Are my lilies protected by my Florida Home Insurance?

Many homeowners strive to have the nicest house on the block. This includes the best lawn and best gardening. No matter if you grow award winning lilies or just love the tranquility of a garden, it still brings you happiness. In fact, you be surprised to realize your garden can hold monetary value.  If you are a lily gardener, it’s important to know if you are covered with Florida home insurance if something happens to your beloved plants. In addition to your lilies, do you own nice patio furniture or top of the line gardening tools? What about a nice Read More

Hybridizer’s Corner

Region One: The Tipping Point Ten years ago, when I began attending Region One meetings, we would not have had 35+ hybridizers to email and ask for their photos. And that’s just the 35 I could contact quickly in time for this issue – I’m sure there are many more of you out there dabbing pollen and dreaming. It’s amazing – at least 15% of our Region One members are hybridizing – that’s 1 out of every 7 of us! The assignment to hybridizers was this – send in a photo of a recent introduction, or a planned future introduction, Read More


Region One By-Laws Plant Societies Minnesota Hosta Society Iris Society of Minnesota Minnesota Peony Society Minnesota Rose Society Iowa Daylilies Walkabout Gardens – Nan and Merwyn Ripley Cedar Valley Iris and Daylily Society Central Iowa Daylily Society (CIDS) Cedar Valley Iris and Daylily Society Manitoba Daylilies Minnesota Daylilies Daylily Society of Minnesota (DSM) Gardens with a Northern Exposure – Gary and Rita Schaben Loon Song Gardens – Mike and Kathy Lamb Northern Lights Daylilies – Mike Grossmann Springwood Gardens – Dick, Karol and Jim Emmerich Nebraska Daylilies Garden Perennials – Gail Korn Nebraska Daylily Society North Dakota Daylilies Central North Read More

Display Gardens

Iowa Display Gardens Bloomies, Zora Ronan, 5031 N. Marion Road, Central City, IA 52214 Dawson’s Gardens, Clay H. Dawson, 413 S. Woodlawn Road, Box 118, Long Grove, IA 52756 Hobbs Hilltop Garden, Elenora & Gerald Hobbs, 2597 Hwy 2, Ft. Madison, IA 52627 My Savanna Perennial Nursery, Jackie Westhoff, 6161 32nd Ave., Shellsburg, IA 52332 Walkabout Gardens, Nan & Merwyn Ripley, 26391 595 Avenue, Nevada, IA 50201 Walnut Hill Gardens, Lynn and Barry Stoll, 999 310th Street, Atalissa, IA 52720 Keast Daylily Gardens, Tom and Mary Keast, 412 S. Parker Rd., Oakland, IA 51560 Manitoba Display Gardens Beausejour Daylily Gardens, Read More

Board Members

AHS Region 1 Representative, AHS Board of Directors Kathleen Nordstrom, Registration / Policies & Procedures 22065 605th Street Dodge Center, MN 55927  Regional President / Secretary / Youth Liaison / Awards and Honors Chair Kris Henning 22163 Spirit Lake Road East Frederic, WI 54837 Publicity Director Steve Horan 3674 Commonwealth Draw Woodbury, MN 55125 Newsletter Editor Susan Holland 222 West Avenue C Bismarck, ND 58501  Treasurer Karol Emmerich 7700 Old Highway 169 Boulevard Jordan, MN 55352 Historian Bryce Farnsworth 1334 14th 1/2 St. S Fargo, ND 58103 Webmaster Mike Grossmann 61889 252nd Ave. Mantorville, MN 55955  Garden Read More


Past Events Mar 11-12, 2016 – Pollen Dabbers in Marshalltown IA May 7, 2016 – Spring Fling at Springwood Gardens starting at 1:00 PM May 20, 2016 – DSM Dig at gary and Rita Schaben’s May 21, 2016 – DSM Sale at Bachman’s June 29 – July 2, 2016 – AHS National Convention in Louisville Kentucky July 22-24, 2016 – Region 1 2016 Summer Meeting in Flandreau South Dakota. July 30, 2016 – DSM Bus Tour July 31, 2016 – DSM off Scape Show August 21, 2015 – DSM Banquet and Auction Oct. 29 and 30, 2016 – DSM Science Read More