Here’s the newsletter for July. Personally speaking, I love this weather
we've been having. I know it wasn't good for growing iris, but it sure
is better than being over 90 or 100 degrees! Looks like the sale was a
success and now our big event is coming for July. Let's all pitch in and
volunteer to help with getting the rhizomes ready for the sale.
Missoula Iris Society
DATE & TIME: SATURDAY, JULY
10TH, 6:30 pm.
Usual potluck supper followed by the meeting.
Home of Pete & Carolyn Addeo. 5805 Helena Dr, Missoula, MT . Phone
251-5833 for directions.
Probably discussion and demonstrations on labels, trimming
iris for the sale.
new member: Barbara Riley, 808 Woodford, Missoula, MT 59801. Phone
number is 360-9983. email is
email@example.com Add her to your membership list.
Change of address for your membership list. Elinor Utech is now at 1280
Vicki Dr, Missoula, MT 59804. New phone number is 542-1247.
2010 MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY
50TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW RESULTS
AWARD VARIETY EXHIBITOR - 21 Exhibitors, 137 Entries, 250
Best Specimen of Show
Best Youth Specimen
Best Tall Bearded
Best Space Age
Best Artistic Design
Best Novice Artistic Design
Best Broken Color
Most Blue Ribbons
Most Blue Ribbons Runner Up
Best Artistic Design Sweepstakes
‘Song of Norway’
13 Gary Clark
12 Elizabeth Friesz
5 Jim Sadler
Their Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
Happy birthday to Cindy Davis, July 5th; Billie Gray, July
12th; Betty Ann Gustafson; and Fred Frey, July 20th. Have a happy
Treasurer’s Report for June
Savings Account Activity
Balance May 31,
Judging Class deposit
June 30, 2010 balance
Checking Account Activity May 31
Balance May 31, 2010
2 memberships received
2009 R&I book sale
Excess show lunch funds
MidAmerica Gardens –Rhizomes
Carolyn Addeo – newsletter exp.
Cash – show workers lunch money
Betty Ann Gustafson – show exp.
Zona Lindemann – mower repairs
Judy Blunt – ice cream social exp.
May 31, 2010 Checking Balance
Received two memberships from BARBARA RILEY and ELINOR UTECH
Minutes of the Missoula Iris Society Meeting, Saturday, June 5, 2010
The meeting was called to order by President Ed Verplancke at 6:55
p.m. at the home of Elizabeth Friesz. The minutes from the May
meeting were approved as they appeared in the newsletter which was
e-mailed and mailed to all members.
The treasurer’s report for May was also approved as it appeared in
Show Report: Betty Ann Gustafson, chairperson for the June 12 show
reported that set up would begin at 8 p.m. Friday evening, June 11.
A brief judges meeting headed by Roger Muir will begin at 7 p.m. in
the mall community room first. Set up of tables and skirting will be
done after the meeting.
The mall opens at 6 am on Saturday and Betty Ann and Swede will be
there that early for entrants to start setting up their flowers.
Clerks and judges should arrive at 9:30; judging begins at 10:00
a.m. and artistic judging begins at 11 a.m. Clerks include Alayne,
Ed, Anita, Judy, Joyce and Donna. Cheryl Carroll will judge the
artistic designs. The awards dinner will be at the Red Robin at 6:00
p.m. Dinner choices can be ordered direct from the menu.
Take down tables will begin at 8:00 p.m. The ribbons and awards will
be available then. If you are unable to be there to help, someone
will get the ribbons to you. Swede emphasized that the silver at the
show is for display only; winners cannot take them home, only take
the ribbons. Someone is needed to watch the silver at the show
during the banquet.
Discussion followed of the Peoples Choice Trophy which was lost for
a time and the records of winners were also lost. Any flower can be
entered in the People's Choice category. It does not have to be a
registered variety, because the Peoples Choice category is not an
AIS sanctioned award, it is a Southgate Mall award. Betty Ann
reminded everyone that a minimum of seven exhibitors were needed to
qualify the show as AIS sanctioned.
As usual, some concern was expressed because we've had such rainy
weather and little sun. Will there be any iris blooming?
The Small Garden award for 75 or less varieties in your yard was
discussed. No one has ever applied for it. If someone does want to
use that category, indicate so on your entry card. Discussion
followed on how to structure it.
Show entry tags were passed out. Betty Ann needs more posters for
the rhizome sale to pass out at the show. Pete and Carol will print
some and get them to her.
Ice Cream Social:
Billie Gray asked for input on the proposed ice cream social for
members only. This is to be a fun, non working get-together for
members to be held at the Fort Gardens. Judy Blunt volunteered to
make the ice cream and provide the toppings. It will be held Tuesday
evening, June 15th at 7 p.m. Fred Frey offered his garden for tours
that evening from 3:30 p.m. until 6:45 p.m.
The Addeo's will remind everyone by e-mail and postcard of the work
party, the open garden tour and the ice cream social.
Rhizome Sale - Carol Addeo reminded everyone of the rhizome sale on
July 31, 2010. Fred Frey will handle publicity, including p.s.i.'s
Iris Lists: Alverta Symes reminded everyone to get their lists of
iris in their garden to her in preparation for the sale.
Betty Ann reported that visitors from San Francisco were here last
week and wanted to see the Fort Gardens. She, Alverta and Swede met
with them and they were impressed with out gardens. Not too many
clubs have public display iris gardens.
Presidential Rhizome Drawing: Alayne Hilditch won the Presidential
Rhizome for June.
The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.
Following the meeting, Swede and Gary used a few of Elizabeth's
blooming iris to demonstrate proper staging for iris entered in the
SCHEDULE FOR JULY
Lots of things going on in July, as this is our last important event
of the summer. Schedule as follows:
ANNUAL RHIZOME SALE
is to be held Saturday, July 31st from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Fort
Missoula. Sorting and drop off location is Addeo's back yard in
Linda Vista. Address is 5805 Helena Dr. Call 251-5833 for
directions. Drop off your cleaned and labeled rhizomes to their
garage between Tuesday July 21st thru Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. prior
to the sale.
PLEASE TRY TO COME AND HELP SORT ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY!!
Sale Committee - Sale Chairpersons are Carol and Pete Addeo at
251-5833. . Please donate your paper grocery bags to the sale.
FORT GARDENS WORK PARTY -
Sunday, July 25- 10:00 a.m. until ??? This is always a fun work
party, watching Pete soak himself as he cleans the iris, so join in
the fun. We will be digging, cleaning, dividing, and labeling.
Unfinished work carried to Addeo's to be finished on Mon and Tues,
if needed. Bring scissors, clippers, garden marker pens, paper
grocery bags and bug spray.
Some people have tons of iris to divide and dig, and may need help
digging or cleaning. Volunteer your services where needed. Calls may
be put out for help if needed on Monday and Tuesday before the sale.
Of course, help is needed Thursday and Friday July 29th and 30th
with sorting, organizing, etc. and help is needed on Saturday with
SORTING WORK PARTIES -
Thursday and Friday, July 23rd and 24th 9:00 a.m. to Noon, 2:00 p.m.
to 5:00, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Addeo's back yard.
PLEASE TRY TO COME AND HELP SORT, IF ONLY FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS
STONE SOUP PARTY -
Friday, July 30th, 6:30 p.m. at Addeo's. Bring a soup ingredient;
we'll supply the meat stock from turkey. Or bring a dessert, or
bread or salad.
Saturday, July 25th - 7:30 a.m.
Set up for the sale at Fort Missoula. Bring pitchforks AND CHAIRS.
Saturday - 1:15 p.m. - PARTY TIME!
After-sale party after the sale is closed and clean up is completed.
We meet in the back patio of Billie Gray's home at 1558 S.6th St
West. Pizza, chicken, soft drinks and beer provided. This is usually
where we all receive the Presidential Rhizomes we won during the
year. We also have a fun auction on any extras we receive.
The rhizome labels will be available at the meeting July 10th or
call Carol at 251-5833 to pick some up.
RHIZOME SALE GUIDELINES
Please read the Pre-Sale guidelines & Clarifications carefully.
These guidelines were put together to avoid confusion during the
sale preparations on Thursday and Friday.
1. Iris rhizomes shall be grown by MIS members only.
2. ALL RHIZOMES are to be WASHED, TRIMMED & LABELED as to variety
and type PRIOR to delivery to the collection site. Trim fans to
about 4 inches - 6 inches depending on type and roots to about 4
inches. MIS will provide labels. These labels should be stapled to
the leaves. MDB's and SDB's should be in bundles of three rhizomes.
IB's and MTB's should be in bundles of two rhizomes. Beardless iris
are to be in clumps.
3. Iris varieties introduced 30 years or more before the year of the
sale are to be labeled with year of introduction and separated from
4. Pricing of rhizomes is at the discretion of the sale committee.
Age is considered but NOT color for setting the price.
5. All rhizomes are to be delivered to the designated collection
site by 9pm WEDNESDAY preceding the sale.
6. Sorting, etc. will be done on THURSDAY and competed on FRIDAY.
Chairperson to select committee of MIS members to assist in this
7. There are to be NO PRE-SALE orders.
1. There is to be NO TRADING of rhizomes among members at the
COLLECTION SITE. Members ARE encouraged to share or trade before
bringing rhizomes to the collection site.
2. The sale chairperson shall determine which varieties may be
traded / purchased by the MIS members. The trading / sale hours are
Thursday, 6pm - 9pm and Friday, 9am - 12pm.
3. Members donating rhizomes may:
A. Take ONE rhizome for each variety donated (no matter how many of
any one variety are donated)
B. Take LIKE variety donated (SDB for SDB, TB for TB, etc)
C. Take NO MORE THAN ONE (1) RHIZOME of any one variety.
D. May NOT choose from a variety that has fewer than SIX rhizomes in
4. Members NOT donating rhizomes may purchase rhizomes (with the
5. Varieties 5 years and newer from date of introduction will be so
marked and priced accordingly. Fort Display Garden Chairperson has
first choice of any varieties.
6. GRAB BAGS of iris rhizomes may be made up of unnamed or
overstocked varieties at discretion of the chairperson by Friday.
HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE AT THE SALE !