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South Canterbury Group

           SOUTH CANTERBURY IRIS GROUP of NZ IRIS SOCIETY

Office Bearers 2022 – 2023

Convenor –  Jessica Ward   ph 03 612 6378

Vice Convenor – Denise Sanders   ph 027 282 2515

Secretary – Lynda Crossen   ph 03 686 4813   027 6000 107

Treasurer – Tania Sandri   ph 027 437 2018

Committee –Jean Barkman  ph 03 689 8653, Sharon Wilkins  ph 03 689 8676,

John Boulton  ph 027 615 5661

Makikihi Display Garden Co-ordinator – Denise Sanders

Sales Table – Heather Sell and Denise Sanders            Librarian – Sharon Wilkins

Press Reporter – Heather Sell                     Competition Steward – Jean Barkman

Berry Judd Brooch  Competition  – one stem per member each month, of any iris.      Other stems and single blooms most welcome for display and discussion.

Meetings    Morning tea is 10.00 am and meeting commences at 10.30 am

Hosts    Arrange for the collection and return of the hall key and arrange to have a garden to visit after lunch.

The hosts for the day provide a plate for morning tea, milk and bring tea towels.  The host’s name underlined is the host in charge of the day.

If you are unavailable for your month please arrange a swap and tell Jessica and Lynda.

 

Programme    2022

1 June  Wednesday                            Timaru                   11.45 am

Mid Winter lunch              Ascot Sportshouse & Eatery, 198 Hilton Highway, Washdyke                                    names attending to Lynda by 24 May

Berry Judd Brooch Competition

7 July     No meeting

              Tuesday    2 August       60th Anniverary            11.30 am 

Grey Way Lounge, Phar Lap Raceway, 8 Racecourse Road, Timaru

Members to bring as many iris flowers as they can for the tables, small glass containers will be provided.

Bring Show Trophies for display

7 September  Wednesday                    Timaru                     10.00 am

10.00 am Lois Beattie’s garden, Timaru

then to Gleniti Baptist Church Hall, 58 Gleniti Road  for meeting and lunch

Iris Culture: What you should do in the iris patch this month

Berry Judd Brooch Competition                 Sales table                   Bring your lunch

1.30 pm visit Lyn Hammond’s garden, Timaru

Hosts:   Marilyn, Barbara and Janya.

19 October  Wednesday    Note change of Date             Oamaru           10.00 am

10.00 am   Alison Simpson’s  garden

then to Eveline Church Hall, 424 Thames Highway for meeting and lunch,

Iris Culture: What you should do in the iris patch this month

Possibly two gardens after lunch

Berry Judd Brooch Competition                Sales table                   Bring your lunch

Hosts: Judith, Stephanie, Heather W

Open Days at the Makikihi Gardens       dates to be confirmed

Iris Show       to be confirmed

11 – 14  November    Convention in Nelson

16 November Wednesday       Note change of Date         Makikihi             10.00 am

Makikihi Display Garden

Iris Culture: What you should do in the iris patch this month

Berry Judd Brooch Competition                Sales table                 

Bring your lunch, thermos, chair.    If wet we will adjourn to the Makikihi Hotel. 

1 December  Thursday               Note change of day            Winchester        10.30 am

Mia Flora Café and Garden Centre

Meeting and lunch                                     NO gift swap

Iris Culture: What you should do in the iris patch this month

Berry Judd Brooch Competition                                          

 

2023

January 2023                 Timaru              display at Lily Group show          

No Iris Group meeting in January

1 February  Wednesday                         Fairlie                       10.00 am

Archives rooms at Fairlie Heritage Museum – Mt Cook Road, (main road, western end)

Iris Culture: What you should do in the iris patch this month

Berry Judd Brooch Competition                Sales table                   Bring your lunch 

Hosts: Lynda, Marilyn, Michael

1 March  Wednesday      General Meeting/AGM        Waimate        10.00 am

Senior Citizens Rooms, Shearman Street

Iris Culture: What you should do in the iris patch this month

Berry Judd Brooch Competition                Sales table                   Bring your lunch 

Hosts: Jean, Helen, Sharon

5 April  Wednesday                     Temuka                  10.00 am             

RSA rooms, 130 King Street                   

Iris Culture: Iris Culture : What you should do in the iris patch this month

Berry Judd Brooch Competition                Sales table                   Bring your lunch 

Hosts: Pam, Elizabeth, John

3 May  Wednesday                      Oamaru                          10.00 am

Eveline Church Hall, 424 Thames Highway

Iris Culture Discussion Day – members will tell us about a type of iris and  Q & A sessions.

Berry Judd Brooch Competition                Sales table                   Bring your lunch 

Hosts: Alison, Theresa, Sally

Our News Section

Articles

Articles in our region related to irises. Click the link to read.

Seed Pool

The Seed Pool is now online for members, please have a look in the members section

All seeds must be purchased via the website

Convention

           Iris By Design

The National Convention to be held at Trailways Hotel Nelson Friday 11th to Monday 14th November 2022

We have followed the usual format of meet and greet on Friday evening, bussed garden visits on Saturday and Monday and an in house day on Sunday including presentations, the auction and AGM.

Trailways Hotel at 66 Trafalgar St is right beside the Maitai river and only 5 minutes’ walk from the centre of town. Its sister motel Delorenzo’s is next door and together they offer 10% discount on accommodation if booking direct through their websites using the promo code 12345.

Cedar Grove Motor Lodge, Kings Gate Motel and The Sails Motel are all adjacent in lower Trafalgar St.

Gael Montgomerie

Convenor Nelson convention committee

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Book Release – Why Irises?

It’s here, the eagerly awaited and definitive book on irises; many Iris lovers have waited a long time for Gwenda Harris to put pen to paper and give the world the benefit of her huge experience growing these amazing plants.

Gwenda is widely respected for her intimate knowledge of Irises and has travelled worldwide following her passion. Her talks and demonstrations have entranced audiences throughout the country and encouraged many to look further into the breeding, growing and showing this wonderful plant.

The combination of Stephanie Boot as editor with assistance from Tony Hall, with beautiful photographs by Gwenda, Stephanie, Judith Neilson, Graham Menary and Alistair Boot makes this a book to cherish. Why Irises is not limited to just tall bearded varieties but encompasses all the other members of the genus too. Gwenda, Stephanie and Tony are all well known in the iris world and have all travelled to lecture or to judge irises in worldwide competition.

This is a book for every iris lovers shelf, the stories of travels, talks given and general helpful hints contained within, make it a must have.

It’s available from the publisher Alspix Studios email: alistair@alspix.com    at a cost of NZD$35 a copy plus postage as follows:-

New Zealand wide $7.00 please add an extra $4.30 if you are on Rural Delivery
Australia $18.00
USA $26.00
Europe $26.00

Other countries by arrangement.

To order please fill on the order form below and make full payment to the South Canterbury Iris Groups bank account # 03 0887 0290597 00 using your name as the reference.

Books will be dispatched in the order payments are received and as this is a limited edition be early to avoid missing out.

Why Irises Book Order Form

Payment Made to South Canterbury Iris Groups bank account?

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