Saturday, November 16, 2013

IRISES, the Bulletin of the AIS - October/November 2013 Edition

By Andi Rivarola

Here's another wonderful issue of IRISES, the Bulletin of the American Iris Society that will be arriving at your doorsteps soon. 

As you can see from the cover, it is gorgeous and bright yellow, 'That's All Folks,' by hybridizer Bill Mariott, the tall bearded iris winner of the 2013 Dykes Medal. 

Here's a review of what you'll see in this issue:

Bonnie Nichols of the Dallas Iris Society makes a good case for a visit (or second visit for some of us) to the Dallas Area for an encore presentation of the National Convention in that area called, Déjà vu Dallas 2014! Be sure to read her wonderful detailed review of the gardens that will again make for a great Convention. For updates and more information about the Convention visit their website at:

Also, you will find the following information:
  • In the Culturally Speaking section, don't miss Transplanting and Replanting Irises
  • 2013 Award Winners, a full list of all winners for this year
  • A sad adieu note from former IRISES Editor Kelly D. Norris
  • In Standards & Falls, horticulturalists pick their favorite irises
  • A short article on Endangered Iris Populations
  • AIS member from Wisconsin Patricia Del Negro writes for In Your Backyard
  • Delightful pictures of the Louisiana Iris Convention 2013
  • The President's Message by Jim Morris, including an introduction of IRISES' new Editor
  • Iris4U Germany branch introduced by Jennifer Dreyer
  • Youth Views by Cheryl Deaton
  • And much more

For those new to The American Iris Society, as a member you receive the printed quarterly edition of IRISES via mail, 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.  

(The printed edition is in the hands of the Post Office, the e-version is ready for view at its normal location online.) 

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