May 19, 2019 – Member Auction and Potluck – Remember you must have your dues paid prior to the auction to participate! – Business Meeting
June 29, 2019 – CIDS will be hosting an Off Scape Daylily Show at Washington Park Botanical Garden. Watch for updates!
July 6, 2019 – CIDS will host a bus trip! The bus trip will be going to Five-Acre Daylilies in Tolono, lunch in Danville, Gayle Story’s Garden in Danville, and Prairie Gardens in Urbana, then home. Cost is $30 for CIDS members and $40 for non-members. Please Email Deb & Dave Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject of CIDS Bus Trip if you would like to go.
August 3, 2019 – CIDS Daylily Sale at Washington Park – You can’t have too many daylilies!
September 15, 2019 – Speaker Michael Bouman of St. Peters MO and potluck prior to the regular business meeting.
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 email@example.com
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
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 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.
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
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.
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