Raleigh Hemerocallis Club
Club Officers
Melanie Wyatt, President (2014-2015)
Cyndy Hummel, VP & Program Chair
Darlene Lee, Recording Secretary
Tom Talbott, Treasurer
Beverly Lemley, Membership Secretary
2015 Flower Show
Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 27, 2015. That is the date for the 2015 RHC Flower Show to be held on lower level of Crabtree Valley Mall near Macy's and Sears. Plan to volunteer your time, and also to exhibit.
Flower Show Honor
Tom and Marie Bumgarner served the Raleigh Club in many capacities for approximately 35 years. To honor their service, the top flower show award is named "The Bumgarner Best-in-Show Award" for five years, 2012-2016.
2014 Show Winners
Congratulations to Loren Wait, one of our youth members, for winning Best-In-Show for the second year in a row, with her Unusual Form Flower entry H. 'Jan's Twister'.

Congratulations to Raymond & Wanda Quinn for winning Sweepstakes (most blue ribbons).

Cultivar Rosette winners were: Richard & Janet Warren (4 rosettes); Raymond & Wanda Quinn (4 rosettes); Loren Wait (2 rosettes); Jim Sovine (1 rosette).

Gold Club Logo
AHS Gold Club Medal
New News: July 27, 2014
The Raleigh Club has again received the Gold Medal Membership Designation from AHS for 2014 with 92% of our club members in AHS (all but four). Late in 2011, we were the first in AHS Region 15 to achieve any recognition - the Silver Medal status for achieving 75% AHS membership. Congratulations club members for supporting AHS!
Meeting Information
Unless noted otherwise, meetings begin at 7:15 pm (doors open at 6:45pm for set-up and socializing) on second Tuesdays of each month, February through October, at the
Powell Drive Community Center,
740 Powell Drive, in Raleigh, NC 27606.
Visitors are welcome.
Map: See Club links at the bottom of the page.
Club membership dues are $8/year for an individual and $15/household. Don't forget to give or mail your check (or cash) to the Membership Secretary. All dues should be paid in full no later than March 31 to remain in good standing as an active club member for the year.

Membership in the American Hemerocallis Society is just $25/year. Visit the AHS website for a membership form. New memberships or membership upgrades to 3 year or life will receive a $25 daylily voucher.Remember, pay both club and AHS dues: 50% of active club members must be AHS membership for flower show accreditation.

Club Links
Powell Drive Community Center
Location of monthly club meetings -- February through October
Raleigh Jaycee Park
Featuring a daylily garden maintained by the Raleigh Hemerocallis Club
Fletcher Park
Home of the Dr. John Lambert Memorial Daylily Garden
More Links
AHS Region 15 Website
American Hemerocallis Society
Daylily Rust Website
Featured Club Meeting

The Raleigh Daylily Club welcomes new and current members, as well as vistors to join us Tuesday evening February 10, 2015 at Powell Drive Community Center, 740 Powell Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606, for our first meeting of the year.

Tuesday, Feb 10 Powell Drive Community Center doors open at 6:45 pm and the meeting starts at 7:15. This first meeting of the year is very important in order to get our club off to a great start for the year. We will begin with a refreshment and social time since we havenít seen each other in several months. We hope to welcome guests and new members, make plans for our Flower Show and Sale scheduled for June 27, and discuss other upcoming programs and events. Ray Quinn will give some important information about what should be done in a daylily garden during the winter months. Information will be provided about the next 2 meetings of the Sandhills Daylily Club that we will co-sponsor.

Please scroll down to see the "Meeting Schedule" below for follow-on meetings including co-sponsored meetings with the Sandhills Club later in February, and March.




If you love flowers and gardening please visit a meeting.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Meeting starts at 7:15 Powell Drive Community Center

740 Powell Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606-1626

Check out the new Photo Albums listed on the right hand side of this page.

Meeting Schedule
Tue - Mar 10
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Raleigh daylily Club Monthly Meeting

Do you remember traveling along our roads in North Carolina and seeing those large swaths of beautiful wildflowers blooming. Did you wonder how that heppened. Well, join us Tuesday evening, march 10 and find out. Derick Smith, from the NCDOT will join us and share information on their Road Wildflower Program. With the daylilies, and wildflowers that bloom each season along our NC roadsides, Derick and his team at NCDOT have created a traveling treasure not seen in other states.

Sat - Mar 28
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Raleigh Daylily Club: Co-sponsored meeting with the Sandhills Daylily Club

This month is indeed a twofer. The Raleigh club is again meeting with the Sandhills meeting for a "mini'-sumposium . Since it is still cold and can't spend much time outside yet, we have planned a set of three speakers for this meeting. First, one of our regional tresures, Peggy Jeffcoat, Singing Oakes garden, will join us to share her "Evolution of the Garden". Then Suzanne Edney, a landsacpe designer from Apex NC, with many contributions including one of the designers of the wonderful JC Raulston Arboretum, will share her ideas for "Plants in the garden". Third on the agenda is Noel Weston, Lakeview daylily garden & Weston farms, will share his knowledge and experience showing us "How To Keep Those Pesky Weeds Out of Your Garden". If you are a gardener, you don't want to miss this meeting.


NOTE: This meeting will be in the location where the Sandhills club meets, Friendship Baptist Church, 3232 Davis St., Hope Mills, NC. We will coordinate a car pool from Raleigh to the meeting location the day of this meeting.

Tue - Apr 14
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Raleigh Daylily Club April Monthly Meeting

April will be one of our special meetings this year. We will be hosting the renown hybridizer, (and bird watcher) Luddy Lambertson. Luddy's garden, Art Gallery gardens, is located in Lake Helen FLA, east of Orlando. Luddy hybridizes beautiful and unusual daylilies, focusing on the blue hues, and many with unique patterns that are so popular now. Traditionally, he had focused on tetriploid varities but in recent years, he is also working with diploids, which are taking him in even more unique directions. Do join us for a special daylily evening. In case you may be interested in a few of these beauties, he will bring a few that will be auctioned at the end of his presentation.  

Tue - May 12
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Raleigh Daylily Club May Monthly Meeting

Last year, the Raleigh Daylily Club was fortunate enough to win the AHS award for medal winning clubs with high AHS membership. The club is going to use this award to purchase popular plants from participating gardens. The club will auction these plants during this meeting as a fund raiser for the club. This will be a good opportunity to add a few more new beauties to your garden. Please join us, support the Raleigh Daylily Club and add some pretty daylilies to your collection.

Tue - Jun 09
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Raleigh Daylily Club June Monthly Meeting

Join the Raleigh Daylily Club for a evening picnic in the garden. We will meet at 6:00 for a covered dish picnic supper at the home and garden of club members, Steve and Mary Edwards. While there, Jim Sovine will share his srooming skills for preparing daylilies for a show. Don't forget that we are planning a show for later in the month. Everyone is welcome to come early and browse through their garden. See ya there.  

Wed - Jun 10 -- Sun - Jun 14

AHS National Convention

The AHS national convention will be in Atlanta, June  10 thru June 14. Please do regester and join us for lots of fun and some beautiful gardens.

Fri - Jun 19 -- Sat - Jun 20

Region 15 Summer Meeting

The Upstate (SC) club will be hosting our annual summer regional meeting in Anderson SC.  They have some fun events, an interesting speaker and some beautiful gardens in store fo us. Please plan to join us for this for the fun events and to visit with our friends from around the region.

Tue - Jul 14
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Raleigh Daylily Club July Monthly Meeting

Our July meeting will be a open forum panel discussion for begannier as well as experienced gardeners. The panel will include Noel Weston, Jim Sovine, and Raymond Quinn. Bring your daylily or any other gardening, growing, or hybridizing question. 

Tue - Aug 11
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Raleigh Daylily Club August Monthly Meeting

For our August meeting we will have rose expert, Don Myers. Don will share his showing and growing tips and expertese. Do plan to join us.

Sat - Sep 12
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Raleigh Daylily Club September Monthly Meeting

Join us for this Saturday meeting as the Region 15 (our region) hybridizer, JD Stadler, shares his work and recent hybridizing progress. JD particularly focuses on doubles. One of his doubles, "Date With Destiny" is on this years Honorable Mention Award list. JD is fun and entertaining, so you don't want to miss him. 

Tue - Oct 13
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Raleigh Daylily Club October Monthly Meeting

Our last meeting of the year will be our traditional Pot Luck Supper. Bring your favorate dish to share. This meeting is always one of our most popular, with fun and fellowship galore.

Daylilies Named for Club Members


(Shooter, E.)

Club Hybridizers
The following club members have created their own daylily hybrids.
Linda Sue Barnes
Rebecca Board
Ken Cobb
Ray Quinn
Beverly Lemley

Loren Wait

Jewell Hannah
Photo Albums
Some Current and Past Club Members
2012 Flower Show
Club Past Presidents
Daylily e-News
The Daylily e-News is a quarterly, free online newsletter to which one can subscribe.

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Featured Daylily Web Sites
Charlotte's Daylily Diary
Gardening in Virginia -- A Daylily Blog
More Links
Gardens to Visit!
Community Gardens
Raleigh has daylilies growing in public gardens you can visit to see more of our favorite flowers.
Sales Gardens
Sales gardens owned by club members which have regular open hours during bloom season.
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