One of the innovations at the AIS 2017 Convention was an auction of guest irises. After seeing guest irises on the garden tours Thursday and Friday, visitors were able to bid on a number of them Saturday afternoon. This week the bearded irises were dug and shipped to the winners, shipped July 24th and 25th. I know some bidders have already received theirs. The others should arrive (USPS) shortly.
Thank you to everyone for participating in the auction! And thank you to the volunteers who dug, prepared, and shipped these irises!
Shipping of the beardless irises will be late August or early September.
As we normally do not see any of the Convention guest irises blooming at this time, this photo from the Jurik garden was a nice surprise. ‘Rose City’ (Lynda Miller, 2015) is an MTB reported as an early bloomer without mentioning rebloom. Aitken’s does have it on their rebloomer pages.
AIS Silent Auction By Debbie Strauss Many of us were fortunate enough to attend the 2017 AIS National Convention in Des Moines Iowa, a truly beautiful and well-organized event. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to an excellent … Continue reading →
The Convention gardens tours provide great opportunities for photos. Or videos. Or combinations. Jan Blaedel did a combination by combining some of her photos from the gardens into short videos. Thank you Jan for sharing these. Each video is about 2 minutes.