The Greater Rochester Iris Sale is this Sunday. It will be held from 10-2 at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, 249 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY.
Lots of great bargains will be on hand from Mid-America Gardens and Keith Keppel Irises. Also there will be locally grown rhizomes and great advice in planting and growing irises.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
A Request from the Historical Iris Preservation Society
The HIPS database is currently being rebuilt without the benefit of the majority of the previous files, as we've not been able to salvage more than 2 dozen member lists. Even if you have sent your list of historic varieties from your garden before, please do so again.
A simple list of just the names of the historics you grow is the easiest to add to the spreadsheet.
Contact Brett at:Brett Barney320 Lincoln St.Sterling, NE 68443
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
|Trying to Bud|
|Mud and Heaved Rhizomes|
Even St. Francis could not withstand the winter
|Cock-eyed Bird Feede|
Despite liberal applications of "Liquid Fence" two weeks ago the deer and/or rabbits were not deterred on these tulips.
|Tools and Leaves|
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Our Public Sale is scheduled for July 27th at the Cooperative Extension. While many of those rhizomes offered for sale will be from members, we do plan to order from hybridizers again this year.
Mid-America Gardens introduces the new cultivars from Paul Black and Thomas Johnson. http://www.beardedirisflowers.com/ Mid-America provided us with a great selection and at wonderful savings in 2012. We are also ordering from Keith Keppel http://www.keithkeppeliris.com/gallery.html who has agreed to include some Barry Blyth introductions.
While we cannot count on specific rhizomes, these orders always include new introductions which we can offer at significant discounts. The specific savings are calculated when we receive the orders.
As a benefit of membership, you get first pick of the club order. To assure a larger selection, we ask that you commit a pre-order amount.
Whether it is $10 or $200, please make a check payable to GRIS, bring it to our April 13 meeting, or send it by April 30th to:
GRIS c/o Neil Houghton, Treasurer
3873 Rush Mendon Road
Mendon NY 14506
If you have not paid your dues, please include $10 to maintain your membership. You’ll more than make up that in savings if you pre-order $20 or more!
This is a great chance to add exciting new introductions by multiple top award-winning hybridizers to you garden!