Greater Omaha Iris Society November Newsletter Available

The Greater Omaha Iris Society‘s newsletter Iris Gleanings for November is now available.  Included is their final meeting of the year, November 11th, their end of the year potluck.

To see the newsletter, go to our Newsletter page and follow the 2013 33 Number 8 link to download or open the PDF of the newsletter.

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Reminder – Central Iowa Iris Society First Meeting – November 2, 2013

The Central Iowa Iris Society will meet November 2, 2013 at the Ankeny Dahls, 1802 Ankeny Boulevard, in the Community Room.  Join us at 10 a.m. for our first/organizing/course-setting meeting.  All are welcome.  Everyone attending will receive a certificate for a free iris next summer (several selections available).  Questions – email wrmesser@gmail.com  .

Greater Omaha Iris Society October Newsletter Available

The Greater Omaha Iris Society‘s newsletter Iris Gleanings for October is now available.  Included is their next meeting, October 14th, with a Program on TB and Reblooming iris from the American Iris Society.

To see the newsletter, go to our Newsletter page and follow the 2013 33 Number 7 link to download or open the PDF of the newsletter.

Reblooming in Region 21

Thanks to Linda Rader (LIS) for this note.

Reblooming irises are a pleasant addition to the autumn garden, if you can get them to rebloom.  We’ve had only minimal success in the past.  Stalks shoot up in late September; but, cool nights stall the blooming process and the buds just sit there.  A frequent exception to this is Connell Marsh’s ‘Constant Companion‘, an intermediate bearded iris, about 18″ tall, introduced in 1995 by the Marsh’s  garden, Iristocrat Acres.  This year in our garden it has a stalk with two branches, a spur and seven buds!  A very welcome surprise!