Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Very Successful Sale!

'Wabash' TB Dykes Medal Winner, 1940 .. 2 left.  Read on.
Many people left with great irises at great prices,  GRIS made money for our on-going program, and many attendees learned how to divide, treat and plant irises.  It was a great day!

Jim and Betty got our sign in place well in advance.

The day of the event we were so busy no one had time to take pictures.
After hours of work, Nate took a well deserved break....

... but not for long!

Wendy's median advice was invaluable.

Demos and advice from a group of irisians really enjoying themselves!

The remaining stock was moved to 3873 Rush Mendon Road, Mendon, NY.  Come on down to see what's left through Saturday.

Koda likes the sign.  We'll be selling great home grown rhizomes through the end of the week.

Here area few of the cultivars left.  None are more than $3.00.  2 of those 1940 Dykes Medal winners.  Don't know what that is? Come find out!

'Chanted' SDB
'Princesse Caroline de Monaco' TB
'Spring Fresh' SDB

Friday, July 5, 2013

The Annual GRIS Iris Sale on July 28

Iris flowers represent shades of every color of the rainbow as well as pure white and darkest purples and violets that approach black. With heights ranging from several inches to several feet, they offer months of springtime glamour to the smallest or largest garden.

Beginners and expert gardeners alike will find something to enhance their gardens at our Annual Iris Rhizome Sale. We’ll have exciting 2013 introductions and time-tested favorites from Aitken’s Salmon Creek Gardens along with healthy, home-grown varieties from members’ gardens and other local growers.

Iris aficionados and experts will be available to answer your questions about planting, growing and caring for this most spectacular flower.

The sale will take place Sunday, July 28 from 10 PM to 2 PM at the Cornell Cooperative Extension. 249 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY (Directly across the street from the Highland Park lilac display area)

Watch this blog for more details on irises that may be available!