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South Canterbury Group

   Office Bearers 2021 – 2022

Convenor –  Jessica Ward   ph 03 612 6378
Vice Convenor – Denise Sanders   ph 027 282 2515
Secretary – Lynda Crossen   ph 03 686 4813
Treasurer – Tania Sandri   ph 027 437 2018
Committee –
Sharon Wilkins  ph 03 689 8676,
Jean Barkman  ph 03 689 8653,
John Boulton  ph 027 615 5661

Immediate Past Convenor – Michael Midgley   ph 03 680 6786
Makikihi Display Garden Director – 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 make sure we have a garden to visit after lunch.

The host’s name underlined is the host in charge of the day.  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 Jessica and Lynda.

 

Programme    2021

2 June  Wednesday    Waimate     10.00 am     At Jean’s
Spuria Irises – slides and iris culture (Jean)
Berry Judd Brooch Competition  Sales table                   Bring your lunch
Hosts: Jean, Heather W, Heather S

7 July Wednesday    Blue Cliffs     10.00 am    At Jessica’s
pacific coast and reticulata irises – slides and iris culture presented by all members
Berry Judd Brooch Competition    Sales table                   Bring your lunch
Hosts: Jessica, Marilyn, Barbara

4 August  Wednesday  Temuka  10.00 am. RSA rooms, 130 King St
Iris Culture –
Berry Judd Brooch Competition   Sales table                   Bring your lunch
Hosts: Elizabeth, Janya, Pam

1 September  Wednesday   Oamaru     10.00 am
Eveline Church Hall, 424 Thames Highway
Speaker / Iris Culture
Berry Judd Brooch Competition     Sales table                   Bring your lunch
Hosts: Tania, Sally, Theresa

6 October  Wednesday     Geraldine      10.00 am

Catholic Church hall,
Speaker – Dave Attwood
Berry Judd Brooch Competition    Sales table                   Bring your lunch
Hosts: Lynda, Jo, Jessica

30 October  Saturday      Iris Show  Timaru
Venue to be confirmed
Hosts: Jean and Tania

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

3 November Wednesday Lake Tekapo  10.00 am
At Michael’s
Crevice gardens and hybridising at Karoline’s
Berry Judd Brooch Competition     Sales table                   Bring your lunch
Hosts: Michael, Stephanie, Judith

12, 13, 14 November            NZIS Convention   Tauranga

17 November   Wednesday     Waimate
Member’s gardens tour and garden judging workshop
Further details to be confirmed

1 December  Wednesday    Elephant Hill        10.00 am
At Louise’s          please note: the library will not be available today
Visit gardens in the area
All members bring a plate for a shared lunch
Please bring gift exchange plant to value of $10
Berry Judd Brooch Competition      Sales table
Hosts: Louise, Sharon, Jean
 
2022
January 2022    Timaru   Lily Group show
 
No Iris Group meeting in January
 
2 February  Wednesday   Timaru     10.00 am
Gleniti Baptist Church Hall, 58 Gleniti Road
Iris Culture
Berry Judd Brooch Competition     Sales table                   Bring your lunch
Hosts: Marilyn, John, Barbara
 
2 March  Wednesday      General Meeting/AGM        Oamaru         10.00 am
Eveline Church Hall, 424 Thames Highway
Iris Culture
Berry Judd Brooch Competition   Sales table                   Bring your lunch
Hosts: Alison, Theresa, Sally
 
6 April  Wednesday     Waimate     10.00 am
St Johns Rooms, 37 Shearman Street
Iris Culture
Berry Judd Brooch Competition    Sales table                   Bring your lunch
Hosts: Heather S, Heather W, Jean
5 May  Thursday     Note change of day            Winchester       time to be confirmed
Mia Flora Café and Garden Centre visit
 

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We now have the Join Us pages working, thanks for your patience, hopefully they work properly, please let me kow if there are any problems   alistair@alspix.com

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
Australia $14.00
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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