Region15 Information

Congratulations! goes out to Ann Cobb, from the Raleigh Hemerocallis Club, for winning the 2014 AHS Calendar photo contest.

Ann's photo of Darya will appears on the the cover of the calendar and has a spot on one of the calendar months. The 2014 Calendar featuring photos from AHS members representing 4 countries is now available in the AHS E-Store. Ann has made Region 15 proud with her photography.

Also, thanks for the excellent write up by Paul Owens in the winter 2013 edition of The Daylily Journal entitled DAYLILIES in the land of the sky, promoting the 2014 National conference in Asheville.

The conference dates are June 25-28. I understand from the conference registrar Nancy Womack that reservations are steadily coming in, so if you haven't registered, don't wait too long as there is a 600 registration
cut off.

2013 Carolina Digital Photo Contest

Message to all AHS Region 15 Members...

The entry deadline for the 2013 Carolina Digital Photo Contest is January 1, 2014.

I don't know what the weather is like in your part of the Carolinas, but here in the Foothills, it is dark and rainy, which is a good time to review all those photos taken this past summer, and select your best for the Digital Photo Contest.

The categories for the Photo Contest are:

  1. Region 15 Flower -single or multiple blooms, registered by Region 15 hybridizers
  2. Artistic- include extreme close-ups of flowers, garden vignettes, insects, birds, etc.;
  3. Region 15 Landscape; and
  4. Region 15 people.

The same categories also apply for Youth Members. Lets make this the first year for Youth participation in the Photo Contest.

For information on the Contest rules, go to

Entries should be emailed Linda Sue Barnes, or if you send a flash drive or disk by surface mail, to Linda Sue Barnes, 6713 Wade-Stedman Road, Wade, NC 28395. Linda Sue has one request.... if you are sending photos by email, please do not send them between the dates of December 8-14.

2014 National Convention

National Convention Comes to Region 15

The Western North Carolina Daylily Club is pleased to host the 2014 AHS National Convention. We invite you to join us June 25-28, 2014 in “The Land of the Sky”... ASHEVILLE, NC!!!

Be ready for three days of fun, food, friends and flowers. We've an entire resort to ourselves, nestled in a stunning valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains... and just a stone's throw from the cultural center of the famously beautiful city itself!

Motor coach buses will transport you to five stunning gardens filled with Daylilies and their many showy companions. Check out the tour gardens link!

Take an exhibition judge’s clinic or garden judge’s workshop. Bid on fantastic gifts and new daylily cultivars at the raffle and plant auction. You're sure to find garden must haves from the boutique.

We are also offering an optional bus tour to the Biltmore Estate; America’s largest privately owned home, and flawless example of life in the "gilded age". Certainly a tour you will not want to miss! For all the details check the Biltmore Tour Link.

Attendance has been capped at 600, with more than 450 registered as of 1/25/14, so register ASAP!!!


2014 AHS National Convention Co-chairs
Janice Parker
Libby Gallion

Convention Web Site