In July 2021, Central Illinois Daylily Society successfully hosted the Region 2 Summer Meeting. Beautiful gardens, daylily friends and almost perfect weather! Appreciation to everyone involved!
CIDS First meeting of 2022 will be Friday February 11th at the Rochester Community Center. The meeting will begin at 7PM – Hope to see many there!
Friday, April 8 2022 – at the Rochester Community Center beginning at 7PM. We will have a Potluck, bring your favorite dish! Program TBA, followed by regular business meeting.
Sunday, May 22 2022 – noon to 5PM at the Rochester Community Center. We will have our Members Only Hybridizer Auction. Make sure your dues are paid if you want to participate!
Monday, June 20 2022 – CIDS will have a bus trip. Time and place of pick-up TBA.
Saturday, June 25 2022 – Time TBA at the Washington Park Botanical Gardens, Springfield IL. CIDS will host an OFF-Scape daylily show.
Saturday, August 6 2022 – Time TBA at the Washington Park Botanical Gardens, Springfield IL CIDS will have their annual daylily sale.
September 2022 Meeting TBA
November 2022 Meeting TBA
December 2022 Christmas Dinner TBA
Early 2023 CIDS will host the Region 2 Winter Symposium – Dates TBA
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
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
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.
If you’ve been following the posts on this site, you already know that our little club planned to host an AHS-accredited Exhibition Show on July 6th, 2014, and we pulled it off! With the help of many, CIDS hosted their first show in a handful of years, and it was a success.
After a rushed morning of setup, grooming, classification, and placement, we waited while the judges studied each bloom to find the diamonds among the jewels. After they were finished, we opened the doors to a waiting crowd, and the results were unveiled. It was a whirl-wind day for all of the first-time participants, but it went off without a hitch.
Our venue was booked all weekend long, so we were only able to get in to setup the room first thing in the morning. The staff at the venue (Thank you, Steve!) even showed up early to open the doors for the setup crew to get tables up and arranged throughout the space. The crew then turned to the kitchen to fill the wine bottles – which were used as vases – with a bit of water in preparation for the entries that would soon fill them.
Entries and Classification
Each flower was carefully transported, and, after a bit of grooming, they were each identified and submitted to classification. This process determines which section each flower will be placed into for judging. There are 10 sections and two special awards sections in each show. The 148 submitted blooms filled all but one section, and we were thrilled to have so many on display.
The judges are taken into the room with the entries, accompanied by clerks who assist with the handling of pants, placing of ribbons, and answering questions that the judges may have. The classification team is also on-hand to look up any registrations for which the judges need clarification or further information. The judging can take quite a while, as each flower is judged on it’s own merit before being compared to others in it’s section for the final awards. Eventually, one winner from each section was selected and moved to the head table.
Once on the head table, the judges once again evaluate each section winner to find the bloom that will be awarded Best In Show.
While the judges were doing their part, our club had a table full of off-scape blooms on display for our guests to view in the lobby. These were not judged by the AHS judges, but instead were up for judging by the visitors to our show. We allowed each guest to vote for their favorite off-scape bloom, which led to a winner of this popularity contest.
Tabulation and Awards
After the judges have finished, they submit ballots to the tabulation team to be counted and summarized. The tabulation team uses these ballots to find out which bloom is to be awarded Best In Show. Other awards, such as Achievement Award and Sweepstakes, were also tabulated at this time.
At our show, we were able to quickly determine the Best In Show winning bloom, as well as the Sweepstakes winner for the show. We placed these awards and then opened the show to the public, while the judges took a quick break before evaluating the submissions for Ophelia Taylor and Achievement Award. Once they completed this judging, the tabulations team reviewed the final ballots to determine whether or not awards would be given in these sections.
After the doors opened, a large group of guests eagerly filed in to view all of the different blooms on display. Many Ooos and Aaahs could be heard throughout the room. Members of CIDS mingled with the other guests to help explain the various parts of the show and answered other questions from the guests.
Here are the final results, by section, with the final awards at the end.
- Section 1 – Registered EXTRA LARGE Flowers – 7″ or more in diameter: h. “Banana Cream Beauty “, entered by Nikki Schmith
- Section 2 – Registered LARGE Flowers – between 4.” and 7″ in diameter: h. “Worth It All”, entered by Lori Doolin
- Section 3 – Registered SMALL Flowers – between 3″ and 4.5″ in diameter: h. “Snowy Eyes”, entered by Theresa Roth
- Section 4 – Registered MINIATURE Flowers – less than 3″ in diameter: h. “Lil’ Black Buds”, entered by Nikki Schmith
- Section 5 – Registered Double, Polymerous, or Multiform Flowers: h. “Piccadilly Circus”, entered by Jacob Braun
- Section 6 – Registered Spider Flowers – as listed with AHS: h. “Creature of the Night”, entered by Charlene Collin
- Section 7 – Registered Unusual Form Flowers: h. “Rosy Lights”, entered by Deb Miller
- Section 8 – Youth Exhibits, Registered Flowers, entered by Youth: No entries were submitted.
- Section 9 – Regional Popularity Poll Flowers – as listed in regional publications: One entry was submitted, but did not qualify for the award.
- Section 10 – Seedlings – not yet registered with AHS: Entered by Eric Schmidt
- AHS Achievement Medal: One entry was submitted, but did not qualify for the award.
- Ophelia Taylor Horticulture Award: One entry was submitted, but did not qualify for the award.
- Best in Show: h. “Lil’ Black Buds”, entered by Nikki Schmith
- Sweepstakes – the participant who wins the most blue ribbons in the show: Nikki Schmith
A big thank you from CIDS to all who participated in any way!
In the end, the blooms were collected and placed in a can for compost. This beautiful bouquet was heading to the heap!
There are only 5 days left before CIDS 2014 Daylily Exhibition Show, the only accredited show in Illinois in 2014!