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 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 (