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.

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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 16, 2018 at 5:30 pm, regular meeting, Shephard Garden & Arts Center.  Budget meeting and discussion of programs for the coming year.

February 20, 2018, at 5:30 pm, regular meeting, Shephard Garden & Arts Center.   Slide show of color patterns of irises.

March 3-4, 2018, SAT & SUN, all clubs of SG&AC participate in potted plant, etc. sale.  Program on iris care in the garden and preparing for iris show.

March 20, 2018, 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.

April  17, 2018, time 5:30 pm, regular meeting, Shephard Garden & Arts Center.  Slide show on making iris floral arrangements and demonstration.

April 21-22, 2018, 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.

May 15, 2018, at 5:30 pm, Shephard Garden & Arts Center.  Program is slide show of the Region 14 convention irises and event.

No meetings in June, July, August.   Digging and cleaning irises, etc at member’s home. Activities are:  Cleaning and labeling irises for sale at Horton Iris Garden, 7440 King Rd., Loomis, CA on  July 7, 2018 at 8:30 am.    Other gatherings for digging, etc. TBA.

Rhizome Iris Sale: July 14-15, 2018 at Shephard Garden and Art Center from 10 am to 4 pm.                        NOTE: This is not the normal 3rd weekend of the month.

September 18, 2018, at 5:30 pm, Shephard  Garden and Arts Center.  Program is the auction of newer irises at meeting.

October 6-7, 2018, SAT & SUN, all clubs of SG&AC participate in potted plant, etc. sale.  Hours are 10 am to 4 pm each day.

October 16, 2018,  5:30 pm, regular meeting, Shephard Garden and Arts Center.  Program is “iris costume” — come dressed as your favorite iris name,   and a slide show of the AIS National Iris Convention.

November 20, 2018,  5:30 pm, regular meeting, Shephard Garden and Arts Center.  Slide Show about iris — topic unknown at this time.

December 18, 2018, 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.

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 6 & 7, 2018: SIS will have a booth selling potted irises.  Hours are 10 am to 4 pm.

SG&AC annual spring sale by all clubs – March 17 and 18, 2018:   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 21, 2018 from 1 pm to 4 pm and April 22, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm.  Potted irses are for sale at the show.

Rhizome Sale for 2017:  Bare Root Iris plants for sale !!!!  July 14th and 15th, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Shephard Garden & Arts Center.   Lots of colors and heights to purchase.   NOTE:  This is the second weekend —- not the normal 3rd weekend

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

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2 Responses to “Sacramento Iris Society”

  1. Caroline West April 18, 2017 at 6:46 pm #

    Thanks to past iris society shows, friends, and a couple of commercial growers (eg Loomis) my front yard has gone from bedraggled grass last year to complete iris showplace this year. Neighbors LOVE them. See you at the July sale.

    • maryannhorton January 17, 2018 at 9:12 pm #

      The July rhizome sale for 2018 will be the second weekend — July 14-15.
      A change from the past years.

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