Thursday, February 18, 2021

IRISES: The Bulletin of the AIS - Winter 2021 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 Winter 2021 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, a shot of Schreiner's Iris Gardens, from the 2020 AIS Photo Contest. Part 4 of the Centennial Supplement was mailed in January and a picture of the cover is below. 

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.






On page 3, enjoy the 2020 AIS Tall Bearded Iris Symposium with many images dispersed throughout several pages.

Remembering Friends, those that have left us recently, are described by the Jim Morris on pages 11 — 15. 

The 2020 AIS Photo Contests Winners are described, with beautiful images starting on page 20 through page 23.

Debbie Strauss writes about the AIS Foundation Ackerman Yout Essay Contest on page 24. 

For information on AIS Sections you may will find Section Happenings on pages 25 though 27.

International Iris News is on page 28. 

A rare view of the 2020 Winners of The Iris World International Photo Contest on page 29 and 30.

A lovely write up about The Iris Society of Australia on pages 32 and 33. 

And, information about the Premio Firenze, the International Iris Competition of Florence, Italy on page 34 — 36.

Old Dog — New Tricks is an in-depth article that you will enjoy, by Paul Black about iris class changes by the prolific hybridizer that he is, on pages 40 — 43.

Iris Illustrations by Botanical Artist Minnelli Lucy France on pages 46 and 47.

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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