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"Meetings & Programs" are generally on the third Sunday at 3:00 p.m., at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 11425 Marsh Lane,  Dallas, TX, on the west side of Marsh Lane between Forest ad Northaven (Map Link).  Refreshments served.   

The club meets each month of the year.  Our April meeting is our IRIS SHOW. The December "meeting" is our Winter Holiday Party.

Why join AIS?, and Novelty Iris

Date: January 20, 2019 3:00 PM
Location:

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

11425 Marsh Lane

Dallas Texas

The American Iris Society (AIS) is the parent organization behind all the affiliated iris clubs in The USA and Canada.

It provides a wealth of information on all types of irises, the registry of all irises registered and introduced in North America, sets standards and requirements for training iris judges, oversees the AIS awards system, publishes a beautiful quarterly full color bulletin, and provided many other services for members and the affiliated clubs.

Come explore the AIS with us.

In addition, Bonnie Nichols, President of the Novelty Iris Society, a section of the AIS, will tell us all about those iris types that are not traditional - the Space Agers (with horns and flounces), Broken Colors (irregularly splattered with a 2nd color), Flatties (irises with no upright petals), and more.  

 
Contact:     Bonnie Nichols at bjnhtn@aol.com

Iris 101 - from Selection to Hybridizing

Date: February 17, 2019 3:00 pm
Location:

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

11425 Marsh Lane

Dallas Texas

With all the beautiful iris out there, how does one choose?  And after acquisition, what do you do with the rhizome? How do you plant it? How do you care for it?

Hooker Nichols, an award winning hybridizer and commercial garden owner, will take us through all the basics of iris ownership and care. 

He will touch on where all the new iris cultivars come from, what those big green footballs that sometimes form after iris bloom are, what is involved in getting those new cultivars to market, and why they cost $50-%60 per rhizome.

 Bring any questions you have.

 

Entering Blooms in an Iris Show

Date: March 17, 2019 3:00 p.m.
Location:

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

11425 Marsh Lane

Dallas Texas

Come join us to find out about entering your irises in one of our shows.

We will learn all about selection, transporting, grooming and staging to enhance the chances for a ribbon.

 

 

Iris Show and Potted Iris Sale

Date: April 13, 2019 Noon-4 P.M.
Location:

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

11425 Marsh Lane

Dallas Texas

Show is open to the public for viewing from Noon to 4:00 pm.  Admission is FREE.

There will be potted BEARDED iris available for purchase during the hours of Noon-4 pm - $10/pot.  Photos of the irises that will be in the sale will be posted closer to the show date.

This is the only show ISD will have this year.

Entries accepted from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
Judging is from 10:00 am until Noon and only official show personnel are allowed in the show area during that time.

This show will feature all irises blooming at the time.  Because it is early, many will be the shorter and smaller Dwarf and Median beaded irises.  There may be a few arilbreds, also.

More info after our show schedule has been approved by the American Iris Society.

Entry is open to anyone who grows irises. You DO NOT need to be a club member to enter.
The person entering must be the person who grew, transported and groomed the iris.

 

Picnic and Installation of New Officers

Date: May 19, 2019 3 P.M.
Location:

Location to be announced

Our annual club picnic and installation of the 2019-2010 officers.

Good food and friends.

Business meeting is minimal.

Let's Talk Irises

Give us a call if you want to talk about Irises. info@irises-dallas.org