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  • Photo: BOTTLED SUNSHINE (H. Nichols 1995) Hans & Jacob Sass Medal winner for 2003. This the top award for an IB (Intermediate Bearded) iris variety. Description: Bottled Sunshine is a vigorous yellow with a white center in the falls. It is about 22” tall, and blooms late March through mid April in our area. Previous awards: HM 1997, AM 2001. (digital photograph by Ken Maxham)
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The Iris Society of Dallas (ISD) provides information about our iris club activities and information about iris cultivation.

Activities for 2013

"Meetings & Programs" are generally on the third Sunday at 3:00 p.m., at North Haven Gardens.  Refreshments served.  "North Haven Gardens" is located at 7700 Northaven Rd., which is two blocks west of North Central Expressway and about 1/2 mile south of Forest Lane.  See them at  http://www.nhg.com/

The club does not meet during the summer months of June, July and August.  

April 05 -10, 2014
2014 American Iris Society Convention

THE EARLY DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENTED UNTIL MARCH 1, 2014.

PLEASE NOTE THE CONVENTION DATES HAVE CHANGED FROM ORIGINAL PUBLICATION. They are April 5-10, 2014

The Iris Society of Dallas will be the host for the 2014 American Iris Society Convention. This is the first time in AIS Convention history that two conventions are being held in back-to-back years in the same place with the same gardens. It will be a unique opportunity to view and evaluate three year old iris clumps - more like they will perform in your garden at home.
There will be three days of garden tours through eight gardens, informative sessions on all types of irises, a silent auction, raffle items, an Awards dinner where the hybridizers of the 2013 AIS award winning irises will receive their awards - including the coveted Dykes Medal, doorprizes, and all kinds of goodies to eat.
Click on the link below for full details and the registration form.



The Crowne Plaza Hotel & Resort
14315 Midway Road | Addison, Texas 75001
http://irisesdalla.web703.discountasp.net/2014-ais-convention.aspx
Bonnie Nichols bjnhtn@aol.com
April 07
1:00 PM UNTIL 4:00 PM
2014 Iris Show
Visiting an iris show is a superb way to see many of the modern hybrid irises and select which ones you would like to see in your garden. The show is FREE and open to the public from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Come make a list of what you'd like to buy at our sale in the fall.

Bloom permitting, we will have the show in conjunction with the American Iris Society National Convention. If bloom is sparse, the show will be a faux show. A faux show has real blooms, but many are entered with known flaws so they can be used for the training of judges and to help people understand what the judges look for.

The show is open to the public at no charge. You do not need to be registered for the Convention to attend the show, but we would like you to consider registering for the bus tours (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). They are an excellent way to see local gardens and hundreds of newer iris cultivars. Please click on the following link to get all the convention information and the registration form.

The 2014 Show Schedule is available thru the sidebar tab 2014 Show Schedule.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14315 Midway Road, Addison, Texas 75001. The show will be in the Live Oak Room.

Anyone may submit entries between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM in the Pin Oak room. There will be people to help you if you have never done so before.
http://irisesdalla.web703.discountasp.net/2014-ais-convention.aspx
Hooker or Bonnie Nichols - BJNHTN@aol.com

More ISD Information

For more information about the Iris Society of Dallas please email us at info@irises-dallas.org