Capital Hudson Iris Society
2017 Calendar

Wednesday, May 3 - Siberian Dig and Potting Party - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

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 21 - Siberian Iris and Perennial Sale - 9:00 am to noon. Rain or shine!

Location: Main Square Shoppes Parking Lot, 318 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY, 12054.

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Saturday, June 3 - Annual Iris Show - 1:00 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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Saturday, July 8 - CHIS Picnic - 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
At the Nahas’ in Oak Hill, 8 miles west of Greenville on Route 81. Bring a dish to share and a friend or two. Enjoy her magnificent gardens and good food and drink. RSVP to if you know you’re coming.
More details in the July/August 2017 newsletter (see left sidebar).


Wednesday, August 2 - Rhizome Prep 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 5 - 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.


NEW - Sunday, September 17 - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Bus Trip to New York Botanical Gardens and the Dale Chihuly glass sculpture exhibit.

As of September 3, bus trip FULL with a waiting list.


Sunday, October 22  - CHIS Meeting - 1:30 pm

Location: East Greenbush Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061-3918, (518) 477-7476.
Speaker: Douglass Paschal of the Histoic Iris Preservation Society (HIPS) discusses their Guardian Garden project.


Sunday, November 19  - CHIS Holiday Party - 1:00 pm

Location: East Greenbush Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061-3918
Pot luck luncheon, bring a wrapped gift if you’d like to participate in the gift exchange, door prizes include gift certificates to iris growers and garden centers. See November/December newsletter for more details.

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.


Recent editions of the CHIS monthly newsletter...


January 2017

February 2017

March 2017

April 2017
May 2017
June 2017

July/August 2017

September 2017

October 2017

November/December 2017


January 2016

February 2016

March 2016

April 2016

May- June 2016

July-August 2016

September 2016

October 2016

November/December 2016


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