By Andi Rivarola
Yet another issue of IRISES, the Bulletin of the American Iris Society, has been completed, and will be arriving at your doorsteps soon. If you are like me, you will probably read this issue cover to cover within twenty four hours. One of my favorite irises (even though they don't grow very well in my area) Siberians, are featured in this issue, on the cover and in a few articles, one of which is about the Siberian Iris Convention held earlier in the year.
Several of the articles caught my attention, including:
The article by our own blogger, Mike Unser, writing on Jim Gilbson's plicatas for the featured article "My Favorite Irises."
Another favorite article this time is about the "Reverchon Park and The Iris Bowl" in Dallas, TX, a park once referred to as the "Central Park" of the Texas park system. Steve Houser wrote a fascinating article that follows into the same lines of a digital program many of us enjoyed during the Opening Banquet of The American Iris Society Convention held earlier in Dallas, TX this year.
An in-depth article about the use of herbicides sounds very interesting, and I will need to go back to it to read all the facts and interesting findings. It's called, "Herbicide Studies for Weed Control in Irises," by John Kaufman.
Also, you will find information about:
- The just-announced 2016 Annual Convention to be held in Newark, NJ.
- A Call to Rebuild the Beardless Iris Collection at The Presby
- News & Notes, the new monthly E-Newsletter for Members of the AIS
- Premio Firenze, or the International Iris Competition Awards announcement
- A complete recap of the 2014 Dallas Convention garden visits, you don't want to miss it
- A very "nice" President's Message
- The always complete report for Youth Views, by Cheryl Deaton
- And so, so much more
For those new to The American Iris Society, as a member you 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.