Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Fort Missoula Bldg T-1 at 6:30 p.m.
Pot luck supper. Hosts Edd and Anita.
labels will be available at the meeting for those digging for the
Discussion and plans for upcoming sale, pricing, cashiers.
sadly note that our long-time member Carol Barbian passed away on May
24 after a two-year battle with cancer.
Dunn has a new mailing address: 2704 Brooks St. Suite C, Missoula, MT
REPORT FOR JUNE 2015
11, 2015 reported balance $12,859.27
– for Iris Judging Class
22, 2015 Balance $12,884.27
11, 2015 reported balance $ 1,016.90
– 2 memberships paid 30.00
22, 2015 Balance $
Paid by - Joyce Zamelis for 2 years = $20.00
Charlotte Beaudry for 1 year = $10.00
Paid to - Southgate Mall for show space reservation $250.00
Show expenses – workers lunch money
Judy Blunt – Ice Cream Social expenses
Miscellaneous Expense Cash
Beaudry is a new member of our Society having joined shortly
following our Southgate Mall show. She has grown irises for many
years in Washington and Montana. She established a new garden
several years ago near Trout Creek, MT and decided she would like to
enter our show. She brought down a nice selection of irises and was
awarded blue ribbons on most of her exhibits plus some higher awards
which are listed in the show report in this newsletter.
CREEK, MT 59874
PH: 827-1410 home
to Charlotte to our Society and we wish you GREAT joy in growing
ZAMELIS has a new address also:
POLSON, MT 59860
Submitted – Swede Gustafson, Treasurer
There are no MINUTES to report because there was no regular
meeting in June.
The IRIS SHOW on June 8 was a success. How fortunate that it
was earlier than usual, or there would have been no iris to show due
to our early spring! Here are the results:
Iris Show report local 2015
of Show : Jim Sadler, Mary Frances, Best of Show and Best Lavender
Space Age : Judy Blunt Hook, Best Tall Bearded
Novice : Charlotte Beaudry: Fame & Glory
Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris : Roger Muir, Golden Child
Intermediate Bearded Iris : Roger Muir Capitan Indigo, BEST IB and
Miniature Tall Bearded Iris : Roger Muir, Look Here, Best MTB, Best
other than, Best Median, Best Variegata
Design : Jim Sadler with Black Suited, design title Smoky Sky
Siberian Iris : Lynn Weger, Maranatha
Browntone : Charlotte Beaudry, Supreme Sultan
Amoena : Fred Frey, Tour de France
Orange : Gary Clark, Tanzanay Tangerine
Yellow: Jim Sadler, Kiwi Cheesecake
Blue : Joyce Zamelis, Common Thread, Best Blue and Best Plicata
Lavender : Jim Sadler, Mary Frances, Best of Show and Best Lavender
Purple : Gary Clark, Melena Rosa
Medal : Charlotte Beaudry
Bronze Medal : Gary Clark
Next event: Our annual IRIS SALE at the Fort on Saturday, July 25.
MIS Rhizome Sale is at the Fort Missoula Gardens starting at 9am -
1pm. Members should be there at 8 am to help set up tables.
The collection point will be at the home of Carolyn Addeo in Linda
Vista. Rhizomes can be delivered to their garage beginning Tuesday
of that week but no later than Wednesday by 9pm. Please read
the Pre-Sale guidelines & Clarifications carefully. These
guidelines were put together to avoid confusion during the sale
preparations on Thursday and Friday.
Iris rhizomes shall be grown by MIS members only.
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 attached
to the rhizomes. 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.
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. (Historical dated 1985 and older)
Pricing of rhizomes is at the discretion of the sale committee.
Age is considered but NOT color for setting the price.
All rhizomes are to be delivered to the designated collection site
by 9pm WEDNESDAY preceding the sale.
Sorting, etc. will be done on THURSDAY and competed on FRIDAY.
Chairperson to select committee of MIS members to assist in this
There are to be NO PRE-SALE orders.
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.
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.
Members donating rhizomes may:
A. Take ONE rhizome for
each variety donated (no matter how many of any one variety are
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 the box.
Members NOT donating rhizomes may purchase rhizomes (with the
Varieties FIVE YEARS and NEWER from date of introduction will be
so marked & priced accordingly. Fort Display Garden
Chairperson has first choice of any varieties.
GRAB BAGS of iris rhizomes may be made up of unnamed or
overstocked varieties at discretion of the chairperson by Friday.
TO SEE EVERYONE AT THE SALE AND DON'T FORGET TO COME AND HELP SORT
ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY!