Mary Ferguson is celebrating her 80th birthday. Her daughter Barb sent a invitation to all of the iris friends that she would love to have them attend.
Saturday June 8, 2013
1 to 4 pm
Norfolk Senior Center 307 West Prospect Avenue, Norfolk, NE
Please RSVP to Barb Glaser at (540-230-5816) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring your warm remembrances and good wishes, but no gifts, please.
(My suggestion, if you have any fond memories you might put them in writing so they can be included in a scrapbook.)
Thank you to Carolyn Lingenfelter for the notice and suggestion. You can see the Norfolk Daily News announcement on their website.
The AIS blog, World of Irises, reports that the April/May 2013 edition of IRISES is in the mail to AIS members and online for e-members. The partial table of contents includes an article by our own Kelly Norris on Tending Tiny Irises.
Kim Philippi is looking for pictures of her late father‘s irises. She left a request in the comments on our website:
“I am Roland Philippi’s daughter. I would like to find pix of my Dad’s iris’ if any are out there. I am getting a Memorial tattoo, so clear photos would be best. Thanks to anyone who helps.”
Her email address is Kpfroglady@gmail.com
If anyone has any pictures or suggestions, please contact her directly.
Thanks for your help.
Another item to think about bringing to the Regional Meeting is your lawn chairs.
The Miniature Dwarf and Standard Dwarf Irises are now blooming in Lincoln, Nebraska and are beautiful this year! Alas, with these warm days, most will be done by show time, but the later medians, tall beardeds and Siberian irises should be ready to go by then.
We invite you all to the Lincoln Iris Society Show this year. The show is scheduled for May 25th from 1:00-4:30 PM in the cafeteria area of Southeast Community College,
8800 ‘O’ Street in Lincoln, NE. If you are interested in entering the show, or for more
information contact us at email@example.com. You can download the schedule and details in this PDF LIS_ShowSched-2013.
Thank you to Linda Rader for the show details and to Gary White for sharing these pictures of iris now blooming in their garden. The top photo is the MDB Grey Pearls and the lower photo is the SDB Blue Denim which was the 1966 Cook-Douglas Medal winner.
There is the possibility of thunderstorms for Friday and Saturday in Sioux City. Bring your overshoes because it could be muddy!
Thank you to Bob Flick for this picture of Blue Rhythm. This was the 1950 Dykes Medal winner by Agnes Whiting of Mapleton, Iowa.
The same irises as last year were first to bloom this year. Except last year it was April 2nd and this year it was May 11th. These median irises (which I need to identify) are on the South side of the house here in central Iowa. Just a week ago they were in snow!
Hope you all have lots of lovely iris photos next week at the meeting!
Are you coming to the Region 21 Spring Regional Conference? If so, can you bring iris blooms with you? Thank you for your help!
The schedule and show rules for the Can-West Iris Society 6th Annual Iris Show are now available. The show will be Sunday, June 9th, 1 – 4 p.m. at the Bourkevale Community Centre, 100 Ferry Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba with free admission. See the schedule and show details here.
The next edition of the Greater Omaha Iris Society‘s newsletter Iris Gleanings is now available. While their May 11th Iris Exhibition has been cancelled, the newsletter lists other upcoming events there and in Region 21. These include the Spring into Spring annual Sales and Exhibition event at Lauritzen Gardens May 17th through the 19th, the Region 21 Spring Iris Tour hosted by the Sioux Land Iris Society May 17th and 18th, the Lincoln Iris Society Show May 25th, and the GOIS in the Garden Open Garden event for the public May 25th. Their May monthly meeting is on May 20th.
It also has details of their Photography Contest in conjunction with their annual sale July 26th and 27th. And it points to the AIS Photo Contest as well. Some of the upcoming events should be an opportunity to take more photos for these contests!
To see the newsletter, go to our Newsletter page and follow the 2013 33 Number 3 link to download or open the PDF of the newsletter.