Welcome to the

San Diego Iris Society

Welcome! 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, 9906 Maine Ave, Lakeside, CA 92040

(please see the Calendar below for Special Event locations)

Interested in joining our friendly society? Click here to download the membership form, or contact membership@sandiegoirissociety.org.

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 info@sandiegoirissociety.org.


New to SDIS? Welcome!

Click here to read the Orientation document to get you started making the most of your new membership.

In Memoriam: Jennifer Fisher (1951-2018)

Click here to read Mary Hanson's

Calendar of Events

2018 MEETINGS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Sunday December 9, 2018

SDIS Holiday Party

at Claire's home in Ramona - includes tour of Claire's beautiful garden (Member's only - join SDIS today)

Time: 12:00-3:00PM

Location: Ramona CA

(contact info@sandiegoirissociety.org for details)


2019 MEETINGS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Sunday January 13, 2019

SDIS Meeting - Iris Roundtable

Time: 1:00-3:00PM with pot-luck lunch

Location: Lakeside Historical Society Building

9906 Maine Avenue, Lakeside CA

Saturday February 9, 2019

SDIS Annual Birthday Celebration with Guest Speaker Lynda Miller

Time: 11:00-3:00PM

Includes optional Gift Exchange - bring a gift, receive a gift

RSVP required. Email sdiseditor@gmail.com

Location: Best Western Seven Seas, 411 Hotel Cir S, San Diego, CA 92108

The 2016 Bennett C. Jones Award for Outstanding Median Hybridizing went to Lynda Miller, in recognition of her many contributions to median irises.

Sunday March 10, 2019

SDIS Meeting - Integrated Pest Management approach to gardening

by Olga Batalov

Time: 1:00-3:00PM with potluck lunch

Location: Lakeside Historical Society Building

9906 Maine Avenue, Lakeside CA

Sunday April 14, 2019

SDIS Meeting with Presentation on Preparing Your Blooms for the Show

by Janis Shackelford

Time: 1:00-3:00PM with pot-luck lunch

Location: Lakeside Historical Society Building

9906 Maine Avenue, Lakeside CA

SAVE THE DATE!

AIS NATIONAL CONVENTION

April 23-27, 2019

Registration is now open! Please see our registration page for more information.

Reservations are now being accepted at our hotel, the San Ramon Marriott. Please see our hotel page for more information and a link to discounted reservations.

The 2019 AIS National Convention will be hosted by Region 14. We look forward to seeing you when you come to the California bay area!

Contact: Shirley Trio-Probst at email shirleyjtrio@gmail.com

Saturday - Sunday May 4-5, 2019

SDIS Annual Spring Show & Potted Iris Sale

Time: 12:00-5:00PM (Saturday); 10:00-4:00PM (Sunday)

Location: Casa Del Prado, 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 - ROOM 101

FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC

Sunday June 9, 2019

SDIS Meeting - Show Awards Presentation, Officer Elections, Ice Cream Social

Time: 1:00-3:00PM with pot-luck lunch and ice cream party

Location: Lakeside Historical Society Building

9906 Maine Avenue, Lakeside CA

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

SDIS Annual Fall Rhizome Sales at Balboa Park

September 7 & 8, 2019

September 14 & 15, 2019

Casa del Prado - Room 101 - Balboa Park, San Diego CA

  • 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
  • Board Members lists current officers and committees

Photo of intermediate bearded iris 'Concertina' growing in Jim and Edith Schade garden in Ramona, CA.