News:

IRIS ENCHANTMENT
, the 2021 American Iris Society National Convention in Las Cruces, New Mexico has been postponed until 2022.

2020 ISA Rhizome Sale Canceled
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Iris Society of Austin will not be having its annual iris sale this 2020 year.  Therefore, the irises we ordered from Sutton Iris Gardens are being returned to them in Idaho.  We have enjoyed several years’ association with the Sutton Iris Gardens, have all enjoyed their beautiful irises, and will order again from them next year. 
Please everyone stay safe and well. 
  Ellen Singleton, ISA President
  Sales Co-Chairperson

Zilker Botanical Garden is  to open to the public by online reservations. The Garden Center will remain closed until further notice.

No meetings of the Iris Society of Austin are scheduled for the next few months.

CANCELED
Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus the 2021 Iris Society of Austin Iris Show scheduled in April has been canceled. Please stay at home and be safe.

"ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS" - The 2020 ISA Iris Show  CANCELED
    
When: Saturday, April 11. Open to the public 1 - 4
P.M.
    
Where:   Austin Area Garden Center, Zilker Botanical Garden,
                      220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas  78746
The 2020 ISA Show Schedule can be found here.

MEETINGS

TUESDAY, May 12, 2020, 6:30 P.M. until 9:30 P.M. -- CANCELED
Auditorium
Pot luck dinner
Installation of new officers

TUESDAY, April 14, 2020, 6:30 P.M. until 9:30 P.M.
   MEETING CANCELED
Auditorium
Pot luck dinner
Program - The 2020 Iris Show

MAPS of the Original Zilker Iris Beds (1997) can be found here.

"IRISES IN Art" - The 2019 ISA Iris Show
    
When: Saturday, April 13. Open to the public 1 - 4
P.M.
    
Where:   Austin Area Garden Center, Zilker Botanical Garden,
                      220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas  78746
The 2019 ISA Show Schedule can be found here.

The 2019 Iris Show Results
can be viewed here.
Pictures
of the show can be viewed here.

2019 AIS Region 17 Meeting - "Luau - Texas Style"
    
When:  August 9-10, 2019
     Where:  Best Western Plus, Weatherford, TX
Detailed information about the 2019 meeting can be found here.

The Fall 2018 issue of the Region 17 Newsletter is now available online. You can find it here.

Judges Training Class Hosted by the Iris Society of Austin
     When:  Saturday, January 19, 2019
     Where:  Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Road, Austin, TX  78746
    Instructor:  Debra Strauss
     Topic:  "Out of This World Irises -- Space Agers"
  
GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS -- THE ULTIMATE GUIDE
Check out this website with a wealth of information and useful tips for all types of gardening: 
http://www.the10thcircle.com/gardening-for-beginners/

"IRISES IN SPACE" - The 2017 ISA Iris Show
    
When: Saturday, April 8. Open to the public 1 - 4
P.M.
    
Where:   Austin Area Garden Center, Zilker Botanical Garden,
                      220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas  78746
The 2017 Iris Society of Austin Show Schedule is available here.
The 2017 ISA Show Exhibitor LIST with Exhibitors' Names can be found here:
     2017 ISA Show Exhibitor List.pdf
NEW RULES for the 2017 ISA Show can be downloaded in three formats:
     New Rules for 2017 ISA Show.doc
     New Rules for 2017 ISA Show.docx
     New Rules for 2017 ISA Show.pdf
The 2017 Iris Show Results can be viewed here.
A video of the 2017 Iris Show, shown at our April 11 meeting, is now online and can be viewed or downloaded here.

2016 AIS Region 17 Convention
The Waco Iris Society hosted Deep in the Heart of Texas,  the 2016 AIS Region 17 Convention.
     When:   August 19 - 20, 2016
     Where:  Hampton Inn & Suites Waco South
Thirteen Iris Society of Austin members attended.

2016 AIS National Convention in Newark, NJ, May 23-28
Eight ISA members attended the Convention. You can read a detailed report of the Convention in the June 2016 IRIS AUSTIN newsletter.

2016 IRIS SHOW
    
When: Saturday, April 9. Open to the public 1 - 4
P.M.
    
Where:   Austin Area Garden Center, Zilker Botanical Garden,
                      220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas  78746
The 2016 Iris Society of Austin Show Schedule is available here.
The 2016 Iris Show Results can be viewed here.
A video of the 2016 Iris Show, shown at our April 12 meeting, is now online and can be viewed or downloaded here.

Iris Society of Austin Hosted a Judges Training Class
          When:  January 16, 2016
          Where:  Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Road in Austin, TX 78746
          Instructor:  Al Elliott
          Topic:  Space Age Irises
          Fee:  $5
Pictures of the JT Class 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.

1999-2014 Iris Shows
A video slideshow of highlights of past ISA Iris Shows, shown at the March 10, 2015 meeting, is now online. It is a large file and will take a few minutes to load, but the wait is worthwhile to all ISA members. It can also be downloaded by right-clicking on the link and selecting "Save Link As":
http://www.kenfuchs42.net/isa/1999-2014%20ISA%20Past%20Shows-HD.mp4

American Iris Society Region 17 2014 Meeting in Amarillo
, 55th Annual Meeting
August 22-23. Pictures of the meeting can be viewed here.

Amarillo Botanical Gardens
A highlight of the AIS Region 17 Meeting in Amarillo was a tour of the Amarillo Botanical Gardens.  Pictures of the Gardens can be viewed here.

2015 IRIS SHOW
    
When: Saturday, April 11. Open to the public 1 - 4
P.M.
    
Where:   Austin Area Garden Center, Zilker Botanical Garden,
                      220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas  78746

The 2015 Iris Show Results can be viewed here.

2014 IRIS SHOW
    
When: Saturday, April 12. Open to the public 1 - 4
P.M.
    
Where:   Austin Area Garden Center, Zilker Botanical Garden,
                      220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas  78746

The 2014 Iris Show Results can be viewed here.

Pictures of the 2014 Iris Show can be viewed here.

Results of previous ISA Iris Shows can be viewed here.

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

We had a very special treat for our February 2013 meeting, which was pushed back a week until Tuesday, February 19.  Bob Van Liere, a nationally recognized iris hybridizer from Denver, Colorado, was in Austin that day, and he presented an outstanding program to our club.  His PowerPoint program gave us a very colorful overview of his personal development as a successful hybridizer.  You can visit his beautiful website here:  www.iris4u.com.

Newsletters

Digital versions of IRIS AUSTIN, the monthly newsletter of the Iris Society of Austin, are now available online, beginning with the October 2011 issue.

Lone Star State 2008
Experience the highlights of Lone Star State 2008, the American Iris Society National
Convention held in Austin and sponsored by our local society. Visit our website here.



Last update:  April 28, 2021
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