The Pittsburgh Iris & Daylily Society

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PIDS Feb 2014 Newsletter

Club Information 

PIDS was started years ago by gardeners who shared a special affection for the species iris and hemerocallis. In 1992 we incorporated to operate exclusively as a non-profit organization to promote, encourage and foster the development of these two genus. Enough dry words, suffice it to say that we all in our own ways try to further both our own and the general public's appreciation of these two plants.

We hold six to eight meetings a year and publish a quarterly newsletter. The society's calendar normally runs from a spring program in March or early April through a November program. The iris vice president is responsible for the first program and the October meeting which also includes the society's annual business meeting. The daylily vice president has responsibility for the May daylily auction and the November program. We usually sponsor accredited shows - iris in late May and daylily in mid July, plus a summer picnic, plant auctions and an early fall banquet. As the opportunity arises, we have also in some years held an educational show, clinics to help our members prepare for our shows, judges training clinics and additional programs featuring speakers of interest.

New members and guests are encouraged to attend and participate in all of the society's meetings and functions. To help you start a plant collection, PIDS members donate plants at our summer picnic that our new members share. If you have any cares, concerns or questions, don't hesitate to contact one of the officers or board members.

Club Membership Information

You are cordially invited to join the Pittsburgh Iris & Daylily Society. PIDS memberships are $10.00 for individuals and $12.00 for families.
For membership information write to:

Pittsburgh Iris & Daylily Society
P.O. Box 1
Bethel Park, PA 15102-0001

or, Click here for a printable Membership Application to join PIDS
or, send email to:
Robin Weidman, Membership Chairperson -

PIDS 2014 Calendar

April 26 ► Saturday ►12:00 Noon
Luncheon w/Speaker: Steve Zolock
Beinhauer Family Services, McMurray
2828 Washington Rd, Peters Twp, PA

Hybridizing and plant culture Question and answer roundtable On growing plants
May 3 Plant Prep for May Market
Jack Enos Garden
Monongahela, PA

May 9 & 10 ►Friday & Saturday (Set-up May 8)
May Market
Phipps Conservatory, Oakland

June 20 - 22 ►Friday - Sunday
Region 3 Daylily Convention
Richmond, VA

June 27 - 29 ►Friday - Sunday
AHS National Convention
Ashville, NC

June 28 ►Saturday►All Day
Daylily Grooming Clinic & Hands-0n Hybridizing
Jack Enos Garden
Monongahela, PA

June 28 - 29 ►Saturday - Sunday
Galleria Garden Club & Flower Show
Mt. Lebanon

July 9 ►Wednesday
Plants, Pizza & Phun
Larry & Jeanne Rowles Garden
McMurray, PA

July 12 ► Saturday ►All Day
Daylily Show
Trax Farms, Finleyville, PA

October 17 - 19 ►Saturday & Sunday
Lilyhemmer, Region 3 Symposium
Camp Hill, PA

September 6 ►Saturday ►11:00 AM
PIDS Picnic & Auction
Mingo Creek Park

October 11 ►Saturday ►12 Noon
Luncheon w/Speaker
Phipps Garden Center, Shadyside
Speaker: TBA

November 8 ►Saturday
PIDS Awards Banquet
Location: Rockefellers Grille
Speaker: TBA

PIDS Officers

PIDS Board Of Directors
Mike Corle, Elaine Modrak, Linda Herhold, Dale Jones

PIDS Committees

Audit -
Communications - Linda Herold
Daylily Auction - Jim-Bob Bobrzynski, Steve Zolock
Iris Auction - Mike Corle
Membership - Robin Weidman
Newsletter Editor - Katey Haynor
Nominating -
Mike Corle and Larry Rowles
Plant Sales -
Gary Ball, Tom Herr

   Auction action at the PIDS summer picnic

A scene from a PIDS daylily show 

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Last page update: Feb, 2014

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