2015 Members-Only Auction, Potluck – June 7, 2015

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).


2015 CIDS Bus Trip

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!

Get ready to SHOW!

There are only 5 days left before CIDS 2014 Daylily Exhibition Show, the only accredited show in Illinois in 2014!

Are you ready? Let’s do ourselves proud by all participating in whatever way we can! Whether you are bringing on-scape entries, off-scape entries, or friends and family to see the show, here are a few helpful resources to get ready:
1) AHS has a great informational page on preparing to show your blooms: http://www.daylilies.org/EnteringAHSShows.html
3) The Official Show Schedule is also available, which has the rest of the details for the July 6th event.
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We’ll see you there!
-CIDS Show Committee

We’re having a Show!

It’s 100% official: CIDS will be hosting an AHS-acreditted Show/Exhibition this year! After a fews years away from shows, CIDS will host once again on Sunday, July 6th. The show will be held at Washington Park Botanical Garden in their Exhibition Room.

Entries will be only be accepted between 8:30 – 11:00am.

Judging will take place between 11:30am – 1:00pm.

The show is open to the public from 1:00 – 4:00pm. The general public is invited to come and view the show entries after judging. Scoring and awards will also be announced during this time.

Jim Cruise is still accepting volunteers to help work at the show. Please contact him if you would like to help.

If you are planning to help setup for the show, please arrive no later than 8:00am.


Club Workshop – Prepare for Show/Exhibition – Friday, June 13th, 7pm

This Friday, June 13th, at 7:00pm, at the Rochester Community Room, two of our club members – Rich Ford and Nikki Schmith – will help the rest of us learn all about Daylily Shows and Exhibitions. They’ll help us learn how to pick the right scape and bloom, travel with it to the location, clean it up, and get it entered into the show. They’ll also explain how the show is judged and how points are scored, just in case you like those details, too. ***This will not be a club meeting, with club business, plant drawings, etc. ***

Hope to see you there!

2014 Meetings – Dates and Plans

The calendar here on this site has been updated to reflect our meeting plans for the coming six months. Be sure to check there for dates and times.

Our first meeting for 2014 will be on February 7th, at 7pm at the Rochester Community Building. Our speaker will be Eric Simpson of Cavalier Daylily Gardens, who will be sharing with us his hybridizing program and other neat details about his garden.
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September Meeting – Sep. 13th, 2013

Our next club meeting will be held on Friday, September 13th at 7pm, at the Rochester Community Building.

Rod Kroemer and Jim Wuersch, from 5-Acre Farm Daylilies, will be presenting a 45-60 minute powerpoint-based presentation with 100+ pictures, They will be talking about who they are, where the farm came from, what they’ve done in 8 years, what they are doing with their hybridizing program, and touching on where they are heading in the future. Both Rod and Jim are CIDS members and look forward to seeing many familiar faces.

Before the presentation, there will be a brief business meeting. If you have any agenda items to be discussed, please contact Jacob Braun.


2013 Plant Sale

Saturday August 3rd is our Daylily Sale at Washington Park Exhibition Center. The hours are from Noon to 3pm but we will need folks there to help set up tables, etc. Doors should be open by 10am. Joe and Renee will be providing lunch to the members that are there so make sure you come and lend a hand.

Please bring daylilies for the sale with prices and pictures. Some folks have picture boards which are helpful and also draw attention to your booth.

Once again this year, they will have an area where children can pot their own daylilies so tell the kids and grandkids to stop by.

We also need volunteers to help dig and divide daylilies at Washington Park before the sale. This will be done on Thursday so gather your shovels and call Joe for more details if you are able to help. (217-546-1362)