There are two main summer events that we would like to announce:
CIDS Open House and Flower Show
Saturday, June 25th, 12:00-3:00pm, Washington Park Botanical Garden
CIDS invites all to join them for an open house and flower show. CIDS Members will be on-hand to discuss the varieties of daylilies, plant habits and care, and the national daylily organization, the American Hemerocalis Society. Light refreshments will also be served to those who attend.
CIDS Plant Sale
Saturday, August 6th, 12:00-3:00pm, Washington Park Botanical Garden
CIDS invites the general public to purchase plants (mostly Daylilies and sun perennials) to benefit our club, the Central Illinois Daylily Society.
On Sunday, May 15th, we will be having our annual Members Only Auction and Potluck. We will begin gathering at 12:00pm, and the potluck will begin shortly thereafter. The auction should begin around 1pm.
This event has previously been held at the Rochester Community Building, but we are excited to be using the Washington Park Botanical Garden building for this years auction. We will be in the same room that we use for our Plant Sale in August.
This event is reserved for current members of CIDS, and your dues must be paid in-full before the day of the auction in order to participate. This auction is an opportunity for CIDS members to obtain new daylily cultivars (usually) at lower-than-retail prices.
The majority of the plants that will be available for sale are coming from Brown’s Ferry Gardens, which is owned/operated by Charles and Heidi Douglas. The list of plants from this source is located below. CIDS members are encouraged to bring increases from the plants purchased through our clubs Plant Drawing program, and members may also donate other plants to be sold, with all proceeds going to CIDS. Continue reading
Our next club meeting will be on Friday, September 11th, at 7pm at the Rochester Community Building in Rochester, IL.
This is our “Member Showcase” meeting, where photos and stories from YOU – CIDS Members – will be shared. If you have a daylily story, adventure, photo essay, or even just a few favorite pictures from your garden, please contact Jacob Braun. He will assemble the submissions and prepare a PowerPoint presentation to be seen by all.
**All entries are accepted – no matter how great or small **
Also, DON’T THROW AWAY YOUR SCAPES! We will once again be having a friendly competition for the daylilies growing in your garden. Prizes will be awarded for:
– The tallest scape
– The scape with the most branching
– The scape with the highest bud count
We will accept one entry per category for each participating member. So head out and search your garden for your very best!
Our 2015 Daylily Sale will be held at the Washington Park Botanical Garden on Saturday August 1st, from 12pm to 3pm.
CIDS members will convene at Washington Park on Thursday night, July 30th, to dig and divide plants from our club bed. (Rain date is Friday, July 31st).
CIDS Members – especially those with vendor tables – are encouraged to arrive at the park between 9:30am and 10:30am on the day of the sale to setup the room.
For members seeking additional information, please refer to the CIDS Newsletter or contact Carol Reihl.
A number of people expressed interest in the Napa Cabbage Salad that Lori Doolin prepared, so she wanted to share the recipe with all those who were interested:
Napa Cabbage Salad
1 head Napa Cabbage OR shredded slaw mix – thinly sliced/chopped
1 bunch green onion – thinly sliced include green ends
3-5 T butter or margarine
2 – 3 oz pkgs Ramen noodles – broken into small pieces
3 oz pkg slivered almonds
4 T sesame seeds
1/4 c white vinegar
3/4 c vegetable oil
2 T soy sauce
1/2 c sugar
To cook dressing – combine all ingredients and bring to a boil – boil 1 minute until sugar is dissolved – let cool
Saute broken ramen noodles and almonds in butter in a large skillet until lightly browned – let cool
Combine Napa cabbage, green onion, and sesame seeds in a large bowl. Just before serving add ramen noodle mixture and dressing mixture to the cabbage mixture. Toss to coat evenly.
OK, I’m breaking my own rules here, but here is the list. This is only the list from Blue Ridge Daylilies, but there will be more plants donated by your fellow members. Those names, photos and details will be included in the presentation at the auction.
This is an initial announcement for the Members-Only Auction, Potluck and Meeting. This event will take place on Sunday, June 7th, 2015, starting at 1pm.
Many members are interested in the list of plants that will be available for auction. Below is a link to the list of plants that were purchased from Blue Ridge Daylilies. Additional plants may be donated or submitted to the auction.
**PLEASE NOTE: Only members who have paid their dues for 2015 will be able to participate in this auction. If you are a new member, please submit your registration BEFORE the June 7th meeting to our Treasurer, Deb Miller. Registrations on the day of the auction will not be accepted. If you have questions about this, please contact the club president.
The potluck will very similar to years past. Fried chicken will be provided by the club, along with paper products. Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share (should feed approximately 10-12 people).
LINK TO LIST
We have been given the approval from AHS to host an official Exhibition and Show on June 27th, 2015. Our show in 2014 was a big hit, and we hope this year will be even better.
8:00a-11:00a Registration / Classification / Placement.
Exhibitors may arrive with their exhibits and groom near the show location. A small grooming area will be provided. It is recommended you come to the show location with your exhibits already groomed. Friendly faces will be on hand to help you with your exhibits.
11:00a No new entries accepted for placement. Only entries in the possession of the placement or classification committee will be accepted for judging. All other entries will be placed in the non-judged display area. The show chair will resolve discrepancies, and the decision will be final.
11:30a Final placement and registration completed. This time allows for classification to complete entries that had been received at or before 11:00. This time also allows the placement committee to make final adjustments.
11:30a-1:00p Exhibition Judging. Only judges, clerks and show chairs allowed inside judging area.
12:00p-4:00p Membership and Education Table open.
1:00p Show open to public.
1:00p-1:30p Tabulation and awards placement.
4:00p Show closed. Exhibits and awards must be claimed by 4:15pm. Dismantling begins at 4:00pm.
Below is a link to the entire schedule. If you have any questions, please contact Jacob Braun.
Link to Show Schedule
Plans are set for our bus trip this year, and we’re already signing people up to join us for a great adventure!
Join us on June 20th as we head South and West to see daylilies and other perennials on display.
We’ll depart from the JC Penny Parking lot in Springfield at 7:30am. From there, we’ll head to Cottage Gardens, on to Josephine’s for lunch (it’s a CIDS favorite!), and finally to the Missouri Botanical Garden for the afternoon. We plan to be back in Springfield at 6pm.
The cost for each participant is $30.
The flier can be viewed here with information for how to register to attend. Be sure to sign up soon before the bus fills up!
Our next meeting is Sunday, June 7th, at 1pm, Rochester Community Bldg. Debra will open the doors at noon.
Last year we had too many desserts & not enough side dishes. We ask you to consider bringing an appetizer, side dish or entrée instead of dessert. The club will provide the fried chicken. Please call Sandy at 498-7320 only if you will eat the fried chicken so she knows how much to buy. Vegetarians be cool!
The potluck will be followed by a short meeting & the auction. Jacob needs the names of the plants you plan on donating so he can look the pictures up & put them in the slide show. Please send these to him at Br4un3r@gmail.com
Sandy has been planning & will prepare the plants from Selman’s. The Petersburg gals,
Ann & Margaret will be our auctioneers. Bring your checkbooks & Daylily Dollars.
Good food, good company, new plants. What more could you want?!