Ozark Daylily Society July Newsletter: It’s Daylily Sale Time!
By Beverly Long, July 8, 2012
Our Annual Daylily Sale will be held on Saturday July 21st, 2012 from 9 am to 6 pm in conjunction with the Friends of the Garden Butterfly Festival at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Garden, Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave. Our sale display will be next to the Butterfly House on the north side under the trees, the side closest to the Botanical Center.
We need all members, guests and other volunteers to please help in as many of the following ways as possible:
1) Member Donated Daylilies for the Sale: We need those who have named daylilies in their personal gardens who want to donate them to the sale to dig, clean and prepare the daylilies for the sale. The club has purchased net bags to use for plants and we have tags to label the bags with names/hybridizer, and year, and main COLOR. You can bring your daylilies from home and bag and tag the at Frieda’s or you can get bags and tags from Frieda and have them complete when you come to Frieda’s to help with the rest of the work. (See #3) As soon as possible, send us the names of the plants you plan to bring to the sale, so we can begin organizing.
2) Dig Daylilies at the Botanical Center: On Wednesday and Thursday, July 18-19, beginning at 7 am to avoid the heat, we need to dig daylilies at the Botanical Center Garden for the sale. We need volunteers who can dig, and cut the debris from the plants.
3) Prepare Daylilies for the Sale: On Friday July 20, beginning at 7am, to avoid the heat, we will meet at Frieda Alexander’s house to clean and bag and tag the daylilies for the sale. Contact information for Frieda is: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 417-877-9406 Address: 4211 S Sulgrove Springfield, Mo 65804
4) Sale Day Activities: On Saturday July 21, beginning at 8 am we will begin setting up for the sale at our Botanical Center location. We need members to help at our display during the day. And of course, we hope many of you will buy daylilies for your gardens or as gifts for others!
It is very important that we know who will be available to help with these activities. We welcome everyone to participate in as many of the activities as possible as this is our primary fund raising activity for the year. So please email or call Walt and Bev Long at 417-773-4100 or email@example.com.
The Ozark Daylily Society and their many volunteers are responsible for the Daylily Garden in Close Memorial Park. Subsequently the Daylily Garden has developed into one of the finest daylily displays in the nation. Over the past few years, two of the Ozark Daylily Society volunteers, Frieda Alexander and Cliff Garland, have teamed with Walmart to provide over $2000 in VAP (Volunteerism Always Pays) community grants for their volunteer commitment to the Daylily Garden. For more information please visit the Ozark Daylily Society website: http://ozarkdaylily.org/index.htm
Daylily: Americas Favorite Perennial
By David Trinklein
University of Missouri Division of Plant Sciences
Missouri Environment & Garden, published: June 13, 2012
Few garden flowers give so much pleasure while “asking” for so little as does daylily. In the quest most gardeners pursue for a “no maintenance” plant, daylily is about as close as one can get. Indeed, it often is mused that “daylilies thrive on neglect”.
Couple their ease of care with the myriad of flower colors, types and sizes available and it is little wonder why daylily is America’s most popular perennial flowering plant. June is the month most daylily cultivars are at their best and a great time to enjoy this colorful, carefree plant.
Read the full story here>http://ipm.missouri.edu/MEG/2012/6/Daylily-Americas-Favorite-Perennial/