We do, too!
At North Florida Daylily Society, our members collect daylilies from every color of the rainbow, in all shapes, small and large, ruffled and fringed.
HIERARCHY OF U.S. DAYLILY SOCIETIES
The national association for daylilies in the United States is the American Daylily Society (ADS) which was formerly known as the American Hemerocallis Society. For more information, visit them here. Their online database of 89,000 daylily cultivars is very useful to daylily enthusiasts.
ADS has fifteen regions in the United States. The State of Florida is Region 12.
At the local level, the North Florida Daylily Society represents Jacksonville and surrounding areas.
NORTH FLORIDA DAYLILY SOCIETY MEETINGS AND EVENTS
We host monthly meetings from January through June, September and October of each year. Meetings are held on the second Sunday at 2:15 p.m. at the Orange Park Library, 2054 Plainfield Avenue (one block from U.S. 17 on Kingsley Avenue), Orange Park, Florida. Speakers from surrounding daylily farms often bring daylilies to auction off among our members. This allows our members to acquire more expensive daylilies at affordable prices. We also hold a raffle for pass-along plants brought in by members.
We also have two major events each year — a Daylily Show & Sale and a buying trip.
Come visit us at a meeting or on Facebook by searching for North Florida Daylily Society.
OUR 2020 MEETING SCHEDULE
January 12, 2020
Speaker: Liz and Jeff Salter of Rollingwood Garden
For more info: salterdaylilies.com
Annual NFDS membership dues are payable in January.
February 9, 2020
Speaker: Nicole DeVito of Nicole’s Daylilies
For more info: nicolesdaylilies.com
March 8, 2020
Connie Gladding, Clay County Master Gardener and Floyd Sewell, Duval County Master Gardener will moderate a panel discussion on Companion Plants for Daylilies.
PLANT EXCHANGE: Bring A Plant – Get A Plant
Try to bring some of these daylily companion plants: Agapanthus, Baby’s Breath, Bee Balm, Black-Eyed Susan, Coreopsis, Echinacea, Lavender, Liatris, Perennial Salvias, Phlox, Russian or White Sage, Shasta Daisy, Yarrow
April 19, 2020 — Date change due to Easter
Keith Lunsford, NFDS Member
“How to Prepare Daylilies for Show – NFDS”
September 13, 2020
Keith Lunsford – “How to Prepare Your Daylilies for Optimum Spring Growth”
October 11, 2020
Question & Answer Panel
OUR 2020 EVENT SCHEDULE
May 9, 2020
NFDS Annual Show & Sale – Open to Public
610 Wells Road
Orange Park, FL
Ray and Terri Wensell
|7:30-10:00||Placement of daylily in show|
Daylily sales room opens
|10:30||Judging of daylilies|
|1:00||Show floor opens|
Saturday, April 25, 2020
ALL DAY BUYING TRIP BY BUS TO CENTRAL FLORIDA
Floyd Cove Nursery – 1240 Enterprise Osteen Road, Enterprise, FL
Spacecoast Daylily Garden – 6044 Palm Street, Scottsmoor, FL
Lunch at Scottsmoor Community Center which is across the street from Spacecoast Daylily Garden.
Saturday, May 23, 2020
ADS Region 12 — Spring Regional Meeting
Wynn’s Daylily Garden
5604 State Road 6 West
Date to be announced
ADS Region 12 – Fall Regional Event
May 25 – May 27, 2020
2019 ADS National Convention
Hosted by Ogeechee Daylily Society
For more information on this event:
ADS Members may attend each year’s National Convention. For more information, please visit https://daylilies.org/membership/.