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San Fernando Valley Iris Society

                                                         An affiliate of the American Iris Society


Calendar of 2014 Events

   Congratulations to David and Beth Berry this years recipient of the David T. Ross Memorial Service Award


November 6th

The San Fernando Valley Iris Society is happy to present on Thursday, 
November 6
"California Native Plants
" by Lili Singer.

Lili Singer wears many garden hats, including horticultural consultant, educator and garden writer (most recently for the Los Angeles Times). She is Director of Special Projects and Adult Education at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants, a non-profit native plant nursery, seed source, bookstore and educational center in Sun Valley. She also heads the Thursday Garden Talks at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden in Arcadia

In past lives, Lili worked in nurseries, including her parents business, which specialized in rare succulents. She published and edited two award-winning periodicals, The Southern California Gardener and The Gardener's Companion, and for more than a decade, she hosted "The Garden Show,"a live call-in radio program on KCRW-fm.  Well-respected for her encyclopedic knowledge of plants, she is a longtime champion of "smart"gardening practices and appropriate plants for our Mediterranean climate.

In 1994, Lili received the Mildred E. Mathias Life Achievement Award from the Friends of the Virginia Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills. Though California native plants are a special interest, Lili loves all kinds of flora, as well as birds, insects and other fauna. A Los Angeles native, she lives and gardens on one-third acre of tree-shaded land in Van Nuys. 

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at the Canoga Park Women's Club,

7401 Jordan Avenue at the corner of Valerio and Jordan, 2 blocks east of Topanga Canyon Blvd, between Sherman Way

and Saticoy St.
 Refreshments, beginning at 7:00 pm provides an opportunity for all to socialize. At 7:30 pm a brief business

meeting is convened, followed by the evening's program.

Members and visitors are welcome.

For information call the San Fernando Valley Iris Society at 818-346-867

As usual, the plant table with lots iris rhizomes available for purchase. The plant table starts at 7:00 p.m.


David and Beth Berry were the joint recipients
of the award this year due to their active
participation in the club since joining. Beth is
currently Membership Chair and David is
Mercantile Chair. They have attended marking
parties, potting parties, iris sales (including
helping set up and take down), helped with the
set-up and take-down of the Spring Iris Show ,
exhibited at the show, hosted their garden on
the Spring Trek, and have hosted several
board meetings at their house including a
December holiday potluck.

For more information please visit:


  San Fernando Valley Iris Society                               The American Iris Society


Web Links

American Iris Society:  http://www.irises.org/

AIS Region 15 website:  http://www.region15ais.org

California Garden Clubs:   http://www.californiagardenclubs.org/

Burbank-Valley Garden Club:  http://gardencentral.org/californiagc/bvgc/

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