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November Meeting:

The next meeting of the Waco Iris Society will be held November 21 at the Crestview Church of Christ Community Center, 7129 Delhi Rd. (Sanger Ave. changes to Delhi after crossing Hwy. 6.) The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m.

This month’s program will be IRIS 101, presented by WIS member Peggy Cathey. It will help with learning the different types of irises, the many color patterns and forms, and culture including when and how to plant, when to fertilize and with what, and when and how to divide iris clumps for continued growth and vigor.


         When:  Saturday Sept. 26th, 9
A.M. til 2 P.M.
         Where:  GreenLife Nursery, New Road @ Bosque Blvd. in Waco.
Pictures of the irises for sale are available here.

Region 17 gains a new affiliate society
RVP Dawn Boyer has informed us about the recent formation of the East Texas Iris Society with Connie Ford serving as president. This brings the number of affiliates in Texas to 15, moving Region 17 from 4th to 2nd in total membership to AIS. We heartily welcome the East Texas Iris Society.

The 2015 Spring Show
-- "A Calendar of Irises”
          When:  Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
          Where:  The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
                           1801 Development Boulevard
                           Waco, Texas  76705

Admission to AIS approved shows is open to the public at no charge.

We will have potted irises available for purchase in the hallway outside the show room. The pots will be $10 each or 3/$25. Each pot will have a minimum or 2 plants per pot, most more. Photos will be available to make selection easier. The sale will begin at 10:30 and go until 4:00, or sold out. A sampling of some of the irises which will be available for purchase can be viewed here. Some supplies are limited, so come early for the best selection.

The Waco Iris Society Show Schedule 2015 can be viewed/downloaded here.
The Iris Show Entries Sheet is available here.
Directions and a map to the Holiday Inn  Hotel and Suites in Bellmead are available here.

The 2015 Spring issue of the Region 17 Newsletter is now available online. You can find it here.

Texas Garden Clubs

The Waco Iris Society is a member of the Texas Garden Clubs. The Winter 2014 issue of the Lone Star Gardener has now been published and you may read it here.

Texas Garden Council, District V

The February 2015  issue of the District V Newsletter can be found here.

Our guest speaker at the January 17th meeting at the West Waco Library was Al Elliott from Georgetown. His presentation was 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.

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

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:  November 12, 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

Al Elliott
2015 Waco IS Iris Sale
Click on the poster.