Thank you to Linda Rader for this note and photo on October 26, 2016.
Reblooming in our garden today is Aunt Mary
. There are two stalks with 10 buds. Not all will mature, but there are three flowers looking good. Aunt Mary is a TB, 2000 by Tim Stanek, a Region 21 resident.
Thank you to Kris Jurik for sharing this photo of ‘Daughter Of Stars’ reblooming in her garden today. In addition to being a rebloomer, this Donald Spoon (2001) iris was a Wister Medal winner in 2007.
Another reblooming note from David Lionberger on October 20, 2016. Thank you David.
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.
Well-known hybridizers Bonnie and Hooker Nichols will be speaking this coming Sunday, October 16, 2016.
The event will take place on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 1 PM at the American Legion Post 156 which is located at 314 South Clay, Kirkwood, MO 63122. The entry is in the back. The program will be on Novelty Irises (by Bonnie) and Louisiana Irises (by Hooker). It is not a Judges Training, but, two separate talks. There will be light refreshments. The event is hosted by the Kirkwood Iris Society (KIS) but they are inviting the Greater St. Louis Iris Society (GSLIS) and anyone else in (or out of) the area to attend.