September 2006 Newsletter
. POTOMAC LILY SOCIETY NEWSLETTER .
Volume XXXVI No 3 September 2006
Harlin Turner 703-713-0138 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Wyatt 703-726-3031 email@example.com
Tricia Kincheloe 703-273-5508 firstname.lastname@example.org
John Roe 703-534-6569 email@example.com
Jim McKenney 301-770-1867 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Digges Dolores Felch Rachel Hollis Kathleen Hoxie John Lydon Jim McKenney Mary Queitzsch John Rountree Carolyn Scott Muriel Turner Dave Willmore
John Lydon 301-595-1066 email@example.com
President’s Message by Harlin Turner
Another summer has finished. Our thoughts turn to new and exciting things especially the new lily bulbs being offered.
Enclosed within this newsletter you will find the results of our annual show held June 17 & 18 at Brookside Gardens --- Congratulation to all. Next, our fall meeting which is an annual Picnic along with the bulb exchange. The details of the Picnic are enclosed within the newsletter. The only decision you have to make is what buffet dish you are bring with you to the Picnic. Those attending need inform Jack so he can prepare for the event. The Directors will have a meeting at 12:30 PM, which will be followed by a social hour, the Picnic, and then the Sale and Auction.
Included in this newsletter is your bulb order with descriptions of the new bulbs being offered. Get your order in early to be assured of your first choices.
Jim McKenney, our membership chairman, has done a really outstanding job on providing a website which is filled with everything our Society does, including some of the really great fun things. Everyone have a look see, its great! Let Jim know how you would like to use our new web site. www.potomaclilysociety.org
See you at the Picnic
Thanks a million,
In this issue of the PLS Newsletter
.. 45th PLS Show Results .. .. The Group Bulb Order .. .. Fall Picnic and Auction .. .. Announcement of the PLS Web site ..
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PLS 45th Annual Show
Our 45th Annual Show was held June 17 & 18 at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD. Thanks go to the those who judged the exhibits and to the members who assisted the Judges and tabulated the results. Special thanks go to those who served as Hostess and/or Host while the show was open to the public and to the judges who took the time travel to our show and evaluate the exhibits.
With 66 Horticultural and 20 Design entries, there were 7 “Best” awards and 29 Blue Ribbons awarded. The awards were as follows:
MAJOR AWARDS: Best In Show Katinka Dave Willmore Best Asiatic Hybrid Katinka Dave Willmore Best Seedling In Sec. D Ron Chiabotta Best Species L. Davidii Mary Queitzsch Best Interdivisional Hybrid Aladdin’s Sun Woods Winants Best Novice Entry Aladdin’s Sun Woods Winants Best Design Award “Renewal” Dolores Felch
OTHER BLUE RIBBON AWARDS
Horticultural Exhibits Section FSection A Class 58 Class 1 Unknown David Willmore Avonlea Russ Wagner Section IVirginia Mary Queitzsch Class 61 Class 2 Algrave Ron Chiabotta Iowa Rose Mary Queitzsch Blackart Marianne Casey Kite Ron Chiabotta Dream Marianne Casey Class 3 Fangio Ron Chiabotta Doeskin Tricia Kincheloe First Crown Marianne Casey Class 14 Lime Ice Patricia Falcon Aladdin’s Fire Ron Chiabotta Proud Mary Tricia Kincheloe Samur Rachel Hollis Stargazer Deneen Wilson Silky Bells Vicki Bowen Unknown John & Martina Lydon Section B Class 15 Design Exhibits Lafira Marianne Casey Section K Top Notch Rachel Hollis Class 64 “Finesse” Carol Carte Unknown Dave Willmore Class 67 “Tranquility” Estelle Class 28 Woodcock Unknown Ann Radcliff Class 65 “Enchantment” Shirley Nicolai Class 68 “Renewal” Dolores Felch Class 66 “Perspective” Muriel Turner
The PLS Bulb Order is a great time to pay your dues if you are in the last year of your membership payment. Just add $4.00 to your order in the space provided on the form for membership payment. Check your mailing label for the last year that your dues are paid.
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ANNUAL PICNIC AND BULB EXCHANGE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2006
At the home of John E. Roe 5801 N 36th Street Arlington, VA 22207-1308 703-534-6569; firstname.lastname@example.org
Our annual picnic and bulb exchange will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2006 at the home of our treasurer and bulb order chairman, John Roe, 5801 N. 36th Street, Arlington. The picnic will this year return to its longtime potluck buffet format. Please call John at (703) 534-6569 to let him know who is coming and what type of food you plan to bring for the buffet picnic – salad, main course or desert. Beverages and place settings will be provided. The picnic will go on rain or shine as the Roe residence has a very large covered patio for the picnic and large garage for the bulb exchange.
The success of the picnic and bulb exchange depends upon the generosity of members in making their surplus bulbs and other plants available to the Society for sale or auction. Please bring all you can spare and plan to take home any number of good buys. Please do identify and price the items you bring along. There should be some special bulbs available for auction and there will be some number of bulbs remaining from the order for sale. Volunteers to help with the sale would be welcomed.
The schedule: Director’s Meeting 12:30 p.m. Social Period 1:15 p.m. Picnic Buffet 1:45 p.m. Sale and Auction 2:30 p.m.
To get to the Roe home from Maryland, use Beltway exit 12 to the I-66 East feeder. (A left exit.) Exit I-66 at the first Arlington exit (Exit 68) staying right onto Westmoreland Street. At the bottom of the ramp, go left on Westmoreland under I-66. At the light, turn right onto Williamsburg Blvd. And follow past the traffic circle to John Marshall Drive. Go left on John Marshall two blocks to 36th Street and turn right. 5801 is the 2nd house on your left. For those coming from Virginia, find Williamsburg Blvd. by any route and then John Marshall Drive. If you get lost, call (703) 534-6569. When you arrive, you may place your plant material in the garage and either give your buffet offering to someone at the kitchen door or bring it around back. The
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THE 2006 PLS FALL BULB ORDER
Included with this newsletter is the annual fall lily bulb group order. It is composed of bulbs to be obtained from Northwest Bulbs, Scio, Oregon, and Columbia- Platte Lilies, Vancouver, Washington. Your Bulb Chairman knows that the order is once again very late, and I apologize. Due to a variety of problems, we did not have all of the ordering information in hand until 10 September. So, better late than never and we have adjusted the return date to 5 October to reflect the delay.
Overall, the list includes 18 Asiatic hybrid varieties, 2 Asiatic/Trumpet selections, 5 Trumpet/Aurelian cultivars, 12 Orienpets, 3 LA Hybrids, 2 Oriental/Longiflorum hybrids, and 2 super Orientals. Of the Asiatics, 14 are cultivars from Northwest, and 4 are from Columbia-Platte. Many of the Northwest varieties are new to market, and to the best of my records, 12 are new to the Potomac bulb order. Four are quite short for use in pots or border. The trumpets on the list, while limited in number, do present a diverse selection that should provide something for everyone, and the Oriental “Journey’s End” is sufficiently hardy and charming to make it a great find.
It is recognized that many of the Orienpets and other interdivisional hybrids seem quite expensive, but we offer a wide selection in the belief that these new and sturdy lilies are worth the cost and will persist in the garden when many other types simply vanish. Note that Silk Road is being offered again at a truly bargain price. The number of each cultivar ordered is quite small due to the expense involved. It is therefore wise to order early and stake your claim.
Whether you grow for show or pleasure in the garden please plan to place an order. A major benefit of membership in the Society is the Bulb Order. Take advantage of this and order all of the bulbs you can find room for. Don’t neglect a few for pots. Bulbs make great gifts, and we really do encourage our members to invite their friends and neighbors to share in their order. You may also make a copy of the order for a friend and encourage him to send along on his own; just so long as he includes $4.00 for dues. By doing so he will pay for this year and 2007.
PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDER ON THE ENCLOSED FORM. Check your addition and keep a copy of what you order. If you will agree to a substitute please so indicate. Orders will be filled in the order received. Note the deadline of 5 October and please try to meet it. There is much work to be done after your order is received to ensure you receive the bulbs you want. Bulbs will arrive at the Roe Residence and orders assembled there. As I am now alone, I will appreciate all the help I can get in packing orders. If you can spare the few hours this takes, please check the appropriate block on the order form. You will be called when I have the bulbs in hand.
We hope to have the bulbs in time for the picnic and will deliver to those attending who so request. Otherwise we will call as soon as the bulbs are packed and you may pick them up as you can. Please indicate your desired pickup point on your order. In Virginia bulbs will be picked up at the Roe Residence and in Maryland at the home of Vicki Bowen in Rockville. If neither of these spots is convenient, please so indicate with your order and we will try to work out the best arrangement possible.
PLS’s NEW WEBSITE -www.potomaclilysociety.org
Our new website should be up and running! If you cannot access the site on your first try, wait a day or two and try again. Your Internet Service Provider may not update their domain name servers as frequently as others do. Take a look, explore the site, and get back to me with suggestions. In order to give an idea of what the site can do, I’ve drawn freely from my own photos. But this is not my site, it’s our site, and I hope others will provide photos so that a year from now my “fingerprints” are no longer so visible. The site has provisions for a photo gallery, so please consider submitting you favorite photos for the gallery, too. I cranked out cursory text for each of the pages. Most of these can be revised (expanded would be nice, too) as members provide input. See something you would like to change? Want me to add something? Let me know. Jim McKenney
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2006 PLS GROUP ORDER – DESCRIPTION OF CULTIVARS OFFERED
ASIATIC HYBRIDS – ( NORTHWEST = NW, COLUMBIA-PLATT=CP)
YELLOW Dreamland – Heirloom. (CP) This lily has passed the 25 year test and deserves recognition as a lily that unfailingly supplies a brilliant display of deep lemon upright flowers with throats of deepest gold. Many years since last on our list. Late June. 3-4’ Fancy Joy – (NW) Short yellow for pot or border. Romano – (NW) Upright bright and clean yellow. Good as cut flower. 45”
RED Black Label – (NW) Short dark red for pot or border. Black Out – (NW) Deep rich red with darker center. Large buds, dark green leaves. 40” Karen North – (CP) is another wonderful Lilium Lankonense hybrid from Dr. Chris North. Coral-rose buds abound on tall, willowy stems, opening one by one for weeks to reveal warm coral-orange flowers with plum “rosepoint” marbling. These lightly fragrant, Turk’s-cap form flowers are a hummingbird magnet. Mid-June. 4-6’ Megan – (NW) Red orange/yellow stripes. New ML introduction Monte Negro – (NW) up facing orange red. Dark stem. Early. Good cut flower. 35”
ORANGE Loretto – (NW) Orange/ dark brushmark.
PINK Allegreto – (NW) True pink. No spots. Bali Hai – (CP) is a lovely medley of rose, peach, and mano – a subtly shading blend of colors from the tropics. A persistent pink lily, blessedly botrytis resistant and heat tolerant. A tall pyramid of Upfacing flowers and glossy green, trouble-free foliage. Late June. 4’ Corrida – (NW) Pink tips to yellow center. No spots. Outfacing. 30” Fairest – (CP) is an enduring hybrid bred from Stone& Payne’s “Albipayne,” source of its toughness, superb inflorescence, and pastel color. It unspotted pastel pink recurved flowers have a deep pink reverse. Outfacing to slightly down facing, like big more open Turk’s caps, carried on an elongate “show stem” inflorescence. Late June. 3-4’ Fantasy – (NW) Upright. Light orange/salmon in its center with peach pink tip. No spots. 40” Peach Pixie – (NW) Short peach/pink for pot or border
WHITE Lillian – (NW) Outfacing,off-white to soft salmon/pink. Few spots. 25”. A solid performer. Navonna – (NW) Large pure white flowers. Dark stem. 35” Snow Crystal – (NW) Short, pure white for pot or border.
ASIATIC/TRUMPET HYBRIDS China Express – (CP) is a wonderful “Asiapet” hybrid with a long panicle of large slightly nodding peach flowers with deeper, apricot-honey throats. The flowers have the heavy, longlasting texture of the trumpet lilies and a soft fragrance. Early July. 4-5’. Exclusive offer. Seafarer – (CP) is the tallest and the deepest-colored of our first-generation “Asiapets.” It has a perfect pyramid of unspotted cantaloupe orange flowers with apricot throats with dusky plum reverse. The bell-shaped pendant flowers have a gentle fragrance.
TRUMPET AND AURELIAN LILIES African Queen – (NW) Fragrant melon-yellow flowers. 4-5’ Copper Crown – (CP) has long, bronze colored buds and beautiful coppery-apricot fragrant trumpets. July. 4-5’ High Stakes – (CP) is an incredibly tall, incredibly floriferous, incredibly yellow upfacing fragrant trumpet from our “Skylights” Strain. Stems reached 7’ this July and carried 30 or more flowers. Special whopper bulbs. NEW Pink Reflection – (NW) Deep Pink. 4-5” Topper – (CP) fairly shouts in the garden, drawing all eyes to its statuesque stems and huge, fragrant, “open flare” flowers of shining white, with deep gold suffusing from the throat! This robust polyploid clone grows taller and flowers more abundantly each year. Offered as a special sneak preview for regionals. 4-6+’
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2006 PLS GROUP ORDER – DESCRIPTION OF CULTIVARS OFFERED, cont.
ORIENPET HYBRID LILIES
Act Two – (CP) has tall, tall stems with big, waxy white flowers with beautifully recurved petal tips, with each perfectly sculpted flower centered with a deep rose blush. Combines the color, heavy substance and strong stems of ‘Scene Stealer’ with the height, “sunburst” flower form, and staying power of ‘White Henryi.’ strain. Mid-July. 4-6+’ Madam Butterfly – (NW) Downfacing. Small pendant flowers with sharply recurving petals that are yellow with dark orange spots. Green center. New from Mak-Leek. Miss Libby – (CP) is a rare hybrid from ‘Catherine the Great,’ with its fragrant soft yellow bowls painted inside with a wide wash of deep cherry. Its loveliness is matched by its strength disease resistance, and garden adaptability. Exceptionally disease resistant. New and Exclusive to regionals. Opulent – (CP) has tall strong stems bearing hugh dazzlingly white flowers with luminous golden throats, flushed with a soft halo of rose when the light is intense. The reverse of the flower is soft rose. Dizzyingly fragrant. Mid July. 4-6’ Quintessence – (CP) This is “Clone 6” from the CP Luminaries strain. It has stunning, huge flowers with a wide sunburst of gold at the throat, encircled with a deep rose kaleidoscope (as do all the “Luminaries” siblings) but its flowers then shade into an even, soft cream yellow rather than white. Tall. Whopper bulbs. Robina – (NW) Upfacing dark magenta with white heart, Huge flower. 32”+ Sarabande – (CP) is a sturdy tetraploid with rich crimson “sunburst” flowers with wide white margins and delicate red “whiskers” that accent its deep red throat and shimmering green nectaries. From same cross as ‘Leslie Woodriff’ but has more tightly recurved flowers, a deeper color, and more “whiskers” than its sibling. Early August. 4-6’ Secret Message – (CP) is an amazing yellow Orienpet with large, fragrant, wide-petalled, outfacing flowers, carried on tall stems…and every flower on every plant is just a little different from every other. The red “stretched whiskers” and the red “kaleidoscope” at the center of the flower both show every variation from “soft suggestion” to deepest expression! Mid-July. 4-5’ Silk Road – (CP) has huge white flowers with deep, intensely crimson throats, carried on an enormous inflorescence. Newly elected to NALS Hall of Fame. Special price to regionals. If you don’t have one or more, you should. Snowberry – (CP) has outfacing, round-edged flowers as white as snow, with bright berry “whiskers” and a soft, luminous pink reverse. Bred from ‘Anastasia,’ it has large flowers and wonderful fragrance. Mid to late July. 4-6’ Visa Versa – (CP) is an interesting smokey pink that deepens in cool weather and shades into soft mahogany with hot nights. July 3-4’ NEW Yelloween – (NW) Upfacing chartreuse yellow flower gets more intense yellow towards heart. 48”.
LA HYBRID LILIES
Brindissi – (NW) Fabulous soft pink. Tolerates heat well. Upfacing. 36” Menorca – (NW) Orange/peach to salmon. Upfacing. Dark green foliage. 36” Red Alert – (NW) A dark, almost bronzy red flower. Up to slightly outfacing. 24 – 32”
Prince Promise – (CP) shows a slightly more open version of the classic Easter lily form, but it is translated into huge trumpets of soft luminous pink. Very fragrant. Mid July. 3-5’ Sea Treasure – (CP) has large, wide-petalled, sparkling white flowers, each accented with a sliver of rosy peach at the throat. Tall, willowy but sturdy stems. Fragrant. July. 4’
Casa Blanca – (CP) World famous for its enormous pure white flowers of incredible form and beauty. It has a sweet fragrance befitting its 8” to 10” flowers. Mid-August. 4’ Journey’s End – (CP) It’s back. This is the classic hybrid that first convinced ordinary gardeners that they could grow Oriental lilies. Big, glowing rose flowers with lovely nectaries and deeper rose papillae. CP has specially propagated just enough of these superlative rare lilies to make them available to the regionals this year. August. 4-5’
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2006 PLS LILY BULB GROUP ORDER
ASIATIC HYBRIDS PRICE No. Each Ordered
Dreamland 3.25 _______ Fancy Joy 1.50 _______ Romano 1.50 _______ Black Label 1.50 _______ Black Out 1.50 _______
Karen North 6.25 _______ Megan 1.50 _______ Monte Negro 1.50 _______ Loretto 1.50 _______ Allegreto 1.50 _______
Bali Hai 3.25 _______ Corrida 1.50 _______ Fairest 3.75 _______ Fantasy 1.50 _______ Peach Pixie 1.50 _______
Lillian 1.50 _______ Navonna 1.50 _______ Snow Crystal 1.50 _______
China Express 9.50 _______ Seafarer 9.50 _______
TRUMPET AND AURELIAN LILIES
African Queen 2.25 Copper Crown 3.75 High Stakes 5.25 Pink Reflection 2.25 Topper 14.00
ORIENPET HYBRID LILIES
Act Two 14.00 Madam Butterfly 4.75 Miss Libby 14.00 Opulent 16.50 Quintessence 9.50
Robina 4.00 Sarabande 6.50 Secret Message 16.50 Silk Road 6.50 Snowberry 16.50
TOTAL THIS COLUMN
ORIENPETS, cont. Price No. Each Ordered Amount Visa Versa 7.50 Yelloween 3.25 LA HYBRID LILIES Brindissi 2.00 Menorca 2.00 Red Alert 2.25
Prince Promise 8.75 Sea Treasure 8.75 ORIENTAL LILIES Casa Blanca 3.75 Journey’s End 5.25
TOTAL THIS COLUMN _______ TOTAL PRIOR COLUMN GRAND TOTAL BULBS _________
Let’s Grow Lilies @ $4.00 _______ PLS Dues @ $4.00 per year _______
TOTAL REMITTED _________
Make check payable to: POTOMAC LILY SOCIETY Mail order to:
John E. Roe 5801 N 36th Street Arlington, VA 22207-1308
ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5 OCT 2006
Name: ______________________________________ Phone: (_____)__________________________________ E-mail: ________________________________________ Please hold bulbs for pickup: VA___MD___PICNIC___ I volunteer to help pack: Yes_____ NO_____ May we substitute if a cultivar ordered is not available Yes_______ No______ Alternate choices________________________________
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