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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 January/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. 

  • Annual Club Chit Chat (July): Join us for a 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 (July/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 subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen events.  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. 27, 2024 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Region 2 Winter Symposium

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

Website: ADS Region2 "Winter-Symposium"

Mar. 1st - 3rd, 2024

April Meeting

Speaker:  Scott Reuss - University of Wisconsin Agriculture Agent.  He will be discussing how to manage our soils for the health of daylilies and the insects/diseases that attack our beloved daylily plants/flowers. Bring your questions and be prepared to help your plants grow to their best potential this summer.
Location: Green Bay Botanical Garden Visitor’s Center

April 13th, 2024 12:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

May Dig

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

Location: Green Bay Botanical Garden

May 7th, 2024 3:30 to 6:00 P.M. RAIN DATE: May 8th, 2024

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. Check back closer to event for a partial List of Plants going on the auction block.

Location: Green Bay Botanical Garden Visitor Center

May 9th 2024 5:00 - 9:00 P.M.

Daylily Society National Convention

Registration is open. Check the Daylily Convention Website for details: "Daylilies Galore"

Location: Oklahoma City, OK

June 12th - 15th, 2024

Region 2 Summer Meeting

Planning is still going on, Check Region 2 Website for details. "Es-Scape to Ohio"

Location: OH

July 19th- 21st, 2024

B.A.D. Buds Summer Bus Trip

July 18th, 7:15 to 6:45

We will travel to the West Bend and Milwaukee area. Stay tuned for more details.

July Chit Chat


Location: TBD

July ? Time: TBD

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:  TBD


Dig for Annual Sale

Come help dig daylilies from the B.A.D. Buds Daylily Gardens for our 23rd Annual Daylily Sale. Earn BAD Bucks to spend at the sale or a future purchasing opportunity.  

Location:  Green Bay Botanical Gardens Daylily Beds

Sept 4th, 2024 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM. RAIN DATE: Sept 5th, 2024

Annual Sale Bagging

Daylilies dug from the B.A.D. Buds Daylily Gardens and daylilies donated by club members will be bagged for our 23rd 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 6th, 2024 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Annual Sale Setup

Come help fellow members set up for our 23rd 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 6th, 2024 1:00 PM until finished.

Annual Sale

Our 23rannual 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 is open for fall mum sale and has graciously offered to host our annual sale)

Location:  Larry's Bellevue Gardens

Sept 7th, 2024 (Sat.) 9-4 Sept 8th, 2024 (Sun) 10-3

Annual Luncheon and Business Meeting

Annual luncheon & social starting at 11:00 A.M. Business meeting starting at 12:30. Stay Tuned for Speaker information

Location:  Green Bay Botanical Garden Visitor’s Center

Nov 9th, 2024 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

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