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



Region 2 Winter Symposium

This year's event will be a virtual event. Check the Region 2 Event page for details.

Website: Region 2 "Daylilies and More"

Feb. 19th, 20th, 21st, 2021

April Meeting

Meeting is scheduled but is subject to change. 
Location: Green Bay Botanical Garden Visitor’s Center

April 10th,  2021 12:00 to 4:00 P.M.

May Dig

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

Location: Green Bay Botanical Garden Visitor’s Center

May 4th, 2021 3:30 to 6:00 P.M. RAIN DATE: May 5th, 2021


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.

Location: Green Bay Botanical Garden Visitor Center

May 6th 2021 6:00 - 9:00 P.M.


Daylily Society National Convention

Check the Daylily Website for details: "Diamond Dusted Daylilies"

Location: Hattiesburg, MS

May 20th-22nd, 2021

Region 2 Summer Meeting

Due to COVID, details for this year's Summer Meeting are very fluid. Check Region 2 Website for details. "Daylily Fun in Illinois"

Location: Springfield, IL 

July 9th - 11th, 2021 

July Chit Chat


Location: Mark & Jo Ann Jankowski

July 22, 2021 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 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

July 23rd, 2021 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

Annual Picnic

We do not have a volunteer yet for the Annual Picnic. If you are willing to host, please contact one of the board members.

Location:  ???

July 31st or Aug 1st, 2021 4:00 P.M. to ?

Dig for Annual Sale

Come help dig daylilies from the B.A.D. Buds Daylily Gardens for our 21st Annual Daylily Sale. Earn BAD Bucks to spend at the sale or a future purchasing opportunity.  

Location:  Green Bay Botanical Gardens Daylily Beds

Sept 8th, 2021 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM. RAIN DATE: Sept 9th, 

Annual Sale Bagging

Daylilies dug from the B.A.D. Buds Daylily Gardens and daylilies donated by club members will be bagged for our 21st 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 10th, 2021 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Annual Sale Setup

Come help fellow members set up for our 21st 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 10th, 2021 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Annual Sale

Our 21st 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 11th 2021 (Sat.) 9-4 Sept 12th 2021 ,(Sun) 11-3

Annual Luncheon and Business Meeting

Annual luncheon & social starting at 11:00 A.M. Business meeting starting at 12:30. Meeting will be 
followed by a presentation by David Robinson of Heavy Petal Daylilies at approximately 1:15 PM 

Location:  Green Bay Botanical Garden Visitor’s Center

Nov 13th, 2021 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.