Siouxland Iris Society Website Available

Thanks to Mike Becker, Siouxland Iris Society President, they now have a website.  You can see it at  http://topdog51031.wix.com/siouxland-iris  We also have linked to it on our Who we are page.  Great job Mike!

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Upcoming Iris Events

While you can see these events listed on our Upcoming Events page, I thought it might be useful to have highlighted them here as well.

Lincoln Iris Society will hold their annual iris show May 10th.  Contact Gary White for details.

Greater Omaha Iris Society will hold their annual iris show May 17th at Lauritzen Gardens in
Omaha.  Show entries will be accepted from 7:30 AM through 9:45 AM.
Show schedule GOIS Show Schedule 2014 final (PDF).

Region 21 will hold their annual Spring Convention & Garden Tour in
Lincoln May 23-24th this year.  An executive board meeting will be
held Sunday May 25th in conjunction with the tour.  Information
Invite2014_Reg21Convention (PDF).

Can-West Iris Society 2014 Iris Show is Sunday, June 15th at Bourkevale Community Centre, 100 Ferry Road, Winnipeg MB.  Details here.

Lincoln Iris Society Meeting – March 31, 2014

The Lincoln Iris Society is pleased to announce that Michael Moller, current president of the Tall Bearded Iris Society, will be speaking Monday, March 31, 2014 at 1015 Lancaster Lane, Lincoln, NE (St. Andrews Lutheran Church). We will be meeting at 6:30 p.m.  Guests are welcome!

Mr. Moller bought his first irises from Schliefert Iris Gardens right here in Nebraska. He subsequently moved to Colorado, where he started the Dr. Loomis Iris Test Garden and served as President of Elmohr Iris Society and as RVP for Region 20. He is a master judge and has hybridized several introduced cultivars. He currently lives in Georgia.

When I asked him what he would be speaking about, he enthusiastically replied, “Everything!” Pressed for specifics, he mentioned: how irises get their names, what’s wrong with the AIS judges handbook, and how to prepare your irises for shows. He emphasized that he wants all to bring questions.

I’ve spoken with Mr. Moller several times on the telephone; we always take up most of an hour, and I come away educated and just tickled—he tells great stories. A grand time will be had by all. This is a rare treat, and we hope to see you there.

Becky Barney

Signs of Spring – Greater Omaha Iris Society March Newsletter Available

One of the first signs of Iris Spring arrived yesterday, in the middle of a snowstorm!  The first 2014 issue of the Greater Omaha Iris Society newsletter.  Their first meeting is March 10th:  Back to Basics:  The Care and Culture of Iris in the Home Garden.  You can see it along with back issues on our Newsletter page.  And guests are welcome at their meetings.

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.

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.