Lincoln Iris Society Iris Show Results

The Lincoln Iris Society held their annual iris show May 13th, 2017.  The results are in their June 2017 Rainbow Messenger which we have just added to the Region 21 Newsletters Page.  Here is a direct link to the June 2017 issue where you can find the show report beginning on page 4.

Congratulations to the Lincoln Iris Society and the Show Committee on their show and their record number of entries!  Thank you and congratulations to all the entrants!

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Monument Valley Iris Society Iris Show – May 27-28, 2017

The Monument Valley Iris Society is having its Iris Show May 27th and 28th this year.  The show is at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center a mile north Scottsbluff on Hwy. 71.  Find all the details in this Torrington Telegraph post.

In addition to seeing all the great irises, there will be an opportunity to order irises for late summer delivery.

Upcoming GOIS Events

Linda Wilkie, GOIS President, sent this note which includes events that are of interest to other irisarians as well.

The season has begun and most of you are enjoying the pops of color of the standard dwarf iris in your gardens.

This Saturday we will be working in the Sass Memorial Garden at Mahoney Park to get it ready for the bloom season.  Those who can are encouraged to come and help at 9:30 AM Saturday, May 6th.  We want the gardens in tip top condition before the AIS convention May 23-27th in Des Moines.  We’ve heard from many conventioneers who are planning a side trip out to the garden so your help is needed all through May.  If you can take even one morning or afternoon to work out at the garden we would very much appreciate it.

This coming Monday, May 8th we will meet at 6:30 PM in Lincoln for our monthly meeting to tour the Magdalene Pfister Garden on the UNL East Campus.  I’ve pasted a picture below for you and here is a link to information about the garden:  http://www.unl.edu/bga/tours/east

Don’t forget the other iris events this month as well.

  • May 12-13 is Spring into Spring at Lauritzen Gardens.  Ron Crampton is chairing that event and we are still looking for some volunteers.
  • The Lincoln Iris Society is holding their show May 13th.  We’ll have information regarding times and categories at our Monday meeting.
  • May 20th is the GOIS Show.  Entries are accepted from 9-10:30 AM and open to the public from 12:30-4:00PM.  Show schedules will be available on Monday evening.  Please contact me if you need one emailed to you instead.

Looking forward to seeing you Saturday and Monday!

Spring Meetings in Neighboring Regions – 2017

This year Region 21 is hosting the AIS 2017 Convention rather than having a spring meeting.   There are spring meetings in neighboring Regions to give you an additional iris  fix.  You can find all the spring meetings we are aware of on the Iris Encyclopedia here.

The Region 9 Spring Fling Meeting is Saturday April 8th in Pekin, Illinois.  Their website has the preliminary details.  Contact them to learn more.

The Region 18 Spring Meeting is May 19-20 in Columbia, Missouri.  Here are the details and a registration form (PDF) for you.

Enjoy these events and hope to see you in Des Moines for the Convention!

BJ Jackson to Speak at Manitoba Horticultural Association

Something I learned from reading the Autumn 2016 Newsletter of the Can-West Iris Society; BJ Jackson will be giving a presentation “Medians: The Other Bearded Iris” as part of the 119th Manitoba Horticultural Association’s annual meeting.  BJ is a Region 21 member and the president of the Can-West Iris Society.  Her presentation will be Friday, January 27, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Killarney United Church, Killarney, Manitoba.  The registration form (PDF) and program (PDF) are online.  Preregistration deadline is January 9th.  For further information, the email m.h.a@shaw.ca is the contact for the Manitoba Horticultural Association.

A great way to get your January iris fix!