Friday, August 7, 2020

IRISES: The Bulletin of the AIS - Summer 2020 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 Summer 2020 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, 'Wishful Thinking' by Keith Keppel, and also this issue comes with Part 3 of the Centennial Supplement. Part 4 will be published later in 2020.

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.





A great issue with lots interesting articles and beautiful iris pictures.

The tour starts on pages 3, 4 then on 59, thanks to our friends at the New York Botanical Gardens, who shared with us images of the beautiful irises planted for our not-to-be Centennial Convention. Don't miss them. The irises are gorgeous at a wonderful location.

Jody Nolin issues her Annual President's Letter, on page 9.

Interesting updates, bits of news, and other activities by AIS Sections on Section Happenings, on pages 10 — 12.

Where we say goodbye to old friends who have left us too early, on Remembering Friends, pages 14 — 15.

Essays by our youth members adorn the pages of Better Late than Never, written and organized by Debbie Strauss, AIS Foundation Ackerman Youth Essay Chair, on pages 16 — 19. 

Jean Morris take us into her garden with Median Bloom in 2020, accompanied by her garden notes and beautiful images. On pages 22 — 27.

Now, about Living on the Edge, a great story of iris survival and a renewal of ideas, through trials and tribulations by Stan Gray, from Savannah, Georgia. Several pages with anecdotes, stories and facts, from 28 through page 38.

Erin Chien recounts her history behind the camera, with one might say, lot's of success at the end, on Iris Photography for the Home Gardener. On pages 39 — 43.

In The Galvanized Pail, Nancy Vogel writes about her childhood home and everything that inspired her spirit and her gardening appreciation. Lovely piece, on pages, 44 — 47.

The Summer Webinar Series details are on page 58. If you haven't participated you can read all about it. It will perhaps inspire you to join other iris lovers to hear about, what else? Irises, of course!


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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