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South Canterbury Group

Club Meetings

Meets 1st Wednesday of each month

BERRY JUDD BROOCH competition each month – one stem per member each month, of any iris.
Competition Steward: Jean Barkman
Other stems and single blooms most welcome for display and discussion.

HOSTS – the name in bold type each month is the member who is in charge of the day. They are also one of the hosts. Arrange for the collection and return of the hall key and make sure we have a garden to visit after lunch.
The hosts for the day provide a plate for morning tea; bring the milk and tea towels.
If you are unavailable for your month please arrange a swap and tell Michael and Lynda.

Contact Details

Office Bearers 2020 / 2021

Convenor – Michael Midgley ph 03 680 6786
Vice Convenor – Stephanie Boot ph 03 689 6005
Secretary – Lynda Crossen ph 03 686 4813
Treasurer – Tania Sandri ph 027 437 2018
Committee – Sharon Wilkins, Jean Barkman
Immediate Past Convenor – Marilyn Rathgen
Makikihi Display Garden Director – Jean Barkman
Sales Table – Heather Sell and Denise Sanders
Press Reporter – Marilyn Rathgen
Librarian – Jessica Ward
Competition Steward – Jean Barkman

Programme 2020

July 1st Wednesday  Mid-Year Lunch.   Meet at 11.45 am (lunch 12 noon)
Riverstone Kitchen   1431 State Highway 1, Oamaru
Numbers attending to Lynda Crossen by 24 June please.

August 5th Wednesday Timaru 10.00 am.
Baptist Church Hall, 58 Gleniti Road
Iris Culture for month – Species and their hybrids : Stephanie
Display – potted reticulatas
Berry Judd Brooch Competition – Bring your lunch
Hosts: Marilyn and Barbara – Sales table

September 2nd Wednesday Waimate 10.00 am
St Johns Rooms, 37 Shearman Street
Iris culture for month – Pacific Coast Native Iris and their hybrids : Marilyn
Berry Judd Brooch Competition – Bring your lunch
Hosts: Jean, Sharon and Louise – Sales table

October 7th Wednesday Temuka 10.00 am
RSA rooms, 130 King St
Iris Culture for month –   MDB and SDB classifications : Alison
Berry Judd Brooch Competition – Bring your lunch
Hosts : Elizabeth and Jessica – Sales table

Open Days at the Makikihi Gardens October and November – dates to be confirmed

November 4th Wednesday Makikihi 10.00 am
Makikihi Hall, Makikihi Station Road
Iris Culture – BB, MTB, IB classifications.  Colour patterns, some of this lesson will take place in the Makikihi garden : Stephanie
Berry Judd Brooch Competition – Bring your lunch
Hosts: Heather, Sharon and Helen – Sales table

November 21st Saturday – Iris Show – Waimate
Knox Hall, Manse Street – schedule and opening times to be confirmed later
Bring plate of finger food for shared lunch – Sales table
Hosts – Jean, Denise and Louise

December 2nd Wednesday Lake Tekapo 10.00 am
Midgley home, 4 Scott Street, Lake Tekapo
Christmas lunch at Godley Hotel 12 noon – to be confirmed later
Iris Culture – practical hybridising in garden of Karoline and Oskar Rieder, Richmond Station, Lilybank Road at 2.00 pm : Michael and Marilyn
Please bring gift plant to value of $10 for exchange
Berry Judd Brooch Competition – Sales table
Hosts: Stephanie and Judith

2021

No meeting in January

February 3rd Wednesday Oamaru 10.00 am
Eveline Church Hall, 424 Thames Highway
Iris culture for month – hybridising, the theory of what you might expect to get : Marilyn
Berry Judd Brooch Competition – Bring your lunch
Hosts: Tania, Val, Sally – Sales table

March 3rd Wednesday General Meeting/AGM – Waimate 10.00 am
St Johns Rooms, 37 Shearman Street.
Iris culture for month – Historic Irises : Stephanie
Berry Judd Brooch Competition – Bring your lunch
Hosts : Jean and Denise – Sales table

April 7th Wednesday Timaru 10.00 am
Gleniti Baptist Church Hall, 58 Gleniti Road
Iris culture for month – Spurias : Jean
Berry Judd Brooch Competition – Bring your lunch
Hosts: Marilyn and Lynda – Sales Table

Seminar May 8th Saturday Oamaru – Venue and details to be advised at later date.

Our News Section

Articles

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

Societies bunch together for lily show and garden expo.

South Canterbury iris grower Lynda Crossen believed having all the flower groups promote themselves at the show was “a brilliant idea”.

“It gives all like-minded groups an opportunity to come together, and work together – all at the same time,” she said.

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