October 2000 Newsletter

Jan Joiner, Oct. Speaker
Jan Joiner of Joiner Gardens in Savannah will be the featured speaker at the October meeting to be held on Saturday, October 28, at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Leon County Cooperative Extension Office. Jan will have a slide show for us and will also bring some plants from Joiner Gardens for the plant sale table.

A short but important business meeting will be held. The date of next year's show will need to be decided. Due to conflict with the Florida Regional and Mother's Day, our choices are May 12 (the Saturday before Mother's Day) or May 26/27 weekend. Please come and vote your preference. Louise Jones has agreed to be the show chairman, with Donna Warlick and Angela Smith as co-chairs. This be the last chance to pay dues for the 2001 calendar year. If you would like to pay AHS dues at the same time, we'll take $5.00 for the THS dues and $18 for AHS dues and send them in for you.

THS Web Site Makes Big Splash
The THS web site recently took on a new look which has been well received by THS members. THS owns the www.thsgardens.org internet address. The hosting of the site is paid for by THS. Work on the site is strictly voluntary. We try to add three to four member gardens to the site each year. This requires a garden to be visited and photographs taken. The pictures are then developed and scanned to be placed on the site.

If you have any ideas for the site or have an interesting daylily-related article you would like to see on the site, please let an officer know. Or, you can e-mail our volunteer webmaster, Rita Meng, at rmeng2@earthlink.net. You can also telephone her at 562-5767. If your garden is not on the site and you would like to see it there, please get in touch with Rita so she can arrange a time with you during bloom season to photograph your daylilies.

Popularity Poll Winner
For the third year, the daylily Bill Norris was chosen by AHS Region 12 members as the most popular daylily. Hybridized by David Kirchhoff of Sanford, Florida, Bill Norris is an outstanding flower and a vigorous and hardy garden flower. Congratulations, David. Hats off to Bill Norris, also of Sanford, a popular THS judge, for choosing such a wonderful daylily to bear his name.