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Announcing the Region 4 meeting for July 19-20, 2019
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Next Meeting


Saturday, January 26, 2019    10:00am
Royal Botanical Gardens, Rooms 3 & 4
Plains Rd, Burlington,

Dave Mussar will provide a photo slide show from Region 4 meeting held in Halifax, Nova Scotia in July 2018.

Elizabeth Boyd (Herbalist) will speak on various native plants that are naturally growing on your property, and how they can help reduce weeds and add to the enjoyment of your gardens.


23rd Annual CanAm Classic

May 3-4, 2019

Doubletree by Hilton Toronto Airport West Hotel

5444 Dixie Road
Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2L2
Phone 905-624-1144
(1 block south of the 401)

ODS Popularity Poll 2018

ROSE F KENNEDY (Doorakian, 2007)

Click here for a Slide Show of all Pop Poll results.


These three contests (listed below) are open to ODS members. Photos must be submitted before Midnight on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Maximum of two entries per category per contest per member.
Please attach high-resolution photos to an email and send to clearly indicating which contest/category you are entering.

All ODS members will have the opportunity to vote ONLINE for each contest. Entries will be posted on the ODS website by February 28 and ODS members will be sent the links to the ballots. The deadline for submitting votes will be March 30.


ODS members can submit up to two entries to each of the following categories:

  • Miniature – flowers < 3” in diameter
  • Small – flowers > 3” but < 4 ½” in diameter
  • Large – flowers > 4.5” but < 7” in diameter
  • Extra Large – flowers > 7” in diameter (new this year)
  • Doubles
  • Spiders
  • Unusual Form

2018 BEST SCAPE AWARD (new this year)

This contest focuses on the scape, NOT the flower - a good daylily should have a well branched scape with lots of buds. This could be done as a physical scape brought to a meeting or as a photo. Since the summer is past, for this year we will use photos - a good photo that shows the branching well.

2018 PHOTO CONTEST (new this year)

ODS is offering awards for photos in these three categories: Landscape, Individual Plant, Artistic Rendering.
All will require some aspect of a daylily or garden with daylilies included.
LANDSCAPE should show at least one daylily plant in a photogenic scene ideally highlighting your own gardens.
INDIVIDUAL PLANT should focus on one plant - a clump, single fan, scape in bloom or single blossom.
ARTISTIC often is an image of a blossom with bugs or frogs or something that gives the viewer a sense of "Ahh isn't that interesting!". It can be ANYTHING that is a good photo that inspires interest and may or may not center on a daylily but must include a daylily as a significant part of the image.

The photos will be adjudicated for appropriateness and may be rejected or reclassified. The winning photo in each category will be the one that receives the most votes from members in an online poll.




photo from Gryphon Gardens website


ODS Email Robin

Members are from all across the province of Ontario from Windsor to Ottawa and north to Sudbury and Marathon.

While some diehard regular members drive 3 to 5 hours to attend a meeting others never attend because of their location. This group acts as a forum to link up members across Ontario.

To join the ODS Robin go to ODS Daylily Robin and click on Join This Group!
or send an email to ODS Robin subscribe
You may receive an email asking your name so we can verify your membership.