Monday, November 4, 2019

IRISES: The Bulletin of the AIS - Fall 2019 Edition


By Andi Rivarola

A warm welcome to those who are seeing IRISES, the Bulletin of The American Iris Society for the first time. If you are a member of The American Iris Society I hope you enjoy this new issue.

The Fall issue of the AIS Bulletin will be available online soon, accessible via the Emembers section of the AIS website. The print copy has been mailed via the U.S. Post Office. On the cover, The 2019 Dykes Medal Winner 'Bottle Rocket’ (Michael Sutton 2009, TB).

Note: to access this area of the website you must have a current AIS Emembership. (AIS Emembership is separate from the normal AIS membership.) Please see the Electronic Membership Information area of the AIS website for more details.


Enjoy a full list of all the AIS Award for 2019, including beautiful 'Bottle Rocket,' above by Mike Sutton. Pages 10 - 17, then images of these glorious winners on pages 2-3, 17, and then 62 - 63.

The registration information for the 2020 Centennial National Convention to be held in Newark, New Jersey is on pages 32 - 33.

International news on pages 34 - 35. 

A wonderful article filled with tips by Australian hybridizer Barry Blyth called, Barry Blyth Reveals His Iris Photo Secrets, on pages 36 and 37.

A very interesting article on the genetics of diploids versus triploid irises called From Triploid Bridge to Diploid Pink by Dan Meckenstock on pages 40 - 45. 

There's a lot more to see and read in this edition of IRISES, either in digital or print formats.

Not a member of The American Iris Society? Please see our website for information about becoming one: http://irises.org/

Happy Gardening!


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