Pauline Grenier, resident of Minot and president of the Maine Iris Society, looks over a potential entry for the flower show. Submitted photo

AUBURN — The Maine Iris Society plans to host its 42nd annual Median Iris & Spring Flower Show from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Auburn Middle School at 38 Falcon Drive.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Iris enthusiasts, gardeners and volunteers from Maine and New Hampshire will arrive early that morning to prepare irises and other spring flowers for display. They are judged later in the morning by accredited American Iris Society Judges, according to a news release from the society.

Judging is done in accordance with the rules and standards of the American Iris Society. Flower arrangements with irises as well as spring flowers will be judged by National Garden Club-accredited judges.

Awards given for the flowers include Best Specimen of Show (the Queen of Show), Best Spring Flower, Best Design of Show, and section winners. Visitors to the show will also have a chance to vote for their favorite Iris and spring flower. The People’s Choice winners will be announced after 3 p.m.

A feature of the show popular with many visitors is the sale of various potted plants, according to the society. Bare-root iris rhizomes from early blooming bearded medians will also be on sale again this year for $1 each.

Membership information will be available at the show.

For more information, call Carol Foster at 207-515-4308.

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