... Long Island Daylily Society, Long Island, NY ......................... July 13 16, 2006
Illinois, June 27 29!
2007 ... Hemerocallis Society of Minnesota, MN ............................... July 18 21, 2007
2008 ... Combined Texas Daylily Clubs, TX ......................................... May 2008
Joanne
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