Capital Hudson Iris Society
2017 Calendar

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

Location: East Greenbush Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061-3918, (518) 477-7476.
Speaker: Melanie Mason of North Country Daylilies and nationally-known local Daylily Hybridizer will speak on "Change!".


Sunday, February 19 - Annual Doldrums Party - 11:00 pm. Please bring a luncheon dish or dessert.

Location: Albany County Cooperative Extension hosted by Upstate NY Hosta Society; sponsored dby Daylily, Iris and Hosta Societies.
Speaker: Kathy Purdy, nationally known garden writer will give a talk entitled "Combat Cabin Fever with Your Garden". Visit her website


Sunday, March 19 - CHIS Meeting - 1:30 pm

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


March 24-26 - Capital District Flower and Garden Show

Location: Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy, NY 12180.


Saturday, April 19 - Siberian Dig and Potting Party - Time to be announced.

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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Sunday, May 28 - Annual Bus Trip

Details to be announced.


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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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.






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


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.