Tuesday, August 28, 2018

SAVE THE DATE--Fireworks in the Gardens on July 5-7, 2019

Fireworks in the Gardens
2019 AHS Region One Meeting • Omaha, Nebraska • July 5-7, 2019
Hosted by the Nebraska Daylily Society

Charles and Heidi Douglas of Browns Ferry Gardens, guest speakers

The Nebraska Daylily Society (NDS) invites you to join us Friday, July 5 through Sunday, July 7, in Omaha, Nebraska, for the 2019 AHS Region One Meeting. Guest speakers are hybridizers Charles and Heidi Douglas of Browns Ferry Gardens of Georgetown, South Carolina. Browns Ferry Gardens was a 2018 AHS National Convention tour garden. Charles and Heidi will present their programs on Saturday evening following the banquet.

The host hotel is the Marriott Hotel, 10220 Regency Circle, Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3706, 402-399-9000. Mention “Nebraska Daylily Society” to get the reservation group rate of $106 per night.

Your registration includes the bus tour and four meals: Friday banquet, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch at Keast Daylily Gardens, and Saturday banquet. Guest meals for Friday banquet and/or Saturday banquet and/or Saturday breakfast are also available. Please see the registration form for details and fees. For your convenience, the registration form has fillable fields, so you can use your computer keyboard to type your information—no handwriting is necessary! 

Click HERE to get the fillable 2019 AHS Region One Meeting form. 

Four large tour gardens and five lovely open gardens await you. Three tour gardens and all of the open gardens belong to hybridizers, so in addition to seeing the latest and greatest well-known daylilies, you will meet several “new to you” daylily introductions and seedlings from our very own metro-area hybridizers. To supplement all the beautiful daylilies in the four tour gardens, NDS gave each tour garden funds to purchase a collection of daylily club plants from the hybridizer of their choice (to be auctioned off during a future NDS meeting).

Gardens on Saturday's Bus Tour:
   Keast Daylily Gardens (Oakland, Iowa) Tom & Mary Keast—Jamie Gossard club plant collection
   McIntosh Daylily Place (Omaha) Phyllis McIntosh—Charles & Heidi Douglas club plant collection
   Daylilies on the Fritz (Cedar Creek, Nebraska) Lyle & Rita Kahnk—Paul Owen club plant collection
   Farmony Gardens (Omaha) Nancy Lee Anderson—Richard Norris club plant collection

Open Gardens on Friday and Sunday:
   Mary Baker’s Garden (Omaha) Mary & Rich Baker
   Hansen’s Daylily Haven (Papillion, Nebraska) Dave & Val Jean Hansen
   Ferguson Fantasy Flowers (Omaha) Scott & Linda Ferguson
   Doug Bremers’ Garden (Omaha) Doug Bremers
   Bob & Joanne Langabee’s Garden (Bellevue, Nebraska) Bob & Joanne Langabee

The Region One Daylily Auction begins on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. and credit cards will be accepted. Shop our Bargain Table for outstanding daylily buys on Friday and Saturday (see the registration form for bargain table hours).

Region One garden owners, please donate daylilies for the auction and bargain table! Auction Plant Chair is Mark Langemeier and Bargain Table Chair is Susanne Milbourn (see the registration form for their contact information).

Nan Ripley will chair and instruct Garden Judges Workshop 1 on Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the hotel. Nan Ripley will also chair and instruct Garden Judges Workshop 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday at McIntosh Daylily Place (outdoor restroom facilities will be available).

But wait—there’s more! On Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Doug Bremers will host the Region One Hybridizers Slide Presentations. See the latest, greatest daylily creations from our very own hybridizers!

Celebrate daylilies with us in Omaha on July 5-7. Visit with friends and meet new ones while we all enjoy beautiful daylily Fireworks in the Gardens—don’t let the only thing missing be you!

Check back often for future blog posts about each tour garden, open garden, events, speakers, fun things to do while you're in Omaha, and more!


  1. Mary, thank you so much for setting this up. What a great way to share information. Looks like the 2019 Regional is going to be outstanding. Congrats to all!

  2. Mary,
    I loved the way you did this page. Could you explain how you made it? I'd like to use a similar format for our regional (region 4).

    Thanks so much!

    1. Chris, I used a "Simple" theme, and the Region One logo as the banner pic. I wrote the posts in MS Word and copied them. Extra line breaks sneak in, but I removed them in the blog preview mode. It's pretty easy.