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by Maggie Asplet

For this article I was going to be a little nostalgic as I so missed my trip to Thomas Johnson at Mid-America Iris Garden, the visits to Lynda Miller’s of Millers Manor, the wonderful visits to Chad Harris at Mt Pleasant Irises, but Melissa and Bailey from Smokin’ Heights beat me to that…

via A Treasure From The Past – Jean Stevens — World of Irises


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By Ron Killingsworth

Louisiana Iris ‘Adell Tingle’The real Adell Tingle surrounded by the irises that she loved ‘Adell Tingle’ (Hutchins, B 2006 LA) was the first iris we produced from hybridizing. It was named for my mother’s sister, Aunt Adell. Adell attended many Louisiana iris conventions and was an expert on plants native to Louisiana. Clump of Louisiana Iris ‘Her Highness’This picture shows…

via Some Louisiana Irises — World of Irises


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By Bryce Williamson

My second stop on the 2019 tour of iris gardens in Oregon and Washington was the garden of Keith Keppel in Salem. For many years, Keith Keppel’s garden in Stockton was a must visit destination. With his retirement from the US post office, Keith made the huge move to Salem, Oregon. While he was…

via On the Road Again: The Keppel Garden — World of Irises


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By Ron Killingsworth and Patrick O’ConnorWhere, oh where, did that name originate? Iris names have always intrigued me. Some names are easy to figure out. Others defy reason. Another interesting subject is people’s names. Where in the world did the parents get the name they stuck on that poor child? Have you often wondered that? That subject…

via Louisiana Iris Names – Where did the hybridizer find that name? — World of Irises


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By Mike Unser

A selection of irises I have grown that were introduced in the year 1926. In the United States Grace Sturtevant and Bertrand Farr were working in the east, EB Williamson and the Sass Brothers in the mid-west, and Mohr and Mitchell in California. England’s own Arthur Bliss was thrilling European gardeners, as were…

via Photo Essay: Historic Varieties from 1926 — World of Irises


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Congratulations to Mike Sutton and Sutton Iris Garden!

The American Iris Society Announces the 2019 Dykes Medal Winner ‘Bottle Rocket’ (Mike Sutton 2009)

First awarded in 1927, the Dykes Medal is the highest award of the AIS, awarded to no more than one iris per year. Irises are eligible as a Dykes Medal candidate for three years following the winning of a classification medal. Only AIS registered judges…

via Dykes Medal 2019 — World of Irises


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by Jean Richter

This is an introduction to three women iris hybridizers from the 20th century who are perhaps not particularly well known, but all created iris of great beauty.Our first hybridizer is from the earliest era of the American and British Iris Societies, in the early part of the 20th century.Miss Violet Insole was a…

via Three Twentieth Century Women Iris Hybridizers — World of Irises