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.


Lincoln Iris Society Iris Sale and Auction – July 30 2016

The Lincoln Iris Society has its annual Iris Sale and Auction this Saturday, July 30, 2016.  Bearded irises and other perennials including daylilies will be available.  The sale is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 1015 Lancaster Lane (4 blocks east of 70th & Vine, left onto East Avon, church is on the left).  An auction of the new varieties begins at 11 a.m.  There will be iris growing information as well.   For more information contact Gary White at (402) 613-1159.

Learn more about iris growing and the sale in this article in the Lincoln Journal Star.


Monument Valley Iris Society Show – May 30-31, 2015

The annual, this time the 35th Annual, Monument Valley Iris Show will be May 30th and 31st, 2015 at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center, a mile north of Scottsbluff on Hwy 71.  Judging will be concluded by noon Saturday and exhibits will be open to public viewing at 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and viewing will be 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, May 31.

You can see all the details in the Star-Herald here.

This is also the location of the Monument Valley Iris Society Collection, which includes about 600 varieties of miniature dwarf, standard dwarf, intermediate and border bearded, miniature tall and tall bearded as well as several arilbreds and beardless irises.  You can see many of these irises in bloom there now.

Lincoln Iris Society Annual Iris Rhizome Sale and Auction—August 3rd, 2013

Sale FlyerIf you are in the Lincoln area this weekend, stop by the LIS annual iris rhizome sale and auction between 10AM and 4PM.  The sale will be located at St. Andrews Lutheran Church at 1015 Lancaster Lane in Lincoln, Nebraska.  This is a new location for the sale, second year at this site.  Directions to the sale are from 70th and Vine St, then 4 blocks east on Vine, take 1st left past the school, onto E. Avon.  Church is on the left.

This year, there will be a very large sale of a huge selection of cultivars.  Included will be a large number of historic iris rhizomes, especially Sass irises.  Lots of other newer irises will be available, including Dykes Medal winners and a number of Allan Ensminger hybridized irises.  Expect to find irises from most of the bearded iris classes including Standard Dwarfs, Intermediate, Miniature Tall, Border, and Tall Bearded irises.  Every year there are some interesting surprises on the sale tables and that will undoubtedly happen again this year.  In addition to bearded irises, there may well be Siberian irises for sale.  And, there will be a limited number of Daylilies for sale, usually cultivars that are not found at local commercial outlets.

An auction of newer cultivars, primarily Tall Beardeds and mostly 2012 and 2013 introductions, will take place at 11 AM.  Most of the auction irises this year come from Superstition Gardens (Rick Tasco and Roger Duncan) in California and from Mid-America Garden (Paul Black and Thomas Johnson) in Salem, Oregon, though there are a few late model introductions from other hybridizers as well.

Finally, there will be demonstrations on dividing and planting bearded irises.  Information about growing irises, the Lincoln Iris Society, Region 21, the American Iris Society, the Historic Iris Preservation Society and other iris Sections will also be available.

For more information about the sale, contact Gary White at (402) 421-6394 or (402) 432-1550.