Welcome to Greater Portland Iris Society, here you will find updated postings with photos of our public events, shows, and plant sales.
Looking back on 2019, Greater Portland Iris Society had a very busy and productive year. February we hosted an out of town American Iris Society Judge for a Judges Training. Bonnie Nichols of Texas did a great job talking to us about the American Iris Societies newest section “Novelty Irises”. Embracing not only different shaped flowers i.e., flatty forms but also differences in foliage whether it has purple base foliage or variegated.
It will be interesting and fun to watch this new Section of The American Iris Society grow and evolve.
Greater Portland Iris Society would like to invite you to our 2019 Spring Iris Sale. Mark your calendars April 20-21, Portland Expo Center, 10 am to 3 pm.
We will be one of many specialty nurseries at Hortlandia. One of the largest plant and garden art sales in the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading “2019 Spring Iris Sale”
Looking back on 2018 the members of The Greater Portland Iris Society had a very busy year. The first event we invited Patrick Spence and wife Margaret from our sister club King County Iris Society, Seattle, WA to give a Judges Training on “Pacific Coast Irises”.
They did a fine job of refreshing us to the many different species and wonders of this small class of iris found in and around our own backyards. Continue reading “Looking Back on 2018”
You are invited to the Greater Portland Iris Society’s Late Show. Sunday June 10th we will be showcasing the last families of the iris with cut blooms and floral designs.
Winter’s grip is giving way to Spring’s awakening with our Early Iris Show, Sunday, May 6th. This is our fourth year being hosted by Master Gardeners of Clackamas County, Oregon at their “Spring Garden Fair” in Canby, Oregon. We will be located in the Main Pavilion building along with the Ikabana Schools of Portland, Oregon.
Greater Portland Iris Society would like to invite you to join us for our 2018 Spring Iris Sale, April 14-15 at the Portland Expo Center. Here you will find many different irises in size and color for your garden. The plants in active Spring growth will all be potted for easy transplanting right away or may be held for later planting.
Greater Portland Iris Society invites you to our Beardless Iris Plant Sale, Saturday-Sunday, September 23rd and 24th. Both days are free to the public 9 am to 4 pm, located at Portland Nursery, 5050 Stark Street, Portland OR.
Greater Portland Iris Society invites you to our Bearded Iris Plant Sale, Saturday, August 19th, and Sunday August 20th. Both days are free to the public 9 AM to 4 PM, located at Portland Nursery, 5050 Stark Street, Portland OR.
Did you know here in the Willamette Valley the iris season lasts several months. With the peak of the early-season the end of April into May. The mid-season with Siberians and the well known Tall Bearded blooming for Memorial Weekend. The late-season goes from June into July. The Greater Portland Iris Society would like to invite you to our late iris show for 2017, Sunday June 11. Location: Portland Nursery 9000 SE Division, Portland OR, 10 am to 4 pm, free to the public.
Greater Portland Iris Society invites you to our Early Iris Show 2017, Sunday May 7th, 10 to 4. Our host will be Clackamas Master Gardeners at their Spring Fair Plant Sale with the gates opening to the public at 9 am. Admission is $5 per person with 15 and under free, the Floral Show is free with this entry. This year we will again be inviting the Ikebana Society to showcase their craft of floral arranging at the show. We are also pleased and invite you to attend a class at 2:30 given by the current President of the local chapter of Ikebana. She will be giving a floral demonstration while talking of the different schools and their disciplines.