Just in from BSHDS President Charlene Patz: "Yes, all of our events for the remainder of 2020 are being canceled due to the COVID-19 virus. Even with safe distancing and practicing all of the guide lines put out by the CDC and Governor DeWine, the number of new cases and deaths being reported every day, indicate it is a no-brainer to cancel the events and hopefully resume our gatherings sometime in 2021."
Keep gardening! Hostas and daylilies bring joy!
Our daylily work day is always a group effort, therefore with social distancing a MUST, it is in everyone's best interest that we cancel this event for 2020. TBG staff and helpers will take care of the Daylily Walk fall clean up.
The daylilies at TBG put on quite a show this year. Again, we thank Toledo Metroparks staffer Jonathan Milbrodt and BSHDS volunteer Harold Hoffman for their winning effort to keep the deer from eating the blossoms this year.
Sadly, our annual Daylily Expo scheduled for Sunday, July 19th, at Toledo Botanical Garden Metropark, has been cancelled due to COVID-19, like just about everything else this summer. In polling BSHDS officers and former Expo participants, everyone agreed it was best to cancel the event. The Metroparks has opened the Conference Center but there is a limit of 60 people with tables and chairs spaced at least 6’ apart. Even with masks and social distancing, we felt it was best to cancel in order to keep our membership and the public healthy and safe.
PLEASE get out in the next 3 weeks and enjoy the daylilies at Toledo Botanical Garden and Simpson Garden Park. You won't be disappointed!
From Sandy Holmes, Region 2 President:
I hope that you are having a safe summer with lots of pretty blooms in your gardens. It’s time to change your link for the Region 2 Website to our new location. You can view everything at http://www.adsregion2.org/ You can access it with your PC or your phone.
Tim Fehr has done a great job of incorporating all the things that we asked. The new software is much easier to use and we hope to eventually allow the people responsible for certain areas to do their own updates. You will find an announcement tab. In the past there haven’t been many announcements, but with everything going on this year it was deemed to be an appropriate addition.
You will find the club pages to be very different. Whenever possible we have a link to the club’s website or Facebook page. Most of the clubs have provided information about their club to help potential new members. I’ve found that trying to keep the contact information current is a lot like herding cats so this seemed to be a better solution.
Thank for everyone support and assistance in making this happen.
Yes! Organizers have announced that their 5th annual tour is a go. They do a wonderful job with this outing and homeowners who share their gardens are very welcoming.
The team has made arrangements for a discount at a local hotel for those traveling for the show. Great! There's no need to see it all in one day.
From personal experience, I can tell you this is worth your time.
Click on the button for a tour map.
Our BSHDS President is in constant touch with MetroParks Toledo regarding the opening of event facilities. A recent announcement by the park MAY allow us to host this year's Daylily Expo, scheduled for July 19.
This will be our 13TH BIENNIAL DAYLILY EXPO, and it is scheduled for Sunday, July 19 at the TOLEDO BOTANICAL GARDEN CONFERENCE CENTER.
We hope that the expo will be open for public viewing from 1-4PM.
We will update this info on our website as soon as we have information to share.
Our hostas are HAPPY and our daylilies are DANCING!
Our Facebook page has just reached 500 likes.
THANK YOU to those who share our common bond.
Help TOLEDO BOTANICAL GARDEN celebrate National Public Gardens Week now through May 17.
If visiting TBG, please adhere to social distancing guidelines, and stay on designated paths. The garden is open daily, 7 a.m. to dark.
TBG's staff works throughout the year, growing and caring for plants. Details of the garden are worked out months ahead, with consideration given to color, species' needs, design, climate, etc. Come and enjoy the fruits of their labor.
Photos courtesy of Metroparks Toledo
Our annual hosta and perennial sale was to take place in a couple of weeks. Our group is saddened that it will not happen this year. We are fortunate that funds will still be available for us to help with our usual projects.
We hope each of you enjoys time in your garden this season. We think we may even enjoy weeding!
Local greenhouses and nurseries, as well as online ones, can help you out if you are in need of new plants. And you can plan your new beds and make your dream list for shopping at our 2021 plant sale, too. :-) We urge you to visit Toledo Botanical Garden, 577 Foundation, and Simpson Garden Park. (We find ourselves making wish lists at each of these locations.)
Stay well and keep gardening!