Monday, January 6, 2020

The Top 10 Posts of 2019


As we start the new year, it is time to look back at the ten most viewed posts on The World of Irises in 2019. Did you see and read them all when they went live? Did you miss any? If you missed one or more, follow the link to the post.

In tenth place, we find Anna Cadd’s guest post about the important spuria iris Wadi Zem Zem.

In ninth place, the post of the 2019 Wister Medal winners was a popular.

'Autumn Explosion'--Image by K. Brewitt
Bryce Williamson’s post about Napa Country Iris Gardens occupies the number eight position. This is part of his series “On the Road Again” and he has continued the series this year with posts about his trips to Oregon and Washington.

Leslie and John Painter with Phil Williams, Spring 2018
Image by Bryce Williamson
The World of Irises always likes to bring our readers breaking news. For that reason, the results of the 2019 Florence iris competition can be found in position seven.


‘Chachar’ by Seidl Zdenek from the Czech Republic.
Bryce Williamson’s report on the 2019 American Iris Society Convention is in the sixth position. If you were unable to attend, this post gives you some idea of what you missed.

Horton Garden--image by Bryce Williamson
Moving into the top 5 posts for views during the year, position five is occupied by the report on The French Iris Society’s Franciris 2019. This post introduced not only the wining irises, but also brought to the attention of iris growers around the world the names of some new hybridizers.
'My Red Drums'--Image by Andi Rivarola
Number 4 for the year was Robert Hollingsworth’s post about what may be the single most important Siberian introduction/parent of all time—'White Swirl’.

'White Swirl'
Next in line for views was Dennis Berry’s guest post about building iris beds. The post not only included instructions, but wonderful images to walk the viewers through the process.


Image by Dennis Berry
As the suspense builds toward the most popular post of the year, second place was the results of the Dykes Medal voting by The American Iris Society Judges. This year produced a win for Mike Sutton, the first time a hybridizer from Idaho has won this award.


'Bottle Rocket' Image by Colleen Modra
And with trumpets and drum rolls, the post most viewed in 2019 was Tom ‘s Three Myths About Bearded Irises.

No, this iris will never "revert to purple"
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