Capital Hudson Iris Society
2018 Calendar

Sunday, April 29 - CHIS Meeting - 1:30 pm

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

Topic: Container Gardening - A Guide to Beautiful and Bountiful Pots


Thursday, May 3 - Iris Digging Party at Euthemia's - 9:00 am to noon

Bring your Siberians to divide and pot up for our perennial sale on May 20.


Sunday, May 20 - Siberian Iris and Perennial Sale - 9:00 am - RAIN OR SHINE!
Main Square Shoppes Parking Lot, 318 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY.


Saturday, June 2 - Iris Show - Open to the Public at 2:00 pm

East Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush NY 12061.


Sunday, June 10 - Bus Trip to Elizabeth Park Gardens in Hartford, CT and
                                  John O'Brien Nursery in East Granby, CT.

Click here for registration form which outlines details of trip - Due June 1st - first come, first served!

Leave Crossgates Mall at 8:00 a.m. 
Registration fee: $40 per person. After June 1 email Euthemia (click on name for link to email) to see if there are additional places left.


Wednesday, August 1 - 9:00 a.m. – noon, Iris Rhizome Prep party at Euthemia’s.
Bring your clearly labeled iris rhizomes to prep for our Rhizome Sale on August 4 at Faddegon’s.


Saturday, August 4 - 9:00 a.m. – noon - Iris Rhizome Sale at Faddegon’s Nursery.

The rhizome sale of the year! Be sure to put it on your calendar so you don’t forget!

Click here for a copy of the sale poster. If you have a place you can post it, it will be appreciated. Supermarkets, libraries, any public bulletin board works well.


Sunday, September 16 - CHIS Meeting - 1:30 p.m.
Location: East Greenbush Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061-3918 (518) 477-7476.

Speaker: Eli Hunter-Joseph from Greene Bee Greenhouses will talk on "Latest Introductions and Underutilized Plants". Plant material sale to follow!


Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20, Region 2 of American Iris Society Fall Meeting
Hosted by Capital Hudson Iris Society, this meeting will be held at the Delmar Presbyterian Church.
Guest speaker will be Bonnie Nichole, Chair of the Novelty Iris Society and the owner of Hillcrest Iris and Daylily Gardens in Mesquite, Texas. Three hours of classroom judges training has been scheduled along with a silent auction, good food and good company!  See AIS Region 2 Meeting page for details.


Sunday, November 18 - Holiday Party - 1:00 p.m. (Note early start time!)

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

Great potluck, gift certificate door prizes, gift exchange (voluntary participation) and a chance to relax before the onslaught of the holiday season.


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/February 2018

February/March 2018

March 2018

April 2018

May 2018

June/July 2018

Late July/August 2018

September 2018

October 2018

November/December 2018


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