THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY
TIME: Meeting at Ft.
Missoula, Bldg. T-1, on Saturday, May 7, at 6:30.
luck supper. It’s No Host so bring your own beverages.
News: Judy Blunt has graciously offered to host the November 5th meeting
for budget, board and regular meeting starting at 5:00 pm. at her
Please note on your Membership List
the new address and phone number for Elizabeth Friesz, 406-622-4287.
Address is Sunrise Bluff Retirement #113, 711 21st St, Ft Benton, MT
March 31 Balance: $14,037.10
March 31 Interest Income 0.69
April 27 Balance $14,037.79
March 31, Balance $ 588.04
Deposit – 1 membership 10.00
Correction for Feb Deposit 2.00
Expense Paid 300.00
April 27 Balance $ 300.04
for Feb Deposit was for a membership paid of $12.00 and I had
$10.00 in the register. Expense is for the PRESIDENTIAL rhizomes
made to Mid-America Gardens.
OF THE MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY OF APRIL 2, 2016
Iris Society meeting was called to order by President Donna Dowell at
7:00 p.m. at the Fort Missoula T-1 building.
minutes from the March 5, 2016 meeting were read by Donna. The
minutes were taken by Jim Sadler in the absence of secretary Carol
Addeo. The minutes were approved with one correction. Donna Dowell
did not win the Presidential Rhizome for March. It is believed that
Roger Muir was the winner.
report from Swede Gustafson reported no changes since March. No
activity in March or April except for a check of $300 sent to Mid
America Iris Gardens. The treasurer report was approved as reported.
Dowell ordered the Presidential Rhizomes from Mid America in the
amount of $300.
Reports: The median show planned for May has been cancelled.
Carrol cannot be a judge due to a conflict. Therefore, JoAnn Gibbons
of Stevensville will be a judge. Lynn Weger will also be one of the
reported that he talked with Lynn at her work, Bernina Sewing. She
has had serious hip problems and needed six months to recover
Missoula Garden Report: Edd Verplancke reported that he (and
Anita too) have completed about 40 plus hours working on the big bed.
A brick tier has been completed and filled in with soil. He found
some rot in iris, and moved them. Many daffodils blooming; some were
moved. Beds 4, 5 and 6 were weeded by Anita. Beds 1,2 and 3 need
was noted that Preen is in a box in the shed for anyone to use, but
Edd cautioned that he is allergic to it, so let him know where it is.
reported there are some nice large clumps which can be dug for the
Weeder: Fred Frey reported that the prospective weeder we
planned to hire, Barb Sauer, will not be available. She was involved
in an auto accident and now has limited mobility.
Calendars: Calendars for 2017 are for sale. They cost $7 for
1-10; or $5.00 each over 10. No one volunteered to coordinate that
Missoula Road: Carol reported that the current road leading from
South Avenue to the museum is being permanently closed during the
construction. Swede has talked with the contractors Jackson Group
and the plans call for a new road and roundabout at 33rd.
The current road will be closed by June so we will have to put up
signs directing our Iris rhizome sale customers in July. Our
advertising should also mention directions. The parking will be the
same; the contractors agreed to remove the blockade ribbons from the
trees to allow our customers to park where they normally do.
Tables: Swede reported sale tables stored in the shed were
blocking access to the show supplies. Carol will remove her personal
tables from the shed which have been used in the sales the last
couple years, but are larger and heavier than the newer ones. It was
decided MIS should purchase more tables that are lightweight and
foldable to be used in the sale.
Shed: Swede mentioned that the storage shed, which was built in
2008 is in need of maintenance. The paint of white with green trim
is fading and the facade needs repairs. Swede wants to hire a
painter who can spray paint the building after the maintenance work
is done. A motion was made and passed for him to get bid costs for
Testing: Ron Dowell reported on the ease of getting soil testing
through the county extension office and low cost of only $13. He
noted that for his roses, iris and glads, all it took was some
ammonia sulfate to bring his soil ph down to more acceptable levels.
Friesz Garden: Carol Addeo reported that Elizabeth Friesz has a
new address. It is Sunrise Bluff Retirement #113, 711 21st
St, Ft Benton, Mt 59442. She now lives near one of her sons. Her new
phone number is 406-622-4287. Her property in Alberton is being sold
and will be handled by her older son Marvin Friesz of Austin, Texas.
Carol will contact him to coordinate permission to dig and divide.
Rhizome winner: Fred Frey won for April.