Western New York Iris Society
2017 Calendar

Sunday, March 5 - Photographing Your Garden Blooms: From Gardening Records to Artistic Statement
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Lancaster Public Library Community Room - 5466 Broadway, Lancaster, NY, 14086
Speaker: Neil Houghton, Vice President of the Greater Rochester Iris Society (GRIS)

For more details contact Carolyn Schaffner at drsnooks@twc.com or click here to view poster.

Saturday, April 8 - Simple Design Lesson by Maria - 2:00 pm
Location: 125 Lafayette Blve, Williamsville, NY
Topic: Design techniques demonstration - how to include a foreign item into your design.
This demonstration is in preparation for this year's annual show on June 17.
RSVP to Maria at mrgerbracht@verizon.net. Or call 716-632-8069.

Saturday, May 20 - Preparing Iris Stalks for the Show with Dave, Mary Beth and Maria - 2:00 pm
Location: 3755 Genesee Street, Lancaster, NY
Topic: How to Show an Iris - Selecting the iris stalk and grooming this iris to enter an Iris Show. 
We’ll include the jobs of a Show and understanding the Show Categories.


June - Open House at Neil Houghton's Garden - Rochester, NY

Date to be determined based on peak bloom time.


Friday, June 16 - Show Set-up - Eastern Hills Mall - 4:30 pm

Saturday, June 17 — Annual Iris Show - All welcome to participate
Location: Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville, NY

Exhibit preparations: 7:30 - 10:45 am; Judging: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Theme: 'Tiptoe Through the Iris' (featuring any footwear and related items)

Open to the public 1:00 pm to 4:00pm.

Saturday, July 8 - Louisiana & Japanese Judge's Training - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (alternate date: July 1)
Two (2) hour in-garden credit. Please bring your JT Handbook and your boots.
Location: 11837 Parker Road in East Aurora, New York 14052. 
RSVP by June 30 to Joanne at jbassett43@gmail.com. Or call 716-662-2569.

Light refreshments follow as well as the WNYIS' regular meeting.

Saturday, August 26 - Plant Sale
Location: Buffalo and Eric County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY

Prior to the sale there will be a meeting to discuss digging, dividing, cleaning, and labeling the iris for the sale..

September - WNYIS Picnic - details to be announced.


October, November, December — Stay tuned





President: Carolyn Schnaffer


Vice President: Marilee Farry


Secretary: Maria Gerbracht


Treasurer: David Baehre


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


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