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.

Integrated Pest Management

Click here to view the Presentation by Olga Batalov to the San Diego Iris Society on March 10, 2019.

Feature Articles

Lynda Miller, Iris Hybridizer

Click here to read about Lynda Miller's presentation

to the San Diego Iris Society on February 9, 2019

about her iris hybridizing activities in Oregon.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • 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

2019 Meetings & Special Events

Sunday December 8, 2019

SDIS Holiday Party

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

Join San Diego Iris Society to participate

Location: View December newsletter for details or email info@sandiegoirissociety.org

For more information about these events, please contact the San Diego Iris Society by email at info@sandiegoirissociety.org

2020 Meetings & Special Events

Sunday January 12, 2020

SDIS Meeting - Bob Sussman presents 'Pacific Coast Natives'

Bob Sussmann of Matilija Nursery in Los Angeles will talk about growing pacific coast native irises at our January 12th meeting.

Read more about Matilija Nursery.

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

Location: Lakeside Historical Society

9906 Maine Avenue, Lakeside CA


Not a member? Join San Diego Iris Society to participate

For more information about these events, please contact the San Diego Iris Society by email at info@sandiegoirissociety.org

Saturday, February 8, 2020

SDIS Birthday Celebration - Gary White presents 'Historic Irises'

Gary White, immediate past president of the American Iris Society, board member of the Historic Iris Preservation Society, and co-curator of collections of the Greater Omaha Iris Society is our featured speaker at the SDIS annual birthday celebration on February 8th. Gary will talk about growing historic irises.

Time: 11:00AM-3:00PM

Location: Best Western Seven Seas

411 Hotel Circle South, San Diego CA

RSVP required. Contact Janis at jgshackelford@cox.net


Not a member? Join San Diego Iris Society to participate

For more information about these events, please contact the San Diego Iris Society by email at info@sandiegoirissociety.org

Sunday March 8, 2020

SDIS Meeting - Olga Batalov presents 'Photography in the Garden'

SDIS member Olga Batalov will talk about photographing irises in the garden at our March 8th meeting.

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

Location: Lakeside Historical Society

9906 Maine Avenue, Lakeside CA


Sunday April 12, 2020

SDIS Meeting & Garden Visit

Time: 12:00-3:00PM

Location: TBD


Not a member? Join San Diego Iris Society to participate

For more information about these events, please contact the San Diego Iris Society by email at info@sandiegoirissociety.org

Saturday May 2 and Sunday May 3, 2020

SDIS Spring Show & Potted Iris Sale

Saturday Time: 12:00-5:00PM

Sunday Time: 10:00AM-4:00PM

Location: Balboa Park - Casa del Prado Room 101

1650 El Prado, San Diego CA


Not a member? Join San Diego Iris Society to participate

For more information about these events, please contact the San Diego Iris Society by email at info@sandiegoirissociety.org

Sunday June 7, 2020

SDIS Meeting - Awards & Ice Cream Social

Winners of awards at our Spring Show will be presented their trophies. Followed by an ice cream social.

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

Location: Lakeside Historical Society

9906 Maine Avenue, Lakeside CA


NO MEETINGS IN JULY OR AUGUST

Visit us at Balboa Park in September for our Fall Iris Rhizome sale!

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