Mid-Carolina Daylily Society

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

Programs for 2015 are: January - "Unusual Orchids I Have Known" by Gene Crocker February - "Camellias" by Richard Mims March - Shade Gardening by Keith Mearns April - "My Daylilies" bu J.D.Stadler May - Picnic and Auction at Walt and Elaine Tyler's home and garden September - Ray Carter's Daylilies by Ray Carter October - "Building garden containers using hypertufa" by Tom Bruce November - Photo competition and Power Point Presentation of the year's outstanding daylilies December - Christmas Party and Chinese Auction

Meeting Schedule
Sun - Apr 12
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mid-Carolina Daylily Society Meeting

J.D. Stadler from Charlotte, NC will discuss his daylily growing secrets and share with us his new daylily hybrids.

Sun - May 17
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mid-Carolina Daylily Society Picnic and Auction

We will have our annual picnic and auction at the home of Walt and Elaine Tyler, 114 Columbia Club Dr. W, Blythewood, SC.  Visitors are welcome

Sun - Sep 13
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mid-Carolina Daylily Society Meeting

Ray Carter of Surfside Beach, SC will meet with us and discuss his daylily culture and share his hybridizing accomplishments. COVERED DISH LUNCHEON.

Sun - Oct 11
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mid-Carolina Daylily Society Meeting

Tom Bruce will present a program on making our own garden containers using "Hypertufa". - ANNUAL PLANT SWAP

Sun - Nov 08
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mid-Carolina Daylily Society Meeting

We will have our annual photo competition and Gene Crocker will present a Power Point program on some of the year's top daylilies.

Sun - Dec 06
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mid-Carolina Daylily Society Meeting

We will have our annual Christmas party and Chinese Auction.  There will be a COVERED DISH LUNCHEON.

Club Officers
Gene Crocker, President
Tom Bruce, Vice President
Cassie Craig, Secretary
Peggy Jeffcoat, Treasurer
, Chaplain
Tom Bruce, 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 - February 8, March 8, April 12, September 13, October 11, November 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm.

Our annual picnic and auction will be on May 17, 2015 at Walt and Elaine Tyler's garden in Blythewood, SC.

Our Christmas Party and Chinese Auction will be on December 6, 2015 at the Garden Club Council Building.

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 know 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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