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!


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.

Greater Omaha Iris Society Iris Show – May 20, 2017

Saturday May 20, 2017 is our Iris Show at St. Andrews Episcopal Church.   Single entry iris and arrangements will be accepted from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.  Judging at 10:45 AM.  Open to the public at Noon.  GOIS Board Meeting will be held later the same day.

New!  NEW!  At the last board meeting we decided to add a people’s choice Photography Exhibit.  photographs will be accepted during the entry time (9:00 – 10:30 AM).  There are no size restrictions but photos should be matted;  framed photographs will also be accepted.  All photos must have been taken by the exhibitor.  Classes will follow the AIS photo contest rules:

There must be irises in the photo and irises in the photos should be of the Genus Iris. Subject matter should follow the six AIS categories:

1.  Irises in a landscaped garden.

2. Irises in a field or home garden.

3. Events, tours, a person or people (at iris location).

4. Close up of an iris or irises.

5. Iris photos- art effects, macro of bloom segments.

6. Photos of pets, wildlife or garden art with the irises.

Winners will be selected by popular vote of the viewing public.

We will need volunteers throughout the day Saturday so please, please come and help.  If you’ve already volunteered for a time slot, thank you and if you have not please consider doing so.  The show is a favorite event for the public and a great source for new members.

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 2013 Iris Show Results

Lincoln Iris Society Show Results – May 25, 2013

The 2013 show was smaller than in previous years; but, every bit as interesting.  This was the year for historic irises.  Historics won Best of Show (Miss Aravilla), Best Bicolor (Gracchus), and Best Youth Specimen (King Midas).  The season was late; but, the selection ranged from SDB’s to Siberians.  There were two firsts in this show:  1st and 2nd runners-up for Best in Show were chosen by the judges and we offered a pre-sale option as part of our annual sale.  The absolute best thing is that we had twenty people enter the show this year, which may be a record high!

Congratulations to all the winners!

Judges for the show were Carolyn Lingenfelter and Marjorie Jansen of Norfolk, Nebraska.

A big thank you to our Popularity Vote tabulators, Eunice Cernohlavek and Sally Schrader, for their expertise in handling this portion of the show!

Congratulations to the Lincoln Iris Society and everyone who entered!  You can see the complete list of winners LIS_ShowResults-2013 (PDF).

CWIS 2013 Iris Show Results

Congratulations to the Can-West Iris Society for their great Iris Show which was held June 9, 2013.  The total number of stems exhibited were 153 with SDBs predominate. There were 91 SDB stems entered in that section. In addition, there were 123 different varieties exhibited.  The results were:

CWIS Section Certificates:
A – MDB – Flea Circus – Brenda Newton
B – SDB – Celebrate – BJ Jackson
C – IB – Blueberry Filly – El Hutchison
D to K – not awarded

CWIS Awards:
People’s Choice Award (voted on by the public) – IB Dragonmaster – El Hutchison
Best Historic Iris in Show – not awarded

Best Canadian Hybridized Stem in Show (sponsored by Chuck Chapman) – SDB Blueberry Tart – BJ Jackson

AIS Awards:
Silver Medal (most first place ribbons) – Brenda Newton
Bronze Medal (second most first place ribbons) – El Hutchison
Best Specimen in Show – IB Blueberry Filly – El Hutchison

Note:  The irises names link to their entries in the Iris Encyclopedia.  The pictures there are not from this show.  We will have some pictures from this show later.