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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.

Gardener's Gathering 
CANCELED due to inclement weather.
The Gardenerís Gathering at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Woodway will be held this Sunday, April 6. If you potted any irises last fall to sell at the iris show, bring them to the Gardenerís Gathering this Sunday. Set-up is 10-12 and it opens to the public from 1-4.

2014 Waco Iris Society Show Schedule

     "A Calendar of Irises," the 2014 Waco Iris Society Spring Show will be presented on
      Saturday, April 5, 2014, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., at The Clarion Hotel, 801 South 4th Street  
      in Waco.
     You can view or download the Show Schedule here.

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.

Judges Training Class

What:  A 3-hour AIS Judges Training Class , sponsored by the Johnson County Iris &   
                    Daylily Society
              Topic:  Louisiana Irises
              Instructor:  Hooker Nichols
              Credit:  3 hours
              Cost:  $10 (includes lunch)

     When:  November 9, 2013 -- 10:30-11:30 class; 11:30-12:00 lunch; 12:00-2:00 class
United Cooperative Svcs Community Room (door at rear of building),
                      3309 North Main St., Cleburne, TX

2013 Waco Iris Society Iris Sale

  When:  Saturday, September 28
A.M. - 2 P.M.
     Where:  GreenLife Nursery
                New Road @ Bosque Blvd.
                       Waco, Texas

To help get your irises ready for a sale, look here:

Pictures of the 2013 Iris Sale can be viewed here:

Waco IS Meeting and Auction:
     When:   Saturday, September 21, 10:00 A.M.
     Where:  West Waco Library, 5301 Bosque Blvd., Suite 275, in Waco.

     You can read details about the meeting and auction in the
     September 2013 Newsletter.

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:  February 12, 2014
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