Irises forum: Local groups' shows and sales

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Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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djinnevada
Jan 16, 2016 9:04 PM CST
I realize it's early, but I was hoping to create a thread where local Iris groups can post their shows and sales, and post ideas about what they've seen that they've liked/disliked. This could be a way for people traveling to visit clubs they might not otherwise visit, and to see how different clubs operate. (And yes, this is a little selfish on my part as not only am I the sale chair for our iris group this year, I will be on a road trip across the country during April & May, then again in July & August.)
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Jan 16, 2016 9:20 PM CST
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jan 16, 2016 11:12 PM CST
Got our hotel room for the AIS convention in May in NJ.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jan 17, 2016 10:00 AM CST
The Dallas Iris Society's show and sale is April 23rd. I was fortunate to go last year and saw some true beauties. Smiling

http://www.irises-dallas.org/
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Polymerous
Jan 17, 2016 4:55 PM CST
Clara B. Rees Iris Society (the closest one to me; I haven't joined yet):

Show:
April 9-10, Westgate Center, San Jose CA 12 pm - 5 pm

Rhizome Sale:
April 16, Master Gardener Spring Garden Market, Kelley Park, San Jose, CA
August 6, Yamagami's Nursery, Cupertino CA, 10 am - 2 pm http://www.yamagamisnursery.com/
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Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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djinnevada
Jan 17, 2016 5:07 PM CST
@Polymerous...I met some of the ladies form the Clara B Reese group at the AIS fall regional last year - seems like a very nice group!
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Polymerous
Jan 17, 2016 5:21 PM CST
@djinnevada... Check your tree-mail.
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Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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janielouy
Jan 17, 2016 5:53 PM CST
Our show this year will be combined with National Garden Clubs of Frankfort at our state capitol being held at an historic house called the Letcher-Lindsay House this year on May 14th. Our sale is always the last Saturday in July although we do sell potted iris at our show. Many groups in Frankfort will be selling plants around the block on the day of our show.
Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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djinnevada
Jan 17, 2016 6:31 PM CST
We are looking at selling potted iris at our show (in May), and then again at our sale (in June). This will be our first year, so another trial (and hopefully not error!) Still firming up our dates with our show/sale host. @janielouy - how do you price your potted iris? Traditionally our rhizomes were priced by year of introduction going down to $5 for introductions from 6 years ago, but we found that only the group members went for the $10 choices. We're thinking of changing that this year. Unfortunately for us, we don't have a huge contingent of iris lovers here. Trying to change that, but it takes time.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jan 17, 2016 6:47 PM CST
Darcy, you might try emailing Dell Perry of Seandel Iris. She does a ton of work for the Dallas society's sales and I would think she'd have some useful information. Smiling

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Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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djinnevada
Jan 17, 2016 7:23 PM CST
Thanks Debra!

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iciris
Jan 17, 2016 8:03 PM CST
Darcy, Great idea for this thread.
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Jan 17, 2016 8:15 PM CST
Monterey Bay Iris Society has their first sale on August 6th, same as Clara B. Rees (darn it!!). We hold it at the Deerpark Shopping Center in Aptos.
The following weekend, we have a second sale at Cabrillo College at their Farmer's Market. While not as financially successful as the Deerpark sale, we have an opportunity to talk to people who may not be familiar with growing Iris. Both are loads of fun.

It was mentioned at our meeting the other night that we will have potted Iris for sale for the first time this year. I'm not sure how we'll price them yet.. The rhizomes go for $4 each (up this past year from $3).

We arrange our rhizomes according to color and class, with Historics and re-bloomers getting their own table(s). We have two club digs prior to the sales at Joe Ghio's farm and another member's house. They grow a good portion of rhizomes that go into the sales, with members also supplying the rest. We have a really nice mix of newer introductions with some of the older greats, and a nice selection of historics.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jan 17, 2016 9:17 PM CST
lovemyhouse said:The Dallas Iris Society's show and sale is April 23rd. I was fortunate to go last year and saw some true beauties. Smiling

]http://www.irises-dallas.org/


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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jan 17, 2016 10:43 PM CST
Our show will be May 30
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Jan 17, 2016 11:19 PM CST
Oh, I forgot.. Our show is April 23rd and 24th in Santa Cruz at the Louden Nelson Community Center..
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Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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djinnevada
Jan 19, 2016 4:10 PM CST
Just got the news...we are confirmed for our show (May 21 & 22), and our sale (July 23 & 24).

So far the calendar looks like this.....

April 9 & 10...............San Jose, Show (Clara B. Reese) - CA
April 16.....................San Jose, Sale (Clara B. Reese) - CA
April 23.....................Dallas, Show & Sale (Dallas Iris Society) - TX
April 23 & 24.............Santa Cruz, Show (Monterey Bay Iris Society) - CA
May 14......................Frankfort, Show (Kentucky Iris Society?) - KY
May 21 & 22..............Reno, Show (High Desert Iris Society) - NV
May 30......................Mass. , Show (Massachusetts Iris Society?) - MA
July 23 & 24..............Reno, Sale (HDIS) - NV
July 30......................Frankfort, Sale - KY
August 6...................Cupertino, Sale - CA
August 6...................Aptos, Sale (MBIS)- CA
August 13.................Cabrillo College, Sale (MBIS)


I figure if I keep this updated, it'll be easier to reference. If anyone wants to add or change, feel free!! Hope to see some of you!

Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jan 19, 2016 4:33 PM CST
Iris Society of MA for the May 30 date. Known as ISM
Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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djinnevada
Jan 19, 2016 6:46 PM CST
Thanks Lucy - apparently I can't go back and edit. Or at least it's beyond my computer skills!!!
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Jan 19, 2016 10:00 PM CST
Since when can't we edit?
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