Monday, January 23, 2023

IRISES: The Bulletin of the AIS - Winter 2023 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 2023 issue of the AIS Bulletin is already 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, 2022 AIS Photo Contest Winner — Irises in a landscape or garden: “Path Through the Irises” by Beth Belaney-Train (California). 

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 2022 AIS Tall Bearded Iris Symposium Results start on page 3, and then continue on page 10 through 13.

Destiny Dallas: Aril 2023 with information about the upcoming national convention is on pages 14 through 17, including the registration form, and the Geek Dinner. 

Learn about the Changes to the AIS Judges Handbook, 8.22 edition is on page 18.

The first ever Convocation in Montana will be held in Billings, in June of 2025. The Request for Guest Irises for that year is on page 20.

A great article about the different iris types is on pages 22 - 23, called Learn About the Many Iris Types, and Expand Iris Bloom Season in Your Garden.

Welcome Newcomers: Spring is the time for ordering irises - Let's do it! is on page 24 and 25 is a great article for new iris lovers who are just starting to collect iris for their gardens.

The recently announced Iris of the Year 2023 is 'Football Hero' by Lynda Miller; take a look at the announcement on page 27.

The 2022 Nelson Award was announed and if you never heard of this award, you can learn all about it on pages 28 — 29.

A beatiful article from HIPS (Historic Iris Preservation Society) called HIPS: Saving Yesterday's Irises for Tomorrow's Gardens, is on page 30 — 31. 

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


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Support the Work of The American Iris Society by Becoming a Member:

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

  • The Annual Full Membership receives both benefits described above.
  • Participate in AIS’s bi-monthly Webinar Series featuring AIS experts from around the U.S.
  • Get to know about our lesser known irises, such as species, spuria, Japanese, Louisiana, Siberian and other beardless irises.
  • Participate in the Annual convention. The next convention will be in Dallas, TX in 2023.  
  • Support AIS's Mission of education, conservation, research, preserving historical archives, and outreach projects.
  • Did you know that The American Iris Society is the registration authority for all rhizomatous irises worldwide?  
  • The Iris Encyclopedia is available 24-7, 365 days a year, and filled with a wealth of iris knowledge. Stop by for a visit!

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