Welcome to the San Diego Iris Society

Calendar of Events

General meetings of the San Diego Iris Society are held the second Sunday from October to June at 1:00 p.m., except in September, February and May when we have special events planned - see Calendar of Events for meeting details. We do not meet in July and August. 

     Meeting Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m. PST
     Meeting Location: Lakeside Historical Society Building -  9906 Maine Avenue, Lakeside California (please see below for location changes for Special Events)

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All San Diego Iris Society sponsored events are free and open to the public.
For more information about these events, please contact the San Diego Iris Society by email at SDISEDITOR@GMAIL.COM

2015  EVENTS & MEETINGS

Sunday, March 8, 2015

SDIS General Meeting - Louisiana Iris Culture by Janis Shackelford and Bill Molnar
Meeting Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m. PST
Meeting Location: Lakeside Historical Society Building -  9906 Maine Avenue, Lakeside California

Sunday, April 12, 2015

SDIS Special Event: Visit to SDIS Members' Iris Gardens
Time: 11:00am-3:00pm
Location: 
      12:00am-1:00pm - Shackelford Garden in El Cajon CA
      1:00-3pm - Boulter Garden in Alpine CA (potluck lunch - members to bring a dish to share)
       Spring Show info and demo on how to prepare your iris bloom stalk for the Spring Show

Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2015

SDIS Spring Show & Sale at Balboa Park - Casa del Prado - Room 101, San Diego CA
Friday: 2:00-8:30pm Set-up
Saturday: 8:00-9:30am Set-up continues; 9:45-12:00 Show Judging; 12:00-5:00pm Show and Sale (open to the public)
Sunday: 10:00-4:00pm Show and Sale continue; 4:00-5:00pm Clean-Up

Saturday, May 9, 2015

May 8-10, 2015: SD Floral Show: Garden Party for the Century
Casa del Prado Patio, Balboa Park, San Diego CA - On May 9, 2015, 100 Balboa Park 2015 Geranium’s to the first 100 mothers the day before Mother’s Day and 100 cork oak seedlings to the first 100 children. The celebration will kick off on Arbor Day April 24th and highlight gardens on the West and East Mesas each weekend until May 9, 2015 for the Garden Party in the historic core. 
Visit the San Diego Iris Society Booth on May 9th from 10:00am-4:00pm
   
Week of May 18-23, 2015

AIS National Convention - IRIS IN WONDERLAND 2015 
Location: Portland, Oregon (Red Lion Inn)
Registration fee includes Welcome Banquet, lunches, Awards Banquet and Garden Tours of 6 iris gardens:
Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden, Mid-America Gardens, Miller's Manor Garden, Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm, Wildwood Gardens, and Schreiner's Iris Gardens.
Cost: $269 per person for early registration by March 21, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

SDIS General Meeting - Elections, Awards and Ice Cream Social
Meeting Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m. PST
Meeting Location: Lakeside Historical Society Building -  9906 Maine Avenue, Lakeside California

WE DO NOT MEET IN JULY OR AUGUST. OUR 2014-2015 YEAR BEGINS IN SEPTEMBER. 
SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER AT THE SAN DIEGO IRIS SOCIETY ANNUAL IRIS RHIZOME SALES AT BALBOA PARK! 

For more information about these events, please contact the San Diego Iris Society by email at SDISEDITOR@GMAIL.COM

  • For information on how to join our friendly society and receive our monthly newsletter, see SDIS Membership

  • Check out Iris Info for interesting articles and gardening tips on how to grow and hybridize your own irises

  • SDIS Marketplace features our members' businesses which offer products and services related to irises

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