CIDS First meeting of 2021 will be Friday February 12th at the Rochester Community Center. The meeting will begin at 7PM – Hope to see many there!
On Sunday, May 16th beginning at 2PM Bret Clement of Clement Daylily Garden “The Cat’s Meow Of Daylilies” will be our speaker. We will also have a mini auction of some Clement cultivars along with a business meeting.
Summer Fun In 2021! – Central Illinois Daylily Club will host the Region 2 Summer Meeting in Springfield IL Friday, Saturday and Sunday July 9-11. The event will be held at Northfield Inn and Conference Center in Springfield IL. You may visit adsregion2.org for updated information. There will be 5 Central Illinois daylily gardens on tour.
Central Illinois Daylily Society will hold its annual daylily sale Saturday August 7th at the Washington Park Botanical Garden, Springfield IL. The sale will be open to the public from 12PM to 3PM.
The Hybridizer Auction will be held this fall. Additional information TBA.
November meeting TBA
CIDS Christmas Party – 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
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
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!
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
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.
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.