Clara B. Rees Iris Society (CBRIS)
Invites You to Join the World of Iris
Founded in 1957, and named after Clara B. Rees who made iris history in 1939 with the world's first ruffled iris
-- "Snow Flurry".
We have ten general meetings per year, open to the public, from September through June. They are held on the first Friday of the month at the First Baptist Community Church of Los Gatos, 17765 Daves Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the meeting starts at 7:30 PM.
Our meetings are iris and/or garden centric and include a speaker who either has a demonstration or who shows slides on the topic of the evening. After the presentation, we break for socializing and refreshments, and then reconvene for our business meeting. We end with a raffle of Door Prize Iris.
We have an annual judged show in April at the Westgate Mall in San Jose with artistic and horticultural displays. We sell potted iris at the show.
We also sell our beautiful iris at the Master Gardener Spring Garden Market at Kelley Park (History San Jose), in the spring. In the late summer and fall, we sell our rhizomes at local nurseries and other local events, such as the Harvest Festival at Prusch Farm, San Jose.
Other activities include our annual picnic held in July and a holiday dinner in December.
CBRIS Annual Christmas Party, Dec 6th
Monthly Meeting, January 4, 2013
Monthly Meeting, February 1, 2013
Monthly Meeting, March 1, 2013
SF Flower Show, March 20 - 24, 2013
San Mateo County Fairgrounds
Monthly Meeting, April 5, 2013
Included during meeting is 1 hr Judge's Training
Master Gardener Spring Garden Market, April 13, 2013
National Convention, April 15 - April 20, 2013
Region 14 Spring Regional, April 26 - April 28, 2013
Monthly Meeting, May 3, 2013
Iris Garden Tour, May 4, 2013, contact Jane Jordan
Monthly Meeting, June 7, 2013
Picnic & Rhizome Auction, July 21, 2013
Sort Night & Pot Luck, August 2, 2013
Rhizome Sale, August 3, 2013, at Yamagami's Nursery, 10 AM to 2 PM
Rhizome Sale, August 10, 2013, at Almaden Valley Nursery, 10 AM to 2 PM
Joint Board Meeting, September 6, 2013
Monthly Meeting, October 4, 2013
AIS Region 14 Fall Regional, October 18 - 19, 2013,
Los Gatos, CA, Jim Morris, AIS President is the speaker
Monthly Meeting, November 1, 2013
Monthly Meeting & Annual Christmas Party, December 6, 2013