Mid-Carolina Daylily Society

 The Mid-Carolina Daylily Society was organized in 1987. Visitors to our meetings are always welcome.

Programs for 2016 are:

May 15 - Picnic and Auction at Tom Bruce's Carolina Daylilies in Lexington, SC September 11 - Garden Design, Raised Beds, and Composting by Tom Bruce October 9 - Field trip to Carter and Holmes Orchids in Newberry, SC and program on "Orchids 101" by Gene Crocker November 13 - Photo competition and Power Point Presentation of the year's outstanding daylilies + "Deer Resistant Companion Plants" December 4 - Christmas Party and Chinese Auction

Meeting Schedule
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Club Officers
Gene Crocker, President
Leslie Mauck, Vice President
Cassie Craig, Secretary
Peggy Jeffcoat, Treasurer
Gene Crocker, webmaster
Membership dues are $10.00 per person per year
Meeting Information
MCDS meets on the Second Sunday at the Garden Club Council Building in Maxcy Gregg Park, 1605 Park St, Columbia SC on the following dates - September 11, November 13, and December 4 2016 at 2:00 pm.

Our annual picnic and auction will be on May 15, 2016 at Tom Bruce's Carolina Daylilies in Lexington, SC at 2:00 pm

Our Christmas Party and Chinese Auction will be on December 4, 2016 at the Garden Club Council Building at 2:00 pm.

About the Club
Realizing the desire for a local daylily club in the midlands of South Carolina, Peggy and Jim Jeffcoat sent out written invitations to all known interested persons in the midlands of South Carolina, inviting them to a meeting on April 5, 1987. Twenty-five persons responded and gathered to discuss the possibility of organizing a local club at Clemson Sandhills Research and Education Center in northeast Columbia, SC. Peggy led the group, reporting that there had been a South Carolina Hemerocallis Society which was founded in 1953 and had been supported by the late Charlotte Holman, Loy Singletary and Laura Sims. That organization had not been active for a good many years. Peggy asked if the group would like to reorganize the old society or start a new club. The group was indeed interested in forming a club to promote daylilies and unanimously voted to organize a new new club choosing the name Mid-Carolina Daylily Society.
Featured Quote
There are many tired gardeners but Iíve seldom met old gardeners. I know many elderly gardeners but the majority are young at heart. Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized. The one absolute of gardeners is faith. Regardless of how bad past gardens have been, every gardener believes that next yearís will be better. It is easy to age when there is nothing to believe in, nothing to hope for; gardeners, however, simply refuse to grow up. Thomas Jefferson said once, "Though an old man, I am but a young gardener" --- Allan Armitage
Club Links
AHS Region 15 Website
American Hemerocallis Society
Daylily Rust Website
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