2016 Region One Archives

"The Prairie is Our Garden"

The AHS 2016 Region One Meeting took place on July 22-24 in Flandreau, SD. An early morning downpour on Saturday did nothing to quench the enthusiasm of registrants, and a good time was had by all. On behalf of those who attended, I would like to thank our hosts and other team members who ensured that this meeting was a great success: Donna Steele, chairperson; garden owners, Vicky Aughenbaugh, Le Walls and Linda Whitaker; bus captains Virginia Delvaux and Bert Moore; treasurer/registrar Alexis McEnelly; Virginia Delvaux, silent auction table; Kris Henning and her crew from Minnesota, who took care of the bargain table and labeling; Paul Owen, Zora and Paul Ronan, daylily auction; and Tasha Lee, line items. The webmaster would like to post meeting photos and invites attendees to send them as e-mail attachments to: jonathan-poulton@uiowa.edu. Minutes of the Board Meeting and Business Meeting are available.

Region One Hybridizers Receive
Individual Cultivar Awards

Many congratulations to Karol Emmerich and Nan Ripley on their recent awards:

Karol Emmerich:
'Entwined in the Vine (2007): 2016 Stout Silver Medal Runner-up

'Desire of Nations' (2008): 2016 Award of Merit
'All Things To All Men' (2012): 2016 Honorable Mention
'Faith That Moves Mountains' (2012): 2016 Hon. Mention
'Minnesota Nice' (2013): 2016 Honorable Mention
'Not Guilty' (2012): 2016 Honorable Mention
'Spoken In Parables' (2009): 2016 Honorable Mention

Nan Ripley:
'Scarlet Pimpernel' (2006): 2016 Award of Merit

Region One Members Win
AHS 2016 Newsletter Awards

Congratulations to the following AHS Region One members for receiving these awards:

Best Article About Daylily Culture - "Tips for Success with Daylilies" by Gerald Hobbs (CVIDS), Region 1 Newsletter, The Daylily Pioneer, Spring/Summer 2015

Best Scientific Article - "Inching Closer to Understanding Daylily Spring Sickness?" by Jonathan Poulton, Region 1 Newsletter, The Daylily Pioneer, Spring/Summer 2015

Best Article Featuring Historical Aspects - "Arlow Burdette Stout, The Early Years" by Susan H. Holland, Region 1 Newsletter, The Daylily Pioneer, Fall/Winter 2015

New Region One
President Elected

Congratulations to Zora Ronan on being elected as AHS Region One President for the term 2017-2018. We wish her all the best in her endeavors.

How Did NDSU's AHS
Display Garden Get Started?

Region One is proud to have within its boundaries a modern and historic AHS daylily Display Garden on the campus of North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. How this garden came into being is a fascinating story that is told in two articles authored by Mary Baker (Region One Historic Daylily Garden Liaison), Karen Schock (former Central North Dakota Daylily Society President), and Janice Dehod (Canadian Prairie Daylily Society President, Manitoba). Click here to access those articles.

Region One Hall of Fame

Results of our 2016 Pop Poll are in! Click here to find out which you chose as your garden favorites, including the first-place winner.


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