Region 2 Summer Meeting “SUMMER FUN IN 2021”

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!

The gardens on tour for the Reg 2 Summer Meeting were those of Sandy and Dick Gabriel, Sandra and Don Shull, Lori Doolin/Front Porch Daylilies and Bonnie Nichols/Oak Hill Daylilies.

2022 Upcoming CIDS Meetings and Events

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

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 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

CIDS Meeting – Friday, September 11th, 7:00pm – Rochester Community Room

Our next club meeting will be on Friday, September 11th, at 7pm at the Rochester Community Building in Rochester, IL.
This is our “Member Showcase” meeting, where photos and stories from YOU – CIDS Members – will be shared. If you have a daylily story, adventure, photo essay, or even just a few favorite pictures from your garden, please contact Jacob Braun. He will assemble the submissions and prepare a PowerPoint presentation to be seen by all.
**All entries are accepted – no matter how great or small **
Also, DON’T THROW AWAY YOUR SCAPES! We will once again be having a friendly competition for the daylilies growing in your garden. Prizes will be awarded for:
– The tallest scape
– The scape with the most branching
– The scape with the highest bud count
We will accept one entry per category for each participating member. So head out and search your garden for your very best!

From the Garden Tour

A number of people expressed interest in the Napa Cabbage Salad that Lori Doolin prepared, so she wanted to share the recipe with all those who were interested:

Napa Cabbage Salad
1 head Napa Cabbage OR shredded slaw mix – thinly sliced/chopped
1 bunch green onion – thinly sliced include green ends
3-5 T butter or margarine
2 – 3 oz pkgs Ramen noodles – broken into small pieces
3 oz pkg slivered almonds
4 T sesame seeds
Dressing
1/4 c white vinegar
3/4 c vegetable oil
2 T soy sauce
1/2 c sugar
To cook dressing – combine all ingredients and bring to a boil – boil 1 minute until sugar is dissolved – let cool
Saute broken ramen noodles and almonds in butter in a large skillet until lightly browned – let cool
Combine Napa cabbage, green onion, and sesame seeds in a large bowl.  Just before serving add ramen noodle mixture and dressing mixture to the cabbage mixture.  Toss to coat evenly.
Serve.
Enjoy!!

2015 Members-Only Auction, Potluck – June 7, 2015

This is an initial announcement for the Members-Only Auction, Potluck and Meeting. This event will take place on Sunday, June 7th, 2015, 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 Blue Ridge Daylilies. Additional plants may be donated or submitted to the auction.

**PLEASE NOTE: Only members who have paid their dues for 2015 will be able to participate in this auction. If you are a new member, please submit your registration BEFORE the June 7th 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.

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).

LINK TO LIST