This year Region 21 has three iris shows and a Regional Spring Meeting for your enjoyment. The shows are
May 19 Lincoln, Nebraska
May 26 Sioux City, Iowa – Siouxland Iris Society
June 2-3 Scottsbluff, Nebraska – details.
And in connection with the Lincoln show is our Spring Meeting. An iris show, several judges training sessions, and visits to iris gardens. See the full details in this invitation: 2018Region21SpringMeeting
Update May 15 – I missed one show. The Can-West Iris Society 2018 Iris Show is June 3rd in Winnipeg, Manitoba. See more in this Region 21 post.
Part of Lunn Garden 2010
Region 21 member Wanda Lunn and her garden will be part of the July/August 2017 issue of Iowa Gardener. You can see part of this article “New and old grow in harmony in Cedar Rapids, Iowa” online. The complete article “Harmoniously Blending the New and Old” can be found as a garden profile on pages 58-63.
I should also mention that in April the Heart of Iowa Iris Growers had Wanda speak to us on historic irises and HIPS. She was a great speaker, knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. Thank you Wanda!
An article about Mark and Jenny Cich’s iris garden recently appeared in The Ashland Gazette. This has been a great year to view, and order, irises in their garden. You can see the article here. Learn more about their gardens, Hello Gorgeous Gardens, on its Facebook page.
They were also one of the six tour gardens in the 2014 Spring Region 21 Tour that the Lincoln Iris Society hosted. The above photo is from that tour. That was another good year for seeing their garden.
Just a quick reminder, the Region 21 Spring 2016 Meeting is a Whirlwind Garden Tour of the host gardens for the 2017 AIS Convention. This is an opportunity to see all 5 host gardens in one day, May 21st! Indications are there will be lots of blooms. Details can be found in this PDF brochure and registration form. Let us know you will be attending.
A special open garden event for the Vic Seller’s Memorial Iris Garden located at Immanuel Village will be hosted by the garden curator, Ron Crampton. This special open garden event will be held Monday, June 3rd from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Please contact Ron Crampton for details.
Garden details from the Greater Omaha Iris Society website: Vic Sellers Iris Garden (all Tall Bearded Iris). Vic established this wonderful garden several years before his death. Ron Crampton maintains it in Vic’s memory.