By Andi Rivarola
Whether you can grow them or even if you have never seen MDBs (Miniature Dwarf Bearded irises) in person, you will enjoy the beautiful cover selected for the current issue of "IRISES, the Bulletin of The American Iris Society." It has a gorgeous photograph of a 1993 MDB by Ben Hager called, 'Dainty Morse,' a lovely little thing, which will move you with its beauty and elegance.
Be it because it's the spring issue, or just because, this edition is loaded with fascinating articles and if you're like me you won't be able to put this edition down until you have read it throughout.
Some of the wonderful articles included are:
Saving Your Next Iris Show, by Jerry Wilhoit
With a strong recommendation by Jerry: if weather changes is getting you down, grow Louisiana irises.
Support Your Local Iris Show, by Cindy Rust
Rebloom's Past is Its Future, by Mike Lockatell
Portrait of Juno Irises, by Panayoti Kelaidis
Bloom Seasons in Tall Bearded Irises, by Jim Hedgecock
Tending Tiny Irises, by both Kelly Norris and Bob Pries
My Favorites Irises, (a regular featured section) by Anita Moran
And last but no least, a featured article with all the Winners of the AIS 2012 Photo Contest
For those new to The American Iris Society, as a member you will receive the printed edition of IRISES, or if you are an e-member, then you will be able to read the entire publication online. The latter is a very convenient option for overseas iris enthusiasts. For more information, please go to our website's membership information section. Printed editions are in the hands of the Post Office, the e-version is ready for view at its normal location online.