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Sandia Sunset Celebration (Region 6 2019 Meeting)
June 27 - June 29
10 Reasons to come to Albuquerque
Reason 10: Albuquerque’s Landmark Hotel Marriott, and Available at a VERY Special Rate.
We’ve negotiated $99 for what is usually $220 in this excellent hotel adjacent to two of our town’s best malls. The hotel shuttle will take you to the Rail Runner.
Reason 9: Come Early and Enjoy the Special, Fun Welcoming Party.
On Thursday evening, we’ll have a special welcome Daylily Deli to all our early bird members. Visit with old friends, meet new ones and enjoy deli sandwiches while watching the sun set over our beautiful Sandias! ($20 with cash bar)
Reason 8: Stay Late and Board the Rail Runner for a Day in nearby Santa Fe.
On Sunday morning, several local members will escort you, by shuttle, to the train station where we’ll take the 9:36 train to Santa Fe. We’ll give you lists of nearby museums, galleries, shops and restaurants – and you’ll be on your own until we take the 6:30 train back. ($9 for day pass)
Reason 7: Will It Be Red, Green or “Christmas”?? We’re proud of our New Mexico cuisine!
El Pinto serves some of the best, so we’re going there for lunch on Friday. In addition, each breakfast in the gardens will feature delicious burritos made by the fine cooks of the ABQ Daylily Society.
Reason 6: Not One, But TWO Terrific Dinner Speakers!
On Friday night and back by popular demand, novelist and playwright Richard E. Peck will present Part 3 of his humorous, insightful remarks. (Parts 1 & 2 were at our 2002 and 2011 Regionals!) On Saturday night, we’re honored to present Dianna and Jamie Gossard from Heavenly Gardens in Galloway, Ohio. They will be attending the entire meeting with us and sharing their expertise.
Reason 5: A Really Outstanding Raffle and an Even Better Silent Auction!
Whether you’re interested in some new cultivars, a handmade quilt or two free tickets anywhere Southwest Airlines flies, take a chance (or two) on our raffle and silent auction! And did we mention, stunning, handmade Native American jewelry? Plus, much, much more!
Reason 4: Be Among the Very First to Own Maryott’s Gorgeous New “Sandia Sunset” Daylily.
It’s a fabulously ruffled pink- peach daylily that inspired ABQ Daylily Society members to overwhelmingly choose the name “Sandia Sunset” for this brand-new cultivar from Bill Maryott. When you see it, as well as our iconic Sandia Mountains at sunset, you’ll understand why! Then, you’ll take home your own double fan to add to your garden.
Bill has registered the name, but it won’t be available commercially until after the meeting. (P.S., he tells us it should grow well throughout Region 6.)
Reason 3: A Southwest Cooking Workshop Conducted by Jane Butel and Donna Peck.
On Thursday, join these two culinary experts and AHS members for a special workshop on Southwestern cookery. Jane is an authority on Southwestern cuisine, the author of 29 cookbooks, and operates a famous cooking school in Albuquerque. Donna’s an Italian cooking expert; after studying at a renowned cooking school in Rome, she owned a restaurant and developed recipes for another. Together, they’ve cooked up some delicious treats that combine the special flavors of daylilies and chiles. Come, watch and taste – then take home some new recipes!
Reason 2: Visit Eight New Mexico Gardens!
We’ve got ‘em all – from a brand-new daylily garden to New Mexico’s only National Display Garden. We’re looking forward to showing you a selection of our very best! Each garden is different: special features and daylilies that thrive in the often inhospitable N.M. climate, and cultivars that share the scenery with the more xeric vegetation typical of the Southwest.
Reason 1: Support Region 6 and Appreciate Why We’re the Friendliest Region of All!
The yearly Region 6 live auction helps to fund our outstanding newsletter with eye-catching cultivars. When you do buy one or more cultivars, you’ll also be supporting our Region and maintaining both the quality and the frequency of our excellent newsletter.