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Monday, January 12, 2015: Christmas Party/New Year's social at Joe's Italian
, 6 p.m. at 3166 South 31st Street, Temple Market Place Shopping
     Center, across from H.E.B. between Beale's and Kohl's.
Activity - Iris Exchange. Bring a named potted iris or labled rhizome for yourself and
     those with you. We will also be giving away and A.I.S. Annual membership to one
     of our members.


The Belton Iris Society held its annual rhizome sale in conjunction with  the Master Gardeners of Bell County.
          When:  7 a.m. - 1 p.m. , Saturday, October 4, 2014   
          Where:  the Bell County Cooperative Extension, 1605 N. Main Street
Pictures and descriptions of the irises for sale can be viewed here.
Rhizomes could be purchased by cash, check, or credit card.
Pictures of the 2014 sale can be viewed here.

American Iris Society Region 17 2014 Meeting in Amarillo
, 55th Annual Meeting
August 22-23. Pictures of the meeting can be viewed here.

Amarillo Botanical Gardens
A highlight of the AIS Region 17 Meeting in Amarillo was a tour of the Amarillo Botanical Gardens.  Pictures of the Gardens can be viewed here.

New Iris Beds planted at Temple VA facility
On Thursday, March 6, 2014, Belton Iris Society members visited the courtyard of a new nursing home complex at the Temple VA.  Jesse Roberts and Susan Decker pointed out the grass areas which the Belton Iris Society will turn into colorful iris beds for the enjoyment of VA residents.

On Saturday, May 10, 2014, eight BIS members met in the courtyard of the CLC Building at the Central Texas VA Health Care Complex in Temple, TX, and planted 48 different iris cultivars in three new iris beds.

2014 Belton Iris Society Iris Show
Saturday, April 19, 2014
                     Open to the public 1 - 3 P.M.
     Where:  Master Gardeners’ Greenhouse
               Next to the Bell County Cooperative Extension Office
               1605 North Main Street
               Belton, Texas
     The 2014 BIS Show Schedule can be viewed/downloaded here:

     The 2014 BIS Show Results and pictures can be found here:

Louisiana Iris Culture -- Guidelines on growing and maintaining Louisiana irises (PDF format)

Pictures of the 2013 Annual Rhizome Sale can be viewed here:
Schreiner's IRIS GARDENS Summer Sale Catalog 2013 is now online.

The 2013 Iris Show was held on Saturday, April 6, at the Belton Senior Activity Center.  Pictures of the Show can be viewed here.
A full Show Report can be read here.

The 2012 Iris Show was held on Saturday, April 14, at the Belton Senior Activity Center.  Pictures of the Show can be viewed here.

Last update:  January 11, 2015