CIDS March Meeting


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 Meeting/Program РSunday, 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 ‚Äď Friday, September 11th, 7:00pm ‚Äď 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!

Upcoming Event: 2015 Daylily Sale

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 Рespecially those with vendor tables Рare 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.

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
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 Рlet 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.

2015 Members-Only Auction, Potluck ‚Äď 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).