Midwest Daffodil Society

The MIDWEST DAFFODIL SOCIETY seeks to promote and encourage the growing and scientific study of the Daffodil, and to foster and stimulate public interest by

  • having daffodil shows and sales
  • encouraging the visitation of gardens of members
  • having planned garden trips
  • holding any other event which will create greater interest in daffodils.
  • Peeping Tom

    This website is hosted by the American Daffodil Society for the Midwest Daffodil Society. Our thanks to them, and here's our request to you: check their website at DaffodilUSA.org. Then, consider joining the American Daffodil Society.

    Send an email to the Midwest Daffodil Society : here
    Ask us a question or request a callback.

    We often meet at the Chicago Botanic Garden and our show and sale dates are usually posted on their calendar and here.

    The 2018 Spring Show was held at the CBG on April 28-29, 2018. Despite the small number of local daffodils, we had a successful show. The show results are posted here, and there will be a more useful summary posted soon. Links to photos of the show will be included.

    Many thanks to friends from outside the Chicago area who attended, some with flowers which made the show.

    The entire 2018 Show Schedule in PDF format may be downloaded here.
            This document is 17 pages in letter size format. The show is over now, but this link will remain.

    The following 2 or 3 page downloads are excerpts of the above Show Schedule.

    Only the 2018 Artistic Design Rule in PDF format may be downloaded here.

    Only the 2018 Photo Rules in PDF format may be downloaded here.

    Only the 2018 Youth, Small Grower, and Unnamed category descriptions in PDF format may be downloaded here.

    The 2018 Spring Newsletter in PDF format may be downloaded here.

    Here are some documents which may be useful for those wanting to enter a daffodil show:

    Download three pages describing how to prepare for a show: Getting Ready.

    Download a one page overview of how to enter blooms: Showing Daffodils..
    This contains a description of how to prepare an entry.

    Download an article describing how to refrigerate daffodils before a show: Refrigerator.

    Some resources from the past are available for download:

    Download a PDF copy of the Fall 2017 newsletter. This contains info for last year .

    Download a PDF copy of the Fall 2017 Bulb Sale for October 21-22.

    This year's Bulb Sale information will be posted in early October, 2018.

    Download a PDF copy of the Fall 2017 Bulb Exchange list.

    Download a PDF copy of the schedule booklet for our show on April 29-30,2017.
    This version was for printing back to back and assembling to make a booklet.
    Follow the page numbers to use it if you don't assemble the booklet.

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    See our Facebook page for more information and for many photos from 2017 and 2018 American Daffodil Society shows.

    Visit the home page of : The American Daffodil Society. Many other daffodil shows and sources are referenced there.

    View or take part in the worldwide ongoing conversation about daffodils at Daffnet.org.

        You may go directly to Daffnet here.

    This website is intentionally kept to minimum, primarily local, information.

    See DaffodilUSA.org for much more information about daffodils.