September 11: Posted the results of the 2017 Pop Poll for Region One. Thanks, Steve Horan, for the data!
August 28: I am pleased to announce that Mary Baker was appointed and ratified/approved by unanimous email vote of the AHS Board of Directors to become AHS Region One Director, effective 8/22/17. She has replaced Kyle Billadeau. Additionally, Mary will become AHS Garden Judges Records Chair beginning 1/1/18, after retired AHS Director Pat Soileau steps down from that role.
July 15: Two Region One members were recognized at the recent AHS National Convention in Norfolk, VA. Nan Ripley (Walkabout Gardens) received the 2017 AHS Regional Service Award for Region One for her many contributions to our region. Jonathan Poulton was awarded the Best Scientific Award for his article "Genetically Engineering Those Blues?" that was published in the Daylily Pioneer, Vol. 17, No. 2, Fall 2016.
June 5: Uploaded the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 issues of The Daylily Pioneer. Click here for access.
June 1: Please note that, as of today, there are only 18 spots remaining for the Summer Regional. Make sure that you make your reservation ASAP!
March 26: Check out the Region One Hall of Fame section on the Home Page to see the 2017 Region 1 Popularity Poll Ballot kindly provided by Steve Horan.
February 27: Posted a link to AHS Daylily Journal article describing the award of their 2016 Region One Service Award to Donna Steele (Dakota Prairie Daylily Society). Updated Kyle Billadeau's address.
February 23: Posted the list of 2017 AHS Region One Garden Judges and Instructors. Thank you, Mary Baker!
February 3: Please click here to view important updates on the 2017 Region One Summer Regional!
January 31: Please note that the Home Page has been revised to provide information about our Summer Regional in Minnesota as well as some national awards received by our members. Also, by clicking on "The Daylily Pioneer" in the choices box on each webpage, you will be able to access the two most recent issues of that publication.
November 17: What incredible fall weather we've been enjoying! Today will be my last day in the field. It should be 73 degrees F and sunny all day, but winter will take over tonight, beginning with a cold front that will sweep across the Midwest by dawn tomorrow. It's been a wonderful season here, and I hope that yours has been equally good. I shall now have plenty of time to work on the website, so, if you have materials for me to add, please forward them to me at: email@example.com. Please visit the Home Page for the following updates: (i) an announcement of individual cultivar awards made to Region One hybridizers, (ii) links to publications in the Daylily Pioneer by Region One AHS members that won national recognition, (iii) 2016 Pop Poll results, (iv) a slightly revised Region One meeting calendar, and (v) some photos taken on the 2016 Garden Tour (do you have any of your photos that you'd like posted?).
August 23: I have updated the Home Page to: (i) thank everyone who was involved in making the 2016 Summer Regional in Flandreau, SD, such a great success, (ii) announce the newly elected AHS Region One President, and (iii) extend an invitation on behalf of the Daylily Society of Minnesota to the 2017 Summer Regional. I request attendees of the Flandreau 2016 Summer Regional to send me photos that could be posted on our website. Please send them as e-mail attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you! In the next few days, I shall be posting links to some fascinating articles by Mary Baker and co-authors that explain how the Historic Display Garden at North Dakota State University was established.
May 8: I'm very grateful for the feedback that I've received from all over our Region, including many superb photos that I'll post as time allows in the next couple of weeks. It has been brought to my attention that the Daylily-of-the-Valley Society in Lexington (NE) and the Nebraska Daylily Memorial Garden at Northeast Community College are no longer in existence, so I have deleted them from the website. If you have evidence to the contrary, please let me know. Also, if you discover other revisions that should be made, I'd be delighted to receive them. Thank you! I intend to shift this website to a new, permanent address this week but will ensure that you receive the new URL.
May 4: I should mention a couple of items here that I'm working on. First, I should advise you that, when you click on "The Daylily Pioneer", the large pdf file opens up quite quickly, but your screen may remain white (as if it's still trying to open up). Just scroll down a bit and you'll discover that the entire issue is there with the exception of the cover page! I hope to rectify that situation soon. Secondly, I need to find a good spot to acknowledge that the daylily in the Region One logo (see above) is of course 'North Wind Dancer', introduced by one of our Region's hybridizers, gary Schaben, in 2001. This cultivar received the Stout Silver Medal in 2011.
May 1: Welcome to the new AHS Region One website. I hope that you will like the easy-to-use format. In the future, I shall use this page to make you aware of recent changes to our website. I welcome feedback as well as contributions to the website (email@example.com). I would greatly appreciate receiving photos of your gardens and favorite daylilies. Thank you in advance.