2020 Upcoming CIDS Meetings and Events

August 1, 2020 – Our club will have its Annual Daylily sale Saturday, August 1st!  This will be at Washington Park Botanical Garden, Springfield, IL.  The sale will be open to the public from 12 noon to 3 PM.  Please respect social distancing and masks are recommended.

If you would like additional information regarding the sale or if you are a club member and would like to sell plants please contact the sale co-chair, Debra Miller @ miller42@aol.com with CIDS Sale in the subject line or call 217 – 529-8014.

September 13, 2020 – This meeting has been cancelled until further notice

Oct/Nov meeting to be announced.

December 6, 2020 – CIDS Christmas Party – Details to be announced at a later date.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS DAYLILY SHOW!!

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 2018 EVENTS

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.

Summer 2016 Events with CIDS

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.

CIDS Member’s Auction and Potluck – Auction List Included

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

Official Announcement – 2015 Exhibition and Show

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.

SHOW SCHEDULE

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

CIDS Meeting – Friday, April 10th, 7:00pm – Rochester Community Room

Our next meeting is Friday, April 10th, 7PM at  Rochester Community ​Building. We will go over the results of the survey we took. Jacob will give a program on using  the internet to find sites such as the AHS database, & exploring other online options.
The following meeting will be at our Potluck & Auction, June 7th, 1PM.  Sandy is ordering our plants  from Selman’s. Sandy has been to his garden &  says it’s exceptional.  If you plan on bringing donation plants for the auction please attach a label with all the AHS plant info.
Remember to E mail or send Jacob  the plant names  before the auction day so they can be in the slide show.
Our bus trip to Cottage Gardens, Josephine’s  & Missouri Botanical Gardens is June 20th. We will meet at the JC Penney parking lot between 7:00 & 7:15am .  Bus leaves at 7:30am. The cost is $30 per person. It would be a good idea to register & pay at the April 10th meeting to guarantee your  seat on the bus. If you don’ pay then you must pay by April 30th by sending a check to Debra Miller, 71 Laconwood, Springfield, Illinois 62712. After we know how many members are going we will know how many guests we can take. Debra will be taking names for a wait list. (More details attached)
Our  Daylily Show is Saturday, June 27th Washington Park Botanical Garden, 12-3.
The members Garden Tour & Picnic is July 11th, picnic at Lori Doolin’s in Glasgow,  Illinois.  More info & directions to follow.
Our annual Daylily Sale  is Saturday, August 1st, at Washington Park
Botanical Gardens 12-3. Vendors, this year your plants must have an attached label with the complete AHS information on it. Customers complained last year so let’s all accommodate them! Vendors are expected to arrive early to help with the club’s set up & your own setup. All donated plants also need the info tags on them & plants dug from the botanical garden will have them, also. Let’s keep it professional!