Iris and Hosta Program Offered June 1

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County is offering an “Iris and Hosta Program”. The program will be presented by Jan Smith, Oswego County Master Gardener, on Tuesday, June 1st from 6 to 8 pm at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office, 3288 Main St., Mexico, NY.

Jan has been growing Iris and Hosta for over 30 year and has a vast knowledge of both of these perennial plants. She is a member of the American Iris Society and Central New York Iris Society. Jan has been a registered garden and show judge for the past 6 years through the American Iris Society and she coordinates an Iris and Hosta Show annually during the Oswego County Fair.

Jan will discuss the basic care of Iris and Hosta, teach you how to trouble shoot for diseases, give you tips on how to prepare for flower shows, teach you the difference between varieties and types/requirements for different types of Iris and Hosta as well as how and when to divide these perennials.

The cost to attend the program is $10. Pre-registration is required by May 26th by contacting Karen at 315-963-7286, ext. 201. Check out our website at: to print a brochure/registration form. Please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County if you have any special needs.