Monday, March 21, 2016

A Tale of Two Seasons

Here are two pictures that tell a tale:

I Reticulata - Diamond Rise Garden - April 3, 2015
I Reticulata - Diamond Rise Garden - March 17, 2016
This is the very same clump of Iris Reticulata in the same garden. The bloom this year is two and half weeks earlier.  Projecting that forward and barring a surprise bitter cold snap, I have some planning to do!  When friends ask, when is your Iris bloom party, I usually say, the first weekend in June.  This year maybe the 2nd or 3rd weekend in May is a better bet.

Monday, February 22, 2016

MARCH 13, 2016 Program: Iris Culture and Terminology

Our First Meeting and Program of 2016!

Sharing our plans for 2016: Show, Sale and Picnic Cara Hutchings: Basic Iris Culture/Terminology The basics of planting, growing and appreciating this “flower of the rainbow.” New information for the beginner and a review for the seasoned grower.

Date: March 13, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: St. John's Episcopal Church, 11 Episcopal Ave., Honeoye Falls, NY 14472

BONUS: Find out how you can become a member of the American Iris Society AIS for $10 instead of the usual $30! (New Members Only)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

PROGRAM: AIS Convention Report

Join us September 13 at 2 PM for our regular meeting including a presentation by Neil Houghton.  Neil attended the 2015 AIS Convention in Portland.  The presentation will include an outline of the experience and photos from Schreiner's, Mid-America, Keith Keppel, Aitken's Salmon Creek, Miller Manor, and some beautiful Oregon sightseeing.

The 2016 Convention will be in Newark, NJ, a five hour drive from Rochester. Hopefully many GRIS members will attend.  It's a convention like few others. This discussion will let you know what to expect and hopefully encourage your participation.

Please JOIN US at St. John's Episcopal Church in Honeoye Falls.  Call 585-301-8256 and ask Neil for more information.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

SALE - redux and reduced.

If you missed our sale, here's another chance to save BIG on quality iris. Prices are reduced.  No iris over $4.  Locally grown Tall Bearded iris $3. Medians $2 and grab-bag "orphans" 2/$1.  Buy 3 get one free. There is a great selection of iris rhizomes!  Other perennials will be available for sale.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Terry Aitken Interviewed at Salmon Creek

Another video from the the AIS convention.  Here's Terry Aitken, internationally know and award winning hybridizer, at Salmon Creek Gardens.


An AIS Convention Visitor from Holland

As the season here winds down I will catch up on postings from the AIS Convention.  First an interview with Gerard Heemskerk from the Netherlands.