Our next club meeting will be on Friday, September 12th at 7pm, and we will again meet at the Rochester Community Room.
We will have a business meeting, followed by a presentation on Sculpted Daylilies. Photos from the 2013 AHS Photography Contest will be displayed during our break/social time.
If you have any items to add to the agenda, feel free to add a comment below or contact Jacob (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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!
On Saturday, July 12th, there will be a caravan-style garden tour of a few daylily gardens. Below are the details, as provided by JoAnn Satterfield, who is also leading the event. If you plan to join us for this tour, please contact JoAnn (info provided below).
This the schedule of the Members’ Garden Tour. It will be on Saturday, July 12th. Our first stop will be Carol Riehl’s Garden, 1621 N. 13th Street, Springfield. We will meet at her house at 7:30 a.m.Our next garden will be Nikki Schmith’s at 424 Pheasant Ct., Worden, IL. Nickki’s phone number is 248-739-9006. Nikki indicates she has 500 daylilies and some will be for sale.Our third and final stop will be Rosewood Farm Daylilies. Mike and Kathy Slater have about 400 daylilies. Their address is 241 Prarietown Road, Dorsey, IL. Phone number 618-585-4677. Mike and Kathy will also have daylilies for sale. Both Nikki and Kathy are having open gardens on July 12th.Since we will not be able to have a picnic this year, I would like to stop at Jubelt’s in Litchfield on the way back. “
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.
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!
This is an initial announcement for the Members-Only Auction, Potluck and Meeting. This event will take place on Sunday, June 1st, 2014, 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 Bell’s Daylily Garden. Additional plants may be donated or submitted to the auction.
**PLEASE NOTE: Only members who have paid their dues for 2014 will be able to participate in this auction. If you are a new member, please submit your registration BEFORE the June 1st 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, Jacob Braun.
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).
To view this list, you will need to be a registered user of the CIDS Members’ Portal. LINK TO LIST
After quite a bit of time, we have finally opened the members-only site for all CIDS members to use.
The CIDS Board of Directors talked about ways to share information among CIDS members – by-laws and rules, photos, contact information, etc. – in a way that helped the membership of the club feel that their information is still protected.
Once you have registered and signed-in to the site, you will be able to see and share a variety of things with fellow members of this club.
So what is it?
Imagine a “facebook”-type site, where only members of CIDS can log in to participate in the conversation. Each member has the ability to share stories, photos, or other announcements with the rest of the club. Once something has been shared, the other members are able to comment and interact accordingly.
This site also has a Forum, which allows members to create discussions about a given topic. For example, if you are curious to know how other members collect pollen for hybridizing, you can start a forum thread to get feedback and input from other members.
Lastly, each member can create and manage their own profile, with the ability to introduce themselves to the rest of the club, list contact information (optional), and even list a “wish list” of daylilies they would like to add to their collection.
The Members’ Only site will be formally introduced at our February 7th club meeting, but you’re welcome to head on over and set up your account now. Your registration will need to be approved, in order to maintain this as a limited resource for Members Only. Be sure to use your real First and Last name so that we can verify that you are truly a CIDS member.
Over the next few weeks, content from the club will start to be posted on the site. Feel free to start sharing photos from your garden to help us battle the last few weeks of winter!
Link to Members-Only site: http://daylilycids.org/members/
If you have any questions, be sure to come to the February meeting, or send a note to the administrator (email@example.com).