CENTRAL IOWA DAYLILY SOCIETY

Welcome

We invite you to join the Central Iowa Daylily Society. CIDS was created by people passionate about daylilies, and our mission is to promote Daylilies through education and community outreach. We are a non-profit organization open to the public and pursue our mission through public meetings, auctions, and tours of member gardens. This provides a warm community in which CIDS members benefit from the experience and friendship of their peers.

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Meetings

We meet seven times annually. Prominent hybridizers who represeningt large breeding programs have spoken to CIDS, as well as hybridizers just beginning to get attention in the daylily world. Speakers have included Curt Hanson, Patrick and Grace Stamile, and Steve Moldovan. Most speak at our Pollen Dabbers Symposium held annually each March. Since 2004, guest speakers at Pollen Dabbers have included Dan Bachman, Gus Guzinski, Dan Hansen, Bret Clement, Linda Michaels, Phil Korth, Jim Murphy, Margo Reed, Terry Mann, Jamie Gossard, Bob Faulkner, Richard Norris, Paul Owen, Bob Tankersly-Clarke, Mike & Sandy Holmes, Charles & Heidi Douglas, Nikki Schmith, Bill Waldrop and Michael Bouman, Mike Grossmen and Kathleen Nordstrom, Tom Keast, David Kirchhoff, and Lee Pickles.

Auctions

Two CIDS auctions are held annually. The spring auction offers newer cultivars by nationally known hybridizers. Our fall auction is supported by generous donations from members of cultivars that have proven their garden value in Iowa’s zone 4 climate. Our auctions represent the best of both old and new, so no matter what your taste, you will always find something for your garden.

Tours

The Annual club tour is a highlight of our summer activities. We usually visit from three to five member gardens during peak bloom, and enjoy a day of daylily fellowship. Of course, the public is always invited to attend.

American Hemerocallis Society Display Gardens
A number of member gardens are American Hemerocallis Society (AHS) Display Gardens. This is a distinct honor, and makes these gardens excellent starting points in the education of the novice daylily grower. These gardens are also a great place for experienced gardeners to observe varieties they are thinking of adding to their collections.

Hybridizing

Active hybridizers in our club provide a wealth of information and inspiration to novice gardeners as well as those who have been digging in the dirt a while. And if you are lucky, you will be around when they’re ready to move some old things out in preparation for new seedlings.

An Eight Dollar Investment

It’s hard to believe that a membership is only $6 annually ($8 for couples). These days, few good things cost so little, yet offer so much.

Volunteer Opportunities

As an active club we welcome volunteers. Our members volunteer at our two annual public sales (in spring and fall), and at times assist elderly members with heavier seasonal gardening chores. If you’re interested, please contact one of the club members listed below.

Kathy Larson: 641-752-2264
Don Lovell: 641-752-6807
DMLovell@aol.com

Directions

Meeting are held at the Marshalltown Community College. Click link to get a map.

A Star Is Born (Bob Wilson 2006)

 

Nan Ripley (Nan's First Blush 2004)

 

Introdution Seedling (Kathy Larsen)

 

Peppermint Ice (Don Lovell 2004)

Other Iowa Growers

CVIDS
Cedar Valley Iris & Daylily Society

Turkey Ridge Daylily Farm
David & Shirley Halverson

Walnut Hill Gardens
Barry & Lynn Stoll

Organizations

American Hemerocallis Society

AHS Region One
Iowa, Manitoba, Minnesota, Nebraska, North and South Dakota

Other Useful Links

Tinkers Daylily Database

Charlotte’s Daylily Diary

2016 Schedule

Saturday, February 20th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Marshalltown Community College
Room 608

Friday & Saturday,
March 11th-12th

Pollen Dabbers
Friday Night, 4:00PM - 9:00PM
Saturday, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Marshalltown Community College,
Room 608/610

Guest Speakers:
David Kirchhoff
Lee Pickles

2016 Registration Form:
Registration Form in PDF
Registration From in Word

Saturday, April 16th
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Marshalltown Community College,
Room 608

Saturday, May 21st
2:00 PM - 5:00 p.m.
At home of Helen Settles
Annual spring plant auction

July 22nd - 24th
Region One Convention
Brookings, South Dakota

2016 Registration Form:
Registration Form in PDF

Saturday, August 13th
Pot luck and fall plant auction
1:00 PM - 5:00 p.m.
Marshalltown Community College
Room 608

Saturday, September 17th
2:00 PM - 5:00 p.m.
Marshalltown Community College
Room 608

Saturday, October 15th
2:00 PM - 5:00 p.m.
Marshalltown Community College
Room 608

Holiday Party - TBA

For further information contact:
Don Lovell
3352 275th Street
Marshalltown, IA. 50158

Email: dmlovell@aol.com
phone: 641-479-1190
cell: 641-691-5070




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