The B.A.D. Buds is an informal group of gardeners with diverse backgrounds and interests. In addition to growing and/or hybridizing daylilies, many of us also grow hostas, iris, roses, and numerous other perennials. Our group meets approximately eight times a year to share information about the growing and hybridizing of daylilies, listen to national and regional speakers, tour gardens, provide opportunities to purchase and also win daylilies, and generally just enjoy the company of others who are interested in daylilies.

In partnership with the Green Bay Botanical Garden, we also maintain six garden beds in which over 200 daylily cultivars grow and bloom.

We began meeting on a regular basis in 1999 and were granted 501(c)(3) tax exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service in 2005. Click 'here' to view and print our club brochure.


Annual dues are as follows:


Individual           $7 

                                      Family                 $10                                      


Multi year membership discounts:

Three year membership $18.00 Individual/ $27.00 Family

Five year membership $30.00 Individual/ $40.00 Family

Life Time $100 per Family

Please make check payable to B.A.D. Buds Daylily Club.  

Send your contact information (name, address, phone & email) with check to:

Mary Jo Tilton
4303 N. 29th Ave.
Wausau, WI 54401

Or print our club brochure.and fill out the membership application in there.

Club Contacts

Bay Area Daylily Buds’ Officers and other members of the Board of Directors for 2020:

             President: Terry Vertz 
            Vice President:  Bob Klika
            Secretary:   Katy Coppock
            Treasurer:  Mary Jo Tilton

Board Members:  Bob Petrick, Daryl Jankowski, Greg Ronk, Jim Prochaska,

Webmaster:   Mary Vertz

Newsletter Editor:   Jill Reuss