Gardening in Tucson

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Saturday Sept 24th 2016

Huge IRIS Sale

The Tucson Area Iris Society is having their
huge Iris sale 9-1 at Harlow Gardens
5620 East Pima Street.  
Hundreds of irises for sale at this event.





Tuesday, March 08, 2016

TUCSON IRIS SOCIETY - IRIS EXHIBIT
SATURDAY APRIL 9
Kirk-Bear Canyon Library - Iris Exhibit
FREE! Public Welcome!
Submissions: 9:00am - 10:00am. Each member who brings at least 3 irises to the exhibit will receive 1 club iris at the August meeting.
Exhibit Open: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tear down: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
Kirk-Bear Canyon Library
8959 E Tanque Verde Rd,
Tucson, AZ 85749
Phone: (520) 594-5275

TUCSON IRIS SOCIETY 
MAY GENERAL MEETING

Saturday, May 28,   Tucson Area Iris Society Meeting  
12:30pm  until  5:00pm.  At the Murphy Wilmot Library 
 (large room),  530 N. Wilmot Rd.,  Phone: 520- 594-5420.

 A talk with illustrations by author, Stephen Buchmann ,
 " The Reason for Flowers"  (including irises).  
  Business meeting will follow program.
Free.   18 and older.   Phone:  520-310-5222 for info.  



SPRING PLANT SALES IN TUCSON MARCH AND APRIL 2016

Nonprofit groups offer the right plants and advice for gardening at this time of year.





  • Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale
  • , April 9, 8-11 a.m. Aloes, adeniums, plumeria, figs and wildflowers are expected to be in abundance. Used containers, including stock tanks, will be available for sale. Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.

Friday, August 28, 2015

IRIS SALE - HARLOW GARDENS - SEPT 19

The Tucson Area Iris Society is Announcing:  A Gigantic Iris plant and rhizome sale on Saturday, September 19th , at the Harlow Gardens, 5620 E. Pima St., 886-5475,  from 10 AM - 4 PM.    Contact: Kristee at 310-5222, or see tucsoniris.org     GROW A COLORFUL SPRING GARDEN!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Fall Garden Tours Sept and Oct 2015
special thanks to Elena Acoba, Arizona Daily Star

14th annual Garden Tour
What: Self-guided tour organized by Bisbee Bloomers.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 5. 
Where: Grassy Park and 11 homes throughout Bisbee.
Admission: $10. Tickets available at Finders Keepers and High Desert Market until the day of the tour, when they’re available at Grassy Park.
Information: 866-224-7233, www.discoverbisbee.com 
Rita Ranch Backyard Garden Tour
What: Self-guided tour organized by Purple Heart Park community garden supporters.
When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 10 
Where: At least 10 homes within Rita Ranch.
Admission: $5. Tickets and maps available at Purple Heart Park.
Information: 591-2255, www.facebook.com/rita.gardens 
Homescape Harvest Tour
What: Self-guided tour of sustainable gardens organized by Watershed Management Group.
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 17. 
Where: About 24 homes throughout Tucson, plus the organization’s Living Lab and Learning Center, 1137 N. Dodge Blvd. 
Admission: $15, $10 for each person in a carpool or using a public bus. Tickets and maps available at the Living Lab and Learning Center.
Etcetera: A bicycle tour of 10 of the stops will be led by BICAS. $5 suggested donation.
Information: 396-3266, www.watershedmg.org

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Tucson Iris Society presents:

Wild Iris I have known
Oct 10, 2015 Eckerson-Columbus Library, 22nd & Columbus
Saturday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
presented by Dr. Jacqueline Soule

 In nature, Iris are found in a wide variety of habitats, from deserts to cold mountains, sand dunes to grassy slopes, in meadowlands and on riverbanks. Nearly all species are found in the Northern hemisphere, particularly from Eurasia to Asia. Dr. Soule has lived and traveled in the region and will share with us images of some of the lesser known but still beautiful wild iris of the Middle East and Asia. Luckily, a number of these exotic species are available in the nursery trade.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


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Thursday, March 13, 2014