2019 Upcoming CIDS Meetings and Events

September 15, 2019 – Speaker Michael Bouman of St. Peters MO, potluck, member’s only mini auction and regular business meeting .  The meeting will be held at the JEROME CIVIC CENTER, 2901 Leonard St., Springfield, IL 62704 with doors opening at 12:30pm.

October 1, 2019 – Theme for the 2021 Region 2 Summer Meeting – If you have an idea for a theme for this meeting please email Jean Little at jean7161@gmail.com or by mail to 35300 N Scottville Rd, Palmyra, IL 62674 on or before October 1, 2019.

October 6, 2019 – Members will paint a Mandala Stone using household items such as a pencil, Q-tips and sucker sticks.  Join us for the fun!  Please contact Lori Doolin @ lmdoolin90@gmail.com or call 217-370-1309 to let her know if you will be attending so there will be enough supplies for everyone in attendance.

There will also be a business meeting to discuss the 2021 Region 2 Summer Meeting.  WE will be voting on the these for the 2021 Region 2 Summer meeting that our club is hosting.  If you have an idea for the theme please email it BY OCTOBER 1, 2019 to Jean Little at jean7161@gmail.com or by mail to 35300 N Scottville Rd, Palmyra, IL 62674.

December 8, 2019 – CIDS Christmas Party – Details will be announced at a later date.



Garden Judge Workshop 1

At the November 9, 2018 meeting – 7:00 PM at the Rochester IL Community Center – CIDS will be hosting a Garden Judge Workshop 1.  The workshop will be taught by AHS Garden Judge Michael Bouman of St. Peters MO .  The cost of the workshop is $5.00 each for those wanting AHS credit to become a garden judge or $3.00 each for anyone wanting to participate.  The workshop fee for CIDS members will be paid for by the club.   

 All students should be prepared for the class & are encouraged to download the pdf version, “GARDEN JUDGES HANDBOOK”, free from the AHS website.  A soft cover handbook is also available from Amazon.com at a small cost.                                         Send any questions to newsletter@dayilycids.org 




On June 23, 2018 CIDS hosted an hosting an on scape daylily show accredited by the American Daylily Society.

And The Winners Are –  Congratulations!!!                                                                         Deb Miller – Extra Large – Lavender Rainbow                                                              Rich Ford – Large – Brookwood Lee Causey                                                               Nikki Schmith – Small – Lights In The Shadows                                                            Nikki Schmith – Mini – Ojo Poco                                                                                     Rich Ford – Double – Micro Chip                                                                                    Lori Doolin – Spider – Ad Infinitum                                                                          Rich Ford – Unusual – Heavenly Breezes                                                                     Nikki Schmith – Seedling                                                                                               Nikki Schmith – Best In Show – Lights In The Shadows                                                Nikki Schmith – Sweepstakes



CIDS Meeting/Program – Sunday, March 18th at the Rochester Community Center from 12pm to 4pm. Gayle Storey will speak about her hybridizing program and a few of her introductions will be auctioned!!

CIDS Member’s Only Auction/Potluck/Meeting – Sunday, May 20th beginning at 12pm at the Rochester Community Center

CIDS Daylily Show – Saturday, June 23rd at Washington Park

CIDS Tour of Member’s Gardens – Saturday, July 7th with a picnic at Sandy Gabriel’s

CIDS Annual Plant Sale – August 4th from 12pm to 3pm at Washington Park

CIDS March Meeting

The March meeting will be held on Sunday the 18th from 12-4pm at the Rochester Community Building.  Gayle Story of Nature’s Edge Daylilies, Danville IL will give a talk on her hybridizing program.  She and her husband Rick have been hobby gardening for almost 30 years.  She has been hybridizing for almost as long.  Her focus is on blue/lavenders, true reds, eyed patterns and deep true purples.  She grows strong hardy plants in an open prairie setting.

We will also auction some of her creations at this meeting to be delivered sometime in May.  Hope to see you there!!

CIDS Daylily Sale

CIDS held their annual daylily sale August 5, 2017 at the Springfield Botanical Gardens.  There were lots and lots of beautiful daylilies to choose from, which made it very difficult to pick just one!  It was a beautiful day and the turnout was wonderful.