W a c o I r i s S o c i e t y
The first 2015 Waco Iris Society meeting will be January 17th at the West Waco Library, 5301 Bosque. Doors open at 10:00 and meeting will begin as soon as we can get the room set up.
Our guest speaker will be Al Elliott from Georgetown. His presentation is titled Our Infatuation With Iris: Why we are in-fatuated with the Iris and how society, you and me have expressed this via the arts, stamps, poetry, iris silent auctions, ceramics, photography, etc.
Irisology 101: How familiar are you with iris terminology? Test yourself with a crossword puzzle.
ANNUAL IRIS RHIZOME SALE
When: Saturday Sept. 27th
Where: GreenLife Nursery, New Road @ Bosque Blvd. in Waco.
Pictures of the iris rhizomes for 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.
Multi-Tasking: WIS members Glenn and Gloria Huddleston and Dan and Peggy Cathey were recently installed as 2014-2015 Officers of the Johnson County Iris & Daylily Society. See picture.
WIS Luncheon at LaFiesta, Saturday, May 17 -- Franklin@Valley Mills. See the May Newsletter for details.
Novelty Iris Section -- A new AIS section is being formed now. See the May newsletter for details. An application form for charter membership can be downloaded here.
2014 Waco Iris Society Show, scheduled for Saturday, April 5, CANCELED, due to freezing weather and lack of an early iris bloom, but you can purchase irises at the Gardenerís Gathering on April 6.
Louisiana Iris Culture -- Guidelines on growing and maintaining Louisiana irises (PDF format)
Texas Garden Clubs
The Waco Iris Society is a member of the Texas Garden Clubs. The Winter issue of the Lone Star Gardener has now been published and you may read it here.
Texas Garden Council, District V
The October issue of the District V Newsletter can be found here.
2013 Waco Iris Society Iris Sale
When: Saturday, September 28
9 A.M. - 2 P.M.
Where: GreenLife Nursery
New Road @ Bosque Blvd.
Pictures of the 2013 Iris Sale can be viewed here:
The 2013 Waco Iris Society Show was held on April 6 at the Clarion Hotel,
801 S. 4th St. at I-35. Results of the show can be found here.
WIS member Jim Landers introduced 'Lady of Lometa', a lovely soft lavender/baby blue self Louisiana with darker veining throughout the standards and falls. During the 2013 A.I.S. National Convention in Dallas, it was on prominent display at the Dallas Arboretum.
Last update: January 11, 2015
Welcome to the Waco Iris Society Website
How long has it been since you took a close look at irises? The rise of new colors and patterns is giving irises greater impact and prominence. Irises now range from intense bold and bright colors to subtle and mysterious colors. The standards and falls are enhanced with edges of contrasting colors and lots of lace and ruffles, as if it was needed. I encourage you to include irises in your home landscape and to increase your knowledge of irises. Why not join the Waco Iris Society? It will be the best decision you have ever made.
Happy Gardening. -- Glenn Huddleston, WIS President