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Thank you to the following AHS Members, Regions and Daylily Clubs:

Ann Large

Barbara Kirby

Bill Monroe

Carol Spurrier

Cenla Daylily Society

Central Alabama DL Society

Central Oklahoma Hem. Society

Cheryl Ford

Cobb County Daylily Society

Connecticut Daylily Society

Diane and Jack Joiner

Dublin Hemerocallis Society

Earnest Yearwood

Elizabeth Trotter

Faith & Jerry Bange

Gene Dewey

Harold McDonell

Jack Joiner

Janice Kennedy

Johnson County Iris & Daylily Soc.

Joy Detmer

Judith Branson

Kathleen Schloeder

Ken Cobb

Kyle Billadeau

Lois Hart

Lori Hankinson

Lufkin Hemerocallis Society

Martha Chamberlain

Martha Fawcett

Maureen Strong

Melodye Cambell

Memphis Area Daylily Society

Montgomery Area Daylily Society

Nancy & Don Smith

O.H. McIntyre

Pat & Steve Mercer

Ruth Killingsworth Family

Savannah Hemerocallis Society

Sherley Channing

Southwestern Illinois Hem. Soc.

Thomas Bruce

Tim Herrington

Upstate Daylily Society

Wichita Daylily Club

Windsor Farms Garden Club

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Sandy Holmes

Department: Forums/Membership/Merchandising/Site Technolgy
Title: Manager

Sandy was born and raised in Pittsfield, Illinois to parents had no interest in gardening, but came from farmers on both sides of the family. She graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Accounting. Over 40 years, she held various finance jobs in the grocery industry. In 2009, she retired as Vice President of Finance at SUPERVALU’s Northern Region.

As an avid gardener living in Atlanta, GA., she planted her first daylily seeds in the early 1980’s. Unfortunately none of them came up so she turned Stellas for landscaping. After a job change, she ended up in Centerville, OH, where I met and married Mike Holmes. In 1995 they were introduced to the modern daylily when Sandy’s co-worker, Bill Barrere’s daughter, gave them flowers from her late father’s garden.

After outgrowing their backyard hybridizing, in 2002 Mike and Sandy purchased 12 acres of good farm land, just outside of Xenia, OH where they operate Riverbend Daylily Garden. Sandy hybridizes for large tetraploid unusual forms with graceful form. She works for clear colors with green throats and watermarks or patterned eyes. After the death of a local hybridizer, Shirley Farmer, Sandy has helped to keep the Midwest Hybridizers Meeting a viable resource for everyone from experienced hybridized to back yard gardens. She is a Garden Judge and has begun testing for Exhibition Judge.

The American Hemerocallis Society, Inc. (AHS) is a non-profit organization. The AHS is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes, and especially to promote, encourage, and foster the development and improvement of the genus Hemerocallis and public interest therein. These purposes are expressly limited so that AHS qualifies as an exempt organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or the corresponding provision of any future U.S. Internal Revenue Law.