Capital Hudson Iris Society
(CHIS)
 
2016 Calendar

Sunday, March 20 - CHIS Meeting - 1:30 pm

Location: East Greenbush Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061-3918, (518) 477-7476.
Speaker: Virginia Dorwaldt and Ronnie Siegel speak on "Composting Made Easy".

 

Sunday, April 10 - CHIS Meeting - 1:30 pm

Location: East Greenbush Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061-3918, (518) 477-7476.
Speaker: To be announced.

 

Saturday, April 16 - Siberian Dig and Potting Party - 9:00 am

Location: At Euthemia's house. Email for directions.
Bring your clumps of named Siberian Irises to be divided and potted for our May 15th sale.

 

Sunday, May 15 - Siberian Iris and Perennial Sale - 9:00 am to noon. Rain or shine!

Location: Main Square Shoppes Parking Lot, 318 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY.

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Saturday, June 4 - Annual Iris Show - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY, 12054

An opportunity to show your prized named irises.

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Wednesday, August 3 -Bearded Iris Digging and Dividing Party - 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Euthemia’s house, 13 Hartwood Road, Delmar.
Bring your named iris rhizomes freshly dug and we’ll trim, divide and bag them with pictures for the big sale at Faddegon’s on Saturday,

 

Saturday, August 6 - Annual Rhizome Sale - 9:00 to 12:00 noon
Faddegon’s Nursery, 1140 Troy-Schenectady Road (Route 7), Latham, 2.5 miles east of the Northway. Gorgeous bearded irises of every size at great prices.


Sunday, September 25 - CHIS Bus Trip
Visit Tower Hill Botanic Gardens and John O’Brien’s Nursery. Tower Hill is in Boylston, MA and the nursery in Granby, CT.
Cost is $50 per person including admission to the Botanic Gardens.To sign up e-mail Linda with your name and phone number. The address is
Linda.Montanaro@gmail.com. Space is limited to 54 people so get your reservation in early.
More details are in the July-August 2016 newsletter (see left column).

 

Sunday, October 16 - CHIS Meeting - 1:30 pm

Location: East Greenbush Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY.
Speaker: Eli Hunter-Joseph and Briana Davis of Greene Bee Greenhouse speaking on “If Hydrangeas Be the Flower of Summer, Plant On!” They will also be bringing plants for sale!

 

Sunday, November 20 - CHIS Meeting and Holiday Party - 1:00 pm (earlier than usual) 
Location: East Greenbush Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY

Speakers: Marty Schafer and Jan Sacks, world-famous iris hybridizers, will  speak on “What’s New at Joe Pye Weed’s Garden: Siberians and…” 
This will be our HOLIDAY PARTY so bring a special dish for holiday cheer.  See article on page 2 in October’s newsletter.

 

December:  No Meeting.  

 

 

President: Linda Knipper

 

Vice President: Dan and Joanne Maier

 

Secretary: Virginia Dorwaldt

 

Treasurer: Don Salhoff

 

Newsletter Editor: Euthemia Matsoukas

 

Iris Show Chair: Kathryn Mohr

 

Meetings are held on the third Sunday of the month from September to April at the East Greenbush Community Library in East Greenbush, New York.

 

CHIS' monthly newsletter goes to over 400 people throughout the Capital District and New York State. Recent editions are provided below.

 

January 2016

February 2016

March 2016

April 2016

May 2016

July-August 2016

September 2016

October 2016

November/December 2016

 

January 2015
March 2015

April 2015

May - June 2015

July - August 2015

September 2015

October 2015

November 2015

December 2015

 

 

There is no membership fee and anyone is welcome to attend our meetings.