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Bad Bud Activities in a 'nutshell'.

  • Member winter slide program (January/February meeting):  Club members present slides of their gardens or ones that they have visited.

  • Speaker programs (March/April and November meetings and sometimes the February meeting):  Hybridizers, growers, gardeners, travelers, and specialists. 

  • Annual Club Plant Auction (May Meeting):  Come early and look over the many possibilities.  Opportunities to obtain daylilies at nearly 50% off.

  • Annual Club Adopt-a-Daylily Program (May Meeting):  New cultivars are purchased by the club yearly and raffled to members.  These plants are grown in member gardens for two to three years and then divided.  The club member keeps a double fan and the excess is either sold at the annual auction or planted in the Green Bay Botanical Garden/B. A. D. Buds display beds.

  • Annual Club Garden Walk/Bus Trip (July): Visitation to members’ or regional gardens (Nothing planned for 2020) 

  • Annual Club Chit Chat (July): Fun evening at a member’s home garden. 

  • Club Daylily Hybridizing Workshop (July):  A hand’s-on, in-the-garden introduction to the basics of hybridizing daylily cultivars.

  • Annual Club Garden Picnic (August):  Members visit gardens of and enjoy a potluck picnic hosted by a club member.

  • Annual Club Daylily Plant Sale (September):  Hundreds of cultivars from members' gardens and GBBG/B.A.D. Buds display beds.

  • Club Annual Luncheon and Business Meeting (November):  A luncheon followed by the election of the Board of Directors and planning for the coming year’s activities followed by a featured speaker. 

All meeting dates scheduled, may change due to COVID. Check back closer to the event date for any updates to the event.

January Meeting

Meeting followed by member presentations of local and regional gardens

Location: Green Bay Botanical Garden Visitor’s Center

Jan. 28, 2023 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Region 2 Winter Symposium

This year's event will be in Springfield, IL. Check the Region 2 Event page for details.

Website: ADS Region2 "Winter-Symposium"

Feb. 17th - 19th, 2023

April Meeting

Speaker:  Stay tune for details.
Location: Green Bay Botanical Garden Visitor’s Center

April 1st, 2023 12:00 to 4:00 P.M.

April Meeting Canceled due to weather

May Dig

Weed & Feed; clean-up of GBBG Daylily beds; dig for auction

Location: Green Bay Botanical Garden

May 1st, 2023 3:30 to 6:00 P.M. RAIN DATE: May 2nd, 2023

May Auction

The B.A.D. Buds annual Daylily Auction and Adopt-a-Plant
Brief meeting followed by annual auction and adopt-a-daylily program drawing.
A great opportunity to purchase daylilies at nearly 50% off the asking price. Click HERE for a partial List of Plants going on the auction block.

Location: Green Bay Botanical Garden Visitor Center

May 3rd 2023 6:00 - 9:00 P.M.

Daylily Society National Convention

Check the Daylily Website for details: "Grand Ole Daylilies"

Location: Nashville, TN

June 15th - 17th, 2023

Region 2 Summer Meeting

Planning is still going on, Check Region 2 Website for details. "In the Middle of the Mitten"

Location: MI

July 21st - 23rd, 2023

B.A.D. Buds Summer Bus Trip

We leave the Green Bay Botanical Gardens at 7:30PM and will travel to Oh My Peony Farm in Marion, WI (you will be able to place your peony order using cash, check or credit card), then to Wausau for a 1-hour tour of the Monks Botanical Garden and eat lunch in the garden. Then to the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum where we will have a 1-hour docent tour of the Reclaimed: The Art of Recology display.  Then after enjoying the sculptures and garden on your own.  We will be stopping at Culvers in Wausau for ice cream and then travel back to Green Bay arriving at the Green Bay Botanical around 7:30PM. Registration Form

June 28th, 2023

July Chit Chat


Location: Linda Servia

July 11th, 2023  6 P.M. to 8 P.M.

Hands on Daylily Hybridizer Workshop

Dream of creating your own special daylily? Come join Jim and Sharon for a hands on daylily hybridizing workshop. You will use their daylilies for the workshop. If your hybridizing efforts are successful, Jim & Sharon will deliver the seeds to you. Contact Jim or Sharon to confirm and for more details.

Location:  Jim & Sharon Prochaska's Foxwood Gardens

Please contact them to schedule a time to come and create your special daylily. Contact Jim or Sharon

Annual Picnic

Location:  Details to come.

?, 2023 4:00 P.M. to 8

Dig for Annual Sale

Come help dig daylilies from the B.A.D. Buds Daylily Gardens for our 22nd Annual Daylily Sale. Earn BAD Bucks to spend at the sale or a future purchasing opportunity.  

Location:  Green Bay Botanical Gardens Daylily Beds

Sept 6th, 2023 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM. RAIN DATE: Sept 7th, 2023

Annual Sale Bagging

Daylilies dug from the B.A.D. Buds Daylily Gardens and daylilies donated by club members will be bagged for our 22nd Annual Daylily Sale. Come join in the fun and earn BAD Bucks to spend at the sale or a future purchasing opportunity.

Location:  Larry's Bellevue Gardens

Sept 8th, 2023 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Annual Sale Setup

Come help fellow members set up for our 22nd annual sale. Activities include tagging and arranging the daylilies for display. Earn BAD Bucks to spend at the sale or a future purchasing opportunity.

Location:  Larry's Bellevue Gardens

Sept 8th, 2023 1:00 PM until finished.

Annual Sale

Our 22nd annual sale will feature numerous cultivars: miniatures, small-flowered, large-flowered, doubles, spiders and unusual forms. Some are among the most popular in the upper Midwest. 
(Larry's will be closed for the season and has graciously offered to host our annual sale)

Location:  Larry's Bellevue Gardens

Sept 9th, 2023 (Sat.) 9-4 Sept 10th, 2023 (Sun) 11-3

Annual Luncheon and Business Meeting

Annual luncheon & social starting at 11:00 A.M. Business meeting starting at 12:30. Bobbi Johnson, Region 2 Treasurer will be the speaker. She is an avid gardener, daylily and iris hybridizer located in the village of Rockland, WI just west of Sparta, WI. Johnson Daylilies & Iris

Location:  Green Bay Botanical Garden Visitor’s Center

Nov 11th, 2023 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

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