Aug
3
7:00 pm19:00

Soil Amendments

  • Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Gardens

August 2017 club meeting

Past club president, Velia Sanchez Ruiz, will present a program on soil amendments with a focus on organic gardening.

New members always welcome!

For more information on club membership, please click here.


May
28
10:00 am10:00

Open Garden Tours

Several members of the Austin Daylily Society will have open gardens on Sunday May 28th from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Come visit an astounding variety of gardens from South to North Austin. In addition to a wonderful display of daylilies, enjoy the many other features of these wonderful gardens, including ponds, sitting areas, gazebos and greenhouses.

GARDEN OF MIKE PEPPERS
6902 Ponca Pass, Austin TX
After moving to Texas 18 years ago, Mike was introduced to daylilies by a co-worker -- the son of award-winning hybridizer Inez Tarrant. He went to a flower show, then visited the garden and selling field of Leon and Paula Payne. His initial purchase of 10 cultivars from the Paynes eventually grew to a collection of more than 400 and became an AHS Display Garden. Relocating from Houston to Austin in 2013, Mike downsized both house and garden. He designed and completely reconstructed the yard and garden of his quarter-acre suburban lot. He now has "only" 200+ different cultivars.  The garden also features a 600-gallon pond.

GARDEN OF AGATA LA RUE
1212 Bentwood Road, Austin TX
Agata gardens in Austin since 1992. First her interest was captured by succulents and desert plants. Then came roses. She owned Stella d'Oro not even knowing that it is a daylily. Her friend and co-worker 'into daylilies' since 1980's talked her into joining Austin Daylily Club. She did so in November of 2014. Since then she took part in every major Club event as well as Region 6 convention in Pearland in 2015. Very recently she reached 40 as a number of roses and 160 as a number of daylily cultivars. Most roses are from Antique Rose Emporium. Daylilies are from various web based sales, plant swaps, auctions, and gifts from friends and family. All plants in Agata's little, centrally located garden are clearly marked and named. She has couple cultivars as recent as 2015 and 2014 and many older varieties. She considers she still has plenty of space even for her hybridizing program she started in 2015. Come and see what is possible on a small lot!

GARDEN OF PAT AND TOM ELLISON
3600 Bonnie Road, Austin TX
The Ellison’s is a cottage garden where fern, nandina, canna, and Lily of the Nile are among the many plants that accompany daylilies in creating the beautiful scenes of plant interplay. In the southern-exposed front yard, the sun-loving annual and perennial beds encircle a grass core. The shady backyard hosts the shade-loving plants and found object sculptures Tom makes, all located under a giant American Elm tree. One side yard is a dry garden where zeric plants like kidney wood thrive without irrigation. The other has two ponds connected by a babbling brook to enhance garden enjoyment. The first daylilies were planted years ago for the simple love of lilies. Then after attending an Austin Daylily Society show and being smitten by H. ‘Sweet Patootie’ and a room full of other beauties, daylilies (now totaling 80 cultivars) began taking center stage in the garden.

GARDEN OF SKOTTIE O’MAHONY & JEFF BREITENSTEIN
12229 Tanglewild Drive, Austin TX
Prior to moving to Austin in 2011, Skottie and Jeff spent 22 years in Seattle where they packed a collector’s garden into a 50x100-foot city lot. Their daylily addiction, which started with a dozen unnamed Munson seedlings and a few passed down from family (including a red daylily from Skottie’s grandmother’s garden in Poland), has grown to a collection of over 800 cultivars and 200+ seedlings. In 2013, they found a 1.7-acre property in north Austin and their dream of starting a daylily hybridizing nursery grew into the larger goal of establishing a botanical garden - Tanglewild Gardens. In addition to daylilies, Tanglewild is home to many varieties of palms, brugmansia, arisaema, and coleus. The nursery and garden is their retirement plan from the tech world (someday) - in the meantime, it’s a place to recharge, relax, and share good times with friends and family.

May
25
May 27

AHS Region 6: Regional Meeting

  • Wingate Inn and Suites

Seventh Heaven

The Austin Daylily Society is honored to host the 2017 AHS Region 6 Meeting and Garden Tours, May 25 - 27, 2017 in beautiful Austin, TX

There are two days of garden tours planned, including a visit to the Zilker Botanical Garden, and many more fun activities.

For more information on the event, hotel specials, and to download the registration form, please click here.

May
4
7:00 pm19:00

ADS University: Daylilies 101

  • Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Gardens

May 2017 club meeting

Past club president, Suzanne Adair, will present an informative overview of "all things daylily" - perfect for new growers just getting started as well as seasoned growers looking to learn something new.

New members always welcome!

For more information on club membership, please click here.

Apr
6
7:00 pm19:00

Daylily Hybridizing Tips

  • Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Gardens

April 2017 club meeting

Club member, Bruce Threatte, will share his tips on how to cross-pollinate daylilies so you can start your own hybridizing program in your garden.

New members always welcome!

For more information on club membership, please click here.

Mar
25
Mar 26

Austin Daylily Society at Zilker Garden Fest

  • Zilker Botanical Garden

The Austin Daylily Society is excited to return to the 2017 Zilker Garden Festival

Celebrate the 60th Annual Zilker Garden Festival at Zilker Botanical Garden – a one-stop, garden shopping destination when spring arrives in Austin and Central Texas. The Austin club will have plants for sale and an informational booth! Drop by to say hello, pick up some new daylilies, and consider joining the club. See you there!

For more information on the Festival, please visit: http://www.zilkergarden.org/ZGF/

Mar
2
7:00 pm19:00

"From the Lily Farm" with Mark Carpenter

  • Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Gardens

March 2017 club meeting

Our March meeting will feature Mark Carpenter, hybridizer and owner of The Lily Farm, who will bring plants to auction. Ladies and gentlemen mark your calendars! This is going to be a great night.

New members always welcome!

For more information on club membership, please click here.

Feb
2
7:00 pm19:00

Beauty with Bulbs

  • Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Gardens

February 2017 club meeting

Our first meeting in 2017 will be February 2, 2017. We'll have a presentation on bulbs delivered by Sue King, VP for Education of Travis County Master Gardener Association. I am really looking forward that still in time to plans something new. 

New members always welcome!

Fore more information on club membership, please click here.


Meeting minutes

Austin Daylily Society Meeting Feb 2 2017

The Society will have an Open Garden Day the Sunday after the Region Show. Get information about your garden to Jeff if you plan to have your garden open for this.

A motion was made by Skot O’Mahony and seconded that the Society grant honorary memberships to Art Petley and to Alys Honey. This Motion was passed.  A copy of the Membership Roster and the Daylily Newsletter will be given to them. A Motion was made to Pay for Carolyn Mersiovsky’s National Membership. This also passed.

ZilkerFest is March 25/26. We will have a club booth. And we will also be manning the Holding Booth on Sunday. Festival will be open till 7pm on Sat. The club will be purchasing daylilies to sell at the festival.

Janice Heiskell will be in charge of the boutique at the Region Show (May 28). She will also get letterhead designed.

It was suggested the members look for artisans that maybe interested in selling at the show for a percentage fee.

Beth Collier will be in charge of registration. She will be putting together booklets and goody bags.