- Here is the newsletter for
July. Hope everyone is getting
ready for our big annual event, the
Iris Sale. We need all the help we can get, both digging and
labeling iris and sorting them at Carol Addeo's on the Thursday and
Friday before the Sale.
Missoula Iris Society
- DATE & TIME:
MEETING & WORK PARTY DATE & TIME: SUNDAY
July 21, 2013, 10:00-10:30 a.m. or as soon as you can at Fort
AGENDA: Brief meeting to plan sale
events, work party to include trimming, digging, cleaning. Bring
clippers, scissors, gloves and chair.
- "FYI" NEWS
Our annual rhizome sale will take
place on Saturday, July 27. Be sure and read the schedule of events
in this newsletter for that week so you don't miss any of the fun
The ice cream social on June 26,
2013 was a big success even though it tried to rain on us. The
gazebo at the Fort Gardens provided a great shelter from the
unpredictable weather. About 19 members enjoyed homemade ice cream
and a variety of toppings. Thank you Judy Blunt for again providing
us a great variety of desserts.
Billie Gray requests that anyone
who has a few minutes to spare, go over and weed at Fort Iris
Meeting announcements: No pot luck
meeting in July or August 2013.
Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
cheers go out to Cindy Davis, July 5th; Billie Gray, July 12th and to
Fred Frey, July 20th. Happy Birthday all.
REPORT AS OF JUNE 24, 2013
Deposit from Judges Training
Class + 30.00
Checking - 1,100.00
Cash for Show Workers
Lunches - 100.00
Balance as of June 24,
2013 $ 8,868.68
Deposit - Two
memberships + 20.00
Deposit - excess show workers lunch funds
Deposit - transfer from
Expenses paid in the month of June
Balance as of June 24,
2013 $ 290.54
Ed Verplancke - for the purchase of
Garden Wall blocks
the Big Iris Bed
Carolyn Addeo - purchase of annuals for the
Carolyn Addeo - newsletter expenses - July
through Dec 2013 150.00
Swede Gustafson - purchase of lawn edging
for the Siberian Bed 24.00
Rocky Top Gardens - purchase of rhizomes for
Cheryl Carroll - Design Judge gratuity for
the June 8 show
Paul Ronaldo Sprinklers - garden watering
system repairs 208.75
Elizabeth Gustafson - June 8 show expenses
and postage to
cards for the ice cream social 53.91
Total of Expenses
from Marchie's Nursery has generously donated to the Missoula Iris
Society 46 garden wall blocks and 27 wall cap blocks for use on the
renovations to the north end of the Siberian bed where the Main Iris
Society Garden sign is located. I picked up all these blocks on
Wednesday June 12. Since these blocks had been used prior to
Marchie's receiving them, I brought them home and washed them on
June 13 and later that day Ed and I put them in the storage shed at
Fort Missoula. Please give Marchie's a big thank you for this gift
when you see them.
MINUTES OF THE
MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY MEETING Saturday June 1, 2013
was called to order by President Ed Verplancke at 8:15 p.m. at the
home of Fred Frey, following a program on staging iris.
The minutes of
the May meeting were approved as they appeared in the newsletter. A
brief treasurer's report was given by Swede Gustafson.
REPORT As of May 22, 2013
SAVINGS ACCOUNT: There was no activity to report for
Balance is $10,038.
CD SAVINGS: A
three year CD of $3,700 matures August 2014
Balance reported April
24 $ 575.43
The expense was for the Median Show Judges,
clerks, and workers lunch money on May 18. $70 was dispenses to
these persons. The remainder will be carried over to the June 8 show
for the same purposes.
reported that he purchased 280 blocks for the big bed from Lowes.
They cost $1.47 per block, for a total purchase of $577.97 and will
be delivered next week.
Social: Judy reported the ice cream social is planned for
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Fort Gardens at 5:00 p.m. Bring
up: The show set up will be Friday June 7, 2013 at 8:00 at
Sale: Carol announced that the rhizome sale will be held
Saturday, July 27, 2013; she requested everyone order paper shopping
bags for our sale. Posters are available for those who can place
them on their favorite bulletin boards. Fred Frey has agreed to be
publicity chair again. Digging, trimming and cleaning will be
Sunday, July 21 at the Fort Gardens. Pete will be out of town that
week but will return on Sunday and will try to help with the
cleaning. Sorting will begin Thursday, July 25 at the home of Carol
Addeo and should be completed by Friday afternoon. The stone soup
supper will be held at the Addeo home on Friday evening.
Sutton: It was noted that George Sutton, former owner of Sutton's
Iris Gardens, passed away May 29, 2013. He was the hybridizer from
Porterville, California and came to Missoula one year to judge our
show and present judging classes.
iris: It was announced that Honk is moving to Billings and some
unnamed iris are available for digging.
sprinklers: Swede announced that Paul Renaldo, the sprinkler guy,
made repairs on the system such as broken heads, two hours.
for June: Bob Symes
adjourned at 8:40.
winners to date: Carol Barbian, Roger Muir, Ed Verplancke, Alverta
Betty Ann Gustafson, Judy Blunt, Pete Addeo and Swede Gustafson,
Gary Clark and Bob Symes.
(Nordeen) Utech, 92, of Missoula, passed away Thursday, June 27,
2013 at Riverside Health Care Center. She was born Nov. 21, 1920 in
Hines, Minn. to Carl G. and Marguerite E. Nordeen. As a young girl,
she grew up on the family farm in Hines. She later attended
Michigan State College and completed her education degree at Bemidji
State College. She married Jesse Brue Utech in 1947 and they moved
to Missoula in 1965. She taught school in Missoula and retired from
teaching after a career of 37 years.
Jesse were members of the Missoula Iris Society. She actively
participated in the annual iris shows and completed training to be a
show judge. Jesse preceded her in death. She is survived by her
children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her memorial
service was held Saturday, July 6, 2013.
Iris Society received a check of $20 from Helen M. Menter with the
following written note: Please find check for remembering Elinor
Utech. She was a dear neighbor who first moved next to us in 1965.
She and Jesse were the best neighbors and friends for so many
years. Watching their girls grow up and married and having little
ones....what joy and so many happy memories and Jess "the iris king"
he was so happy with his iris. Keep those iris growing and
blooming. Sincerely, Helen M. Menter. A thank you card was mailed
to Ms. Menter by the secretary.
Schedule for July -
Help needed for all events
ANNUAL RHIZOME SALE is to be held Saturday,
July 27th from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Fort Missoula.
Sorting and drop off location is Carol Addeo's back
yard in Linda Vista. Address is 5805 Helena Dr. Call
251-5833 for directions. Sale Chairpersons is Carol.
Please donate your paper grocery bags to the sale
Drop off your cleaned and labeled rhizomes to her
garage between Tuesday, July 23 thru Wednesday, July
24 at 9:00 p.m. prior to the sale. PLEASE TRY TO
COME AND HELP SORT ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY!!
Sunday, July 21 - Digging rhizomes and
cleaning, trimming at Fort Missoula gardens. Bring
chair, scissors, hats, etc.
Thurs, July 25 & Fri, July 26, 2012- Sorting
at the Addeo back yard all day. Lunch at Paradise
Falls on Thursday.
Fri, July 26 - Stone soup & potluck supper- 6
p.m. at Addeo's. Bring a soup ingredient, or
dessert, bread or salad. The soup stock will be
Saturday, July 27 Annual Rhizome Sale at Fort
Missoula, 9am - 1pm. Set up begins at 7:30 a.m.
Bring pitchforks and chairs.
Saturday - 1:15 p.m. - PARTY TIME! After-sale
party after 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
Sunday July 21 or call Carol at 251-5833 to pick
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 newer varieties.
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 process.
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
C. Take NO MORE THAN ONE (1) RHIZOME of any one
D. May NOT choose from a variety that has fewer than
SIX rhizomes in the box.
4. Members NOT donating rhizomes may purchase
rhizomes (with the above restrictions)
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 !