'Sunshine All Day'
2023 Tidewater Daylily Society Officers
Deb Melton, President
Stacy Kucharczk, Vice President
Wendy Hale, Secretary
Tidewater Daylily Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. We are organized exclusively for charitable purposes for educational and scientific purposes, and especially to promote, encourage and foster the development and improvement of the genus Hemerocallis and public interest therein. We operate under the name Tidewater Daylily Society.
TDS is closely affiliated with the national American Hemerocallis Society and has a number of annual events which provide members and the general public with the opportunity to learn and tell others about daylilies. TDS has five meetings a year, plant sales, the "Plants for Gardens" Program, and provides education and information at local gardening events. We sell plants at our annual AHS Accredited Flower Show at Norfolk Botanical Garden and during the Crepe Myrtle Festival at McDonald's Garden Centers. Through the "Plants for Gardens" Program, newer introduced daylilies are distributed annually to active club members to grow and evaluate in their gardens and share their experiences of the plant habit and growth with other daylily lovers. After two years growth, all increase over two fans is returned for the Fall auction for distribution throughout our community. Proceeds from this auction are reinvested in new plants to continue the "Plants for Gardens" Program.
We also invite nationally known hybridizers to speak at our November meeting to enjoy brunch with us and tell us about their hybridizing programs and experiences with the genus Hemerocallis Summer meetings are held in club member's gardens so we have a chance to see daylilies and companion plants grown locally.
The Tidewater Daylily Society is affiliated with the American Hemerocallis Society. We have hosted several Region 3 Daylily meetings and hosted the American Hemerocallis Society National Convention in June 2017. The public is encouraged to attend the society's activities and the meetings are designed to help novice and experienced gardeners to learn techniques to improve the care and hybridizing of daylilies.