I r i s S o c i e t y o f A u s t i n
2015 Annual Judges Training School:
The annual Judges Training School hosted by the Iris Society of Austin was held Saturday morning, January 24, in Ross Hall at the Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Caves Road, in Austin. Registration began at 8:30 A. M. and the session lasted from 9 to 12. Al Elliott conducted the session. The topic was "Before Awarding the First Ribbon." There was a $5 fee for those attendees seeking credit for certification as a judge, but the session was of general interest to everyone interested in irises and was open to everyone.
Irisology 101: How familiar are you with iris terminology? Test yourself with a crossword puzzle.
2014 Rhizome Sale:
When: Saturday, September 6 -- 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Where: Norris Conference Center, Austin. At the corner of Anderson Lane and
Burnet Road on the southside of the Northcross Center at the Wal-Mart end.
Plenty of free parking!! See the map here.
Pictures of the 2014 ISA Rhizome 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.
Down the Garden Path
The Zilker Docents would like to share with you the Fall 2014 edition of Down the Garden Path, the newsletter for Austin Area Garden Center. You can find it at:
The Summer 2014 edition can be found here:
or the printable version:
2014 IRIS SHOW
When: Saturday, April 12. Open to the public 1 - 4 P.M.
Where: Austin Area Garden Center, Zilker Botanical Garden,
220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78746
The 2014 Iris Society of Austin Show Schedule can be viewed/downloaded here.
The 2014 Iris Show Results can be viewed here.
Pictures of the 2014 Iris Show can be viewed here.
Results of previous ISA Iris Shows can be viewed here.
MEETING CANCELLED: The February 2014 ISA meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather and icy road conditions.
2014 Olympic Winter Games -- Do you wonder how our ISA team-mates would perform at the Olympic Games at Sochi? Take a look here.
Texas Garden Clubs
The Winter issue of the Lone Star Gardener has now been published and you may read it here.
Louisiana Iris Culture -- Guidelines on growing and maintaining Louisiana irises (PDF format)
Video: Fun and Games at the Region 17 Meeting in Fort Worth, August 9-10
The Fall 2013 issue of Down the Garden Path, the e-newsletter of the Austin Area Garden Council, is now available online. You can read it here.
Schreiner's IRIS GARDENS Summer Sale Catalog 2013 is now online.
2013 A.I.S. and S.L.I. National Conventions in Dallas
The Iris Society of Austin had sixteen members attend the Convention.
Pictures of the Convention can be viewed here:
Special Guest Speaker
We had a very special treat for our February 2013 meeting, which was pushed back a week until Tuesday, February 19. Bob Van Liere, a nationally recognized iris hybridizer from Denver, Colorado, was in Austin that day, and he presented an outstanding program to our club. His PowerPoint program gave us a very colorful overview of his personal development as a successful hybridizer. You can visit his beautiful website here: www.iris4u.com.
Digital versions of IRIS AUSTIN, the monthly newsletter of the Iris Society of Austin, are now available online, beginning with the October 2011 issue.
2012 Iris Show: "DANCING IN AN IRIS GARDEN"
When: Sunday, April 8, 2012
2012 A.I.S. National Convention
When: April 16 - 21, 2012
Where: Ontario, California
2011 A.I.S. National Convention
When: May 29-June 3, 2011
Where: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Pictures of the A.I.S. National Conventions and the 2009-2013 Iris Shows
can be viewed here.
2011 Iris Show: "MUSIC IN THE GARDEN"
When: Sunday, April 10, 2011
2010 Iris Show: "IRIS FANTASY":
2010 A.I.S. National Convention
When: May 31 - June 5, 2010
Where: Madison Wisconsin
2009 A.I.S. National Convention in Kansas City
When: May 11-16, 2009
Where: Overland Park, Kansas
Lone Star State 2008
Experience the highlights of Lone Star State 2008, the American Iris Society National
Convention held in Austin and sponsored by our local society. Visit our website here.
2007 Iris Show Winners
"In My Garden"-- An Iris Poem by I.S.A. member Carolyn Gifford
Special Tribute: Remembering Dana Lovvorn
Last Update: January 30, 2015