Sacramento Iris Society

Current Events of the Sacramento Iris Society (SIS)

Membership in SIS is open to all.  SIS is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the American Iris Society.   Membership is made of people that share a common interest and passion for the beautiful and very diverse iris family.  Although out focus is usually on bearded iris, we collect and admire the other iris forms, such as pacific coast irises, Japanese, Siberians, and Spurias, to name a few.

Join Sacramento Iris Society

Paprika Fono's card

Meeting Location:  Shephard Garden and Arts Center, McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA. (East on E street off  Business I-80)

Monthly meetings:

January 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm, regular meeting, Shephard Garden & Arts Center.  Budget meeting and discussion of programs for the coming year.

February 18, 2020, at 5:30 pm, regular meeting, Shephard Garden & Arts Center. Tool sharpening at Stan.

March 14-15, 2020, SAT & SUN  10 am to 4 pm, all clubs of SG&AC participate in potted plant, etc. sale.  Cancelled

March 17, 2020, at 5:30 pm, regular meeting, Shephard Garden & Arts Center.  Slide show on showing an iris at a show, and demonstration on how to show an iris.  Cancelled

April  21, 2020, No meeting this year.

April 18 & 19, 2020, SAT & SUN, Annual Iris Show, Shephard Garden & Arts Center.  Hours for SAT are 1 to 4 pm  and SUN are 10 am to 4 pm.   Cancelled

Region 14 Iris Convention for week May 1-2-3, 2020,  San Ramon, CA.  Visit 1 garden in Union City, CA.   Registration application on website:    http://www.irises.org  Cancelled

May 19, 2020, at 5:30 pm, regular meeting at Shephard Garden & Arts Center.  Cancelled

No meetings in June, July, August.   Digging and cleaning irises, etc at member’s home. Activities are:  Cleaning and labeling irises for July rhizome sale at Horton Iris Garden, 7440 King Rd., Loomis, CA on  July 11, 2020 at 8:30 am.    Other gatherings for digging, etc. TBA.

Rhizome Iris Sale: July 18-19, 2020 at Shephard Garden and Art Center from 9 am to 3 pm.            Building staff OK — to hold the sale.          

September 15, 2020, at 5:30 pm, regular meeting Shephard  Garden and Arts Center.  Program is the auction of newer irises at meeting.

October 3-4, 2020, SAT & SUN,  all clubs of SG&AC participate in potted plant, etc. sale.  Hours are 10 am to 4 pm each day.

October 20, 2020,  5:30 pm, regular meeting, Shephard Garden and Arts Center.

November 17, 2020,  5:30 pm, regular meeting, Shephard Garden and Arts Center.

December 15, 2020, 5:30 pm,  Holiday potluck dinner and Bingo. Share a dish for 8-10 people.
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Membership Dues:  Annual dues are $10 for an individual and $12 for two people at the same address.  Dues are payable on January 1st of each year.  See Join Sacramento Iris Society — above

Programs at meetings Different programs and/or slide shows each month on all aspects and varieties of irises or garden related topics. Also, we have a door prize drawing of recently hybridized irises for members.

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Other Activities for SIS:

Shephard Garden and Arts Center annual sale by all clubs – October 3 &4, 2020: SIS will have a booth selling potted irises.  Hours are 10 am to 4 pm.

SG&AC annual spring sale by all clubs – March 14 and 15, 2020:   SIS will have a booth selling potted irises.    Hours are 10 am to 4 pm.

Iris Show at SG&AC: A competition open to all for different types of irises.  Show dates are April 18, 2020 from 1 pm to 4 pm and April 19, 2020 from 10 am to 4 pm.  Potted irses are for sale at the show.

Rhizome Sale for 2020:  Bare Root Iris plants for sale !!!!  July 18 &19, 2020 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Shephard Garden & Arts Center.   Lots of colors and heights to purchase.  

Publications:  Monthly newsletter of the Sacramento Iris Society  – “Iris Lore” for members of SIS.

4 Responses to “Sacramento Iris Society”

  1. Jo Dorais June 23, 2020 at 7:24 pm #

    is the sale in July still on?

  2. Josephine Blick October 8, 2020 at 5:39 pm #

    I need help with soil selection

    • maryannhorton October 12, 2020 at 7:27 pm #

      Iris will grow in any soil — just fertilize around Valentine’s Day and in the fall with a balanced (same 3 numbers — 12-12-12) fertilizer.

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