2024 CIDS Schedule

Friday, February 9, 2024 – Regular meeting with slide show of pictures from members gardens. The meeting will be held at the Rochester Community Center, Rochester IL and will begin at 7PM.

Friday, April 12, 2024 – Regular meeting with guest speaker Phil and Luella Korth of Pinewood Gardens. Meeting will held at the Rochester Community Center and begin at 7 PM.

Sunday, June 9, 2024 – Brief meeting followed by the Member’s Only Hybridizer Auction. The meeting will be held at the Rochester Community Center and will begin at 1 PM

Saturday, June 29, 2024 – CIDS Accredited Daylily Show will be held at the Washington Park Botanical Gardens, Springfield IL. Doors will open to the public at 1:00 PM.

Saturday, August 2, 2024 – CIDS Annual Daylily Sale will be held at the Washington Park Botanical Gardens, Springfield IL. Doors will open to the public at Noon.

Friday, September 13, 2024 – Regular meeting, program TBA, held at the Rochester Community Center to begin at 7 PM.

Friday, November 8, 2024 – Regular meeting, program TBA held at the Rochester Community Center to begin at 7 PM.

2022-2023 Upcoming CIDS Meetings and Events

Friday, November 11, 2022 – 6PM Rochester IL Community Center – Speaker will be Steve Williams of O’Bannon Springs Daylilies.  After presentation, regular business meeting.

Wednesday June 14, 2023 to Saturday, June 17, 2023 – ADS National Convention in Nashville TN

Friday, June 23, 2023 – CIDS Bus Trip to the Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis MO

Saturday, July 8, 2023 – CIDS Off-Scape Daylily Show at Washington Park, Springfield IL

Friday, July 21 through Sunday July 23, 2023 – Region 2 Summer Meeting in Lansing MI

Saturday, August 5, 2023 – CIDS Annual Daylily Sale at Washington Park, Springfield IL

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.


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 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.

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

Official Announcement – 2015 Exhibition and Show

We have been given the approval from AHS to host an official Exhibition and Show on June 27th, 2015. Our show in 2014 was a big hit, and we hope this year will be even better.


8:00a-11:00a      Registration / Classification / Placement.
Exhibitors may arrive with their exhibits and groom near the show location. A small grooming area will be provided. It is recommended you come to the show location with your exhibits already groomed. Friendly faces will be on hand to help you with your exhibits.

11:00a                No new entries accepted for placement. Only entries in the possession of the placement or classification committee will be accepted for judging. All other entries will be placed in the non-judged display area. The show chair will resolve discrepancies, and the decision will be final.

11:30a                Final placement and registration completed. This time allows for classification to complete entries that had been received at or before 11:00. This time also allows the placement committee to make final adjustments.

11:30a-1:00p      Exhibition Judging. Only judges, clerks and show chairs allowed inside judging area.

12:00p-4:00p     Membership and Education Table open.

1:00p                  Show open to public.

1:00p-1:30p       Tabulation and awards placement.

4:00p                  Show closed. Exhibits and awards must be claimed by 4:15pm. Dismantling begins at 4:00pm.

Below is a link to the entire schedule. If you have any questions, please contact Jacob Braun.

Link to Show Schedule

AHS Membership and CIDS Membership

The board has mentioned ADS Membership and it’s importance to the club. CIDS is a local, child-organization of the American Daylily Society. As such, our club objectives include: “…Carry on locally the work of the American Daylily Society…”

All members of CIDS are encouraged to also be members of AHS. Our club is planning to hold an accredited Daylily Exhibition in 2024, and one of the requirements for such is that 50% of our club be members of AHS. So, if you aren’t currently a member – whether your membership has lapsed or you haven’t joined yet – we invite you to register today!

See http://daylilies.org/AHSmemb.html for more information.

Plant Marker Orders through CIDS

At the present time, CIDS is no longer able to order Plant Markers from Kincaid Gardens in bulk. In the past, the club has had them available for purchase at club meetings or to be ordered with the group for a discounted price.

Kincaid Gardens, who has traditionally been the source of these markers, has instead offered a $0.50-per-bundle (each bundle contains 25 markers) discount on all orders when the following discount code is used at checkout: DAY-CIDS2

If you would like to purchase more of the same tags that you’ve bought before, head on over to Kincaid Gardens. Be sure to use the discount code to get the best price!