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ANNUAL IRIS RHIZOME SALE

         When:  Saturday Sept. 24th, 2016, 9
A.M. til 2 P.M.
          Where:  GreenLife Nursery, New Road @ Bosque Blvd. in Waco.




The Waco Iris Society hosted "Bridging the Brazos with Irises,"the 57th annual A.I.S. Region 17 Convention.

     When:  August 19-20, 2016
     Where:  Hampton Inn & Suites Waco South, 2501 Marketplace Dr. in Waco.
More specific information about the 2016 Region 17 Convention can be found here.
A Program Schedule for the 2016 Region 17 Convention in Waco can be found here.

If you would like to receive the electronic version of the Waco Iris Society newsletter, send a request to wacoiriss@gmail.com.


The Spring 2016 issue of the Region 17 Newsletter is now available online. You can find it here.


The 2016 SPRING SHOW:  "Irises in a World of Animals"
     When:  Saturday, April 9, 2016
     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.
Pictures and results of the 2016 Show can be viewed in the May Newsletter.

"Show Preparation Begins in the Garden" by Glenn Huddleston
This helpful guideline can be viewed here.

May Meeting
Our meeting this month was at at the Vegas Chinese Buffet, 11:00 a.m., May 21, 2016. The location is 505 N. Valley Mills Dr. @ Waco Dr., Westview Village Shopping Center (next to Hancock Fabrics and Michael’s). 


January 2016 Meeting:

Happy New Year!
The Waco Iris Society kicked off 2016 with a slide show program of the irises and gardens
on tour during the 2015 AIS National Convention in Portland OR. WIS member Ken Fuchs presented the program. It can be viewed 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.

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.


Last update:  September 9, 2016
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Welcome to the Waco Iris Society Website
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Greetings from Waco Iris Society President Dan Cathey:

It's not your Grandmother's Iris anymore........
At a recent gathering of people interested in gardening my wife asked, "Does anybody here grow Iris?" Several hands shot up and the general reply was "I have all three, white, blue and yellow." A lot of us still think of the old "cemetery" white Iris or the ubiquitous yellow ones often seen growing at abandoned homesites in the countryside when the Iris is mentioned. While these memories speak volumes about the hardiness and ease of growing of the Iris, it misses the modern Iris — 30,000 plus cultivars — by miles. Please join us as my guest for a meeting and learn more about this versatile, hardy and easy-to-grow flower that today comes in thousands of colors, forms and combinations of both. I think you will be glad you did! Just click on the link "Waco I S" above to learn more about us or on the "Contact Us" to ask a question.






WIS Iris Sale Universal
Amakiki
Batter Up
Bayou Tiger (Louisiana iris)
Cow Palace
Decked Out
Dotted Delight
Easter Candy
Elvis Dreamer
Fancy Woman
Glowing Smile
Heart Rejoice
Island Pearl
Kid Power
Let's Be Friends
Loosen Up
Orbison
Put Another Nickel In
Rock Climber
Snap Shot
Stand in Awe
Sterling Mistress
Toltec Talisman
Yours Truly
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