Region 14 American Iris Society—Spring Regional

2017 Spring Regional

Iris Express

Come join us for a fun filled weekend in the Sacramento Valley area for the Spring Regional, April 21 to 23, 2017, hosted by Sacramento and Sierra Foothills Iris Societies. We will be enjoying the comfort of the Crown Plaza Hotel in Sacramento. Our dynamic guest speaker is Dell Perry from Plano TX. She will not only be our guest speaker, but will give a judges training on Sunday morning. We have planted approximately 160 guest iris which we will be carpooling to view in two local area commercial gardens. One of which many of you have been to over the years Horton's Iris Garden in Loomis. The other garden is relatively new, Frannie's Garden in Elk Grove. It has been designed for iris viewing in mind. Ruth Ostroff has graciously opened her garden in Rio Linda as an optional tour garden.

Horton's Iris garden (7440 King Rd, Loomis) is set on gently rolling hills at the base of the Sierra Foothills. She has the master planting for the event with approximately 160 guest irises. Mary Ann's garden is mostly bearded iris, but does have a few beardless iris mixed in as well. After viewing the guest gardens you can meander through her many acres of beautiful flowers and approximately 1600 more irises, including many historical ones. You will be treated to lunch in her garden under the mature trees, which offer a beautiful shaded area for your comfort.

Frannie's Garden (8884 Saddlehorn Ct, Elk Grove ) is located in the south Sacramento Valley area in the town of Elk Grove. The owners Russ and Fran Shields moved from the Gilroy area and started her commercial iris garden. They have many newer varieties of tall bearded iris introduced within the last ten years in their garden for your enjoyment. Fran has started a bed for all of the Dykes Medal winners, and is in the process of acquiring them all. She also has recently started enjoying the median iris and adding them to her garden as well. After strolling through her garden and the guest iris beds you can relax under the beautiful gazebo or large lawn area for a snack and a cool drink.

Ruth Ostroff 's garden (6121 20th Street, Rio Linda) will be open also as an optional tour for any of those interested. She has been growing the Sacramento door prize irises for approximately 8 years so lots of newer iris. She has almost a complete planting of Dykes Medal winners. Also in her garden is a large planting of rebloomers and historic iris. A must see!!!! Open both days Sat and Sun!!!

Contact the Crowne Plaza Hotel for room reservations at 877-504-0054. Use the name Regional Iris Society when making your reservations. The room rate is available until April 3, 2017. Hotel room rates are $109 plus tax for double or single per night. Breakfast is included. NO PETS.


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