This is a SDB by Allan Ensminger , of Region 21, that I recently noticed in the Iris Encyclopedia. This is the information about ‘Miss Region Twenty-One’. Unfortunately, there is no photo available for this iris. Does anyone have a photo we can add? Also, any other information, such as how the name was chosen, would be useful. Does anyone have this iris in their garden?
Two of our Region’s members received Honorable Mentions for their AIS 2014 Photo Contest entries. These were Eunice Cernohlavek from the Lincoln Iris Society for “Loreley” in the Landscape Division and Stan Sass from the Greater Omaha Iris Society for “Silk Run in Duo” in the Close-Up Division.
Congratulations to both of them!
And thank you to Linda Wilkie for including this in the GOIS newsletter (34 Number 6) where I learned about it. You can see the newsletter on our Newsletter page.
If you weren’t able to attend the national iris conventions this year, not to worry. You still have a chance to see the irises. Gary White was there for all three conventions (American Iris Society, Society for Louisiana Irises in Dallas, TX and Society for Siberian Irises in central Michigan) and will be presenting a talk, complete with photos, to the Lincoln Iris Society on Monday evening, September 30, 2013. Growing Siberians and Louisianas is a challenge here on the prairies, so it’s great to see them in gardens in other parts of the country. For more information on the talk and directions send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The upper photo is a Siberian iris, ‘Painted Woman’ (Marty Schafer, Jan Sacks, 2007). The lower photo is the Louisiana iris, ‘Red Velvet Elvis’ (Kevin Vaughn, 1997).
The same irises as last year were first to bloom this year. Except last year it was April 2nd and this year it was May 11th. These median irises (which I need to identify) are on the South side of the house here in central Iowa. Just a week ago they were in snow!
Hope you all have lots of lovely iris photos next week at the meeting!