Thursday, May 5, 2022

IRISES: The Bulletin of the AIS - Spring 2022 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 Spring 2022 issue of the AIS Bulletin is now available online, accessible via the Emembers section of the AIS website. The print copy has been mailed via the U.S. Post Office. On the cover, border bearded iris and Dykes Medal winner, 'Brown Lasso' (Eugene Buckles by David Niswonger, 1975).

This time, I also included the beautiful back cover (image below) because it is indeed a picture of 'Chubby Cheeks' (Paul Black 1985, SDB), winner of the AIS Board of Directors Award.

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 are of the AIS website for more details.

The French Iris Society (SFIB, Societe Francaise des Iris et Plantes Bulbeuses) is back in business after the pandemic, and is requesting guest irises for their 2024 International Iris Competition. More information on page 10.

Remembering Friends is on pages 11 - 13, always offers lasting memories of those friends in the iris world who contributed to make AIS the successful organization it is today. This month, Jim Morris captures the lives of giants. 

Section Happenings has a lot of information about AIS Sections, this issue, with write ups by the Median Iris Society, the Spuria Iris Society, the Dwarf Iris Society, the Species Iris Society, the Novelty Iris Society, the Tall Bearded Iris Society and the Reblooming Iris Society. Find them on pages, 16 through 18.

The AIS Board of Directors Award was given to 'Chubby Cheeks' in November of 2021. What a well deserved honor for little mighty Cheeks. Read all about it on pages 19 - 21. 

A beautiful report about the 2021 AIS Honorary Award Recipients can be found on pages 22 - 25.

A gorgeous, curious and fabulous read, Novelty Irises: a Lace Story, by Syvain Ruaud from France. Originally published right here on World of Irises, is on pages 26 through 29.

Air root pruning Irises (and Dallies) is on pages 30 and 31, includes fantastic images. 

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:

Happy Gardening!

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