In this episode, I had the great opportunity to sit down with Mandy McMahon, an incredible hybridizer from Michigan. Mandy is as humble as they come During our chat, she shared how family is always first, her love of feminine daylilies, why it is important to evolve, and even a bit about her roles in her region. This episode continues to focus on the people and the beautiful friendships forged because of the genus Hemerocallis. Sit back and enjoy this conversation between two friends that both believe in humility and service to others.
I sat down with a long-time member of the American Daylily Society, Doris Stonska. Doris has led a peripatetic life, but always found KY to be home. She shared her travels, some historical perspectives, and how she became so involved with daylilies. This episode focuses on people and the beautiful friendships that form because of the genus Hemerocallis. Sit back and enjoy this conversation with a woman that is the epitome of humility and service to others.
I sat down with American Daylily Society’s Webmaster, Jacob Braun. Jacob is extremely knowledgeable and incredibly service driven. He volunteers and gives more to the society than many! As a self-admitted technophile, I knew I had much to learn! Sit back and enjoy this conversation that I was fortunate to have with a man that I consider myself lucky to call a friend.
I was able to enjoy bending the ear of the American Daylily Society’s Registrar, Elizabeth Trotter. Elizabeth has always been kind to me and is a very private person. When she agreed to sit down with me, I was honored. This was very much out of her comfort zone, and I am so incredibly happy to have received an insider’s look into the role of registrar as well as learned more about this sparkly, tiara-wearing, professional, and incredibly knowledgeable woman! Having these conversations really has opened my eyes to the inner workings of the ADS, and the more I learn, the more I realize I do not know!!!
Welcome to this episode of the Humble Hemeroholic podcast as I continue to chat with members of the American Daylily Society while attending the Region 10 Midwinter Symposium in Bowling Green, Kentucky. In this episode, I was able to steal a few moments of Scott Elliott’s time. Scott is the current American Daylily Society’s Vice President, Judges Education Chair, and Region 5 director. We discussed his many roles in the ADS, his passion for daylilies, and his love of exhibitions. It was an honor to sit down with someone who dedicates so much of his time to the society and his passion and commitment to daylilies shines throughout our conversation. I hope you enjoy listening to our conversation as much as I enjoyed having it!