|'Shaker's Prayer' growing in Southern California (click for larger view)|
Here comes the good news, in 2012, the Lansing, MI area is hosting the Siberian and Species Iris Convention, called 'A Capital Idea.' Click here for more information. I think it's going be a wonderful event to attend because of the many Siberian and iris species many of us would never have a chance to see.
|'Ginger Twist' growing at Salt Spring Island, BC as tall as TBs|
Lansing 2012 – ‘A Capital Idea’
Siberian & Species Iris Convention
Convention headquarters: Causeway Bay Hotel and Convention Center located in Lansing, MI.
Above picture, the organizers: left to right: Bob Bauer, Judy Hollingworth, John Coble, Jill
Copeland, Jim Copeland, Bob Hollingworth. John Kaufmann
Thursday Evening, June 7
"A Capital Welcome‟
Reception at the Convention Center
Light snacks and beverages
Slide show and Information session
Sponsored by: Connoisseurs of Michigan
Convention Gardens on tour:
Ensata Gardens located in Galesburg, MI is home to more than 180 Siberian varieties, about 450 Japanese varieties, and a host of daylilies and hostas. After viewing the guest Siberians and Species enjoy a stroll through their relaxing gardens and be sure to check out the koi in their ponds.
|Siberian Iris Seedlings|
John & Jean Kaufmann‟s garden located in the Lansing area houses the TriCounty Iris Society‟s TB iris in addition to John‟s experimental herbicide plots. There should be plenty of bloom for all to enjoy.Bob & Judy Hollingworth‟s gardens are also located in the Lansing area. The guest bed at the Hollingworth‟s home was originally laid out as a block S for an MUS welcome, but more beds were added for greater ease of viewing and the block S has become hidden. The Hollingworth‟s will also have a good display of hostas and Japanese primroses for all to enjoy.
|'Ships are Sailing' growing in Salt Spring Island, BC.|
|Very tall 'Ships are Sailing' plants|
In addition, there will be a tour of Bob & Judy‟s farm where Bob‟s seedlings are growing. I'm so looking forward to attending this convention. I can hardly wait. For more information go to the Society for Siberian Irises website.