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Beautiful Irises On Display In Coarsegold

Submitted by Carolyn Hoover, President, Yosemite Iris Society

COARSEGOLD – The Yosemite Iris Society is hosting our 2nd Annual Iris Show of the American Iris Society at Coarsegold School Multipurpose Room in Coarsegold on Saturday, Apr. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

National American Iris Society judges will be judging over 95 beautiful entries of irises from our local youth and the general public. Many different varieties and species will be entered in show.

The students of Coarsegold Elementary School are part of the Classroom Iris Project and have their own garden on the campus, under the leadership of Mrs. Carolyn Hoover, Show Chair and President of the non-profit club of the Yosemite Iris Society.

Dan Cereghino of Madera Knolls Winner of last years Show - photo courtesy Carolyn HooverThe public is welcome to view all entries and enter an iris before 9:45 a.m. on the day of the show. Judges will begin judging the irises at 10 a.m. sharp!

The youth will have their own division in the show and will have a judged art contest of irises drawings. A $50 prize will be awarded to the winner of the best iris of the show.

The Yosemite Iris Society will also be supporting a fundraiser with proceeds going to the Coarsegold Iris Project students. One-gallon potted irises will be $7 each or 3 for $20.

Come and see one of the largest Iris Shows in California and see over 100 different varieties displayed and for sale. Support Coarsegold School Iris Project students and take home a tall bearded iris and beautify your garden.

Bill Tyson Hillside Iris Gardens won most blue ribbons 2013 show - photo courtesy Carolyn HooverMembers of the Yosemite Iris Society such as the treasurer, Bill Tyson, of the Hillside Iris Garden in Yosemite Lakes Park will be at the Show to assist you with any iris or gardening questions you may have. Remember, tall bearded irises love our area, they are drought resistant and the deer do not like to eat them.

We hope you come out and if you have any questions regarding attending or entering an iris, please contact Mrs. Carolyn Hoover, Show Chair at (559)658-7632.

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