This is a photo of Cee Cee which bloomed today. TB, 1996, by Sterling Innerst. It is listed as a rebloomer but this is the first time it has for us. We have had it in our garden for six years or so.
Thank you to Leslie Rule for letting us know about this rebloomer in her garden and sending the photos. Blooming October 15th, it is ‘High Ho Silver’ (Monty Beyers, 1989).
You can click on either photo to see a larger version. Then click on that to see a closeup which shows greater details of the irises. Great photos!
Another nearby iris meeting for Region 21 members to enjoy. Region 8 has Marty Schafer and Jan Sacks for its speakers this year. They are in Madison, Wisconsin Saturday, November 5th, and in Minneapolis, Minnesota Sunday, November 6th. See the details on the Minneapolis meeting here. Their presentation will be on their hybridizing program and will include one hour of judges’ training on Species Iris.
The Iris Encyclopedia has more information on their hybridizing accomplishments. You can see photos of many of their irises on the Iris Encyclopedia and at Joe Pye Weed’s Garden where they have many of them for sale.
The Heart of Iowa Iris Growers is a new American Iris Society affiliate forming in Iowa. Our first meeting was September 8 and the enthusiastic members agreed to have our meetings the last Thursday of the month beginning in October, 2016. Come to our meetings and help us grow!
Heart of Iowa Iris Growers members would like to invite interested people to their second regular meeting Oct 27, 2016 at 7 pm. The meeting will be held at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Please inquire at the desk to be directed to the meeting room. Our speakers that evening are Kelly and Libby Jensen who will be sharing preparation for entering iris for judging at an iris show. We will discuss the yearly calendar and future meeting site. All are welcome who love Irises!