Club Information

• Monthly meetings are held from September through May. We often meet at the First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, 1900 Gandy Blvd.

• Community service events are held periodically.

• A holiday potluck dinner party is held in December.

• First Bloom Picnic is held in May.

The Bay Area Daylily Society meets on the third Saturday of each month from September through May at a variety of locations throughout the Tampa Bay area. Occasionally the club holds a combination meeting / field trip to take advantage of activities throughout the area (for example, Selby Gardens in Sarasota). Club members are notified via email prior to each meeting regarding the meeting topics and location. If you are not a club member, but would like to attend a meeting, click on the CONTACTS section to send an e-mail or to get the location and directions for the next meeting.

The annual show and plant sale is held on the first Saturday in May. Admission to the show and sale is free and open to the public. BADS club members and non-club members are encouraged to bring the best daylily examples from their garden as entries into the show. Opportunity abounds for show volunteers to participate in activities such as preparation and labeling, answering questions during the sale, assisting with sales, setting up the show area, assisting the judges and closing the show.

•The American Hemerocallis Society (AHS) accredits the show. Note: only AHS members are eligible for awards and/or ribbons.

• Proceeds from the plant sale are used for community projects and club activities throughout the year.

An annual holiday potluck luncheon is held in December. The club provides the main course and members bring their favorite dish. We also have a “dirty Santa” gift exchange with a gift limit of $10.  This has been a hit for the past few years we have had it.

An annual potluck picnic opens the daylily blooming season in May. The picnic is usually held at one of the daylily gardens in the area where you can feast on great food and view a huge variety of daylilies in bloom. The club provides the main course. Plants can be purchased from the grower. This is a great opportunity to discuss favorite plants, ask questions and share experiences with fellow gardeners.

We also participate in community service events throughout the year such as the University of South Florida (Botanical Gardens), and Sunken Gardens.

Join the club, attend a meeting, a field trip or participate in our Annual Show and Plant Sale. We’d love to see you!

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Ohio Daylily Hybridizer Bob Faulkner Speaks at BADS!

October 12 at 10 am !

Don’t miss noted Ohio Daylily Hybridizer Bob Faulkner

He will be speaking about his Daylily introductions to members and guests of the Bay Area Daylily Society. Free to all. Door prize and plant auction of his introductions to follow. Location,

First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, 1900 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg, Fl 33702. For more info contact Greg (727)-576-5508

Coming Soon . . .

Note: November meeting will be the third Saturday of the month.

  • November 16 at 10 am, noted Tavares, Florida Daylily Hybridizer Pete Harry, will be speaking about his introductions to members and guests of the Bay Area Daylily Society. Free to all. Door prize and plant auction of his introductions to follow. Location, First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, 1900 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg Fl, 33702. For more info contact Greg (727)-576-5508
  • January 11th 2014, noted Geneva Florida Daylily Hybridizer Dan Hansen, will be speaking about his Daylily introductions to members and guests of the Bay Area Daylily Society. Free to all. Door prize and plant auction of his introductions to follow. Location, First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, 1900 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg Fl, 33702. For more info contact Greg (727)-576-5508
  • February 8, 2014, noted Georgia Daylily Hybridizer Jan Joiner, will be speaking about her Daylily introductions to members and guests of the Bay Area Daylily Society. Free to all. Door Prize and plant auction of her introductions to follow. Location, First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, 1900 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg Fl, 33702. For more info contact Greg (727)-576-5508
  • March 8, 2014, Michelle Peterson Master Gardener and Daylily enthusiast, will be speaking to members and guests of the Bay Area Daylily Society. Free to all. Door prize. Location, to be announced. For more info contact Greg (727)-576-5508

 

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BADS hosts 2013 Spring Regional May 3 and 4

AHS, Florida, and BADS members, join us for he Spring Regional! Here is a link to the registration form.  Contact Kay Smith, registrar, for availability of seats on the bus for the garden tour.

 

 

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Look for us at Greenfest! March 23rd and 24th

This is the first big gardening show of the Spring season. Greenfest is held on the beautiful campus of the University of Tampa in Plant Park, Tampa. We will be at our usual location “near the bridge.” Look for us. Here is a link for more information Greenfest!  March 23rd and 24th.


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Photographer Tee Money featured for February Meeting

Noted photographer Tee Money will offer tips and tricks for photographing daylilies at our February 16th meeting. Mark your calendar for this special event! This great program will be held at the First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg at 10:00 a.m.

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Mark your calendar for our Christmas Party and 2013 meetings

Future Meetings:

December 9th, 2012 – BADS Christmas Party to be held at Gloria’s condo on Treasure Island from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

January 19th, 2013 – Gloria to give a power point on the AHS National Convention held in Ohio. She will also include pictures of her daylily garden located at her home in Michigan.

February 16th, 2013 – To be determined.

March 16th, 2013 – Meeting to be held at Linda Sample’s home at 10:00 A.M.

April 13, 2013 – Instead of a regular meeting, members will weed at the four gardens that will be on tour for the Spring Regional. All details will be decided at a later date.

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BADS closes 2012; prepares for 2013 season

Hi Daylily Fans!

The BADS club had a fantastic season this year. Many club members reported seeing scapes as early as February and many had blooms in March. By the Greenfest show, the last weekend in March, BADS was blooming! We displayed a few flowers and our colorful display draws in new daylily enthusiasts.  We attributed our early proliferation of blooms to the lack of cold weather that most of the country experienced. After March, our season takes off like a plant sucking up Superthrive! No sooner do we knock down the tent from Greenfest, than we find our club getting ready for our show and sale the first weekend in May.

Our loyal customers start lining up early at the doors of the First Baptist Church on Gandy Blvd. At 9:00 a.m., the shopping begins and the judging commences. Our show features the usual flower show/contest, but also a photography display and an educational program. Linda Sample shares her expertise and uses plants and a PowerPoint to teach new daylily lovers the finer points of planting and growing these beauties.   I must say, I am happy with the results as my Boney Maroney won the Best Large Flower category! See the picture.

My winning flower, Boney Maroney.

Jay Jarman, our president for the past two years, and an officer for three years, recently moved to Jonesboro, Tennessee. We’ll miss Jay’s enthusiastic salesmanship and Cari’s work on the photography contest — both devoted many hours to the club notwithstanding dissertations to write and brain tumors to fight [he’s now fully recovered]! We wish them the very best in their new home.

Our bads.us site has a slightly new look because it is now a WordPress blog. One reason I switched the format of the site is because it is more flexible. However, the address is exactly the same. There are tabs for growing, growers and events and more to come if needed. Our homepage is going to be the best place for the most up-to-date information concerning the Regional meeting this Fall 2012 and Spring 2013. Be sure to bookmark our site.

The new BADS officers are:

  • President, Dennis Hoffman
  • Vice President, Greg Crane
  • Secretary/Historian, Sandy Soderberg
  • Treasurer, Kay Smith
  • Regional Show Chairperson, Elaine Alito

The BADS Show 2012 winners were:

 

R.W. Munson Award           Pahokee Princess                  Mark Headley

Best Seedling                                                                         Nancy & Bob Withers

Best Extra Large Flower     Boney Maroney                       Kyle Pierson

Best Double                          Cardigan Bay                          Kay Smith

Best Spider                           Lime Slide                                Kay Smith

Best Unusual Form             Springfield Clan                       Elaine Alito

Best Small Flower               Coffee to Go                             Greg & Melanie Crane

Best Miniature Flower         Dark Avenger                           Mark Headley

Best Large Flower                Carol Mann                              Greg & Melanie Crane

Sweepstakes                                                                        Greg & Melanie Crane

 

We hope to see you in St. Petersburg this Fall and Spring!

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Our New Web Site Is Coming Soon!

The Bay Area Daylily Society is dedicated to bringing together those interested in developing the beauty and fostering the growth of daylilies in the Tampa Bay area. The best way we can do this is to share our knowledge and love for daylilies with you.

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