CIDS is hosting an on scape daylily show accredited by the American Daylily Society, Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Washington Park Botanical Garden Exhibition Hall, Springfield, IL 62704. Entries will be accepted from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. Judging will be from 10:00 am until 1:15 pm and the show will be open to the public from 1:15 pm until 3:00 pm. Admission is free.
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!!
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 2015 Daylily Sale will be held at the Washington Park Botanical Garden on Saturday August 1st, from 12pm to 3pm.
CIDS members will convene at Washington Park on Thursday night, July 30th, to dig and divide plants from our club bed. (Rain date is Friday, July 31st).
CIDS Members – especially those with vendor tables – are encouraged to arrive at the park between 9:30am and 10:30am on the day of the sale to setup the room.
For members seeking additional information, please refer to the CIDS Newsletter or contact Carol Reihl.
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:
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.