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:
3) The Official Show Schedule is also available, which has the rest of the details for the July 6th event.
Now is the time to start looking through your garden, pre-selecting the best candidates and forming your plan to take home PURPLE!
We’ll see you there!
-CIDS Show Committee

2014 Member Garden Tour – The Plan

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. “
JoAnn can be contacted via phone (217-553-0296) or email (

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 Members-Only Auction, Potluck – June 1, 2014

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

More information about the Members’ Portal

CIDS Members’ Website

After quite a bit of time, we have finally opened the members-only site for all CIDS members to use.

Why “Members-Only”?

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.

What’s Next?

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:

If you have any questions, be sure to come to the February meeting, or send a note to the administrator (

AHS Membership and CIDS Membership

Our latest newsletter mentioned AHS Membership and it’s importance to the club. CIDS is a local, child-organization of the American Hemerocallis Society. As such, our club objectives include: “…Carry on locally the work of the American Hemerocallis Society…”

All members of CIDS are encouraged to also be members of AHS. Our club is planning to hold an accredited Daylily Exhibition in 2014, and one of the requirements for such is that 50% of our club be members of AHS. So, if you aren’t currently a member – whether your membership has lapsed or you haven’t joined yet – we invite you to register today!

See for more information.

CIDS By-laws – Reminder About Plant Drawing Rules

With our most-recent newsletter, we also distributed a current copy of the by-laws. The by-laws can also be found at this link.

The newsletter highlighted the following information:

  1. ….. a plant will be awarded at each regular meeting
  2. Eligibility is limited to members who:
    a.   Are paid-up on dues
    b.   Have attended at least three meetings
    c.   Are not delinquent in returning a fan to the Society from a previous winning
  3. Members winning a plant are to be awarded …… $100 for a plant of their choice …. paid receipt must be submitted within one year from date of winning.
  4. Members are to return to the Society an increase (fan) of a plan they have won within two years …. will be sold at “members only” auction.