Welcome to Monterey Bay Iris
We Welcome You to Join Us in the World of Iris
We meet the third Friday of every Month except July and December. Visitors are always welcome. Our meetings are held at the Native Son’s Hall, 239 High Street, Santa Cruz, California, at 7:30 P.M.
At each meeting we have a program that corresponds with the season. For instance, in February we discuss fertilization and in April we present how to prepare and stage iris for our annual Iris Show. Slide presentations cover the most beautiful must have varieties. We have a picnic in July and a dinner in December for members.
Our Annual show will be held this year at the Louden Nelson Communtity Center, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA. The show will be held Saturday and Sunday April 26th and 27th and is open to the public.
You can purchase our iris at our three sales. We sell iris at the Smart Garden Faire in Scotts Valley every June, at Rio Del Mar Shopping Center the first Saturday in August and at the Cabrillo Farmer’s Market, the second Saturday in August.
2013 AIS Dykes Medal Winner
‘That's All Folks’, tall bearded iris introducted in 2005 by Joe Ghio and hybridized by our member Bill Maryott won the 2013 Dykes Medal. This was the last introduced iris by Maryott.
Region 14 Summer Bulletin 2013
Current List of Door Prizes
Joe Ghio’s 2013 Introductions
See Ghio’s 2013 Introductions:
2013 Tall Bearded Introductions
Monthly meeting: Friday, 01/17/14
Monthly meeting: Friday, 02/21/14
Monthly meeting: Friday, 03/21/14
Monthly meeting: Friday, 04/18/14
Monthly meeting: Friday, 05/16/14
Monthly meeting: Friday, 06/20/14
Yearly Picnic, 11 to 3 Saturday, 07/19/14
Monthly meeting: Friday, 08/15/14
Monthly meeting: Friday, 09/19/14
Monthly meeting: Friday, 10/17/14
Monthly meeting: Friday, 11/21/14
The Annual Holiday Party is Friday, 12/19/14