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American Iris Society (AIS) BULLETINS
TABLES OF CONTENTS
#1
June, 1920
The Culture of Irises in the United States
Iris Culture for the Mountain and Plains Region, D. M. Andrews
Irises in Minnesota, W.F. Christman ...............................
Irises on the Pacific Coast, Mrs. Jennett Dean ................
Culture in Illinois, William, A. Peterson .........................
Irises in California, Carl Purdy ......................... ..............
Irises in Massachusetts, Grace Sturtevant
Adventures with American Irises, Louise Beebee Wilder
Various Notes on Culture.................................................
List of Charter Members ................................ ................
Index .. ........ ....................................................................
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January, 1921
Garden Irises Past and Present
The Development of the Tall Bearded Irises in the 19th Century, Ernest H.
Krelage, Haarlem, Holland .......................................
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Sir Michael Foster and his Irises, Sir Arthur Hort, Newlands, England
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Iris Ricardi as a Parent, F. Denis, Balaruc, France .........
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Present Favorites and Future Prospects, Sidney B. Mitchell, Berkeley, Calif
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Notes from my Hybridization Records, Grace Sturtevant, Massachusetts
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Garden Effects, R. S. Sturtevant .....................................
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Australian Notes, G. H. Francis, Melbourne, Victoria ...
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The Effect of Quarantine 37, Mrs. Jennett Dean, Moneta, Calif.
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What we Value in a Variety, R. S. Sturtevant, Massachusetts
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An Informal Symposium .................................................
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Varieties registered in The Flower Grower, August to December 1920, inc1usive
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Life Members ..................................................................
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List of Members, Additions June 1, 1920 to Jan. 1, 1921
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Index to Breeders and Varieties Used for Breeding .......
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June, 1921
Sir Michael Foster
Sir Michael Foster, John C. Wister ..................................
Seedlings Raised by Sir Michael Foster ..........................
A Letter from Sir Michael Foster to Sereno Watson, 1890
The Development of the Iris, An Interview .....................
What Our Gardens Owe to his Work, R.S. Sturtevant ....
Letter from W. Caparne ...................................................
Vilmorin's Orchid-flowered Irises, S. Mottet ..................
Visits to Iris Nurseries and Gardens, John C. Wister ......
Iris as Crude Drug, Helen E. Ricketts ..............................
List of the Fertility of Iris Varieties, A. J. Bliss...............
List of Members (additional for 1921).............................
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January, 1922
Iris Checklist (Abbreviated List)
This Iris Checklist was originally prepared for inclusion in the Catalogue of Standardized Plant
Names, now in preparation by the American Joint Committee on Horticultural Nomenclature, and
is published in advance with the consent of that Committee in order to facilitate its checking and
correction. The great volume of the Official Catalogue of Standardized Plant Names in which it
will be included is to appear in April, 1922, and will include accurate determinations, both
scientific and "common," of all plant material in horticultural commerce in the United States.
Members of the American Iris Society may obtain this volume immediately upon publication at a
favorable reduction in price, through prompt correspondence with the Secretary.
#5
May, 1922
Symposium
Members of the Jury .......................................................
Notice to Members ..................................... ....................
Foreward, John C. Wister .......................... ....................
Report of the Chairman. C.P. Connell ............................
Instructions to Jurors ...................................... ................
Introduction ................... .................................................
Alphabetical List of all Varieties Rated ..........................
Tall Bearded Irises arranged in order of merit ................
The Relative Value of Varieties of Similar Coloring, R.S. Sturtevant
Intermediate Irises arranged in order of merit ................
Dwarf Bearded Irises ......................................................
Miscellaneous Irises ........................................................
Why a Symposium? R.S. Sturtevant ..............................
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October, 1922
Description of Varieties, Part I
Iris. A Poem, W. H. Bliss ................................................
International Conference at Paris, John C. Wister ..........
At the London and Paris Exhibitions, John C. Wister ....
Color in theIrisFamily, J, Marion Shull ..........................
Color Standards and Nomenclature, An Explanation, R.S. Sturtevant
The Data Card for descriptions .......................................
Descriptions of Varieties, Part I ......................................
List of Varieties described ..............................................
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January, 1923
Description of Varieties, Part II
European Visits in 1922, John C. Wister ........................
An Appreciation of Some American Seedlings, A. J. Bliss
On Discarding Irises, W. J. Caparne ....................... : ......
Bud Development in Iris, J. Marion Shull .....................
Description of Varieties, Part II ......................................
List of Varieties described.. ....... .. ..................................
List of 1923 Members to February 1st, whose names are not included in the
Membership List ........................................................
A fnrther Acknowledgement to our generous 1922 members
Varieties Registered in the Flower Grower ...................
Our Bulletins, their prices and contents ..........................
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October, 1923
Alphabetical Iris Checklist
Reprinted without change of page numbers from "Standardized Plant Names" by permission of the
American Joint Committee on Horticultural Nomenclature, Harlan P. Kersey, Secretary, Salem,
Mass.
#9
October, 1923
William Mohr
William Mohr and his work, Sydney B. Mitchell
Notes on Hybridization from letters of William Mohr ...
Bulbous Irises, with lists of recommended varieties from M. Hoog, R. W.
Wallace, and others
Spanish Irises and English Irises
Dutch Irises ............................................................ ..
The Dutch Iris in California, Orpet............ .............
Odd Bulbous Irises, R. S. Sturtevant .......................
By-Paths Among the Irises, Mrs. E. P. McKinney .........
Descriptions of varieties, Part III ....................................
List of varieties described ................ .......... ...................
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#10 January, 1924
Irises for the Amateur
The Iris Family and its Native Representatives ... ..........
Practical Points, R.S. Sturtevant .................... ................
Sources of Information 5;
Hints to Purchasers
Selected Varieties
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Diseases and Enemies
Abnormal Development ..........................................
,Use in Ornamental Plantings, L. Philbert Lavenir (a free translation)
Varying characteristics of Garden Irises .......... ..............
Hybridization, R. S. Sturtevant ......................... .............
Growing the Bearded Iris, Marion Shull.........................
Field Culture, Mm. Bretin et Abrial...................... .........
On Sowing Iris Seed, J. Marion Shull.............................
Irises in the Garden .........................................................
Symposium of 1917-1918 Introductions, Clarence P. Connell
The Work of the Society ...............................................
Cornell Iris Test Gardens, Austin W. W. Sand ..............
N. Y. Botanical Test Garden ............. .............................
Tid-Bits, from various members ....... .......... ..................
Announcements ............................................ ..................
General Index to all Bulletins ...................... ..................
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May, 1924
Beardless Irises
Beardless Irises, A Review ............ ............. ..................
Japanese Irises in the Garden...................................
Iris Hybrids, W. R Dykes ................................................
Iris Sibirica and its Relatives, W. R. Dykes (From The Garden)
Siberian Irises. ................................ (From The Garden, 1881)
The Introduction and Hybridization of Beardless Irises. Extracts from the
artic1e by M. F. Laplace ..........................................
New Irises from the Commercial Growers Point of View. W. F. Engle
The Iris Borer, Mrs. E. P. McKinney (From Horticulture)
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#12
October, 1924
Notes and Descriptions, Part IV
The1924 lris Season, John C. Wister ..............................
Hunting for Rare-bits. Ethel Anson S. Pickham .............
1924 Observations, Frank W. Campbell .........................
Forcing the Bearded Irises, F1'tlllk W. Campbell ..........
A Handbook of Garden Irises, Review by John C. Wister
Descriptions. Part IV .......................................................
Iris Visits, 1924, R.S. Sturtevant.....................................
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#13
December, 1924
In Memoriam, Frank H. Presby
A Classification of Garden I rises
Memories of Frank H. Presby, R. S. Sturtevant ...........
Some Historical Notes on Classification ........................
A Classification of Bearded Irises .................. ...............
Lavender, self .............................................................
Lavender bicolor (neglecta) ........................................
Yellow, self ................ ...............................................
Yellow plicata .............................................................
Yellow bicolor (variegata) ..........................................
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Blended plicata ...........................................................
Blended bicolor ..........................................................
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White plicata., ............................................................
White bicolor(amoena) ....................... .......................
Tid-Bits ...........................................................................
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January, 1925
Bertrand H. Farr ....... ......................................................
In Appreciation ........................................ ......................
Bertrand Farr and Peonies, A. P. Saunders .....................
Visits to Wyomissing, John C. Wister ............................
"Farr’s Seedling Irises", R. S. Sturtevant ........................
The American Iris Society, History and Reports, 1920-1925
Report of the Treasurer and Comparative Statement 1920-1924
Constitution of the American Iris Society ......................
Code of Nomenclature ............... ....................................
Official Standards of Registrations ............ ....................
Official White List ..........................................................
Official Black List ........... ...............................................
1924 Introductions and Registrations. ............................
Reports of Iris Bibliography, E.A.S. Peckham ...............
1924 Bibliography of Iris Literature, Compiled by E. A. S. Peckham..
Impressions of Irises Seen Abroad in June, 1924, Mrs. Silas B. Waters
An Iris Calendar for California (1924) E. O. James. ......
ANNOUNCEMENTS.....................................................
Officers, 1925............................................. ....................
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April, 1925
Some Irises of the Future. Sydney B. B. Mitchell, Calif.
True Judgment and False. B. Y. Morrison, D. C. ..........
Why Concentrate on Bearded Irises? Sherman R. Duffy, Ill.
An Iris Calendar for Texas. Mrs.J. W. Larned ..............
The Resistance o£ Protoplasm. Dr. W. McL. Ayres, Ohio
The New York Test Garden. E.A.S. Peckham................
List of Contributors ....................................................
Record of Plantings in Alphabetical Garden ........
Iris Project at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Dr. George M. Reed.
The Show Garden at New Rochelle, N. Y ......................
Iris Visits, 1924 (Part II). R. S. Sturtevant, Mass ...........
Tid-Bits 7th ......................................................................
Exhibition Announcements, etc. ....................................
Officers, 1925..................................................................
What we offer our members.................. ,. .......................
$100.00 offered for the Best Iris by Robert Wayman.....
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July, 1925
A Report on Sterility in Irises
Louise A. Cover, Marjorie R. Swabey, & A.B. Stout
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October, 1925
]apanese Irises, B. Miyazawa, Japan ...............................
White Irises, F. Denis, France ........................ .................
Some Irises of Herault, W.R. Dykes, England ................
Tid-Bits 9th .......................................................................
1925 Notes ..................................................................
From Frank W. Campbell, Michigan .......................
From J.C. Wister.......................................................
From E.O. James, California ....................................
From Sherman R. Duffy, Illinois ..............................
Odd Notes from various sources ..............................
Notes on Beardless Irises.................... .....................
Convenient Planting for the Nursery and Show Garden
Black List Discussion............................... .......................
On Policies .......................................... .......................
On Iris Troubles and Practices ....................................
Brevities . ................................................. .......................
Iris Mrs. Marion Cran, H.S. Jackson, Indiana .................
Suggestions From and To Members ................. ..............
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January, 1926
Les Iris dans les Jardins, Henri Correvon. A Review and Extracts
1925Activities. Meetings of the Directors, Annual Meeting
Officers 1920-1926
Report of the Treasurer, Oct. 30, 1925 .............................
Report of the President .... ......... ......................... ............
(On page 12. lines 3 and 4, read Jan. 1. 1926, instead of Nov. 1. 1925.)
1925 Exhibitions ..............................................................
Reports of Trial Gardens.
New York Botanical Garden, Mrs. W.H. Peckham ..
Springfield, Mass., Charles M. Ladd ...............................
NewRochelle, Mrs. W.H. Peckham ...........................
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, George M. Reed ..............
Display Garden Policy and Authorized Forms of Agreement
Cincinnati Section, By-Laws and Meeting ......................
1925 Bibliography, Mrs. W.H. Peckham .........................
Behavior of lris Foliage in Winter, David Petrie, Idaho ..
1925 Introductions and Registrations (with corrections from 1924)
Tid-Bits, 10th, Edited by Sherman R. Duffy ...................
The Right Spirit. A Letter from a Member ......................
Symposium.............. ........................................................
Brevities .......................................................... ................
Iris Trials at Wisley ..........................................................
Annual Meeting................................................................
NOTICE ...........................................................................
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April, 1926
W. R. DYKES
W. R. Dykes, M. A., L-es-L.
Secretary of the Royal Horticultural Society ............
R.W. Wallace............. ................................................
A.J. Bliss.....................................................................
P. Murrell....................................................................
An Iris Excursion. W.R. Dykes ......................................
A Dalmatian Iris Hunt, W.R. Dykes ...............................
The Juno Irises. W.R. Dykes ..........................................
Irises for the Rock Garden, W.R. Dykes ........................
Introductions From the Garden of Mr. Dykes ................
Writings of the Late W. R. Dykes on Irises ....................
Various Notes ...................................... ...........................
Report of the Treasurer, 1925 .........................................
Statement of Financial Conditions, Dec. 31,1925 ..........
Fertility Records ..............................................................
Field Day Suggestions .............................. .....................
Exhibition Announcements .............................................
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#20
July, 1926
The Iris of Gerard's Herball, B. Y. Morrison ..................
Iris Combinations, Mrs. E.A.S. Peckham .......................
Problems in Iris Development, J. Marion Shull..............
Iris Exhibitions, 1926, Mrs. J. Edgar Hires................... ..
Tid-Bits, 11th, Sherman Duffy, Ill ..................................
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October, 1926
Sterility in Apogon and Pogon iris, F. B. Moore, A. B. Stout
Bearded Irises Studied.
Bearded Irises Record for Hand Pollinations.
Miscellaneous Bearded Irises.
Results with Japanese.
Some of the Best Hearded Irises, G. L. Pilkington .
Iris Flavissima, Pallas, A Resume by B. Y. Morrison, K.A. Ugrinski
Planting an Iris Garden, George Dillistone ....................
Tid-Bits 12th, Sherman R. Duffy ....................................
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January, 1927
Exhibition Policy and :Management
Report of the President, 1926....................................
Activities during 1926
Annual Meetings .......................................................
Report from the Trial Garden, R. S. Sturtevant ........
1926 Bibliography of Iris Literature, E. A. S. Peckham
A Report on Sterility in 65 Dwarf Bearded Irises, Robert A. Greene
and A. B. Stout ............................................ ........
1926 Introductions and Registrations (with corrections)
Iris versicolor in Northern Ontario, Edgar Anderson
Brevities, Dykes Memorial Fund ................................
Membership List. 1926 additions ......................... .....
Carrying Quality in Irises, R. S. Sturtevant ........... .....
Notice .................................................................. ........
Officers 1927. Annual Meeting
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#23
April, 1927
Dedicated to the Memory of Arthur Hoyt Scott
Arthur Hoyt Scott ................................................ ...........
In Memoriam, J. C. Wister......................... ....................
Rose Valley, R. S. Sturtevant.............................. ...........
The Future of Iris Breeding, Sydney B. Mitchell
Is Scientific Research Necessary? A. E. Walter
From a letter to J. C. Wister. A. E. Waller
Test Garden Reports and Needs.
New York Botanical Garden. E. A. S. Peckham .......
Dwarf Bearded Irises .......................................... ...........
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Dr. George M. Reed .......
Display Garden at New Rochelle .............................
Missouri Botanical Garden ........................... ...........
Iris Susiana. Frederick Bauer (Translated by B. Y. Morrison)
Irises of the Regelia and Oncocyclus Groups. E. Nussbaumer
(Translated by B. Y. Morrison) ........... ........... ........
Everblooming Irises. M. Denis (Translated by S. B. Mitchell)
Our Bulletins .................................... .................. ...........
To Read or Not-to-read. R. S. Sturtevant ........... ...........
Iris Shows, 1927 .................................................. ...........
Notice .................................................................. ...........
Annual Meeting................................ .........
Special Notice .................................................................
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July, 1927
The Iris Society --- Honors to Mr. Wister .....................................................
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European Iris Notes - 1927, F. Cleveland Morgan
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Iris Exhibitions - 1927. Mrs. J. Edgar Hires, Chairman
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Ashland, Va., Belvidere, Ill., Berkeley, Calif., Chestnut Hill, Mass., Columbus, Ohio,
Freeport, Ill., Goodland, Ind., Harrisburg, Pa., Indianola, Ia., Lynchburg, Va., Montchanin, Del., New Rochelle, N. Y., Omaha, Neb., Oskaloosa, Ia., Redfields, Calif.,
Richmond, Va., Sioux City, Ia., Washington, D. C., Yardville, N. J., York, Pa.
Reglio-cyclus Irises in Canada. W. E. Saunders...........
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Officers 1927....................................................... ...........
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October, 1927
On Early Dwarf Bearded Irises
On Early Dwarf Bearded Irises. R. S. Sturtevant ..............................
Species of the Early Flowering Section. W. J. Caparne
List of Hybrid Alpine Iris sold by the Iris Plant and Bulb Co.
W. J. Caparne
Old Iris Names; Duplications and Needed Search. A. H. Wright
The Stately Iris-An Ornament to any Garden. Frances Duncan
Tid-Bits 14th ............................ ...................... .................
Notes from E. O. James, Calif. ................ .................
The Chemical Acceleration of Flowering ......... ........
From Mrs. Joyce, Kenya Colony ...............................
From Mrs. Minnie E. Black, Illinois ...............................
From Joseph Oertz, Belgium ...........................................
From Miss L. Hetzer, Massachusetts
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January, 1928
1927 REPORTS
Report of the President. J. C. Wister ......... ......................
Charter and By-laws ................................. ......................
Officers-Regional Policy........................... ...... ...............
Activities during 1927 ............. ................. ...... ...............
Annual Meeting....................... ................. ......................
Science Series No.1
The Iris Borer. Harry F. Dietz ..........................
The Iris Borer. J. Marion Shull .......... ......................
1927 Studies Donald T. Ries .................. ......................
Report of Questionnaire ................................... .... ..........
1927 Bibliography Mrs. W. H. Peckham ............. ..........
Impressions and Comparisons of Irises in California Gardens.
Dr. Wylie McL. Ayres ...............................................
1927 Introduction and Registrations ..................... ..........
Awards . .................................. ........................................
Tid-Bits 15th.
From Mr. George Yeld, England .......................
From Mr. Blauvelt, N. Y. .......................... ...............
From Dr. Ringueberg, N. Y. ...........................................
From Countess Giulio Senni, Italy...................................
Annual Meeting-Preliminary Notice............... ................
Notice to Iris Breeders .......................................... ..........
Information and Seed Exchange ......................................
Notice .................. ....................................... ....................
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April, 1928
Garden Reports
An Iris Roll-call, J. Marion Shull....................................
Report of Test Gardens, E. A. S. Peckham, Chairman ...
Irises at Cornell ........................................................
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, George M. Reed.............
New York Botanical Garden .....................................
Donors to Gardens .............................. .....................
Some Eastern Iris Gardens, Sydney B. Mitchell ............
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Breeding Experiments, Clyde Chandler and A. B. Stout
Writings of Sir Michael Foster - Bibliography, Ethel Anson S. Peckham
Range in Iris Prices, Compiled by H. C. Skeels .............
To-Read or Not-to-Read ..........................................
Brevities .............................. ............................ ..............
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1928 Field Days in Vicinity of New York City ..............
Exhibitions for 1928.................................. ..............
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Symposium
Why a Symposium, John C. Wister ..... ..........................
List of Jurors Voting ............................ ..........................
Iris Symposium.Compiled by C. P. Connell ..... .............
Comment by Color, R. S. Sturtevant ..................... ........
The Japanese Iris, George M. Reed ...............................
Garden Pictures, R. S. Sturtevant ...................................
San Francisco ..................................................................
A Timely Suggestion ...................... ...............................
Introductions and Registrations ......................................
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0ctober, 1928
Irises!-And After? Ella Porter McKinney .......................
Garden Pictures, 2. ................................. R. S. Sturtevant
1928 Exhibitions. ......................................... Thura Hires
Jaunting with the Judges.Ethel Anson S. Peckham ........
Descriptions of Varieties, Part V. .......... R. S. Sturtevant
Index to Varieties Described. ................. R. S. Sturtevant
Science Series No.3.
Chromosomes in Iris Species. .............A. E. Longley
Root Growth in Iris. ......................... J. Marion Shull
Tid-bits 16th. Edited by the Editor.
Double Celeste ........................................ ........
Cold Storage. John E. Hill ............................... ........
European Notes: Countess Senni ........................
Mrs. Lucius Hitchcock .........................................
Joseph Aerts .........................................................
Saskatchewan.C. F. Patterson ...................................
Idaho. David C. Petrie...............................................
Kansas. J. R. McLeland ............................................
Experimental Gardens at Cornell ..............................
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Officers, 1929..................................................................
The Making of the Seal. B. Y. Morrison .......................
Some Iris Connotations. Mary Judson Averett ..............
Sidelights on Iris Behavior..................... J. Marion Shull
Garden Pictures 3.
A Wee Garden. ......R. S. Sturtevant
Fan Memorial Library. ... Richardson Wright, Chairman
CHECK LIST-Subscription List Open ...........................
1928 REPORTS. From the President, J. C. Wister
From Regional Vice-presidents, Mrs. Thomas Nesmith, Lowell Mass.;
Mr. J. Howard Judson, Omaha, Neb. ....................
From Test Garden Committee, Mrs. E. A. S. Peckham, Chairman; New York
Botanical Garden; Cornell Iris Gardens; Brooklyn Botanic Garden; Missouri
Botanical Garden; Morton Arboretum; Iowa State College at Ames; University
of Minnesota; University ...............of Saskatchewan
From Display Garden Committee, Mrs. Brewster B. Hoornbeek, Chairman;
New Rochelle, Larchmont, and Mount Vernon, N. Y.; Stonington, Conn.;
Durham, N. H.; Amherst, Cambridge, Haverhill, and Springfield, Mass.;
New Brunswick and Orange, N. J.; Belleville, III,; Goodland, Ind.;
Topeka, Kansas; Lincoln, Neb.; Duluth, Minn.; Milwaukee, Wis.;
Goldsboro, N. C.; Columbia, ................................. S. C.
From Committee on Exchange of Rare Species, B. Y. Morrison, Chairman
From Committee on Lantern Slides, Mrs. Silas B. Waters, Chairman
1928 ACTIVITIES. ....................................... Annual Meeting
Directors Meetings; Publications; Awards; Exhibitions; Research
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Symposium Comments John E. Hill, J. Marion Shull ...
Tid-Bits 17th. English Awards and Notes; Moraea iridioides; Iris Watti;
South Australia; Iris Borer; Belgium
In Memoriam, "Sam" Burchfield, November 14, 1928
To-Read or Not-to-Read. Irises by F. F. Rockwell; The Problem of
Species in Northern Blue Flags by Edgar Anderson; Current Articles
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April, 1929
Officers, 1929........................................................ .........
Judging the Judges. Franklin B. Mead ........................
Science Series, No.4.
Breeding Work at the New York Botanical Garden.
Clyde Chandler and A. B. Stout ......................
1928 Iris Breeding Scholarship. Katie C. Kilpatrick and A. B. Stout
Outline of 1929 Breeding Work.A. B. Stout ........
Table Iris. Ethel Anson S. Peckham .............................
Symposium Votes as an Index of Popularity. E. N. S. Ringueberg M.D.
"No-Man's-Klatter." A Valentine to the Editor..............
Garden Pictures, 4. A Bordered Path. . R. S. Sturtevant
1928 Bibliography................... Ethel Anson S. Peckham
Tid-bits 18th. Iris tectorum - The Iris Society - Writings of W. R. DykesI. prismatica; Belgium - Notes from Massachusetts and Illinois - July Prospects 50
To-Read or Not-to-Read. Addisonia, March, 1929; Current Articles
Check List, Subscriptions Open ......................................
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Japanese Irises
Officers, 1929. ............................................. .. .
100 Japanese Irises, More or Less. George M. Reed
The Significance of Japanese Names for Iris. Agnes L. Reed.
Garden Irises-Ratings................... Chas. E. F. Gersdorff
Planting Irises in the South. Willa Griffin Largent, Texas
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New Irises at Freeport. Sherman R. Duffy .....................
Tid-Bits 19th. Notes on Ratings; Iris reticulata; I. sindjarensis
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Officers, 1929. ................................................ ..... .........
Science Series No.5. Dr. A. B. Stout .......................
High Spots of an Eastern Trip. Howard Weed, Oregon
Notes on the Symposium. "Digby Legard".....................
1929 Exhibitions. Mrs. J. Edgar Hires ............................
Des Moines, Iowa; Duluth, Minn.; Great Barrington, Mass.; Lynchburg, Va.;
Omaha, Neb.; Providence, R. I.; St. Paul, Minn.; Boston, Mass.; Chattanooga,
Tenn.; Nashville, Tenn. C. P. Connell.
A Few Lovely Irises ... ....................................................
Irises Abroad. In Rome Countess Senni .......................
In England. Mrs. John T. Love ...................... ......
Display Garden at Birmingham, Ala. C. P. Connell
An Iris Border in Kansas City. Mrs. Massey Holmes ...
To-Read or Not-to-Read ...................... ..........................
Tid-Bits 20th. Errata; Exhibiting; Score Card; King Alfred's Jewel; Notes f
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THE WILD GARDEN
IN MEMORIAM - JAMES BOYD
James Boyd 1858-1929 ........... ............................... ........
In Appreciation. Prof. A. P. Saunders ............................
Robert Sturtevant........................... ...............
1929 Report of the President. John C. Wister....... .........
1929 Report of the Treasurer Richardson Wright .........
An Additional Thought from the Treasurer. ..........
Ithaca Meeting............. ..... .........................................
1929 Activities Awards........................ ................ .........
The Wild Garden with emphasis on new American species. R. S. Sturtevant
Lean Back and have a Flower Show. ..................... Ethel Anson S. Peckham
1929 Introductions .................. ........................................
Code of Nomenclature. Repr. from Bulletin 18, Jan. 1925
1929 Registrations.......................................................
Irises Akin. R. S. Sturtevant............................ ...............
NOTES: Iris Expedition; English Iris Society, Annual Meeting
1930 Annual Meeting ......................................................
Notice: Test Gardens - Publications ................ ...............
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PUBLIC GARDENS.
Officers 1930.......... ........................................... .. ..........
Test Gardens, 1929. Mrs. W. H. Peckham. .....................
Display Gardens, 1929. Mrs. Brewster Hoornbeek .........
Confessions of an Iris Lover. Mrs. Douglas Pattison .....
Bibliography, 1929. Mrs. E. A. S. Peckham
Science Series, No. 7...................................................
Notes on Iris Troubles. B. O. Dodge & Marjorie E. Smith
Iris Behaviour. J. Marion Shull
Tid-Bits 21st. Notes from Mrs. Hires; from Mrs. Clutton; Irises in Cold
Storage by J. Sass; Forcing Bulbous Irises; Edited by the Holland
Growers Association
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Officers ..................................... .................................
Samuel W. Burchfield, 1870-1928 ............................
In Appreciation .....................................................
E. B. Williamson, Mrs. Azro Fellows, R. V. Ashley, Thura Traux
Hires, Harvey Whipple, Albert E. Green .............
Burchfield Introductions 1923-1927 ..........................
Seraphin Mottet, his Work and Writings ...................
Iris Visits in Southern California. Grace Sturtevant
With Mr. Bliss and Dominion. Wylie McL. Ayres ..
"Iris Fine."Sherman, L. Duffy ....................................
Seen in Passing.................................. Thura Truax Hires
Symposium Notes. E. N. S. Ringueberg, M.D.
Columbus Iris Show. E. H. Bretschneider
The Iris-Clump Pan. E. H. Bretschneider .......................
Flags is Flags
Tid-Bits 24th. In Houston, Texas; In Washington, D. C.; Chicago Show;
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MORE TRAVELS.
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Iris Visits (Northen California). Grace Sturtevant ..........
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Exhibitions-1930. Boston, Bridgeport, Duluth, Freeport; Highland Park,
Ill.; Redlands, San Bernandino, Springfield, Mo.; Washington, D. C.
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Farr Memorial Library Reservations ...............................
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Tid-bits 25th. Fall Bloom; Handy-kinks; the Sass Seedlings; Planting;
Combinations; A Leavenworth Garden; Descriptions; Iris Borer; Iris
Roll-Call etc.
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July, 1930
Intermediates. Comments by the Brothers Sass and Sherman Duffy
E. H. Wilson ......... ..... ......... .............................. ...........
Mrs. J. Otis Wardwell. Eleanor P. Jones
California Iris. Lena M. Lothrop..................... ..........
New Irises seen in France and England during the 1930 season. Franklin
B. Mead ................. .................................... ..........
Iris Visits, 1930 -- In Nashville and Cincinnati. Grace Sturtevant
Adventures of an Iris Hunter, 2. R. M. Cooley ...............
1930 Introductions .......... .... .....................................
1930 Registrations...........................................................
1930 Reports; President, Secretary, Treasurer ...............
1930 Activities
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Garden Pictures, 5. In Oklahoma. R. S. Sturtevant ........
Science Series No.8. The Relation between water loss, size and form in
Iris flowers A. E. Waller ............................... ...........
Tid-bits 26th. Garden at La Grange, Ga. From Victoria; New Orleans;
Florida. Is there an Iris Pres. Pilkington ? and other notes ..
Notice. .................................. Bulletins ............ ..........
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IRISES IN CANADA
Arthur John Bliss, 1860-1931 .................. ......................
Notes on Irises in Canada. F. Cleveland Morgan ...........
In Toronto. Mrs. P. M. Wallace .................... ................
In Peterboro J. H. Callander .................... ......................
In Western Ontario. W. E. Saunders ...............................
In Manitoba L. T. Chadwick .................. .................
Seedlings of the High Plains. L. T. Chadwick ................
In Alberta. A. M. Patterson
In Saskatchewan.
C. F. Patterson ...............
On Vancouver Island. G. Buchanan Simpson........
In British Columbia. Hubert Jones....................
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Iris Breeders' Gardens. A. E. Waller, Ohio ....................
Travel Notes, 1931. Ethel Anson S. Peckham ...............
Report of Test Gardens, 1930. Ethel Anson S. Peckham
1930--Annual Report, Display Garden Committee. Olive B. Hoornbeek,
Chairman
List of 1930 Donors to Display Gardens ........................
Regional Reports: Idaho, California, Texas ...................
Bibliography, 1930................................ .........................
Tid-bits 27th. From Mr. McEachran, R. Jackson Hopper, Montreal; C.
Bauckham, J. W. Grow, L. W. Cousins, Kenneth MacDonald, W. Miles,
W. T. Macoun, Ontario; C. Berkley and J. C. Bennett, British Columbia; P. H.
Gordon, Regina; Prof. Bunting, Quebec; G. Dillistone, Tunbridge Wells.
Collected by F. Cleveland Morgan .................................
Science Series No.9. Iris Behavior - Drouth (Drought) 1930. J. Marion Shull
Exhibitions 1931 ........................... .................................
Iris Fragments--A Review............. .................................
POLICY OF AWARDS, A. I. S. ............. ......................
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IRISES IN CANADA
The Iris in Japan.George M. Reed, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Varietal Notes. Chas. E. F. Gersdorff .............................
Tribulations and Thoughts of a Novice. E. N. S. Ringueberg
Iris Tingitana. Denis (Translated by S. M. Mitchell)......
Tid.bits 28th. Discussion of Awards; The Iris Guild of Cincinnati; The Crop of
American Novelties
Test Gardens ...................................................................
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EXHIBITIONS.
The 1931 Iridiad. Sherman B. Duffy ..........................
Exhibitions Thura. Traux Hires, Chairman.................
Varietal Notes from Washington, D. C. Chas. E. F. Gersdorff
What Price a Seedling J. Marion Shull .......................
Tid-bits 29th. From New Mexico; Trials at Wisley; Treatment for Root Rot;
Gardening Knows No Age Limit; From Belgium; "Nashville, The Iris City"
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"Poor Judges." Ethel Anson S. Peckham ....... ...............
Francis Xavier Schreiner - 1877-1931 ............ ...............
Symposium, Perhaps' Report of the Committee .....
On Awards J. Marion Shull ................................... .......
1931 Introductions ....... .......................................... .......
Varieties Registered ........................... .......
Varieties Approved
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Names unapproved or synonymous ..........
1931 Reports. President, Secretary, Treasurer ........ .......
1931 Activities, Annual Meeting ............................ .......
Varietal Notes.
From Italy. Countess Giulio Senni ..........................
From California. Lena M. Lothrop.......... ...... .......
On Red Irises.Wm..1. McKee, Mass. ......................
From Nebraska. Dr. H. H. Everett.................. .......
From Ohio, "Iris Gossip." E. H. Bretschneider ......
From Illinois. Sherman L. Duffy .............. ...... .......
1931 Report of Test Gardens .................................. .......
1931 Bibliography............... ...........................................
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ARTHUR JOHN BLISS
Iris. W. H. W. Bliss .... ........... ............. ....... ..........
Mr. A. J. Bliss. Eden Phillpotts . .... ... ..... ...... ... ..........
His Contributions ....................... ......................... ..........
The Formation of the A. I. S., 1919-1920............ .....
Of Many Things ......... .......... .... ... .... .... .. .. .........
Characteristics of Irises .......... ....................... ........ ......
Theories of Crossing, Plicata, Whites, Amoenas............
On Varieties ................. ........................... ......................
Irises Raised or Introduced by A. J. Bliss, E. A. S. Peckham
Irises that Await Introduction, R. S. Sturtevant ..............
Bliss Irises, List.Compiled by E. A. S. Peckham............
Bibliography-Bliss. Compiled by E. A. S. Peckham ......
Tenth International Horticultural Meeting ............ .........
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APOGONS
Album of Hana-shobu by Doctor Miyoshi, Translation by George M. Reed
and Bunkio Matsuki .................. .........................
Preface .................................
1. Hana-shobu and Related Plants... .........................
2. History of Hana-shobu ..........................................
3. Garden Varieties ........................ ...........................
4. Descriptions .. ........................................................
Hunting for Rarebits. II. 'Ethel' Anson S. Peckham ......
The Louisiana species . .............................................
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RATINGS
Ratings as Reported by Accredited Judges, 1932 ....
Comments Based on Their Reports, Sherman R. Duffy .
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On Whites ............................................. .............
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Judging Irises, Thura Truax Hires ..... ....... ....... ............
The Oakland Spring Garden Show, E. O. Essig ......
Iris Shows Held in Co-operation With the A. I. S., 1932
Comments on the System of Ratings.
Ralph G. Van Name ...................................................
R. S. Sturtevant ......................... ... .......................
Publications . ..... ....... ..... ........................... .. .....
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RATING QUESTIONS
Report of the President. John O. Wister ........... ...............
1932 Activities ..................................................................
Awards, Report of the Committee on ...............................
Why Rate? Harry Esty Dounce, N. Y. .............................
Scoring and Rating New Irises. E. O. Essig, Calif. ..........
Comments. Charles E. F. Gersdorff, Washingtcm, D. C.
Regional Ratings. Sam H. Graham, Ga. ...........................
Reckless Ratings. J. H. Kirkland, Tenn.
Protest and Suggestions. Lena M. Lothrop, Calif.
Appraising the Current Ratings. J. Maricm Shull, Washingtcm, D. O.
How Were They Judged? Robert Wayman, N. Y. (to be cont.)
New England Recommends Varieties .............................
Intermediate and Fall Blooming Irises. Dr. H. H. Everett, Neb.
rebloomers
At the Boston Show. Mrs. Horatio Gates Lloyd. A reprint
Rose Dominion. E. A. S. Peckham ...................................
1932 Introductions ............................................... ...........
Additions to List of Breeders and Introducers ... ...........
The New Classification for Bearded Iris ........................
1932 Registrations .................. .......................................
Books. From a Sunset Garden, by S. B. Mitchell; Perennial Gardens, by
H. S. Ortloff ...............................................................
Varietal Notes. Largely from England, Australia, and Italy
Test Gardens – Publications..............................................
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April, 1933
SOUTHERN EXPERIENCE
iris culture
The Ghost Iris............................................................. .......
Edward Bruce Williamson 1877-1933................. ..... .......
'Tis Better Left Unsaid, R. S. Sturtevant.............. ..... .......
The South-Where is it? ...................... ..................... .......
Iris in the Lower South. Columbia, Charleston, and Bennettsville, S. C.;
Augusta, Ga.; Oneco, Fla.
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The Distribution of Iris in Florida, H. Harold Hume
Iris in the Piedmont. Greensboro and Winston.-Salem, N. C.; Atlanta,
Cedartown, Rome, Ga.; Birmingham, Ala. ..
Growing Conditions, Mrs. John Lewis Kilgore ......
On Tenderness in Iris, Dr. F. M. Hanes ..................
Texas, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas ................................
In North Texas, Mrs. Gross E. Scruggs ..................
Oklahoma, Helen C. Roe, Tulsa; Oklahoma City .............
The Family Tree .... ...................................... ............. .......
Tennessee, Iris Desert Gold (Kirk.), C. P. Connell, Mrs. J. S. Routon
Garden Effects. Mrs. Katherine P. Wright .............
Test and Display Gardens, 1932 ................................ .......
50-100 Most Popular Varieties. Compiled by Sherman R. Duffy
Ratings - 1933 Regulations ................................................
Garden Pictures 6, Displaying 50-100 Varieties. R.S. Sturtevant, M.L.A.
Ratings, Scores, etc. ............... ...................... ....................
How Were They Judged, cont. ............. ............... .............
Bibliography, 1932. Compiled by Ethel Anson S. Peckham
Varietal Notes
Tid-bits 80th. Iris W. R. Dyke; The Lake Iris and its Differentiation from
the Crested ................... ................................... .......
Iris Chromosomes. J. C. Nicholls ....................... .............
On Flower Shows; Iris Cold Storage ........................ .......
The Vocational Guide. Our Officers .......................... .......
News and Notices. Exhibitions, Bulletins, and Items .......
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#48 July 1933
LOWLY IRISES
In Memoriam, EDWARD BRUCE WILLIAMSON.
E. B. Williamson and his Irises
A Bit of Personal Iris History, B. B. Williamson
Williamson Irises, Ethel Anson S. Peckham
Colour Grouping for Garden Irises, Louisa F. Pesel
Landscape Picture with Iris, Alfred C. Kinsey
Here and There Among the Lowly of the Tribe, Ella Porter McKinney
Iris Overture, Thura Traux Hires
Irises that Bloom in the Fall, Clint McDade
rebloomers
Intermediates, Sharon R. Duffy
Garden Picture. 7, Irises in Combination, R.S. Sturtevant, M.L..A.
Vocational Guide-With the Iristaties, Richardson Wright
The Family Tree -- Crossing Pumila Hybrids with Regelia-Cyelus Hybrids,
Jacob Sass; Breeding Notes, H. P. Sass
Iris Chromosomes, cont., J. C. Nicholls
In Praise of the Judges, J. C. Nicholls, Jr.
On Becoming a Judge of Iris, Dr. F. M. Hanes
Our Scoring System, S. R. Duffy
Comments on Ratings, Ralph G. Van Name
An Iris Seedling come to Judgment
1933 Annual Meeting, S. R. Duffy
At Freeport, R. S. Sturtevant
Varietal Notes
Ask Me Another
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RATINGS
" 'Tis Better Left Unsaid," R. S. Sturtevant .............
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Comments on Rating, Sherman B. Duffy.................................................................
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Review, Sherman B. Duffy
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The Washington Hybrids, Grace Sturtevant
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In Southern California, E. O. Essig
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CalifornianNotes, Mrs. L. M. Lothrop .....................
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Color, E. N. S. Ringueberg .......................................
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New England Notes. Activities – Show – Varieties - Questionnaire, Mrs. Thomas
Nesmith and Others ................................. ...........
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Varietal Notes, Charles E. F. Gersdorff and Others .
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The Family Tree - The Virtues of Mixed Pollen, J. Marion Shull
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Landscape Pictures, A. C. Kinsey, Ind. ....................
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Garden Pictures 8. The "Show" Garden - Edgings, R. S. Sturtevant
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Garden at South Whitney, Ind. .................................
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Hemerocallis in the Iris Garden (with notes from Mrs. Nesmith's garden), R.S.S.
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Calendar for Nebraska, J. Howard Judson, Omaha ........
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Science Series 11. Stem Elongaton Studies, A. E. Waller & R. H. McCormick 81
Tid-bits 32nd. Winter Foliage - -Symposia and Ratings – Scoring –Iris Minuta –
Fall Blooming – Judging – Form – Culture – Megalophilia Iridis - Georgia
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To-Read or Not-to-Read. On Native Species and in general
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Notices -Errata. "Cold Storage" ......................................
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"Ask:Me Another." Genetics - Winter Protection .........
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January, 1934
MID-ATLANTIC GARDENS
"Comment and Remark," R. S. Sturtevant .....................
A Nonagon of Delaware Gardens, John Kane Foulke du Pont
Five New Jersey Gardens, Alice B. Wells .....................
The "Iris Bowl," John C. Wister ....................................
Breeders' Gardens, M. E. Douglas .................................
The Wister Collection, R. S. Sturtevant.........................
In a Small Garden, Mary Judson Averett.......................
Succession, Kay Kershaw Mechling..............................
Success with Iris, Rachael Fox ......................... ............
Plainfield Public Park, Harriette B. Hallway .................
Siberians from Sunnybrook, Ella Porter McKinney ......
Japanese from Little Silver, Ella Porter McKinney .......
Notes on Bulbous irises, B. Y. Morrisom ......................
Garden Pictures 9, "Modern" R. S. Sturtevant...............
Iris Persica Again, Lucy C. Bailey, Tenn. - B. Y. Morrison
Science Series 12, The Reaction of Native Iris Soils in Florida, H. Harold Hume
Varietal Notes, M. E. Douglas (Hall, Dannenhauer, Rosenbluth, Koehler
originations
The Family Tree, Charles E. F. Gersdorff .....................
To Read or Not to Read .................................................
Species Notes and Pictures, B. Y. Morrison ..................
"Ask Me Another." Cultivation .....................................
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Comment and Remark .....................................................
Bearded Irises. Notes on Proportion, Form, etc., F. Wynn Hellings
Irises in Iowa, Mrs. C. G. Whiting .................................
H.M., A.M., D.M., Digby Legard ...................................
Science Series No. 13, Pollen Tube Behavior in Iris, Willis Chase
Seed Sowing, Roy W. Gottschall ....................................
Edible Irises, R. S. Sturtevant ................................ .......
Virginia Notes, 1933, Mrs. W. W. Gibbs .............. .......
Iris Memories, Edward Salbach ............................. .......
Varietal Notes, Mrs. Edgar Hires ............................ .......
Dutch Irises of Merit ............................................... .......
Backgrounds, R. S. Sturtevant
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The Family Tree, Whites, Sydney B. Mitchell ...............
To Read or Not to Read, New Gardens for Old
Ask Me Another, Iris Rot, Dr. H. H. Everett
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Winter Injury, A. W. Mackenzie, Indiana ...............
Commercial Practice ................................................
Iris Albispiritus.............................................................
Notes from a New England Garden .............................
Iris dichotoma........................................... ...................
From a Maryland Garden .............................................
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CALIFORNIA GARDENS
Comment and Remark, R. S. Sturtevant .........................
Twelve Years of Iris Breeding in California, Methods and Records, Ed
ward O. Essig .............................................................
Southern Natives in California, F. F. Williams, M. D ....
Two California Species, J. N. Giridian ...........................
Adventures with the Dwarfs, Lena M. Lothrop ..............
At Whitehill. C. G. White ................... ...........................
Chula Vista Goes Iris-minded, Com.. John. M. Monroe
Irises in the Garden, Sidney B. Mitchell .........................
Science Series No. 14:
Chromosome Numbers in Native American and Introduced Species and
Cultivated Varieties of Iris, L. F. Randolph ..............
The Breeding of Yellow Irises, Sydney B. Mitchell.......
Varietal Notes:
New Varieties in Northern California, S. L. Jory ........
California Irises in Massachusetts, R. S. Sturtevant ....
An Iris Jaunt, Mrs. Thomas Nesmith ...........................
Iris Rumors in Southern California ..............................
The Family Tree .........................................................
The Vocational Guide ................................................
To Read or Not to Read ..................................................
Our Bulletins ................................. .......... ......................
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DESCRIPTIONS-PART VI
Comment and Remark, R.S. Sturtevant ............. ............
The Quest of The Golden Fleece, Hary H. Everett.........
Oregon Irises, Carl and Louise Starker .............. ............
Distinctive Points in Descriptions, R. S. Sturtevant .......
Descriptions of Varieties, Part VI, R. S. Sturtevant. ......
Index to Varieties Described.. ........... ................ .......
Servant of The Rainbow, Ethel Anson S. Peckham ..
A Regional Report-1934, J. Marion Shull ......................
Middle Atlantic Recommends Varieties, M. E. Douglas
Species Notes:
Iris kumaonensis ................ ....................... ...............
Iris dichotoma
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Iris ruthenica ..............................................................
The Family Tree, C. E. F. Gersdorff ..................................
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DECEMBER, 1934 REPORTS AND BUSINESS, 1933
Report of the President, John C. Wiste r
Report of the Vice President, H. H. Everett
Report of the Secretary, John B. Wallace, Jr.
Report of the Treasurer, Richardson Wright
Regional Vice Presidents:
M. E. Douglas.......................................................
J. C. Nicholl8......................................................
Mrs. Gross R.Scruggs ..........................................
Committee Reports:
Scientific Committee, Dr. A. E. Waller ...............
Iris Species in California, Prof. E. O. Essig .........
Display Gardens:
Plainfield Garden Club Iris Garden, Miss Harriette Holloway
Reports of Iris Shows, 1933, Mr.. W. L. Karcher ........
Registrations for 1933, C. E. Gersdorff .......................
Introductions for 1933, C. E. Gersdorff .......................
Exhibition Policy and Management .............................
1934 Policy of Awards ...............................................
Membership List, October 1, 1934 ..............................
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A Californian Sees Eastern Irises, Donald B.Milliken ...
Science Series No. 15
The In. Borer, Harry F. Dietz ............... ..................
1934 Comments by Accredited Judges ........................
Species Notes:
Iris Chrysophylla Drew Sherrard
Iris Histrioides ........................................ .....
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Iris Sintenisii
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March, 1935
REPORTS AND BUSINESS, 1934
Report of the President, John C. Wister
Report of the Vice President, H. H. Everett ..............
Report of the Secretary, B. Y. Morrison acting .........
Report of the Treasurer, Richardson Wright
Regional Vice Presidents:
Mrs. Thomas Nesmith ..........................................
M. E. Douglas ......................................................
J. Marion Shull .....................................................
Euclid Snow .........................................................
David Petrie..........................................................
Carl Starker ................................................................
William Miles ......................................................
Mrs. James Backman .................................................
Report of the Annual Meeting, Euclid Snow ...................
Jottings on the Lincoln Meeting, K. N. Marriage ............
Report of Iris Shows, Mrs. W. L. Karcher .......................
American Iris Society Honors Miss Grace Sturtevant .....
Report of the Committee on Awards, Donald Milliken...
Registrations for 1934, C. E. F. Gersdorff .......................
Introductions of 1934, C. E. F. Gersdorff ........................
Dykes Medals, 1934 .........................................................
1935 Policy of Awards .....................................................
Notice of Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tenn. ..................
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APRIL, 1935
Foreword, B. Y. Morrison................................ ..............
The Irises of Southeastern Louisiana, Percy Viosca, Jr.
Iris Observations and Comments from the South, Sam. Graham
Varietal Notes, 1935, Sherman R. Duffy .................
Southern Iris Pictures .......................... .....................
Varietal Notes, 1934, M. e. Douglas
The Birthplace of Bertrand H. Farr, Marshall A. Howe
Experience with the Reticulata Group at London, Ontario, E. M. S. Dale
Garden Note, Eleanor P. Jones
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Foreword, B. Y. Morrison..........................................
Over-the-Garden-Wall, Wm. J. McKee ..........................
Failure and Its Lessons, B. E. S. Spender .......................
Bulbous Irises, Eucild Snow ......................................
Notes on the Origin of the Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University,
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The Duke University Iris Gardens, John C. Wister ........
Iris Notes of 1935, Mrs. Thomas Nesmith ......................
Varietal Notes, 1935, J. P.Fishburn ................................
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Foreword, B. Y. Morrison...............................................
The Irises of the Gaspe Peninsula, Edgar Anderson .......
Effects of Light and Temperature on Irises of Known Heredity,
Adolph E. Waller ........................................... ...........
Some Notes on Germination, John Dolman Jr.
Variations of the Native Oregon Irises, Carl Starker ......
Iris Personalities, Thura Traux Hiers ..............................
A. Plea for New Englanders to Try California Irises, Carrie Stover Lewis
Iris Pilgrimage, 1935, Bruce C. Maples ..........................
Iris Notes, 1935, Mabel Cary Tobie................................
A. Word from Rome, 1935, Countess Senni ..................
Iris Observations in Southern California, Lena M. Lothrop
Triste Thoughts on the Dispersal of a Collection, Richardson Wright
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Iris Pallida Dalmatica at Home ...............................
Re: Iris Fan Letters ..................................................
Iris Performance in the Spring, 1934, Following the Very Severe
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Report of President, H. H. Everett....................................................................1
Report of Vice-President, W. J. McKee............................................................3
Report of Secretary, B. Y. Morrisoon...............................................................5
Report of Treasurer, Richardson Wright.......................................................... 6
Regional Vice- Presiden te :
Mrs. Herman E. Lewis, Massachusetts......................
J. C. Nicholls, New York ...........................................
M. E. Douglas, New Jersey .......................................
J. Marion Shull, Maryland ...................................
Mrs. James R. Bachman, Georgia .............................
Robert Schreiner, Minnesota ............... .....................
Mrs. Gross R. Scruggs, Texas ...................................
Stanley C. Clarke, Idaho ............................................
Dr. P. A. Loomis, Colorado .......................................
Carl Starker, Oregon ..................................................
The Annual Meeting ............................................. .........
Report of Iris Shows, Mrs. W. L. Karcher ......................
Other Show Reports ...........................................
1936Policy of Awards ......................................... ...........
Record of Iris Awards .........................
Report of Judges..............................................................
Registrations for 1935 .....................................................
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MARCH, 1936
ROCKY MOUNTAIN STATES Associate Editor: MRS. G. R. MARRIAGE
CONTENTS
Foreword, Kathleen N. Marriage ................................
The High Rockies, H. H. Everett .....................................
Iris Observations in Region 11, Stanley C. Clarke ..........
Iris in Idaho, J. H. Christ ..................................................
Behavior of Iris Species at 6,000 Ft. Above Sea-Level, Abby L. Kernochan
Iris Missouriensis at Home, Kathleen N. Marriage .........
Taming the Chromosome, P. A. Loomis .........................
Fewer Iris Varieties and Better Ones, D. M. Andrews ....
Growing Iris in Salt Lake City, Herman F. Thorup .........
Rocky Mountain Iris Breeders, Sherman R. Duffy .........
Tolerance of Bearded Irises .......................................
In Ould God's Time, Nora O'Neill ...................................
An Iris Exhibit .............................................................
International Iris Show, Boston, 1935, J. Ester ...............
The Coming Annual Meeting, J. C. Wister .....................
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JUNE, 1936
Foreword, B. Y. Morrison................. .....
Color, Walter Timmerman ..............................................
Hybrids of Iris Laevigata with I. Versicolor and I. Virginica,
George M. Reed
A Gladiolus Fancier Discovers the World of Iris, Ralph Baerman
Some Experiences with Iris Species at London, Canada, Alexander M. Ross
Concerning Older Iris Varieties, John C. Wister ............
Viability of Pollen, Dr. Ford B. Rogers ..........................
Kotaka-Yen, Horikiri, Japan, Preserved as a Famous Scene,
George M. Reed
Irises, North and South, R. S. Sturtevant ........................
Species Notes:
Iris pseudacorus ... .....................................................
Urmiensis x arenaria .................. ...............................
Iris korolkowi ............................................................
Iris Korolkowi concolor ............................................
Iris hyacinthiana ........................................................
Iris Lorleti .................................................................
Iris Hoogiana ............................. ...............................
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A.ociate Editor: ELEANOR P. JONES
The Annual Meeting, Eleanor P. Jones
Iris Personalities, Thura Traux Hires
Stars of the First Magnitude, E. G. Lapham ................
Iris Notes of 1936, Edward Salbach ............................
Iris Pilgrimage, 1936, Bruce C. Maples .......................
Iris Notes of 1936, J. Marion Shull ..............................
The Most Popular Irises in Region Nine, David F. Hall
Awards of The American Iris Society for 1936 ...........
Roman Gold Medal for New Iris, Competition Rules .
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Registrations for 1936
1937 Annual Meeting Note .........................................
Ratings –1936 ............................ .... ...........................
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#64
FEBRUARY, 1937
Foreword, B. Y. Morrison
Report of President, H. H. Everett
Report of Vice-President, W. J. McKee
Report of Secretary, B. Y. Morrison
Report of Treasurer, Richardson Wright
Regional Reports, 1936:
David F. Hall, Illinois ----------------------------------Mrs. Gross R. Scruggs, Texas
Carl Starker, Oregon
Donald B. Milliken, California
Mrs. Herman E. Lewis, Massachusetts --------------Report of Iris Shows, Mrs. W. L. Karcher-Report of Judges for 1936, Compiled by Willard M. Kellogg
lridomania, Phases of Iris Fancy, Dr. Franklin Cook
Chromosomania Iridis, J. Marion Shull
Iris or Irises-Shall We Change the Dictionary, J. Marion Shull
The Adventures of a Novice in Iris Land, Minerva Monroe
Names, Charles E. F. Gersdorff
My Yellow Seedling, F. M. Hanes -----------------------A Kentucky Iris Season, Henry L. Grant
Along The Iris Coast, Julius Dornblut, Jr.
Some 1936 North Central Ohio Iris Notes, Roy W. Gottschall
Our Members Write:
From New Jersey --From New Hampshire ---------------------------------Iris Beginnings in America
From Massachusetts------------------------------------Looking Back ---------------From Michigan, Fall Blooming Irises ___________
From Oregon, Iris Arenaria and Iris Bloudowii
From Canada, Iris ensata, I. hyacinthiana or I. biglumis
From New York, Biglumis, Indeed!
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#65
MAY, 1937
Foreword, B. Y. Morrison---------------------------------Iris Notes, Sam L. Graham
What Do I Grow in My Garden and Why, M. E. Douglas
Cuttage Propagation of an Iris Rhizome, Wyndham Hayward
Japanese Iris at Swan Lake Gardens, George M. Reed Hana-Shobu Society of Japan, George M. Reed
Watching Eleanor, Lucy W. Tinley
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Iris Troubles, Mrs. Harold L. Medbery
The Iris Season, 1936, Carl O. Schirmer
1936 Reponal Report, William Miles
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Albicans in San Antonio, Mrs. W. G. Dumont
From Massaehusetts, G. Percy Brown____
From Oklahoma, Eleanor Hill ________________
From California, Lena M. Lothrop ____________
We Are Irisarians, Howard Weed _____________
Iris Note, Charles E. F. Gersdorff -------------------Again, the Dykes Award, J. Marion Shull ---------From California, Edward Salbach-From California, John A. Monroe -------------------Iris, Tejas, Eddie Fannick ---------------- -----------(Note that “Tejas” is NOT a typographical error.)
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SEPTEMBER, 1937
Foreword, B. Y. Morrison
1737 Iris Notes, Charles, and Agnes Whiting
Hybridization Involving Iris versicolor, Iris laevigata and
Native Irises of Louisiana, Clyde Chandler and A. B. Stout
Iris Visits of 1937, Dr. Henry Lee Grant
Iris Impressions, Carl Carpenter
1937 Comments, Virginia F. Clutton
Garden Notes for 1937, Alexander Maxwell
Impressions of a California Iris Season, Harold I. Johnson
Along the Iris Coast, Julius Dornblut, Jr.
Varietal Notes, Norfleet Webb
Notes on Irises Entered for the Roman Gold Medal,
The Countess Senni
The Annual Meeting:
Wilmington's 1937 Meeting, Carrie Stover Lewis
The Exhibition, Mrs. J. Edgar Hires
The Nashville Camera Club Competition, 1937
Our Members Write:
Concerning Foliage, Robert T. Paine
Fall-Blooming Iris, Clint McDade
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OCTOBER, 1937
Foreword, B. Y. Morrison, Secretary
Leave It to the Iris, Louise Blake
A Break in Color, David F. Hall
Winter Hardiness, J. Marion Shull
Pacific Coasting Among the Iris, Edward Salbach
Variety Notes Submitted by Accredited Judges, 1937
International Horticultural Congress
1937 Ratings
Report of the Registrar
Additions to List of Breeders and Introducers
Registrations
Varieties Approved But Not Registered
Approvals Pending
Varieties Under Investigation
Synonymous Names, 1937
Errata
Releases
Names Available
Membership Lists
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Geographical List
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FEBRUARY, 1938
Foreword, B. Y. Morrison
Some Observations in English Iris Gardens, E. O. Essig
Thoughts on Autumn Blooming, J. Mario" Shult -------The Methods Adopted for Growing Iris in the Southwest,
Eddie Fanick --------------------------------------------A. I. S. Project-Color Photography, Carrie Stover Lewis, Chair
Officers' Reports:
Report of the President ---------------------------------Report of Balloting --------------------------------------Report of Secretary --------------------------------------Report of Treasurer -------------------------------------Regional Reports:
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APRIL, 1938
Foreword, B. Y. Morrison
Iris Comment from Canada, Fred H. Fairs
Iris in Design, Tom Metcalfe
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David F. Hall
Portrait of an Iris, Photographs by H. L. Standley
An Iris Breeder's Records, Charles E. F. Gersdorff
The Root of the Matter, Photographs by Lilliam A. Guensey
Garden Notes from the Corn Belt, Leila Bach
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The Lament. A Hypothetical Tale, K. N. Marriage
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JULY, 1938
Foreword, B. Y. Morrison
Region Nine Speaks its Mind, Fred. H. Fairs
Taking Names for Iris Seedlings, M. E. Douglas
From California, 1938, Edward Salbach
Along the Iris Coast, 1938, Julius Dornblut, Jr.
Notes from a Midwest Iris Journey, Mrs. James Sapp
Iris Comment, 1938, Sherman R. Duffy
Comments on New Iris, Charles E. F. Gersdorff
Iris Pilgrimage, 1937, Bruce C. Maples ---------------Address by Dr. Roger T. Nooe, Sunrise Devotional Service
Peabody Campus, Sunday, May 8, 1938
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OCTOBER, 1938
Foreword, B. Y. Morrison
A. I. S. Trek and Meeting Dates and Notes, Edward Balbach
Irises at the 1938 Meeting, Frederick Stuntz
And Comments, Mrs. Mary F. Tharp
The International Iris Contest in Rome
Hybridizing Hints, Countess Mary Senni ___________
A Layman's Remarks on Chromosomes, Earl E. Evans
Notes on Iris Unguicularis, Miss Mary B. Campbell __
O1Bcial Variety Notes, 1938
1938 Ratings
Awards of the American Iris Society, for 1938, Dykes Medal
Introductions, 1935-1938
Introductions of 1938
Report of the Registrar
Honor Roll
Obsolete Iris ---------------------------------------------Gift Names from Your Registrar
New Gift Names
Additions to List of Breeders and Introducers_
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Approvals Pending 1938
Varieties Under Investigation, 1938
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JANUARY, 1939
Foreword, B. Y. Morrison
1938 Observations, Mrs. Virginia F. Clutton
Varietal Notes, 1938, Mrs. Herman B. Lewis
Iris Thrills of 1938, John Dolman Jr.
Varietal Notes, 1938, Miss Eleanor Hill
A Garden of Two Iris Lovers in Mass. Eleanor P. Jones
“A Little Time with the Repeating [Reblooming}
Irises Around Los Angeles," Russell D. Dysart
Symposium of Pink Iris, B. G. Lapham
Iris Shows, 1938, Mr. Ralph B. Ricker
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APRIL, 1939
Foreword, B. Y. Morrison
Echoes from the California Trek. Lena M. Lothrop
Iris Notes on the West Coast Marion Shull
Along the Iris Coast-1939 Julius Dornblat, Jr.
Tall Bearded Iris in 1939. Junius P. Fishburn
Awards of the American Iris Society for 1939
Awards of Royal Horticultural Society. Wisley Trial, 1939
Awards of Iris Jury, Rome, 1939
Roman Gold Medal for New Iris
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APRIL, 1939
Program for Annual Meeting 1939
Iris Gardens of the Pacific Northwest
Report of President, H. H. Everett
Report of Vice-President, W. J. McKee
Report of Secretary, H. B. Watkins
Report of Treasurer, J. P. Fishburn
The Annual Meeting, 1938-1939 Policy of A wards-----Points Relating to Judging of Iris, W. J. McKee
Report of the Slide Committee, Mr8. H. E. Lewis, Chairman
Regional Reports, 1938
Mrs. Herman E. Lewis, Massachusetts
Kenneth D. Smith, New York
Norfleet Webb, North Carolina
Mrs. Silas B. Waters, Ohio
Mrs. T. A. Washington, Tennessee
Franklin Cook, Illinois
Frank E. Chowning, Arkansas
Carl Starker, Oregon
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July, 1939
Foreword, B. Y. Morrison
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Herbert Parkes Riley
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Border Highlights, Mrs. Charles Ward Burton
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Garden Pictures from Texas
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Varietal Comments, Ray J. Belsley ---------------------15
Farmingdale Iris Garden, George M. Reed
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Growing and Hybridizing Iris in the Southwest by an Amateur,
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An Explanation, Charles B. F. Gersdorff --------------24
A Series of Arrangements --------------------------------26
Iris Notes, 1939, G. L. Pinkington ---------------------31
#75
December, 1939
Foreword, B. Y. Morrison
"Old Country" Gardens, Charles Bauckham
English Irisa, Harry L. Stinson
1939 Iris Discoveries, Frank E. Chowning
Some of the Best of Some of the Newest, E. G. Lapham
Midwest Iris Notes, Lucy W. Tinley
Yakima Valley Iris for 1939 Season, Alexander Maxerll
Leaf Blight of Iris Caused by Bacterium Tardicrescens,
Lucia McCulluch
Varietal Note, Chas. E. F. Gersdorff
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Judges Comments
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January, 1940
Foreword, B. Y. Morrison
1940 Iris Pilgrimage and Annual Meeting, Franklin Cook
Reports of Officers, 1939:
President's Report, H. H. Everett
Vice President's Report, W. J. McKee
Secretary's Report, Howard R. Watkins
Treasurer's Report, J. P. Fishburn, J'r.
Editor's Report, B. Y. Morrison
Regional Vice Presidents' Reports
Report of Exhibitions Committee, Mrs. Ricker
Japanese Flower Arrangements with Iris
So I'm in the Iris Business, Bonnie Bentley
Junk, Howard Weed
Some of My Experiences in Iris Breeding, L. Merton Gage
Iris Rot, John C. Wister
The Case of Rotty Irises, M. E. Douglas
Color Classification, Charles U. Bear
Concerning Tenderness, IId_rd 8GlbGtJ1&
Observation and Study of Iris Diseases, William, F. Cahoon
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From Illinois, Amanda Hahn ..........................................
From Pennsylvania, T. L. Pillow
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From New York, M. Frederick Stunts
From Michigan, Bernice Marshall
A Buyer's Complaint, Robert J. Graves
I'm Saving Them, G. L. Scofield
Correction, W. J. McKee
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APRIL, 1940
Editor's Bulletin Board
An Unofficial Iris Symposium, Kenneth D. Smith
Annual Meeting, 1940, Dr. Franklin Cook
Oncobreds, C. G. White
Iris Root Rot, Harold T. Bent
Color Slide Competition
Beauty Wins, A Play of One Point, W. M. Kellogg
Policy of Awards, 1940
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#78
JULY, 1940
Editor's Bulletin Board
Awards of the American Iris Society for 1940
Highlights of the Chicago Meeting
Our President Travels, William J. McKee
Poor Season in Southern California, Lena M. Lothrop
Iris in Northern California, E. O. Essig
The Pacific Northwest Reports, Walter E. Marx
Three Midwestern Gardens, Louise Blake
Below the Mason-Dixon Line, Kenneth D. Smith
Iris In and About Philadelphia, John Dolman, Jr.
Gardens in the Metropolitan Area, Elisabeth N. Nesmith
A Jaunt Through New England, Ethel Anson Peckham
Survey of the 1940 Iris Season, Ju1tius P. Fishburn
Our Members Write:
Approves Symposium and Courtesy Gardens, C. D. Ellyson58
Does Beauty Always Win? "Onward" ----------Questions Value of Iris Symposium, Lena M. Lothrop
The 1940 Awards at Rome -----------------------Message from the British Iris Society ----------Passing Comment, J. M. Shull -------------------The 1939 Check List Now Available -----------Correction to Membership List... ----------------
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#79
OCTOBER, 1940
Editors Bulletin Board -------------------------------------------------- 1
The 1939 Check List, William J. McKee ---------------------------- 2
Election of Directors------------ ---------------------------------------- 2
Iris Ratings, 1940-------------------------------------------------------- 4
Judges' Varietal Comments -------------------------------------------- 9
Swan Lake Garden, H. C. Bland -------------------------------------20
Yakima Valley Iris Season, 1940, Alexander Maxwell ---------- 23
Observations on Beardless Iris, Geddes Douglas ----------------- 27
Iris Sports and Biennial Iris, K. H. Sloan -------------------------- 30
Three Weeks of New England Iris, H. L. Butterworth ----------- 36
A California Viewpoint, H. I. Johnson ----------------------------- 39
Random Notes on Iris Varieties, C. E. F. Gersdorff -------------- 45
Ancestry No Sure Guide to Tenderness, J. M. Shull -------------- 52
Report of 1940 Iris Shows, Mrs. R. E. Ricker --------------------- 55
Japanese Iris at N. Y. World's Fair, G. M. Reed------------------- 73
Winners in Color Slide Competition, Mrs. H. E. Lewis ---------- 75
Our Members Write:
Spun Gold in the Midwest, Mrs. Douglas Pattison -- ---------- 75
Vitamin B1 Experiment, Eleanor Hill
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For a Fair Appraisal of Varieties, Mrs. M. P. Scruggs- -------- 77
#80
JANUARY, 1941
Editor's Bulletin Board ------------------------------------------------- 1
Directors Award Gold Medal ------------------------------------------ 3
Report of President for 1940, William J. McKee-------------------- 5
Report of Treasurer, Junius P. Fishburn ------------------------------ 7
Reports of Regional Vies-Presidents ------------------------------- 10
Japanese Iris for Our Gardens, Mrs. Thomas Nesmith
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Additional 1940 Ratings---------------------------------------------- 38
Resolutions on Breeding, Earl E. Evans ---------------------------- 39
Judging and Trial Gardens, Harold T. Bent ------------------------ 46
Native North American Iris, Marie LeB. Arbuckle --------------- 49
Iris Introductions, 1940, Mrs. W. H. Peckham -------------------- 57
Color Slide Competition --------------------------------------------- 64
Our Members Write:
Notes from Southern California, C. C. Taylor ----- ----------- 65
Southwest Expands Activities, Marian P. Scruggs,
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For More Critical Ratings, Grace H. Kellogg------ ----------- 61
Sports or Increases? S. Y. Caldwell ---------------- ----------- 69
Obituary, Mrs. Herman E. Lewis------------------------ ----------- 70
#81
APRIL, 1941
Editor's Bulletin Board ------------------------------------------------- 1
Unofficial Symposium. 1941, Kenneth D. Smith
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Welcome to Annual Meeting, Geddes Douglas ---------- -------- 14
Annual Meeting Program --- ----------------------------------------- 15
Nashville's Iris Gardens, F. W. Cassebeer ------------------------- 17
Japanese Iris Committee---------------------------------------------- 22
Policy of Awards, 1941----------------------------------------------- 23
Candidates for Award of Merit -------------------------------------- 28
Candidates for Dykes Medal ----------------------------------------- 29
Awards and Ratings Explained, Jesse Wills ----------------------- 29
Review of Intermediate Iris, Robert Schreiner -------------------- 38
Iris Rot Notes, Harold T. Bant --------------------------------------- 42
Irish Thrips, L. G. Utter and F. F. Smith --------------------------- 46
Taking Iris Color Pictures, F. W. Cassebeer ----------------------- 59
Our Members Write:
Personal Opinions Better Than Rating? C. G. White61
Tenderness vs. Hardiness, J. Marion Shull ----------- --------- 61
#82
JULY, 1941
Editor's Bulletin Board -------------------------------------- ---------- 1
American Iris Society Awards, 1941
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Nashville and Other Gardens, Elizabeth N. Nesmith __ ---------- 6
Impressions at the Annual Meeting, Agnes Whiting___ -------- 21
Good Iris in a Bad Season, Junius P. Fishburn-------- 29
Pacific Coast Iris Survey, Harold 1. Johnson ________ -------- 38
Highlights of the Season, Virginia F. Clutton
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The 1941 Season in Retrospect, Ethel A. S. Peckham_46
Lady Paramount Gives a Party, Lena M. Lothrop
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Yakima Valley Iris, 1941, Alexander Maxwell
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Comments from Iowa, Craig D. Ellyson
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Observed at Roanoke, Lucille Reamey Steedman
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Breeding and Propagating Louisiana Iris, George Arceneaux --- 67
Our Members Write :
No Awards Made at Rome, Mary Senni------------------------ 71
A Critique of Notes on Native American Iris,
A. W. Mackenzie ------------------------------------- -------- 72
A Plea for Iris at Morton Arboretum, R. J. Comstock -------- 75
Appeal from British Iris Society, Svend G. Fiedler -- -------- 76
We Hear from the Northwest, Alexander Maxwell _ -------- 77
#83
OCTOBER, 1941
Editor's Bulletin Board ------------------------------------------------- 1
Iris Ratings, 1941 ------------------------------------------------------- 3
Comments on Varieties ------------------------------------------------- 8
Iris Seedlings in New Hampshire, Dr. B. J. Grave ---------------- 23
Mice Feed on Rhizomes, Jesse Willis ----------------------------- 26
Winners of Slide Contest --------------------------------------------- 28
New Thrills from Old Iris, Bonnie Bentley ------------------------ 31
New Iris on Pacific Coast, Lena M. Lothrop ---------------------- 34
Rhizome Rot, Elizabeth B. Miles ----------------------------------- 40
Plantings in New York City------------------------------------------ 42
Our Members Write:
Mr. Caparne's Hybridizing, C. W. Christie-Miller ------------ 44
Suggests Iris as National Flower, Howard Weed-------------- 44
More Descriptions Wanted, Mary Senni ----------------------- 45
#84
JANUARY, 1942
Editor's Bulletin Board ------------------------------------------------- 1
Annual Meetings Postponed ------------------------------------------- 2
New Medals Awarded -------------------------------------------------- 3
Service Medal Recipients ---------------------------------------------- 5
Report of the President, William J. McKee -------------------------- 6
Report of the Treasurer, Junius P. Fishburn ------------------------- 8
Reports of Regional Vice-Presidents ..............................
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At Home with Prof. Mitchell, Irma Pollock ----------------------- 30
Report of 1941 Shows, Mrs. Ralph E. Ricker --------------------- 33
Notes from Midwest Breeders --------------------------------------- 50
Beardless in Shreveport, Geddes Douglas ------------------------- 55
Iris Ratings Re-examined, Elmer A. Claar ------------------------- 57
Our Members Write:
Field Mice and Iris, E. Horne Craigie -------------------------- 66
The Lady Comments, Mary F. Tharp --------------------------- 68
#85
APRIL, 1942
Editor's Bulletin Board ------------------------------------------------- 1
Unofficial Iris Symposium, Kenneth D. Smith ---------------------- 3
Policy Awards, 1942 -------------------------------------------------- 17
Comments on Awards Policy, Jesse E. Wills ---------------------- 23
Iris from "Down Under," T. Wood ---------------------------------- 26
Too Many Good Iris? John Dolman, Jr. ---------------------------- 29
Plant Breeding and Hans P. Sass, by David F. Hall --------------- 33
Our Members Write:
Iris Family Trees, Geddes Douglas ----------------------------- 41
Inheritance Charts:
PRAIRIE SUNSET ----------------------------------------------- 42
RUTH POLLOCK ------------------------------------------------ 43
ELSA SASS ------------------------------------------------------- 44
Further Progress in Oncobreds, Clare'nce G. White ------------- 46
Pollen on One Stigma Suffices, Clifford W. Benson ------------- 48
Iris Introductions, 1941, Mrs. E. A. S. Peckham ------------------ 50
Membership List ------------------------------------------------------ 57
#86
JULY, 1942
SUPPLEMENT TO IRIS CHECK LIST 1939
Listing registrations, introductions, corrections, and additional varieta1 data from autumn 1939 to
January 1942.
Compiled by
ETHEL A. S. PECKHAM, Editor, Iris Check List 1939
Assisted by
CHAS. E. F. GERSDORFF, Registrar
#87
OCTOBER, 1942
Editor's Bulletin Board -------------------------------------A. I. S. Awards, 1942 ---------------------------------------New Directors and Officers --------------------------------Iris Ratings, 1942 -------------------------------------------Comments on Varieties -------------------------------------My Perfect Iris, Dr. Franklin Cook -----------------------Origin of Modern White Iris, Geddes Douglas ----------Two New York Gardens, Louise Blake ------------------Iris Personalities, 1942, Thura Truax Hires _________
Origin of Cultivated Bulbous Iris, J an de Grooff -------The Season at Roanoke, Lucile R. Steedman ________
Wanted, Better White Iris, 'Stedman Buttrick
Our Members Write:
More Iris Family Trees, Geddes Douglas--------------SNOW FLURRY----------------------------------------OLD PARCHMENT------------------------------------YELLOW JEWEL --------------------------------------Diet for Rodents, William F. Cahoon
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#88
JANUARY, 1943
Editor's Bulletin Board ------------------------------------- ----------- 1
Report of the President, William J. McKee -------------- ----------- 3
Report of the Treasurer., Junius P. Fishburn ------------- ----------- 5
Report of the Secretary, Howard R. Watkins ------------ --------- 10
Report, Slides Committee, Mrs. P. E. Corey------------- --------- 11
Reports of Regional Vice-Presidents --------------------- --------- 12
Report of 1942 Shows, Mrs. Ralph E. Ricker ------ --------- 34
Hibernating Iris, Thura Truax Hires ---------------------- --------- 43
Illinois Bloomings, Amanda Hahn ------------------------ --------- 47
Re-blooming Iris, Hinda Teague Hill ______________ --------- 49
Comments from England, N. Leslie Cave----------- --------- 51
Other Interests in Iris Gardens, S. F. Hamblin ----------- --------- 56
Evolution of Yellow Plicatas, Robert Schreiner___ ---- --------- 58
Variety Comments, Geddes Douglas --------------------- --------- 62
Our Members Write:
Letter to John Dolman, Jr., F. M. Danks --------------- --------- 64
From Missouri, J. Marion ShulL ------------------------ --------- 65
Charm in an Iris, E. B. CappeZZer --------------------- --------- 67
Stem Propagation Y Hinda Teague HilL--------------- --------- 69
#89
APRIL, 1943
Editor's Bulletin Board ------------------------------------------------- 1
Unofficial Iris Symposium, Kenneth D. Smith __________ ------ 3
Three New Medals Awarded ----------------------------------- ---- 11
Older Iris I would Buy Again, Jesse Wills
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Single Stigma Pollination, J. C. Nicholls ---------------------- ---- 19
A Famed Carolina Garden, P. W. Cassebeer ___________ ---- 21
Iris Hall of Fame, 1943 ----------------------------------- ----------- 26
Policy of Awards, 1943 m ---------------------- -------- ----------- 28
Our Members Write:
Iris Family Trees, Geddes Douglas --------------------- --------- 30
MING YELLOW- _________ __ -------------------- --------- 31
RED GLEAM ------------------------------------------- --------- 32
CHRISTABEL --- --- ----------------------------------- --------- 33
Support of Present Rating System, C. U. Bear ______ --------- 34
Report of the Registrar, C. E. F. Gersdorff ---------- - 38
Registration and Approvals for 1942 ----- _ ____ 39
#90
JULY, 1943
Editor's Bulletin Board ------------------------------------------------- 1
A. I. S. Awards, 1943 --------------------------------------------------- 3
Nashville's Iris Season, Jesse E. Wills -------------------------------- 6
New England Iris, William J. McKee ------------------------------ 12
Impressions, 1943, Junius P. Fishburn ----------------------------- 15
Survey, No. California, Mrs. G. G. Pollock ------------------------ 31
Gossip from North Carolina, Frederic M. Hanes ------------------ 37
Pacific Northwest Varieties, R. M. Coo1ey ------------------------ 40
California Iris at Home, Lena Lothrop ----------------------------- 47
In and about Chicago. Orville W. Fay ------------------------------ 54
Iris in Three Regions, Harold Johnson ----------------------------- 57
Roanoke Gardens, Lucile B. Steedman ----------------------------- 61
Notes on Iris Travel, Jesse E. Wills --------------------------------- 70
Utah Bloomings, Tell Muhlestein ----------------------------------- 76
Midwest View of Coast Iris, L. A. Gaulter ------------------------ 79
Our Members Write:
Seasonal Observations, C. G. White ---------------------------- 84
Iris in War Effort, K. D. Smith ---------------------------------- 85
"Grafting" Iris, P. E. Schneider ---------------------------------- 86
Florentina Seedlings, Geddes Douglas ------------------------- 87
New Iris Seen in 1943, Mrs. Thomas Nesmith -------------------- 88
#91
OCTOBBR, 1943
Editor's Bulletin Board ------------------------------------------------- 1
Louisiana Iris, Caroline Dorman
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Rare Native Iris, Minnie Colquitt
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Why the Spurias? Eric E. Nies
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Our Choice of Siberians, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Kellogg16
Seen in Midwest Gardens, Agnes Whiting
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Iris in England, N. Leslie Cave
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How Red Can We Get Iris' E. G. Lapham
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Adios: A Late Drift, Louise Blake ------------------------- -------- 38
Tools, Soil, Pests, Etc., David p. Hall --------------------- -------- 40
Iris Ratings, 1943 ----- ----------------------------------- ----------- 44
Our Members Write:
Southern California Replies, Lena Lothrop
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Iris Highlights of 1943, Mrs. F. H. Clutton ___ -- ------------ 48
Comments on Varieties --- ------------------------------------------- 52
#92
FEBRUARY, 1944
Editor's Bulletin Board ------------------------------------------------- 1
Report of the President, Jesse E. Wills ------------------------------- 3
Report of the Secretary, Howard R. Watkins ------------------------ 5
Report of Exhibition Committee, Mrs. R. E. Ricker ---------------- 6
Report of the Treasurer, E. G. Lapham ------------------------------- 7
Reports of Regional Vice-Presidents --------------------------------- 9
Unusual Iris in Southern California, J. N. Giridlian -------------- 30
Thoughts of Amateur Hybridizer, Frederic M. Hanes ------------ 32
The Naming of Iris, N. Leslie Cave --------------------------------- 34
Prelude to Pink, Geddes Douglas ----------------------------------- 38
Our Members Write:
Whither Are We Bound? R. J. Comstock --------------------- 49
Late Transplanting of Seedlings, T. N. Webb
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A Criticism, C. Edgar Bedwell
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An Invitation from England, H. J. Randall
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Report of Registrar, C. E. P. Gersdorff
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Election of Officers, 1944 -------------------------------- ----------- 74
#93
MAY, 1944
Editor's Bulletin Board ------------------------------------------------- 1
Meet the American Iris Society --------------------------------------- 3
The Iris Family, Geddes Douglas ------------------------------------- 7
On Purchasing Iris, Jesse Wills -------------------------------------- 19
Points on Iris Culture, F. W. Cassebeer ---------------------------- 32
Iris Hybridizing, Kenneth. D. Smith -------------------------------- 42
Iris Color Combinations, Mrs. Silas B. Waters -------------------- 49
Beardless Iris for Our Gardens, Mrs. Thomas Nesmith ---------- 53
Unofficial Iris Symposium, Kenneth D. Smith -------------------- 59
Changes in Awards for 1945, Junius P. Fishburn ----------------- 68
Dykes Medal Winners, 1927-1945 --------------------------------- 70
A. L S. Awards, 1938-1943 ------------------------------------------ 72
Medal Winners, 1944 ------------------------------------------------- 80
#94
AUGUST, 1944
Editor's Bulletin Board-------------------------------- ------------------ 1
A. I. S. Awards, 1944 -------------------------------------------------- 3
Iris Travels, 1944, Jesse E. Wills ------------------------------------- 5
New England Iris Season, Stedman Buttrick ---------- ----------- 13
More New England Gardens, Wi1liam J. McKee ----- ----------- 21
Nashville Observations, Mrs. Thomas Nesmith ____ ----------- 26
Iris Notes, Sweet and Sour, Frederic M. Hanes ------- ----------- 32
What's New in So. California, Mrs. Lena Lothrop ---- ----------- 36
Roanoke Re-visited, John Dolman, Jr. ----------------------------- 41
Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, J. Marion Shull __ ----------- 53
Midwest Iris Season, Ralph M. Schroeder ------------- ----------- 59
Iris in England, 1944, N. Leslie Cave ___________ ----------- 65
Honor to Prof. Sidney Mitchell -------------------------- ----------- 68
#95
NOVEMBER, 1944
Editor's Bulletin Board ------------------------------------------------- 1
Let's Grow Up, Robert E. Allen..-------------------------------------- 3
Dwarf Iris, H. M. Hill--------------------------------------------------- 8
Iris Ratings, 1944 ----------------------------------------------------- 13
The Mohr Iris, Robert Schreiner ------------------------------------ 15
Iris Lady Mohr, Sydney B. Mitchell -------------------------------- 21
"Hall of Fame," 1944, Kenneth D. Smith -------------------------- 24
Roanoke Gardens, Lucile R. Stedman ------------------------------ 29
Chromosome Numbers, L. F. Randolph. --------------------------- 37
Variety Comments ---------------------------------------------------- 46
#96
FEBRUARY, 1945
Editor's Bulletin Board ----------------- -------------------------------- 1
Report of the President, Jesse B. Wills ------------------------------- 2
Report of Directors' Meeting ------------------------------------------ 7
Report of the Treasurer, B. G. Lapham ------------------------------ 8
Recipients of Distinguished Service Medals
Clarence P. Connell -------- -------------------------------------- 10
J. Marion Shull ----- ----------------------------------------------- 11
Recipients of Hybridizing Medals
Rudolph E. Kleinsorge ------------------------------------------- 12
David F. Hall ------------------------------------------------------ 14
Henry L. Grant----------------------------------------------------- 11
Reports of Regional Vice Presidents-------------------------------- 18
Report of Exhibition Committee ------------------------------------ 38
Performances, Deep Southwest-------------------------------------- 42
Iris Review, 1942 and 1944, C. E, F. Gersdorff
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Early Spring Care, F. W. Casebeer
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Why Not Move Up the Awards? David Platt -------------- 53
Observations, T. R. Manley and H. E. Harned
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Our Members Write:
Insuring More "Takes," Edward Watkins ---------------------- 62
In Defense of Iris Names, Mary F. Tharp --------------------- 63
Iris at Christmas, Fred B. Taylor ------------------------------- 63
Corrections about Dwarf Iris, C. E. F. Gersdorff -------------- 64
More on Mohr Iris, C. E. F. Gersdorff -------------------------- 65
Membership List ----------------------------------------------------- 66
#97
MAY, 1945
Editor's Bulletin Board ------------------------------------------------- 1
Judges' Symposium, 1945, Kenneth D. Smith ----------------------- 3
Cycle of Iris Borer, Charles U. Bear ---------------------------------- 9
Botrytis convoluta, Dr. Louise Dosdall----------------------------- 11
Bearded Iris in Argentina, Ruth Hawtrey -------------------------- 16
Reblooming Iris, H. M. Hill ----------------------------- ----------- 21
Diploid to Tetraploid, Robert Schreiner ---------------- ----------- 25
Consider the Blues, Mary F. Tharp -------------------------------- 31
Embryo Seed Culture, Dr. L. F. Randolph _______ ----------- 33
Our Members Write:
Experiments with Seed Germination, C. G. White ---------- 46
News from Italy, Mrs. H. E. Montgomery
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Proposed New Awards Calendar, C. G. White 47
Registrations ---------------------------------------------------------- 48
#98
AUGUST, 1945
Editor's Bulletin Board ------- ---------------------- ------- ---------- 1
List of 1945 Awards ----- ---------------------------------------------- 3
Iris Recollections, 1945, Jesse E. Wills ......................... 6
Iris Visits, Geddes Douglas ------------------------------------------ 15
Breeding for Spacing and Substance, Elias Nelson --------------- 23
Reports on So. California, Archie MacLean and Lena Lothrop 25
Growing Spurias, Eric E. Nies -------------- ------------------------ 33
The Man Behind Elmohr --------------------------------------------- 35
Peregrinations of a Fancier, J. P. Fishburn ------------------------- 37
Notes on Two Gardens, John Dolman, Jr. _ 48
Iris at Ingersoll, Ont., F. C. Biehl ----------------------------------- 53
A Visit to Three Oaks, J. Marion Shull ----------------------------- 56
New England Gardens, W. J. McKee -- ---------------------------- 59
Kansas and Missouri Gardens, D. R. Kinish ----------------------- 68
Northern California Season, H. I. Johnson -- ---------------------- 72
Iris Memoranda, G1ty Rogers --------------------------------------- 75
Iris of Cedric Morris, N. Leslie Cave -0 ---------------------------- 78
Visit to Rene Cayeux, Clifford W. Benson - ---------------------- 82
Our Members Write:
American Iris in England, N. Leslie Cave------------- -------- 85
Growing Conditions in Yakima Valley, Elias Nelson ------- 87
Vetoes Limiting Introductions, Katharine Clifford -- -------- 88
Okehs Limiting Introductions, David R. Kinish ---- -------- 89
Size No Measure of Beauty, Eric E. Nies ------------- -------- 90
Two or Twenty Species? A. W. Mackenzie----------- -------- 91
#99
NOVEMBBR, 1945
Editor 's Bulletin Board------------------------------------------------- 1
After Three Years, Dr. Franklin Cook -------------------------------- 3
Officers Re-elected------------------------------------------------------ 9
Mystery of Soft Rot, Jesse E. Wills --------------------------------- 10
Propagation of Louisiana Iris, Ira S. Nelson ---------------------- 14
Iris in Weather Gone Awry, Ralph M. Schroeder ----------------- 21
Presby Memorial Garden, C. H. Caldwell ------------------------ 25
Review of the Season, Mrs. Ralph E. Ricker ---------------------- 28
Lesser Known Iris, Dr. George M. Reed --------------------------- 37
Iris Through the War in Italy, Countess Senni--------------------- 48
Iris Genetics, A. H. Sturtevant and L. F. Randolph -------------- 52
Iris Ratings, 1945 ----------------------------------------------------- 66
Comments on Varieties ----------------------------------------------- 70
Our Members Write:
Favors Test Gardens, Dr. Lews Clevenger -------------------- 92
#100
JANUARY, 1946
R. S. STURTEVANT, Editor
GEDDES DOUGLAS, Associate Editor
Foreword, R. S. Sturtevant --------------------------------------------- 1
Calling All Members --------------------------------------------------- 3
The Traditional Approach ..................................... ....... ------------ 5
English Reminiscences, Robert W. Wallace, V. M. H ------------- 5
An American Slant ........................................................ ---------- 14
The Work of The Society ................................... , ----------------- 16
President's Report 1929, John C. Wister --------------------------- 17
News to An English Friend From Junius Fishburn --------------- 20
Report of the Slides Committee, Miriam E. Corey, Chairman -- 32
1945 Reports, Jesse E. Wills, Pres ---------------------------------- 33
Report of the Secretary, Howard R. Watkins ---------------------- 35
Report of the Treasurer, E. G. Lapham ----------------------------- 37
Reports From the Regional Vice-Presidents ----------------------- 38
1946 Iris Shows, Mrs. Ralph E. Ricker, Chairman --------------- 41
Report of the Scientific Committee, L. F. Randolph-------------- 44
Planning and Planting An Iris Border, Olive Murrell ------------- 46
Cultural Notes on Species ............................................. ---------- 52
The Family Tree-Iris For West -------------------------------------- 63
Species.......................................... ................................ ---------- 70
Iris--Fleur De Luce, W. H. W. Bliss -------------------------------- 74
Questionnaire --------------------------------------------------------- 75
#101 April, 1946
In Memoriam. Jacob Sass
Foreword
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Sherman L. Duffy
His Work with Irises, Thura Traux Hires
Agnes Whiting
Sherman L. Duffy
List of Introductions
MEDALS, 1945. Mrs. Louise Blake, Harvey Hobson
Paul Cook, Mary Williamson
E. Greig Lapham, Franklin Cook
Amoena Breeding Experiments, Jesse Wills
Amoenas and Near-Amoenas in the Early Years
New England-A preview of the Annual Meeting,
Mrs. Thomas Nesmith
Forward Looking Region 6, Mrs. Silas B. Waters
Washington State Iris Society-Proposed Program,
Alexander Maxwell--------------------------------------Canada-1945, W. J. Moffat
Iris, A Hobby for Men, John B. Wallace, Jr.
Lest We Forget ----------------------------------------------They Say! Mary Tharp -------------------------------------APPEAL for Kodachromes --------------------------------IN THE GARDEN -------- -------------------------------- -VARIETAL COMMENTS --------------------------------Membership List. Changes from Feb. 1945-Feb. 1946
Lea Iris des Jardins, M. P. Lavenir
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July, 1946
LOUISIANA IRISES
Cajan Country, Geddes Douglas
The Mary Swords Debaillon Louisiana Iris Society,
Katherine Cornay --------------------------------------Abbeville's Giant Irises, Ira S. Nelson _____________
What is Iris fulva? Clair A. Brown
The Irises of the Abbeville, La., Region, Percy Viosca, Jr.Iris in Shreveport, Minnie Colquitt
The Influence of Sass Irises, Family Trees, Agnes WhitingTest Gardens, John C. Wister ____________________
New England and The Annual Meeting, Mrs. Irma PoUoc1cFlower Arrangements, Mrs. Lucille Steedman and
Mrs. Maslin Davis
Seedling Comments as received before May 28th.
Varietal Comments as received before May 28th.
SCIENCE-General Genetics Program, Dr. L. F. Randolph,
Chairman
Also Notes on Rot, pollination, germination, response
to length of day
" As to Selling Pedigreed Seed," E. O. James
Ask Me Another. . . The Questionnaire
Our Members Write. About Test Gardens, Plant Buyers'
Index, "Obsolete", Species Notes
In Memoriam
In the Garden..
--REGISTRATIONS, 1945, Charles E.F'. Gersdorff and
Minnie Colquitt
Members Attending the 1946 Meeting
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FROM EAST TO WEST
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1946 Awards ------------------------------------------------Questionnaire Summaries, L. F. Randolph ------------- 5
"After the Ball Was Over," Mrs. Otto Steutzel ---------From Virginia to New Hampshire, John Dolman, Jr. -Family Tree. Helen McGregor-Lady Boscawan, Geddes
Douglas ---------------------------------------------------Region 6 Meeting, Mrs. Silas B. Waters ----------------Kansas and Missouri Gardens, David Kinnish, Dr. Lewis
Clevenger, Dr. H. W. Schirmer
California, Mrs. Lena Lothrop -- -------------------------Mrs. Otto Steutzel --- __ ___ --------------------------Tell M uhlenstein -----------------------------------------Strange Bed-Fellows of the Check List and Classification,
Robert E. Allen ------------------------- -----------------Mr. "Harry" J. Randall ----------------------- -------------ARRANGEMENT CONTEST, Mrs. George Steedman 59
Varietal Comments-----------------------------------------In the Garden, Mrs. Corey and Others ------------------Species Notes, Louisiana, William Mohr, etc. ----------Our Members Write. "Intermediate," from Region 6
Questionnaire, Numbered Seedling Publicity.
Presby Memorial Garden, Pests, Fading,
This and That
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#104
January, 1947
Foreword ----- ------------1946 Symposium and Comments, Kenneth D. Smith
1946 Ratings _------12
ANNUAL MEETING, 1947___
1946 Reports. -PRESIDENT, Jesse Wills
SECRETARY, Howard Watkins
TREASURER, E. Greig Lapham
Regional Vice Presidents, Regions 3, 4, 7, 10, 11,
14, 16 and 17 (See No. 103 for 6 and 15)_
SLIDES COMMITTEE, Mrs. Miriam E. Corey.
EXHIDITIONS COMMITTEE, Mrs. Ralph E. Ricker36
PUBLIC PLANTINGS, Oklahoma-Montreal
AN AMERICAN VISIT, H. J. Randall
FALL BLOOMING IRIS: A NEW STRAIN, Geddes Douglas
[Reblooming Iris]
FAMILY TREE, IRIS MIOBELLE, Geddes Douglas__
OUR MEMBERS WRITE, RE-IB. "Plicks [plicatas]"
Vox PoP ON KODACHROMES. GUEST ETHICS.
GARDEN IRIS
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IN THE GARDEN, Mrs. Virginia Clutton
VARIETAL AND SEEDLING COMMENTS ----------SPECIES NOTES, The Longipetala Group, I. Versicolor,
CALIFORNIA SPECIES
SCIENCE SERIES, ASK ME ANOTHER, SCORCH-91
To READ OR NOT TO READ __________________
PUBLICITY FOR THE AIS-YOUR OPPORTUNITY94
IN MEMORIAM, HOWARD EVARTS WEED
PRIZES ARRANGEMENT CONTEST ____________
By -LAWS OF THE AMERICAN IRIS SOCIETY_
1946 REGISTRATIONS, Chas. E. F. Gersdoff,.
Minnie Colquitt
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#105
April, 1947
IN MEMORIAM-HENRY LEE GRANT
Henry Lee Grant, 1894-1946 Elizabeth Nesmith ............
Grant Iris as I Grow Them, Elizabeth Nesmith ----------Meet Our New Officers:
Dr. . Franklin. Cook, President ------------------------Dr. Robert J. Graves, Vice President ---- ------------Chicago Bound, Ralph Schroeder, Virginia F. Clutton 9
American Irises in England, Harry J. Randall-----------California Species, Lena Lothrop
Swing Back to the Blues, Jesse Wills ---------------------Family Tree-Iris CAHOKIA, Geddes Douglas ..............
Genetics Program. 1946 Report, 1947 Program,
The Scientiftc Committee
Wisley Memories, William Miles ...................................
Bacterial Leaf Blight, W. H. Burkholder -----------------Disease Resistance, Geddes Douglas .............................
The Use of DDT in the Control of Iris Borer, Lowry-Fraim
"Scorch," Robert E. Allen, Eleanor Hull
Mutation, H. R. Nasmith -------------------------------Classification. Dwarfs, Walter Welch. IB,
Chas. E. F. Gersdorff, etc. -----------------------------Growth Questionnaire Report, R. 8. 8turtevant----------SPECIES. I. imbricata, Paul Cook, and others -------- 79
Color Photography, Percy I. Merry . ---- --------------- 81
OUR MEMBERS WRITE. Guest Ethics, Plicata, This and That
Member Group&-Local: Dallas, Texas, Southern California,
Canada ___________ ---------------------------------Varietal Comments _____ ---------------------------------PUBLICITY, Ideas, Result&.. ___________ _______
Cayeux Introductions and Parentages, Rene Cayeux_ --Minutes of the Directors' Meeting--................................
Daylily Check List- ---------------------------- ------------Membership List, Additions to January, 1947 ------ 110
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PLICATA NUMBER
Foreword -1
Medalists—
Jesse E. Wills -----3
Kenneth D. Smith -------4
Plicata or Feathered
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Sydney B. Mitchell -13
Robert Schreiner----------------------------------------21
Agnes Whiting ------------------------------------------26
Family Tree Banded Beauty
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K. D. Smith
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Angus Wilson and others
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The Annual Meeting 1947, Sam Y. Caldwell.
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Texas and Louisiana, Geddes Douglas
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Southern California Trek, Carl Taylor50
Southern United States Irises, Species and Hybrids, Geo. M. Reed 52
SPECIESI. atrofusca, Tuviah Kushnir
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I. gracilipes BLUE ROSE, I. Verna
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Member Groups, Kent, England; Seattle, Wash.
Regions 6, 7, 18
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Our Members Write, Ratings, Registrations, Classification95
On Judges' and Judging, J. Marion Shull
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The Green Light, Mary Tharp ----------------------------112
In the Garden, Mrs. Leo F. Reynolds, Tennessee -------116
Varietal Comments, Wm. Mohr Seedlings --------------118
"Pineappling" .................................................................
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In Memoriam, Ruth Marsailis Dormon
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Nashville 1948 Trials _ ------------------------------------124
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#107
October, 1947
IRIS RAMBLINGS
Foreword ................................................................. 1
American Irises in England, Gwendolyn Anley
From the Kent Group, England-----------------------------Three Oaks, Three Buds and Three Points North,
John Dolman, Jr., Pa
California Comments:
Harold I. Johnson, Atherton
George Wedgewood, Brentwood
Willard I. Pankost, Sacramento
Mid-western Notes:
In Kansas, Missouri and Ilinois, David R. Kinuh, O.S.B
Colorado Comments, Mrs. F. E. Winegar, Denver
Among the Earlies, Melvin G. Geiser, Kansas
Ohio, New England, Don Waters
Illinois and Indiana, George Zink and Geo. Buneaux_
. This and That from Idaho, Mary F. Tharp
New England, Harold W. Knowlton, Mass. --Varietal Comments, Mrs. P. E. Corey, Mass.
Seedling Comments Chromosome Number and Classification of Bearded Iris,
L. F. RandolphRegional Performance Ratings, The Scientific Committee
Fertility Records, John Dolman, Jr. _
Ancient Symbolism, Ralph C. Erskine, N. C.
Species in Oklahoma, Eleanor Hill
Embryo Seed Culture, Jeanne M. Perrigo
Progress in Pink, Geddes Douglas
Fami1y Tree, Iris Cherie
Our Members Write:
Intermediate Comment, Iris Missouriensis, On Marking Iris,
Greetings from Tasmania, Double Iris, Plug for " Plicks, "
Guest Ethics -Lines of Advice, Mrs. F. Lee Martin
In the Garden ------------------------------------------------Contest in Arrangements, Winners and Prizes. Announced
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January, 1948
IN MEMORIAM - - - GRACE STURTEVANT
Foreword Grace Sturtevant --------------------------------------------Judges' Symposium, 1947, Kenneth Smith__ -----------Pacific Coasting in Iris Time, Sydney B. Mitchell
"By Their Fruits. . .", Caroline Dormon
New Worlds to Conquer, T. C. Russell
Regional Performance Ratings, Part II,
The Scientific Committee
Bouquets and Brickbats, N. Leslie Cave
President's Report, Dr. Franklin Cook
Regional Vice-Presidents' Reports -----------------------Random Thoughts of a Beginner, W. F. Scott, Jr.
Varietal Comments
Species Notes: Iris Nada, Species Exchange
In Memoriam: Florence Fisk White, Edgar P. Arceneaux
Walla Walla Becomes Iris City ---------------------------In the Garden: Mrs. Sidney Smith, Mrs. James Boyd
Our Members Write: Crossing, Ratings, Japanese Iris, Dykes
Medalists, Iris Donations, Reticulations
1948 Arrangement Contest--------------------------------Cash for Kodachromes ------------------------------------Announcement, Annual Meeting, 1948
Registrations, 1947, Charles E. F. Gersdorff, Mrs. Walter
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Classification--- membership List
Revised Classification of the Bearded Iris,
L. F. Randolph..
Irising Between the Rain-Drops, Charles E. F. Gersdorff. ..
Season in Region 8, Robert Schreiner. . . . ..
An Experimental Study of Iris Ratings, E. L. Clark. .
Medal for Distinguished Service Given Howard R. Watkins
Agnes Whiting Awarded AIS Medal for Hybridizing. . . . . ..
The Sky Is the Limit, Harry R. O'Brien. .. ...
Iris-Deep in the Heart of Texas, Carl O. Schirmer.
Iris Shows in 1947, Mrs. Ralph E. Ricker. . . . . . . . . ..
Minutes of the Directors' Meeting ............
Indoor Irises, Sam Y. Caldwell .................
Genetics Program for 1948, L. F. Randolph..
"The Iris" Gets Warm Reception ..............
Beardless and Species Iris Committee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Iris Needed for White House Garden, F. Gordon Willis..
Arrangement Contest Prizes .....................
Questions and Answers .............................
Our Members Write """"""""""""""""'" ....
Gardens Open to the Public ......................
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1948Awards ..............................................
Annual Meeting, Sam Y.Caldwell .............
Nashville Notes, W.F.Scott,]r ...................
Grand Finale, E. GreigLapham .................
Post-Season Meditations, Jesse Wills. . . . . . . ..
Iris Ramblings in 1948, Richard Goodman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
A Spring Iris Festival, David R. Kinish, O. S. Boo. . .. . . . ..
Iris Interest Grows in Canada, Mrs. Harry Bickle. . . .. . . . ..
A Critical Evaluation of Older Irises, Lila McCombs. .. . . ..
Louisiana Hayride, Sam Y. Caldwell. .. . . .. . . . ...
Bayou Babble, Mrs. Ray J. Cornay...........
The Iris Yearbook, 1947, R. S. Sturtevant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Iris Odyssey, Geddes Douglas ..................
The Rainbow of San Fernando, G. H. Murray
Parade of Veterans, R. J. Comstock ..........
Varietal Notes on Red Irises, Elias Nelson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Varietal Comments, Clifford W. Benson. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . ...
Try Japanese Iris, Mrs. J. F. Emigholz .... .
In Memoriam-Kate Lancaster Brewster, Ilse Clason Smith
Minutes of the Directors' Meeting ............
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Presby Memorial Garden
The Presby Memorial Garden, Iohn C. Wister
1948 Season in the Southwest, Harry Thomas
Spartanburg to South Paris, Harold W. Knowlton. . . . . .. ...
The Season in Region 12, Tell Muhlestein. .. . ... . . . . . .. ...
Bulletin Arrangement Contest, Mrs. William T. Wood.. .. ..
Iris Bursitis, Iris Neuritis, John Dolman, Ir.. . . . . .. . . . .. ..
The Season in California, Sydney B. Mitchell. . . . . . . . .. .. ..
Renewed Interest in Region 4, Dr. I. W. Palmer. . . . .. . ..
The Regional Vice-Presidency, Dr. Franklin Cook...
Winter-Blooming Iris, Caroline Dorman. .. . . . . . . .. . .. . . . ..
Regional Performance and Merit Ratings, Preliminary
Report for I948, L. F. Randolph ...........
The Roof lris, Sam Y. Caldwell .................
Chromosome Behavior in an Iris Hybrid, Katherine
Heinig and L. F. Randolph ...................
In Memoriam, Mrs.W. E. Tobie ...............
Two Tramps Abroad at Iris Time, Dr. Lewis Clevenger
1948 Iris Shows, Mrs. Ralph E. Ricker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
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Symposium---Regional News
Judges' Symposium of 1948......................
News from a New Region, Nina N. Winegar
Active Season in Region I, Harold W. Knowlton
Iris in the Northwest, Dr. Matthew C. Riddle
Westward Ho! ...........................................
The Amazing Region 18, Carl O. Schirmer
Iris Observations in Illinois, Ray J. Belsley
Onward with Louisiana Irises, Caroline Dorman. . . . . . . . ..
Comments from Region 6, Mrs. Silas B. Waters
Southern California Reports, Mrs. Otto Stuetsel. . . . . . . . ..
Impressions-1948 Iris Season, Harold 1. Johnson
Spring in South Carolina, Ruth Sara Routh. . . . . . . . . . . . ..
1948 Iris Shows, Mrs. Ralph E. Ricker.
In Memoriam- Marion Shrill, Ferdinand Cayeux,
L. Merton Gage, J. D. Long .................
Regional Performance Ratings, Dr. L. F. Randolph
Beardless and Species Iris Committee Report,
Sydney B. Mitchell ............. .................
Busy Year in Region 11, Mrs. Sidney W. Smith
Robins' Roost ............................................
President's Report, Dr. Franklin Cook......
Secretary's Report, Geddes Douglas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Treasurer's Report, E. Greig Lapham ...... .
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Jewels of Spring, Melvin G. Geiser. . . .. . ..
Control of Iris Borer and Leaf Spot, Dr. L. F. Randolph..
Canadians Hold Meeting, Mrs. Harry Bickle
What Is the Correct Culture for Bearded Irises?
]eanStevens ...........................................
Vacation in Iris Land, Prof. and Mrs. Frank H. Banyard..
A Novice Visits the Giants, Dr. Philip G. Corliss. . . . . . . . ..
Iris in Region 14, George W. Wedgewood33
Iris Calendar in Central California, Mrs. A. E. Morrison. ...
1948 Regional Performance Ratings, Dr. L. F. Randolph..
Analysis of 1948 Experimental Ratings, Dr. E. L. Clark. . ..
Iris Popularity Pattern, Robert E. Allen. . . . . ... . . . . ., . ..
Iris Japonica and its Hybrids, ]. N. Giridlian.. . . . . . . . . ..
Some Can Take It!, Caroline Dormon. .. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . ..
Debaillon Award Authorized .....................
Make Your Ga,rden Pictures Look Sharp!, Sam Caldwell..
GardenVisits-RegionaIMeetings................
Registration Fee Adopted...........................
1949ArrangementContest ..........................
Our Members Write ...................................
Directors' Meeting ......................................
Report of the Registrar, Charles E. F. Gersdorff and
Mrs. Walter Colquitt .............................
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July, 1949
We'll Remember Portland, W. F. Scott, Jr3
A Half Century with Irises, Sydney B. Mitchell
Iris that Grow from Bulbs, Jan de Graaff22
A Good Season in Texas and Oklahoma, Harry Thomas... .
Meeting in Memphis, Geddes Douglas ....
Iris Society of New Jersey, Mrs. John W. Hunt. .. . . . . .. .. .
Iris from New Zealand, Robert Schreiner43
Iris Symposia, M. D. Naylor .................... .
Just Thinking It Over, W. F. Scott, Jr.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .
Good Companions, Mrs. Fred Clutton .... .
Iris Virus, Eva E. Faught ......................... .
The "Average Member," Charles I. Coldsmith
A New Race of Garden Irises, Ira S. Nelson... . . ,. .. .. .. .
Another Successful Show, Gladys Calhoun Chase
Hemerocallis and Oriental Poppies in the Iris Garden,
Mrs. Thomas Nesmith...........................
The Reticulata and Juno Sections, George L. Mac Alevy. . . .
Questions and Answers .............................
Our Members Write ..................................
Directors Meet at Portland ........................
Coast.ta-Coast Comments .........................
Culture of Iris in Vitro, A.. Orville Dahl, Robert
Schreiner, Gertrude S. Joachim ........ ...
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1949 Awards and Honors, Robert E. Allen.
New England in an Early Season, Harold W. Knowlton...
Iris Impressions-1949, Jesse E. Wills .......
In Region Eleven, Mrs. Sidney W. Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Show and Trek Feature Utah Season, Tell Muhlestein
All Over Region 18, W. F. Scott, Jr ..........
Southern California Gardens, Mrs. Otto Stuetzel
Forty-Nine East, John Dolman, Jr ............
A Grand Season in Region 6, Mrs. George D. Robinson
A "Gold Country" Garden, Lloyd Austin. . . . . . . ..
Unusual Iris Color, Roy W. Fielding .........
Arrangement Contest Winners ...... : ..........
Significant Variants in Louisiana Irises, Ira S. Nelson
New Dutch Irises, Sydney B. Mitchell ......
Our Members Write ..................................
The Iris and 1-1949, Mrs. George C. Steedman. . . . . . . ...
In Memoriam, Dr. Harry H. Everett, Elias Nelson, Frank
Albert Thole, Luke Norton ..................
Iris Shows in 1949, Mrs. Ralph E. Ricker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Iris Proving Ground in Detroit ...... ...........
Questions and Answers .............................
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January, 1950
The Hundred Favorite Irises of 1949, [Symposium]
Robert E. Allen. . .. ..............................
Cedarbrook Park Iris Garden, John C. Wister
1950 Annual Meeting................................
Coming Events Cast Their Shadows, Mrs. Leo F. Reynolds.
New Jersey and Southern New York, Charles H. Caldwell..
New Registration and Introduction Procedure. . . . . . .. . ...
1949 Regional Performance Ratings, L. F. Randolph. . . .. ..
Iris in Ontario Gardens, Mrs. Harry Bickle. . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Observations of an Idaho Irisarian, Mrs. Ed Conrad. .. . ...
Robins' Roost ............................................
Two Big "W's," Philip G. Corliss, M.D.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Tall Beardeds in Louisiana, Mrs. W. R. Mathews
Society's Directors Meet in Chicago. .. .. . . . . . . .. . .. . . . ...
Iris Time in the Rockies, Nina N. Winegar
In Memoriam, Hans Peter Sass, Thomas Nesmith,
ThomasA. Williams ................................
An AIS Favorite Writes a Book, Jesse E. Wills
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Iris Color Classification (1949 Revision), Robert E. Allen..
Notes on Color Classification ....................
1949 Symposium Varieties by Color .........
Sam Caldwell Joins CBS """"""""""""""" 16
Use of Pacific Coast Irises, Matthew C. Riddle. . . . . . . . ..
A Study in Appraisal, Elmer A. Claar .......
Charles E. F. Gersdorff Retires. .. .. . . . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. ...
The Future of Dwarf Irises, Walter Welch30
Dwarf Beardless Irises, Stephen F. Hamblen. . . . . . . . . . . ..
They're Fabulous, Philip G. Corliss. . .. . . .. .. . . .. . . . .. ...
Species Report from British Columbia, Kenneth M. McKee
Progress with the Louisianas, Sidney L Conger. . . . . . . . ..
Two Cultures for Louisiana Irises, Mrs. W. R. Mathews.. .
On Iris Names, Robert E.Allen ..................
By.Laws of the American Iris Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
In Memoriam, J. N. Bommerabach, Howard R. Glutzbeck .,
Our Members Write ..., .............................
Treasurer's Report, 1949 ............................
Report of the Registrar, 1949, Charles E. F. Gersdorff and
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June 10, 1950 ..........................................
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Louise Blake's Garden, Helen D. Moseley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
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Migration to Texas, Frances Hyland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Meeting at Lafayette, Alline Rogers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Pattison, Mrs. Otto Stuetzel, Roy W. Fielding. . . . . . . . . . ..
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In Search of a Blossom, Geddes Douglas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Consider the Virginicas, Caroline Dormon
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A Startling New "Break" in Louisiana Irises,
Herbert L. Dozier ....................................
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Propagation by Proliferation,- Eric Nies...
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The Seed Dormancy Problem, George R. Beach, Jr.
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First Year Bloom, Geddes Douglas ..........
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Dwarf Bearded Irises, Walter Welch.. . .. . . .. . . .. . . . ... . .
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Metamorphosis of the Butterfly, Philip G. Corliss, M.D.. . . .
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New Vistas for Breeders of Dwarf Iris, L. F. Randolph. .. . . .
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The Classification of Irises by Color Groups and Patterns. . . .
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AIS Statement of Investments ..................
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Pre-Season Report of the Registrar-Recorder 1950. . . . . . . . .
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October, 1950
Foreword ...................................................
1950 Annual Meeting, Guy Rogers
Super Juice, Super Folks, .Super Iris, W. F. Scott, Jr..
New Strain of Japanese Iris, Walter E. Buss
Iris Prone and Iris Progress, John Dolman, Jr...
Color Classification, Charles U. Bear, Robert E. Allen. . .
Awards...
Growing Iris in South Africa, Frieda J. Boshoff-Mostert .
The Lay of An Ancient Mariner, A. W. MacKenzie. .. .
Seven Garden Pictures ..............................
1947 Crosses, 1. F. Randolph, Paul Cook. . . . .. .
Region 1 Forms Garden Committee, Mrs. Thelma G. Barton. .
In Memoriam, Dr. Robert J. Graves . . . . .
Minutes, Directors Meeting. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
R. E. Kleinsorge Awarded Foster Memorial Plaque.
Regional Reports ..................................... ..
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Foreword ...................................................
Don't Miss This "Never Never Land" .......
1951 Annual Meeting.. . . .. .. .. . .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. .. . .. .. ..
Stops for Motorists, Dorothy Adams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Places of Interest, Marie Caillet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Bearded Iris in Shreveport, Mrs. Walter Colquitt
Louisiana Native Types, Joe Richard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oncocyclus, Regelia, etc., Lawrence Neel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Basic Work With the Mohr Hybrids, John J. OhI
Recent Developments in Oncocyclus, Tom Craig
Spraying Eliminates Iris Pests, Isabelle Henderson.. J.. . . .
Iris Favorites, Symposium Notes, M. W. Boesel
Notes on 1950 Awards, Harold W. Knowlton.
Contributions of Sir Michael Foster, L. F. Randolph. .. .. . .
Robin's Roost ............................................
Varietal Comments, H.J. Randall.. ........ ...
Attention Shutterbugs, Orville M. Baker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hybrid VS. Mutation, M. D. Naylor .........
Report from Region 13, Mrs. Albert Haase... . . . . . . . . . . . .
Urbana Idea. Mrs. V. R. Frederick. .. . . . . .. . .. .. . . . .
Our Members Write ..................................
Iris Show Circuit, Mrs. Fern Irving.. .. .. .. . .. . .. . .. .. .. .
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ANNUAL MEETING SHREVEPORT ....
Plenty to See, Caroline Dormon ...............
Once in a Lifetime, Geddes Douglas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Mohr Progress in 1950, John J. Ohl ........ ..
Tricks for Old and New Dogs, Geddes Douglas.. ... .
Critique of Progress, David F. Johnson. . . ... . . . . . .. . . .. .
Way Beyond the Hills of Idaho, Mrs. Ed Conrad. . . .. .. .. .
Who's Who ................................................
Membership Campaigns, W. F. Scott, Jr.44
Report Dwarf Iris Committee, Walter Welch
Report Scientific Committee, L. F. Randolph. . . . . .. . . . . .. .
Uncommon Irises for Pot Culture, Lawrence Nee!
A Hobby Has Gone to Pot, Harold R. Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Statement of Cash Receipts and Disbursements,
. CarlO. Schirmer ......................................
Hanover Exposition.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . .. . .. .. .. .. .
In Memoriam, Irving W. Fraim ................
Our Members Write ..................................
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List of Accredited Judges 1951.................
Species of the Genus Iris, A. C. Herrick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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July, 1951
Foreword ................................................... ......................
One Man Committee, H. O. Kelley, Mo. ..
AIS Holds Annual Convention, Douglas, Walter, Rogers,
Cook and Wills .......................................
Super Iris for a Dollar or Less, Dr. Franklin Cook, ill.. . ..
Gardener Extraordinary, Mrs. Paul Updegraff, Okla
Color and Your Garden, Isabelle Bowen Henderson, N.C
In Memoriam, Mrs. Silas B. Waters... .. ...
In Memoriam, Clara Howard Clevenger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
A Visit to Lafayette, Harold W. Knowlton, Mass
How Cheap Can a Good Iris Get? Lila McCombs, Calif
Varietal Comments, Mrs. J. J. Licini, Nevada
New Associate Registrar and Recorder. . . . . . . . . .. . . ...
Iris Evaluation, David F. Johnson, NJ ......
The Nutmeggers Organize, Mrs. Chas. 1. Stephenson, Conn.
Proliferations Observed, John L. Briggs, Mich.. . . . . . . . . . ..
Let's Find an Easier Way, Geo. R. Beach, Jr., ill
How to Plant an Iris ..................................
A New Race of Garden Irises, Caroline Dormon
In Memoriam, JohnA.Bnneaux ................
Among the Jnnos, Laurence W. Neel, England
List of Irises, E. Biesalski, Germany. . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . .. ..
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Registrations and Report for 1950, Robert E. Allen, W. Va.
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Foreword ..................................................
Awards 1951..., .........................................
New Check List Published ........................
From Aldan to Walden, John Dolman, Jr 8
Our Common Bond, Frieda Boshoff-Mostert
Proliferations Followed-up, John L. Briggs. . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Mulching Iris, Geddes Douglas """""""""""'"
Mr. Earl E. Evans, Walter Welch .............
Propagation of Iris Innominata Lee W. Lenz
Regional Reports ......................................
Varietal Comment. . . .. .. . .. .. .. . . .. . .. . .. .. .. .. .. .. ...
Report of Dwarf Iris Committee ...............
Cytology of Dwarf and Tall-Bearded Hybrids,
L. F. Randolph and Katherine Heinig. . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Three Kinds of White Bearded Iris, A. H. Sturtevant. . . . . ..
Notes on the Tangerine Beard, A. H. Sturtevant... . . . . . .
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January, 1952
Foreword ...................................................
The Twelfth Annual Symposium ..............
ThelOOFavoriteIrisesof1951 ....................
The 100 Favorite Irises of 1951 By Color. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
In Memoriam-Sydney B. Mitchell ............
Random Comments, Harry J. Randall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Meet Me in St. Louis, W. F. Scott, Jr .......
Our Judges Suggest, R. S. Sturtevant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
In Memoriam-Herbert L. Dozier, Sr .........
"Clancy" Lowers the Boom, Mrs. V. R. Frederick
Region Nine Celebrates! Jerry Donahue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
The Care and Feeding of Guest Irises, W. F. Scott, Jr... ...
The Dykes Memorial Medal .....................
Culture-Louisiana Native Irises, Claude W. Davis. . . . . . ..
Exhibition Certificate Awards_1951. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Canadian Display Garden, Mrs. Harry Bickle, Ont.. . . . . . ..
Garden Notes, Mrs. Harry Bickle, Ont .....
Region 17 Meeting, Willie 1. Birge, RVP, Texas. . . . . . . . ..
Robin's Roost ............................................
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In Memoriam-Eric E. Nies ....................... ,
Prof. Sydney Mitchell, Tom Craig ...........
Mohr.Mitchell lntroduc;;tions, Harold I. Johnson. . . . . . . . ..
Sydney B. Mitchell-An Appreciation, R. S. Sturtevant. . ..
Sydney B. Mitchell, Frances Clarke Sayers
Medals Awarded-Nies, Nesmith, Randolph. . . . . .. . . ... ..
Yellow Amoena or What, Jean Stevens. . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Return of the Slide Rule, Geddes Douglas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Hanover Exposition 1951, by Ernst Biesalski
Iris Stylosa, Mrs. T. B. Revell ..................
Iris Golden Nymph, Edith Hardin English. . . . . .. . . . . . . . ..
Popularity Ballot 1952, Harold W. Knowlton..
Additional Fifty, 1951 Symposium. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . ..
A Pursuit of Pineappling, Mrs. Victor Perini. . . . . . . ..
Growing Iris from Seed, John Pierce ........
Hints on Seed Planting, 1(. D. Smith. . . . .53
Notes from Region 7, Mrs. Leo Reynolds. ...,
Notes from Region 13, Mrs. Albert Haase. . . . . . . . . . ..
Canadian Comments, Uoyd Zurbrigg. . .. . . . . .
Minutes, Director's Meeting 1951. . . . . . . .. .............. 69
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Varietal Comments, Clifford Benson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 28
Wynnewood Okla. Gardens, Mrs. Paul Updegraff
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A Univ. of Alberta Report on Iris Varieties42
Minutes Meeting of Directors ......................
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Society for Spuria Iris Organized, Mrs. Ellen Wilkerson
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Nutmeggers New Project, 'Ruth A. Stephenson
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I Prefer This Method, Lila McCombs ..............................
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RHS Trial of Spuria Hybrids .......................
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Tricks of the Trade, Geddes Douglas ...... .:;
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New Idea in Trophies, Byron C. Jenkins .....
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Registrations for 1951,.. Mrs. Geo. D. Robinson, Registrar
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OCTOBER-1952
Foreword ............................................ .
Dr. Cook Lost on Lake Charlevoix ...........
AIS Awards, 1952 .....................................
Region 17 Meeting, Harold W. Knowlton..
The Indians Grew Irises, Jesse Wills ........
Symposium Sidelights, W. F. Scott, Jr.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
In Memoriam-John Dolman ......................
John Dolman-Irisarian, John C. Lyster .....
The Role of Foliosa, Frank Chowning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Doubleness in Bearded Iris, A. A. Samuelson
Bench Judging of Iris, Fern Irving ............
The Louisianas Can Take It, Caroline Dormon... . . . . . . . ..
Varieties Outstanding in Oregon, Bennett C. Jones
Eastern Hoosiers Celebrate, Forrest McCord
Iris Society Organized, Mrs. Leo Noirot ..
The Chicken and the Egg, Serlena Reynolds
"The Iris and its Culture" Reviewed by R. S. Sturtevant
and Frieda Boshoff-Mostert .................
Louise Blake Honored by Converse College. . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Regional Reports ......................................
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The President's Foreword, Harold W. Knowlton
The 1953 Membership Campaign, W. F. Scott, Jr
The Thirteenth Annual Symposium, Harold W. Knowlton..
Plans for 1953 Meeting .............................
The Culture of Iris in Japan, Tohichi Ito...
Fertilizers and Insecticides, Frank Cassel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Growing the Onco and Regelia Irises, Mrs. W. R. Frederick
Aril Iris Club Formed.. .. .. .. . .. .. ... .. .. .. . ..
Recollections of a Friend, J. E. Wills........
In Memoriam-Mrs. Harry Bickle, W. J. Moffat
Region One 'Report ...................................
The British Iris Society .............................
Random. Comment, Don Waters ..............
Southern California Court of Honor .........
Region Nine's Annual Blowout ................
Region Sixteen, CIS Annual Meeting .......
Minutes Directors Meeting .......................
Exhibition Report, Fern Irving ..................
Classification Committee Report, L. F. Randolph
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Annual Meeting 1953................................
Slides Appeal ................. : .........................
A Brief Introduction, H. E. Kettle, Ont.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Guest lris for I955 .....................................
Canadian Kaleidoscope, Lloyd Zurbrigg
Portrait of an Irisarian, Leslie Laking .......
The Spring Garden ....................................
Presby Memorial Garden, Mrs. F. P. Walther
Spuria Club Progresses .............................
North California Report, Mrs. Ruby Hill22
1952 Comments, Mrs. Walter Colquitt.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Guest Iris for 1954 ....................................
Louisville Organizes, Dr. Geo. Watson ....
Additional 50, 1952 Symposium. . .. . . .. .. .. .. . .. . . .. . .
"Intermediate" Invitation...........................
List of Accredited Judges.. .. .. .. .. .. .. . ... .. .
Report of the Registrar, 1952 ...................
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A South African Iris Farm, Eva E. Faught2
Breeding Yellow Amoenas, J. E. Wills ....
A Review of Garden Markers, Jay C. Ackerman
We Need Test.Gardens, John C. Wister ...
The Iris Garden, Charles H. Connors........
Iris Propagation in Canada, W. J. Moffat26
Camera and Equipment, Earl F. Beach .....
Items from Region 19 ...............................
AIS 1952 Statement ....................... _ ........
AIS Medals, List of, Harold Knowlton .... .
Awarded Iris, 1920-1952 Inclusive.......... .
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OCTOBER-1953
AIS Awards 1953 ......................................
Popularity Poll 1953............... ..................
Star Shine Honored ...................................
British Awards ..........................................
The Annual Meeting, Don Waters ............
Photographic Contest Winners ............... ..
In Search of the Natives, Marvin Black ... .
Charleston Gardens, Mrs. W. C. Landolina
Iris Names, John C. Wister .......................
Shoot Him Again, W. F. Scott ..................
In Memoriam, Mrs. Morgan Ketchum ......
Questions and Answers ........................:..:.
Membership Campaign Winners ..............
Region_l Reports.......................................
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JANUARY, 1954
Foreword
1954 Membership Contest. . . . .. ..
Botanical Classification, etc., L. F. Randolph
Major Groups Within Genus Iris, G.H.M. Lawrence
Confusion Confounded, Geddes Douglas
Storage of Iris Pollen, Lee Lenz
Dykes Medals Made Easy, W. F. Scott
California to New England, Marion R. Walker
Spuria Breeding Continues, Marion R. Walker
Varietal Comment, Ernest H. Jones
Canadian Meeting, Lloyd Zurbrigg.
Why Not Spread the Joy a Bit, William Miles
New Garden Books
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How to Organize An Iris Club, Mrs. Bert Brickell.
The Mole Nuisance, Geddes Douglas
New Tools for Old, Geddes Douglas
Exhibition Certificates Awarded 1953
Exhibition Committee Report, Fern Irving Chr.
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April, 1954
Seafarer (Buttrick '49) is a medium blue of fine form
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Editor's Foreword ...........................................................
President's Report.. ...,... ............ , ..................................
Judges Symposium of New Irises, Marion Walker . ..
AIS Medals Awarded .....................................................
Southern California Society Meets ................................
Chromosome Numbers in Iris, L. F. & Fannie R. Randolph
1954 Convention Plans Announced ...............................
Minutes Directors' Meeting, Reports, etc.. ....................
That Matter of Form, Chas.Wm.Voris ..........................
RHS Awards .................................... ............................
West Coast Iris Tour, Mrs. J, L. Melrose. . . .
Scorch, Guy Rogers. ......................................................
Suggestions for Control of Iris Leafspot, A. W. Dimock
Soil Riot, Garden Practices, G. B. Gable. . . . . . . , . . . .
New Slides Available .....................................................
Season Highlights, Joseph Gatty.................................. ..
Review: Half Century of Iris..........................................
Factors Affecting Seedlings, M. D. Wallace
Our Members Write .......................................................
1953 Registration Report ...............................................
List of Accredited Judges 1954......................................
List of Exhibition Judges 1954 ........................... ..........
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Convention Saga, G. Douglas ........................................
Convention Finale, W. F. Scott, Jr. ................................
In Memoriam, Louise Blake .......................................
Chromosomes Without Aspirin. W. F. Scott, Jr. . . . . . . .
Iris Munzii, Cosgrove, Lenz, Hopson ........................
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In Memoriam, J. P. Fishburn, Jesse Wills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
In Memoriam, Joseph W. House, W. F. Scott, Jr.. . . . . . . . . . . . .33
In Memoriam, John Dee Wareham, Chas. E. F. Gersdorff. .. . . ..35
Roundabout, N. leslie Cave.........................................
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Three Pink Amoenas, Lloyd Zurbrigg ........................
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Varietal Comment, Region 14 ..................... ..............
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October, 1954
PopularityPoll-1954 ............................... .
Report from Region I, John A. Bartholomew. .
Report from Region 2. Ruth V. Blenis
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Report from Region 4, Mrs. F. S. Perkins. , .
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Report from Region 5, Milton Blanton. . . . , .. . , , . . , . ,.
Report from Region 6, Jay C. Ackerman. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Report from Region 7, Carl Carpenter. . , . .. . . . . .. ..
Report from Region 8, Mrs. Elsie Peterson
ReportfromRegion9.MildredHarrell ..............,.,. ...........
Report from Region 10,ClaudeW.Davis ..................... ,..
Report from Region II, H. N. Metcalf. . . . . . . . . . , . .
Report from Region 12, Fisher Harris ...........................
Report from Region 13. Bennett C. Jones. . . . .. ......... ..
Report from Region 14, Mrs. Sydney B. Mitchell . . . ..
Report from Region 15, Archie Maclean. . . . . .............
Report from Region 16. Mrs. Wm. E. McCann. . . . , .. ..
Report from Region 17, Mrs. John E. Gill. . . . . . . . .. ...
Report from Region 18. P.M. Petersen . ........................
Report from Region 19, Mrs. Eileen Donohoe
Report from Region 20, Everett L. Cline. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Report from Region 2I, Mrs.B.E.Ellis ...........................
Report from Region 22, Eleanor Hill
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Horticultural Classification of Bearded Iris, L. F. Randolph.
Report of Awards Committee, 1954
The Kodachrome Blues, W. F. Scott, Jr.
Report of Scientific Committee for 1954, L. F. Randolph.
1955 Annual Meeting
My Work with Ornamentals, Isabella Preston
Presby Memorial Garden, Mrs. F. P. Walther
Minutes of Director's Meeting
Performance Poll in Region 21
Rusk Iris Society, Jack Noonan
Iris Culture for East Texas, Metz Heald
Premio Firenze Announced
Unique Iris Garden, Catherine Lombar
Iris Shows – 1954
Questions and Answers
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April, 1955
Forward
President's Report 1954, Harold Knowlton .............
In What Dreams, Dr. Merrill Moore
In Memoriam-R. S. Sturtevant
Will You Join the Iris Society?
Second Annual Judges Choice, Marion R. Walker
Oriental Poppies, Charles R. Bullis ........ .......................
Nematodes on iris, C.I.Hannon .................... ..................
Scorch-Nematodes, Geddes Douglas
Intermediate Enthusiasts Organize
Round-Robins, Edwin Rundlett ...............................
A South African Visits England, Frieda Boshoff-Mostert
Historical Iris Beds, Mrs. F. P. Walther
Letter to Will Moffat, L. A. Gilbert
Spuria T _st' Garden, M_s. Edward Wilkerson . . . . . . . . . . ..
Minutes of Director's Meeting ..._ ..................................
Ohio Gardens, Mrs. V. R. Frederick . .............................
Award to Mrs. Walter Colquitt
Guest Iris Invitations .... .................... ............................
Oklahoma Iris Festival .................................................. :
Questions and Answers ...............................................
Our Members Write ..... ..............................................
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July, 1955
FACTS AND FANCIES, PauI W. Horn ......................
CANADIAN CAPERS, G. Douglas .............................
THE FREEZE AND THE IRIS SEASON, J. E. Wills
PAINTING PICTURES WITH NATURE,
Mrs. Herbert Shinkle. ... .
SACRAMENTO SHOW ............................................
IRISES TO FLORENCE, Mr. & Mrs. W. F. Scott, Jr. . . . . . . . .
A POSSIBLE ORIGIN OF CHAMAEIRIS,
Mrs. Wilma Vallette. .. .
DESCORCHING SCORCH, Guy Rogers... . ............
IRIS IN THE VALLEY OF THE SUN, Harold Odle
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FRONTISPIECE - Princess Anne. This new variety is from the Canadian hybridizer Lloyd
Zurbrigg. It is a medium cadmium yellow, midseason to late, fluted and ruffled. The flower has
exceptional substance. A light area at the tip of the beard adds character to this fine flower.
# 139
October, 1955
IN MEMORIAM, ROBERT SWAN STURTEVANT,
ElizabMh N. Nesmith, Jack C. Wister, Geddes Douglas
EMBRYO CULTURE OF IRIS SEED,
L. F. and Fannie R. Randolph
Report from Region 1, John A. Bartholomew. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Report from Region 2, Mrs. Ruth Blenis ................. .....
Report from Region 3, Mrs. Wallace J. White ............,.. .
Report from Region 4, Marguerite H. Perkins. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .
Report from Region, 5, Milton Blanton .........................
Report from Region6,JayAckerman .... , ........................
Report from Region 7, Carl Carpenter. . . . . . . . . . ....... . . . . . . . .
Report from Region 8, Mrs. Harold L. Berger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Report from Region 9, Hubert A. Fischer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Report from Region 10, Claude W. Davis .....................
Report from Region II. Homer N. Metcalf .......................
Report from Region 12, Fisher Harris ...........................
Report from Re9ion 13, Joseph H. Hoage .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Report from Region 14, Frank L. Crouch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Report from Region. 15, Archie MacLean. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Report from Region 16, Mrs. William McCann. . . . . . . . . . . .
Report from Region 17,Mrs.JohnGill ............................
Report from Region 18. P. M. Petersen ...... :.................
Report from Region 19, Mrs. Eileen Donohoe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Report from Region 20, Everett L. Cline. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Report from Region 21, Mrs. B. E. Ellis .......................
Report from Region 22, Eleanor Hill .............................
British Honor Randolph .................................................
Official Awards 1955 .....................................................
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cross of (Snow Flurry x Ave Maria) x Cloud Castle. The large flowers are borne on 38-inch stalks.
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January, 1956
The President's Corner, Marion R. Walker..
1956 National Membership Campaign. .. ......................
1956 Annual Meeting.................................................... .
The Fifteenth Official Symposium-I 955, Marion R. Walker. .
Horticultural Council Report .........................................
California Preview, ,Richard Goodman . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hybridizing for Reblooming Iris, G. Percy Brown. . . . . . . . . . .
1955 Hybridizing Notes, Philip G. Corliss . . . . . . . ...
Report of Scientific Committee for 1955, L. F. Randolph
Poited Again! Mr. and. Mrs. W. F. Scott, Jr. ........... .....
In Memoriam..................................................................
Minutes of Directors' Meeting
Region Sixteen Report, Lloyd Zurbrigg ........................
Oklahoma Iris Society ....................................................
Wheel within the Wheels ...............................................
Saint Louis Group Exhibits at Harvest Show. . . . . . . .
Chromosome Numbers of Iris Species, L. F. Randolph
and Jyotirmay Mitra ....................................................
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Robin's Roost .................................................................
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April, 1956
The President's Corner, Marion R. Walker..
The Judges Choice. W.F. Scott, Jr..
The Fable of the Dog Collar, G. Douglas
Whence the Blues, Edwin Rundlett
Moles and Gophers, W. F. Scott. Jr.
Median Iris Club Progress, Edwin Rundlett
Median Tidbits, Mrs. F. W. Warburton
Rutgers Display Garden. Robert B. Clark
Use of Antibiotics in Treatment of Rhizome Rot,
Edith K. Coffey
Iris Society of N.J. Sponsors Two Test Gardens, Joseph Gatty
Spurias in Southern California, Clarke Cosgrove
Our Members Write
Questions and Answers
1955 Registration Report, Mrs. Geo. D. Robinson
Official List of Accredited Judges. 1956
Exhibition Judges – 1956
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Orange Banner is an Introduction of Mr. Donald G. Waters of Elmore. Ohio.
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July, 1956
Foreword
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The Los Angeles Convention, Harold W. Knowlton. . . . . . . ..
Address of Mrs. Jean Stevens
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The Franklin Cook Memorial Cup, W. F. Scott, Jr
A Flying Trip to Nashville, F. W. Cassebeer . . . . . . . . .
Iris on the Air, Geddes Douglas .....................................
Our Round Robins. John A. Bartholomew
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Median Tidbits, Mrs. F. W. Warburton .........................
The Ketchum Memorial Iris Garden, Mrs. Wm. Murrah
Iris Culture Across Canada, Leslie Laking . . . . . . . . . . .
Progress Report, Guy Rogers .........................................
More About Scorch, G. B. Gable ...................................
A Baker's Dozen, W. F.Scott, Jr. ...................................
The Golden Prize of Florence, Flaminia Specht. . .. ......
Varietal Comments, Larry Gaulter ................................
Our Members Write .......................................................
Radiation and Iris Breeding, C. F. Konzak & L. F. Randolph
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Oct, 1956
The President's Corner
Awards and Honors 1956........................
PopularityPolI.1956............................
Judge's Choice 1956...........................
Our Robin Family, John A. Bartholomew. .........
Median Tidbits, Mrs. F. W. Warburton
Minutes Directors' Meeting. . . . .
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ILLUSTRATION, FRONT COVER:
Swan Ballet (Muhlestein) is a beautifully ruffled pure white, with a white beard, flaring falls and
excellent substance.
#144
Jan, 1957
Foreword, G. Douglas
The Forward Look, Marion R. Walker
Clifford W. Benson, Secretary, G. Douglas
More Medians, L. F. Randolph
Memphis Meeting
The Time Has Come, Mrs. Leo F. Reynolds
1956 Membership Results, L. F. Randolph
1957 Membership Campaign
Robins, Peggy Burke Grey
Robins, Edwin Rundlett
Scientific Committee Report, Lee W. Lenz
Two New Hybrids, Lee W. Lenz
1956 Iris Season in England, Philip Corliss
Dwarf Iris Review, Walter Welch
In Memoriam-Dr. Geo. M. Reed, A. C. Wellington . . . . .
Full Many a Flower, W. F. Scott, Jr..
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Region Six Speaks ""..."."",."""",...,..,., ................................ .
Iris at Cedar Brook, Harriette Halloway . . . . . .
Presby Memorial Garden, Mrs. F. P. Walther
Diseases of Rhizomatous Iris, Bald, Markley and Davis. . . . .
How to Stage an Iris Show, Diora Salley. , . , . . .
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Hybridizing in Texas, R. E. Vache .......................................
Varietal Notes, Veronica Quist
Premio Firenze
Living Memorial to Liberty, Hyde Bailey
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Frontispiece, Caledonia, Douglas 1956 is a pure white with flowers widely spaced on a tall stalk.
(Seedling # II 09a, H. C. 1956)
#145
Apr, 1957
Robin's Roost in Taller Trees, G. Douglas
President's Corner, Marion R. Walker
Cytogenetics of Median' Irises, L. F. Randolph
AIS Center Goes Forward, Edwin Rundlett
Median Test Gardens, Earl R. Roberts
Stalks Too Short?, Bonabeth Brickell
About Table Iris, Alice White
Borer Portrait, F. G. Foster & E. A. Wood
More Dwarf Irises, Bee Warburton
Finis On Scorch, Guy Rogers
Iris, My Favorite Flower, John Camenzind
The Forgotten Louisiana Iris, Chas. W. Arny
Around the Corner, Serlena Reynolds
Flight Lines, Peggy Grey, Nona B Mott
Personnel, AIS Round Robin Program
Our Members Write
Color Slide Contest
1956 Registration Report ...
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FRONTISPIECE: Siberian Iris Snowcrest (Gage 1932) forms a colorful grouping with cerise and
gold Japanese peony Mikado in J. E. Wills Garden, Nashville, Tennessee.
#146
Jul, 1957
President's Corner
The Memphis Convention 1957
Joint Meeting Directors, Counselors, Clifford Benson
The Annual Business Session, Marion R. Walker
Classification Meeting, L. F. Randolph
Panel, Iris Judging, W. F. Scott, Jr.
Panel, Small Bearded Irises, Bee Warburton
Panel, Iris Diseases, Guy Rogers
Panel, Scientific Hybridizing, L. F. Randolph
The Annual Banquet, Jay Ackerman
Memphis Impressions, Jesse E. Wills
Symposium of Comment, J, K. and C. Smith, Carl
Schirmer, Dr. Joe Parker, Roger Goodman, Hubert Fischer,
Harold Knowlton, Mrs. W. J. Hinkle, Mrs. Sam Sargo,
Mrs. Harry Frey
After the Ball Is Over, Bob Carney, Jake Scharff,
John and Gladys Pierce
Louisiana Show, Marie Caillet
Louisiana Iris Review, C. W. Arny
Swamp Trip, John F. Neugebauer
Garden Pictures, Mrs. Ed Conger
SLI Test Gardens, C. W. Arny
Special Iris Organizations, Ira Nelson
Test Gardens
Ethel Anson Peckham, Veronica Quist
Clara Rees, Bion Tolman
Nebraskan Monograph, Mrs. Zeh Dennis
Rhizome Rot, M. D. Wallace
Embryo Culture. Lloyd Paul
Flight Lines, Grey and Mott
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Awards and Honors, 1957 ................ ,......................
The Judges' Choice, 1957 .......................................
Popularity Poll, 1957...........................................................
Iris Missouriensis and Iris Longipetala, B. LeRoy Davidson
More About Test Gardens, Norian C. Henderson. . . . . . . . . .
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Elmira Area Gardens, Bee Emery ......................................
"Fifty Eight" Tour Gardens, William G. McGarvey..........
Rochester's Convention Gardens. T. E. Jacoby. ...............
The Iris Gardens of Cuba, New York ................................
An Introduction to Median Iris, Ben Hager
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Region Four, Ralph E. Lewis
Region Five, Dr. Harvey Hobson, Mrs. G. H. Rowe,
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The President's Corner ..........................................................
1958 AIS Meeting .................................................................
Iris Sputniks Roam, Helen McCaughey, Esmond Jones.. ....
1958 Membership Campaign, Robt. S. Carney. . . . . . . . . 7
Classification of Eupogon Irises, Randolph & Lawrence.....
We Need Disease Research, Homer N. Metcalf ...................
Behind the Eight Ball ............................................................
Alta to Alta, Edith S. Cleaves. ..............................................
Reblooming Iris Becoming Popular, Edwin Rundlett ..........
Rules, Geometry, and Arithmetic, Crescent Deru ................
Flight Lines ...........................................................................
Aril Society Yearbook ..........................................................
Glorietta Iris Project, Ruth Pressey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Median Test Garden Impressions, Earl Roberts ...................
Cedar Brook Celebrates, Dorothy Dennis ............................
Presby Season, Barbara Walther ...........................................
Gibberellic Acid Used, David Lercari ..................................
Minutes, Directors Meeting ..................................................
1957 Membership Campaign ................................................
Financial Report 1957 ...........................................................
Test Garden Report ...............................................................
Scientific Report ...................................................................
Ohio Invitation, AI and Laura Lauck ....................................
Long Island Invitation, Peggy Edwards ................................
Eastern Gateway, Dr. Irwin Conroe ......................................
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In Memoriam, W.J. McKee ..................................................
In Memoriam, Olive Murrell ................................................
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The Annual Meeting ...........................
The President's Corner
Tribute to Genius, Molly Price
Virus Diseases of Iris, R. V. Travis
Soil Fumigation, John Harvey, Jr.
Garden Manners, Peg DeBagh
Notes on Variegata, Jean G. Witt
More About Amoenas, Walter Welch
Concerning Amoenas, Dr. William McGarvey
Area Chairmen, Robert S. Carney
Slides Contest Winners
Clarence Greenleaf White, Tom Craig
Carl Milliken, a History, Ben Hager
Bearded Iris in Perennial Border, W. F. Scott
Green Tall Bearded, Etc., Clarence D. Jonas
Table Iris Breeding Program, Alice White
Gardens Open in Empire State
The Annual Meeting in Syracuse
Iris from New York State, Veronica Quist
Our Favorite Flower, Wm. Wicker
Tempest in Teapot, Geddes Douglas
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Official Exhibition Judges 1958
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July 1958
The President's Corner
Looking Backward-A Kaleidoscope
Convention Visits
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Elizabeth Noble Nesmith
Can This Be Aphylla?
Landscaping with Iris
American Irises Win "Premio Firenze"
My Work with Lace
Japanese Iris Notes
Fabulous Shreveport, Louisiana
Texas Iris Season
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The Oh's and Ah's Beginning the 1958 Season
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On Growing Spurias in Houston
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Complete List of Spurias Grown in Houston Test Gardens.90
Judging the Spuria Iris. ........................................................
Progress in Breeding Spuria Iris
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Garden Iris, Past and Present
The Relation of Genetics to Iris Hybridization
The 1958 English Iris Season
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Oklahoma Iris Season, 1958
Awards and Honors, 1958
The Sixth Annual Judges' Choice, 1958
Popularity Poll, 1958
Exhibition Committee Report, 1958
Varietal Comments
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#152 January, 1959
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The President's Corner
Iris Chromosome Numbers, Randolph and Mitra
Let's Plan a Slide Program, AI Lauck
Louisiana Iris Impressions, C. W. Arny
Pacific Coast Native Irises, E. K. Balls
Iris Missouriensis, D. J. Lercari
"12,000", Don DeFussi
Interspecies Hybrid, Jean Witt
Mr. Sass to Mr. Hill
Climb to the Pinnacle, W. F. Scott .
Presby Report, Barbara Walther
Embryo Culture in the Kitchen, Jack Goett
Publication of Garden Irises
Random Comments, L. F. Randolph
Roger's Garden, Mrs. H. McMurry
Dallas Season
Red Iris, J and R. Hopson
Pink, Pinker, Pinkest, Polly Anderson
Varietal Comments, B. C. Jones
Dwarf Iris Meeting, Lee Armiger
Judging Arilbreds, Russell Hopson
How to Register An Iris.
I. kamaonensis, Bee Warburton
Minutes Directors Meeting
Auditor's Report
Flight Lines
Randolph Fund
Book Reviews
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#153 April, 1959 (Printed in 3 sections)
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President's Corner
Controlling Leaf Spot-Rot, A. W. Dimock
The Major Pests of Iris, John Naegele
Growing Iris, Don Waters
Pampering Doesn't Pay, Mary Ellen Knopf.
Controlling Iris Pests, G. B. Gable
Culture of Regelia Embryos, H. G. Shockey
Save That Pollen, D. Steve Varner
The Whitings, Geo. W. Warner
Minutes, Directors' Meeting
Some English Iris Gardens, Dr. Currier McEwen
Deep Purple, Bill Schortman
The Hardy Linse Oncobreds, Alexia Gerberg
Use All of It, Kathleen Beardsley
New Jersey Season, Mary Wais
Visit to Florence, H. Castle Fletcher. .
Region 6 Meetings Dallas Test Garden
Membership Campaign, Rob't Carney
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Exhibition Rules & Supplies
Garden Judges
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AIS Holds Largest Convention
Three Oklahoma Iris Gardens, William G. McGarvey
Reflections of a Hostess, Helen McCaughey
A Visitor's Impression, Mollie Emms
Tall Bearded Iris Seen in Oklahoma Gardens, Robert R. Young
Oklahoma Meeting, Bennett C. Jones
Third Day of the National Convention, Mrs. AI Nahas
Iris Seed Culture, Bruce B. Farrington
Best Time for Transplanting, Jesse W. Collier
Growing the Oncocyclus Species, Michael H. Hoog
Selecting Show Specimens, Carl Quadros
The Ethics of Guesting Irises, J. H. Hoage
Mr. May to November, JoAnne Tufts
Sidelights on Sidekicks, N. Onimus
Japanese Iris, Robert B. Milner
Notes from Japanese Iris Hybridizers Robins
Jenny and Iris Play Return Engagement, Geddes Douglas
Varietal Comment, Adelaide D. Peterson
The Siberian Situation, Peggy Edwards
Flight Lines
A Revision of Pacific Coast Irises, Katherine Heinig
The Clarence G. White Memorial Award
#154 July, 1959 Part 2
TO: ALL MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN IRIS SOCIETY
Greetings! Many flower lovers become members of specialized plant societies without being
fully cognizant of the many worthwhile benefits available to them. We want members of the
American Iris Society to be fully infonned as to our activities
at all times.
The aim of this comprehensive booklet is to provide all AIS members with some basic
information ,about your society, how it began, how it is presently organized, and how it functions.
We hope that this will make your membership more valuable to you, and encourage you to remain
with us for a long time.
There are many basic questions about iris that new members are particularly anxious to obtain.
We hope that they will find some of the answers here, and that this booklet will lead them toward
the source of more detailed information when they are ready for it.
You will find as others have, that one of the greatest rewards of membership in the AIS is a
closer acquaintance with a large group of friendly people who share your interest in iris. We urge
you to look for other AIS members and get to know them.
If there are any questions that are left unanswered by this booklet, and you feel is not a function
of an AIS Officer or Committee head from whom you could get the answer directly, please don't
hesitate to contact us at any time.
Most cordially,
CLIFFORD W. BENSON Executive-Secretary The American Iris Society
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Collecting Irises Abroad, L. F. and Fannie R. Randolph
After the Bloom Is over, Jesse Wills
Convention Preview, Peg Grey
Iris Hybridizing in the Netherlands, Dr. Currier McEwen
New Varieties Appear in Louisiana Show, Nolan John Sahuc
Hybridizing for Rebloomers, Raymond G. Smith
A Visit to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Peg Grey
So We Go on from Here, Bee Warburton
Awards and Honors for 1959
Variation via Radiation, Melba B. Hamblen
Make Way at the Top, Ruth Pressey
Operation Rescue, Peg Grey
Siberian Iris in New England, W. N. and S. C. Tiffney
Some New Talis, Accent on Arilbreds, Wiloh Wilkes
Taholah and Sierra Skies at Home, Peg Grey
Book Reviews
Invitation to 1961 Convention
Exhibition Committee Report, J. Arthur Nelson
Minutes of Directors' Meeting
Scientific Committee Annual Report, Dr. Lee W. Lenz
In Memoriam-George H. Murray, Mrs. George M. Roach, Sr.
1959 Median Iris Awards
In Memoriam-Joseph C. Becherer, Ada Buxton
Flight Lines
Reports and Comments Regionwise
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Dr. L. F. Randolph, Harold W. Knowlton
Red Iris. . . Past-Present-Future, Greig Lapham
Passion for Red, Geddes Douglas.
Carl Salbach Retires, Roy Oliphant
One Man's Fancy, Bert Porreca
Dykes Medal Winner for 1959, Genevieve H. Folsom
Reflections of an Iris Breeder, Jesse Wills
An Invitation to Portland
Oregon's Iris and iris Personalities, Robert Schreiner
Iris Performance in Region 17, J. W. Collier. . . . .
A National Flower? Why Not the Iris? Ruth Pressey
Iris People, Iris Places, Peg Grey. .. .. . .
Random Observations on Hardiness, Chas. William Voris
Black Hills Irisarians, Doris McElfresh
The Ramblings of the "Mafia" Boys from Memphis, Robert S. Carney
AIS to Revisit Birthplace, Barbara Walther
Report to the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, Barbara Walther
Northern Illinois Iris Society
The Wickersham Garden, Sandy Greeno
What Can We Get from Arils, Barbara Serdynski
The Spuria Project, Lee W. Lenz
Wild Iris-Species in Czechoslovakia, Milan Blazek
Lest We Forget, Geddes Douglas
Differences Among Rebloomers, Raymond G. Smith. .
A Revolution in Iris Kaempferi, George Hacklander
Central Ohio Society Holds First Judging School, Mrs. Frederick Thaler
Shipping Iris, Virginia P. Conklin
1960 Membership Campaign, Robert S. Carney
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Test Garden Committee Report
Report of Exhibition Committee, October 1959
Report of the Scientific Committee, November, 1959
Semi-Annual Report of the AIS Robin Program, John A. Bartholomew
1959 Membership Campaign Winners
Report of the Treasurer
Minutes Directors' Meeting, November, 1959
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L. F. Randolph
Growing Regelia Species Iris. Michael H. Hoog and David J. Flesh
Portland Preview
Bennett C. Jones
Exhibiting at Iris Shows ...........
Irene S. Nelson
Region 13 Highlights Two Growing Climates
Joseph H. Hoage
The Many-Sided Dr. Kleinsorge
Basic Chromosome Research Is Practical
Bee Warburton
So You're a New Member!
W. T. Bledsoe
An Inventory of AIS
Irwin A. Conroe
Chromosomes of Arils and Arilbred Irises L. F. Randolph and Jyotirmay Mitra
Iris Garden in Cedar Brook Park Harriette R. Halloway
If I Were Just Starting to Hybridize Tell Muhlestein
Breeding for Hardiness ....... Elizabeth N. Nesmith
Show Classification and Judging Specimen Louisiana Irises Ira Nelson and
Charles Amy, Jr.
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Visit Utah's Gardens in 1960 Mrs.J. R. Hamblen
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Revision of Pacific Coast Irises, Part II [Review] Edgar Anderson
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Spuria Iris Society Activities Ben R. Hager
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New Handbook for Judges and Exhibitions Hubert A. Fischer
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Portland's Invitation to Meeting
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Kansas City's Invitation to Hybridizers
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B.I.S. Subscription Rate
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The Bulletin Needs Photographs
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Weed Killer Was Misidentified
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Affiliation With AIS
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Our Members Write
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Mrs. Joan Hart
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Ruth Osborn
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Mrs. Lillian Hall Trichel
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Flight Lines
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List of Garden Judges
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Kodachrome Slides for Rent
120 Contributors to This Issue
128 Books Available from the AIS
128 Membership Dues......
128 Back Issues of the Bulletin
127 Advertising Rates
Show Supplies ... Back Cover
Cover Photograph. Iris hoogiana, a regelia species (see page 29 for additional information).
Photograph by Michael H. Hoog.
#158 July, 1960
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The First AIS Bulletin
John C. Wister
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Irises for Beginners
Serlena Reynolds
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Table Iris Preview
Jean Witt
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Report from Europe
Lee W. Lenz
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Garden State Irisarians in the Twenties
Barbara F. Walther
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Iris Colors and Pigments
Peter Werckmeister
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Irises in Bronx Park
Dorothy E. Hansell.
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The 1960 Premio Firenze Awards
W. F. Scott, Jr.
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Variations in Characteristics of Louisiana Iris
Charles Arny Jr.
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Have Fun With Iris.
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Albert G. Lauck-In Memoriam
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Kansas City Solicits Guest Irises
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Irisarians Invade Realm of Rosaria
Peg Grey
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Beattie .Earl T. Browder
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DeForest Helen McCaughey
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Kleinsorge ...Melba Hamblen
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Marx ..Irwin A. Conroe
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Shoop...Hugo Wall
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Tribute to a Convention Committee
Joseph Gatty
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Society Business Transacted in Portland
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Committee on Sections and Affiliates
Hubert A. Fischer
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A 10-Point Program for the AIS
L.F. Randolph
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National Test Garden Program
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HC Award Winners and Test Gardens
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Registrar's Report, 1959 (Supplement)
Mrs. Walter Colquitt
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Harold W. Knowlton
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Distinguished Service Awards
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Bylaws Amendments
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Nominations to Board Membership... .
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Exhibition Judges
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Flight Lines
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Cover Photograph. Dutch (in front) and Siberian irises in Cooley's display garden, Silverton,
Oregon. Photograph by Everett C. Long.
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Awards and Honors, 1960
Judges' Choice.
Popularity Poll
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Breeding for Performance
Median Iris Society Meets at Cornell
Irises in a Year-Round Garden
Love Those Plicatas!
Iris Culture in the Northeast
Summer Mulching Practiced in Arizona
L. F. Randolph
Hubert A. Fischer
Barbara F. Walther
Harry J. Randall
Robert B. Milner
Bee Warburton
Mrs. W. Glen Sheets
Larry Gaulter
William G. McGarvey
Winter Care of Irises
Midwest....Robert R. Young 35
SoutheastF. H. Alexander 37
Southwest.. . Guy Rogers 36
Gulf Coast Region Claude W. Davis 38
Mountain States Bion Tolman 36
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Are Iris Growers Gardeners?.................................. John Hamm
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Height Variation in Progenies of Dwarf Bearded Irises
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Fred DeForest Robert Schreiner
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Height, Branching, and Buds .. . ... Claude]. Davis
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The Bulbous Iris Season in Utah.Mrs. Mildred R. Johnson
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Exhibition Committee Report ... .]. Arthur Nelson
Varietal Comments on Portland Irises
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Helen McCaughey, 57;
Bee Warburton, 57
Keith Keppel, 58;
Lucille A. McDonald 60
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The Season in Cache Valley . Mrs. H. C.Hansen
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Activities in the Regions
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To Advertisers in Commercial Directory
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Your Membership Gives You- 18
Advertising Rates
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Bylaws Amendments Approved 24
How to Join a Robin ... 88
Two New AIS Affiliates ..26
How to Register an Iris. ...89
No Dykes Medal Awarded in 1960 76
Membership Dues 90
Kodachrome Iris Slides. 84
Books Offered by AIS 90
Flight Lines 85
Hints to Members
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Cover Photograph.-Iris VIOLET HILLS (DeForest), AM, 1958; Franklin Cook Memorial Cup,
1960. From color plates made available by Cooley's Gardens.
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Popularity Poll As a Buying Guide Peggy Burke Grey
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A Look at the Border Irises Keith Keppel
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Historical Iris Conservation ... . Gerta M. Beach
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Presby Memorial Iris Gardens Barbara F. Walther
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We Need Hardy Iris . .
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Dwarf Iris Society Symposium, 1960 ..... Walter Welch
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First President to Address 1961 Convention
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Specimens of Russian Irises at Cornell . G. H. M. Lawrence
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Iris Test Gardens and Hardiness L. Laking
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The Cassebeer Garden .. . Barbara F. Walther
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Simplified Plate Culture of Iris Seed .. .. Bruce B. Farrington
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Educational Highlights of Boston Show JoAnne Tufts
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Diary of an Iris Season. .
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Utahans Comment on Newer Varieties
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A Tour of Memphis Gardens. . Franklin P. Brewer
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Varieties Seen in the Northwest. ... Robert L. Jensen
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Comments on Louisiana Iris Varieties
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The Genus Iris-Its Pigments and Chromosomes [Review] Bee Warburton
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Results of Membership Campaign, 1960 Robert S. Carney
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Report of Region 3 ..... L. P. Mains
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Report of the Treasurer......... Jay C. Ackerman
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Minutes of Omaha Board of Directors Meeting Clifford W. Benson
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Report of Robin Committee John A. Bartholomew
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Membership Campaign, 1961 Claude C. O'Brien
Invitation to 1961 Meeting 15
Guest Iris for 1963 Meeting 13
Results of 1960 Election 28
New Board Members. 78
Introducing New RVPs 76
Rotterdam Floriade A wards 16
Hybridizers, Attention! 50
Judges Training Program 7
Franklin Cook Cup Awards 24
AIS Rules for Shows Amended 86
HM Awards, 1960 90
Hamburg Exposition, 1963 42
Test Garden Program Modified 84
Calling All Photographers 48
To Slides Photographers 69
Sections of AIS .................. 8
Affiliates. . ..63, 65
Spuria Iris Photo Contest 21
Deaths 88
How to Join a Robin
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Iris Slides for Rental
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Flight Lines 93
Hints to Members
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Books Offered by AIS
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Back Issues 98
Membership Dues . . ..... 98
To Register an Iris. Bull. 159
AIS Show Supplies .Back Cover
Cover Photograph.-Median iris ROMEO (Millet et Fils 1912), exhibited by Mrs. H. L. Brummett,
awarded Purple Rosette for best specimen in show, among 300 exhibited at El Paso, Texas, in
1960. Photograph by El Paso Times.
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Drama of Progress ........ ... ........ ..Mrs. J. R. Hamblen
New and Different Iris for Arrangement..Crescent Deru
Companion Plants.................................... Molly Price
Welcome to Region 19!...................... .. Joseph Gatty
The Iris Trial at Florence ................... . Harry Randall
A New Look at Intermediates ... Earl Roberts
Acidity (pH) of the Cell Sap of Iris..William G. McGarvey
Wider Horizons for Spuria Iris ............. Ben R. Hager
Evolution of Horned, Spooned, and Flounced IrisLloyd Austin
Iris Tour of Germany ................. ...Georg Hacklander
Achievements Must Not Lead to Complacency.Raymond G. Smith
Weed Control Experience
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A Portland Side Trip
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State Fair Project of ESIS .
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Our Iris Are Hardy .Ferris D. Gaskill
Judging Siberian Irises .............................................. .
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Our Membership Campaign. ........ Claude C. O'Brien
Have Your Seedlings in Tour Gardens Been Named? .
. Joseph Gatty
An Unusual Hybrid ... ............................Earl Roberts
Simplified Plate Culture of Iris Seed [Correction] 39
Invitation to 1961 Meeting.8
AIS Membership Dues. ..112
Guest Irises for 1963 Meeting. 19
BIS Membership Dues. 83
Sections of AIS .
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Affiliates of AIS .
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Registration Fee Increased 89
Advertising Rates
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To Join a Robin
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Bibliography of Iris Literature. 105
Shipping Instructions-Hamburg. 81
Deaths.
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Show Dates. 85
Errata 57
Show Supplies
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Exhibition Committee
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Siberian Iris Society Formed 65
Flight Lines 68
Slides for Rental
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Hints to Members
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Spuria Iris Photo Contest 77
Exhibition Judges.
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Books Offered by AIS . 112
Garden Judges
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Back Issues ..112
Cover Photograph.-Tall bearded iris BANG (Tom Craig), AM 1960. Photograph by Everett C.
Long.
#162 July, 1961
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Founders Honored at Anniversary Ceremony...
The Annual Meeting in Newark Peggy Edwards
Convention Tour Gardens:
Cedar Brook. . Harry B. Kuesel 15
Wais..Jane Hall 16
Knocke Eleanor Westmeyer 16
Kuchar... William G. McGarvey 17
Smith. Howard W. Knowlton 18
Wood. .Jake H. Scharff 20
Cassebeer Jesse Wills 20
Rutgers Shirley Spurr 22
Baxter ... Claude C. O'Brien 22
Johnson ... Jack Goett 23
MacLean. ...Gerta M. Beach 24
Presby. Irwin A. Conroe 26
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A Side-Trip to the Rundlett Garden.
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Choice Irises Seen on Garden Tours
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Postscript on Weed Control......... Edwin Rundlett
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Median Comments. .. . Molly Price, Earl Roberts
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Median Irises in Convention GardensJoAnne Tufts
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A Transplanting Note ..... . ... ...Richard Goodman
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Collecting Iris Species in Europe ... . .. L. F. and Fannie R. Randolph
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Philadelphia-Portland-Frankfurt-Florence . ..A. Edward Murray, Jr.
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Collecting Native Irises in Louisiana..Marvin Granger
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Red Irises .................................. ..Claude J. Davis
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Spurias for Friends and Fun. ..Walker Furgeson
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Conventional Seed Germination A. A. Samuelson
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A Triploid Louisiana Iris. .... .. ..G. W. Holleyman
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Lapham's Method in Red Breeding.. ...Harold Ha_ned
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The National Robin Program. John A. Bartholomew
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The Spuria Iris Society.
. Mrs. C. M. Redford
Affiliates of AIS ................ 6
Attention: Show Chairmen.....73
Sections of AIS.. ................ . 7
How to Join an AIS Robin. 73
Membership Rates ... .. ... 8
Request for Leaf Spot Specimens 73
Memorial Cup Balloting 24
How to Register an Iris. 75
Guest Irises for 1963 Meeting. 39
Flight Lines ....77
The RVP for Region 24
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AIS Stationery 78
Additional Judges Named 63
Back Issues. .78
Irises at Hamburg Exhibition. ... 66
Books Offered by AIS 78
Minutes of Board Meeting
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Slides for Rental...88
Minutes of RVP-Board Meeting. 71
Advertising Rates 88
Cover Photograph.-Tall bearded iris FRIENDSHIP (Joseph Gatty 1960), highest in this year's
balloting for Franklin Cook Memorial Cup. From Kodachrome by Betty (Mrs. Ira E.) Wood, New
Providence, N. J.
#163
October, 1961
From the President's Desk .. ....... L. F. Randolph
Awards and Honors ...................Robert S. Carney
Popularity Poll ......................................................
Judges' Choice ......................................................
Foster Plaque Awarded J. E. Wills'.. Geddes Douglas
Occupational Hazard "..." .................. Betty Wood
Montclair Officials Honored Dr. Wister. Barbara F. Walther
The 1962 Annual Meeting ............ ..Allen Harper
Growing the Spuria Iris ............ Clarke Cosgrove
The 1961 Iris Season .............. . Robert S. Carney
Irises Seen in Region 4 Gardens..F. H. Alexander
Comments from Canadian Members ....................
Comments from Region 12 .......... Gene McClure
1961 View of the Border Irises.... Bee Warburton
Notes on Iris Bloom in Convention GardensHarry B. Kuesel
Simple Comments...................... Lorenz Medrano
Pink Siberians and Minor Frustrations..William G. McGarvey
Amoena Parentages (charts) ........ Roy Brizendine
National Reblooming Iris Survey Raymond G. Smith
and Edwin Rundlett .........................................
Exhibition Committee Report..... .. Arthur Nelson
Region 17 Meeting, Show, and Tour.. L. E. Flanagan
Activities in the Regions.......................................
To Advertisers in CD
McKee Medal Awarded: Mrs. Lowry
Iris Show Dates ..
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Sections of AIS ... ..............................................
Iris Slides for Rental .............................................
Affiliates of AIS ..............................................
New CD Advertisers .............................................
1959 Check List .. ..............................................
A Member Writes ..............................................
Favorite Irises at Kingwood .................................
Deaths ................. ..............................................
Your Slides Committee ........................................
Flight Lines ......... ..............................................
Officers of New Affiliates ....................................
How to Join a Robin. ............................................
Awards by British Iris Society .........................
Membership Rates ..............................................
Iris Show Notes .. ..............................................
Advertising Rates ..............................................
How to Register an Iris .........................................
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Utah), in this year's list of Award of Merit winners. From color plates made available by
Schreiner's Gardens.
#164
January, 1962
From the President's Desk. ....... L. F. Randolph
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1962 Convention Announcement
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The 1959 Iris Check List. ...
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Honors-Review and Preview..... Melba Hamblen
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Miniature Tall Bearded Report Alice White
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Spurias in the South. ... ....... ... .Ila Nunn
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An RVP's Talk to His Region. . Hugo Wall
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The Iris Garden in Cedar Brook Park .. .. ...Dorothy Dennis
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Beginner's Glossary of Iris Terms and Expressions ..Thomas J. Buckley 31
The 1962 AIS Convention... ..Allen Harper
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Miss Dormon Honored by Horticulturists
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Marion Walker's Spurias . . . Peg Dabagh
41
Median Iris Bloom in Utah ..Crescent Deru
42
New Recipients of the Hybridizer's Medal
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Irises We Liked ... Ralph and Helen Lewis
47
Medians, A Sure Bet. ...... .. . ..Mildred E. Grove
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Collecting and Hybridizing Louisiana Irises G. W. Holleyman
56
Bacterial Soft Rot in Memphis ..Thomas P. Nash
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The New RVPs . ......... . ... .. .....
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Helen McCaughey Appointed Historian
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Improvements in Judging Irises. .. . ...Larry Gaulter
74
The 1962 Membership Campaign ..Claude C. O'Brien
77
The Treasurer's Report Jay C. Ackerman
79
Minutes of Board of Directors Meeting Clifford W. Benson
83
Scientific Committee Report... . Lee W. Lenz
90
Report of 1961 Membership Campaign.. .. ..Claude C. O'Brien 92
Reviews
.....William G. McGarvey, Lee W. Lenz
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Garden and Exhibition Judges
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Iris Show Dates .... . ........
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New Membership List in April
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Sections of AIS
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Affiliates of AIS
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Deaths
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Iris Slides for Rental.. .
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AIS Scientific Committee
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Flight Lines. 61
Regional Reports
87
Members Write.. .................
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New Advertisers in CD ...
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How to Join an AIS Robin ..108
Membership Rates
111
Advertising Rates..
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Books Available from AIS
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AIS Stationery
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Show Supplies. ....................
How to Register an Iris .
Back Cover
Oct. Bull.
Cover Photograph. Tall bearded iris BRASS ACCENTS (Robert Schreiner, Salem, Oregon),
among the Award of Merit winners in 1961. From color plates made available by Schreiner's
Gardens.
#165
April, 1962
SECTION 1:
From the President's Desk.
.L. F. Randolph
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1962 Annual Meeting... ..................................................
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More Information on the 1962 Meeting.... Allen Harper
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On Your Way to Kansas City .................. C. R. Minnick
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Iris Diseases and Pests ... ........................A. W. Dimock
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Grow a Few Siberians! .......................... Peggy Edwards
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A Spuria Primer ....................................... Mary Redford
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Breeding for Hardiness in Iris ............ Wilma L. Vallette
23
In Search of the Species ....................... Charlotte Gantz
27
To Every Member of AIS ................ Claude C. O'Brien
29
A Really Red Iris? ................................... Agnes Whiting
30
The Median's Tall Bearded Parents as Test Plant
William G. McGarvey ...........................................
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Guest Irises for 1964 Convention in Chicago. .
.Mrs. Wm. Hagberg ................................................
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Iris subbiflora... .......................................... Lee W. Lenz
37
Medians Achieve Orbit! .. .................. Mildred E. Grove
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Goals of a Specialty Hybridizer ..Roswell H. Johnson
44
Spurias In Theory and Practice ............. Tell Muhlestein
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Morristown's Memorial Iris Garden.Barbara F. Walther
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Welcome to Region 9! ....... . ..........Clarence ]. Blocher
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The Registration of Selected Clones of Iris SpeciesLee W. Lenz 65
Region 17 Activities in 1961 . ............... L. E. Flanagan
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1959 Iris Check List .............
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Membership Rates. ..............
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Wanted: 1939 Iris Check List. ..................................
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Advertising Rates
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Sections of AIS.. ..................
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A Few Pronunciations ........ .
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Affiliates of AIS .. ................ ........................... ........
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Members Write .................... ........................... ........
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1963 Hamburg Exhibition.
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National Test Garden Judges.
95
Errata ....................................
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Regional Test Gardens ........
99
AIS Registration Program.
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Iris Shows.
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Deaths...................................
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Books, Pamphlets, Back Issues.
104
Flight Lines ..........................
53
AIS Seals, Stationery. ..........
104
1964 Exhibition in Vienna.
62
How to Join a Robin.
112
Additional Judges Named ....
Show Supplies ......................
63
Back Cover
SECTION 2: Iris Registrations in 1961
SECTION 3: Membership List
Cover Photograph.-Iris MILLIONAIRE (Roy Brizendine, Topeka, Kansas), AM
Photographed in Denver Botanic Garden by Everett C. Long.
1960.
#166
July, 1962
From the President's Desk .......... L. F. Randolph
Dr. Randolph Honored by American Horticultural Society.....
The Modern White Iris Carey E. Quinn
Wanted: A New Color Class ..William R. Pierce
Spurias Are Coming of Age. .Marion R. Walker
Species I Enjoyed During the 1961 Season ]ean Witt
On Affiliates and Sections... .. .. . Hubert A. Fischer
Notes on the 1962 Iris Season... .. ]esse E. Wills
1962 Blooming Season in Oklahoma ..Kenneth J. Shaver
Comments on Arils and Arilbreds David J. Flesh
The Season in North Texas .......... Paul W. Horn
Median Comments From Indiana. Earl Roberts
Comments on Some Earl Roberts Seedlings Bonnie Dunbar
The Iris Season in Memphis .Henry Mitchell
So You've Never Been to a Convention! ..William T. Bledsoe
First Median Show..Fran Jennings
Convention Tour Gardens ......
Beckers.Ruth Pressey 41 ....................................
Minnick Peg Dabagh 56
Beltz Elizabeth H. Rowe .................................. 44
Rogers. Mrs. George P. Morgan ....................... 57
BrizendineThomas M. Wilkes ........................... 45
Price Bee Shinkle
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Fitch ..... Zerah Brummett ................................. 51
Shippee Betty and Ira Wood............................ 58
Harper ... Mrs. Johnson B. Hale ........................ 52
Sell Jane E. Stanley 59
McHugh..Lerton Hooker ................ .................. 52
Taggart
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Miller. ... .. . Robert H. Savage.......................... 53
Zerr Eugene Buckles .................................... 61
National Robin Program Directory.....................................
Flight Lines ..........................................................
Median Varietal Comments ....................... Harry Kuesel
A Recent Russian Work on the Genus Iris ..William J. Dress
Minutes of Joint RVPs-Directors Meeting Clitlord W. Benson
Minutes of Meetings of Board of DirectorsClitlord W. Benson
Award of Cook Memorial Cup 6
Your Awards Committee ...74
Sections
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Iris Slides for Rental ........ 75
Affiliates
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Obituaries ............. ....... 76
New Dwarf Iris Check List 19
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Award of McKee Medal 40
How to Register an Iris .... 96
Convention Booklet Available 55
Advertising Rates....
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How to Join an Iris Robin 71
Price List of Books
Back Cover
Cover Photograph. Tall bearded iris INDIGLOW, originated by William B. Schortman, Porterville,
California; voted the AIS Award of Merit in 1961 and the Premio Firenze (highest award) at the
International Iris Competition, Florence, Italy, this year.
#167
October, 1962
From the President's Desk ....................... L. F. Randolph
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Iris Trek in 1962 .................................. Robert S. Carney
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Report of National Test Garden Trials, 1962 .John R. Durrance 13
Exhibitions Committee Report
J. Arthur Nelson
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Awards of the British Iris Society.
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Varietal Comments from Texas.
W. M. Calhoun, Jr.
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Flight Lines .........................................................................
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Medians in Convention Gardens.
Keith Keppel
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Companion Plants in Brizendine Garden.Mildred Brizendine
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Handbook for Regional Vice Presidents.
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Florence and Fleur de Lis .
George P. Watts
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Ten Days on the Trail in Search of Irises. Bruce and Alberta Richardson 48
Irises in Suburban Washington Gardens.Donald W. Mitchell
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Review of Study on Iris Borer and Soft Rot.Claude]. Davis55
A South Carolina Iris Garden.
Milton W. Blanton
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My List of "The Best" .
Ozella Mondy
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The Dwarf Iris Society Symposium, 1962 . Walter Welch
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Awards of the American Iris Society, 1962Robert S. Carney
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Popularity Poll, 1962 ............................................................
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Judges' Choice, 1962 .
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The Show Must Go On-Make an Arrangement! .Crescent Deru 74
A Key Character for Separating Sibiricae and Californicae. Lee W. Lenz 79
Iris From North Carolina to Foot of Pikes Peak. Ralph and Helen Lewis 85
Sections of AIS
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Affiliates of AIS .
10 Membership Rates
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How to Join a Robin
36 Price List of Books.
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Your Judges Training Program. 40
BULLETIN Advertising Rates ..104
Obituary
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How to Register an Iris ..Back Cover
Cover Photograph. Tall bearded iris WHOLE CLOTH, originated by Paul H. Cook, Bluff ton,
Indiana; winner of the Dykes Medal in 1962. From color plates made available by Schreiner's
Gardens, Salem, Oregon.
#168
January, 1963
The President's Corner .......Robert S. Carney
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The New AIS Presidential Team
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Modern Yellow Irises Harry B. Kuesel
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1963 Convention Announcement
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Northwest Impressions ............................... Joseph Gatty
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Northeast Median Group Organizes .......Bee Warburton
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1963 Membership Campaign ..........."Claude C. O'Brien
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The New Members of the Board. ....
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Iris-Breeding Hints from Orville Fay
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An RVP's First Year Earl T. Browder
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Knowledge and Imagination in Breeding . .Peter Werckmeister29
On Storing Spuria Pollen .......... ...Walter Ferguson
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1963 Annual Meeting in Colorado ..Mary Ann Heacock
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Report of the Historian Helen McCaughey
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Work of the Scientific Committee ...
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The New Regional Vice Presidents
38
The Garden of Steve Moldovan ..Elizabeth H. Rowe
41
Hybridizing in Texas ...L. E. Flanagan, Jr.
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Mostly About Georgia Hinkle ..Lorenzo Medrano
48
Bloomington Rebloomers. ..Bonnie Dunbar
51
Simplifying the Judging of Aril Irises . Ruth Pressey
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In Europe in Iristime, 1963
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Getting to Know You ..... Neva Sexton
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Report of the Treasurer ...... ..]ay C. Ackerman
65
Two Distinguished Service Medals Awarded
68
From Whence Green? ........................ .. ... ..]oseph J. Ghio
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Hybridizer's Medal Awarded to West Coast Breeders
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Notes on Mitchell Irises... ..Keith Keppel
71
AIS Judges for 1963 ................. ..
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Summary of 1962 Membership Campaign .Claude C. O'Brien
86
Flight Lines ........................................... ..Peggy Burke Grey
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The Classification of Irises for Awards.. Donald J. Boen
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Carl Salbach . ...Roy Oliphant
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Minutes of Directors' Meeting Clifford W. Benson
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Your Membership Committee.
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Sections of AIS ..
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Affiliates of AIS ...................
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To Hybridizers and Judges ..
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An Invitation from the BIS
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Iris Show Dates .. ... .
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How to Join an AIS Robin
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Erratum Obituaries ..........
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Price List of Books.
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Iris Slides for Rental
Advertising Rates ...
Iris Show Supplies ....
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Back Cover
Cover Photograph. Arilbred iris STRIPED BUTTERFLY, originated by Mrs. Walter E. Noyd,
Wenatchee, Washington; voted an Honorable Mention Award in 1958, and the Clarence G. White
Memorial Award in 1962. Printed from color plates made available by Schreiner's Gardens, Salem,
Oregon.
#169 April, 1963
Printed in 2 Sections
SECTION 1:
The President's Corner Robert S. Carney
Convention Reminder
Artistic Evaluation.............. .Irene S. Nelson
Getting to Know the Aril Family . David J. Flesh
My Hobby . ..H. H. Harned
Convention Preview.....
Central California Irises W. B. Schortman
Cook-Lapham Award .........
The Iris auranitica of Syria. Peter Werckmeister
New Irises-From the Ground Up .Clifford W. Benson
Flower Types in Japanese Irises .. . . Shuichi Hirao
Display Gardens of Japanese Irises
Flight Lines . ..................
Open Doors at Regional Meetings .............................
Chromosome Numbers in the Spuria Irises and the
Origin of the Garden Varieties.
.Lee W. Lenz
AIS Judges (addenda to list) .................................................
Guest Irises for the 1965 Memphis Convention ...................
Obituaries .........................................................................
Iris Registrations in 1962 ......................................................
Iris Hybridizers' Seminar ..................... ..Bonnie Dunbar
National Test Garden Evaluation . ... .. . . Austin Morgan
Exhibition Judging of Tall Bearded Irises ....William T. Bledsoe
Spuria Iris Display Gardens ......................Mary Redford
Florence Symposium on Irises (program) ............................
Regional Reports ... ... ...........................................................
Some Iris Show Dates ...... . . ..... . ..........................................
Rules and Regulations of AIS-Sponsored Shows
"Grass Roots" Nominations for Director ........... ..
Sections of AIS .. .............. 7
Books and Pamphlets .. . 128
Affiliates of AIS ................ 8
Back Issues and Stationery128
How to Join an AIS Robin 49
Iris Slides for Rental
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Erratum..... . ...
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Advertising Rates ...
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Membership Rates......... 126
Iris Show Supplies... Back Cover
How to Register an Iris 127
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Cover Photograph. Iris lortetii, an oncocyclus species, photographed after a shower in the garden
of Roy Brizendine, Topeka, Kansas, by Everett C. Long, Boulder, Colorado.
#170
July, 1963
From the President's Desk. Robert S. Carney
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A New England Garden Harold S. Knowlton
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Irises in the Landscape Connie Kendall
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Irismanship .. . . Thomas J. Buckley
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Iris Trek, 1963 .. .. Robert S. Carney
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Louisianas Exhibited at Lafayette .............. Nolan John Sahuc
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Awards at International Iris Competition
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Flight Lines ............................................ Peggy Burke Grey
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Impressions of the Florence Symposium .... Lee W. Lenz
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"Proceedings of the Florence Symposium"
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Photoperiodism of Irises. .............William G. McGarvey
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Guest Irises for 1965 Convention ................. .. .. ........... .
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"Wish You Were Here!" ............... . Mildred R. Johnson
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How to Introduce an Iris .................. Mrs. J. R. Hamblen
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They Liked These in the Tour Gardens. ... ...
Mrs. Gertie May Barnes 40
William and Ruth Fitzgerald, William T. Bledsoe 41
Mrs. Elizabeth H. Rowe 43,
Johnson B. Hale 44
C. Robert Minnick 44,
Roy Oliphant 46,
Mrs. Jane Hall 47
Report on Newer Irises ... ...... 49
Cook Memorial Cup Awarded to Dr. Loomis......
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Chromosome Pairing in Tetraploid Bearded Irises
Katherine Heinig and L. F. Randolph
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Philadelphia to Boston. A. Edward Murray, Jr.
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On the Trail of Irises ... ............................... Lys Housley
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Why We Apply Winter Cover
. Ferris D. Gaskill
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Light on the Irises ............................ .. Gilbert Anderson
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Spurias Down Under... ... .................. Gordon Loveridge
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Seedlings in Parentages (Letter).
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Aril Irises in the Great Lakes Region . Henry Danielson
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Report of the Treasurer
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.. Jay C. Ackerman
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Minutes of Joint RVP-Directors Meeting Clifford W. Benson
83
Minutes of Board of Directors Meeting.. .Clifford W. Benson
84
Report of Public Relations Committee Peggy Burke Grey and Ruth Rees 84
Report of National Robin Director. John A. Bartholomew
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Regional Membership Totals
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Reports of Regions
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Sections of AIS
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How to Join an AIS Robin
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Membership Rates Advertising Rates. .. .......
How to Register An Iris
Price List of Books, etc.
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Back Cover
Cover Photograph. The Administration Building of the Denver Botanic Gardens is the background
for this view across a segment of the display beds of 699 irises. Photograph by Everett C. Long,
Denver, Colorado.
Uncredited photographs in this issue were taken by the Editor.
#171 October, 1963
Awards by the British Iris Society.
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From the President's Desk .............. Robert S. Carney
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Aril Irises on the Back Trail From Ruth Pressey
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The Garden of Donald G. Waters Robert Schreiner, Steve Moldovan 13
Irises in Retrospect and Prospect. Douglas E. Bailey
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Judging at Hamburg ..Hubert A. Fischer
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A Visit to Our Canadian Region Bee Warburton
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Arrangements With Irises .Crescent Deru
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First Japanese Iris Show .A. H. Hazzard
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Irises for the Southland .C. W. Arny, Jr.
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Irises Are for Fun ..... Keith Keppel
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Irises in Central 4 and Southern 6 .. Lloyd Zurbrigg
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Exhibitions Committee Report, 1963 J. Arthur Nelson
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To All Hybridizers .... ....
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Potting Irises for Winter Bloom. ...Mrs. O. A. Bakke
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Flight Lines ..Peggy Burke Grey
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Excerpts From Gerard's Herball
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A One-Day Trek to North Texas L. E. Flanagan, Jr.
65
Drying Siberian Irises for Winter Use ...... .Mildred R. Johnson 69
Thoughts on Garden Exhibits With Irises . Lewis A. Hodgkinson73
Further Remarks About Showing Irises .... .Bee Warburton
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Handbook Committee Invites Suggestions .......
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Presby Gardens' Educational Exhibit at Show
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Median Iris Society Symposium..
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The Iris Garden in Firenze, Italy ..Hubert A. Fischer
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Local Irises and the HC Award .. . Larry Gaulter
82
Awards of the American Iris Society, 1963 . Mrs. Walter H. Buxton 86
Popularity Poll, 1963 ...
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Judges' Choice, 1963 ............
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Irises As Seen in Eight States......... Ralph and Helen Lewis
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Obituaries: F. Cleveland Morgan
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Obituaries: David F. Johnson
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Complimenting Irises... Robert A. Smith III
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A Few Pronunciations
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"17” Has Convention-Type Meeting Roy E.. Vache
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Report of Region 15 Thornton M. Abell
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Index to Bulletins, 1963
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Sections of AIS
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How to Join an AIS Robin
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Iris Slides for Rental
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Membership Rates
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How to Register an Iris
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Advertising Rates
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Price List of Books, etc. .
Back Cover
Cover Illustration. Tall bearded iris WILD GINGER, one of the newer plicatas of J. M. Gibson,
Porterville, California. Printed by A. B. Morse Company from plates made available by Cooley's
Gardens, Silverton, Oregon.
#172
January, 1964
From the President's Desk
Robert S. Carney
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Regulations Governing AIS Registration (announcement)
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Modern Irises Look Little.
Peggy Burke Grey
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Northwest Median Meeting.
Alta M. Brown
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AIS Convention in 1964 .. Edward E. Varnum, Thomas J. Buckley 15
The First Remontant Iris Show. .....
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Bartholomew Receives Service Medal..
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Brother Charles Is Recipient of Medal
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The 1964 Membership Campaign . Claude C. O'Brien
24
Paul H. Cook-Obituary. . Mary Williamson
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Eulogy Frank B. Galyon
27
Herbert F. Fulkerson-Obituary
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Flight Lines Peggy Burke Grey, Keith R. Keppel
29
Tribute to W. A. Payne
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The New Regional Vice Presidents
42
Dwarf Iris Society Symposium, 1963
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The 1963 Season in Region 4 Donald W. Mitchell
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Sidelights on the Disease Problem. Edwin Rundlett
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Brimstone in the Iris Garden? . Thomas J. Buckley
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Your Regional Vice President
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New Observations in 1963 . Irene D. Van de Water
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Touring California Hybridizers' Gardens. . William B. Schortman 63
A Judge's-Eye View of an Iris Show. . Wilma Vallette
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Minutes of Directors' Meeting. Clifford W. Benson
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The 1963 Membership Campaign Claude C. O'Brien
75
Report of the Treasurer. .. .. Jay C. Ackerman
77
AIS Judges for 1964 Mrs. William H. Buxton, J. Arthur Nelson 80
Sections of AIS
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Affiliates of AIS .
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To Introduce an Iris.
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Bulletin 1 Available
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Additions to Show Report
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How to Join a Robin
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Life Memberships.
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Iris Slides for Rental ........................................................
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BIS Memberships
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Bulletin Advertising Rates
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Iris Show Supplies
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AIS Membership Rates
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Price List of Books, Etc. . .
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How to Register an Iris
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Cover Photograph. Iris BRAVADO (AM 1963), originated by David F. Hall, Wilmette, Ill. Printed
from plates made available by Cooley's Gardens, Silverton, Oregon.
#173 April, 1964
(Printed in 2 Parts)
PART 1:
From the President's Desk.
Robert S. Carney
Irises Seen in California Gardens.
. Melba Hamblen
AIS Convention Notice ........................................................ ..
Sam Caldwell to Speak at Convention Banquet.
Guest Irises for 1966 AIS Convention
The Kodachrome Blues Again
..W. F. Scott, Jr.
The Hybridizer as Artist .............................. . Bee Warburton
Judges' Handbook Committee Enlarged ................................
Hybridizing and Growing Spurias ..
Walker Ferguson
AIS Judges for 1964 (supplement) ........................................
Dr. Randolph's Iris Seed Pod Nurseries
New Form for Show Reports ........... .....................................
Flight Lines "".. ................. Peggy Burke Grey, Keith Keppel
Some Iris Shows............ .. ......................................................
Hybridizing Hints by Opal Brown .........................................
What's in a Name? "'."".." ............................... Joseph]. Ghio
Obituary-Douglas E. Bailey .......................
Louisiana Irises-A Challenge .. .......................... Inez Conger
Paul H. Cook-My Friend and Yours ...... . Harold H. Harned
The Ketchum Memorial Garden ........... ... Carl Carpenter ..
A Few Thoughts on Iris Photography.. John A. Bartholomew
Seed Germination Findings by Senior Hi Student.Virginia Betz
Siberian Breeding-A Wide-Open Field. .......Peggy Edwards
Tip on Using the Nickerson Fan ................... Bee Warburton
Busy Region 18 . ...................................... C. Robert Minnick
Iris Diseases.Maynard Knopf ................................................
The Median Iris Society. ............................................ ...........
Sections of AIS . ................ 5 Bulletin Advertising Rates.
Affiliates of AIS .
5 How to Register an Iris.
To Hybridizers ................... 6 Iris Slides for Rental. ...........
How to Join a Robin.
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Cover Photograph. Tall bearded iris HEAVEN ON EARTH, a light sky blue self (Catherine and
Kenneth Smith) HC 1962. From Kodachrome by Mrs. Smith.
#174
July, 1964
Ferris D. Gaskill
of the Signal Spot in Arilbred Irises
Kenneth K. Kidd
Roy L. Oliphant
From the President's Desk. . . .. Robert S. Carney
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Ramblings of a "Retired" Gardener.. ... . David R. Kinish
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Awards at the International Iris Competition
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The Hamblen Garden. . . . .. ... . .. Peg Dabagh
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Irises Seen in the Northeast in 1964 . . . .. . Harry B. Kuesel
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Bowman's Hill to Breed's Hill A. Edward Murray, Jr.
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The AIS Convention, 1964 . . . . . . . Elizabeth H. Rowe
21
Reports on Convention Tour Gardens
Blocher CarlO. Schirmer 25
Fay. Bee Warburton 26
Fischer
. Peg Dabagh 30
Gaskill. . .. Frank Brewer 31
Hagberg. . . . . . H. H. Henkelman 35
Hooker William T. Bledsoe 37
Jugle C. Robert Minnick 38
Rudolph . Joseph A. Gatty 39
Varnum Adelaide Peterson 41
Watts Irwin A. Conroe 42
AIS Represented on Ratings Commission
44
Favorite Guest Irises. . . .....
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Taped Commentary on Fay Garden Earl Roberts
48
The Bulletin Has a New Editor
51
Flight Lines. . . ... Peggy Burke Grey, Keith Keppel
53
Shows Versus Gardens. .. . . . . . . . . Charlotte Gantz
60
The Sucker Licker Iris Society Is Born
62
To That First Irisarian Irwin A. Conroe
64
A Technician's Quest of Octoploids JoAnne Tufts
65
An Iris Legacy . .......... Thomas M. Wilkes
69
Some Notes on Iris danfordiae Bee Warburton
75
Guest Irises for the 1966 AIS Convention
76
Soil Fertility for Irises. . . . . . .Ferris D. Gaskill
77
Possible Mode of Inheritance of the Signal Spot
In Arilbred Irises Kenneth K. Kidd
84
William Mohr-A Profile Roy L. Oliphant
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Unfading Beauty. ........... .
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Reports From Region 15-Southern California Barbara Serdynski, et al. 94
The Test Garden Program. . . . .. ...
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Richard Goodman Receives Cook Memorial Award
106
Minutes of Joint RVP-Directors Meeting Clifford W. Benson
108
Minutes of Board of Directors Meeting Clifford W. Benson
Thank You! ....Thomas E. Jacoby
Sections of AIS
Affiliates of AIS
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Deadline for Registrations
AIS Convention Schedule
AIS Membership Rates ................................................ 99
Bulletin Advertising Rates Iris Slides for Rental.
How to Register an Iris.
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PHOTO CREDITS
13 Shirley Montgomery
27 Steve C. Moldovan
38 Everett C. Long
45 Elizabeth H. Rowe
47 Betty Wood
52 (upper) Cooley's Gardens (lower) John A. Bartholomew
58 Betty Wood
61 C. A. Bahret
68 (upper) Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens
(lower) Clifford W. Benson
79 Foster M. Allen
81 Myron D. Bigger
Cover Photograph-Tall bearded iris LE BEAU (Georgia Hinkle 1959) HM 1959. Printed from
plates made available by Gilbert H. Wild & Son, Inc.
#175
October, 1964
From the President's Desk ................... Robert S. Carney
Wister Award .................................... ...................................
National Test Garden Report, 1964 ......................................
Foster Memorial Plaque ........................................................
Past Midnight Reflection of an Editor.. J. Arthur Nelson
Median Iris Symposium.
Barney Hobbs
Popularity Poll, 1964............... ................
Judges' Choice, 1964 .............................................................
Awards of the American Iris Society.. Mrs. Walter H. Buxton
1965 Convention C. W. Flowers ..................................
Mister, Can You Spare a Dime? . . Nelson and Hoffman
Growing Arils in the Colder Areas of Midwest.Roy Brizendine
Recipe for an Iris Show .......... Russell & Jennie Hopson
Thoughts on Soil ......................................... V. F. Scholz
Iris Exhibition at Hamburg ..... . .......... ......................
Life Memberships to Dr. and Mrs. Wall .......................
Flight Lines ... ................................... Peggy Burke Grey
Foster Memorial Plaque .................................................
A Tribute to My Friend, Greig Lapham
Harold H. Hamed
Where the Iris Gets Its Colors. ..................... C. G. Joslin
Exhibition Committee Report, 1964 . J. Arthur Nelson .....
Iris Florentina ........................................................................
Region Reports ... ........................................... ........ .............
Varietal Reports ....................................................................
Small Siberians ................................................ Peg Edwards
Sections of AIS ................... .............................................
Membership Rates............... .............................................
Affiliates of AIS .................. .............................................
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Cover Photograph-Tall bearded iris ALLEGIANCE (Dykes Medal Winner, 1964) printed from
photograph made available by Robert Schreiner.
Table of Contents #176 Jan 1975
From the President's Desk ............................................................... Robert S. Carney
7
Two New Directors
8
The Clan Will Gather at Memphis ......................................................... Henry Mitchell 10
The New Regional Vice Presidents ................................................................................ 12
British Iris Society Awards
13
Paul Cook, Iris Hybridizer
.Robert Schreiner 17
Ackerman Awarded Service Medal
21
Payne Awarded Hybridizer's Medal
22
Change in Arilbred Definition, etc ............................................................. John Holden 26
AIS Judges for 1965
29
An Iris Garden for Fifty Dollars ..................................................................................... 41
The Medians
John E. Goett 49
Irises in a Sixteenth Century Garden
..... Lee W. Lenz 52
Iris Trek
.... Robert S. Carney 55
Shall We Have Another Poll
Jake Scharff 57
Regional Reports
59
First Impressions of a Great Iris Garden ................................................ Edwin Rundlett 67
Louisianas in the Ketchum Memorial Gardens
.Mrs. Reuben Sawyer 69
At the Foot of the Rainbow
.. Floy Nelson 72
Iris Club Does Civic Project ................................................................... Ermah Ballard 74
San Diego Civic Center Iris Garden ........................................................ James Watkins 76
Greig Lapham ......................................................................................... Tell Muhlestein 77
Flight Lines .................................................................. Keith Keppel, Peggy Burke Gray 79
Minutes of Directors' Meeting ......................................................... Clifford W. Benson 86
Report of the Treasurer ........................................................................ Jay C. Ackerman 89
Report of National Round Robin Program
John C. Bartholomew 92
1964 Membership Campaign ............................................................ Claude C. O'Brien 93
Report of the Scientific Committee .............................................................Lee W. Lenz 95
More Thoughts on Rebloomers ........................................................Raymond C. Smith 107
Sections of AlA
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Affiliates of AIS
BIS Memberships
How to Join an AIS Robin.
Membership Rates
Membership Campaign
5 How to Register an Iris
5 Bulletin Advertising Rates
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75 Questions and Answers
106
80 Show Dates
107
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97 Iris Slides for Rental ... October 114
103
Cover Sketch: The front cover of the January BULLETIN is reproduced from a sketch from the
pen of William Jon Krasting of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and is entitled, "Hello, My Sleeping
Beauties!"
Table of Contents #177A April 1965
From the President's Desk
Robert S. Carney
7
Orville W. Fay
9
Breeding Irises
How Can We Find the Best?
Harry Randall 12
Paul Howard Cook ... and Median Irises
Bee Warburton 15
Elusive Hues
Dr. Lorenzo A. Medrano 19
If 1 Were Starting Over
Several Authors 23
Twin City Iris Society
Creta M. Kessenich 44
In Memoriam .................................................................................................................. 49
More on Soil Fertility.
Ferris D. Caskill 50
Flight Lines
Keith Keppel, Peggy Burke Gray 63
Fantasy
Ethel Johnson 77
Reflections .
Maynard C. Knopf 85
Are You a Judge? .
Mrs. Walter H. Buxton 95
The Iris Clinic ........................................... ..... ............................................................... 99
Section of AIS
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Memphis Convention ........................... 94
Affiliates of AIS
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Announcements .....................................94
Membership Rates.
52
Show Dates ........................................... 97
Nat'l Round Robin Dir.
64 How to Register an Iris.
How to Join an AIS Robin
76 Iris Slides for Rental
Bulletin Advertising Rates
78
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COVER: The cover of the April Bulletin is that of the Schreiner Gardens' Amethyst
Flame, winner of the 1963 Dykes Medal and leader in the 1964 Popularity Poll.
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Table of Contents #178A July 1965
Guest Irises for 1967 Convention 7
Attention Judges ...............................................................................................................................8
1965 AIS Convention
Mildred B. Midjaas 9
Favorite Guest Irises
10
Reports on Convention Tour GardensAllen ................................ Myron Beard 18
Ketchum ......................................... Ray Allen 32
Allen ............................... Marvin Olson 19
Martin
Gren Campbell 33
Bauman
Clarke Cosgrove 19
Miller
Jimmy Williams 34
Brinkerhoff
Irwin Conroe 21
Murrah
J. Arthur Nelson 35
Carney ...................... Edward Varnum 22
Schaff
C. Hobert Minnick 36
Coulson ..
Allen Harper 24
Smith
Lerton Hooker 38
Crenshaw
Virginia Mathews 26
Stovall
Roy Brizendine 39
Flowers
Franklin Brewer 26
Tipton
Elizabeth Bergin 41
Harding ..
Larry Harder 29
Tipton
Carol Walters 42
Harrel
Joseph Riley 30
Sanders
... Arnold Schliefert 43
From the President's Desk
Robert S. Carney 44
More About the Reticulata Group
Bee Warburton 4.5
Spurias Unlimited
Clarke Cosgrove 47
Regional Test,Garden Rules ......................................................................................................... 50
National Test Garden Awards ...................................................................................................... 51
Intermediates from Cook 10942
William Peck 52
Simplified Embryo Culture
Doris Foster 56
Two Region 19 Service Gardens ...
Paul F. Hoffmeister 51
Looking at Robins .
Carol Ramsey 63
B. Y. Morrison Research Grant Is on Its Way
Mrs. Reuben Sawyer 6.5
The Bulletin Artist ..
William Jon Krasting 67
Goals for Remontants
Billy G. Skillman 68
Dwarf Iris Society
Emma Hobbs 71
In Memoriam-Edna Weed
72
Mary F. Tharp.
73
Flight Lines
. Peggy Burke Grey, Keith Keppel 75
President's Cup
90
Registrations in 1964
95
Minutes of Joint RVP-Directors Meeting.
CliHord W. Benson 96
Min"utes of Board of Directors Meeting
Clifford W. Benson 97
Sections of AIS
Affiliates of AIS
Deadline for Registrations
Robin Directory
How to Join an AIS Robin
5 Bulletin Advertising Rates
93
5 The Iris Clinic .................................................. 98
49 AIS Membership Rates ................................... 99
76 How to Register an Iris ................................ 100
88 Iris Slides for Rental .................................... 101
COVER: The cover of the July BULLETIN is that of the spuria iris CHUNIASCH CHIEF,
one of the 1964 introductions of past-president Marion Walker. The photograph is by courtesy
of Sweeney, Krist & Dimm, Oregon.
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Table of Contents #178B July 1965 missing
(section 2)
Table of Contents #179 Oct 1965
From the President's Desk
Hobert S. Carney 7
Awards of the American Iris Society, 1965
Mrs. Walter H. Buxtoll 8
Judges' Choice 1965
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Popularity Poll, 1965.
22
1965 National Test Garden Report
Dr. H. C. Allen 23
British Iris Society Awards
24
Iris Premiatc .1965
25
Symposium, Median Iris Society
25
An Iris Hall
Peg Grey 26
Inhibitory Effects of his Seed Extracts
Carl J. C. Corgensen 27
Two of the Magic Eleven for '66
Joe Gatty :31
Flight Lines
Peggy Burke Grey, Keith Keppel :37
Exhibitions Committee Report, 1965
William T. B1edsoe 49
Problems in Exhibition Judging
William T. B1edsoe 61
H. Castle Fletcher 64
Answer to Criticism ..
Once Upon a Halloween
Dr. Anne Lee 67
The MIS Meeting at Memphis
68
Miniatures to the Fore ... Charlotte Gantz 70
New Sweden to New England
A. Edward Murray, Jr. 7 I
In Memoriam-Stephen F. Hamblin
77
Paul Wickersham
77
Mrs. H. C. Dodson
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Mrs. J. A. Sapp
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The 1965 Iris Season in Review
Joseph Ghio 80
Iris from the Carolinas to Iowa and Ohio
Ralph and Helen Lewis 87
Sections of AIS
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Affiliates of AIS
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The Iris Clinic
86
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Rohin Directory
:38
How to Register an Iris
100
Bulletin Advertizing Rates
85
Iris Slides for Rental
101
How to Join an A1S Robin
86
COYER. The cover of the October BULLETI:\' is that of Neva Sexton's Dykes Medal winner for
1965; photo credit to Melrose Gardens, the introducer.
Table of Contents #180A Jan 1966
From the President's Desk ............................................................ Hubert A. Fischer
7
Hubert Fischer-New President .................................................................................. ......8
An Iris Christmas & New Year Wish ................................... Zerah Maye Brummett
9
David F. Hall-An Appreciation
Ferris D. Gaskill 10
Popularity Poll, 1965-Corrected List
15
Two New Directors-Ira Wood and E. E. Varnum ............................................. q ••••••• 18
AIS Judges for 1966
20
Hybridizer's Medals to Gibson, Plough
34
Carney, O'Brien, Smith Awarded Service Medals
35
Seven New RVP's
39
A Pair of Gracious Tour Gardens ..................................... Hoffmeister, Seggessemann 42
An Invitation to Presby Gardens for '66 ......................................... Barbara F. Walther 44
Pollination to Fertilization Time Interval ..................................... Sallie Delahoussaye 48
Of Japanese Irises ............................................................................ c. A. Swearengen 51
Modem Cultivars of 1. Kaempferi ................................................ Eleanor Westmeyer ,54
Japanese Irises-July Royalty .................................................................... E. H. Wagner 58
A Case for Robins ..............................................................................Loree Woodward 62
A Fall Garden Visit ........................................................................... Billy G. Skillman 63
Ira S. Nelson .................................................................................................................... 66
In Memoriam
66
Flight Lines .............................................................. Keith Keppel, Peggy Burke Gray 68
Sands of Time
78
New Ideas in Flower Shows ...................................................................Jo Anne Tufts 80
1966 Membership Campaign .........................................................Clifford W. Benson 86
Summary 1965 Membership Campaign
.q •••• Clifford W. Benson 87
Report of the Treasurer
Jay W. Ackerman 90
Minutes of Directors' Meeting
Clifford W. Benson 92
Montana State University Progress Report
97
Surprise Surprise
New Publication on Iris Diseases
Go Golden Gate in '68
Dr. Frederick R. Judy 98
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Roy Oliphant 102
Sections of AIS ...................................... 5 Announcements
Affiliates of AIS ..................................... 5 Membership Rates
Newark Convention ............................. 46 Bulletin Advertising Rates.
Nat'l. Round Robin Dir.
69 Iris Slides for Rental
How to Join an AIS Robin
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COVER: The cover of the January BULLETIN is that of A. II. Hazzard's Japanese iris,
NUMAzu, chosen because of the fame it has achieved in the sister city movement.
Table of Contents #180B Jan 1966 missing (section 2)
Table of Contents #181 April 1966
From the President's Desk
... Hubert A. Fischer
7
Welcome to Newark.
.. Paul L. Hoffmeister
8
Review of Factors in Iris Seed Germination
Kenneth K. Kidd 14
Iris Shows Are Fun in Region 15 ............................................................. August Phillips 26
The People
.. Cora May Pickard 28
A Connecticut AnniversaryRuth Schultz 32 Easy Does It . Dr. Craig D. Ellyson 34
Regional Reports:
Region 1
Frederick W. Gadd 38
Region 3 .
Elizabeth H. Rowe 38
Region 4
Rena M. Frantz 42
Region 5
Mrs. C. C. Chapman 44
Region 6
Anthony Willott 44
Region 8
.G. F. Hanson 46
Region 9
Lerton Hooker 49
Region 10 .
Mrs. L. L. Robinson 49
Region 11
.. Mrs. C. Arvid Nelson 50
Region 14
Bernice R. Roe 52
Region 15
Thornton M. Abell 54
Region 17
.. Joe L. Bergin 56
Region 18 .
Allen Harper 59
Region 20
Jack Riley 60
Region 21 ....................................................................................................... Floyd Helt 62
Region 22
John W. Humphrey 64
Region 23
. Mrs. B. O. Barnes 66
Region 24 ...................................................................................... Mrs. Reuben Sawyer 69
In Memoriam ....................................................................................................................... 72
Flight Lines ... Keith Keppel, Peggy Burke Gray 78
A Prolific Cross
83
Guests for the 1968 National Convention.
85
Iris Meetings and Shows
89
The Iris Clinic ........................................... ........................................................................... 91
Sections of AIS .
Affiliates of AIS.
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How to Join an AIS Robin (Jan.) 77
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COVER: The cover of the April BULLETIN is an arrangement by Mrs. Frances Smith of Opal
Brown's WINTER OLYMPICS. (Photo by Tom L. Brown).
#182 July 1966
From the President's Desk
Hubert A. Fischer 7
Nematode Control on Irises
.. Revis Abbott 8
At Home Away from Home
Ben R. Hager 11
A Yard Full of Irises
Clara F. Adams 15
Report of First International Symposium
on Iris ............................................................................................. Katherine H. Heinig 20
Flight Lines ................................................................... Peggy Burke Grey, Keith Keppel 23
Iris Quiz
.. Mrs. Gertrude Woollen 35
Favorite Guest Irises
37
Compilation of Popularity Poll Winners
.. Walter Lorenz 38
From the Editor's Desk
42
Region IV Introduces New Judges Training Program
F. G. Stephenson
47
The Newark Convention:
The Juhasz Garden Jack Sharney 53 The Leavitt Garden ... Barbara Serdynski
55
The Wood Garden .
Jake Scharff 58
The Bonsai Garden
.. Elizabeth Rowe 60
The Hoffmeister Garden
Dorothy Dennis 61
The Knocke Garden ............................................................................ Irwin A. Conroe 63
The Smith Garden .............................................................................. W. G. McGarvey 65
The Presby Gardens .................................................................... Rev. Dudley Benbow 69
The Presby Gardens
. Flaminia Specht 71
Florence Competition
74
In Memoriam
76
Announcements ......................................... .......................................................................... 81
Board Minutes
82
RVP-Directors Minutes
Sections of AIS
83
5 Bul. Advertising Rates
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81
Robin Directory
24 Iris Slides for Rental
84
How to Join an AIS Robin
74 How to Register an Iris
85
Iris Clinic
80 Commercial Directory
86
COVER: The cover of the July BULLETIN is that of the Schreiner's Gardens
STEPPING OUT, an attractive plicata which ran second in the Judges Choice Poll in
1965. (Photo courtesy of Schreiner's Gardens.)
Table of Contents #183 Oct 1966
From the President's Desk Hubert A. Fischer
7
Awards of AIS .........................................................................................................................8
Judges' Choice, 1966 ........................................................................................................... 25
Popularity Poll, 1966 ........................................................................................................... 27
National Test Garden Awards ..............................................................................................28
BIS Awards ............................................................................................................................28
Exhibitions Committee Report, 1966 ........................................................ W. T. Bledsoe 29
A Game for Fun ......................................................................................Dr. Anna M. Lee 41
Iris Comments for 1966 ........................................................................... R. and H. Lewis 42
The AIS 1966 Convention Gardens .....................................................................................50
Iris from the Ground Up .......................................................................... Arnold Peterson 53
At the Species Level .
Roy Davidson 55
Region IV Annual Meeting ............................................................................ James Aultz 57
Germination Study ............................................................................. Carl J. C. Jorgensen 60
Breeding for Blue Irises ............................................................................ Georgia Hinkle 67
My Garden in an Omaha Suburb ..
G. E. Redman 69
Experimental Programs ....
Walter Welch 70
Plans of the AIS Scientific Committee ......................................................... H. M. Parker 73
Flight Lines ................................................................... Peggy Burke Grey, Keith Keppel 75
Iris "Foliage" ................................................................................................. Keith Keppel 88
In Memoriam ............................................. ........................................................................... 92
From the Editor's Desk ............................. ........................................................................... 95
Sections of AIS
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Affiliates of AIS
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76 Membership Rates
101
Iris Clinic
98 Iris Slides for Rental
102
Announcements
99 Commercial Directory
103
COVER: The cover of the October BULLETIN is that of the 1966 DYKES MEDAL
Winner, Orville W. Fay's RIPPLING WATERS. (Photo courtesy of Schreiner's
Gardens.)
Table of Contents #184A Jan 1967
From the President's Desk ................................................................... Hubert A. Fischer
7
Distinguished Service Medal ............................................................................................ ...... 9
Hybridizers' Medals .......................................................................................................... ...... 9
Eight New RVPs ............................................................................................................... .... 11
New Chairmen and Directors ........................................................................................... .... 15
AIS Judges for 1967 ......................................................................................................... .... 16
Denver in '67 ......................................................................................................... Jack Riley 29
Lay Down the Law ................................................................................ William T. Bledsoe 31
The Medians
Pumila-Talls ... John E. Goett 34 Intermediates .. Alta M. Brown 35
Borders ................................................................................................... Bennett C. Jones 37
Miniature Tall Bearded ..................................................................................... Jean Witt 39
Unpredictable Species ................................................................................. Charlotte Gantz 43
Species Exhibits .............................................................................................. Carol Ramsey 46
New Color Class in Medians
. Earl R. Roberts 47
Bennett Jones' Garden
.. George A. Galer 49
Median Color Classification
Harry B. Kuesel .51
Varietal Comments
57
Median Miscellany
.... Bee Warburton 73
What Is an Iris Lover? ............................................................................ Thomas J. Buckley 84
In Memoriam .......................................................................................................................... 90
Writing Complex Pedigrees
.Leonard Michel 90
B. Y. Morrison Research Grant
.Charlotte Sawyer 92
Report of the Treasurer
.Jay Ackerman 95
Minutes of Directors' Meeting
C.W. Benson 97
Awards ........................................................ ......................................................................... 106
Iris Clinic
108
From the Editor's Desk ............................... ......................................................................... 109
Sections of AIS .
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Affiliates of AIS .
5 Bulletin Adv. Rates
104
Attention Affiliates
33 Membership Rates
104
Guest Irises Ballot
93 How To Join AIS Robin
105
Membership Campaign
British Iris Society
102 How To Register and Introduce 105
103 Commercial Directory 110
COVER: The cover for the January BULLETI:\' is that of four medians which have won
places in American iris gardens. (Photo courtesy of Schreiner's Gardens.)
Table of Contents #184A Jan 1967 missing (section 2)
Table of Contents #185 April 1967
From the President's Desk
Hubert A. Fischer 7
Complementary Gene Basis for Anthocyanin Production
Alice Atchison 10
Changing Times ......................................................................................A. F. Bloese 16
Down-to-Earth Look at New Requirements for AIS Judges
W. T. Bledsoe 20
At the Species Level .......................................................................... B. LeRoy Davidson 26
What Makes a Remontant Iris Rebloom? .
Robert Paul Hubley 31
A Family Problem .................................................................................... Robert E. Jerrell 35
A Hybridizer's View ................................................................................. Maynard Knopf 37
About Regional Test Gardens ..............................................................Dr. J. R. Durrance 40
The Evolution of One Iris Garden .............................................................. Edith S. Smith 44
Flight Lines ........................................................................................... Peggy Burke Grey 45
The Incomparable Iris
.... H. E. Trantham 50
San Diego-Imperial Fall Show
54
Pilgrimage to Aril Land ............................................................................... Violet Lorenz 56
Walker Ferguson's Garden ........................................................................... W. J. Gunther 57
America's Favorites ...................................................................................Larry L. Harder 59
First Show of the Season ........................................................................ Clarke Cosgrove 61
Comments on "Iris Breeding for the Near-Beginner”
Gene Simon 62
Happy News from Flooded Florence ...................................................... Flaminia Specht 63
An Iris Freak in the Seedling Patch .............................................................. Z. G. Benson 64
Iris Official Flower of Lockport ................................................................. Mary P. Engel 66
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In Memoriam ............................................ ........................................................................... 70
U
Scientific
From the Editor's Desk
Sections of AIS
Affiliates of AIS
80
5 Iris Slides for Rental
78
5 BULLETIN Adv. Rates.
78
Announcements
74 AIS Membership Rates
79
Guest Irises Milwaukee
75 How to Join AIS Robin.
79
Region meetings.
76 Shows ............................................................ 79
Commercial Directory
THE COVER PICTURE of the April BULLETIN is of Chet Tompkin's ethereally
beautiful RIBBON ROUND.
83
Table of Contents #186 July 1967
From the President's Desk ................................................................
Hubert A. Fischer
7
Orville Fay-Tools of the Artist's Trade ..
Bee Warburton, Lynn Markham
9
Regional Test Gardens
C. Robert Minnick 14
April in Alabama ......................................................................................................Ira E. Wood 15
Swamp Flags Come of Age
.. Tressie Cook 19
Louisiana Iris Silver Anniversary Heritage
Charles W. Amy, Jr. 22
Mary Swords DeBaillon
Pearl M. Segura 29
Mary DeBaillon as We Knew Her ......................................................
W. B. MacMillan 30
The Discovery and Collecting of Louisiana Irises ..
Dr. Caroline Dormon 32
My Iris Friends ........................................................................................
Mary H. Nelson 33
Quest for Tetraploid Louisiana Irises .
Joseph K. Mertzweiller 36
Flight Lines .................................................................................................... Peggy Burke Grey 42
NEMIS Tours Southeast Pennsylvania ............................................................ Bee Warburton 55
Northwest Spring Median Iris Meeting ............................................................ Grace Pederson 57
Two New Books .
58
1968: The Convention, Test and Display Garden .............................................. Roy Oliphant 60
Come West Irisarians .................................................................................................... Joe Ghio 61
1969 AIS Convention
63
Varietal Comments MITG ...................................................................................... Earl Roberts 67
1967 Wichita Early Bloom .................................................................................. Carol Ramsey 68
Varietal Comments
. Mildred Brizendine 70
Comments on Newer Dwarf Irises .................................................................... Alta M. Brown 71
Tribute to California Irisarian ........................................................ Peggy Gray, Roy Oliphant 74
In Memoriam
75
At the Species Level ............................................................................................ Roy Davidson 80
Iris Nelsonii ........................................................................................................ L. F. Randolph 82
Negative Evidence of Introgression Affecting
Stability of Louisiana Iris .................................................... Randolph, Nelson, Plaisted 83
Protective Fungicide Treatments ................................................................... H. S. MacWithey 84
Minutes of Board of Directors Meeting
. Clifford W. Benson 90
Minutes of Joint RVP-Directors Meeting
.Clifford W. Benson 91
Favorite Guest Irises
94
Colorado State University
. Barbara Serdynski 95
From the Editor's Desk
97
Sections of AIS
5 Iris Slides for Rental ......................................... 92
Affiliates of AIS ............................................5 Bulletin Adv. Rates
92
Nat'l. Robin Program Dir.
43 AIS Membership Rates
93
Announcements .......................................... 88 How To Join AIS Robin
93
Commercial Directory
99
THE COVER PICTURE of the July BULLETIN is C. W. Amy's KATHERINE CORNAY,
a Louisianian. HC and EC, 1961; HM 1963. Color plates courtesy of C. W. Amy.
L.
Table of Contents #187 Oct 1967
From the President's Desk ................................................................. Hubert A. Fischer
7
A Day Amongst the "Flag-Lilies"
8
.. Larry L. Harder
The Denver Convention ............................................................................... Ben R. Hager 11
Denver Botanic Garden-1967 ......................................................................... Ira E. Wood 12
Long Garden ............................................................................................. D. Steve Varner 16
Denver Convention Notes .............................................................................. Viola Spotts 18
Denver '67 ...................... ········ .................................................................Edith S. Smith 20
Unsung Heroes ............... ............................................................................... Allen Harper 22
Guardian of the Gardens ...................................................................... Gordon Blackwell 24
Fortieth Anniversary Celebration ........................................................... Barbara \Valther 26
Views from the Golden Gate Joe Ghio 29
Psuedacorus Irises ................................................................................... Albert J. Motsch 33
Awards of AIS, 1967 ............................................................................................................ 35
Popularity Poll, 1967
50
BlS Awards ........................................................................................................................... 51
Florence Awards 1967
51
Judges' Choice, 1967
52
Iris in 1967 ....................................................................................Ralph and Helen Lewis 54
Exhibitions Committee Report, 1967 ...............................................WiIIiam T. Bledsoe 64
Anatomy of an Iris Show ..............................................................................G. F. Hanson 77
Birth of the Reblooming Iris Society .................................................Dr. Lloyd Zurbrigg 84
At the Species Level ...........................................................................B. LeRoy Davidson 86
In Memoriam ........................................................................................................................ 88
Simplified Iris Embryo Culture ............................................................. Leonard P. Stoltz 90
From the Editor's Desk ......................................................................................................... 99
Symposium, Median Iris Society ........................................................... Donald I. Tufts 102
Sections of AIS ......................................... 5 Iris Slides for Rental
105
Affiliates of AIS ....................................... 5 Bulletin Adv. Rates
106
Nat'I. Robin Program Dir. ...................... 83 AIS Membership Rates .............................. 106
Announcements 104 Commercial Directory 107
THE COVER PICTURE is that of the Schreiner introduction FUJI's MANTLE, top HM
and JUDGES' CHOICE winner in 1967. Picture courtesy of Schreiner's.
Table of Contents #188A Jan 1968
From the President's Desk .............. ................ .................................... Hubert Fischer 6
Clara Rees ....................................... ................ .............................. Peggy Burke Grey 9
She Walks in Beauty ...................... ................ ......................... :Mrs. J. R. Hamblen 11
SNOW FLURRY ............................ ................ ........................................ The Editors 14
An Opus on Whites ........................ ................ .................................... C. W. Benson 16
The Influence of Snow Flurry ........ ................ ...................................... Les Peterson 20
My White Want List ....................... ................ ...................................... Larry Harder 24
Good Parents ................................... ................ .................................. George Warner 26
That Tiny Brown Speck ................. ................ .................................... C. W. Benson 28
Our Hybridizing Program .............. ................ .................................. Opal L. Brown 33
New Directors ................................. ................ ............................................................. 37
Awards ............................................. ................ .........................................................8, 38
AIS Judges for 1968 ....................... ................ ............................................................. 39
Symposium List .............................. ................ ............................................................. 50
Linger Awhile ................................. ................ ....................................... Joseph Ohio 54
New RVPs ....................................... ................ ............................................................. 59
Along the Iris Trail ......................... ................ ................................. Perry L. Parrish 59
Growing Irises in Nebraska ........... ................ ............................... Les Hildenbrandt 65
Irisphilatelics ................................... ................ ....................................... Ralph Geyer 69
Flight Lines ..................................... ................ ............................. Peggy Burke Grey 76
In Memoriam .................................. ................ ............................................................. 86
First Impressions ............................. ................ .....................................Glenn Corlew 88
I
Advertising Rates ........................... ..... 102 Minutes .................................................. 95
Affiliates .......................................... ...... 5 Robin Directory ........................................ 75
Announcements .............................. .... 94 Sectl'ons AIS 1 10
Commercial Directory .................... .. 107 ................................................................. ,
· Sl'd
101 SpecIes ................................................... . 93
ns I es ......................................... .
Membership Rates .......................... .. 101 Statement ................................................ . 97
Membership Campaign .................. .. 100 Treasurer ................................................ ..98
THE COVER PICTURE is that of the popular and vote-getting Gibson
introduction, RADIANT ApOGEE. Picture courtesy Cooley's Gardens. THE
BACK COVER PICTURE is an arrangement by Carl Starker featuring
BUTTERCUP BOWER. Photograph courtesy Schreiner's.
3
Table of Contents #188B Jan 1968 missing (section 2)
Table of Contents #189A April 1968
From the President's Desk ................................................................. Hubert Fischer
6
From Whence These Blues ................................................................... .The Editors
9
The Enduringly Popular Blues ........................................................ Bernard Schreiner 11
Singing the Blues ................................................................................. Arthur Watkins 14
The Blues Have More Than Just Their Color .......................................... Les Peterson 18
The Beautiful Blue Iris ......................................................................... Oren Campbell 22
Favorite Blues ....................................................................................... Elsie Zuercher 24
Hybridizing .............................................................................................. Larry Gaulter 28
A Scientific Form of Art ......................................................................... Keith Keppel 32
A Hybridizing Program ............................................................................... John Goett 36
Tales Tell's Pollen Box Tells .......................................................................................... 37
From San Joaquin Valley Hybridizers .............................................. W. B. Schortman 46
Irises We'd Like to See Again .................................................... Hoyt and Edith Smith 49
TB Varietal Comment-1967 Season ...................................................... Les Eberhardt 53
New Varieties .......................................................................................... Myron Beard 58
My Want List ........................................................................................... Larry Harder 64
How I Picture the Iris ..........................................................................,.Frank Drapalik 70
Happiness Is a Silver Medal .......................................................................... Bill Frass 73
The Pot Culture of Japanese Irises ................................................. William Ouweneel 77
Flight Lines ....................................................................... ............. Peggy Burke Grey 86
In Memoriam ..................................................................... ............................................ 99
Is That Our Bus? ............................................................... ............ Rachael Chappell 101
Featuring Iris Pumila ......................................................... ................ Bee Warburton 102
Soil Improvement Program ............................................... ................. Leon B. Losey 105
From the Editor's Desk ...................................................... .......................................... 106
Convention Schedule ......................................................... .......................................... 114
Advertising Directory ................................. 113 Iris Slides ......................................... 119
Advertising Rates ............................... 120 Membership Rates ................................... 119
Affiliates ...................................................... 5 Robin Directory .................................... 85
AIS Pins ................................................ 15 Sections AIS ............................................... 1
Announcements .................................. 112 Species ..................................................... 109
Commercial Directory ........................ 123 Scientific .................................................. 108
THE COVER PICTURE is that of Mrs. John Hope's AM winner, EVER AND
EVER. Photo courtesy Cooley's Gardens. THE BACK COVER PICTURE is a Carl
Starker arrangement featuring BLUE BARON. Photo courtesy Schreiner's.
Table of Contents #189B April 1968 missing (section 2)
Table of Contents #190 July 1968
From the President's Desk ........................... m_ •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Hubert Fischer
7
Just-"Golden Gate in '68" ..................................................................... Larry L. Harder
8
The Berkeley Convention ..................................................................
Edward Jaeger 18
This is Your Life u ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Editors 21
Flower Power Has a Happening ....................................... ................... Peggy Burke Grey 22
California Grown and Bred ........................................ ---- ................................. Joe Gatty 34
Collecting Iris Antiques and Artifacts ............................. .............................. Aleta Eggle 40
1970 AIS Convention in New York ................................ ...................... William H. Peck 42
These are the Basics .......................................................... .................... Glenn Viehmeyer 44
Annual Presidential Letter ................................................ ................................................... 49
Official 1968 Ballot Results ..........m •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 50
Come As an Iris ...................................................................................... May Belle Wright 65
Williamson-White Award ........................................... uu •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 66
Remontants ..............................................................................................Billy G. Skillman 68
Tender Loving Care Can be Lethal .................................................... Raymond G. Smith 71
In Memoriam .m
................................................................................................... · ............. · .. ·
73
Milwaukee Convention, 1969 ......................................................................... .................... 77
Flight Lines ............................................................................................ Peggy Burke Grey 78
From the Editor's Desk ......................................................................................... uu •••••••• 82
Genetics for Iris Breeders ........................................................................ Kenneth K. Kidd 84
Minu tes ................ m ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • •• •• ••
•••••••••••••••••••
100
Advertising Directory ........................... 105 Commercial Directory ............................... 106
Advertising Rates .................................... 99 Iris Slides .................................................... 100
Affiliates .................................................... 5 Membership Rates ........................................99
Books and Pamphlets ............................ 112 Robin Directory .............................................79
Announcements ....................................... 98 Sections, AIS .................................................. 1
The FRONT COVER is of Don Waters' garden, and features CLIFFS OF DOVER,
LADY ROGERS and LAVANESQUE. The BACK COVER is a floral design by Irene S.
Nelson entitled SPRING SPRITE and NINEVEH. The INSIDE FRONT COVER is
Opan Brown's SEASIDE. The INSIDE BACK COVER is DEBBY RAIRDON (Kuntz),
ROYAL TOUCH (Schreiners), ULTRAPOISE (Noyd) and SWAHILI (Plough).
Table of Contents #191 October 1968
From the President's Desk ............................................................... Hubert Fischer 7
Saving Irises ....................................................................................... Ellen Crouch 9
The Big Challenge ...................................................................... Robert Schreiner 10
The Quest for Red _______________________________________ The Editors 15
Greig Lapham and Red Irises ..........................................................Earl Browder 18
No Reddy Mix ...................................................................................... Hugo Wall 19
On the Way to Red ...................................................................... Tell Muhlestein 21
Let's Frill and Fancy the Reds ...........................................................Les Peterson 23
Hybridizing for Red Irises ............................................................. M. L. Saddoris 24
Red Robins .................................................................................... Frederick Judy 27
Japanese Iris Awards ............................................................................................... 30
Exhibition Committee Report .................................................... Clarke Cosgrove 30
Judges Choice .......................................................................................................... 44
Popularity Poll ......................................................................................................... 46
New Irises ......................................................................................... Perry Parrish 47
Iris Down Under ................................................................................. Betty Wood 48
Garden State Iris Show ........................................................................ Mary Wais 55
They Bloom in the Summer ..................................................................... Art Day 57
A Texan Reports on Spurias ........................................................Barbara Benson 58
Resistance to Change . ......................................................................Andre Viette 59
The Late Late Show .................................................................Gordon Blackwell 62
Children and Irises ..................................................................... F. G. Stephenson 66
The 1968 Bloom Season .............................................................. Hooker Nichols 67
Profiles-Z. G. Benson, Mrs. Douglas Pattison, Dr. John C. Wister ...................... 70
Flight Lines .............................................................................. Peggy Burke Grey 74
A Garden Restoration Project ............................................................ Carol Wells 82
I. Unguicularis .............................................................................................. Jean, Witt 83
Payne Award ............................................................................ C. A. Swearengen 85
Convention Announcements .......... ........................................................................ 86
Irises in Region IV in 1968 ............ .................................................. Ralph Lewis 89
In Memoriam .................................. ........................................................................ 94
From the Editor's Desk ................... ........................................................................ 96
British Awards ................................ ..................................................................... 101
Af f l
Advertising Directory ..................... 105 Convention Dates .................................. 42
Advertising Rates ........................... 102 In~rod~ction ........................................ 102
'l'ates
5 Ins SlIdes ......................................... 101
1 ...........................................................Membership Rates ........................... 100
Announcements ................................... 99 Registration ....................................... 102
Books and Pamphlets ......................112 Sections AIS ............................................1
Commercial Directory .................... 107 Species .................................................101
The FRONT COVER features Schreiner's 1968 introduction, WAR
LORD.
3
Table of Contents #192A Jan 1969
From the President's Desk
The Iris Show
W. T. Bledsoe
7
Mrs. W. E. Burton
78
What I Like About the North
Growing Japanese Irises
Lura B. Roach
8
W. E. Ouweneel
80
Planned Parenthood, Iris Style
Spurias Are Easy to Grow
Keith Keppel
15
Archie Owen
83
Some Experiences With Reds
The Best in Spurias
Jesse E. Wills
17
Archie Owen
84
That Elusive Red Iris
Weed Control in Seedling Beds
W. B. Schortman
20
H. E. Briscoe
85
New Presidential Team ........................... 22 Awards at Florence ......... ............................. 86
Three New Board Members .................... 23 Philosophy of an Irisarian
Four Distinguished Service Medals
25 Dr. W. E. Jones
86
Two Hybridizers Medals ......................... 26 Flight Lines ........... Peggy Burke Grey
88
Seven New RVPs .................................... 27 Display Gardens for Median
AIS Judges for 1968 ................................ 31
Irises ................ Bennett C. Jones
99
National Test Garden Awards ................. 41
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Ketchum Memorial Garden
Harriet Segessemann
99
Jake H. Scharff
42 New York Botanical Garden
The Highways Blossom
Harriet Segessemann 100
Bennett C. Jones
44 From the Editor's Desk ...............................101
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Median Symposium .. , ..................... 102
Evelyn Boon
45 Another Breakthrough
Region 14 Display Garden
H. H. Henkelman 105
Roy Oliphant
47
Mulches on Bearded Irises
Iris of Yesteryear
Einert and Box 105
Gordon Blackwell
50 Profiles - (Mr. and Mrs. Ferris
Presby Needs Your Help
Gaskill, Mrs. Ethel Ricker) .... 109
Gordon Blackwell
53 Teens and Twenties ...................Iris Smith 111
University of Washington Arboretum
Phil Williams ......................................... 112
Jean Witt
53 At the Species Level ................................... 112
Median Display Garden
In Memoriam ......................................... 114
Bruce Richardson
55 Guidelines for Judges Training .................. 114
What Every Iris Grower Should
Revision of Awards System .................. 116
Know (in part) .................................. 56 Arilbred Awards ......................................... 117
Controlled Culture Program
Point Scale - Collection Classes 118
Clarence Protzmann
70 Book Review .............................................. 118
Milwaukee Convention ............................ 72
1969 Membership Campaign
Be Our Guest - Milwaukee 1969
Dr. Hugo Wall 121
Edith M. Kimber
73
Summary 1968 Membership ................. 122
Iris Motif in Art at Milwaukee
Minutes .................................................. 124
Clarence Protzmann
74 Treasurer's Report
Wichita Bound
Jay C. Ackerman 127
Mabel Clare Jendel
75
Statement of Publication ....................... 129
Advertising Directory ............................. 130 Introductions .............................................. 121
Advertising Rates ................................... 121 Iris Slides .................................................... 119
Affiliates ..................................................... 5 Membership Rates .......................................120
Announcements ...................................... 114 Registration ................................................ 121
Books and Pamphlets ............................. 136 Sections AIS ................................................... 1
Commercial Directory ............................ 130 Show Supplies ............................................ 135
The FRONT COVER features Tompkins' 1965 introduction CAMELOT ROSE. 3
Table of Contents #192B Jan 1969 missing (section 2)
Table of Contents #193A April 1969
From the President's Desk .................................................................. W. T. Bledsoe
7
Our Garden Cinderella ................................................................... Robert Schreiner
8
Ferdinand Cayeux .................................................................................... Jean Cayeux 13
Dr. R. E. Kleinsorge and Brown Irises ........................... Robert Schreiner and editors 14
The Brown Trail .......................................................................................... Henry Sass 17
Notes on Browns ......................................................................................... Jesse Wills 18
That Brown Iris .................................................................................... Roy Brizendine 20
Brown in Irises .......................................................................................... .The Editors 21
President Honored .......................................................................................................... 25
Twenty-Six Life Members ............................................................................................. 31
Symposium Compilation ....................................................................... Walter Lorenz 38
Milwaukee Convention ................................................................ Clarence Protzmann 46
Convention Calendar ...................................................................................................... 48
Guest Irises at Wichita ............................................................................. W. F. Brown 51
The Grand Ball ......................................................................................William Simon 54
An Alternate ................................................................................... Raymond G. Smith 58
Psychodelic Movement ........................................................................ Larry L. Harder 60
Junior Division Plan ....................................................................................................... 62
Genetics for his Breeders ................................................................... Kenneth K. Kidd 68
On the Species Level .............................................................................. Roy Davidson 86
Happenings Among Spurias ............................................................. Eleanor McCown 89
Germination of Spuria Seed .............................................................. Walker Ferguson 91
Kaempferi Irises in the Midwest .................................................. Clarence Swearengen 92
Japanese Irises in the West ..................................................................... Ben R. Hager 94
In Memoriam .................................................................................................................. 96
Robin Flight Control ...................................................................................................... 97
Flight Lines .................................................................................................................... 98
Reblooming Iris Symposium ........................................................................................109
Editor's Desk .................................................................................................................110
CORA BAND Wins Towndrow Trophy ..................................................................... 112
Award Winners at Vienna ................... .........................................................................118
Advertising Directory ......................... 110 Introductions ............................................119
Advertising Rates ................................ 121 Iris Slides .................................................119
Affiliates .................................................. 5 Membership Rates ................................... 119
Announcements ................................... 117 Registration .............................................. 119
Books and Supplies ............................. 128 Sections ....................................................... 1
Commercial Directory ......................... 119 Show Supplies .........................................127
The FRONT COVER features Schreiner's GINGERSNAP. (Photo by Schreiner).
COVER THREE depicting progress in browns is from pictures from Schreiners and
Frank Drapalik.
Table of Contents #193B April 1969 missing (Section 2)
Table of Contents #194 July 1969
From the President's Desk ·· .. · .................................................. W. T. Bledsoe
6
Red Irises and Cyanidin ·· ............................................ Dr. Peter Werckmeister
7
Proven Method of Growing Irises ................................................... James Tucker 15
Rainbow Trail in California ......... .............................................. Elsie Nicholson 20
Mulching with Sawdu-,t · ........... · .............................................................................
Price and Judkins 25
Wichita Iris Club · ...........· .. ·· .. ···· ............................................ Mabel Jendel 31
Leaf Spot and Other Matters · .. ·· ................................................. Reuben Smith 32
AIS Awards and Milwaukee Convention ............................................................... 33
1969 Membership Campaign · ...... ·· ............................................. Earl Browder 53
Southern California Display Garden ............................... Anderson and Spalding 54
Orville Fay ........ ·· .. · · ... · .. · ................................................. Melba Hamblen 55
Irises in the Moonlight · ....... · .. ····· .. · ...................................... Winifred Ross 56
Iris Seed Germination .. · .. · .... · ... · .............................................. .John Weiler 58
My Hybridizing Experiences ... ...... ............................................. Albert Motsch 62
Something New ....... · .... · .. · .. · ... ............................................. Henry Rowlan 64
Let's Look at Robin Program · ........ ........................................Mrs. W. E. Leake 65
Irises in Japan .. · .. · .... · · . · · ..... ............................................. Lee Eberhardt 65
Standard Dwarfs 1969 · . · .. · ..... · .. · .......................................... Carol Ramsey 67
Dwarf Iris Bloom · .. ··· .. · . ..... ....... · ........................................... Lucille Kavan 69
Fragrance the Ignored .......... ·· . · .. · .. ·· ...................................... John Cochran 71
New York Convention · ...... . ·· ...... ····.· ...................................... William Peck 72
The Smith Garden · .. · .. · .. · ..
· . . Catherine Smith 73
The Knocke Garden · .. ···· ....... ·· .. · ............................................. Betty Wood 74
You th .............................................. .......... ........................................................................... 76
Kids-Getting Them Interested ............. ··· ........................................... Hal Stahly 76
Thesis on Siberian Irises ··· ........· .. ·· ......................................... Kevin Vaughn 77
The Joys of AIS · ........... ·· .. · .. · ....... .......................................... Phil Williams 78
The Hybridizing Bug .. · .. ·· .. · .. · .. .. .................................................. Joe Ghio 79
Flight Lines ........................................... ............................................. Peggy Grey 82
In Memoriam " ...................................... .................................................................. 90
Advertising Directory ....................... 53 Introductions ......................................... 96
Advertising Rates ............................. 95 Iris Slides ............................................... 96
Affiliates ............................................. 5 Membership Rates ................................ 96
Announcements ................................ 94 Registrations .......................................... 96
Commercial Directory ...................... 99 Sections ................................................... 1
The FRONT COVER is AN IRIS GROWER'S BOUQUET with ALLEGIANCE, AMETHYST FLAME, BABBLING BROOK, BROWNIE KISS,
CROSS COUNTRY, CRYSTAL RIVER, EMMA COOK, FIRST VIOLET,
FLUTED HAVEN, JUNGLE SHADOWS, ALKE W ASHINGTON, LICORICE
STICK, MARIE PHILLIPS, SKYDIVA, SPARKLING WATERS, THRUWAY,
TOLL GATE, WEDDING GOWN, WHOLE CLOTH, and the Siberian
KINGFISHER.
Table of Contents #195 Oct 1969
From the President's Desk ......................................................................... W. T. Bledsoe
6
They'll Never Believe Me .........................................................................Lura B. Roach
7
The Rainbow Trail in Oregon ........................................................... Elsie Mae Nicholson 17
Irises in 1969 ..................................................................................Ralph and Helen Lewis 21
Scorch ............................................................................................................ Dr. J. G. Bald 26
Landscape Planting of Japanese Irises ............................................................ W. A. Payne 30
Intermediate and Standard Dwarf Bearded ..................................................... Alta Brown 33
Ones I Liked at Milwaukee ................................................................. Eleanor Westmeyer 35
Birth of a Convention ........................................................................... Mabel Clare Jendel 36
Flight Lines ............................................................................................ Peggy Burke Grey 37
Laboratory Culture of Iris Seeds ......................................................... Bruce B. Farrington 45
Jubilee in NYC-1970 ................................................................................ William H. Peck 52
Long Island Gardens ........................................................................................ Phyllis Gay 53
Iris Borer and Its Control .......................................................................... John C. Schread 57
Philadelphia Welcomes You ..................................................................... Edward Murray 61
Robert Carney Memorial Fund .............................................................................................65
Collie Terrell .......................................................................................................................... 66
Popularity Poll-1969 .............................................................................................................. 67
No Dykes Medal 1969 ........................................................................................................... 68
Japanese Iris Award ............................................................................................................... 68
Errata Awards ........................................................................................................................ 68
Judges Choice-1969 .............................................................................................................. 69
Median Iris Symposium ........................................................................................................ 72
Median Iris Society Medal .................................................................................................... 73
The New. Look in Japanese Irises .........................................................Gordon Blackwell 74
Bearded Iris Species of Rumania .......................................................................................... 77
Irises (Harry Randall) ..................................................................................... W. J. Gunther 77
Iris First in Soonerland ............................................................................... Perry L. Parrish 78
Easy Composting ................................................................................. Robert Paul Hubley 79
Easy-Does-It Seed Planting ...................................................................Gordon Blackwell 80
The Pitfalls of a Beginner Hybridizer ................................................................ Leah Ralls 81
Iris Tops ....................................................................................... .............. Lynn Markham 82
Swamp Gardens in the Desert ..................................................... .................. Jane Harding 85
The Reinhardt Garden ................................................................. ............ Mattie Reinhardt 87
The Miller Garden ....................................................................... ............... Kathryn Miller 88
Walther Cup ................................................................................. ......................................... 90
The Blodgett Garden ................................................................... ............. Arthur Blodgett 91
Exhibition Committee Report ..................................................... ...... Dr. Clarke Cosgrove 92
Youth Section .............................................................................. ....................................... 105
Revisiting Florence ...................................................................... ............. Hubert Fischer 105
In Memoriam ............................................................................... ....................................... 107
Minutes of Directors' Meeting .................................................... ....................................... 108
Advertising Directory .................................. 104 Introductions ....................................112
Advertising Rates .................................. 95 Iris Slides .................................................. 112
Affiliates .................................................. 5 Membership Rates ................................... 112
Announcements ................................... 111 Registrations ............................................ 112
Commercial Directory ......................... 115 Sections ....................................................... 1
The Cover Picture is that of WINE AND ROSES (Hall '63). Both front and back
cover are from color 'separations courtesy of Cooley's Gardens.
3
No. 196 A
January 1970
Guest Editor: Jesse Wills
Editor: J. Arthur Nelson
Assistant Editor: Kay N. Negus
Associate Editor: Peggy Burke Grey
Table of Contents
Introduction ....................................................................................... W. T. Bledsoe 1
Preface ...............................................................................................John C. Wister 4
The Founding of the American Society ............................................John C. Wister 5
Reminiscenses 1938-46 .................................................................... Jesse E. Wills 22
The American Iris Society .................................................................. Guy Rogers 29
Reminiscenses 1953-59 ............................................................. Marion R. Walker 32
Reminiscenses 1960-68 ..............................................................Hubert A. Fischer 38
Organizational Structure of AIS .............................................Clifford W. Benson 44
Registration and Introduction ......................................................... Kay N. Negus 49
Fifty Glorious Years of Hybridizing ...........................................Robert Schreiner 51
Highroad to a Far Horizon ....................................................... Peggy Burke Grey 70
Awards and Honors ......................................................................... Carol Ramsey 83
Judges and Exhibitions ........................ W. T. Bledsoe and Clarke Cosgrove 92
Research and the Scientific Committee ........................................ Thomas Jacoby 95
AIS Bulletins and Books ........................................................... Geddes Douglas 101
Of Historical Interest .............................................................. Helen McCaughey 107
The Iris Legend ................................................................................... Dora Wall 125
The cover picture is of ROY AL GOLD (Hamblen '66). The Golden
Anniversary calls for a rich full yellow, and ROYAL GOLD, the highest ranking
Award of Merit winner in this color class, met the requirements of the formula set
up two years ago for the selection of the cover for this issue ..
Table of Contents #196B Jan 1970
From the President's Desk ............................................................... W. T. Bledsoe 6
An Extra Dimension ......................................................................... Roger Nelson 6
Tale of Three Gardens ....................................................................... Molly Price 10
Northeast Median Meeting .................................................................................... 12
New Presidential Team .......................................................................................... 13
Judges Choice Statistics .................................................................. Norman Noe 15
Dykes Medal Vote ..................................................................................................16
Foster Plaque to Dr. Lenz ...................................................................................... 17
15-4-15 .................................................................................. Mrs. Walter Bunker 17
AIS Judges for 1970 ...................................................................... Dr. Hugo Wall 18
1970 Membership Campaign .......................................................... Earl Browder 30
Color Classification .................................................................... J. Arthur Nelson 31
Median Iris Season ........................................................................... Phyllis Holtz 33
Old Bulletins ........................................................................................................... 36
Membership Dues ................................................................................................... 39
1970 Check List ...................................................................................................... 40
DSM to Ricker and Rundlett .................................................................................. 41
In Memoriam .......................................................................................................... 41
From the Editor's Desk ........................................................................................... 43
At the Species Level ................................................................... LeRoy Davidson 45
Twenty Questions .......................................................................... Austin Morgan 46
Reblooming Iris Show ............................................................................................ 47
Irises Going to Pot? .................................................................... Fred E. Spahn 48
Those Iris People ....................................................................... Rachael Chappell 49
Your AIS Membership Gives You ..........................................................................51
Statement of Ownership .................... ..................................................................... 53
Membership Contest Awards ........... .............................................. Earl Browder 54
Minutes .............................................. ............................................. C. W. Benson 55
Treasurer's Report .............................. ............................................. Jay Ackerman 58
Advertising Directory ....................... 50 Introductions ......................................... 52
Advertising Rates ............................. 55 Iris Slides .............................................. 55
Affiliates ............................................. 5 Membership Rates ................................ 40
Announcements ................................ 52 Registrations ......................................... 52
Commercial Directory ...................... 60 Sections ................................................... 1
The FRONT COVER pictures are, left to right: top row, FLIGHT OF ANGELS
(Terrell '68) and GOLDEN MEMORIES (Schortman '69); center row,
MARQUESAN SKIES (Blocher '67) and CONNOISSEUR (Hager '66); bottom
row, CAMBODIA (Babson '66) and XANADU (Edinger '68).
Table of Contents #197 April 1970
From the President's Desk .......................................................................W. T. Bledsoe 5
Affiliates ..................................................................................................................... ...... 6
Guest Iris Ballot ........................................................................................................ ...... 7
Your More Music Survey ................................................................... Roger Nelson
8
AIS Members Speak Their Thoughts .................................................... W. T. Bledsoe 18
New RVPs and Board Member ..................................................................................... 22
Induction of Tetraploidy in Siberian Irises ................................ Dr. Currier McEwen 32
Dykes Medal Voting Revision ........................................................................................ 40
Five Women Win Dykes Medal .................................................................................... 40
AIS Youth Clubs ............................. ................................................... Jayne K. Ritchie 42
For Beginners Only ........................ ....................................................... G. E. Redman 43
The Designer ................................... ............................................................................... 46
Garden Gate at Palmers ................... ............................................................................... 52
Guest Irises, Oregon ........................ ............................................................................... 53
New York Convention .................... ...................................................William H. Peck 54
Convention Program ....................... ........................................................................ 56-5 7
Popularity Poll Statistics ·· ............. .........................................................Norman Noe 58
Ila Crawford ·· .. ······· .. ·· ............ ............................................... Helen McCaughey 60
Schirmer Golden Wedding .............. ...............................................................................62
Let's Talk About Membership ........ ........................................................ Earl Browder 62
Iris in October .................................. .......................................................... Betty Wood 64Japanese Irises in Florence .............. ............................................... Roberta McMullin 66
Austin Memorial ............................. .............................................................................. 68
Elvie B. Page ................................... ............................................. B. LeRoy Davidson 76
A Look at the Future ······ .............. · .......................................................... HaI Stahly 78
AIS Show Supplies ......................... .............................................................................. 83
AIS Books ....................................... .............................................................................. 84
Eugene Buckles ............................... .............................................................................. 85
Edwin Rundledt Honored ................ .............................................................................. 85
Botrytis ............................................ ...................................................... .John L. Maas 86
Flight Lines ...................................... ....................................... Peggy Burke Grey 91
From the Editor's Desk .................... ............................................................................ 100
In Memoriam ................................... ............................................................................ 102
Announcements ............................. ............................................................................ 105
Franklin Cook and President's Cups ............................................................................ 106
Advertising Directory ......................... 101 Introductions ............................................ 105
Advertising Rates ............................... 107 Iris Slides ................................................. 108
Affiliates ................................................. 6 Membership Rates .................................. 107
Announcements .................................. 105 Registrations ............................................ 105
Change of Address ............................. 106 Sections ...................................................... 1
Commercial Directory ........................ 108
The picture on the front cover is that of SHIPSHAPE (Babson '68). It is more blue
than our cover picture shows, and standards are more closed. Note the broad hafts,
which was our reason for selecting the picture.
Table of Contents #198 July 1970
From the President's Desk ......... ...... ................................................ W. T. Bledsoe
5
The New York Convention ........ ...... .................................................... The Editors
H
Anatomy of a Convention .......... ...... ....................................................... Betty Wood 21
Annual President's Letter .. · ...... ...... · ................................................. W. T. Bledsoe 26
Page of Presidents ..... ... ... . .... ...... ............................................................................27
Epilogue ·· ........... · .. ... · . . .. · · ..... ................................................................................
.................... The Editors 28
Pink Amoenas ....... · . ... · . . .... ...... .................................................... Phil Williams 30
System Not Fair .... ... · . .. · .... · ..... ................................................................................
Bill Gunther 34.
Overlooked Wonders ..... ... . .... · ... ...................................................... Joseph Ghio 85
New Jersey Iris Week .... ... . .... ...... ........................................................................... 37
Reminescences 1970 ...... ... . .... ...... ...........................................Mabel Clare Jendel 38
For Junior Members ....... ... . .... ...... ......................................................... Betty Ray 41
Transplanting Bearded Irises ............. .................................................... Jayne Ritchie 42
Region V Youth Day ............... . ...... . ........................................................................... 43
Bumbling Hybridizer .. · ......... .· .... . ......................................................Lorena Reid 44
Florence Awards ...................... . ...... . ........................................................................... 46
Hands Across the Border ......... . · .. · ...................................................... Betty Wood 47
Stepping Out · ............... .......... . ...... . ............................................... Frances Keenan 47
AIS Awards ................... .......... . ...... . .......................................................................... ,19
Louisiana Irises · .. · .....· ........ . .... · . .......................................................C. W. Amy 54
Early Wichita Bloom .. · .......... . ..... .. .......................................................... Lucy Fry 58
Editor's Desk ............................ . ..... .. ..........................................................................61
Swiss Iris Friends .. · ................ . ..... .. .............................................. Elizabeth Weber 66
Growing Irises in Idaho .............· ..... .. ................................................ Wilma Vallette 69
How Far South ........... · ............. . ..... .. ................................................... Ellen Crouch 77
Paul Cook-Practical Visionary .. · .........................................................Bee Warburton 80
Advertising Directory ........................... 55 Introductions ..............................................88
Advertising Rates ................................. 89 Iris Slides ................................................... 90
Affiliates ................................................. 6 Membership Rates .................................... 89
Announcements .................................... 86 Minutes ...................................................... 86
Change of Address ................................56 Registrations .............................................. 88
Commercial Directory ......................... 90 Sections ....................................................... 1
In Memoriam ....................................... 64 Youth ......................................................... 40
The irises on the front cover are, from left to right, and from top to bottom:
BUTTERED POPCORN (Palmer '70), KENTUCKY HILLS (Hinkle '69), ARCTIC
FANTASY (Olson '70), TYCOON'S GOLD (Niswonger '68), MISS ILLINI (Varner
'66) and PINK SLEIGH (Rudolph '70).
Table of Contents #199 October 1970
From the President's Desk ............................................................... W. T. Bledsoe 5
Guest Irises .......................................................................................................... 6, 20
Wichi ta Convention ...................................................... .......................................... 7
Wichita Gardens ........................... Jendel, Reynolds, Paulson, Torrey, Ohl,
Ramsey, Wall ............................................................. .......................................... 8
Median Iris Society Publications ............................................................................ 20
Exhibition Committee Report ...................................... Dr. Clarke Cosgrove 22
Irises from Many Parts
Ralph and Helen Lewis ....................................................................................... 38
Betty Wood ...... ' ................................................................................................ 40
Joe Ghio ............ ................................................................................................. 41
Perry Parrish ..... .................................................................................................. 44
Myrtle Cox ....... .................................................................................................. 46
Tell Muhlestein ................................................................................................... 48
H. M. Parker ........................................................................................................ 50
B. Y. Morrison Research Project ............................................................................ 54
Rebloomers ................................. ...................................... Charles V. Applegate 55
Spurias ......................................... ..................................................... Ila Crawford 56
Foment the Society ..................... ....................................................Earl Browder 59
Judges Choice 1970 .................... ........................................................................... 60
Japanese Iris Awards .................. ...........................................................................62
Popularity Poll ............................ ...........................................................................62
B. 1. S. Awards ........................... ........................................................................... 63
Your Favorite Iris ........................ ........................................................................... 64
Erra ta Awards ............................ ........................................................................... 64
Dykes Medal Vote ...................... ........................................................................... 65
Golden Jubilee ............................ .................................................... Maude Dival 66
From the Editor's Desk ...............~ ........................................................................ 76
AIS Historical Report ................. ........................................... Helen McCaughey 81
Rose and Pink Amoenas ............. ....................................................... Jesse Wills 82
Fragrance Garden ........................ ..................................................... Mary Duvall 84
Lord of June ................................ ......................................................... Dora Wall 85
Historical ..................................... ........................................................................... 86
Check List ................................... ..................................................................... 86, 87
Clara Rees ................................... ........................................................................... 88
Advertising Directory ....................... 87
Advertising Rates .............................. 88
Affiliates ....................................... 6, 91
Announcements ................................. 87
Change of Address ....................... 6, 91
Commercial Directory ......................91
In Memoriam .................................... 73
Introductions ............................... 89, 90
Iris Slides ........................................... 90
Membership Rates ............................ 89
Registrations ............................... 89, 90
Sections ............................................... 1
Youth ................................................. 72
The irises on the front cover are, from left to right, and from top to bottom:
ROBIN REDBREAST (Gaskill '67), PEARL KEMP (Sheaff '69), NORTHERN
AIRE (Goodrock '65), ORVILLE FAY (McEwen '70), NIGHT FROST (C.
Benson '71), RARE WINE (J. Nelson, R 69).
Table of Contents #200 Jan 1971
From the President's Desk-W. T. Bledsoe ........................................................................ 5
Anthocyanin Pattern-Dr. Peter Werckmeister .................................................................. 7
The Unique Plicata-Robert Schreiner ............................................................................. 13
Bicolors, Plicatas-Keith Keppel ...................................................................................... 20
When Is a Plicata-MayBelle Wright ............................................................................... 22
Why Is a Plicata-Alice Atchison ..................................................................................... 23
Plicata Inheritance-Fred and Mary Megson .................................................................... 27
Progenitor - Plicata-D. C. Nearpass ................................................................................ 31
Plicata Patter-Jim Gibson ............................................................................................... 33
Dwarf and Intermediate Plicatas-Bee Warburton ........................................................... 36
A Heretic Looks at Plicata-Jean Witt ............................................................................. 39
Wichita Convention ........................................................................................................ 51
Personal Glimpses-Mabel Clare Jendel .......................................................................... 52
Little Stranger-Anna Obermeyer .................................................................................... 58
AIS Judges for 1971-Dr. Hugo Wall .............................................................................. 59
Bulletin Deadlines ........................................................................................................... 70
New Jersey Rebloomer Show ..........................................................................................71
Jones Meet Jones ............................................................................................................. 71
Louisiana Iris Meeting-Marie Caillet .............................................................................. 72
Dwarf Society Awards ..................................................................................................... 72
New Board Member and New RVPs ............................................................................... 73
Youth Program-Ann Dasch ............................................................................................. 74
Beginning Flower Arrangement-Larry Harder ................................................................ 75
Scientific Committee-Dr. Raymond Allen ...................................................................... 77
Species ............................................................................................................................. 78
Region 24 Fall Convention-Don Saxton .......................................................................... 80
Flight Lines-Peggy Burke Grey ....................................................................................... 83
Median Society Symposium ............................................................................................ 87
Hybridizers Medal ........................................................................................................... 88
Distinguished Service Medal ........................................................................................... 88
In Memoriam ................................................................................................................... 89
From the Editor's Desk .................................................................................................... 90
Color Classification 1971 ................................................................................................ 95
Board Minutes ................................................................................................................. 98
Treasurer's Report ........................................................................................................ 102
Statement of Ownership ....................................
.... 105
#201
April, 1971
From the President's Desk ...................................................... W. T. Bledsoe 5
To Spray Or Not To Spray ........................................................P. P. Pirone 28
Convention ..................................................................... Mabel Clare Jendel 33
Convention at Wichita ............................................................................. 34, 35
Guest Irises Philadelphia ................................................................................ 36
Judges ............................................................................................................... 38
Garden Planning ...................................................................... Elmira Purdy 38
Growing and Showing ................................................................ Mary Wais 40
Reblooming Symposium ................................................................................ 47
Symposium ............................................................................ Center four pages
New RVPs ....................................................................................................... 49
The Oranges .............................................................................Roger Nelson 51
Defensive Weapon .................................................................... Bill Gunther 53
Youth ................................................................................................................ 54
Iris Show in November ................................................................................... 54
Dig This Soil .................................................................................. Tom Ford 54
Wise Up ...................................................................................Phil Williams 57
Pollen Daubing Pixies ................................................................. Ann Dasch 59
Bloom Dates ............................................................... Mrs. Dan McNamara 60
In Memoriam ................................................................................................... 61
Reblooming Irises .................................................................... Jack Romine 63
Irises in the Garden ................................................................. Alice Higgins 64
Control of Rust ........................................................................ Robert Raabe 65
Siberian Irises in California ..................................................... Mark Rogers 66
Flight Lines ...................................................................................................... 82
From Editor's Desk ......................................................................................... 77
Advertising Directory .................. 86
Advertising Rates ......................... 88
Affiliates ...............................6, 7, 89
Announcements ............................ 88
Change of Address ....................... 90
Commercial Directory ................. 90
Introductions ............................ 88,90
Membership Dues ......................... 90
Registrations ........................... 88, 90
Sections ........................................... 1
Slides ............................................. 89
The front cover, left to right: Top row: HIGH LINE LA VENDER, McCown '68), BARCELONA (0. Brown '67). Middle row:
DIPLOMACY (Keppel '66), PINK TAFFETA (Rudolph '68). Bottom row: WEST COAST (Knopf '68), SKYWATCH (C. Benson '64).
#202
July, 1971
From the President's Desk ........................................................................ W. T. Bledsoe 5
Oregon Wants You in '72 ..................................................................... Bennett C. Jones 6
The Wichita Warm Welcome ..................................................................... Harry Kuesel 7
Wichita 1972 ...................................................................................................... Editors 16
Development of Median Irises .................................................................. Zula Hanson 29
Floral Tourists .....................................................................................James La Master 30
The Finis .........................................................................................Mabel Clare Jendel 32
The Tall Bearded Iris and Its Future .............................................................. C. C. Hall 33
Spurias ...................................................................................................... Ila Crawford 38
What's New in Collecting? .......................................................................... Alets Eggle 39
Charming 40-Chromosome Siberians? ................................................Currier McEwen 41
Marguerite Hall Iris Test Garden ................................................................................... 42
Norfolk Mini Tour .....................................................................................Rena Kizziar 43
McCown Wins Big ......................................................................................................... 44
Paul Cook's Wide Iris World ................................................................. Bee Warburton 45
Presidential Letter .................................................................................. W. T. Bledsoe 51
Awards ........................................................................................................................... 52
Theory on Improvement in Siberians ........................................ William G. McGarvey 65
In Memoriam .................................................................................................................. 73
Flight Lines .................................................................................... Julius Wadekamper 74
Iris Chronicles ................................................................................................................ 79
Youth-Views ............................................................................................ Thomas Ford 80
Youth Committee Recipe .............................................................................Ann Dasch 80
Minis for Mods .........................................................................................Jerry Barnard 81
Tom Thumb Junior Garden Club ................................................................................... 84
Ford and Williams Evaluate ................................................................... W. T. Bledsoe 85
From the Editor's Desk ................................................................................................... 86
My Experiences with Plicatas ............................................................... Wilma Vallette 95
Advertising ..........................................101
Advertising Rates ................................ 100
Affiliates ................................................. 6
Announcements ..................................... 99
Change of Address ..............................101
Commercial Directory ......................... 109
Introductions ......................................... 99
Membership Dues ............................... 101
Registrations ......................................... 99
Sections .................................................. 1
Slides .................................................. 100
The front cover, left to right: Top row: MAJESTIC PRINCE
(Schortman '71) and APROPOS (Babson '64). Bottom row: FLAME
AND SAND (G. Carlson '68) and NINEVEH (Keppel '66).
#203
October 1971
From the President's Desk ................................................................................ W. T. Bledsoe 5
After One Year ..................................................................................................... Ed Pasahow 6
Swan Lake Gardens ............................................................................... Mrs. Wells E. Burton 8
Exhibition Committee Report .................................................................Dr. Clarke Cosgrove 9
Making Memories ........................................................................................... Roger Nelson 22
Look of Love ................................................................................................ Hooker Nichols 27
The Northeast ..................................................................................................... Ira E. Wood 32
Proof of the Pudding ...................................................................................... Joseph J. Ghio 34
Median Varietal Comment ............................................................................ Bee Warburton 36
Irises for 1971 .................................................................................. Ralph and Helen Lewis 41
Spurias in Concert ........................................................................................James LaMaster 46
Requiem to a Species ....................................................................................... Bill Guenther 49
Irises in the Midwest ...................................................................................Dave Niswonger 51
Varietal Comments ............................................................................................. Roy H. Hall 54
Popularity Poll ........................................................................................................................ 56
Judges Choice ........................................................................................................................ 57
Walther Cup ........................................................................................................................... 59
Japanese Iris Awards .............................................................................................................. 59
Cal-Sibes ................................................................................................................ Jean Witt 60
Oreg~ln in 1972 .............................................................................................. Bennett Jones 63
Early Maturity ...................................................................................... Dr. Currier McEwen 65
Scorch .................................................................................................... Julius Wadekamper 66
Dallas Memorial Gardens ...................................................... Joan Courtney-Marlin Carruth 67
Flight Lines ............................................................................................ Julius Wadekamper 68
Youthviews ...................................................................................................... Thomas Ford 78
Turnin' on with Siberians .............................................................................. Carla Coleman 80
The Huntsville Junior Iris Club ....................................................................... The Members 81
Incidental Intelligence ........................................................................................ Betty Wood 84
From the Editor's Desk .......................................................................................................... 84
Hamburg Exposition ..............................................................................................................88
Advertising Rates ..................................... 88
Affiliates .................................................... 6
Announcements ........................................ 88
Change of Address ................................... 90
Commercial Directory .............................. 92
Display Advertising ................................. 91
Introductions ................................... 77,88,90
Membership dues ...................................... 90
Registrations ............................................. 90
Sections ...................................................... 1
Slides ........................................................ 89
Xhe front cover, left to right: Top row: CREDO (Babson '66)
and BLUE FASCINATION (Schortman '71). Bottom row: RETA
FRY (Terrell '66) and RIPPLING ROSE (Gibson '70).
#204
January 1972
From President's Desk .................................................................................. Dr. Hugo Wall 7
Iris Books You Will Use Again and Again ..................................................................... ..... 8
Irises I Like ........................................................... .. .....................................Ron Mullin
9
Foundation ............................................................ .. ........................................................ ... 15
Florence Awards ................................................... .. ........................................................ ... 15
Oregon Convention .............................................. .. ........................................................ ... 16
Oregon ................................................................... .. ........................................................ ... 18
Oregon in '72 ......................................................... .. ........................................................ ... 19
Species .................................................................. .. ........................................................ ... 21
Scorch .................................................................... .. .......................... Julius Wadekamper 21
Variety Comments ................................................ .. ....................................... Don Saxton 25
B.1.S. Jubilee ........................................................ .. ............................................................ 26
Jones Garden ......................................................... .. ................................... Roberta Smith 27
Collecting .............................................................. .. ............................... Gladys Goodrow 28
Foundation Minutes .............................................. .. ............................................................ 28
Plant Excitement ................................................... .. .......................... Eleanor Westmeyer 29
Spurias ................................................................... .. ...................................... Ray Chesnik 31
Iris Rust ................................................................. .. .................................... Robert Raabe 32
Siberians Abroad .................................................. .. ......................... Dr. Currier McEwen 33
Botrytis .................................................................. .. .............................. Dr. R. S. Jackson 35
Presidential Team ................................................. .. ............................................................ 41
Moving Experience .............................................. .. ............................... Paul Hoffmeister 43
New Board Members .......................................... " . ............................................................ 45
Chairman of Judges .............................................. .. ............................................................ 45
Distinguished Service Medals .............................. .. ............................................................ 47
Hybridizers Medals .............................................. .. ............................................................ 47
Statement of Ownership ....................................... .. ............................................................ 50
Minnesota Arboretum ........................................... .. ............................................................ 51
Membership .......................................................... .. .............................. Glenn Corlew 52, 53
Walther Cup .......................................................... .. ............................................................ 54
Southwestern Michigan Awards .......................... .. ............................................................ 54
Flight Lines ........................................................... .. ........................... Julius Wadekamper 55
Scorch .................................................................... .. ............................................................ 60
Profile .................................................................... .. ............................................................ 61
Youth Views ......................................................... .. " ......................................................... 63
Radical Views ....................................................... .. ......................................... Perry Dyer 63
In Memoriam ........................................................ .. ............................................................ 67
B.1.S. Jubilee ........................................................ .. ............................................................ 68
New RVPs ............................................................. .. ............................................................ 69
Judges '72 .............................................................. .. ............................................................ 73
Minutes .................................................................. .. .............................................................88
Treasurer ............................................................... .. ............................................................ 91
Advertising Directory ........................................... .. ............................................................ 93
Editor's Desk ......................................................... .. ............................................................ 93
Affiliates ............................................................... .. .............................................................95
Announcements .................................................... .. .............................................................98
Commercial Directory .......................................... .. .......................................................... 100
AIS Show Supplies ............................................... .. ...........................................................104
The front cover, left to right: Top row: GRAND ROMANCE (Corlew '71),
PATTI PAGE (Varner '71). Bottom row, CAPTIVE CLOUD (D. Palmer '71),
LILAC TREAT (Niswonger '71).
#205
April 1972
From the President's Desk .......................................................................Dr. Hugo Wall
5
Special Tour ..................................................................................................................... ......8
Press Releases Wanted .................................................................................... Perry Parrish 8
Oregon in 'n-The Third Day .......................................................................... Bennett Jones 9
Convention Schedule ............................................................................................................10
Oregon, Reflections and Anticipations .......................................Joe Gatty, Keith Keppel 12
Sorcerers of Salem Town ................ ............................................................ Roger Nelson 15
Luminata .......................................... .................................................. Median Iris Society 19
Medal to Wilma Vallette ................. ................................................................................... 25
Viruses .............................................. ............................................................O. W. Barnett 27
Region 14 Disease Survey ............... , .......................................................... Robert Raabe 31
Foundation Contributors .................. .................................................................................... 32
Bloom Sequence .............................. ...................................................... Carol McNamara 33
Color Distribution PP ...................... ............................................................ Norman N oe 40
Flower of Royalty ............................ .................................................................Jim Morris 40
Minnesota Irising ............................. ........................................................... Glenn Hanson 41
Close the Deal .................................. ............................................................ Glenn Corlew 42
Irises for the Blind ........................... ....................................................................Jess Max 43
The Wee Ones .................................. .................................................................... Lucy Fry 44
James R. Welch, RVP ...................... .................................................................................... 46
Flight Lines ...................................... ................................................... Julius Wadekamper 47
Youth Views .................................... .................................................................. Tom Ford 53
Kevin Vaughn .................................. .................................................................................... 53
Ann Dasch Says ............................... .................................................................................... 53
A Game for Your Program .............. .................................................................................... 54
In Memoriam .................................... .................................................................................... 64
Keep Your Eye on the Bull ............. ............................................................... Tom Heston 65
At the Species Level ........................ ....................................................... LeRoy Davidson 66
Species Announcements .................. .....................................................................................68
Regional Test Gardens ..................... ......................................................... Robert Minnick 69
From the Editor's Desk .................... .....................................................................................69
Advertising Directory ...................... 70
In Praise of Dwarfs .......................... ............................................................ Glenn Hanson 71
Guest Irises 1974 Roanoke .............. .................................................................................. 112
B.I.S. Jubilee .................................... ...................................................................................112
Advertising Rates ..................................114
Affiliates ............................................ 6, 113
Announcements ..................................... 111
Introductions ......................................... 113
Membership ........................................... 113
Registration ........................................... 113
Slides ..................................................... 114
The front cover, left to right: Top row: CARO NOME (Bob Brown '70),
CHERUB CHOIR (Corlew '68). Bottom row: CHERRY JUBILEE (V. Wood '69),
FLOATING ISLAND (Siberian: McEwen).
#206 July 1972
From the President's Desk ........................................................................ Dr. Hugo Wall 5
The Unusual Becomes the Usual .......................................................................Joe Ghio 7
Oregon 1972 ....................................................................................................... Editors 12
Memories of the Convention ....................................................................... Ron Mullin 21
Cradle of Libertee ................................................................................ Heiter-Newhard 27
Philadelphia-Historic Iris City ....................................................... Dr. Edward Murray 28
New Registrar ................................................................................................................. 29
Annual Presidential Letter ...................................................................... Dr. Hugo Wall 30
Life, Research and Sustaining Members ........................................................................ 31
Perry Parrish ...................................... ............................................................................. 32
Wynn aline Stinson ........................... .............................................................................32
Mid-Winter Fun with Iris .................. .................................................. Gordon Gullion 33
Paul Cook .......................................... ................................................... Bee Warburton 36
Convention Awards ........................... ............................................................................ 41
AIS Awards ....................................... .............................................................................42
Rebloomers ....................................... ............................................. Dr. Lloyd Zurbrigg 47
From the Editor's Desk ...................... ............................................................................ 51
Mrs. Claxton McCrummen ............... ............................................................................ 53
In Memoriam .................. ................. ............................................................................ 53
Color in the Garden ......... ................. ..................................... Ann Dasch-Ed Hubbard 65
Youth Views ........... ....... ................. .............................. ............................................. 59
Scorch ..................... , ..... '" .............. '" ........................... ............. Julius Wadekamper 63
Sclerotium Rolfsii ... ....... ................. .............................. ................ Clarence Denman 65
H. H. Henkelman .... ....... ................. .............................. ............................................. 67
Louisiana Irises ....... ....... ................. .............................. ............................................. 67
Siberian Irises .......... ....... ................. .............................. ........... Dr. Currier McEwen 68
Florence Exposition ........ ................. .............................. ............................................. 70
Tall Bearded Irises Abroad ............... ........................... '" .................... Esmond Jones 71
B.I.S. Awards .................................... .............................. ............................................. 74
Flight Lines ....................................... .............................. ............................................. 75
Currier McEwen ................................ .............................. ............................................. 84
25th Anniversary Ring ...................... .............................. ............................................. 84
Advertising ........................................ .............................. ....................................... 85, 90
Announcements ................................. .............................. ............................................. 91
Commercial Directory ....................... .............................. ............................................. 92
Advertising Rates .................................. 92
Affiliates ...........................................6, 91
Books ....................................... Cover 2, 3
Check List ............................................. 35
Introduction ........................................... 91
Membership .......................................... 91
Registrations ......................................... 91
Slides ..................................................... 92
COVER PICTURE is of BABBLING BROOK, the leader for the Dykes Medal
as we go to press. CUP RACE, which, at the moment, is almost tied for
the lead, will be the cover picture in January.
From the President's Desk
#207
... Dr. Hugo
October 1972
Wall 5
Operation Transplant
Introductions Needed
Good News
Why Join a Robin
Vigor and Remontancy
Twentieth Anniversary, Portland
~edian. Iris Symposium
Show Garden, Switzerland
Bacterial Leaf Blight
From Whole Cloth
Tri-State Show
A ~odel Show
Philadelphia 1973
Youth Views
Wichita Youth
Brief Commercial ~essage
Hybridizers-Philadelphia Convention
Intermediates for Conventions
Wild Bearded Irises of USA
In memoriam
Exhibition Report
Exhibition Certificates
Judges Choice
Popularity Poll
High Commendation
.....
Bylaws
~inutes .....................................................
Robins and Flight Lines
How Did Your Garden Grow
One Gene Doth Not Plicata ~ake
Iris, I Love You
AIS Color Classification
George Paul Watts 7
Kay Negus
14
A. F. Bloese
15
Lea Dunbar
17
Bill Skillman
19
21
..... Torn Ford
22
23
. Bee Warburton 24
Rosalie Beasley
25
27
Clarence Denman 28
Dr. Edward ~urray 29
Torn Ford
31
32
Ann Dasch
33
34
Charlotte Gantz
35
Bill Gunther
37
39
41
57
58
61
63
65
70
74
Harold Heiter
83
Alice Atchison
84
Aleta Eggle
86
Robert Hubley
89
Advertising Rates
.....
Membership
Commercial Directory
Introductions
Registration
Slides
92
Affiliates
6, 91
91
93
91
91
92
The cover pictures are of ELIZABETH STUART, (B. Jones '71); HI Top,
(Knocke '72); and ARBITRATOR (Ferguson '66).
#208
January 1973
From President's Desk ...................................................................... Dr. Hugo Wall
5
Philadelphia Convention ......................................................................................... ....... 7
Philadelphia Iris Convention .................................................... Dr. Edward Murray
9
Pod from Flower to Seed ........................................................................... Betty Wood 12
An Iris Holiday ...................................................................................... Ron Mullin
13
New RVPs ............................................................................................................... ..... 18
Membership Campaign ................................................................... Glenn Corlew
20
Statement of Ownership ................................................................................................ 22
AIS Judges for 1973 .............................................................................. Carol Ramsey 23
Japanese Iris ............................................................................................. Bill Gunther 36
Presidential Team .......................................................................................................... 37
New Directors ............................................................................................................... 37
Distinguished Service Medals ....................................................................................... 38
Hybridizers Medal ......................................................................................................... 39
Dr. Denman Honored .................................................................................................... 39
Youthviews .................................................................................................................... 41
Youth Column ............................................................................................ Ann Dasch 41
Backyards and Breakers .......................................................................Robert Bagwell 42
Hybridizing and Checklists .......................................................................... Tom Ford 43
American Iris Society Foundation ..................................................................................45
Robin Section ....................................................................................... Leda Christlieb 47
Flight Lines ................................................................................... Julius Wadekamper 48
Awards ...........................................................................................................................58
Iris Dietes .....................................................................................................Al Motsch 59
Dying Blossoms-for Dyeing ...................................................................... Betty Wood 60
Mid American Iris Society .............................................................. Dagmar Fondoble 61
Siberian Diversity ................................................................................. Bee Warburton 62
Spurias-Ample Feeding ............................................................................ Ila Crawford 65
At the Species Level ...............................................................................Roy Davidson 66
Senior Citizens .............................................................................................................. 69
B. 1. S. Jubilee ....................................................................................... Hubert Fischer '70
Advertising Directory ..................................................................................................... 73
Portland '72 ................................................................................................. David Sindt 74
1972 Iris Rainbow .................................................................................. Richard Sloan 76
Oregon from Down Under ........................................................ Gwen and Les Donnell 79
Once upon a Time ............................................................................... Elmer Tiemann 81
From the Editor's Desk .................................................................................................. 82
In Memoriam .................................................................................................................. 84
AIS Minutes ................................................................................................................... 84
Foundation Minutes ........................................................................................................ 89
Financial Statement ........................................................................................................ 90
Announcements .............................................................................................................. 92
Affiliates ................................................ 6
Advertising Rates ................................. 92
Commercial Directory .......................... 93
Membership Rates ................................ 92
Show Supplies ...................................... 46
Slides .................................................... 93
THE COVER PICTURE is of CUP RACE, the runnerup for the 1972 Dykes
Medal. In fact, CUP RACE led at several times during the voting, and
three days before the end of the talley, was in the lead.
#209
April 1973
From the President's Desk. " ............................................................. Dr. Hugo Wall
5
Affilia tes ....................................................................................... Glenn F. Hanson
5
Convention Program ................................................................................................ ....... 8
Philadelphia's Hinterland ........................................................... Dr. Edward Murray
10
Guest Irises 1974 .................................................................................. Rena Crumpler 12
Guest Irises 1975 ............................................................................. Barbara Serdynski 13
Chicagoland Gardens ............................................................................... Barbara Ross 14
Information on Dietes ............................................................................................... ..... 18
Corrected Nomenclature ............................................................B. LeRoy Davidson
19
Irises in 1972 ............................................................................Ralph and Helen Lewis 25
Random Remarks on Color ............................................................................. Jo Jones 28
Status of Pardanthopis .............................................................................. Dr. Lee Lenz 29
Varietal Comments from Down Under ...................................................... Gilbert Cole 32
Dallas Memorial Gardens ...................................................................... Marlin Carruth 33
Botanic Garden, New Zealand ....................................................................Betty Wood 34
Talk Is Cheap ........................................................................................... Perry Parrish 36
Anthocyanin Pigments in TB Irises ........................................... Wynne and Henderson 37
Weed Control ........................................................................................... Peter F. Rice 44
Historical Report ............................................................................. Helen McCaughey 47
Mid America Median Tour ............................................................................................. 48
Louisianas Everywhere ............................................................................. Joseph Ghio 49
Somewhat Deflated ............................................................................ William Gunther 50
B. Y. Morrison Research Report .................................................................................... 52
Vienna Competition ....................................................................................................... 89
Robins ................................................................................................ Leda Christlieb 103
Flight Lines .................................................................................. Julius Wadekamper 104
In Memoriam .................................................................................................................. III
Youth Views ............................................................................................ Ford, Dasch 113
From the Editor's Desk ................................................................................................. 114
Announcements ............................................................................................................ 115
Commercial Directory .................................................................................................. 116
The Cover Picture is of ERMINE ROBE, the beautiful and popular white
which received an AM in 1972.
#210
July 1973
From the President's Desk ................................................................ Dr. Hugo Wall
5
Affiliates ................................................................................................................... .......5
Awards Structure ...................................................................................................... .......6
A Different Convention in '74 .................................................................................. .......7
Johnny Irisseed ..................................................................................... Jess A. Max
9
Median Diary .......................................................................................... Carol Ramsey 13
Philadelphia: Good and Plenty ...................................................... Dr. Edward Murray 19
The Philadelphia Story ................................................................................. Hal Stahly 25
Philadelphia '73 .......................................................................................... The Editors 35
Notice to Introducers ................................................................................... Kay Negus 46
Awards ........................................................................................................................... 47
Florence Awards ............................................................................................................. 53
Annual Presidential Letter ..................................................................... Dr. Hugo Wall 54
Test Gardens, National and Regional ....................................................... Harry Kuesel 54
Test Garden Notice ......................................................................................................... 57
Golden Anniversary Medal ............................................................................................ 57
In Memoriam .................................................................................................................. 58
Louisiana Iris Week ........................................................................................................ 59
Sylvester Burke .............................................................................................................. 60
Mabel C. Smith .............................................................................................................. 60
Advertising Directory ..................................................................................................... 62
Don't Damn It ............................................................................................... Bill Simon 63
New Zealand-Australia ................................................................................................... 64
Reblooming Iris Symposium .......................................................................................... 65
From the Editor's Desk ................................................................................................... 65
Dwarf and Median Iris Trip ............................................................ Julius Wadekamper 71
Iris Land USA ........................................................................................... Perry Parrish 73
Mid America Median Meeting ....................................................................................... 74
Down Under ........................ , ..................................................... Bellegamba-Newman 75
AIS Foundation ................... ...........................................................................................77
Research Members .............. ........................................................................................... 78
Sustaining Members ............ ........................................................................................... 78
Youth Views ........................ ....................................................................... Ford-Dasch 79
Robins ................................. ................................................................. Leda Christlieb 81
Flight Lines ......................... .......................................................... Julius Wadekamper 81
Irises in Texas ...................... ................................................................... Cathy Hopper 89
Announcements ................... ........................................................................................... 91
Commercial Directory ......... ........................................................................................... 92
The cover picture is of LIME FIZZ (Schreiners '69), which garnered the
second most votes for the Award of Merit in 1972.
#211
October 1973
From the President's Desk ..................................................................... Dr. Hugo Wall
Overview of 1974 Convention .......................................................... F. G. Stephenson
5
7
Tour Gardens 1974 ............................................................................ E. Roy Epperson
14
Bloomtime '73 ............................................................................................. Ron Mullin
17
Region 17's Convention ......................................................................... Dr. C. P. Denman 20
Growing Iris in Arizona Desert ............................................................ Fred Wickenkamp 21
Youthviews .....................................................................................................Thomas Ford 25
Birds Pick Bargains ........................................................................................... Ann Dasch 25
News of Youth .................................................................................................. Ann Dasch 27
State of the Nation, youth ................................................................................. Ann Dasch 29
Apogon Show .................................................................................................. Ila Crawford 37
Flight Lines ......................................................................................... Julius Wadekamper 31
Silver Anniversary Wichita .............................................................................. Leota Dyer 39
Test Garden Chairman .......................................................................................................... 42
Exhibition Committee Report ............................................................ Dr. Clarke Cosgrove 43
Exhibition Certificates ....................................................................... Dr. Clarke Cosgrove 60
Japanese Iris Awards ....................................................................................................... ..... 61
Regional Test Garden Awards ........................................................................................ ..... 61
Randolph Files ................................................................................. Helen McCaughey
62
Judges Choice .................................................................................................................. ..... 63
HC's ................................................................................................................................. ..... 66
Australian Convention .................................................................................................... ..... 67
Minutes AIS Board ......................................................................................................... ..... 69
Minutes RVP-Board ........................................................................................................ ..... 73
Minutes AIS Foundation ................................................................................................. ..... 73
In Memoriam ................................................................................................................... ......74
Dr. Caroline Dorman .................................................................................. Inez Conger
75
It Never Hurts To Try ....................................................................................... Roy H. Hall 75
The Insistent Iris ........................................................................................... Lincoln Atkiss 77
The Good and Plenty Convention ..................................................... Raymond J. Blicharz 78
Popularity Poll ........................................................................................................................ 84
From the Editor's Desk .......................................................................................................... 87
Advertising ............................................................................................................................. 89
Announcements ...................................................................................................................... 91
Commercial Directory ........................................................................................................... 92
AIS Supplies ............................................................................................................ Covers 2, 3
The cover picture is of TOUCHE, Melba Hamblen's popular 1969 introduction.
#212
Florence, May 1973
From the President's Desk
January 1974
Nebraska-Home of Adverse Conditions
Thornton Abell 11
Annual Statement
C. W. Benson
16
The Silver Screen
Bryce Williamson
17
Officers, 1974
27
New RVP's
28
Hybridizers Medal
31
Neva Sexton-Double Winner
Editor 32
Commercial Grower Experiences
33
In Memoriam
37
Robins Program Explained
Flight Lines
AIS Judges for 1974
Mrs. Meredith Christlieb 39
Julius Wadekamper 40
Carol Ramsey 46
Registration
Presby, 1973
Kay Negus 57
Mrs. F. P. Walther 59
AIS Annual Convention
Come to Roanoke
Preview: Region 4 in '74
An Invitation
68
W. D. Kelley 69
Dr. D. C. Nearpass 70
Mrs. A. W. Rice 74
Tentative Schedule-Roanoke
74
A Very, Very Special Invitation-Prices
76
Irises Are for Learning
Ann Dasch 76
Congratulations, Perry Dyer
Ann Dasch 78
Summary of Funds, Reserves and Liabilities
Spurias: Old and New
Iris in Silver
The cover picture is of PINK TAFFETA, Nate Rudolph's popular iris.
79
McCown 81
Aleta Eggle 84
Dr.
Ro
#213
April 1974
From the President's Desk ..................................................................... Dr. Hugo Wall
5
From the Guest Editors of This Issue ........................................... Ira and Betty Wood
5
Dr. J. Arthur Nelson ............................................................................ Melba Hamblen
7
Messages from Australia, England, and New Zealand ....................................................... 10
Affiliates ......................................................................................................................... .....11
AIS Annual Convention, Roanoke, Virginia ................................................................. ..... 12
Errata ............................................................................................................................... ..... 14
Optimism in Region 4 ....................................................................... F. G. Stephenson
15
Convention in '74- Virginia Is for Iris Lovers .................................. Rena Crumpler
16
Notice to Hybridizers .......................................................................... Harry B. Kuesel
19
Rebloom in the 1974 Convention Beds ............................................... Lloyd Zurbrigg
20
Another Convention Garden ..............................................................F. G. Stephenson
21
Holly-Rock Gardens ............................................................................ Jeanne W. Price
22
Radford and Blacksburg Gardens ........................................................ Lloyd Zurbrigg
23
Have You Seen a U.F.O.? ................................................................... Franklin E. Carr
25
How To Register an Iris Name ...................................................................................... ..... 25
Problems in Bearded Iris Classification ...............................................Bee Warburton
26
Profile: Stephana Woodside ........................................................................................... ..... 31
Factors Influencing Germination of Japanese Iris Seeds and Health
of the Sprouted Seedlings .............................................................. Currier McEwen
32
The Australian Iris Society Convention, 1974 ....................................... Rita Caldwell
37
Greetings from New Zealand ................................................................. Mrs. M. Snow
41
Wallace Stevens .............................................................................................................. ..... 41
AIS Australia-New Zealand Tour ........................................................ Margaret Zurbrigg 42
Welcome, New Top Robin ................................................................... Leda Christlieb
43
Flight Lines .....................................................................................Julius Wadekamper
45
Don't Discard Me ....................................................................................... Larry L. Harder 45
International Symposium on Iris .......................................................................................... 47
Youth Views ......................................................................................................................... 48
Youth Committee Gains New Member ........................................................ Ann Dasch 49
More for the Money for Young Irisarians ......................................... David Mohr
51
Further Experience with Tetraploid Siberian Irises Currier McEwen
52
Profile: Leo Clark, AriLarean .................................................................... Ray Leech
56
Pink Amnenas Yes, But ...........................................................................Dave Niswonger 58
Profile: Lowell G. Harder .......................................................................... ......................... 62
A Distinguished Weaver in Irisdom ......................................... Clarence P. Denman
63
AIS Publications ......................................................................................... ....................... 109
In Memoriam .............................................................................................. ....................... 110
Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting .............................................. ....................... 112
Requirements for Affiliation ...................................................................... ....................... 118
Advertisers' Directory ................................................................................ ....................... 119
Errata, 1973 Awards ................................................................................... ........................119
Announcements: Dues and Advertising Rates .......................................... ....................... 120
Guest Irises for Michigan, 1976 ................................................................. ....................... 121
1974 New Membership Campaign ............................................................ ........................122
Membership Campaign Winners ............................................................... ........................123
Iris Slides for Rental .............................................................................. Leon C. Wolford 123
AIS Show Supplies .............................................................................................................. 124
Commercial Directory ......................................................................................................... 125
The Cover Picture is of DUSKY DANCER (Luihn, 1967), H. M. '68; A.M. '70;
the dark violet black iris with personality that won seventh position in
the Popularity Poll for 1973.
#214
July 1974
From the President's Desk .............................................................. Dr; Hugo Wall
5
AIS Convention 1975 ............................................................................................. ......... 6
Progress with Louisiana Irises ............................................... Charles W. Arny, Jr.
7
California Comments ........................................................................ Keith Keppel
12
Carry Me to Old Virginny .................................................................. Joseph Ghio
21
Guest Irises for 1975 Convention .............................................. Barbara Serdynski
24
The Nenon Garden in Virginia ................................................... , Harry B. Kuesel
25
Irises I Liked at the 1974 Convention ..................................... Julius Wadekamper
27
Roanoke and Points West ...................................................................... Perry Dyer
28
An Iris Discussion ......................................................................... Larry L. Harder
33
Siberian Irises at the National Convention .............................. Julius Wadekamper
36
The Alphabet and the Iris Breeder ................................................... Ben R. Hager
38
Weed Control in Irises ....................................... H. C. Mohr and D. C. Milbocker
40
AIS Foundation Contributions ............................................................................... ....... 43
Annual Presidential Letter ....................... '" .................................. Dr. Hugo Wall
45
Minutes of AIS Foundation Meeting ............ ..................................... Cliff Benson
45
From the Guest Editor of this Issue .............. ................................ Perry L. Parrish
46
Awards ......................................................... ......................................................... ....... 47
Nathan Rudolph ........................................... .............................. Clarence Blocher
53
A Median Review ........................................ .......................................... Joe Gatty
55
Notice to Introducers .................................... ........................................ Kay Negus
57
At the Species Level ..................................... ................................... Roy Davidson
58
Miniature Tall Bearded Comment ................ ...........................................Jean Witt
60
A Report on the Iris Borer ............................ .......................................... Len Jugle
61
Iris Seed Pod Borer ...................................... .......................... Julius Wadekamper
62
Guest Irises for Michigan 1976 .................... .................................... Lila Howland
64
In Memoriam ................................................ .......................................................... .......65
Robins .......................................................... ................................... Faye Edelman
68
Flight Lines .................................................. : ........................ Julius Wadekamper
69
Youth Views ................................................ .......................................... Tom Ford
78
Youth Wins Top Honors in Tulsa ............ .............................. Robert S. Benton
79
Happiness in Huntsville ........................... .......................................................... ....... 80
Ann Salutes Young Conventioneers ........ ........................................ Ann Dasch
80
Happy Faces ............................................. ................................... Robert Benton
81
Advertising Directory ................................... .......................................................... .......81
Reflections on Twenty-five Years in Irisdom .............................. William H. Peck
83
Hot Springs Proclamation ....................................................................................... ....... 90
Announcements ....................................................................................................... ....... 91
Commercial Directory ............................................................................................. ....... 92
The Cover Picture is of ... MRS. IRA NELSON (Arny 1969) which won
the Debaillon Award in 1973.
Photos of Convention by Harry Kuesel.
#215
From the President's Desk .................... : ....................................................... D
Affiliates of the American Iris Society ..................................................... Gl
October 1974
Garden Irises Revised ................................................................................... M
San Diego Iris Convention 1975 ..................................................................... Penny Bunker
6
Siberian Ramblings ................................................................................................ Steve Varner 10
Grow Japanese Iris the Easy Way .................................................................... Adolph J. Vogt 11
Lights, Camera, Action .................................................................................. Dorothy Howard 15
Standard Dwarfs 1974 .......................................................................................... Carol Ramsey 16
I Like Plics-So What Else Is New ...........................................................Raymond J. Blicharz 17
Louisianas In A California Garden ......................................................................... Mary Dunn 19
Judges' Choice ............................................................................................................................... 21
Popularity Poll ...............................................................................................................................23
Exhibition Committee Report ........................................................................ Clarke Cosgrove 26
Exhibition Certificates .................................................................................................................. 27
HC's ................................................................................................................................................ 28
Show Reports ................................................................................................................................31
The International Iris Competition in Florence, 1974 ...........................................Betty Wood 44
Helpful Garden Hints ..................................................................................... C. L. Waltermire 48
The $10,000 Club ......................................................................................... Helen McCaughey 50
International Iris Symposium, Czechoslovakia 1974 . Bee Warburton 50
Spurias in the Midwest ......................................................................... Dave Niswonger 57
The Booster Spirit of The High Plains of Texas .. Clarence P. Denman 60
Progress with Reblooming Irises ................................................. Clarence P. Denman 60
The Response of Tall Bearded Irises to Herbicide
Mulch Combinations ...................................................... F. W. Dickinson & A. E. Einert 62
Rebloomer is Best in Show ............................................................... Robert E. Creviston, S1'. 68
When I Was 31, It Was a Very Good Year ................................................... Roger R. Nelson 69
From the Guest Editor of This Issue ....................................................................... Ron Mullin 72
The Best of Parents ......................................................................................... Clarke Cosgrove 74
Birth of a Tradition? ................................................................................................. Ann Dasch 76
Convention Phobia '74 ..................................................................................... Michelle Ritchie 77
Flight Lines ................................................................................................ Julius Wadekamper 79
Minutes AIS Board .......................................................................................................................86
Minutes AIS Foundation Trustees ...............................................................................................90
Minutes Joint RVP/Directors .......................................................................................................90
Slide Rental ...................................................................................................................................92
Commercial Directory ..................................................................................................................92
The Cover Picture is KILT LILT, Jim Gibson's 1970 introduction which won
an AM in 1973.
#216
January 1975
From the President's Desk ............... Dr. Clarke Cosgrove ....................................... 4
You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It Too ......................William T. Bledsoe ........... 5
From the Guest Editor ............. Philip Edinger ............................................ ............ 7
Convention Program: See You in San Diego in '75 ....................... .......................... 9
Convention Registration Information ............................................. ........................ 10
Central California Invitation .............. W. B. Schortman ............... ........................ 10
Nineteen From Region 15 ................. Sanford Roberts ................... " .......................11
Pacific Thoughts ..............Ed Pasahow ......................................... ........................ 14
European Iris Tour ................ Bee Warburton ............................... ........................ 16
Distinguished Service Medals ........................................................ ........................ 22
Hybridizers' Medals ....................................................................... .........................24
New Presidential Team .................................................................. ........................ 26
New Directors ................................................................................ ........................ 27
New Regional Vice Presidents ....................................................... ........................ 28
The Origin of the C. G. White Hybrids ................. Thomas M. Wilkes ................. 32
What's New in Iris Borer Control ................ Dennis M. Dunbar ............................. 44
Robins .......... Faye Edelman ...................... ............................................................48
Flight Lines ............ Fred Spahn ................. ............................................................49
International News ...................................... ............................................................ 57
In Memoriam .............................................. ............................................................59
At the Species Level ............. Roy Davidson ......................................................... 61
AIS Judges for 1975 ................ Carol Ramsey ........................................................... 64
Minutes of Board of Directors' Meeting ................................................................... 76
AIS Financial Statement .......................................................................................... 83
1974 Membership Campaign Winners ...................................................................... 84
1975 Membership Campaign Announcement ........................................................... 85
Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation .......................................... 86
Affiliates ............................................... 6 Photographers ....................................... 92
Advertising Rates ................................ 91 Publications, Medals .............................. 96
Announcements .................................. 56 Section Dues .........................................91
Commercial Directory ........................ 93 Show Supplies ............................... cover 3
Membership Rates .............................. 91 Slides and Rental .................................. 92
BULLETIN 215, October 1974
ERRATA
-page 21, Judges' Choice 1974. Two irises were inadvertently omitted
from the Tall Bearded list: Winner's Circle (Plough) with 127 votes,
and Starring Role (Palmer) with 69 votes.
-page 74, "The Best of Parents," paragraph four. The pollen parent of
Swan Ballet was not Great Lakes; it was Muhlestein 47-18 which is
Azure Skies X 44-59: Shining Waters x Buto. This information appears
in "Corrections in Earlier Registrations," page one of the booklet Registrations and Introductions in 1969.
Cover Photograph: Tall bearded iris PINK SLEIGH (Nathan Rudolph 1970),
the popular 1973 Award of Merit winner.
#217
April 1975
From the President's Desk .................................................. Dr. Clarke Cosgrove 7
San Diego Is Excitement ............................................... Walter & Penny Bunker 9
It's Not Too Late for '76 ................................................................. Jill Copeland 9
The Reblooming Iris Society: Organization
and Activities ...................................................................Raymond G. Smith 10
Median Iris Society Display Gardens ............................................. Betty Wood 13
Diary from 'Down under' .......................................... Rosa B. VanValkenburgh 13
Young Ideas Abroad .................................. Ann Dasch, Debbie Beasley 19
The New Zealand Iris Society Convention .................................... Betty Wood 21
Some Shots from 'Down under' ........................................................................... 24
Invitation to New Zealand ...................................................... Mrs. C. J. Cotton 26
Antiques, Anyone? .................................................................... Leda Christlieb 27
We Need a 'Blue-Violet' Color Class .................................... Albert F. deGroat 31
A Progress Report on Control of
Iris Leaf Spot .............................................. Raabe, Hurlimann and Farnham 33
Japan in June ................................................................................ Helen Carney 34
More Awards for Medians ............................................................. Betty Wood 35
In Memoriam ....................................................................................................... 37
From the Editor's Desk ........................................................................................ 38
The AIS Slide Program ............................................................D. C. N earp ass 41
Robins .......................................................................................... Faye Edelman 43
Flight Lines ...................................................................................... Fred Spahn 44
Youth Views ..................................................................................... Ann Dasch 56
Guest Irises for Memphis ............................................................. Helen Carney 60
National Test Garden Iris ....................................................... Mrs. R. N. Miller 61
Affilia tes .......................................... 4
Contributions .................................. 12
Announcements .............................. 23
Advertisers ..................................... 40
Advertising Rates ........................... 90
Membership Campaign .................. 62
Membership Rates ........................... 90
Section Dues .................................... 90
Commercial Directory ..................... 95
AIS Publications .............................. 99
AIS Rental Slides ............................ 58
AIS Show Supplies ........................ 100
Photographs in this issue: Rosa B.
VanValkenburgh (pp. 14, 16, 24-25).
Betty Wood (p. 26).
COVER PHOTOGRAPH: Tall
bearded iris GRAND WALTZ
(Schreiner 1970), an Award of Merit
winner in 1973.
#218
July 1975
From the President's Desk ..................................................................................... 2
Recollections of San Diego ................................................................................... 4
It's Michigan in '76 ............................................................................ Bill Simon 27
Thoughts from the Editor ................................................................................ ... 28
Perspective ...................................................................................................... ... 29
Paul Cook-The Classic Progenitor Work ............................ Frank Galyon and
Bee Warburton
30
Exploring a Noble Heritage ........................................................ Philip Edinger 36
Making Gardens of Irises ........................................................... George Waters 41
Historical Highlights of the Iris ................................................... Nancy Ben ton 44
Support the American Iris Society Foundation ...............................Bill Bledsoe 51
Robins ..................................................................................................................56
Flight Lines ......................................................................................................... 57
Youth-Views ........................................................................................................65
Preliminary Evaluation of Insecticides for
Iris Borer Control ............................................................... Richard Lindquist 67
Guidelines for Garden Reporting .........................................................................69
Publicity Begins at Home ....................................................................................70
1975 New Membership Campaign ...................................................................... 71
In Memoriam ....................................................................................................... 72
Annual Presidential Letter ................................................................................... 74
7
Minutes, American Iris Society Foundation Board of
Trustees Meeting (1974) ............................................................................ . 4
Minutes, Board of Directors' Meetings (spring) ............................................. . 76
1977 Guest Irises Invitation ........................................................................... . 8
4
Affilia tes, Affiliation ..................... 83
Advertising Rates ........................... 82
Announcements .............................. 80
Commercial Directory 93
Sid DuBose: 36, 37
Larry Harder: 81 (top)
W. G. Sindt: 7 (top right),
(top), 23 (bottom left)
Rosa Belle Van Valkenburgh: 7
(top left), 8 (bottom), 12, 15
(bottom), 17 (top), 19, 21, 23
(top all, bottom right), 24, 26
(bottom)
Membership Rates ...........................82
Publications, Medals ........................ 82
Section Dues .................................... 82
Slides ............................................... 87
PHOTOGRAPHERS
Adolph Vogt: 25 (bottom), 26
(top)
8
George Waters: 7 (bottom), 25
(top, cen ter), 26 (center)
Weezy Wold: 4
Edith Wolford: 70
Betty Wood: 15 (top), 17 (bottom), 81 (bottom)
Cover Photograph: Standard Dwarf Bearded GINGERBREAD MAN
(Bennett Jones 1969), winner of the 1974 Cook-Douglas Medal.
#219
October 1975
From the President's Desk .................................................................................... 2
Thoughts from the Editor ...................................................................................... 4
1975 AIS Awards ................................................................................................. 5
International Awards, 1975 ................................................................................ 12
In Memoriam ......................................................................................................13
The AIS Foundation Is on the Way ........................................... W. T. Bledsoe 15
Foster Memorial Plaque Awarded
Bee Warburton ............................................................Barbara Whitehouse 16
The Editorial Staff ............................................................................................ 18
The Culture and Hybridizing of Siberian Irises: A Short History
and Report on Current Work .............................................W. G. McGarvey 20
Japanese in a Few "Easy" Lessons ...........................................Thornton Abell 28
Understanding Japanese Culture ..................................................... Ben Hager 30
Perspective .......................................................................................................... 32
Paul Crook-Further Progenitor Work .. F. Galyon B. Warburton 33
Vintage Year ................................................................................ Larry Harder 41
Robins .................................................................................................................46
Flight Lines .........................................................................................................47
Youth-Views .......................................................................................................55
At the Species Level ...........................................................................................58
Exhibition Committee Report-1975 ......................................... Rena Crumpler 65
Award Winners-AIS Shows-1975 ......................................................................66
Exhibition Certificates-AIS Shows-1975 ........................................................... 82
Changes in Exhibition Procedures ............................................ Rena Crumpler 84
Region 19 Test Garden Review ......................................................................... 85
Minutes, AIS Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting .......................................86
AIS Strength Report ....................... ...................................................................86
Advertising Rates ............................ 88 Membership Information .....................88
Affiliates, Affiliation ......................89 Publications, Supplies ..........................92
Announcements .............................. 87 Section Dues ........................................88
Commercial Directory ....................93 Slides ....................................................90
ERRATA
BULLETIN 218, July 1975
-page 11. I homachita is not a species but is the clone HOMACHITA,
a selected form of I. nelsonii (the specific name for the Louisiana
irises originally known as the "Abbeville Reds").
-page 54. Under contributions to the AIS Foundation, in memory of
J. Arthur Nelson, it should read Mr. Henry Danielson (Illinois).
PHOTOGRAPHERS
Thornton Abell: 29
Larry Harder: 43, 45
William G. McGarvey: 24,26
Cover Photograph: The strikingly blue SAPPHIRE HILLS (Schreiners
1971), prominent Award of Merit recipient in 1974.
#220
January 1976
Perseverance Pays .................................................................................................. 4
Medals and Awards ............................................................................................... 8
From the President's Desk ...................................................................................... 9
New Appointments .............................................................................................. 10
Popularity Poll-1975 ............................................................................................ 11
Judges' Choice-1975 .............................................................................................14
1975 Top Award Winners .................................................................................... 17
Medians for Every Garden, Betty Wood .............................................................. 20
Convention Information ........................................................................................24
A Michigan Sneak Preview, Bill Simon .............................................................. 25
Convention Bound? Go by Chartered Bus, Fred Spahn ....................................... 26
Weed Control among Irises: Evaluation of Materials and
Methods, Rena Crumpler ..................................................................................29
Flight Lines ........................................................................................................... 34
Our Members Write ..............................................................................................39
At the Species Level ............................................................................................ 41
Youth-Views ........................................................................................................ .44
In Memoriam ........................................................................................................ 46
International News ................................................................................................ 46
What Every Irisarian Should Know About the
American Iris Society Foundation ..................................................................... 49
AIS Foundation Contributions .............................................................................. 51
More Room for the Standard Dwarf Beardeds, Bee Warburton ............................ 54
AIS Awards Changes, Carol Ramsey .................................................................... 55
Thoughts from the Editor ...................................................................................... 56
AIS Judges for 1976 .............................................................................................. 57
Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting ........................................................... 70
AIS Financial Statement ....................................................................................... 77
Statement of Ownership ........................................................................................ 79
1976 Membership Campaign ................................................................................ 80
Advertisers .......................................85
Advertising Rates ............................. 48
Affiliates, Affiliation ........................ 81
Announcements ............................... 47
Commercial Directory ..................... 94
PHOTOGRAPHS
Doris Foster: 19 (top)
Melba Hamblen: 18 (top)
William Hawkinson: 19 (bottom)
Bennett Jones: 17
Nathan Rudolph: 4, 18 (bottom)
H. L. Stahly: 45
Betty Wood: 23
Cover Photograph: Opulent amoena DREAM LOVER (Esther Tams
1971), one of the most popular 1974 Award of Merit winners. Photograph by Larry L. Harder.
Membership Information .................. 48
Publications, Supplies .......................82
Section Dues ..................................... 48
Show Supplies ..................................83
Slides ................................................ 84
#221
April 1976
From the President's Desk
2
Pity the Poor Inch Worm
Clarke Cosgrove
4
More Sneak Previews-Michigan Style
Bill Simon
5
Convention Schedule
7
Reflections and Anticipations
James McWhirter
8
1975 Hybridizers' Medals
15
Distinguished Service Medals
16
New Directors
18
Notes from Your Historical Committee
Larry Harder
19
Perspective
20
1975 Beardless Award Winners
23
Meet the New RVPs
27
Tetrasomic Segregation At the Plicata Locus Kenneth K. Kidd .29
Stripe Up the Bland
Allan Ensminger. 34
Look for a Treat in '76
Larry Harder 36
Convention Registration
39
A Russian Odyssey
Hubert Fischer 40
Robins
42
Youth- Views
44
AIS Convention Policies
45
Golden Gate in 1978: A Request for Guests
46
What Iris Growing Is Doing for Your Character Dr. Anne Lee. 48
In Memoriam
49
Thoughts from the Editor
51
From Rags to Riches
Janice Green 53
1976 Membership Campaign
57
ERRATA
Advertisers
Advertising Rates
Affiliates, Affiliation
Announcements
Commercial Directory
93 Membership Information
56 Publications, Supplies
.58 Section Dues
55 Show Supplies
93 Slides
BULLETIN 220, January 1976
-page 2. The second "Errata" entry is incorrect. Both KOALA and WINTER PANORAMA were still eligible for High Commendation in 1975.
-page 7. Footnote #2 should read simply SNOW FLURRY X CHERIE as the parentage of Fay seedling 48-11.
PHOTOGRAPHS
Foster Allen: 9 top right
Charles Amy: 24 top
Ray Chesnik: 23 bottom
Allan Ensminger: 35
Hubert Fischer: 41
Joseph Ghio: 23 top
W. J. Gunther: 18 center
Larry Harder: 37, 38
A. W. Hazard: 24 bottom
Keith Keppel: 9 top left, bottom; 11
bottom; 12
R. E. Kleinsorge: 21
Virginia Messick: 11 top left and right
O. J. Rice: 15, 18 left
A. Willott: 25
Rosa Belle Van Valkenburgh: 17
Cover Photograph: Brightly bearded CARO NOME (Bob Brown 1970)
a 1974 Award of Merit recipient.
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#222
July 1976
From the President's Desk .............................................................................. ....... 2
The Way It Was: Michigan '76 ....................................................................... ....... 5
Seed Planting By the Stars ............................................................................. ..... 36
Seed Planting-An Alternative Method .............................. Marion R. Walker ....43
'76 Convention Correction ............................................................................. ..... 44
Hybridizing Goals for Siberian Irises .................................. Currier McEwen .... 45
Thoughts from the Editor ............................................................................... ..... 53
Status of Tetraploid Louisiana Irises ......................... Joseph K. Mertzweiller .... 54
Review: The Genetics of FloweTing Plants .................................. Kenneth K. Kidd .... 57
At the Species Level ................................................................ Roy Davidson .... 59
Our Members Write ....................................................................................... ..... 64
Robins ..................................................................................... Faye Edelman .... 66
Youth-Views .................................................................................................. ..... 68
Chasing Rainbows .................................................................... W. B. Clough .... 69
AIS Foundation Contributions ....................................................................... ..... 72
Annual Presidential Letter .............................................................................. ..... 74
In Memoriam .................................................................................................. ..... 78
Advertising Rates ............................ 80
Membership Campaign .................... 81
Affiliates, Affiliation ....................... 75
Membership, Section Dues .............. 79
Announcements ............................... 79
Publications, Supplies ...................... 82
Commercial Directory ..................... 85
Slides ............................................... 76
PHOTOGRAPHS
Philip EdingeT: 6, 8, 9 (top right,
lower left), 11, 12, 15, 18 (top
right), 20, 21, 23 (top both),
24, 26 (top, lower left), 28, 29,
30 (top), 32 (lower), 33 (top
left), 40
Joseph M eTtzweilleT: 55
BTian O. Mulligan: 62
Nathan Rudolph: 46
Rosa Belle Van ValkenbuTgh: 9
(top left, lower right), 16, 18
(top left, lower), 23 (lower),
30 (lower), 32 (top both), 33
(top right), 35 (all)
GeoTge W ateTS: 4, 26 (lower
right), 33 (lower both)
Jean Witt: 60
Cover Photograph: A scene in the Filson garden, Grand Blanc, Michigan-one of the gardens on tour during the Lansing convention.
Photograph by Tom Filson.
#223
October 1976
From the President's Desk ............................................................................................ 2
1976 AIS Awards ......................................................................................................... 4
Schreiners Honored by Massachusetts Horticultural Society ................................... 11
Florence 1976 ............................................................... Dr. Norman H. Noe ........... 12
1976 Bearded Award VVinners ................................... ............................................. 15
Regional Test Garden Awards ..................................... ............................................. 18
Favorite Guest Irises: 1976 AIS Convention .............. ............................................. 18
Methods for Inducing Tetraploidy in Siberian and
Japanese Irises ...................................................................... Currier McEwen .... 20
Sale of Old Bulletins ............................................................................................ ..... 23
Memphis in May-A Convention'77 Preview .. Mrs. Brenda Belus .......................... 24
Cross-Country Comments .................................................................................... ..... 33
Youth-Views ........................................................................................................ ..... 58
A Prediction Made VVithout ESP ..................................................... Ann Dasch .... 59
In Memoriam ........................................................................................................ ..... 61
Our Members VVrite ........................................................................................... ..... 61
Gleanings .............................................................................................................. ..... 64
Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting ........................................................ ..... 75
Exhibition Committee Report-1976 ..................................... Rena M. Crumpler .... 78
Youth VVinners of AIS Shows-1976 .................................................................. ..... 79
Award VVinners AIS Shows-1976 ..................................................................... ..... 80
Exhibition Certificates-1976 ................................................................................ ..... 88
Advertising Rates ............................... 91 Commercial Directory ............................ 93
Announcements .................................. 90 Membership, Section Dues ..................... 90
ERRATA
BULLETIN 222, July 1976
page 71: parentage chart of TULIP FESTIVAL. At the top of the chart
PINNACLE is given as CHIVALRY X DESERT SONG, while no
parentage is given for seedling 57301. These elements
were reversed: 57301 is from CHIVALRY X DESERT SONG;
the parentage of PINNACLE was too complex to list there.
PHOTOGRAPHERS
Deborah AaLseth: 62
Keith KeppeL: 16 (lower left), 36
Brenda BeLus: 24, 26, 29, 30
(top left), 41 (all), 48 (lower),
Robert Brooks: 55 (lower)
51, 52, 55 (top right)
S. P. DuBose: cover, 15 (top),
16
James Marsh: 17
(top left)
Virginia Messick: 55 (top left)
Mary Dunn: 36
(lower), 44, 48 Norman N oe: 13
(top)
CLeo PaLmer: 16 (lower right)
Doris Foster: 16 (top right)
Ruby Short: 63
Larry Harder: 4, 36 (top right)
Betty Wood: 15 (lower), 19
Cover Photograph: COLCHESTERENSIS (R. VV. VVallace 1910), one of the
most striking forms of Iris Laevigata. Photograph by Sidney P. DuBose.
#224
Winter 1977
From the President's Desk
Popularity Poll-1976
William R. Dykes
Medals and Awards
Another Dykes Reprint
Judges' Choice-1976
Overseas Awards
Memphis-"Iris Heaven in '77"-Tennessee
1976 Beardless Award Winners
Meet the New RVPs
Pennsylvania Notes
Sterling U. Innerst
Those Controversial Herbicides
Jeanne W. Price
The Photographer and the Blue Iris
Ron Thoman
Irisarians Honored
Youth-Views
In Memoriam
At the Species Level
Gleanings
AIS Foundation Contributions
Our Members Write
Robins
Faye Edelman
AIS Judges for 1977
Ron Mullin
Sale of Old Bulletins
Minutes, AIS Board of Directors Meeting, Fall 1976
AIS Financial Statement
1977 Membership Campaign
Advertisers
92 Membership, Section Dues
Advertising Rates
56
Publications, Supplies
Affiliates
51
Regions, RVPs
Announcements
55
Show Supplies
Commercial Directory
92
Slides
ERRATA
BULLETIN 223, October 1976
page 10: Michael, L. should read Michel, L.
Keppek, K. should read Keppel, K.
page 88: Keith Keppel's 68-19L should read 68-19J, the seedling
now registered as Picayune.
PHOTOGRAPHS
Robert Brooks: 21 top
Phyllis Cargill: 50
Glenn Corlew: 20 lower right
Sidney DuBose: 21 lower, cover
Mary Dunn: 20 top
Currier McEwen: 20 lower left
Cover Photograph: The coveted Dykes Memorial Medal showing the
face that bears the likeness of the medal's namesake William R.
Dykes. The year 1977 marks the centenary of Dykes' birth.
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31
32
34
35
39
48
49
52
57
70
71
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80
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81
53
#225
Spring 1977
From the President's Desk .............................................................................. .......4
New AIS Addresses ....................................................................................... .......5
The World of Irises ....................................................................................................... ........ 6
Queen of Hearts ............................................................................................. .......7
1976 Medals and Awards ............................................................................... ....... 8
Perspective: The Dykes Medal ....................................................................... ..... 12
Guest Speakers for Memphis ......................................................................... .....16
International News ......................................................................................... ..... 16
Classification-Up To Date ......................................................Bee Warburton ....19
South African Sojourn ............................................................ Hubert Fischer .... 22
Robins ..................................................................................... Faye Edelman .... 24
Flight Lines .................................................................................. Sam Reece .... 25
Take Time To Smell the Flowers .. Reuben Smith,
Louise Clay Smith ... 33
Tissue Culture for Iris Hybridizers ............................................. John Weiler,
Richard Emershad .... 36
Tips on Hybridizing Siberians ................................................... Steve Varner .... 39
At the Species Level ....................................................................................... ..... 41
Rare Species at Michigan Convention ...................................... Jill Copeland .... 44
Our Members Write ....................................................................................... ..... 46
Space City Iris Time: Huntsville '79 .............................................................. ..... 47
Guest Irises: Golden State In '78 .................................................................... .... .48
Project '77: A Preview of Golden State In '78 ................................... .................. 48
Youth-Views ..................................................................................... .................. 54
In Memoriam ..................................................................................... .................. 56
Statement of Ownership .................................................................... .................. 59
Scientific Committee Report ............................................................. .................. 60
Fertility Information Service ............................................... David Silverberg .... 63
How To Register and Introduce an Iris .......................................................... ..... 65
Advertisers .......................................98 Membership, Section Dues ................... 58
Advertising Rates .............................58 Publications, Supplies .......................... 67
Affiliates ......................................... 49 Regions, RVPs ................................... 104
Announcements ............................... 57 Show Supplies ...................................... 68
Commercial Directory ..................... 99 Slides .................................................... 49
#226 Summer 1977
From the President's Desk ......................................................................................2
Memphis-Iris Heaven in '77 ................................................................................... 4
Strictly for the Beginner .............................................................Barbara Boss .. .40
Apogons at Memphis ................................................................... Betty Wood .... 45
Growing Spurias in "Cold Country" ............................................................... ..... 48
A Mysterious Spuria ....................................................................................... ..... 51
The World of Irises Thank You ...................................................................... ..... 52
The Making of a Kilt ...................................................................................... ..... 56
Robins ............................................................................................................ ..... 58
Flight Lines ................................................................................... Sam Reece .... 59
Youth- Views ........................................................................ Rosalie Beasley .... 65
An Interesting Correlation Between Apigenin and Virus Resistance
in 'Curtsy' and 'Miss Perky' .................................................. Kevin Vaughn .... 68
A Reclassification of the Siberian Irises ..................................... Lee W. Lenz .... 70
Gleanings ........................................................................................................ ..... 74
Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting .................................................... ..... 77
In Memoriam .................................................................................................. ..... 82
AIS Foundation Contributions ........................................................................ ..... 83
Guest Iris Request-Huntsville ......................................................................... ..... 85
Tips on Packing Irises for Shipment ............................................................... ..... 85
1976 Membership Campaign Winners ........................................................... ..... 86
Our Members Write ........................................................................................ ......88
Annual Presidential Letter .............................................................................. ...... 88
PHOTOGRAPHS
Mary Dunn: 26 lower
Philip Edinger: 14, 15 right, 16, 19
lower, 21 top, 22 lower, 25, 29 top
right, lower, 31 lower, 32, 34, 35
lower, 37 top, 39 lower, 46 top, lower
right
Mary Patricia Engel: 8 top, 15 left, 37
lower
James M. Gibson: 56
Rosa Belle Van Valkenburgh: 5, 6, 8
lower left, 9, 10 top, 11, 13, 19 top,
21 lower, 22 top, 26 top, 31 top, 35
top, 39 top left
Leland Welsh: 39 top right
Edith Wolford: 29 top left
Betty Wood: 8 lower right, 10 lower
right, 46 lower right
ERRATA:
BULLETIN 225, Spring 1977
page 52: the photographs of BIRTHDAY SONG and PINK KITTEN were inadver tently
transposed: the BULLETIN apologizes to Mr. Corlew
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Cover Photograph: perennial favorite and 1972 AM winner RASPBERRY
RIPPLES (Niswonger 1969).
#227 Fall 1977
From the President's Desk .............................................................................................2
1977 AIS Awards ......................................................................................................... 4
In Memoriam: Jesse Wills, Barbara Walther, Ira Wood, Georgia
Hinkle, Earl Roberts ................................................................................................. 9
Favorite Guest Irises: Memphis Convention ............................................................. 25
Overseas News: Florence Awards, French Conference Schedule ..
26
Missouri Interlude .................................................................... Leland M. Welsh .... 27
The Best of '77 ............................................................................. Paul H. Dennis .... 32
The Season in Texas ............................................................... Walter A. Moores .... 34
Golden State in '78 ............................................................... Elsiemae Nicholson .... 43
Robins ............................................................................................Faye Edelman .... 50
Flight Lines ......................................................................................... Sam Reece .... 51
Spuria Update from Missouri ....................................................Dave Niswonger .... 56
At the Species Level ............................................................................................. ..... 57
Thoughts from the Editor ..................................................................................... ..... 60
Our Members Write .............................................................................................. .. , .61
Youth- Views .............................................................................. Rosalie Beasley .... 65
Exhibitions Committee Report ....................................................... Jill Copeland .... 67
Award Winners-AIS Shows-1977 ....................................................................... ..... 68
AIS Foundation Contributions ............................................................................. ..... 82
Exhibition Certificates-1977 ................................................................................ ..... 86
Advertising Rates ............................... 85 Membership, Section Dues ..................... 85
Affiliates ............................................. 42 Publications, Supplies ............................. 92
Announcements .................................. 84 Show Supplies ......................................... 89
Commercial Directory ........................ 93 Slides ....................................................... 90
ERRATA
BULLETIN 226,
Summer 1977
The Williams Printing Company apologizes to BULLETIN readers for inadvertently failing to
print the copy submitted for inside front and back covers -Officers. Directors. Chairmen of
Standing Committees; and Regions and RVPs.
PHOTOGRAPHERS
Sam Caldwe!l: 11 (top, lower left)
Philip Edinger: 39
Keith Keppel: 35
Olive J. Rice: 24
Leland M. Welsh: 27, 28, 3D, 31
Bryce Williamson; 45
Betty Wood; 17,21
Cover Photograph: the distinctive 1972 Award of Merit winner BAYBERRY
CANDLE (De Forest 1968).
#228 Winter 1978
From the President's Desk ............................................................................. ....... 4
Honors and Appointments ............................................................................ ....... 6
Results of the Board of Diretcors Election ................................................... ....... 7
Judges' Choice-1977 ..................................................................................... ....... 8
Popularity Poll-1977 ..................................................................................... ..... 12
Overseas News .............................................................................................. ..... 15
Western Wayfaring ................................................................ Richard Sloan .... 17
Rainbow Reflections ................................................................... Sam Reece .... 21
Region 14 We1comes You to California .................................... Iris Nelson .... 25
Convention Information: Rates, Registration, Schedule .................................... 27
A Special Show Experience .............................................. Leland M. Welsh .... 29
Louisianas Move to Minnesota ................................................. Joan Cooper .... 30
How 'Golden Encore' Became Serene Highness ....................... Betty Wood .... 32
Iris U nguicularis ............................................................................ Jean Witt .... 34
Robins .......................................................................... Mary Alice Hembree ... 39
Flight Lines .................................................................................. Sam Reece ... 41
youth-Views ......................................................................... Rosalie Beasley ... 46
In Memoriam .................................................................................................. .... 50
1977 Regional Test Garden Awards .............................................................. .... 50
High Commendation-1977 ............................................................................. .....51
AIS Foundation Contributions ....................................................................... ..... 55
Perspective: The Presby Garden .................................................................... ..... 57
Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting ................................................... ..... 57
AIS Judges for 1978 ....................................................................................... ..... 66
Statement of Ownership ................................................................................. ..... 80
1978 New Membership Campaign ................................................................ ..... 81
Advertising Rates
Announcements
Commercial Directory
Membership, Section Dues
.54 Publications, Supplies
83
53 Regions, RVPs
96
.91 Show Supplies
.82
54
#229 Spring 1978
From the President's Desk ......................................................................... .............4
Texas Irisarians Host AIS Board Meeting ............................ Mike Young ........... 5
1977 Top Award Winners ......................................................................... ............. 6
In Memoriam ............................................................................................ ...........11
Meet the New RVPs ................................................................................. ........... 17
Flight Lines ..............................................................................Sam Reece .......... 21
Carl Salbach: Completing the Record ....................................................... ........... 28
Youth-Views ..................................................................... Rosalie Beasley 32
Miniature Tall Bearded Irises-Updated .............................Lee Eberhardt ............ 33
Gleanings ..................................................................................... ........................ 36
Overseas News ............................................................................ ........................ 45
Guest Requests: Oklahoma, Huntsville, St. Louis ............................................46-47
Our Members Write .............................................................................................. 48
AIS Financial Statement ....................................................................................... 50
1978 New Membership Campaign ........................................................................ 57
Advertising Rates ............................ 103 How to Register an Iris ......................... 56
AIS Foundation ................................. 56 Membership, Section Dues ................. 103
Affiliation, Affiliates ........................ 54 Publications, Supplies ........................... 58
Announcements ................................ 56 Regions, RVPs ................................... 104
Commercial Directory ...................... 98 Show Supplies ...................................... 56
Advertisers ........................................ 97 Slides .................................................... 56
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ERRATA
BULLETIN 228, Winter 1978
page 17 (nine lines from the bottom): it should be "Evening in Paris, a deep maroon rather than
SONG OF PARIS which is a 1970 introduction of Les Peterson '5.
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PHOTOGRAPHERS
Ray Chesnik: 10 (lower)
Keith Keppel: 6, 7 (top right)
Genn Corlew: 9 (lower right)
Les Peterson: 9 (top)
Sid DuBose: 10 (top left and right)
Earl Roberts: 8 (lower), 34 (lower left)
Lee Eberhardt: 34 (top left)
Melba Hamblen: 7 (top left)
Stanley Street: 9 (lower left)
Jean Witt: 34 (right)
Spuria ARCHIE OWEN (Hager 1973), the 1973 Eric Nies Award winner, as it
grows in the Royal Botanical Garden, Ontario, Canada. Photo by Verna Laurin.
Cover Photo"ra,.h,
#230 Summer 1978
From the President's Desk ....................................................................................... 2
An Appeal for Help ................................................................................................. 4
San Jose Souvenir ................................................................................................... 5
Those Medians in the Coleman Garden ............................................Betty Wood 39
"Prelude to Spring" ......................................................................... Lynn Bausch 40
Try the Miniature Dwarfs ........................................................... Lynda S. Miller 42
In Memoriam ........................................................................................................ 45
Robins ................................................................................ Mary Alice Hembree 51
Flight Lines ........................................................................................ Sam Reece 52
The Growing and Selection of Bearded Iris Seedlings .................................... .
Tell Muhlestein
57
I Was Bitten By the Bug .................................................................. Paul Dennis 61
Youth-Views .............................................................................. Rosalie Beasley 62
At the Species Level ............................................................................................. 64
Male Sterile Iris pallida Lam. in Tuscany: Review .............................................. 67
Garden Writers, Irises, and Opportunity ................................... Christine Burton 69
Space City Iris Time: Huntsville '79 .................................................................... 71
AIS Foundation Contributions .............................................................................. 72
Annual Presidential Letter .................................................................................... 74
Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting ..........................................................74
Winners, 1977 New Membership Campaign ........................................................85
Oklahoma 80!: A Request for Guests ...................................................................85
Advertising rates .............................. 83 How to register an iris ........................... 82
AIS Foundation ................................ 82 Membership, Section dues .. 83
Announcements ............................... 82 Publications, Supplies ........................... 84
Commercial Directory ..................... 88 Slides .................................................... 82
ERRATA
BULLETIN 229, Spring 1978
-pages 7 and 31. Please see Section 3 of this BULLETIN for explanation and
corrections.
PHOTOGRAPHERS
Lynn Bausch: 41 Roger & Lynda Miller: 43 Philip Edinger: 9, 11, 13, 15
(top Olive Rice: 7 (lower left)
left, bottom), 17, 18,20 (top Adolph Vogt: 7 (top, lower
right, bottom), 21, 22, 23, 26,
right), 20 (top left)
28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 45
Barbara Whitehouse: 15 (top
Vi Luihn: 38
right)
Cover photograph: Perennially popular tall bearded AM winner STUDY IN
BLACK (Plough 1968).
#231 Fall 1978
From the President's Desk ..................................................................................... 2
1978 AIS Awards ...................................................................................................4
British Awards, 1978 ........................................................................................... 10
An Account of the International Iris Congress, Orleans, France
........................................... Francesca Thoolen 11
Hybridizer's Medal to Larry Gaulter .. ; .............................................................. 21
Report of 1978 Dwarf Iris Society Convention ........................... Elsie Zuercher 23
Italian Awards from the International Iris Competition, Florence 26
1978, A Season of Continuous Bloom ....................................... Lloyd Zurbrigg 28
English Impressions of the 1978 Convention ................................. Jack Venner 31
Gleanings ..............................................................................................................35
1977 Rebloomer Symposium ...............................................................................42
Space City Iris Time-Huntsville '79 ..................................................................... 44
Gifts to The American Iris Society ...................................................................... 47
In Memoriam ........................................................................................................48
A Shiny Yellow Seed on 'Holden Clough' ...................................Roy Davidson 50
Robins .................................................................................................................. 51
Flight Lines ....................................................................................... Sam Reece 51
Performance (?) ....................................................................................................................... 55
Conclusions (?) An Editorial ................................................................................ 61
Louisiana Iris ........................................................................ Fredrick C. Boutin 63
How To Register and Introduce an Iris ................................................................65
Exhibitions Committee Report-1978 ............................................. Jill Copeland 66
Award Winners-AIS Shows-1978 ........................................................................ 67
Exhibition Certificates, AIS Shows-1978 ............................................................ 84
Advertising rates .............................. 89 Membership, Section dues .. 89
Affiliates .......................................... 85 Publications, Supplies .......................... 91
Announcements ............................... 88 Show Supplies ...................................... 90
Commercial Directory ..................... 92 Slides .................................................... 88
ERRATA
230, Summer 1978, and BULLETIN 231, Fall 1978
-inside front cover. Address is incorrect for Scientific Chairman Dr.
Raymond C. Allen; he now lives at 7570 E. Speedway, Lot 155, Tucson, Arizona 85 710.
BULLETIN covers are printed two issues at a time; this change will be made in its proper
place in the Winter 1979 BULLETIN.
BULLETIN 230, Summer 1978
-page 6. In the National Convention Iris Show report, best seedling should read Highline
Halo, not Highlight Halo.
BULLETIN
PHOTOGRAPHERS
Janice Chesnik; 5
Keith Keppel; 27, 33
Francesca Thoolen; 13, 15, 18
Lloyd Zurbrigg: 29
Cover Photograph: Commanding neglecta LORD BALTIMORE (Nearpass
1969), a 1973 Award of Merit recipient and second place winner in the Orleans,
France, trials described on pages 11-20,
#232 Winter 1979
Table of Contents
Fall Bulletin Delay .......................................................................................... ....... 4
From the President's Desk ............................................................................... ....... 4
Popularity Poll- 1978 ....................................................................................... .......5
Judges' Choice-1978 ........................................................................................ ....... 8
Regional Test Garden Awards ......................................................................... .... 11
1979 Huntsville Convention Information ........................................................ ..... 12
From the Public Relations Committee .. , ........................................................ ..... 14
Performance (?) Follow-up .............................................................................. ..... 15
Where Are We Going? ................................................... Bernice M. Miller .... 15
Performance In Massachusetts .............................................. Robert Sobek .... 17
Performance In Iowa .......................................................... Leonard Michel .... 19
Iris Vigor ............................................................................... Aleeah Haley ... 21
British Iris Society ........................................................................................... .... 25
Remontants By Chance ........................................................... Walter Moores ... 26
Fringe of the Crescent ............................................................... Clay Osborne .... 29
Siberian Notes:
A String of Pearls ............................................................... C. E. Rhodes ....... 34
The Siberian Show ......................................................D. Steve Varner. .. 36
A Good Basic Siberian Bed ......................................... Julius Wadekamper ....37
Siberian Display Gardens .................................................. Forrest McCord .... 37
Introducing Spurias ..................................................................... Joan Cooper ... 38
Robins ........................................................................... Mary Alice Hembree .... 42
Flight Lines ................................................................................... Sam Reece .... 43
In Memoriam .................................................................................................. ......48
High Commendation-1978 ............................................................................. ..... 52
New Membership Campaign .......................................................................... ..... 55
Changeover: Messages from the Editors ........................................................ ..... 58
Congratulations to Dr. Currier McEwen: ................................ Bee Warburton .... 61
........................................ William McGarvey .................................................. 63
Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting .......................................................... 64
AIS Foundation Contributions .............................................................................. 74
AIS Judges For 1979 ...................... ..................................................................... 76
Statement of Ownership ................. ..................................................................... 89
Advertisers ..................................... 107 Membership, Section Dues ................... 92
Advertising Rates .............................92 Publications, Supplies ........................... 90
AIS Foundation ................................93 Regions, RVPs .................................... 112
Announcements ............................... 93 Show Supplies ...................................... 91
Commercial Directory .................... 107 Slides .................................................... 93
PHOTOGRAPHERS
Janice Chesnik: cover
Mary Dunn: 8
Keith Keppel: 27, top right and
lower left
Walter Moores: 27, lower right
Dave Niswonger: 27, top left
Clay Osborne: 31, all
Cover Photograph: Radiant 1978 Dykes Medal winner BRIDE'S HALO
(H.C. Mohr, 1973) photographed in southern California by Janice Chesnik.
#233 Spring 1979
From the President's Desk
4
How a Winner Grows ..................................................................................................................... ....... 5
Species Gallery ..................................................................................................... Leroy Davidson ...... 9
Maybe You Can Do It .............................................................................................. Ben R. Hager .... 13
For Beginners Only ............................................................................................... Karen Glasgow ....17
New RVPs ....................................................................................................................................... ..... 19
Photo Book Review .............................................................................................. George Waters ..... 23
Photo Contest ................................................................................................................................. ...... 24
Hints on Membership ............................................................................................ Robert Bledsoe .... 26
When Visiting a Garden ......................................................................................... Maynard Harp .... 37
Membership Campaign Winners .................................................................................................... ..... 39
Gifts to A IS ..................................................................................................................................... .....41
Gleanings ..................................................................................................................Philip Edinger .. .42
Seed Distribution ..................................................................................................... Hubert Fischer .. .45
Guest Iris Requests .......................................................................................................................... ..... 51
Approved Affiliates ......................................................................................................................... ..... 54
Notice to Affiliates .......................................................................................................................... ..... 57
Ensatin Study ........................................................................................................... Kevin Vaughn .... 61
Notice to Judges .............................................................................................................................. ..... 62
New Zealand Hospitality ............................................................................................ Betty Wood .... 65
Seeing Double .......................................................................................................Marvin Granger .... 67
Bloomin' Remembrances. Larry Gaulter ............................................................................................. 69
Rebloom in Siberians .......................................... ..............................................Currier McEwen ..... 73
Our Readers Write .......................................... 22
Editor's Page .40
In Memoriam
.. 22
Membership & Section Dues ......................... 46
Flightlines ........................................................ 29
Youthviews ...................................................... 52
Announcements
.34
Library-Publications ....................................... 59
International News
.35
Advertising Rates ............................................ 59
Slide Sets
38
ADVERTISERS
Avonbank Gardens .83
Baldwin Iris Garden ............... 86
Louise Bellagamba .. 84
Blodgett Gardens
.70
Brown's Sunnyhill
.90
Ora Burton
.83
W.H.Clough
.79
Contemporary
.79
Cooley's
.... 48
Glenn Corlew
. Cover 4 .. 50
Cottage Gardens
.58
D. & J. Gardens
.60
Dunderman .... 36
Echo Hill .. 63
Garden of E. Rainbow
.71
Environmental Conc
.41
Gene & Gerry's
72
Hamner's .84
K. Heilman .. 83
Heisz
C. Helsley
Mary Herd
Hillview
Bennett Jones
Evelyn Kegerise
Keith Keppel
C. & G. Lankow
Luibn's
Melrose
Walter Moores
MarlynNelson
Dave Niswonger
Pacific Coast
....
.39
.. 90
.87
.70
.88
.64
.85
... 88
.72
78
.86
.87
.81
.47,49
Paquet Iris .87
Paw Paw E. Label .................. 85
C. Protzmann .......................... 81
Riverdale .80
Ed Roberts .. 90
Roderick
.87
Schreiner's
.. Cover 2
Schultz
.89
Sellman's
.36
G. Shoop
.82
D. Sindt .. 89
R. Solomon .89
F. Spahn ... 82
H.J.Spence .. 85
Bion Tolman
.64
Verigay
. Cover 3
PHOTO AND ART CREDITS: Schreiner's-Cover; Peter Maynard-p 4; Leroy Davidson-pp 10,
11; Betty Wood-pp 65, 66; Currier McEwen-p 76
Cover Photograph: POST TIME (Schreiner 1971), an opulent smooth red tall bearded
iris that was awarded an Honorable Mention in 1972 and the Award of Merit in 1974.
3
#234 Summer 1979
Annual Presidential Letter ......... .....................................................................................4
Bloomin' Remembrances .......... Larry Gaulter ................................................................4
Huntsville, 1979 ........................ .................................................................................... 5
Favorite Guest Irises ................. .................................................................................. 25
How Can They Do It ................. .................................................................................. 27
Memories Wanted ........ David Cook ............................................................................ 32
Recruiting Members ......... Margaret Connally ............................................................. 33
Behind the Veil ....... Philip Edinger .............................................................................. 35
New Members ........ .................................................................................................... 38
Tender Love and Care ....... Mike Young ..................................................................... 40
Breeding Tall Bearded Irises .......... Carl Jorgensen ..................................................... 41
New ISA President .........Robert Raabe ........................................................................45
Defense for Rebloomers ..........Bernice Miller .............................................................. 49
Financial Statement ................. ....................................................................................52
Australian Convention .......... John Taylor .................................................................... 61
Directors' Meeting Minutes ............. .............................................................................. 69
PR for Irising ........ Sam Reece ...... .............................................................................. 74
Youth Achievement Contest ........... Jayne Ritchie ........................................................ 76
Transplanting Bearded Irises ........... The World of Irises .............................................. 85
Regular Features
President's Desk ....................................... .... ................................................................ 2
Membership Rates ................................ 37
Domestic News .................................... 60
Contribution Information ........................ 46
Editor's Notebook ................................. 64
Contributions ........................................ 47
Announcements .................................... 66
AIS Library List ..................................... 48
Miscellany ............................................ 67
Our Readers Write ........................... 51,77
Youthviews ........................................... 75
In Memoriam ........................................ 53
Flightlines ............................................. 79
Gleanings ............................................. 54
Advertising Rates ................................. 90
International News ................................ 59
Commercial Directory ...........................91
Advertisers
George C. Bush .................................... 90
Paolucci & Conningham ....................... 86
C & M H Designs ................................... 88
Paw Paw Everlast Labels ..................... 89
Collins Markers ..................................... 89
Region 17 Convention .......................... 90
Frederick Knocke .................................. 88
Schultz-Instant Fertilizer ....................... 89
Dr. & Mrs. C. McEwen .......................... 87
Tams Iris Gardens ................................ 78
Melrose Gardens .................... Back Cover
Photo Credits
A. Dasch ... p. 14 (top left & right), p. 21 (mid left & lower right)
Robert B. Dasch .......... p. 5, p. 14 (mid), p. 17 (all), p. 21 (top, mid right, lower left)
Rosalie Figge ..........p. 6 (bottom), p. 14 (bottom)
Larry Harder ......... p. 6 (top, mid), p. 7 (all)
Van Valkenburgh ... p. 26 (upper three), p. 28 (all), p. 31 (all), p. 84 (all), p. 96 (all)
Cover Photograph
ODYSSEY (Sanford Babson, R. 1970, introduced 1971 by Melrose Gardens), and Award
of Merit winner, is a popular blue and white TB plicata garden iris. Thanks to Larry Harder
for the cover photograph.
#235
October 1979
The Winners! ." Iris Awards. , , , . , , , . , . , . , . , . , .. , . , .. , . , ... , . ,, . , . ,4
Bloomin' Remembrances '" Larry Gaulter .,., .. ,.,., .. ,.,.,
.,.,., .15
First Index Completed, . , . , . , . , , , , , , . , . , , , , . , . , .. , . ... , . , , . , ... , . 16
Photo Contest Results '" George Waters .. , .............. , .. , . , . , .. , . , . , . , . , .. 17
Late News ." BIS Awards , . , . , , , , . , . , . , . , ........... , . , . , .. , . , . , . , ..... , . , 20
OK in '80 ". Burdella Rhodes , . , . , . , . , .. , . , , , , . , . , . , . , . , . , .
21
Officials' Jobs, . , , , , . , . , . , . , , , .. , , , . , . , . , , , .. , . , ........ , ....., . , ......... , .26
Welcome New Members ",.,. ,.,.,. , . , . , . , , . , , ...................... .. , . , . , . , ........ 29
Foundation Report '" John HaNey .. , .............. ,.,.,.,.".,.,., ... ,.,.,.,
34
Little Beardeds , . , . , , . , . , . , .. , . , . , . , ...... , . , . , . , ...... , ...... , . , . , ......... 35
Species Gallery '" LeRoy Davidson ,.,.", .. ,., .. ,.,.,.,.,., ................................... ,.43
Spade Is a "" Roger Nelson. , . , . , . , , . , .. , . , , ... , . , . , ............ . , . ....., . , . ,49
Fashions in Louisianas '" Charles Arny .,., .. ,., .. ,.,., ................... . ... ......... ,.,.57
World Organizations ,'.,., .. ,.,.,.,.,.,.,., .. ,., .................................... , ... ........ ,.,. 71
Convention Irises '" Perry Dyer ,.,."., .. ",.,.".,.,., ........................... . . ,., ....... ,., 72
Show Supplies .'.".'.,.,.,., , . , . , . , . , . , .. , .. , . , . , ....................... . ... ..... , . , . ,85
Decorate with Irises ". Aleta Eggles ,., ............... ,., .. ,., .............. . ... ...... ,., .. ,87
REGULAR FEATURES
Presidents Desk. , , . , . , . , . , . , . , .2
Membership Rates. , ... , , .. , . , 53
Gifts to AIS, , . , . , , ...... , . , .... , . , .54
Domestic News, . , .......... , . , ....... ,55
International News .. , ........ .... , . , ,55
,78
Editor's Notebook, . , . , ...... .. , . , .. 62
Announcements. , . , . , . , .... , . 64
Miscellany .. , .. , . , . , .... ... , . , . , .. 65
Gleanings. , . , . , . , ....... , ..........., .66
Youthviews. , . , ............. ......., . , . ,76
Flightlines, ... , ........, . , . , . , . , . , .
Library Supplies, . , . , . , ............. , .89
ADVERTISERS
Aril Society .. , . , . , . , . , . , ,84
Paw Paw Labels .. , . , . , , , . , . , .90
Commercial Directory. , ... , . , .91
Schultz Fertilizer, . , . , . , . , . , . , . , 90
Grassroots , .. , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , , . 75 Waltermire ..... , , .....
84
Nichols Garden. , . , , , . , . , . , . , , 90
World of Irises, . , . , . , .. , , , , . , . , 48
PHOTO & ART CREDITS 0.
Rice ",4 upper
L. Harder ". 4 lower, 7 upper & middle. 9 middle, 10 upper, 28 lower left S,
Branch ".5 left, 42 lower
M. Anning ".5 right. 9 upper, 10 lower, 37, 39,42 upper
Melrose '" 7 lower, 9 lower, 10 middle
L, Davidson '" 45
W. Morton ". 19
K. Keppel ". 49
Van Vaulkenburgh ." 28 upper right
C. Arny '" 57, 58, 61
A. Vogt '" 96
COVER PHOTOGRAPH
ELIZABETH STUART (B. Jones '71) is a popular pastel tall bearded award
winner that garnered an HC in '70, an HM in'72 andanAM in'74, Photo by
Bennett Jones,
#236
January 1980
From The President's Desk ............................................................................................................ 4
How to Register & Introduce ..........................................................................................................6
Tall Bearded Irises. Recent & Future ..............................................................................................7
Yarn From Iris Fibers ......... W. G. Waters & D. W. Koza ........................................................... 14
Beginning Hybridizing ........... R. D. Koenitzer. jr. ...................................................................... 17
Award Winners AIS Shows 1979 ................................................................................................. 20
Exhibition Certificates AIS Shows 1979 .......................................................................................31
Oklahoma '80! .............................................................................................................................. 33
High Commendation ..................................................................................................................... 41
AIS Financial Statement ............................................................................................................... 43
1980 Membership Campaign ........................................................................................................ 56
Membership Report ...................................................................................................................... 57
AIS Judges .................................................................................................................................... 58
Minutes of Board of Directors Meeting ........................................................................................ 79
Regular Features
Domestic News ............................................ 36
International News ....................................... 38
Youth Views ................................................ 53
Advertising Rates ........................................ 54
Editor's Notebook ........................................ 44
Flight Lines .................................................. 75
Miscellany ................................................... 45
AIS Contributions ........................................ 50
AIS Library .................................................. 47
Advertisers
Bayview ............................................... Cover 2
British Iris Society ........................................ 16
Carr ...............................................................42
Commercial Directory .................................. 90
Contemporary Gardens ................................. 46
Contemporary Gardens ................................. 70
Grassroots ..................................................... 73
Keppel .......................................................... 48
Keppel .......................................................... 69
McGarvey ..................................................... 39
Mohr . Cover 4
Contemporary Gardens ... Jones .... 73
Contemporary Gardens .. Hombre
Nelson
46
Contemporary Gardens ........... Latitude
Nelson ..................................... ............. 51
Cooper.
16
Cottage Gardens ......... Social Butterfly
49
Gibson
72
Rudolph ............................................... Cover 3
Rudolph ....................................................... 52
Schultz ......................................................... 35
Schultz .........................................................77
Photo Credits
Oscoda COHnhj News: 5
Dr. Donald Koza: in minutes & Pg. 95
Frances Winfree: 37
Contributed by Hybridizers: 7, 8, 9, TO, 12
Cover Photograph: 1979 Dykes Medalist MARY FRANCES, created by Larry GauIler, displays
form that garnered votes. Photograph by Glenn F. Corlew.
#237 April 1980
Sound Advice? ... Jimmy Burch Explains His Opinions.
5
See How They Ran .............. Analysis of the 79 Dykes Voting ............................................................................ 9
Halo Again .................... Patterned Thoughts ....... Phil Edinger .......................................................................... ]2
Overdoers ................... Too Much from Irises ....... Walter Moores
IS
Tribute to Enthusiasm ... Winning Team Ideas ... Sam Johnson.
18
Best of Parents? ............ Pollen Analysis ... E.T. Browne, Jr. ..............................................................................20
Species Gallery ............. Pair Fare ......... Roy Davidson .................................................................................... 22
Symposium Results .............. Iris Popularity in '79 .............................................................................................27
New RVPs ... Six of Ten New Regional Leaders .................................................................................................38
Canadian Floralies ... First in North America.
50
New Members ............. July to December 1979 ................................................................................................. 51
1979 Winners ............ Membership Contest ........................................................................................................ 54
Denver '82 ............ Guest Request .... ..................................................................................................................55
1980 Approved Affiliates ................. List ........................................................................................................... 56
Regular Features
President's Desk .........................................................4
Domestic News
International News ................................................... 16
Gleanings ................................................................ 30
Youthviews .............................................................35
Gifts to AIS.
37
Flightlines ............................................................... 43
AIS Library ............................................................. 47
Advertising Rates ................................................... 57
Editor's Notebook ................................................... 58
41
Advertisers
Avonbank Iris Gardens
Blodgett Iris Gardens
Boswell Iris Garden
Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens
Burch Iris Gardens.
Cape Iris (Niswonger)
Come 'N' Look (Vallette)
Cooley's
Cottage Garden
Corlew, Glenn
Cromwell. C. A.
D. & J. Gardens
Dennis, Paul
Dunn. Mary & Bob
Dunderman, Mary Louise
Echo Hill (D. Palmer)
Foster. Frank
Gene & Gerry's Gardens
Griffin. John E.
Hamner's Iris
Hazzard, A. H.
Henderson, Dr. Norlan
Innerst, Sterling
Jones, Bennett C.
Kegerise, Evelyn
Keppel, Keith
LaCresta Gardens
Lankow, Carol & George
Luihn's Iris Garden
59
8I
86
77
64
67
87
48
66
Cover 3
95
82
86
82
84
65
73
79
80
88
83
61
70
80
85
87
85
76
74
Maple Tree Gardens
McClure, W. E.
Melrose Gardens
Miller, Bernice
Minnick's Garden
Mission Bell (Hamblen)
Moores, Walter
Mount Clare (Danielson)
Pacific Coast (Williamson)
Palmer, Cleo
Paw Paw Everlas! Label
Peterson, Les
Riverdale Iris
Roderick Iris
Saia, Joe
Saxton, Donald
Schreiner's
Schultz Co.
Sexton. Neva
Shoop, George
Slade Iris Garden
Smith, R. G.
Spahn. Fred
Spence, Herbert
Tolman. Bion
Varner, Steve
Wethersfield Iris (Gadd)
Wirz. Alfred
75
82
69
71
78
60
79
72
49
78
73
84
68
76
8I
75
Cover 2
42,46
. 78
77
88
63
85
75
83
62, Cover 4
74
8I
Cover: Larry Harder's photograph of LEMON MIST demonstrates its elegant warmth that placed Nathan
Rudolph's creation as first runner-up in the Dykes Medal balloting in both '78 and '79.
2
#238 July 1980
Annual Presidential Letter ........ ............................................................................................ 2
Borers in Beardless Irises ......... Helen Tarr .......................................................................... 5
Borer Survey ......... Betty Wood ......................................................................................... 11
Miniature Dwarf Irises ........... David Sindt ......................................................................... 13
Beardless Auction ..........Ainie Busse ................................................................................. 18
OK Was More Than Okay .............Reviewers .................................................................... 21
Minutes, Board of Directors Meeting ............. Carol Ramsey ............................................ 50
Our Readers Write .......... Janice Badger ........ .................................................................... 55
Our Readers Write .......... Allen Harper ......... .................................................................... 57
Youth Show Awards .......... Jim Copeland ..... .................................................................... 64
Soil Conditioning ............ Dr. C. Williamson . .................................................................... 70
Additional Affiliates ..................... ................. .................................................................... 83
Regular Features
President's Desk .........................................4
Membership Rates ................................... 69
AIS Library .............................................. 49
Bulletin Deadlines ................................... 72
Youthviews ............................................. 61
Domestic News ....................................... 73
Editor's Notebook .................................... 63
Flightlines ............................................... 75
International News ................................... 65
Commercial Directory ............................. 90
Contributions ........................................... 68
Advertising Rates .................................... 96
Photo Credits
M. Anning-p. 60 upper right; W. E. Barr-22 left, 26 upper left & two lower, 28 upper left, 35
right, 37 lower, 44 lower, 45 both left, 46 left, 67 right; A. Dasch-22 right, 26 upper right, 28
lower left, 30 right, 33, 34, 35 left, 36, 40, 43 upper, 43 lower left, 47, 48 upper left, lower
right; R. Figge-28 lower right, 30 left, 37 top, 41 both, 42 lower, 45 top right, 46 right, 48
lower left, 67 left; Gilliam-62; Mrs. R. MiIler- 1 1 upper and center left; R. Roytos-44 upper
pair; J. Wadekamper-39 both; G. Waters-21, 28 upper left, 42 top, 43 lower right, 45 lower,
front cover; L. Welsh-28 top right, 60 left and below; B. Wood-IO three lower, 12.
Advertisers
Bush ........................................................ 86
Powell ..................................................... 85
C & M H Designs .................................... 74
Redenbo .................................................. 84
Conningham/Paolucci .............................. 87
Rialto (Weiler) ........................................ 88
Cresent (Drake) .. 86
Schultz Fertilizer
81,85
McEwen ................................................. 89
Solomon .................................................. 85
Paw Paw Labels ...................................... 86 Stahly ............................................................ 84
Cover: Median irises bloomed beautifully in the Maltsberger·Mullin Garden in Pawnee
Oklahoma during the AlS National Convention. Photo- W. George Waters.
#239 October 1980
1980 Awards ............ Exciting results .....................................................................................
5
A Salute ........................................... ..................................................................................15
Hybridizing IBs ........ Theories ........ Carol Lankow
17
Convention 81 . Previews ................ Orville Dickhaut ....................................................... 23
Ketchem Garden .......... Past & future ........ Mrs. Robert Carney ...................................... 31
Bloomin' Remembrances ........... AIS Memoirs .. Larry Gaulter ......................................... 35
Irises in Virginia .........Varietal critiques ......... Fred Stephenson ...................................... 4 I
Wood Ash .. Science and culture .. O.M. Otte ..................................................................... 46
]980 Favorite Guest Irises .................................................................................................... 55
Highs and Lows ......... Growing in NJ .........Franklin Carr ................................................ 56
Varietal Comments ........... Oklahoma Hosts Report ............................................................ 58
Additional Affiliates ......... .................................................................................................. 83
Congratulations ........... Winners abroad.
84
New Members ............ ........................................................................................................ 85
Regular Features
President's Desk ......................................... 4
Exhibition Supplies ................................. 68
Gifts to AlS .............................................. 16 Domestic News
70
AIS Library ............................................. 22
International News .................................. 73
Affiliation ................................................ 34
Youth Views ........................................... 80
Directory .................................................. 57
Editor's Notebook .................................... 82
Photo Credits
R. Bohrer-p. 29, all; J. Boushay-7, lower rt.; H. Briscoe-7, lower left; H. Danielson9, both rt.; A. Dasch-5 mid & lower; R. Dasch-8, top 3 & low rt.; F. Gaulter-36; M.
Hamblen-7 top rt. & 10 both; J. Martin-32; Melrose Gardens-9 top left; C.
McEwen-8 lower left & ] 4 left; D. Niswonger-14 rt.; J. Scharff-30 all; D. Sindt-7
top left; Summerville N.C. Journal-71; L. Welsh-] 5; B. Williamson-5 top; Jos.
Witt-45.
Advertisers
AIS Pin ...................................................... 2
Schultz ................................................ 77, 78
Commercial Director .......................... 90-96
Advertising Rates ..................................... 96
Melrose Gardens ....................... Back Cover
Cover: The brilliance of autumn appears in our October cover subject, the spuria iris
variety IMPERIAL BRONZE. Created by Eleanor McCown and introduced in 1971. it won
the Eric Nies Award in 1975. Photo by Philip Edinger.
#240 January 1981
Symposium Results ............................................................................................................... 7
Borer Survey Preliminary Results .. Betty Wood ................................................................ 10
HC Winners ............................. ...........................................................................................14
After the Rainbow Fades ......... Dr. C. Williamson ............................................................. 17
Vienna Competition Results .... .......................................................................................... 18
Exhibition Reports ................... ........................................................................................... 20
Exhibition Certificates ............. ...........................................................................................27
Convention 81i ........ James Morris .................................................................................... 29
Arils, the Mystique ......... Sharon McAllister ...................................................................... 36
Detective Work ............... .................................................................................................... 40
New Membership Campaign ............................................................................................... 47
How to Register & Introduce an Iris .................................................................................... 52
Our Readers Write ......... W. E. Ouweneel .......................................................................... 53
AIS Judges ..................... ..................................................................................................... 60
Regular Features
Annual Statement ...................................... 4
Library .................................................... 45
President's Desk ......................................... 5
Youthviews ............................................. 50
Bulletin Ad Rates ...................................... 6
Domestic News ....................................... 55
Section Rates ........................................... 16 International News ....................................... 57
Editor's Notebook .................................... 35
Approved Affiliates ................................. 59
Membership Rates ................................... 35
Contributions ........................................... 71
Flightlines ................................................ 42 Minutes ................................................... 72
Advertisers
Bay View .........................................Cover 4
McGarvey ............................................... 87
B.I.S ........................................................ 89 Randolph ................................................. 86
Campbell ................................................. 56 Robinson ................................................. 83
Commercial Directory ........................ 90-95
Rudolph ..........................................Cover 3
Corlew ..................................................... 51
Schultz ............................................... 88,89
Cottage .................................................... 48 Seminar ................................................... 89
Hamblen .................................................. 85 Skyline ............................................ Cover 2
Harper ...................................................... 70 Willott .......................................................... 88
Keppel ........................................ 46,49,84
Cover: Mystique, hybridized by Joseph Ghio, shows the style that captured the 1980 Dykes
Memorial Medal. Photo by Sidney DuBose.
#241 April 1981
Border Survey Report, Part II
Betty Wood ......................................................................................... 5
Denver Notice to Hybridizers .............. .............................................................................................................. 9
Species Gallery
Roy Davidson ............................................................................................................ 10
From Pod to Plant
. Margie Robinson ................................................................................................... 17
Colors and Color Patterns . Norian Henderson ................................................................................................ 19
An Evansia Hybrid
Roy Davidson ...................................................................................................... 28
Looking Back to Wear ...... ............................................................................................................................... 30
Can You Top This
. Dr. Irene Van de Water ......................................................................................... 32
Publicize Your Local Event Robby Browne .................................................................................................... 33
Judging Seedlings
Dr. H. C. Mohr ..................................................................................................... 35
Matter of Judgment
Peg Edwards ...................................................................................................... 36
Obituary, Orville Fay ................................ ....................................................................................................... 62
Show & Youth Committee Notice .................................................................................................................... 64
Obituary, Guy Rogers ....................................................................................................................................... 64
Request for Guest Irises .................................................................................................................................... 65
Congratulations, Membership Contest Winners .............................................................................................. 73
Convention Iris Show ...................................................................................................................................... 111
REGULAR FEATURES
President's Desk .......................................................4
Bulletin Ad Rates ..................................................16
Domestic News .. 41
International News ............................................... 44
Flightlines ............................................................ .48
Membership Rates ................................................ 53
Library ...................................................................60
Contributions ........................................................ 61
Y outhviews .......................................................... 63
Editor's Notebook ................................................. 66
Approved Affiliates ...............................................67
ADVERTISERS
Avonbank Iris (Zurbrigg) .. 99
Benson, Cliff ..........................................................74
Blodgett Iris ...........................................................89
Boswell Iris
.95
Brenton Point State Park
.97
Brown's Sunnyhill .................................................96
Burch Iris .............................................................. 75
Cape Iris (Niswonger) .......................................... 78
Clough, W.H ....................................................... 103
Collins, J.R ......................................................... 101
Contemporary ....................................................... 76
Cooley's Gardens .. 59
Cottage Gardens .. 77
Crescent Garden ................................................. 102
o & J Gardens (Meek) ......................................... 97
Dunderman, Mary Louise .................................... 91
Echo Hill (D. Palmer) ........................................... 79
Ensminger, Allan .................................................. 80
For Pleasure (Danielson-Stopani) ........................ 81
Gibson Iris ............................................................ 82
Griffin, John .......................................................... 90
Hamner's Iris ......................................................... 93
Harper, Brett .. 40
Hawkins, Nancy Fish ............................... 56, 57, 58
HeIsey, Calvin ...................................................... 93
Hillcrest Iris (Nichols) ........................................ 102
Hillview Gardens .................................................. 40
Illini Iris (Varner) ................................................. 88
Innerst, Sterling
.83
Cover:
Iris Country (R. Nelson) ....................................... 98
Kegerise, Mrs. Richard P .................................... 100
Keppel, Keith ........................................................92
Luihn's Iris .............................................................84
M.A.D. Iris (Dunn) ...............................................99
Markwardt, Alfred
.. 103
Maryott, William
.Cover 3
Melrose Gardens .................................................. 85
Mission Bell (Hamblen)
.104
Mohr Gardens .............................................. Cover 4
Moores, Walter ................................................... 100
Morgan, Richard ................................................. 103
Pacific Coast ................................................... 54, 55
Paw Paw Everlast Label ..................................... 102
Peterson, Les ......................................................... 86
Powell, Loleta ....................................................... 94
Riverdale Iris (Hanson)
.90
Rawdon, Louise .................................................. 104
Roderick Iris
.. 87
Rowlan, Henry ...................................................... 92
Royal Iris (Johnson)
.89
Schreiner's
... Cover 2
Schultz Company
.103,104
Sexton, Neva .......................................................101
Shoop, George .......................................................95
Spahn, Fred .. 91
Vagabond (F. Foster) ............................................96
Wedow Iris ............................................................94
Wethersfield Iris (Gadd)
.98
hybridized by Jonnye Rich, shouts for attention as a dynamic, globular 10"
arilmed of half Onco lineage and winner of the CG. White Award in 1976. Photo by
Keith Keppel.
LOUD MOUTH.
#242 July 1981
Annual Presidential Letter ..................... ...............................................................................2
And We Met Them in St. Louis ............. Reviewers ..............................................................5
More Borer Thoughts .......... Reprint, Orville Fay .............................................................. 28
Congratulations ................... ............................................................................................... 30
Familiar Faces Accepting Major Awards ............................................................................31
Special Awards Presented .................................................................................................... 33
Popular Vote Winners ......................................................................................................... 35
Research on Bacterial Soft Rot .. Saxton, Sharma, Gashaw ................................................. 38
Obituary, Frank Crouch ....................... ............................................................................... 52
Miscellany ........................................... ............................................................................... 53
Obituary, Arnold Schliefert ................. ............................................................................... 56
Letter from "Iris en Provence" ............. Pierre Anfosso ....................................................... 57
Pollen Daubers Seminar ...................... ............................................................................... 59
Invitation for Guest Irises .................... ............................................................................... 74
Contributions to AIS Foundation ......... ............................................................................... 75
Beauties in a Box ........ Nicholson ...... ............................................................................... 77
Photo Credits .............. ........................ ............................................................................... 79
Obituary, Glenn Hanson ...................... ............................................................................... 80
Understanding pH .......... 0. M. Otte . ............................................................................... 81
Our Readers Write .......... Georjean McLaren ..................................................................... 83
Conventional Humor ...... .................................................................................................... 84
Our Readers Write .......... Cecil Wadleigh .......................................................................... 85
REGULAR FEATURES
President's Desk ........................................ .4 Flightlines .....................................................61
Library .................................................... .46 Youth Views .................................................. 67
International News ................................... 47 Editor'sNotebook ..........................................71
Domestic News ........................................ 51 Membership Rates ........................................ 78
Slides ....................................................... 60 Contributions ................................................ 79
ADVERTISERS
F. Crandall ........................ 89 Mrs. Kegerise .....................88 Seaways .............................. 87
C. A. Cromwell ................ 89 Paw Paw Labels ..................... .45 D. Sindt ......................... 86
Ench. Rainbow ................. 88 Saxton .................................86 TowPath ............................. 66
Varigay ....................... Cover4 Schultz Fert ................ 78, 88 West .................................... 86
Cover: The popular Award of Merit recipient BLUE LUSTER at home in Brown's Sunnyhill
Garden, photo by originator, Opal Brown, 1973
#243October 1981
1981 Awards ..................................................................................... . ................................. 5
HybridizingMemories ..........................................W. B. Schortman ............................... 25
The Name Game ................................................... D. Willott. .......... ............................... 31
AConventionalInvitation ............................................ AnneJohnson ............................... 32
Report from Colorado Springs ...................... L. Shoemaker ........... H. Kuesel ............. 37
Experiences with Bacterial Soft Rot ....................................R. Browne .......................... 40
St. Louis Favorites .............................................................................................................. 45
Faux Pas I Have Made ....................................... 1. Van de Water ..................................... 46
Pod Appreciation ............................................... M. Wilkins ............................................ 47
Obituary, Eugene Hunt. ..................................... ................................................................ 69
W. B. Schortman ........................... ................................................................ 77
C. R. Minnick ................................ ................................................................ 79
Recruit AIS Members ................................................ J. Burch ......................................... 80
Minutes, May 12 & 13 ............................................C. Ramsey ....................................... 83
REGULAR FEATURES
President's Desk .................. .................... 4 AISAffiliates ...............................................55
Slides ................................... .................. 24 International News ...................................... 56
Gifts to AIS ......................... .................. 29 Youth Views ................................................64
Membership rates ................ .................. 30 Library .........................................................68
Hybridizers' Notice ............. , ............... .43 Flightlines .................................................... 70
Moving ................................ ................. .44 Editor's Notebook ........................................78
Domestic News ................... .................. 52 Advertising Rates ........................................95
ADVERTISERS
Arnold Art ................................... Cover 3 Schultz .................................................... 63, 77
Charjoy ........................................ Cover 4 Shook ............................................................ 81
4-Square ...................................... Cover 2 Society, Louisianas ...................................... 69
Microform .............................................. 82 Commercial Directory ................................ 89
PHOTO CREDITS
M. Anning-6, 7 lower, 9 lower 18 both
H. Danielson- 13 lower
H. Kuesel-39
T. Magee- 33, 34 all, 36 all
B. Osborne- 17, 18 lower right, 44
S. Tyler- 54
M.Welsh- 8 top, 11 lower, 13 both
top, 14 lower right, 15 lower left,
16 lower both, 18 lower left
G. Corlew-9 top, 12 alL 14 top, 15 top
S. DuBose- 7 top
C. McEwen-14 lower left, 16 top
H. Metcalf- 28
L. Shoemaker- 35 both
D. Willott- 8 lower, 10 both, 11 top,
15 lower right
COVER: This year's Dykes Medalist BROWN LASSO. (Buckles-Niswonger), a border
bearded proved that an outstanding iris of any classification can triumph. Its
luscious tones and crisp form were photographed by Philip Edinger.
#244
January 1982
1982 Symposium Results
7
Border Patrol Jubilant
Philip Edinger 10
Through Different Eyes
Perry Dyer 12
Iristime in the Rockies
Harlan Clark 18
Rendezvous '82-Annual Convention
20
Japanese Iris Flowers with Multiple Parts Beyond the Normal
Sequence of Threes
W. L. Ackerman and Margot Williams 22
HC Winners
28
Exhibition Reports ................................................................................................ 31
Exhibition Certificates
38
The Moth Trap
Ruth Schulz 42
Awards in Vienna ................................................................................................. 50
AIS Judges
52
Regular Features
Statement of Ownership
President's Desk.
AIS Sales Items
Show Supplies.
Editor's Blues
Flightlines
4
International News
47
5
17
40
43
.. 44
Approved Affiliates
Minutes
Youth
Contributions
In Memoriam.
63
64
77
78
81
Advertisers
Bay View
Bellagamba .
British Iris Society
Commercial Directory
Corlew
Cottage
Flanagan
Gartman
Gibson
Hamblen
Cover 4
89
6
90-95
51
48
89
76
82
83
Keppel
.49,84
Klehm (Rudolph)
Cover 3, 85
McGarvey.
86
Nelson, R.
89
Pacific Coast Hyb .. 46,87
Scheve
88
Schultz
80,89
Sooner State.
9
Varigay ... Cover 2
Cover: Memories of the St. Louis convention live on, assisted by this shot of the irises at
the Missouri Botanic Garden. Visible in the background is the famous Climatron.
Photo by W. George Waters.
#245
April 1982
Denver Rendezvous '82 .................... Tom Magee 6
Meet the New RVPs ............................................... 8
Jaymie Heathcock Appointed
Publication Sales Director ............................... 12
Burch is New Membership Secretary .................. 14
Our New Treasurer:
Francesca Thoolen .......................................... 16
Distinguished Service Medals
Awarded ........................................................... 17
New Board Members ............................................ 18
Editorial Staff Changes ......................................... 19
Ben Hager Awarded Foster
Memorial Plaque .............................................. 20
Cold Climate Rebloomers .................Earl E. Hall 22
Judging Reblooming
Irises ................................... Walter A. Moores 24
Cross-Country Comments:
1981 Rebloom ........................ Lloyd Zurbrigg 25
Sunbelt, U.S.A .. Myrna Pollock 28
The Track Record of Recent
Dykes Medalists ....................... Ron Thoman 30
pH Studies with Tall Bearded
Iris .......................... Hurley, Einert, & Hileman 32
Box Score- ...........................Elsiemae Nicholson 38
Notice to Affiliates .................... Dorothy Howard 58
Approved Affiliates ................................................59
Regular Features
Advertising Rates ................................................... 4
Editor's Page ........................................................... 4
President's Desk ..................................................... 5
AIS Sales Items .13,68
Membership Rates ............................................... 15
Membership Campaign ........................................ 40
How to Register an Iris. 41
Guest Iris Requests ......................................... 42,43
Flight Lines ............................................................ 44
nternational News ................................................49
Youth Views ...........................................................53
Membership Contest Winners .. 55
In Memoriam .........................................................62
Elizabeth Jones ................................................63
Frank Chowning ...............................................63
Hubert Fischer ..................................................64
Gifts to AIS ............................................................ 66
Domestic News ..................................................... 67
Advertisers
Albers, Donovan ..................... 70
Avonbank (Zurbrigg) .
69
Benson, Cliff
70
Biodgelliris Gardens ...............71
Boswell Iris Garden .71
Brown's Sunnyhill .. 72
Burch Iris Gardens .................. 73
C & A Iris Garden
(Quadros) ........................... 76
Cape Iris Gardens
(Niswonger) ........................ 74
Clough, W. H ........................... 83
Cooley's Gardens ................... 57
Contemporary Gardens
(P. Dyer) ............................. 75
Cromwell, C. A., 11 . 77
0& J Gardens (Meek) ............. 78
Dennis, Paul H ........................ 75
East Wind Garden (Bausch) 77
Echo Hill Garden
(D. Palmer) ........................ 79
Fuller's Gardens ............... 80,81
Hall's Flower Garden
82
Hamner's Iris Garden.
83
Helsley, Calvin .................. 56, 82
Hillcrest Iris Gardens
(Nichols) ..............................84
Hillview Gardens
(Gartman) ...........................84
Innerst, Sterling
85
Kansas Rainbow Garden
(Jeffries) .............................. 86
Kegerise, Mrs. Grant 87
Keppel, Keith .. 88
Koza, Dr. Donald ..................103
La Cresta Gardens (Anning) 87
Long's Gardens ................. 90,91
Luihn, Walt
.. 89
MAD. Iris Gardens (Dunn) 89
Mallory, Robert ....................... 86
Maryolliris Gardens .. Cover 3
Melrose Gardens .92
Michel, Leonard ......................93
Mohr Gardens ................Cover 4
Palmer, Cleo ........................... 93
Paw Paw Everlast Label .. 103
Pleasure Iris Gardens
(Danielson) ................... 94,95
Powell's Gardens .................... 96
Region 8. 83
Region 12 ............................... 15
Rialto Gardens (Weiler) ......... 97
Riverdale Iris Gardens
(Hanson) . 96
Robinson, Margie ................... 98
Roderick Iris Garden .98
Rowlan, Henry C .................... 99
Saia, Joe L. .......................... 103
Saxton Iris Garden ............... 102
Schreiner's Gardens .. Cover 2
Schultz Co ......................... 72,78
Sexton, Neva .........................100
Shamrock Iris Garden
(Mahoney).
100
Shoop, George ..................... 101
Skyline Gardens
101
Spahn, Fred E .. 102
Summit Iris (Jorgensen) 88
Tow Path Lane Gardens
(Waite) ..............................103
Varigay Gardens
(Ensminger) 104
Varner, D. Steve ................... 105
Vander Velde, Roger .............. 79
Commercial Directory 106-111
Cover: Opal Brown's QUEEN OF HEARTS, perennial favorite and Dykes runner-up, as photographed by
Glenn Corlew.
#246 July 1982
The Chartreuse Ruffles Story .................................... Nathan Rudolph.
7
Elmohr Got There First! ............................................. Howard Shockey
.. 10
So You Want to Be a Hybridizer ................................ Joe Gatty .......................... 11
How They Grow, New Mexico Style ........................... Margaret Dean ................. 13
Median Meanderings ................................................. Maryann Anning ............... 24
Aphids ....................................................................... Jean Erickson .
28
Proper Fertilization is More Than a
Pile of Manure .. O. M. Otte
.. 30
Eileen Allison is New RVP for Region 11 .............................................................. 37
Roots ........................................................................ Keith Keppel
40
Considering a Public Display Garden? .. Michael L. Heger ...
43
Observations on Irises in North-Central Florida .. Hervey Caton.
47
Experimenting with Irises in Florida .. Marjorie Starkey
49
Unique Aspects of Judging Species Irises ... Jean G. Witt and
B. LeRoy Davidson ........... 50
Is There a Horticultural Future for I. X Sibosa? .. Robert Egli ................................ 57
Review: The Iris (Mathew) .. Roy Davidson .......................................................... 59
Review: The Iris (Rodionenko) ...................................Bee Warburton ................. 60
A Few Chirps from the Robin Lady ............................ Jeane Stayer
64
Regular Features
President's Desk 4
AIS Sales Items ........................... 38-39
International News ........................... 54
Flight Lines ....................................... 65
Domestic News .. 70
Editor's Page .................................... 71
Youth Views ..................................... 72
Affiliates ........................................... 74
In Memoriam .................................... 75
David Lyon ...................................76
Ethel Ricker ..................................76
Jake Scharff ................................. 77
Contributions .....................................78
Advertising Rates ..............................80
Membership Rates ............................95
Advertisers
Bartlett, Nancy .................................. 81
Maple Tree Gardens (Harder) .... 86
Bush, George C ................................ 89
Markwardt, Alfred .. 89
Carr, Franklin E. 73
Maryott's Iris Gardens ...................... 85
Commercial Directory .................. 90-95
Paw Paw Label Co ........................... 86
Cordon Bleu Farms . Cover, 2, 82
Santa Rosa Iris Society .................... 88
Eagleville Florist (Williams) .. 83
Schultz Co ........................................ 89
Fuller's Gardens ... Cover 3
Seaways Garden (McEwen) .87
Granger's Iris Garden 84
Sellman's Iris Garden ....................... 88
Lyons, D. M .... 82
Vagabond Garden (Foster) .. Cover 4
Cover: International Iris Trial Gardens in Florence, Italy. A listing of this year's
winners is on Page 55. Color photo by Dr. Federico Strada, reprinted
courtesy of the new AIS booklet, Irises for Everyone.
#247 October 1982
1982 AIS Awards
Rocky Mountain High
Denver Botanic Gardens
Botanic Garden Post-Script
Long's Gardens
Colorado State University Plantings
The McCarthy Garden
The Wooten Garden
The Varnum Garden
Convention Popular Vote Winners
The Mary Swords DeBaillon Award
Awards Chart
Plan Now For Boston
Proper Fertilization is More Than a
Pile of Manure (cont'd)
Gleanings
5
17
20
22
24
27
Elvan Roderick
Bill Maryott
Ron Mullin
Dave Niswonger
Betty and Jimmy Burch 33
Bennett Jones
·35
Myrna Pollock
37
40
Marie Caillet
42
Glenn Corlew
48-49
Shirley Varmette
51
0 M.Otte
Philip Edinger
53
59
Minutes, Board Meeting
In Memoriam
Lerton Hooker
Helen McCaughey
Henry Sass
Gifts to AIS
Affiliates
Membership Rates
79
84
84
85
86
86
87
94
Regular Features
President's Desk
AIS Sales Items
Iris Profiles: George Shoop
International News
Domestic News
Youth Views
Flight Lines
AIS Slides Rental
4
39
64
66
68
69
72
78
Advertisers
Boehm Porcelain
Commercial Directory
Eagleville Florist (Williams)
Neel, Laurence
Cover 2
89
77
58
Schulz Company
71
Sooner State I ris Society
62
Windberg
Galleries
Covers 3 and 4, 96
Cover: The 1982 Dykes Medal Winner VANITY, with the Melrose Gardens fields
where it originated as a background. Photo by Sid DuBose.
#248 January 1983
1983 Boston Convention Information.
6-7
Boston Convention, Guest Iris Preview .. .Barbara Schmieder,
Marian Schmuhl, Agnes Waite ........................................................................... 9
Organizing a Rhizome Sale .. .Dean Brand
13
Share Your lrising .. .Dr. Candace Williamson-Murdock ..
15
Irises in the Midwest ..... Elsie Zuercher ............................................................... 16
1983 Symposium ......... ....................................................................................... 22
Irises Winning High Commendation
.25
1982 Awards for Japanese Irises
27
1982 Exhibitions Committee Report ... Glenn Corlew
28
Exhibition Certificates - 1982 . 36
Iris Thoughts from Abroad ..... C.E.C. Bartlett ...................................................... 38
The Mysterious Red Seed ..... Jayne Ritchie
41
Review N.Y. Botanical Garden Encyclopedia of Horticulture.
Jean G. Witt.
44
Compilation of a Louisiana Iris Checklist ... Charles Fritchie
45
1983 New Membership Campaign
50
Iris Travels ... Currier McEwen
54
AIS Judges - 1983 ...
76
REGULAR FEATURES
President's Desk
4
Membership Rates
5
AIS Sales Items
8
Iris Profiles: Gordon Plough
.. 42
The Bulletin Board
47
Advertising Rates
47
International News ........................... 52
Flashback ......................................... 57
Robin Chirps.
61
Flight Lines
62
Youth Views
.66
Minutes, Board of Directors
68
Treasurer's Report
.75
In Memorium
81
Ada Buxton.
81
Contributions ... 82
Statement of Ownership .. 84
ADVERTISERS
Bay View (Ghio) .. Cover 4
Commercial Directory
Corlew
Cottage.
Gibson
Hillcrest (Nichols)
Iris Country (Nelson)
Keppel
.90-95
Cover 2
48
85
... 86
46
Klehm (Rudolph)
Mission Bell (Hamblen)
Pacific Coast (Williamson)
Schultz Co.
Sooner State
49, 87
Cover 3, 88
89
51
21
.87
Cover: Guest irises with the Denver Botanic Gardens Conservatory in the background.
Rendezvous '82 photo contest winner by Donald 0 Roos
#249 April 1983
Gold Medal Awarded to Melba Hamblen.
5
Hybridizers' Medal Awarded to Henry Danielson ........................ .................... 6
Distinguished Service Medal Awarded to Jean Witt.
7
New Board Members
9
New Regional Vice Presidents ................................................... .................. 10
An Approach to Breeding Amoena and Bicolour Irises ............... .
Barry Blyth ............................................................................. .................. 16
Boston Convention Information .................................................. ............. 22-23
The Capitola Story ........ Roy Oliphant ....................................... .................. 24
Labeling the Iris Garden .... ........................................................ .................. 27
Recycled Iris Fibers! .......... Marian Schmuhl .............................. .................. 32
Indianapolis Conventioll - Guest Request .................................. .................. 33
An Alternative to Increased Dues ............................................... .................. 38
Forced Sowing of Iris Seed ......... Koen Engelen ....................... .................. 48
Northwest Performance .......... Terry Aitken ............................... .................. 55
Publicity, Promotion and Parades ... Elizabeth Brown ................ .................. 60
REGULAR FEATURES
President's Desk ............................ 4 Membership Rates ............................ 51
Gleanings .. 34 Youth Views ......................................................................... 52
Robin Chirps ................................ 39 AIS Sales Items ................................. 58
Flight Lines ................................... 40 Approved Affiliates
61
International News ....................... 43 In Memoriam
.67
Denkewitz Irises .......................43
Irises in East Germany.
44
Bernard Schreiner.
66
Emma Cook ............................. 67
IGA - Munich.
Arthur Hazzard ......................... 68
45
Profiles: Elvan Roderick
• The Bulletin Board.
.46 Gifts to AIS ........................................ 69
50 Advertising Rates .............................100
LIST OF ADVERTISERS ... 49
Cover: Japanese irises in a Japanese public garden. Photo by Seiko Takuma, from Irises for
Everyone, The American Iris Society, 1982.
#250 July 1983
White Lightning ................................................. Keith Keppel.
4
AIS Bylaws Approved.
5
Pacific Coast I rises in Gardens.
B. Leroy Davidson
6
George Stambach and the Society for
Pacific Coast Native Iris ................................ R. C. Richards ............. 11
PCNs in Minnesota ............................................................ Joan Cooper. 13
Garden Comments ................................................. Lewis Lawyer e1. al. 14
Specific Species: Iris Tenax
Jean Witt ...................... 17
Bacterial Soft Rot of I rises ............................... Jim Browne .................. 22
"American" Irises .............................................. ...................................... 23
Recommended for Beginners ........................... ...................................... 24
TheCreamoftheCrop ......................................... KennethH.Mohr ............ 33
Annual Presidential Letter ................................. ...................................... 40
A Topical Collection of Iris Stamps ... Harry B. Kuesel ..... 41
Regular Features
President's Desk.
Profiles: Franklin Carr
AIS Sales Items
International News
Vienna I ris Competition
Florence Competition
Affiliates
3 Contributions to AISF .
67
.. 58 In Memoriam.
69
60
John C. Wister .................. 70,75
.61
Flight Lines ................................. 77
.61
Youth Views.
84
.64 Membership Rates
.. 85
.66 Advertising Rates
... 96
List of Advertisers
Commercial Directory .. 90-96 Schultz Co ............................................... 89
Iris .32 Seaways (McEwen) .
88
Jensen ....................................... 87 Tow Path Lane (Waite) .................. 86
Mueller 86 Varigay (Ensminger) ....................................................... Cover 4
Paw Paw .................................................... 86 Wagontrails (Claussen) .. 89
Rowlan ..................................................................................... 87 Wight. 87
Photo Credits
M. Anning: 14, 16,26,36,37. R. Figge: 62. L. Harder: 34. R. Hardy: 19. C. Hauksdottir: 11.
P Mayer: 70. C. Summerfield: 74. R. Tweed: 42-57. J. Vickers: 59.
Cover: WHITE LIGHTNING (Gatty '74). See Story on Page 4. Photo by K. Keppel.
ERRATA
BULLETIN 223, October 1976
page 79: the 2nd place winner in the Region 24 Huntsville show
was Amy Craig rather than Sheila Saxton.
Cover Photograph: the popular Siberian EGO (McGarvey 1966), winner of the Morgan Award in 1972.
Advertising Directory ............................ 95
Advertising Rates ................................... 96
Affiliates in April ................................... 96
Announcements ..................................... 95
Change of Address ................................. 98
Commercial Directory ......................... 107
Guest Irises ............................................ 96
In Memoriam ......................................... 80
Introductions ................................... 95, 96
Membership Dues ................................. 98
Membership List ................................... 97
Slides .................................................... 97
Registrations ......................................... 95
Sections ................................................... 1
Youth .................................................... 74
The color cover, left to right. First row, BLUE SHIMMER (J. Sass '41), BLUE
PETTICOATS (Schreiners '65). Second row, RHAGE8 (Mead-Reidel '34), ECHO ONE
(Schortman '66). Third row, TIFFANY (H. C. Sass '38), CHARMED CIRCLE (Keppel
'69).
TABLE OF CONTENTS #251 Oct 1983
1983AISAwards
4
Boston Convention
Impressions of the Boston Convention .......................... Jean Erickson ......................... 16
Convention Awards ....................................................... ................................................ 19
The Waite Garden ......................................................... Ray Blicharz .......................... 22
Stanley Park .............................................................................. Catherine Long Gates. 24
The Warburton Garden .................................................. Betty Wood ............................ 26
The Schmuhl Garden ..................................................... Jim Browne ............................ 28
The Hall Garden ............................................................ Jean Quick ............................. 31
The Whitehouse-Shaw Garden ...................................... Hooker Nichols.
33
I rises at the Case Estates .............................................. Jane I. Hall ............................. 34
The Schmieder Garden ............................................................ Marg and Don Saxton .. 36
To the Evergreen Shore in '84 ............................................. Sigrid Asmus .......................... 37
The 19831ris Season in Virginia ......................................... Fred G. Stephenson ................ 40
The "With-Iris" Plants ......................................................... Loleta K. Powell .................... 44
Irises Do Enjoy CompanionshipOther ThanYours ............................................................ Loretta Aaron
.. 46
Morelris Companions .......................................................... JoeGatty ................................ .49
Arilmeds: Twenty Years of Frustration ............................... Jonnye Rich ............................ 50
Dwarf and Intermediate Notes ............................................ Carl and
LaRue Boswell .................. 54
Looking at Them in the Southern Hemisphere Barry Blyth ................................................. 64
Requirements for Affiliation ............................................................................................... 71
Regular Features
President's Desk.
3 In Memoriam ................................................ 74
Gleanings ................................................55 Edwin Rundlett .............................................. 74
Iris Profiles: Ron Mullin .........................60 Gifts to AIS ................................................... 75
AIS Sales Items .......................................62 Photo Credits ................................................. 75
International News .................................. 63 Howto Register an Iris ................................... 76
Flight Lines
.. 68 Minutes: Board Meeting ................................... 77
Youth Views ........................................... 72 Iris Slides for Rentals
86
Membership Rates .................................. 73 Advertising Rates .......................................... 96
List of Advertisers
Charjoy Gardens ...........................Cover 4 Petasus ............................................................ 89
Horticulture Magazine ............................ 88 Schultz Co ..................................................... 87
Iris Society of Australia .......................... 87 Sooner State Iris Society .............................. 71
Commercial Directory .......................90-96
Cover: RUFFLED BALLET, the 1983 Dykes Medal Winner. Photo by Keith Keppel.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #252 Jan 1984
1984 Symposium
5
1984 Seattle Convention Information
8
Seattle Preview: Evergreen Shore the Year Before
The Ste. Michelle Winery Sigrid Asmus
... 10
Rhododendron Species Foundation Garden Terry Aitken
12
Notes on the Various Gardens Sigrid Asmus, Paul Black, E. J. Cass, Virginia Del Judge,
Lorena Reid, George Shoop,
Jean Witt
14
Irises Winning High Commendation, 1983
22
Awards to Japanese I rises, 1983
24
New Membership Campaign
.25
Scorch: Mystery Killer at Large
Paul Black
32
A Critique on Iris Auctions
Allen Harper
34
1983 Exhibitions Committee Report
Glenn F. Corlew
37
Exhibition Certificates, 1983
44
Robin Directors
56
AIS Judges, 1984
57
About the Bulletins
63
The American Iris Society Foundation
66
Regular Features
President's Page
AIS Sales Items
Flashback
The Bulletin Board
Youth Views
International News
1983 Vienna Competition
Contributions to AISF
4
In Memoriam
21
Jay Ackerman
26
Forrest McCord
47 Treasurer's Report
50 Minutes, Board of Directors
52 Membership Rates
54 Statement of Ownership
67
68
68
68
69
70
79
80
Advertisers
Bay View (Ghio)
Carr
Cherry Lane (Corlew)
Commercial Directory
Cottage
Evergreen Labels
Four-Square
Gibson
Hillcrest (Nichols)
Cover 4
Iris Garden Tour (Varnum)
82 Keppel
Cover 2
Klehm (Rudolph)
.89-95
Mission Bell (Hamblen)
48 Pacific Coast (Williamson)
82 Robinson
65 Schultz Co.
83 Sooner State-Seminar
84-85 Varigay (Ensminger)
81
49, 85
Cover 3, 86
87
.51
88
20
24
46
Cover: Pacific Northwest, where irises are grown as row crops. Partial view of fields at
Schreiner's Gardens, Salem, Oregon. Photo by Keith Keppel.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #253 April 1984
Seattle Convention Information ........................... ................................................. 5
Novelty Irises ...................................................... Ben R. Hager .......................... 6
Fun and Fantasy .................................................. Allan Ensminger ..
12
Space Age Irises .................................................. James A Mahoney ................ 18
Seeing Double ..................................................... Austin Morgan ...................... 22
Unwanted Novelties .............................................Keith Keppel ........................ 24
Dorothy Palmer: 1983 Hybridizers' Medal Winner ..............................................27
AIS Board of Directors, New Members ............................................................... 28
1983 Distinguished Service Medal Winners ........................................................ 30
The Dykes Medal ................................................................................................. 34
Australasian Dykes Medal .................................... John 0. Baldwin ..
35
Southern California Iris Impressions .................... Dr. Edward Murray ............... 38
Rules for Robin Directors and Members .............. ............................................... 66
Voting for Guest Irises ......................................... Bobbi Whitehouse ................ 66
Golden State Reunion: Guest Request .................. ............................................... 67
Regular Features
President's Page .................................. 4 Flight Lines .......................................... 56
The Bulletin Board ...........................26 Approved Affiliates .............................. 69
AIS Sales Items ................................37 In Memoriam ........................................ 72
Iris Profiles: Barry Blyth .................. 50 Cora May Pickard ................................. 72
International News .......................... 52 Gifts to AIS ...........................................73
Youth Views ..................................... 54 Membership Rates ...............................112
Questions and
Suggestions ................................. 55
List of Advertisers .. 68
Cover: In keeping with this issue's Novelty Iris theme, some non-conforming tall beardeds
Clockwise, starting at the top; FUNTASTIC, SNOW SPOON, PINK
MAGNOLIA, FUll HOUSE, JUST FOR lAUGHS, TWICE THRilLING and SKY
HOOKS, with UNFURLED FLAG in the center Photo by Melrose Gardens
Photo Credits
J T Aiken, 14 left; M. Anning, 16; l. Blyth, 50, 51; A Ensminger, 14 rt., 15; K.
Keppel, 8 rt., 25,39,40,41,43,48; D. Koza, 9 left; J Mahoney, 19 center left; D.
Meek, 9 rt.; H Rowlan, 19 bottom left; G. Schifferli, 8 left; D. Sindt, 19 rt.; l.
Stayer, 29 rt., 54; G. Waters, 32 rt.; l. Welsh, 32 bot. left.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #254 July 1984
New Regional Vice Presidents ................................................................... ........... 5
Spurias; A Brief History ................................................. Eleanor McCown ........ 10
A Baker's Dozen of the Most Popular Spurias ......................................
Floyd Wickenkamp ..
13
Spuria Irises in Australia ........................................... Trevor Nottle .................... 14
Spurias in the High Plains ......................................... Harry Kuesel .................... 16
Spurias Do Grow Up North ....................................... Francis Brenner ................ 19
Mustard Seed Fungus in Spuria Iris .......................... Ben R. Hager .................... 20
Matching Iris to Microclimate ................................... Pan ayot i Callas ............... 24
Show Business .......................................................... Margaret Dean ................. 33
Beginner's Luck: Don't Count on It ........................... Irene OUe ........................ 36
A Topical Collection of Iris Stamps (Part II) Harry Kuesel ................................. 47
Regular Features
President's Desk ................................ 4 How to Register and Introduce
AIS Sales Items ............................... 32 an Iris .................................................... 79
International News .......................... 64 Contributions to AISF ........................... 80
Youth Views ................................... 67 In Memoriam ........................................ 82
Questions and Suggestions . 68
Thornton Abell ............................ 82
Profiles: Kay Nelson ........................ 70
Earl Browder ............................... 82
Advertising Rates ............................ 71
Wilma Greenlee ........................... 83
Robin Directors ................................ 72
Herbert Parker ............................. 83
Flight Lines ..................................... 73 AIS Affiliates ........................................ 84
Bulletin Board ................................. 78 Membership Rates ................................ 96
Advertisers
B & D Lilies ..................................... 85 Mueller, A. Theodore ............................ 85
Cordon Bleu Farms ............... Cover 2 Paw Paw Everlast Labels ........................ 86
Dutch Gardens ................................. 87 Peterson, Les ......................................... 86
Dyer, Floyd ..................................... 87 Quadros, Carl ........................................ 86
Evergreen Plant Labels .................... 85 Schultz Co ............................................. 87
Helsley, Calvin ...................... Cover 4 Seaways Gardens (McEwen) 88
Commercial Directory ................................................... 89-96
Cover: Spuria Irises growing at Cordon Bleu Farms, San Marcos,
California. Photo by Janice Chesnik.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #255 Oct 1984
1984 AIS Awards ................................................................................................... 4
Seattle, 1984 ......................................................................................................... 20
President's Cup ................................................................................................ 23
Franklin Cook Cup .......................................................................................... 24
Favorite Guest Irises ....................................................................................... 24
Rhododendron Species
Foundation Garden ................................ Perry Dyer .................................. 26
Chateau Ste. Michelle ................................ Adele Lawyer ............................. 29
The Hansen Garden .................................... Bill Maryott ................................ 32
The Noyes Garden ...................................... AI Roderick ................................ 34
The Cass Garden ........................................ Bobbie Shepard .......................... 36
The Lankow Garden ................................... Gordon Green ............................. 36
The Fisher Garden ...................................... Hooker Nichols .......................... 38
The Ritchie Garden .................................... Jean Erickson ............................. 39
Roy Davidson's Woodland Garden Mary Duvall ............................................ 40
The Dexter Garden ..................................... Joe Gatty .................................... 44
The Brooks Garden .................................... Eric Tankesley-Clarke ................ 46
The Crandall Garden .................................. Jim Morris .................................. 47
Detecting and Hybridizing With Chimera
and Tetraploid Louisiana Irises ....
Joseph K. Mertzweiller ... 51
Performance of Louisiana Irises in
New Orleans ...............................................Charles Fritchie .......................... 55
The Judge, the Apprentice and the Show ............................................................. 60
Regular Features
President's Page .................................. 3 Profiles: Jeane Stayer ......................... , 72
AIS Sales Items ............................... 49 Youth Views ....................................... , 74
Bulletin Board ................................. 50 Minutes, Board Meeting ....................... 76
Flashback ........................................ 62 In Memoriam ............................... ........ 88
Flight Lines ..................................... 67 S. Stillman Berry ......................... ........ 86
Membership Rates .......................... 69 Gifts to AIS .................................. ... , .. 88
International News .......................... 70 Advertising Rates ........................ ........ 96
Photo Credits ..................... ....................................................... 96
Advertisers
Commercial Directory ............... 89-96 Schultz Co .............................................. 85
Florida Iris Society .......................... 73 Sloan, Richard J ........................... Cover 4
4-Square .......................................... 73 Wight's Iris Delights ............................. 66
Cover: Roy Davidson's Garden, as seen during the Seattle Convention. Photo by
Merry Haveman.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #256 Jan 1985
Indianapolis Convention Information .................................................................... 6
Indianapolis-1985 Convention Gardens . George & Helen Lyford
...................
7
Symposium-1985 ....................................................... .......................................... 14
Irises Winning High Commendation, 1984 .............. .......................................... 18
Exhibition Certificates Issued During 1984 ............... .......................................... 20
1984 Awards for Japanese Irises ................................ .......................................... 22
Exhibitions Committee Report for 1984 .................... .......................................... 23
Ethics in Judging ........................................................ .......................................... 30
Irises in the Pine Tree State ........................................ Ted White ......................... 33
Convention 84 Medians ............................................. Jim Morris ........................ 39
An Iris Display Garden is Born Again ....................... Mark Dienstbach .............. 43
1985 Membership Contest ......................................... .......................................... 53
AIS Judges-1985 ........................................................ .......................................... 70
Minutes, Board of Directors Meeting-November, 1984 ........................................ 76
Regular Features
President's Page .................................. 4 Flight Lines .......................................... 62
AIS Sales Items .....................................................5 Profiles: Robert Schreiner .. 66
Slides for Rental ................................................... 13 Questions & Suggestions .. 67
The Bulletin Board ...........................22 Advertising Rates ..................................67
Youth Views ................................... 46 Contributions to AISF ...........................68
International News .......................... 54 In Memoriam ........................................ 69
Russia-Rodionenko .................... 54 AIS Financial Statement ....................... 84
British Iris Society Awards 56 Statement of Ownership ................................. 85
Japanese Iris Tour ....................... 57 Membership Rates ................................ 99
Seattle Impressions ..................... 61
Advertisers
Bay View (Ghio) ................... Cover 4 McCord .................................................. 86
Commercial Directory ............... 92-99 McGarvey .............................................. 86
Corlew ................................... Cover 2 Mission Bell (Hamblen) ......................... 89
Cottage (McWhirter) ....................... 52 Moonshine (Byers) ................................ 90
Evergreen Labels ............................ 69 Redstone (Kennedy) .............................. 86
4-Square Iris .................................... 87 Region 14 .............................................. 87
Gibson ............................................. 88 Schultz Co ............................................. 87
Helsley .................................................... " 50-51 Sooner State-Seminar ........... 48
Klehm (Rudolph) .. Cover 3, 91 Varigay (Ensminger) ........................................ 49
Cover: 1984 Dykes Medal WinnerVICTORIA FALLS. Photo courtesy of
Schreiner's Gardens.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #257 April 1985
Indianapolis Convention Information ............................................................................ 6
Bee Warburton: AIS Gold Medal Winner ..................................................................... 8
Recollections ....................................................... Bee Warburton ................................ 8
Distinguished Service Medal Goes to Adolph Vogt. ................................................... 13
1984 Hybridizers' Medals: Luihn, Mertzweiller .......................................................... 14
New AIS Directors ...................................................................................................... 16
New Regional Vice Presidents .................................................................................... 17
Show Time .................................................................................................................. 22
America's Most Popular Tall Bearded
Irises ...............................................................Stanley Coates ............................... 27
Thoughts on the Popularity Poll .......................... Coulson Squires ............................ 29
All This and a Dykes, Too! ................................. Charles M. Zurek ........................... 32
Making That First Cross ...................................... Sharon McAllister.
34
1984 Bloom Report ............................................. Margaret Dean ............................... 38
Fiesta Phoenix-Guest Iris Request ....................... ....................................................... 48
Golden State-Guest Iris Request .......................... ....................................................... 49
Watch That Beard! .............................................. Henry Danielson ........................... 62
1984 Membership Contest Results ...................... ....................................................... 63
Summer Shade .................................................... ....................................................... 70
Regular Features
President's Page .....................................4 In Memoriam ............................................ 56
AIS Sales Items ..................................... 5
William Edward Levingston
Advertising Rates .................................. 7
Molly Price
Membership Rates .............................. 21
Carl Quadros
International News ............................. 43 Gifts to AIS ...............................................61
1984 Vienna Competition .. 44 Youth Views ......................................................... 64
Bulletin Board .................................... 47 Approved Affiliates, 1985 ......................... 66
Flight Lines ........................................ 50
List of April Advertisers ... 62-63
Cover: Seattle Convention Memories. Visitors viewing the siberians and water irises in
the Davidson garden. Photo by Bettie Osborne.
Additional Photo Credits: Page 8, Bettie Osborne; Page 16 right, Don Koza; Page 51,
Merry Haveman; Page 55, Greg Schifferli; Page 65, Long's Iris Gardens.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #258 July 1985
The Society for Siberian Irises ........................ Peg Edwards ................................ 7
Siberian Irises for Landscape Use .. Ainie Busse ................................................... 9
"Those Blue Iris" ............................................. Calvin Helsley .......................... 11
Request for Siberian Guest Plants ................... .................................................... 18
Siberian Notes from IIlini Iris ......................... Steve Varner ............................... 20
How to Pollinate Siberian Irises ..................... Bee Warburton .......................... 23
Update on Tetraploidy in Siberian
Irises ........................................................... Currier McEwen ........................ 26
Hybrids Involving Siberian Irises ................... Tomas Tamberg ......................... 30
Frills and Furbelows ........................................ Bee Warburton ........................... 34
The Morgan Award .........................................Harry Kuesel .............................. 37
Hip! Hip! Hooray! for Historical Irises Carolee Clay .......................................... 43
Species: The Fallible Concept that
Endures ....................................................... Roy Davidson ............................ 44
An Emerging Pattern: Zonals .......................... Robert Schreiner ........................ 46
Notes on the American Dykes Medal
Winners .......................................................Robert Jensen ...................... 57
Regular Features
AIS Sales Items .................................. 3 Bulletin Board ...................................... 68
President's Page .................................4 Youth Views ......................................... 74
International News .......................... 49 Flight Lines ........................................... 76
Wisley Trials ............................... 49 Contributions to AISF ...........................84
Iris Society of Australia .............. 50 In Memoriam ........................................ 85
International Robin News 51 Eva Smith ......................................................... 85
Florence Competition ................. 52 Affiliates ............................................... 86
The Dykes Medal ........................ 56 How to Register an Iris ........................ 87
Membership Rates .......................... 96
Advertisers
Avonbank (Zurbrigg) ........................ 71 McFarlane Designs .............................. 74
Bartlett, Nancy .................................. 72 Melrose Gardens ......................... Cover 4
Bush, George C ................................72 Paw Paw Everlast Labels.
74
East Wind Garden (Bausch) 71 Schultz Co ......................................................... 70
Evergreen Plant Labels .... 72 Seaways Gardens (McEwen) 73
Commerical Directory ... 88-96
Cover: With this issue's emphasis on siberian irises, it seemed fitting to picture
Iris delavayi, from the 40-chromosome subseries Chrysographes. Photo
by Harry Foster, courtesy of the British Iris Society slide library.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #259 Oct 1985
1985 AIS Awards ........................................... ....................................................... 4
Indianapolis 1985 ........................................... ..................................................... 14
McFadden Garden ...................................... Roy Bohrer ................................. 15
Wann Garden ............................................. Melody Wilhoit .......................... 20
Norrick Garden .......................................... Jim and Vera Hummel ................ 24
Clarke Garden ............................................ Ainie Busse ................................. 25
Wampler Garden .........................................Bernadine Avent ......................... 27
Stam Garden .............................................. Agnes Waite ............................... 30
Winton Garden ............................................Lillian Gristwood ....................... 34
Hobbs Garden ............................................ Jayne Ritchie .............................. 35
Zuercher-Soules Garden ............................ Jim Browne ................................ 38
Stall cop Garden ........................................ Audrey Machulak .......................41
Favorite Guests and Cup Winners ............. ..................................................... 47
Preview of Golden State Reunion ................... Bryce Williamson ...................... 54
Iris Club Activities .......................................... Michael Moller ........................... 62
Regular Features
President's Page ................................. 3 In Memoriam ........................................ 79
Photo Credits ................................... 51
Neva Sexton ................................ 76
Bulletin Board .................................. 52
Jack Taylor .................................. 79
Advertising Rates ............................ 66 Gifts to AIS ........................................... 79
Flight Lines ..................................... 68 Minutes, AIS Board .............................. 80
Youth Views ................................... 74 Membership Rates ................................ 96
AIS Sales Items ....................... Cover 4
Advertisers
Evergreen labels .............................. 87 Sooner State Iris Society ...................... 51
MacFarlane Designs ........................ 87 Tours and Travel International 67
Schultz Company ............................ 75 Yunker, Nadine .................................... 66
Commercial Directory .... 88-96
Cover: BEVERLY SillS, 1985 Dykes Medal Winner. Photo courtesy of Melrose
Gardens.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #260 Jan 1986
Special Meeting Notice ........................................................................................... 6
San Jose Convention Registration Information ....................................................... 8
Filoli Estate Tour ................................................................................ .................... 9
Airfare Discount to San Jose .............................................................. .................. 10
Golden State Reunion .............................................. Iris Irene Nelson ................. 13
1986 Symposium ................................................................................ .................. 16
Irises Winning High Commendation, 1985 ........................................................... 20
1985 Awards to Japanese Irises .......................... ................................................. 21
Exhibitions Committee Report ........................... James G. Burch ........................ 22
1985 Exhibition Certificates ............................... .................................................. 28
Perennials Among the Irises ............................... Barbara Roberts ...................... 31
Romancing the Irises .......................................... Chandler Fulton ...................... 41
AIS Membership ................................................ .................................................. 60
Regular Features
President's Desk ................................ 4 Contributions to AISF ...........................63
AIS Sales Items ..................................5 In Memoriam ........................................ 65
Iris Slides for Rent ........................... 33 Franz Kurzmann ................................... 65
International News .......................... 34 AIS Judges for 1986 .............................. 66
Second Tour of Japan ................. 35 AIS Financial Statement ....................... 72
Bulletin Board ................................. 54 Statement of Ownership ........................ 73
Flight Lines ..................................... 55 Minutes, Board of Directors ..
74
Youth Views .................................... 61
Advertisers
Aitken's Salmon Creek .................... 53 Melrose ................................................. 84
Bay View (Ghio) ................... Cover 4 Mission Bell (Hamblen) ......................... 85
British Iris Society ........................... 52 Moonshine (Byers) ................................ 86
Cottage (McWhirter) ....................... 48 Rowlan .................................................. 87
Evergreeen Labels ........................... 15 Schultz Co ............................................. 30
Joe Pye Weed (Warburton) .. 81 Sooner State-Seminar ......................................... 7
Kary (Peterson) ............................... 80 21 st Century (Spence) Cover
2
Keppel ..................................... 49, 83 Varigay (Ensminger) ......................... 44, 46
Klehm (Rudolph) " Cover 3, 82 Sellman ......................................................... 51,59
Commercial Directory ... 88-95
Cover: In the grey days of winter, few sights are more welcome than the bulbous harbingers of the
iris season. Here is Iris reticulata SPRINGTIME, as photographed by Maureen Foster in her
garden in Wales.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #261 April 1986
1985 Hybridizers' Medals: D, Foster, O. D, Niswonger, , , , , , , , , , ,
6
Hilda Crick New Board Member , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
9
Distinguished Service Medal Awarded to Ben Hager , , , , ,
10
New Regional Vice Presidents …………..
10
The Vernal Iris , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Roy Davidson , , , , , , , , , ,
Miniature Tall Bearded Update
19
Jean Witt , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 22
Notes on Florence ….. , , Gian Luigi Sani , , , , , , , , , ,
29
Foreign Trade …… Keith Keppel , , , , , , , , , , , ,
39
Guest Iris Request: Sooner State '88 ……….,
49
1986 Membership Contest Rules …..
50
A Topical Collection of Iris Stamps "Harry Kuesel , , , , , , , , , , , ,
62
Regular Features
President's Page … 4 Youth Views , ,, , , , 61 AIS Sales Items……………….5 In
Memoriam, , , ,, ,74 International News ,,,,28 Advertising Rates ' , , , , 74 Flight Lines
….43 Gifts to AIS , , , , , , 75 Bulletin Board …..48
Membership Rates ' , , , 115
Approved Affiliates, , , , , , , , ,51
List of April Advertisers , , , , , 73
Cover: A truly American iris-Iris verna, photographed in habitat in the Appalachian
Mountains by Leland Welsh, See Roy Davidson's article on this species,
starting on Page 19,
ADDITIONAL PHOTO CREDITS
Mary Louise Dunderman, 24; Merry Haveman, 23 top right: Don Koza, 27 bottom
right; Sharon McAllister, 25; Robertson's Photography, 8; Prof. Gian Luigi Sani, 33,
35; Greg Schifferli, 23 bottom left; SenchukCrandall, 16 top right; David Sindt, 23
top left and bottom right; Bob Tweed, 63-71; Jean Witt, 27 top right.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #262 July 1986
Arils and Arilbreds: A Brief History ........................Sharon McAllister ............................... 6
Awards for Arilbred Irises ....................................... Sharon McAllister .............................. 11
Glossary of Aril Terms ............................................ ............................................................ 17
Understanding Aril Characteristics and
Form ................................................................... Elm Jensen ........................................ 20
Culture of Arils and Arilbreds: Getting
Started ................................................................. Sharon McAllister ............................. 27
Culture and Disease Control of
Arillrises .............................................................. John Holden ...................................... 33
Growing and Breeding Arilbred Irises in
California ............................................................ Ben Hager ......................................... 46
Arils and Arilbreds in Southern
New Mexico ........................................................ Luella Danielson ................................ 50
Arillrises in the Ohio River Valley ........................... Sam Norris ......................................... 52
Producing Tetraploid Arils ....................................... Sam Norris ......................................... 56
Judging the English Box .......................................... Stephen Wells .....................................63
Janice Badger to Head Robin Program ..................... ............................................................65
Rating Iris Scents ..................................................... Louise C. Smith ................................. 68
It's a Small Iris World .............................................. Raymond J. Blicharz ......................... 74
Regular Features
President's Page ..........................................4
In Memoriam .......................................... 81
AIS Sales Items .........................................32
William G. McGarvey.
Flight Lines ..............................................66 Contributions to AIS
International News ................................... 72 Foundation
Youth Views .............................................76 Advertising Rates.
How to Register an Iris ....
78 Membership Rates .....
79
82
84
95
Advertisers
Allen, J. R ................................................ 84 Iris Pond (Mahan) .......................................... 86
Cape Iris (Niswonger) ............................. 86 Markham, Lynn ..............................................75
Celestial (Stadler) .................................... 85 Paw Paw Everlast Labels ...............................86
Cherry Lane (Corlew) .................... Cover 2 Roderick Iris ................................................... 77
Evergreen Labels ..................................... 77 Schultz Co ..................................................... 75
Graphic Arts Group ....................... Cover 4 Shepard Iris ..................................................... 85
Greenleaf Commercial Directory ..................................................................................... 87-95
Technologies .............................Cover 3
Photo Credits
Larry Harder, p. 79; Elm Jensen, pp. 20-26; Melrose Gardens, p. 14; Rainbow Hybridizing
Gardens, p. 9; Leland Welsh, p. 15. Drawings on pp. 17 and 19 are by Doris Foster.
Cover: The oncocyclus species Iris samariae, as photographed by Virginia Ross. Use of
separation courtesy of Pacific Horticulture.
,
TABLE OF CONTENTS #263 Oct 1986
1986 AIS Awards .................................................................................................................. 6
Golden State Reunion
San Jose, 1986 ............................................... ..... Ronn Dunn ........................................ 17
Melrose Gardens ........................................... ..... Perry Dyer ......................................... 19
Keppel-Gatty Garden ..................................... .....Everette Lineberger ........................... 27
Bay View Gardens ......................................... .... Jean Morris ........................................ 30
Coleman Garden ............................................ .... Carol Lankow ....................................34
Dabel Garden ................................................. .... Jess Quintana, Roy Krug ................... 40
Maryott Garden .............................................. ...... Terry Aitken ................................... 44
Petermeier Garden .......................................... ... Sigrid Asmus, Greg Hastings.
48
Williamson Garden ......................................... ... Mary Bruner ...................................... 50
Convention Cup Winners .............................. " .. ............................................................ 53
Favorite Guest Irises ........................................ ... ........................................................... 54
1987 Phoenix Convention Registration
Information ................................................... " .. ............................................................ 56
Fiesta Phoenix '87 ................................................ ... Carroll Elmore ................................... 60
Progressive Attitudes in Judging ......................... ... Brian Clough ..................................... 64
Computers in Irisdom .......................................... ... Stephen Wells .................................... 67
Regular Features
President's Page ......................................... 3 International News ....................................... 78
Slides for Rent ........................................... 5
Bulletin Board .......................................... 70
1986 Awards, Florence ....................... 79
1985 Awards, Vienna ......................... 80
Advertising Rates ..............................
70 Board Minutes, April 1986 ............................ 80
Membership Rates ................................... 72 In Memoriam ...............................................86
Youth Views ........................................... 73 Gifts to AIS ................................................. 86
Flight Lines ...................................." 74 Photo Credits ................................................ 96
Advertisers
Burrows, Nancy ....................................... 72 Society for Siberian Irises ............................... 4
Evergreen Labels ..................................... 66 Sooner State Iris Society ................................. 4
Schultz Co ............................................... 77 Commercial Directory .............................. 88-96
Cover: SONG OF NORWAY, 1986 Dykes Medal Winner. Photo by Keppel.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #264 Jan 1987
Fiesta Phoenix '87 - Registration Information ........................................................................ 6
Gardens (and Gardeners) of Fiesta Phoenix '87. Carroll Elmore ............................................ 9
Presby Memorial Iris Gardens ................................................ Fred L. Harvey .................... 14
1987 Symposium .................................................................... ............................................. 18
Irises Winning High Commendation, 1986 ............................ ............................................. 22
1986 Awards for Japanese Irises ............................................ ............................................. 23
Embryo Culture of Bearded Irises .......................................... John Holden ........................ 24
Down with Squinting .............................................................. Rosalie Yerkes Figge .
36
Exhibitions Committee Report for 1986 ................................. James G. Burch ................... 38
Exhibition Certificates, 1986 .................................................. ............................................. 44
Fabulous Foetidissima ............................................................ Cy Bartlett. .......................... 55
Iris tenuis: Unique Oregon Endemic ....................................... Roy Davidson ...................... 64
Regular Features
President's Desk ......................................... 4 Membership Rates ........................................ 69
Youth Views ........................................... 46 Contributions to AIS Foundation. 70
International News ................................. 48 In Memoriam ................................................ 71
AIS Sales Items ...................................... 54 AIS Judges, 1987 ........................................... 72
Flight Lines ............................................ 59 Minutes, Board of Directors ........................... 78
Advertising Rates ................................... 66 Treasurer's Report. ......................................... 88
Bulletin Board ........................................ 68 Statement of Ownership ................................. 89
Advertisers
Aitken's Salmon Creek ........................... 50 Klehm (Rudolph) ............................ Cover 3, 91
Bayview (Ghio) ............................ Cover 4 Mission Bell (Hamblen) ................................... 92
British Iris Society ...................................17 Mueller .......................................................... 58
Cherry Lane (Corlew) ................... Cover 2 Pleasure (Danielson) .................................. 94-95
Cottage ................................................... 52 Schultz Co ......................................................87
Evergreen Labels .................................... 95 Skyline (Wolford) .......................................... 93
Hillcrest (Nichols) ............................ 62-63 Society for Siberian Irises ...............................87
Joe Pye Weed ......................................... 67 Sooner State I ris Society ...............................47
Keppel ............................................. 53, 90
Cover: Presby Gardens in bloom. Photo by Fred L. Harvey.
Photo Credits: Hyram Ames-48, 49; Ginny Burton-23; Fred L. Harvey-14, 16, 17; Jean Witt - 66.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #265 April 1987
Distinguished Service Medal Awarded to Ronald Mullin ...................................................... 6
1986 Hybridizer's Medal: Jonnye Rich ................................... .............................................. 7
Emma Hobbs New Board Member ......................................... .............................................. 8
New Regional Vice Presidents ............................................... ............................................ 10
Remontancy in the Iris Garden ...............................................Dr. Lloyd Zurbriggl
Bill Maryott ........................ 16
Tall Bearded Reblooming Symposium-1986 .......................... ............................................ 20
The Saga of Remontant SOB ..................................................Dr. John Weiler ..................21
Remontant Medians Introduced Before 1980 ......................... ............................................ 23
Remontant Medians Introduced Since 1980 ........................... ............................................ 25
Reblooming: Species or Clonial Trait? ........................................... William G. McGarvey. 25
Is Iris Aphylla Remontant? ..................................................... Bee Warburton ................... 28
Everything is Falling into Place ..............................................Allan Ensminger ................. 31
These Are Different ................................................................ George Shoop ..................... 33
Use All Of It .................................................................................................. Kathleen Beardsley .............34
Varietal Comments ................................................................................ Bennett C. Jones .. 36
Iris in Pennsylvania ................................................................................. Sterling Innerst .. 37
Bloom Season in the Northwest .............................................. Terry Aitken ....................... 41
Sooner State-Guest Iris Request ............................................. Barbara Thain ..................... 44
Region 21-Guest Iris Request. .
Allan Ensminger .................. 44
1987 Membership Contest Rules ............................................ Reverend Everett
Lineberger ........................... 49
1986 Membership Contest Report .......................................... Reverend Everett
Lineberger ........................... 50
Memphis Area Iris Society-Guest Iris Request. Marilyn Powell .......................................... 55
Iris Society of MassachusettsGuest Iris Request ............................................................. Lucy Burton ........................ 83
Society for Japanese Irises-Guest Iris Request. Diana Nicholls ......................................... 101
Regions and Regional Vice Presidents ............................................................................... 112
Regular Features
President's Desk ......................................... 4 Youth Views ................................................. 65
Flight Lines ............................................. 45 Membership Rates ......................................... 66
AIS Sales Items ....................................... 53 Contributions to AIS Foundation. 67
International News .................................. 59 In Memoriam ................................................. 68
Advertising Rates .................................... 63 Slides for Rent ............................................. 102
List of April Advertisers ... 71
Cover: Iris Missouriensis growing in the wild in Colorado. Photo by Leland Welsh. Photo Credits:
Maryann Anning -43; James Burke-11, Charles Claussen -13; Allan Ensminger - 32; Margaret Gaines - 11, Emma
Hobbs - 9; Ramona Howard - 13; Lofton Photography13; Jess Quintana-13; G. Schifferli -39; Agnes Waite-11;
George Walters- 7; Dr John Weiler - 25; Dorothy Willott - 39; Dr. Lloyd Zurbrigg - 11, 17, 18
TABLE OF CONTENTS #266 July 1987
Photo Index .
4
New Publications Sales Director ........................................... Jim Rasmusson.
7
Extended Bloom on Tall Bearded Irises ................................ Terry Aitken
9
Guest Editor .. Terry Aitken.
9
Edo, Higo or Ise? ................................................................... Anna Mae Miller and
Robert Bauer ...................... 10
Color Patterns & Textures in Japanese Irises .... Terry Aitken. 13
Japanese Iris Culture. Ben Hager ......................................................................................... 15
Growing Japanese Irises in Kentucky .................................... Adolph Vogt ....................... 17
Growing Japanese Irises in an Alkaline
Environment ..................................................................... John W Wood ..................... 18
Influence of Pond Culture ...................................................... John W Wood ..................... 19
Japanese Irises-Ten I Recommend ..........................................Sterling Innerst ................... 20
Goals in Hybridizing Japanese Irises ......................................Jonnye Rich ........................ 22
Hybridizing Directions ...........................................................John W Wood ..................... 24
Tetraploidy in Japanese Irises. Dr Currier McEwen ............................................................ 25
Exploring the Genetic Variability in Japanese
Irises.
Dr. W L. Ackerman .. 29
Continuing, Repeat and Re-Bloom.
Dr. Currier McEwen ........... 34
Growing Japanese Irises from Seed
Lorena Reid .........................36
From Pollenation to Bloom in Two Years ...................................................... John Coble .. 39
Photo Recording Japanese Iris Seedlings.
Lorena Reid ........................ 41
Japanese Irises-Problems and Solutions.
Ben Hager ...........................42
Japanese Nursery Sells Iris Plants in the Spring. Ben Hager ..
45 Companion
Plants Blooming with Japanese
Irises .................................................................................. Anna Mae Miller
46
Japanese Iris Display Gardens.
Claire B. Barr
47
Japanese Iris Conventions.
John Coble.
49
Arranging with Japanese Irises
Mrs. Betty Black.
52
Saga School of Ikebana.
Saga School,
Portland, OR.
53
Sogetsu School of Ikebana.
Sogetsu School,
Portland, OR ....................... 54
Ikebana.
Sylvia Wong
55
Editors' Robin ......................................................................... Ruth Schulz and
Clarence Mahan ..... 62
Approved Affiliates for 1987 .................................................. James A. Copeland .. 74
Regular Features
President's Desk .......................................... 5
Youth Views .. 67
Flight Lines .............................................. 69
Membership Rates ..................................... 7
AIS Sales Items .......................................... 8
Contributions to AIS Foundation. 82
International News ................................... 65
In Memoriam .......................................... 85
Advertising Rates ..................................... 63
List of July Advertisers ........................... 87
TABLE OF CONTENTS #267 Oct 1987
Growing Bearded Iris As a Nursery Robert, Ray and David
Crop ................................................................ Schreiner ...................................... 4
Live Mulch for Irises ...................................... Lynda S. Miller ...........................10
The Garden at the Pointe Hotel ...................... .................................................... 12
Thr Bruner Garden ......................................... Chandler and
Elaine Fulton ..............................13
The Errigo Garden .......................................... John and Evelyn White .. 15
The Johnsen Garden ....................................... John and Lucy Burton .................17
The Kary Garden ............................................ Sterling Innerst ............................19
The Miller Garden .......................................... Barbara Schnieder ...................... 21
The Mosca Garden ......................................... Shirley L. Pope ........................... 22
The Parrish Garden ......................................... Ethel Baukus ............................... 24
The Schumacher Garden ................................ Lavone Ney ................................ 27
The Don & Bobbie Shepard Garden. Mel and Lynn Bausch ................................ 30
The Solomon Garden ...................................... Ruth Wilder ................................ 33
The Spiess Garden .......................................... Leda Christlieb ........................... 34
The Wickencamp Garden ............................... Bernice Miller ............................. 36
The Convention Cup Winners ........................ ..................................................... 38
Favorite Guest Irises ....................................... ..................................................... 39
Fun-Without Irises-at "Fiesta Phoenix '87" ............................................................ 42,43
1987 AIS Awards ................................................................................................ 44
Sooner State '88 .................................................................................................... 56
Inthe News ........................................................................................................... 66
International Competition for I rises-Florence, Italy ............................................ 67
Midwest Survival ............................................Mary Ferguson ........................... 68
The Iris World Revisited ................................ Lynn F Markham ....................... 71
Regular Features
President's Desk ................................ 3 Gifts to AIS ......................................... 77
AIS Membership Rates ................... 11 Board Minutes, April 1987 .. 78
Round Robin ................................... 59 Advertising Rates .................................. 84
Slides for Rent ....................... 60 & 61 Photo Credits .......................................... 85
Youth Views .................................... 74 AIS Sales Items .................................... 86
List of October Advertisers .. 75 AIS Display Screen .......................................... 87
Conventions Dates ........................... 76
Front Cover: Elvan Roderick Garden, Desloge, Missouri. Photo by G. Waters.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #268 Jan 1988
Sooner State '88 Registration Information .............................. .............................................. 6
A Good Omen ........................................................................ Perry Dyer ............................ 8
Iris Specifics .......................................................................... Eric Tankesly-Clarke .. 12
1988 Symposium ................................................................... .............................................25
Fiesta Phoenix-Medians '87 ................................................... Jean Morris .......................... 29
Irises with Alpines in the Rock Garden .................................. Leo Blanchette .................... 32
Cannington 1987 .................................................................... Jennifer Hewitt .................... 35
The 1987 Median Season in Massachusetts ........................... Lucy Burton ........................ 39
Irises Winning High Commendation 1987 ............................. ............................................ 41
1987 Japanese Iris Awards ..................................................... ............................................. 44
1958 Symposium of the Median Iris Society ......................... ............................................. 56
Exhibitions Committee Report for 1987 ................................ Emma Hobbs ...................... 60
State of the Art: Median Hybridizing Trends ......................... ............................................. 66
Pink MTB-Where, oh Where? Not Here! ............................... Dorothy Guild .................... 71
Having Fun with Table Iris .................................................... Terry Varner ....................... 73
MTB Amoena Plicatas ........................................................... Lois Kennedy ...................... 89
Exhibition Certificates 1987 .................................................. ............................................. 95
Regular Features
President's Page ........................................ 4 Membership Rates ........................................ 54
International News .................................. 35 Convention Dates .......................................... 55
Contributions to AIS AIS Judges 1988 ................................................................................ 77
Foundation ......................................... 45 Treasurer's Report. ........................................ 86
In Memoriam .......................................... 46 Round Robin ................................................. 91
lIa Crawford ...................................... 46 Minutes, Bd. of Directors .............................. 97
Mary Williamson ............................... 47 How to Register an Iris ................................105
Bernice Roe ....................................... 48 Advertising Rates .........................................114
AIS Sales Items ....................................... 49 Bulletin Copy Deadlines ..............................114
Youth Views ........................................... 50 Statement of Ownership ............................... 115
Iris Profiles Regions and RVPs ........................................................................................... 116
Ken & Agnes Waite ............................52
Advertisers in this issue .............................................................. 104
Front Cover: Standard dwarf bearded irises growing in Joe Pye Weed's
Garden, Bedford, Massachusetts. Photo by Jan Sacks
Photo Credits:
Pages 14-24-Eric Tankesley-Clarke
Pages 40, 53-Marian Schmuhl
Page 44-Lorena Reid
Page 54-Connie Hall
Pages 55, 67 -Shirley Pope
Page 70-- Ted White
Pages 89-90--L. & G. Kennedy
Page 104-Bee Warburton
3
TABLE OF CONTENTS #269 Apr 1988
Distinguished Service Medal .................................................. .............................................. 5
New Directors ......................................................................... .............................................. 6
In Praise of White Swirl ..........................................................Currier McEwen ................... 9
New RVPs .............................................................................. ............................................ 11
Additional Guests for Memphis .............................................. ............................................ 15
Prairie in Bloom-1990 Request for Guests ............................. Allan Ensminger ................. 16
Announcing the Louisiana Iris Book ...................................... ............................................. 18
What's Happening to Louisiana Irises .....................................Marie Caillet ....................... 19
Role of the Abbeville Irises .................................................... Joe Mertzweiller ................. 25
Growing Louisianas in Arizona ..............................................Don Shepard ....................... 31
Implications for Louisiana Irises in North Florida. Betsy Smith .......................................... 32
Award of Merit Revelations ....................................................Ken and Agnes Waite. 33
Growing Louisianas ................................................................Mary Dunn ......................... 34
Growing Louisianas in the Midwest .......................................Melody Wilhoit .................. 37
My Goals in Hybridizing Louisiana Irises ..............................Henry Rowlan ..................... 44
Growing Louisianas in Southeastern
Pennsylvania .......................................................................... Larry Westfall ..................... 46
Louisiana Irises in Minnesota ................................................ Joan Cooper ........................ 48
The Louisianas-A Love Story From Maryland ...................... Doris Simpson .................... 52
1987 Membership Contest Winners ....................................... Everette Lineberger .. 55
1988 Membership Contest Rules ........................................... ............................................. 56
There Is Hope ........................................................................ Dot Hujsak .......................... 65
In The Bud ............................................................................. Oliver Eldridge ................... 68
One Fourth Aril Medians-An Open Field ............................... Walter Moores .................... 69
AIS Calendars, A Review ...................................................... Olive Rice ......................... 107
Regular Features
President's Message .................................. 4 Awards Errata ............................................... 54
Convention Dates .................................... 10 Flightlines ..................................................... 57
Membership Rates .................................. 17 Advertisers .................................................. 108
AIS Sales Items ....................................... 42 Commercial Directory ................................. 109
In Memoriam .......................................... 43 Advertising Rates ........................................ 119
Contribution Information ........................ 43 Slides Rental ............................................... 119
Gifts to AIS ............................................. 50 RVPs ........................................................... 120
Youth Views ........................................... 51
Front Cover: MARIE CAILLET (Conger '63) growing in the garden of Marie
Caillet, Little Elm, Texas. (Photo by Marie Caillet)
Photo Credits: p. 7 lower left, G. Paul Bishop; p. 11 right, Harry Green; p. 14 lower right,
Robert 0. Johnson; p. 20, 23, 24, 30, Mertzweiller; p. 35, 45, Ron Mullin; p. 39, 41, Melody
Wilhoit; p. 66, 67, Dot Hujsak.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #270 July 1988
Start Something Great in Memphis ............................ , .............................................. , ........ 4
Tips for Small-Scale Hybridizers ............ ................... ...........Margie Robinson.
7
Improving Iris Seed Germination ........... ................... , Chris Vizvarie ..
8
Breaking the Rules ................................. , ........... , .. , ......... Chris Vizvarie ............ .... , . 10
An Amateur Gives Advice .. , .. , .. , Ron Mullin, .. , .. , .. , . 10
100 Years of Hybridizing ............................. , ....... .............. Audrey Machulak ............... 12
DC in 91; A Request of Guests ..................... ......... ...................... , .. ' .. , ., ...................... 18
Scientific Report .............................. , .......... ........ , ......................... , .. Adele lawyer. , . , 19
How Much Would You Pay For Irises .......... ......... ., ........... Chandler Fulton ......... ........ 22
Breakdown of Iris Registrations .. , ., ..................... .............. Allen Harper .............. , ...... 28
An Iris Should Earn the Dykes ................. ............. ......................................... H. l. Ames .30
The Iris in the Perennial Border ................ , ........... ., ............ Peggy Estes, .................. , .. 35
Stars of an Outstanding Season ................ ............. ............... Rachel Drumm .............. , .. 38
Bloom Season in the Tennessee Hills ..................... ............... Phil Williams ...................... 40
Pacificas From Seed. , ............................................ .............................. Adele l.awyer .. , . 53
Approved AIS Affiliates for 1988 .......................... ................................ Jim Copeland .. , .59
A Topical Collection of Iris Stamps ....................... ............... Harry Kuesel ..................... 66
Regular Features
President's Message ............. ... , ...............3 AIS Sales Items ............................. ..... .... , . 77
In Memoriam ............ .......... ... ................. 5 Iris Slides ....................................... ..... , ...... 78
Gifts to AISF ............ .......... ... .............. 26 Advertising Rates ........................... ....... , .. , 78
Youth Views ........ , .. ......... , .. .............. 29 Commercial Directory ................... , ............. 79
Advertisers ............... , ....... , .. .............. 34
Front Cover: On the Cover is the winner of the Board of Directors Award, WHITE
SWIRL, Photo by George Waters.
Photo Credits: Loretta Aaron-page 37. All others unless otherwise designated-Ron
Mullin.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #271 Oct 1988
1987 AIS Awards ................................................................... ...............................................6
Memphis Preview ................................................................... Jim Browne ......................... 18
Miniature Tall Bearded Irises ................................................. Lynda Miller ...................... 21
International Competition-Vienna .......................................... ............................................. 23
International Competition-Florence ........................................ .............................................24
Convention Awards ................................................................ .............................................27
Favorite Guest Irises-1988 ..................................................... Dorothy Howard .................28
Sooner State '88
Sooner State '88 ................................................................. Evelyn Jones .......................30
OSU Tech Garden ............................................................. Jim Morris .......................... 31
Carol Warner ...................... 35
Spence Garden ............................................................................. Marg & Don Saxon .. 38
Dean Brand ........................ 40
David Ray Hooten .............. 42
Shoemake Garden .............................................................. Ramona Howard ................. 43
Deaton Garden ................................................................... Leda Christlieb ................... 44
Black Garden ..................................................................... Bill Rinehart ....................... 45
Carol Lankow ..................... 48
Shelley Garden .................................................................. Audrey Machulak ............... 50
Perkins Garden .................................................................. Mary Ann Collins ............... 53
Ellis Garden ............................................................................................ Agnes Waite .. 55
Cole Garden .......................................................................Dick Pettijohn ..................... 57
Skrapka Garden .................................................................Betty Jamieson ................... 59
Pappan Garden ...................................................................Lynda Miller ...................... 61
Clark-Nichols Garden ....................................................... Connie Hall ......................... 63
Will Rogers Park Garden ...................................................Larry Harder ....................... 65
Parrish Garden ...................................................................Don Delmez ........................ 68
Minutes of Board Meeting ................................................ Claire Barr ......................... 81
Regular Features
President's Message ................................... 3
AIS Slides ................................................. 5
Contributions and Gifts ........................... 25
Gift to AIS ............................................... 26
Editor's page ............................................ 73
Youth Views ............................................ 74
Advertisers This Issue ............................. 74
Flight Lines ............................................. 75
Membership Rates ................................... 79
AIS sales items ........................................ 80
Commercial Directory ............................. 86
Bulletin Advertising Rates ...................... 96
Copy Deadlines ....................................... 96
Photo Credits: Terry Aitken: 16; Paul Black: 12 lower right, 45; Marie Caillet: 7 lower right, 13
center left, 37; C. A. Cromwell: 67; Mary Dunn: S center right, 13 upper right, center right, 41;
Perry Dyer: 7 upper right; Sharon Eisele: 29 top, 34, 56, 64 bottom; Dennis Gates: 73 bottom; Paul
Gossett 47 left, Bonnie Hadaway: 55; Ben Hager: 7 center, S upper left, 12 right center, 13 lower
right; Larry Harder: 5S; Emma Hobbs: 36, 3S, 46, 50, 53, 59, 62, 65 left, Lois Kennedy: S center
left; Keith Keppel: Slower right, 11 upper left, 12 upper left; Don Koza: 4S, 51,52,69 top bottom,
70 bottom, 71 top, center left, 72, top; Bill Maryot!: 11 upper right, 16 upper left; Eleanor
McCown: 7 lower left; Lynda Miller: 16 bottom; Ron Mullin: 11 lower left, 39, 47 right, 54, 60
bottom; Dave Niswonger: S upper right, lower left, 13 lower left; Betty Osborne: 9 upper left;
Melinda Robbins: 2S, 29; Schreiners: 7 upper left, 9 lower left, 11 center right; Larry Stayer: 6S,
69 middle, 70 top, middle, 71 center right, bottom, 72 center, bottom, 73 top; Steve Varner: 12 top
right, Ken Waite: 11 lower right, 12 center left, George Waters: 17, 27; John Weiler: 11 center left;
Bryce Williamson: 9 upper right; Dorothy Williott: 60 top, 63, 64 top, 65 right; Gene Gaddie: 12
lower left.
COVER: TITAN'S GLORY, 1987 Dykes Medal Winner. Photo by Schreiners 2
TABLE OF CONTENTS #272 Jan 1989
Memphis Convention Registration Information ...................... .............................................. 5
Japanese Iris Awards ............................................................... .............................................. 9
1989 Symposium .................................................................... ............................................ 10
Irises winning HCs in 1988 ..................................................... ............................................ 14
AIS Robin Program .................................................................Janice Badger ..................... 17
Judges Training in January ......................................................Judges' Training
Committee .......................... 23
Iris Culture on the West Coast ................................................ Bill Maryott ........................ 33
Bearded Iris Culture for Northern Climates ............................ Sterling Innerst 33
Growing Irises in the South .....................................................James G. Burch ................... 37
Tall (Bearded) Tales from Texas .............................................Jim Coward ........................ 40
Spuria Irises ............................................................................ Ray John ............................. 43
Iris Time in the Pacific Northwest ..........................................James McWhirter ................ 47
Loomis Test Garden ................................................................Shelly Moller ......................51
Growing Bearded Irises in the Eastern
Seaboard-South ....................................................................... Everette Lineberger . 56
Exhibitions Committee Report. ............................................... Emma Hobbs ...................... 57
1988 Exhibition Certificates ................................................... ............................................ 63
Japanese Iris Society Convention ........................................... Anna Mae Miller ................ 67
RHS Wisley Trial Results ...................................................... ............................................. 69
Growing Bearded Irises in Albuquerque. Howard Shockey ................................................. 70
An Amateur Hybridizer's Experiment ..................................... Leroy Penrod ...................... 74
Financing the Foundation ..
Richard T Pettijohn ............ 75
Awards of the British Iris Society ........................................... ............................................ 87
Regular Features
President's Desk ......................................... 4
AIS Sales Items ....................................... 78
In Memoriam ........................................... 16
How to Register an Iris ........................... 79
Flightlines ................................................ 19 Contribution Information ........................ 85
AIS Judges for 1989 ................................. 26
Contributions to AISF ............................. 86
Youth Views ............................................ 50
Financial Statement. ................................ 52
AIS Membership Rates ............................ 77 Statement of Ownership .......................... 53
Commercial Directory 96-106 Minutes
of Directors' Meeting 88
ADVERTISERS
Arilian Acres (Shockey) .................. Cover 2
Bay View (Ghio) ............................. Cover 4
British Iris Society ................................... 49
Cottage (McWhirter) ................................ 54
Evergreen Labels ..................................... 85
Hillcrest (Nichols) .................................... 80
Keppel ................................................ 55,81
McClure Estate .......................................... 9
Median Muster ........................................ 84
Mission Bell (Hamblen) .......................... 84
Pleasure (Danielson) ................................ 82
Robinson ........................................ Cover 3
Seaways (McEwen) .. 83
Schultz Plant Food ................................... 85
Sooner State Iris Society .......................... 87
COVER: Cal-Sibe iris from a cross made by Jean Witt using Ripple Rock X Unknown;
Jean sent the seeds to the Signa Seed Exchange. The seedling was raised by Pat Farmer of
Tacoma, Washington. It was photographed by George Waters in the Witt garden in Seattle.
Color separations used are courtesy of the American Iris Society Calendar for 1988.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #273 Apr 1989
1988 Hybridizer's Medal. ....................................................... .............................................. 6
New Regional Vice Presidents ............................................... .............................................. 8
The Use of Vapam in the Garden ........................................... Lewis Lawyer ..................... 16
Iris Postmark Available .......................................................... ............................................ 19
DC in 1991, A Request for Guests ......................................... ............................................ 20
A World Without Flowers ......................................................Audrey Machulak ............... 21
Preliminary Report on Genetics of the
Louisiana Iris ..................................................................... Bobby Bennett and
Michael Arnold .................. 22
Down Under is Tops .............................................................. Dennis Gates ...................... 28
Are You a Diletante ............................................................... Florence Stout .................... 31
A New Iris is Born ................................................................. Mark Dienstbach ................ 34
Iris Proliferations ................................................................... Lucy Fry ............................. 35
Death of a Glamour Queen .................................................... Bernice Miller .....................36
The Iris: A Passport to See the World .................................... Koen Engelen ..................... 38
The Iris Project ....................................................................... George Gessert ................... 41
Soil, Where Does it Come From and Where
Does it Go .......................................................................... David L. Williams ............. 47
Regular Features
President's Message .................................. 4
Contribution Information ........................ 27
In Memoriam .......................................... 26
Contributions to AIS ................................27
Youth Views ........................................... 46
Commercial Directory ...................... 97-107
AIS Sales Items ......................................... 5
Editor's Page ........................................... 95
Advertizers
96
Photo Credits: Bruce Phillips, 7; Larry Stayer, 11; Koen Engelen, 39, and 40 right;
Lesley Blyth, 40 left.
Front Cover: These irises were photographged by Marie Caillet in her garden at Little
Elm, Texas for The Louisiana Iris, edited by Caillet and Mertzweiller. Color separations
are courtesy of the American Iris Society Calendar for 1989.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #274 July 1989
Annual Presidential Letter ...................................................... ...............................................4
1989 Membership Contest ..................................................... Mary Kearney ....................... 6
1988 Membership Contest Winners ....................................... ............................................... 7
Beardless Irises-1992 Request for Guests .............................. ............................................... 7
Siberians Irises in Cultivation-A History ............................... Roy Davidson ....................... 9
Siberian Iris Review ............................................................... Harry Foster & Jennifer
Hewitt ................................. 12
How and When to Plant Siberian I rises ................................. Anna Mae Miller ................. 18
Siberian Irises in Oklahoma ................................................... Burdella Rhodes .................. 19
Siberian Irises at Draycott ...................................................... Carol Warner ...................... 26
Siberian Iris Culture in Maine ................................................ Shirley Pope ........................ 28
Free Arilbred Seeds ................................................................ Lin Flanagan ....................... 29
Irises at the Hartford Flower Show ........................................ Ruth Schulz ........................ 30
Growing Siberian Irises in the Pacific Northwest Tom & Ellen Abrego ..
32
Siberian Iris Culture in the Carolinas ..................................... John W. Wood .................... 36
Approved AIS Affiliates for 1989 .......................................... James Copeland .................. 42
In Quest of Fertile Arilmedians .............................................. Sharon McAllister ............... 49
Three Good and Easy American Natives ............................... Jean Witt ............................. 53
Growing Siberians in Missouri ...............................................Louise Bellagamba ..
59
A Convention Gardener's Memories of Guest
Plants ..................................................................................... J.D. Spence ......................... 60
Prairie in Bloom-A Preview ....................................................Gene Gaddie
.63
Irises in Montana .................................................................... Ronn Dunn
.64
What About Pollen .................................................................. Dave Niswonger ................. 66
Medians Have Merit ............................................................... Ron Mullin ......................... 73
Something You Might Want to Try ........................................ ............................................ 76
Regular Features
President's Desk ......................................... 3
AIS Sales Items .......................................... 5
Youth Views ............................................ 21
Contribution Information ..........................40
Contributions to AISF ............................... 40
In Memoriam ............................................42
Advertisers This Issue ..............................67
Flight Lines ..............................................68
AIS Slides For Rent .................................72
From the Editor ........................................ 76
How to Register an Iris ............................77
Commercial Directory ............................. 78
Photo Credits: Joe Watson-21, Joe Witt-55 right, 56 left, Jean Witt-54, 55 left, 56 right,
57; Ron Mullin-20; Bob Rousseau-29, 30.
Front Cover: Siberian irises thrive along the Maine coast in the garden of Currier and
Elisabeth McEwen. w.G. Waters photo.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #275 Oct 1989
1989 AWARDS ............................................ ....................................................................... 5
The Late Show ..............................................Keith Keppel ............................................... 17
Convention Awards ...................................... ..................................................................... 24
Favorite Guest Irises .................................... Jim Browne .................................................. 25
Miller Garden ................................................Betty Jamieson ............................................ 26
Sowell Garden .............................................. Mary Duvall ................................................ 27
Reinke Garden ..............................................Carol Morgan .............................................. 29
Cherry Garden .............................................. Bill Maryott ................................................. 29
Koonce Garden ............................................. Betty Burch ..................................................30
Church Garden ............................................. Joe and Martha Christopher ......................... 31
Medians at Memphis ..................................... Lucy Fry .......................................................33
A Report From New Jersey Ben Watson ..............................................................................36
Ketchum Garden ........................................... Bill Rinehart .................................................43
Phill Williams . 46
Dean Brand ..................................................48
Browne Garden ............................................. Ramona Howard ......................................... 51
Pierce Garden ................................................ Dennis and Catherine Gates .. 53
Irene Shockey .............................................. 54
Bush Garden ................................................. Jim and Ruth Burke ...................................... 57
Hudson Garden ............................................. Dick Pettijohn .............................................. 59
Median Muster .............................................. Eugene Tremmell ........................................ 61
Median Muster Awards
Lucy Burton ................................................. 65
Median Muster.
Ethel Baukus ................................................ 66
Gardens of Prairie in Bloom
Gene Gaddie ................................................ 68
Early Spring Thoughts ..
Tom and Ellen Abrego ................................ 71
International Competition-Florence .............. ...................................................................... 78
Regular Features
President's Desk ......................................... 3
Irises Slides Needed ................................ 75
Advertisers ................................................. 3
In Memoriam .................................... 76, 78
AIS Sales Items .......................................... 4 Gifts to AIS .................................................. 77
Youth Views ............................................ 19
Iris Slides to Rent. .................................. 79
Bulletin Advertising Rates .. 74
Minutes of Board Meeting ...................... 80
AIS Membership Rates ............................ 74 Commercial Directory .................................. 86
Contribution Information ......................... 75
PHOTO CREDITS: Schreiners 6, 7, 8 bottom, 9 middle and bottom, 13 middle; Ben Hager 8 top, 12 top
right; Dave Niswonger 8 left middle, 12 top left and middle left; Terry Aitken 8 right middle, Bettie
Osborne 9 top, 12 bottom; Ron Mullin 10 top, 41 middle & bottom, 42 bottom, 47, 73 top; Paul Black 10
middle; Carl Boswell 10 bottom left, 11 bottom right; Earl Hal110 bottom right; Mary Dunn 11 top;
Henry Rowlan 11 middle left; Calvin Helsley 11 middle right; Dorothy Willott 11 bottom left, 13 top left;
Bob Hollingworth 13 top right; Lu Danielson 13 bottom; Ken Fisher 12 middle right; John Coble 24, 73
bottom; Larry Harder 25; Bill Barr 26,28 top right, 33, 50, 52, 56; Emma Hobbs 28 top, left & bottom,
32, 58, 60; Don Koza 37,38 middle & bottom, 39 top, middle, bottom left, 40 top left, middle right,
bottom; Larry Stayer 38 top, 39 bottom right, 40 top right, middle left, 41 top, 42 top; Lucy Burton 63,
64.
FRONT COVER: A garden of tall-bearded iris seedlings is ablaze with color. Photographed by George
Waters, the color separations are courtesy of the American Iris Society calendar for 1989.
2
TABLE OF CONTENTS #276 Jan 1990
Airline Discounts .............................................. Jeane Stayer ........................................................ 6
Omaha Registration Information ........................Kay Nelson ......................................................... 7
Omaha-A Rare Treat ......................................... Gene Gaddie ..................................................... 10
Meeting a Friend in Florence ............................ James Rasmussen .............................................. 12
Thoughts, Recollections, and
Comments ......................................................... Joe Gatty ........................................................... 15
A Star is Born ................................................... Anne S. Lowe ................................................... 19
Siberian Progress .............................................. D. Steve Varner ................................................ 20
Good Impressions ............................................. Clarence Mahan ................................................ 22
Two Regions Get Together ............................... Bill Rinehart ..................................................... 24
Irises in the Soviet Union .................................. Joe Ghio ............................................................ 25
Exhibitions Committee Report .. Emma Hobbs ............................................................................. 26
1989 Exhibition Certificates .............................. ........................................................................... 34
Beautiful Japanese Irises ................................... Rosalie Yerkes Figge ........................................ 36
Irises Winning High Commendation in 1989 ................................................................................ 37
Japanese Iris Awards/Payne Award .................. ........................................................................... 38
The Pick of the Littles ....................................... Paul Black ......................................................... 39
Japanese Irises-Recommendations for
the Garden ......................................................... Diana Nicholls .................................................. 40
Japanese Irises 1989 .......................................... Shirley Paquet .................................................. 41
Royal Horticultural Society AwardslWisley ..... ........................................................................... 49
1990 Symposium .............................................. Ken and Agnes Waite ....................................... 50
Making Wise Selections .. Margie Robinson ................................................................................. 54
Report from the Tall Bearded Robin
Chairman .......................................................... Libby A. Cross .................................................. 56
Perspectives of a New Member ......................... Gwen Baggett .................................................... 57
Collecting Wild Iris in China ............................ Dr. James W. Waddick ...................................... 63
Dr. Waddick in China ....................................... George Waters .................................................. 79
A Myth: Vitamin B-1 as a
Transplant Aid .............................................. Adele S. Lawyer ............................................... 84
Rare Irises Among Those on Threatened
List .................................................................... Martha Makholm ............................................... 85
1990 Membership Contest ................................ Lucy Fry ............................................................ 87
First SPCNI Spring Expedition ......................... Adele S. Lawyer ................................................ 89
An Issue: Why The Rush? ................................. Clarence Mahan ................................................ 94
R~gular Features
President's Desk ............................................. 4
Membership Rates ......................................... 5
AIS Judges, 1990 ......................................... 43
Youth Views ................................................ 55
Contributions to AISF ..................................81
Contribution Information ............................. 82
In Memoriam ............................................... 83
Minutes, Board of Directors ......................... 96
Statement of Ownership ............................ 101
AIS Financial Statement .............................102
Commercial Directory ................................109
Advertising Rates .......................................119
Advertisers This Issue:
Aitken's Salmon Creek ................................. 62
Arilian Acres (Shockey) ..................... Cover 2,
104
Bay View (Ghio) ................................. Cover 4
British Iris Society ..................................... 108
Celestial Gardens (Stadler) ........................... 59
Cottage Gardens (McWhirter) ...................... 60
Hillcrest (Nichols) .............................. 106, 107
Keppel ...................................................61,103
Klehm ................................................. Cover 3
John R. Knaus ........................................... 107
1990 Convention ........................................... 9
Region 7 .................................................... 108
Seaways & Pope Perennials ....................... 105
Schultz Company ........................................ 83
Sooner State .............................................. 107
Photo Credits: James Rasmussen 14: Dr. James Waddick 71, 72, 75: George Shoop 80:
Adele Lawyer 90, 92, 94.
FRONT COVER: Ted Kipping photographed Iris bracteata growing amid wild phlox in the
Siskiyou Mountains of southern Oregon. Color separations are courtesy of the American Iris
Society calendar for 1990.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #277 April 1990
Distinguished Service Medals Awarded .......................................................................................... 6
James G. Burch, Kay Nelson ..................................................................................................... 7
New Director-Dave Niswonger ........................................................................................................ 8
New Membership Secretary-Marilyn Harlow .................................................................................. 9
New RVPs ..................................................................................................................................... 10
1992 Request for Guest Irises ........................................................................................................ 17
Iris Roundup '93--Guest Beardless Irises ....................................................................................... 18
Ruth Holleyman .................................................Sam Norris ......................................................... 19
The Luminata Color Pattern ...............................Stahly, Keppel, Nelson ..................................... 21
Membership Notebooks .....................................Sharon McAllister .............................................. 22
Hybridizing at Meadowbrook Gardens . Audrey Machulak ........................................................... 25
Irises and Ikebana ............................................. Suky Mahan ....................................................... 28
Expanding Our Iris Horizons .............................Lavone Ney ....................................................... 30
Japanese Irises or Hanoshobu ............................Diana Nicholls ...................................................32
The Future of Arils is with the
Tetraploids ........................................................ Jerry Simmons ...................................................33
1989 Season Remembered .................................Ronald Mullin ....................................................34
The Origins of Remontancy .............................. Clarence Mahan .................................................39
Southeast Texas Ramblings Among
Louisiana Irises ................................................. Albert Faggard ..................................................45
Hybridizing with Unusual Members of
Hexagonae ........................................................ Joe Mertzweiller ................................................ 50
Iris Postmark Available ..................................... Jerry Cathey ...................................................... 48
Dr. Loomis Memorial Iris Trial Garden .. Mike Moller ................................................................ 69
Regular Features
President's Desk ............................................. 3
AIS slides ..................................................... 64
Membership Rates ......................................... 4
Gifts to AIS .................................................. 65
Contribution Information ............................... 4
In Memoriam ............................................... 66
Advertising Rates ....................................... 115
Bulletin Board .............................................. 68
Youth Views ................................................ 33
Commercial Directory ............................... 104
AIS Sales Items ........................................... 49
Advertisers this issue ................................. 115
FRONT COVER: On the cover is the Dykes Medal Winner STEPPING OUT (Schreiners
'64). This iris first appeared on the Popularity Poll in 1966 in tenth place. By 1968, it was in
first place. As the decade of the 90's begins, STEPPING OUT is still in the top five after
spending nearly two decades in first place. This certainly qualifies it as a classic.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #278 July 1990
Annual Presidential Letter ................................. ............................................................................. 5
Shoulders .......................................................... Ben Hager ........................................................... 8
Looking Back .................................................... Rick Ernst ......................................................... 15
Try a Youth Member in a Leadership
Role .............................................................. Jerry Simmons ................................................... 24
Approved Affiliates 1990 .................................. Dave Niswonger ................................................ 28
SOBs, Past, Present, and Future ........................ Cleo Palmer ....................................................... 35
The Iris Rainbow in 1989 .................................. Ken Mohr .......................................................... 36
Nebraska in 1989 .............................................. Hooker Nichols ................................................. 40
Growing Spurias in Southern Idaho .................. Robert L. Jensen ................................................ 46
Let's Discuss Spurias ........................................ Floyd W. Wickenkamp ..................................... 48
Getting Started With Spurias ............................ Marilyn Holloway .............................................51
Yes, But Why Black Ones? ............................... Thom Ericson .................................................... 53
Rebloom in Texas ............................................. Walter Moores .................................................. 54
1989 Membership Contest Winners .................. Mary Kearney ................................................... 55
Reblooming Irises in Region 21 ........................ James Ennenga .................................................. 56
Kansas Bloom in Early Spring .......................... James Fry .......................................................... 58
Do We Really Understand the Awards? Ronald Mullin ................................................................ 60
California Bloom in 1990 ................................. Carol Jarratt ...................................................... 68
Floral Design With Siberian Irises .................... Anna Mae Miller ............................................... 71
Regular Features
President's Desk .............................................. 4
Advertisers this Issue ....................................87
AIS Sales Items ............................................... 6
Editor's Comments ...................................... 57
Iris Slides for Rent .......................................... 7
AIS Membership Rates ................................. 74
Youth Views ................................................. 24
Contribution Information .............................. 14
In Memoriam ................................................ 25
How to Register and Introduce an Iris 75
Contributions to AI SF .................................. 26
Commercial Directory ................................. 76
Photo Credits: Cooley's Gardens 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.
ON THE COVER: BEVERLY SillS, the iris that has swept all the awards, is pictured on
the cover. In this issue, Ben Hager gives credit to the many hybridizers who had a hand in
producing this outstanding iris. Photo by Hager.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #279 Oct 1990
AIS AWARDS 1990 ........................................ ............................................................................ 4
Go National in '91 ............................................ Phil Ogilvie ...................................................... 17
Convention Awards ......................................... .......................................................................... 22
Prairie in Bloom ............................................... Ronald Mullin .................................................. 23
Emerald Valley ................................................ Jean Erickson ................................................... 24
The Iris Den ..................................................... Bill Maryott ..................................................... 27
Observations of Early Arrival .......................... Jane Hall .......................................................... 28
Omaha: A Youth View .................................... Jerry Simmons ................................................. 29
Sass Memorial Garden ..................................... Clarence Mahan ...............................................31
Walter Moores ................................................. 33
Jim Browne ...................................................... 34
Varigay Gardens .............................................. James McWhirter ............................................. 37
Wulf's Backachers ............................................ Barbara Schmieder .......................................... 38
Virginia Hodges ............................................... 39
Boys' Town ....................................................... David Miller .................................................... 40
Bill Rinehart .................................................... 42
Bumblebee Gardens .......................................... Ethel Baukus ................................................... 44
Gary Sides ....................................................... 46
Maple Tree Gardens .......................................... Mrs. Walter Machulak ..................................... 47
Schliefert ..........................................................June Richards .................................................. 52
Little By Little .................................................. Roger Mazur .................................................... 53
Bumblebee Gardens .......................................... Vera Hummel ...................................................55
The Iris Den ...................................................... Vera Hummel ...................................................56
Little By Little .................................................. Hooker Nichols ................................................57
Attention All Youth .......................................... Jerry Simmons ..................................................62
An Iris Season in Review .................................. Ted White .........................................................62
The Iris Versicolor Development
Program ............................................................ Dumas-Quesnal and Huber ............................... 70
Remontant Iris .................................................. Bob Maddern .................................................... 72
Standard Dwarfs in Massachusetts .................... Lucy Burton ..................................................... 75
Tops These Last 20 Years ................................. Stan Coates ....................................................... 77
Fine Performers for a Few Dollars .................... Robert L. Jensen ............................................... 78
Fragrance Anyone ............................................. Libby Cross ...................................................... 80
Observations on Longevity of Tall
Bearded Iris Seed .............................................. Leonard Stoltz ........................ .-: ..................... 82
Follow Up on Ruth Holleyman ......................... Joe Mertzweiller ..................... ......................... 84
Youth Membership Contest .............................. Lucy Fry ................................. ......................... 86
Signal or Color Spot ......................................... Howard Shockey .................... ......................... 88
Regular Features
President's Desk ............................................. 3
AIS Slides for Rent ...................................... 21
Membership Rates ....................................... 51
Youth Views ................................................ 60
AIS Sales Items ........................................... 87
Gifts to AIS ................................................. 92
In Memoriam .............................................. 93
Contribution Information ............................ 93
Minutes of Directors' Meeting ..................... 96
Commercial Directory ............................... 100
Advertising this issue on pages 93, 94, & 95
Photo Credits: Terry Aitken 6 lower left, 9 upper left, 13 lower right; Charles Arny 6 upper right;
Lu Danielson 6 upper left; Mary Dunn 9 upper right; Allan Ensminger 9 lower right, middle right;
Frank Foster 13 lower right; Lucy Fry 13 lower left; Gene Gaddie 13 middle right; Joe Ghio 6
middle left; Ben Hager 10 middle; Bernard Hamner 9 middle left; Larry Harder 5 upper left, 26;
Bob Hollingworth 11 upper right, bottom; Sterling Innerst 13 middle right; Bennett Jones 12
lower left; Ardi Kary 5 lower left; Keith Keppel 10 lower right, 12 upper right; Don Koza 26, Ron
Mullin 27, 45, 52; Dave Niswonger 5 lower right, 12 lower right; Melinda Robbins 5 upper right;
Henry Rowlan 9 lower left; Schreiners 8, 10 top; Howard Shockey 88, 89, 90, 91, Dave
Silverberg 9 middle right; Hal Stahly 11 upper left; Steve Stevens 12 upper left; Dennis
Stoneburner 30, 59; Steve Varner 6 lower right; John Weiler 10 lower left; Dorothy Willott 6
middle right, 13 upper left; Lloyd Zurbrigg 11 middle.
ON THE COVER: The latest Dykes Medal Winner JESSE'S SONG. Photo by Bryce Williamson.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #280 Jan 1991
Washington, DC, Registration Information ................................. .................................................... 7
Go National in '91
Phil Ogilvie ............................. 11
Exhibition Committee Report, 1990
Lillian Gristwood ..................... 14
AIS Awards-Japanese Irises
22
Additional Guest Irises for Atlanta ............................................. .................................................. 25
October Bulletin Errata ............................................................... .................................................. 26
Boys' Town ................................................................................. Dean Brand
.. 26
Median Bloom in Nebraska.
Lucy Fry ...................................28
The Ones That Get Away ........................................................... Lynn F Markham ..................... 31
1991 Membership Contest
Lucy Fry ...................................35
Contemporary Views-1990
Perry Dyer ............................... 37
Edge of Frost-A Bloomin~onder
F Paul Magin 68
Experiences in Florence.
John Weiler .............................. 75
Best of the Best .......................................................................... Austin Morgan ......................... 77
Voice of an Amateur
Marie Caillet
.. 79
Water Absorbing Polymers as a Soil Amendment.
Eugene Loop ............................ 80
Polymers as an Aid to Water Penetrations ... Adele S. Lawyer ..................................................... 84
Iris X Pacifica-Ghio .
Norian Henderson.
85
International Hybridizing Network ............................................ Jerry Simmons
87
Symposium 1991 ....................................................................... James Copeland
.92
Minutes of Board of Directors Meeting
111
Regular Features .
From the President's Desk .............................. 4
Youth Views .... 67
AIS Membership Rates .................................. 5
Contributions to AI SF .
70
Contribution Information ............................... 5
In Memoriam
... 72
AIS Sales Items .
6
AIS Financial Statement .. 96
AIS Conventions List
. 36
Statement of Ownership .. 97
AIS Slides For Rent ..................................... 53
AIS Judges 1991 .98
Commercial Directory ...................................... 113
ADVERTISERS THIS ISSUE
Aitken's Salmon Creek
61
Arilian Acres (Shockey)
.. Cover 2, 55
Avonbank (Zurbrigg)
. 56
Bay View (Ghio)
. Cover 4
British Iris Society ....................................... 57
Cottage (McWhirter) .................................... 62
Mission Bell (Hamblen) ............................... 64
Iris Species Group .. Cover 3
Keppel
... 58, 63
Markham ...................................................... 54
Pleasure (Danielson) .................................... 59
Region 7 .. 57
Roris
.. 60
Seaways/Pope
65
Schultz .........................................................66
Sooner State Iris Society
66
ON THE COVER: Photographer Susan Schwiesow applies her talent for composing pictures in
her shot of the iris gardens at Giverny, France. The gardens have been replanted according to the
original design of their owner, painter Claude Monet. Color separations are courtesy of the
American Iris Society's calendars
TABLE OF CONTENTS #281 April 1991
Hybridizer's Medal-George Shoop ............................................................. ~ ................................. 5
New Director-Bennett Jones ........................................................................ .................................. 6
New RVPs ................................................................................................... .................................. 8
Iris Roundup '93-Request for Guests ........................................................... ................................ 13
1990 Membership Contest Report .............................................. Lucy Fry .................................. 14
There's No Business Like Show Business .................................. C. J. Simon ............................... 17
Some Show-Entering Tips ......................................................... Ronald Mullin .......................... 19
Iris Postmark .............................................................................. ................................................. 21
Bring Back the Vigor ................................................................. Anne S. Lowe .......................... 22
Planned Parenthood through Pollen Preservation Sharon McAlister ............................................. 26
Judges' Roster Additions ............................................................ .................................................. 28
Iris Versicolor Development ...................... Monique Dumas-Quesnel & Tony Huber ................. 29
Request for Information: AIS Robins ........................................ Howard Brookins ..................... 29
Results of Directors' Election ..................................................... .................................................. 30
1990 Japanese Iris Society Convention Report.
Bud Maltman .......................... 31
Contemporary Views-Medians & Louisianas .
Perry Dyer ................................ 35
On the Dykes Medal Vote .......................................................... Ben Hager ............................... 41
Preparing a Convention Garden ................................................. Allan Ensminger ....................... 43
Preservation of Antique Siberian Irises ...................................... Wilma Little ............................. 47
Club Activities to Increase Enjoyment ....................................... Shirley Gresty ........................... 48
Versicolor X Ensata Hybrids
.. Monique Dumas-Quesnel & Tony Huber ..................... 51
Growing Irises-Love and Hate ................................................... Lorene Logue ........................... 66
The Lesson of 1990 ................................................................... David R. Rogers ..................... 105
Regular Features
President's Message ....................................... 4
Book Review ................................................46
AIS Membership Rates ................................ 15
AIS Slides .............................................. 49, 50
Contribution Information ............................. 15
AIS Sales Items ......................................... 101
Gifts to AIS .................................................. 16
Advertisers This Issue ............................... 106
Youth Views ................................................ 17
Commercial Directory ............................... 107
Front Cover: Louisiana irises, billowing clouds and willows relected in a Texas pond, evoke a
romantic mood captured by photographer Edith Wolford. Color separations are courtesy of the
American Iris Society's calendars.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #282 July 1991
Annual Presidential Letter .............................................................................................................. 4
Oregon '94-Request for Beardless Guest Irises .............................................................................. 5
Region 5 Comes Alive in '92 ......................................................................................................... 6
Pacific Coast Iris Cultivars ....................................................................Lewis and Adele Lawyer. 8
Intermediate Irises: A Personal Symposium .............................. Bennett Jones ........................... 13
Outstanding Intermediates ........................................................ Hooker Nichols ........................ 14
Double the Fun-Hybridizing Teams .......................................... .................................................. 17
Our Addiction to Irises ............................................................ Tony and Dorothy Willott .. 17
Hybridizing History of the Meeks ..................................... Joyce Meek .............................. 20
The Millers ........................................................................ Lynda Miller ............................ 22
The Dunns ......................................................................... Mary Dunn ............................... 23
Judges Handbook Revisions Available ..................................... .................................................. 25
Choosing Intermediates for Your Garden .................................. Dorothy Willott ........................ 26
AIS Affiliates 1991 ................................................................... Dave Niswonger ...................... 29
International Competition-Florence .......................................... .................................................. 38
Should Gardens Have "God Parents?" ...................................... Donna Aldridge ....................... 44
Container Growing of Bearded Irises ........................................ David R. Rogers ....................... 46
Iris Scents .................................................................................................. Louise Clay Smith .. 51
Dr. Loomis Memorial Iris Trial Gardens ................................... Mike Moller ............................. 59
AIS Dues Will Increase ............................................................. Marilyn Harlow ....................... 62
Let's Talk Favorites ................................................................... Dale Satterwhite ...................... 63
1991 Youth Achievement Awards ............................................ Catherine Long Gates .............. 65
Maybe You Wanted to Know .................................................... Ronald Mullin .......................... 67
Favorite Guest Irises-Omaha 1990 ............................................ ................................................. 71
The 1991 Season-Marvelous ..................................................... Ronald Mullin .......................... 74
Regular Features
President's Message.
3
Membership Rates ....................................... 48
AIS Sales Items ..............................................7
In Memoriam ............................................... 39
Contribution Information ............................. 39
Contributions to AISF .. 40
Slides for Rent ...................................... 42, 43
Youth Views ................................................ 65
How to Register and Introduce
an Iris ...................................................... 72
Advertising Rates ........................................ 74
Commercial Directory ................................. 84
Advertisers This Issue
Ames ................................................... Cover 4
Rancho de la Flor de Lis .............................. 73
Cape Iris Gardens ......................................... 50
Cordon Bleu ................................................. 49
Paw Paw Everlast Labels .............................. 48
Schultz Company ........................................ 74
Dr. James Waddick ..................................... 49
ON THE COVER: Having received praise from across the country for its quality, RARE
EDITION (Gatty '80) is an IB which won the Sass Medal and was a runner-up for the Dykes
Medal. Photo by Keith Keppel
TABLE OF CONTENTS #283 Oct 1991
Region 5 Comes Alive-Registration Information
6
1992 Convention Preview.
Shirley Paquet
8
Region 5 Comes Alive-The Gardens .. Yvonne W. Darnell ..........................................................10
1991 AIS Awards ......................................................................James Copeland ....................... 12
How About Red Irises ...................................................................................... Adele S. Lawyer. 23
Meet the Lacks ............................................................................................................................. 24
New Director-Howard Shockey ................................................................................................... 24
Favorite Guest Irises 1991 26
Remembrances of Washington '91 .............................................Jim Browne .............................. 27
The 1991 Convention.
Bill Rinehart ............................ 31
Convention Medians.
Lynda Miller ............................ 35
The Green Box Gardens .............................................................Audrey Machulak
.. 38
Rebert Garden. Lucy Burton ........................................................................................................ 43
Westminster City Hall ...............................................................Jim Browne
45
Weber Garden .. John Burton.
46
Nicholls Garden .........................................................................Judy Hollingworth ................... 48
Cox Garden ................................................................................Ardi Kary . 49
GlenCairn Garden.
Margaret Sutton ....................... 52
Heydon Observatory
Hooker Nichols ....................... 53
Figge Garden.
Betty Burch ............................. 55
Lawson Garden.
Marky Smith ............................ 57
The Iris Pond.
Barbara Schmieder.
59
Draycott Garden
Anna Mae Miller & Joan Verwilst .
61
Growing Tall Bearded Irises Simplified
and Uncomplicated.
Phil Williams ........................... 71
Addendum to "The Lesson of 1990."
Sharon McAllister. 73
Honor Thy Members
James W. Waddick .................. 74
1991 Season in Review
Dean Brand ............................. 75
A Season To Remember
Bryce Williamson .................... 82
Looking Good in the Late Season
Mitch Jameson ........................ 91
How to Register an Iris.
101
Regular Features
From the President.
4
Membership Rates
5
Youth Views ..... 64
Gifts to AIS .. 65
Contribution Information .. 66
In Memoriam .............................................. 67
Minutes of Directors' Meeting. 94
Photo Credits ..............................................100
Slides for Rent. .......................................... 102
AIS Sales Items
103
Commercial Directory.
104
Advertising Rates
116
Advertisers This Issue: Polly Black Cover 2; Burch 80; Sooner State 81; Richard Tasco 81;
Wight's Iris Garden 80
ON THE COVER: The Dykes Winner for 1991 is EVERYTHING PLUS seen on the front cover
Photo by Niswonger.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #284 Jan 1992
New Directors ............................................................................ .................................................... 6
Atlanta-Region 5 Comes Alive .................................................. .................................................... 9
Atlanta-The City ........................................................................ Yvonne Ward Darnell
13
Iris Pariensis, Tadpole Shrimp, and Gambling ........................... James W. Waddick ................... 14
I rises at the Detroit Zoo ............................................................ Harold Stahly ........................... 18
Best of the Best #2 ..................................................................... Austin Morgan ......................... 20
A Three Year Summary of HM Voting ...................................... Leonard Michel ........................ 24
Test of Dykes Medal Irises ........................................................ Bud Leufert .............................. 26
British Iris Society Anniversary ................................................. .................................................. 27
Growing Irises in East Germany ................................................ Uwe Kirschstein ....................... 28
Obsession ................................................................................... Grace E. Webber ...................... 32
Let's Have More Beautiful Irises ................................................ Mrs. W. A. Machulak ............... 34
Feedback to Hybridizers ............................................................ Donna Aldridge ........................ 35
The Serendipity Series ............................................................... Sharon McAllister .................... 36
Dr. Loomis Iris Trial Gardens .................................................... Mike Moller ............................. 38
Hybridizing Louisiana Tetraploid Irises-Tetraploid
and Interploidy Hybridizing ............................................ Joseph K. Mertzweiller .. 42
Symposium 1992 ....................................................................... James Copeland ........................ 68
AIS Awards-Japanese Irises ............................................ James Copeland ..
72
High Commendation-1991 James Copeland ................................................................................. 72
Exhibition Committee Report .................................................... Lillian Gristwood ..................... 73
Exhibition Certificates-1991 ...................................................... ................................................. 81
1992 Symposium Voting Per Cents ........................................... .................................................. 83
AIS Membership Report ............................................................ Marilyn Harlow.
96
Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting ................................ ............................................... 101
Regular Features
President's Desk ............................................. 4
Contribution Information ............................. 96
Membership Rates ......................................... 5
Youth Views ................................................ 31
AIS Judges 1992 .......................................... 84
In Memoriam ............................................... 93
Contributions to AIS .................................... 94
Statement of Ownership ............................... 97
AIS Financial Statement ............................... 98
AIS Slides for Rent. ..................................... 99
AIS Sales Items .......................................... 100
Commercial Directory ................................107
Advertisers This Issue
Adamgrove ........................ 56 Keith Keppel .......................... 61, 65 Roris Gardens ..................53
Aitken's Salmon Creek 62 Knee Deep in June ............................... 66 Seaways/Pope ................. 52
Arilian Acres .. Cover 2, 64 Long's Garden ............................... 63 Schultz Co .......................... 54
Bay View Gardens Cover 4 Melrose Garden .. Cover 3 Society for Japanese
British Iris Society ............. 66 Mission Bell Garden ............. 57 Irises ....................................... 54
Cottage Gardens 58, 59, 60 Pleasure Iris Garden .................... 55 Sooner State .......................... 67
John H. Burton .................... 51 Region 7 ............................... 67 James W. Waddick ................ 57
ON THE COVER: The rolling hills of rural Carroll County, Maryland, provided breathtaking views to those who attended
the 1991 American Iris Society's convention in the nation's capital and environs. Piece de resistance among the many
delightful gardens on tour was that of Doris and Owings Rebert near Westminster. The Rebert's palette included a spectrum
in all available hues, and ranged from historical to modern irises: Painter Claude Monet would have been delighted.
Color separations are courtesy of American Iris Society calendars. The photo is by George Waters.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #285 April 1992
Rainbow's End-A request for Guest Irises ...................... ...................................................... 5
1991 Awards-Corrected List ......................................... ...................................................... 6
Special Awards-Carol Ramsey ....................................... ...................................................... 8
Bernard Hamner
9
Lloyd Zurbrigg ........................... ...................................................... 9
Francesca Thoolen ...................... .................................................... 11
James Rasmussen ....................... ....................................................11
Invitation to Visit Region 5 Gardens .............................. Everette Lineberger
13
1991 Membership Contest Rules .................................... Jim Fry
14
New RVPs ...................................................................... .................................................... 15
1991-An Iris Season in Review ...................................... Ted White ................................... 23
Judges? Where Are They? .............................................. w. W. Steinhauer
29
Intermediates .................................................................. Robert L. Jensen.
30
Down With Plicating
32
Donald J. Boen
Region Five Comes Alive in 1992 .. Yvonne Darnell
33
To Win-You Must Enter.
Mrs. W. A. Machulak .
The Gentle Art of Dead-Heading
Oliver Eldridge ........................... 38
34
How About Trying Some Spurias ................................... Maxine Perkins
40
Border Patrol ................................................................. Walter A. Moores .
42
Remembrances of New Jersey ....................................... Joe Gatty .................................... 51
A New Life--A Renewed Concern . Roger Nelson .
54
Iris Postmark Available ................................................. Jerry Cathey.
57
New Species Awards ......................................................Bob Pries
69
1992 Membership Contest Rules ......................................................................................... 73
Regular Features
President's Desk ........................................ 4 AIS Sales Items.
74
Youth Views ........................................... 39IrisSlidesforRent.
75
Gifts to AIS ............................................ 44 Bulletin Advertising Rates .......................... 108
In Memoriam .......................................... 45 Advertisers This Issue ................................ 109
Contribution Information ........................ 50 Commercial Directory ................................ 110
AIS Membership Rates ........................... 72
ON THE COVER: Japanese irises and waterlilies furnish a kOI pool in a large private oriental garden Photograph by
George Waters.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #286 July 1992
Annual Presidential Letter ........................................ ................................................... 5
What Is Iris Germanica? ........................................... Norian Henderson ..................... 6
A Method for Using Insecticide ........................... " Harry Bishop ............................. 11
Arilbred Seeds Available ....................................... ...................................................... 13
The Symbolism of Plants ..................................... ...................................................... 13
A New Wave of Popularity ....................................... John Coble ............................... 14
Those Sensational MTBs ............................................W. Terry Varner ...................... 17
Iris Hybridizers in Japan ............................................. Hiroshi Shimizu ...................... 20
Iris Pariensis or Iris Missouriensis ..............................Norian Henderson .................... 23
Notice from the Board ................................................ ................................................. 24
Just Try to Fool Mother Nature ................................. Carol Warner ........................... 25
AIS Affiliates ............................................................ Dave Niswonger ...................... 27
Contemporary Views-1991 ....................................... Perry Dyer ............................... 36
Old Members-New Members .................................... Audrey Machulak .................... 48
Pigment Printing ........................................................ David L. Merrill .......................53
Rower Forms and Variations in Louisiana
Irises .......................................................................... Marie Caillet ........................... 56
Popular PCI Cultivars ................................................ Lewis and Adele Lawyer. 64
Systems for Numbering Seedlings ............................ Sharon McAllister ....................74
What the Editor Has Heard ........................................ Ronald Mullin ......................... 76
Let's Design a Medal ................................................. ................................................. 81
Regular Features
President's Desk .................................... 4 Contributions to AISF .............................. 50
Youth Views ......................................... 5 Iris Slides for Rent. .................................. 84
Conventions Scheduled ........................ 11 AIS Sales Items ....................................... 85
AIS Membership Rates ....................... 12 Minutes of Directors' Meeting ................. 86
Bulletin Errata ..................................... 13 How to Register an Iris ............................ 91
Display Screen for Rent ..................... 47 From the Editor's Desk ............................. 92
In Memoriam ...................................... 49 Commercial Directory .............................. 93
Contribution Information ................... 50 Bulletin Advertising Rates ...................... 107
Advisers This Issue
Franklin Carr ............................................... 83 Pacific Coast Hybridizers ........ Cover 4
Cooley's ...............................................Cover 3 Paw Paw Everlast Labels .................83
Greater Kansas City Iris Society ......... 81 Schultz Company .....................................83
Dale Johnson ...................................... 80 Leon White ...................................... Cover 2
Moonshine Gardens ............................ 82
ON THE COVER: A distinctive native American iris is the elegantI,;s purdyii. sometimes hard to find but not yet
designated an endangered species. Photograph by George Waters, color separations courtesy of American Iris Society
calendars.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #287 Oct 1992
Texas Roundup in 1993 ...................................... ......................................................... 5
1992 AIS Awards ................................................ ......................................................... 6
Safe Garden Chemical Application ..................... Mark Dienstbach ........................... 18
Watson and Yearwood Gardens .......................... Jean Morris ................................... 22
Ken Duke Garden ................................................ David Miller ................................. 27
Garden of Deen Day Smith ................................. Clarence Mahan ............................ 29
Lewis Garden ...................................................... Jim Morris ..................................... 32
Hawkins Garden .................................................. Carol Warner ................................ 34
Jellum Garden ..................................................... Beverly Dopke .............................. 36
Lockerly Arboretum ............................................ Melody Wilhoit ............................. 38
Turner Garden ..................................................... Jerry Wilhoit ................................. 40
Betty Hartzog Garden ......................................... Bobbie Shepard ............................. 41
Jean and Jerry Kopp Garden ............................... Larry Harder ................................. 43
Stewart Garden .................................................... Rosa Belle Van Valkenburgh 46
Convention Awards ............................................. Ralph Bullard ................................ 50
Iris Awards-Florence, 1992 ................................. ....................................................... 53
Stars of the '92 Bloom Season ............................. Dorothy Cantwell .......................... 54
Northwest '92 ...................................................... Terry Aitken ................................. 57
Choice Irises From Two Seasons ........................ Paul Gossett .................................. 58
Amy Poole's Iris Research Project ...................... Amy Poole .................................... 59
Color Photography for Irisarians ......................... George Waters .............................. 64
The Crocus, A Sign to Fertilize ........................... Stan Cherniss ................................ 73
Some Other Tips on Fertilizing ........................... ....................................................... 73
Something Old, Something NewA Call to Action .................................................. Louise Clay Smith ........................77
Reflections on the Stages of
Hybridizing Life .................................................. Sharon McAllister ......................... 79
AIS Library Project ............................................. Mike Lowe ................................... 85
Regular Features
President's Message ............................... 4 Bulletin Advertising Rates ....................... 84
Gifts to AIS ......................................... 74 AIS Sales Items ........................................ 86
In Memoriam ...................................... 75 AIS Slides ................................................ 87
Contribution Information .................... 76 AIS Membership Rates ............................ 90
Youth Views ....................................... 82 Commercial Directory .............................. 91
Advertisers This Issue ......................... 84
AIS Conventions Scheduled ................ 84
Photo Credits: T. Aitken 9 lower left, 10 middle; P. Black 15 mid left; C. Boswell 10 lower
right; Brookins 31 middle, 45 middle & bottom, 50; B. Brown 11 upper right; M. Caillet 17 mid
right & bottom; M. Dunn 8 upper left; A. Ensminger 9 upper left, 10 upper right, 17 upper left; J.
Fry 15 lower left; B. Hager 8 upper right, 9 upper right, 15 upper left & mid right; Hall 8 lower
right; Hollingworth 8 lower left, 11 mid right & bottom; B. Jones 9 lower left, 10 upper left; K:
Keppel 15 upper right, 17 mid left; A. Miller 11 mid left; L. Miller, 21, 23, 24,25,26 middle &
bottom, 27, 28, 31 top & bottom, 32, 33, 35, 36, 39, 42, 45 top, 46, 47, 51 top; J. Mogi114, J.
Morris 26 top; D. Niswonger 11 upper left; Schreiners 16, H. Stahly 17 upper right; Stayer
48,49,51 bottom; Varner 15 lower right; Wood 10 lower left.
On The Cover: Pictured on the cover is DUSKY CHALLENGER, the 1992 Dykes Medal
Winner. Photo courtesy of Schreiners Gardens.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #288 Jan 1993
Fort Worth Convention Information ......................... .................................................. ......... 6
Clark Garden ............................................................ Hooker Nichols
9
Duncanville Garden .................................................. Keith Smith .............................. ....... 10
Greenknoll ................................................................ Gordon Green ........................... ....... 11
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ...................................... Rilla Hickerson
, .. 12
New Directors .......................................................... .................................................. ....... 13
Arranger's Corner .....................................................Carolyn Hawkins ...................... ....... 24
Japanese Iris Display Garden Program ........... ' .. Claire Barr .................................... ,
27
How to Read a Catalog ............................................ Marilyn Harlow ........................ ....... 29
Observations of a Beginning Hybridizer .................. J. Farron Campbell .................... ....... 34
Container Grown Irises ............................................ Edward Myhro .......................... ....... 35
Exhibition Committee Report .................................. Lillian Gristwood ...................... ....... 36
Exhibition Certificates-1992 .................................... Lillian Gristwood ...................... .......44
AIS Awards-Japanese Irises ..................................... Kenneth Waite .......................... ...... 46
High Commendation-1992 ....................................... Kenneth Waite .......................... ...... 47
Further Notes About Versicolor-Ensata
Hybrids ................................................................. Monique Dumas-Quesnel.
48
What Do You Expect From AIS ............................... Audrey Machulak ............................. 49
Dr. Loomis Iris Test Garden Report ......................... Mike Moller. 63
XXXVI Con corso Internazionale Dell Iris .............. Margie Robinson
, .. 66
Bylaws Revision Election Results ........................... Jeane Stayer. ............................. ....... 68
Changes in AIS Bylaws ........................................... ................................................... ....... 68
Symposium 1993 ......................................................Kenneth Waite ......................... ,
72
Growing Irises for Drought Conditions in
Southern California .............................................. Barb Wight ....................................... 76
Toasted Melons and Bubble Ruffles ........................ Ronald Mullin ...................................77
Developing an Eye for Irises-Writing
Varietal Comments .............................................. Sharon McAllister. ........................... 78
Regular Features
President's Desk .......................................... 4
Membership Rates ...................................... 5
AIS Judges 1993 ....................................... 15
Youth Views ............................................. 33
In Memoriam ............................................ 61
Contribution Information .......................... 61
Contributions to AISF .............................. 62
AIS Slides for Rent ................................... 70
AIS Sales Items ....................................... 71
Statement of Ownership ..................... , " 82
AIS Financial Statement. ......................... 83
Minutes of Directors' Meeting ................. 84
Announcements ....................................... 92
Commercial Directory ............................. 93
Bulletin Advertising Rates ..................... 107
Advertisers This Issue
Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden ................ 53
Arilian Acres ............................. Cover 2, 50
Bay View Gardens ........................... Cover 4
British Iris Society ................................... 51
B. J. Brown .............................................. 57
Cottage Gardens ...................................... 54
D. & J. Gardens ....................................... 55
Holland Gardens ...................................... 61
Iris Connoisseurs of Michigan ................. 56
Knee Deep in June ................................... 52
MAD Gardens ................................. Cover 3
Median Spree '93 .................................... 59
Pleasure Iris Gardens .............................. 57
Pope's Perennials ..................................... 58
Region 7 AIS ........................................... 58
Roris Gardens .......................................... 60
Schultz Company .................................... 51
Sooner State Iris Society .......................... 61
Superstition Gardens ............................... 52
On The Cover: A scene from Lockerly Arboretum in Atlanta, Georgia, features Louisiana
irises. Photo by Paul Gossett.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #289 April 1993
AIS Convention Hershey, PA A Request for Guests ............................................................. 5
Four Women Honored by AIS (Gates, Stayer, Dunderman, Dunn) ....................................... 6
NewRVPs ................................................................ ............................................................. 9
Contributors to Wister Medal Fund ......................... Barbara Schmieder ............................ 17
1993 Membership Contest Rules ............................. ........................................................... 18
1992 Membership Contest Results .......................... Clarence Mahan ................................ 19
A Basic Guide to Cultural Practices ........................ J. Farron Campbell ............................ 20
New Approved Awards System ............................... ........................................................... 24
Twelve Things to Keep the Exhibitions Chairman from Losing Her Cool .......................... 25
Merger of LISA and SIL .......................................... Joseph Mertzweiller .......................... 25
Registration of Species and Inter-Species Crosses ... ........................................................... 26
Corrections in List of Judges ....................................Hilda Crick ....................................... 26
Iris Post Mark Available .......................................... Jerry Cathey ...................................... 27
A New Control Agent for Leaf Spot and Rust ..........Adele Lawyer ................................... 27
Excerpts From International Robins .........................Shirley Varmette ............................... 31
Iris Season Review ................................................... Robert L. Jensen ............................... 32
Irises in Trees ........................................................... Keith Keppel .................................... 34
Those Lesser Known Awards ................................... Ronald Mullin .................................. 38
A Challenge for Judges .............................................Judges Training Committee .............. 40
Contemporary Views-1992 ....................................... Perry Dyer ........................................ 41
Transgenic Modifications for Irises .......................... Raymond G. Smith ........................... 54
Practice What You Preach ........................................ Perry Dyer ........................................ 72
Regular Features
President's Desk ......................................... 4 Youth Views ................................................ 30
In Memoriam ........................................... 28 AIS Slides .................................................. 110
Contribution Information ......................... 28 AIS Sales Items .......................................... 111
Gifts to AIS ............................................. 28 AIS Membership Rates .............................. 112
AlS Conventions ...................................... 29 Commercial Directory ................................ 113
Advertisers This Issue
Blodgett ................................................... 74 Markham .......................................................92
Burch ....................................................... 75 Melrose .........................................................59
Burton ...................................................... 76 Messick .........................................................93
Cape ................................................... 78, 79 Mid-America ...........................................93
Carr ........................................................... 77 Miller's Manor ......................................... 94
Cooley's ................................65,66,67,68 Milwood Rorist & Nursery ................................95
D & J .................................................. 82, 83 Ohio Gardens ...........................................87
East Wind ................................................. 77 Pacific Coast .......................................69 98
Ensata ............................................. Cover 4 Paw Paw Label Co ...................................... : 85
Fan ............................................................ 97 Rainbow Acres .............................. 100, 101
Gardener's Bookshelf .............................. 109 Rainbow's End .........................................95
Hahn .................................................. 61, 74 Region 7 ........................................................96
Hillcrest .................................................... 84 Region 14 ................................................73
Illini .......................................................... 76 Rialto ................................................. 60, 99
Innerst ....................................................... 63 Roberts ..................................................102
Iris Country ............................................. 85 Schreiners ............................................. Cover 2
Iris Pond .................................................. 86 Schultz ........................................................102
Joe Pye Weed's ........................................ 87 Seaways Garden ..........................................103
Jones ........................................................ 88 Shepard ................................................ 104 105
Kegerise ................................................... 77 Shoop ........................................................: 106
Keppel ............................................ Cover 3 Stahly ..........................................................107
Long's ................................................. 62, 89, 90 Stanek ...................................................107
McAllister ................................................ 90 Superstition ................................................. 105
MAD ........................................................91 Sutton's ....................................................... 108
Varigay .............................................. 70, 71
On The Cover: A scene from Cooley's Garden in Silverton, Oregon shows tall bearded
irises at peak bloom. Photo courtesy of Cooley's Garden.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #290 July 1993
Annual Presidential Letter ........................................................................ ............................ 4
AIS Poster Contest ..................................................... James Rasmussen .
4
California '9~Request for Beardless Guest hises .....
5
Soft Rot or Blight .................................................... Dave Niswonger
8
Wister Medal Design Competition Winner ..
Lynn Markham ................................. 13
Arranger's Corner .................................................... Carolyn Hawkins .............................. 14
Iris X Conglomerata ................................................ Norian Henderson ............................. 17
AIS Affiliates-1993 ................................................. Dave Niswonger
. 22
A Topical Collection of Iris Stamps .........................Harry Kuesel .................................... 31
Short Items of Interest .............................................. .......................................................... 42
Seedling Patch Surprises-Arilbred Style
Sharon McAllister .. 43
Brown Lasso. F.c.c. ..................................................Cy Bartlett ........................................ 58
Contemporary Views-Medians .................................Perry Dyer ........................................ 59
Mulching With Dust ................................................. Dave Niswonger ............................... 63
Why Not?-A Garden of All-Time Tall Bearded
Favorites
Stan Coates ....................................... 64
Hanashobu Display in Japan.
Hiroshi Shimizu ............................... 67
Dusky Challenger-The Tenth Number One
Since 1948
Stan Coates ....................................... 78
Voting the Symposium Ballot
Dennis Stoneburner .. 79
Minutes of Directors' Meeting ..................................Jeanne Plank ..................................... 80
Regular Features
President's Desk ......................................... 3
Contributions to AISF ............................. 74
Youth Views .............................................. 6
In Memoriam .......................................... 75
Bulletin Advertising Rates ......................... 7
Contribution Information ........................ 76
AIS Conventions ..................................... 30 AIS Membership Rates ................................ 89
AIS and Section Slides ............................ 50 Commercial Directory ...................................90
AIS Sales Items ....................................... 57
Advertisers This Issue
Aril Society International .........................77
Paw Paw Label Company ........................ 78
Eon Industries ........................................... 16
Powell's Gardens ......................................51
Ennenga's Iris Garden ...................... Cover 4
Region 23 ................................................ 49
Just Crazy About ............................... 52-56 Schultz Company .......................................... 78
On The Cover: A rainbow of color is seen in Silverton, Oregon, as irises at Cooley's
Gardens bloom profusely. Photo Courtesy of Cooley's Gardens.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS #291 Oct 1993
1993 AIS Awards ....................................................Bennett Jones ...................................... 4
What I Liked About the Convention ........................Peter J. DeSantis ............................... 13
Convention Comments from a New Yorker ........... Jane I. Hall ........................................ 14
The Gordon Green Garden ...................................... Melody Wilhoit ................................ 15
The Tom Burseen Garden ........................................ Opal Wulf ......................................... 17
Duncanville Garden ................................................. f91ey Probst ..................................... 17
Charlie Brown's Garden ........................................... ~verette Lineberger .......................... 19
The Clark Garden .................................................... Orville and Lu Dickhaut ................... 20
Clark's Mineral Wells Garden .................................. Gus Sindt .......................................... 22
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden .............................. Sheldon Butt ..................................... 24
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ..................................... Barbara Schmieder ........................... 27
Firenze 1993-lntemational Iris Competition ............ .......................................................... 30
Convention Awards ................................................. .......................................................... 36
Favorite Guest Irises ................................................ Joe and Donna Spears ....................... 37
Contributors to Wister Medal Fund ......................... Barbara Schmieder ........................... 37
The American Iris Society Foundation .................... Eric Tankesley-Clarke ...................... 42
Miniature Tall Bearded Irises in Massachusetts .. Lucy Burton .......................................... 43
A Letter to the Editor ............................................... Jo Anne Glandon ............................... 44
Turning Trash into Treasure .................................... Barbara Flynn ...................................45
A Letter to the Scientific Editor ............................... Samuel Norris ...................................45
Presenting the Wister Medal and Its Designer ......... Lynn Markham ................................. 46
Whites Brighten the Garden .................................... Robert L. Jensen .............................. 51
Median Spree in '93 ................................................. Barbara Schmieder ............................ 57
Rainbow's End, 1994 Convention Gardens .............. Marky Smith ..................................... 60
Rainbow's End-Portland Information ....................... Barbara Aitken .................................. 67
Request for Fragrant TB Rhizomes ......................... David Shahak .................................... 75
From the Editor ....................................................... ........................................................... 77
A Topical Collection of Iris Stamps-VI ................... Harry Kuesel ..................................... 79
A Letter From Cy Bartlett ........................................ ........................................................... 91
Awards System Chart .............................................. ......................................................... 108
Regular Features
President's Desk ......................................... 3
AIS Membership Rates ............................ 12
Youth Views ............................................ 39
Creative Designs ...................................... 48
AIS Display Screen ................................. 51
AIS Conventions Scheduled .................... 67
Gifts to AIS ..............................................68
Contribution Information ........................ 69
In Memoriam ..................................... 70-75
Iris Slides for Rent .................................. 76
AIS Sales Items ....................................... 78
Commercial Directory ............................. 92
Bulletin Advertising Rates .................... 106
How to Register an Iris ......................... 107
Advertisers This Issue
Just Crazy About ................................ 52-56
NancyHarkins ...........................................67
Schultz Company .................................... 77
On The Cover: The 1993 Dykes Winner, Edith Wolford. Photo by Ben Hager.
Photo Credits: Terry Aitken 10 center right, lower left, 36; Carl Boswell center right 11;
Doug Goodnight 20; Larry Harder 10 upper right; Bob Hollingworth 11 upper left; Don
Koza 32, 34 top and bottom; Eleanor McCown 11 lower right; Lynda Miller 10 center right;
Ron Mullin 11 center left; Hooker Nichols 22,23 top; Melinda Robbins 10 lower right;
Henry Rowlan 11 upper right; Schreiners 10 upper left; Larry Stayer 23 bottom, 31, 33, 34
middlp 35, 38 top and middle, 41 top; Vem Wood 11 lower left; Opal Wulf 38 hntt~-
TABLE OF CONTENTS #292 Jan 1994
New Directors ........................................................... ............................................................ 5
AISConvention--Portland ......................................... ............................................................ 8
1993 Japanese Iris Awards ....................................... Bennett Jones ................................... 12
Contributors to Wister Medal Fund .......................... Barbara Schmieder ........................... 12
1993 Society for Japanese Irises Convention
Carol Warner .................................... 15
Facts, Not Fear ......................................................... Adele Lawyer ................................... 17
The Siberian Iris Convention .................................... Anna Mae Miller .............................. 19
Dave Niswonger ............................... 19
Donna Aldridge ................................ 22
Popularity Poll--Siberian Iris Convention ................. .......................................................... 25
Some Notes on the Gibson Plicatas .......................... Keith Keppel .................................... 26
The Well Kept Secret (Spurias) ................................ Sheldon Butt ..................................... 31
Dividing Japanese Irises ...........................................John White ........................................ 33
Iris Gardening in the Winter
Ronald Mullin .................................. 34
Scorch Revisited and a New Theory
Dr. Raymond Smith .......................... 36
Keith Keppel Wins Foster Memorial Plaque ............ .......................................................... 39
At the Species Level ..
Roy Davidson ................................... 40
Arranger's Corner ..
Carolyn Hawkins .............................. 42
1994 Symposium ...................................................... Bennett Jones ................................... 45
A Visit with Ben Hager ............................................ Lowell Baumunk .............................. 49
A California Visit at Bloomtime ............................... Phil Williams .................................... 74
Reports on Italian Iris Species .................................. Maretta Colasante ............................. 82
Exhibition Committee Report ................................... Lillian Gristwood ............................. 89
Exhibition Certificates 1993 ..................................... .......................................................... 97
High Commendation Awards 1993 ........................... Bennett Jones ................................. 100
Minutes of Board of Directors' Meeting .................. Jeanne Clay Plank
.. 101
AIS Poster Contest .................................................. ......................................................... 109
Regular Features
From the President's Desk
4 AIS Financial Statement ............................... 54
AIS Membership Rates .............................. 9 AIS Sales Items ............................................ 55
Contribution Information ........................... 9 AIS Membership Rates ................................. 56
In Memoriam ........................................... 10 AIS Slides for Rent ...................................... 57
Contributions to AIS Foundation ............. 13 AIS Judges 1994 .......................................... 68
Youth Views ............................................ 16 How to Register an Iris ............................ 88
Bulletin Advertising Rates ....................... 52 Commercial Directory ........................... 110
Statement of Ownership .......................... 53 RVPs ..................................................... 124
Advertisers This Issue
Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden .. Cover 3
Melrose Gardens ...................................... 58
Arilian Acres ........................... Cover 2, 61
Region 7 .................................................. 60
Bay View Gardens ......................... Cover 4 Schultz Company .......................................... 67
Lucy Burton ............................................ 60 Sooner State Iris Society ............................... 60
Just Crazy About ....................... 64, 65, 66 Stake Ups ....................................................... 58
Keith Keppel ..................................... 59, 63 Stockton Iris Gardens .................................... 62
Knee Deep in June .................................. 67
On The Cover: Siberian irises perform beautifully in a Michigan garden.
Photo by Hollingworth.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #293 April 1994
AIS Medal Winners ............................................................................................................... 5
New Regional Vice Presidents .............................................................................................. 9
Judges' Roster Correction .................................................................................................... 13
Beardless Guest Irises in '94 Convention
Gardens ................................................................... Tom Abrego ...................................... 16
1994 Japanese Iris Society Convention ................... Ginny Burton .................................... 19
Request for Guest Irises--Sacramento ...................... Abe Feuerstein .................................. 20
1993 Membership Contest Results .......................... Melody Wilhoit ................................. 23
1994 Membership Contest ....................................... James McWhirter .............................. 24
Growing Bearded Irises ........................................... Phil Williams .................................... 25
Median Fix '96-Request for Guests .......................... Terry Aitken ..................................... 26
Those Versatile MOBs ............................................ Dorothy and Tony Willott ................. 27
Iris Postmark ........................................................... Jerry Cathey ...................................... 33
Japanese Iris Terminology ....................................... John Wood ........................................ 35
Growing Califomicae from Seed ............................. Adele Lawyer ................................... 37
Before You Apply Fertilizer .....................................Lewis Lawyer ................................... 38
Photographers, Your Help Is Needed .................................................................................. 42
The Louisiana Irises .................................................Norian Henderson ............................. 73
Dr. Loomis Iris Trial Gardens ...................................Mike Moller ...................................... 82
Design Comer ...........................................................Carolyn Hawkins .............................. 86
Regular Features
President's Message ................................... 4 Contribution Information .............................. 31
Bulletin Advertising Rates ....................... 17 In Memoriam ........................................... 32
AIS Membership Rates ............................ 18 Gifts to AIS ............................................. 32
AIS Slides for Rent .................................. 21 Youth Views ................................................ 34
AIS Sales Items ....................................... 22 How to Register/Introduce an Iris .......... 107
AIS Conventions ..................................... 26 Commercial Directory ........................... 108
Advertisers This Issue
AAA Engravers .......................................99 Markham ...................................................... 91
Blodgett ...................................................43 McAllister ..................................................... 92
Brown's Sunnyhill ................................... 44 Melrose ......................................................... 92
Burch ....................................................... 45 Messick ................................................... 93
Cape ................................................... 46,47 Miller's Manor ......................................... 94
Cooley's ................................ 61, 62, 63, 64 Misty Hill ....................................................... 95
Terri Culotta ......................................... Cover 3 Waiter Moores ........................................ 96
o & J Gardens ........................................... 48, 60 Ohio Gardens ......................................... 93
Earthheart ................................................ 49 Paw Paw Label Co ........................................ 90
Eight Mile Grove ..................................... 44 Pacific Coast ................................................. 97
Ensata Gardens ........................................ 59 Rainbow's End ........................................ 96
Eon Industries .......................................... 43 Rancho de Los Rores ............................ 101
Chun Fan ................................................. 53 Ed Roberts .............................................. 98
Fort Iris Garden ....................................... 97 Margie Robinson ..................................... 99
Illini Irises ............................................... 50 Schreiners ....................................... Cover 2
Innerst ...................................................... 51 Schultz Co ............................................... 98
Iris Country ............................................. 50 Shepard Iris Garden .............................. 100
Iris Pond .................................................. 58 George Shoop ....................................... 101
Joe Pye Weed's ........................................ 52 R. G. Smith ................................................. 102
Bennett Jones ..................................... 53, 65 Spanish Fork ......................................... 103
Just Crazy About .............68, 69, 70, 71, 72,
Hal Stahly ............................................. 104
Keith Keppel .................................. Cover 4 Stanley Iris Garden ....................................... 89
Long's .................................. 54, 55, 66, 67 Sutton's Green Thumber ............................... 105
MAD Garden ........................................... 90 Varigay Gardens ..................................... 56, 57
Zebra Gardens ..................................... 106
On The Cover: A planting of tall bearded irises in California by Bill Maryott.
Photo provided by Maryott's.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #294 July 1994
Annual Presidential Letter ..................................................................................................... 4
Michigan '97 A Requestfor Beardless Guest Irises ................................................................ 6
Median Irises
Foreward ................................................................. Jim Morris ...........................................7
How Median Irises Began ....................................... Lee Eberhardt .....................................7
Easiest to Grow Irises----Standard Dwarf Bearded Lynda Miller ....................................... 11
The Intermediate Bearded Iris ................................. Dave Niswonger ...............................15
Border Bearded Irises .............................................. Lynn Markham ................................. 18
Survey of Recent Miniature Tall Bearded Registrations Jean Witt ......................................23
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Plicata, Luminata-and Glaciata? ..........................:. Keith Keppel. .....................................27
Why Hellcat. ........................................................... Terry Aitken .....................................29
SLI Annual Convention ........................................... Perry Dyer ........................................ 30
A Visit With Keith Keppel ...................................... Lowell Baumunk .............................. 36
SPCNI Expedition 1994 .......................................... Adele Lawyer .................................... 40
Marion Shull, Artist, Botanist, Artist ....................... Clarence Mahan ................................ 43
Medians in 1993 ...................................................... Perry Dyer. ....................................... 45
Dr. Loomis Iris Trail Gardens ................................. Mike Moller ...................................... 48
Approved Affiliates 1994 ........................................ Dave Niswonger ............................... 56
Design Comer .......................................................... Carolyn Hawkins .............................. 64
Irisis Growing June to November in Pennsylvania .. Sterling Innerst ................................. 71
Southern Gardening in Spring and Summer ............ Betty Burch .......................................72
Collecting Irises in Western China .......................... James W. Warrick ............................. 74
Regular Features
President's Message ................................... 3
In Memoriam ...........................................52
AIS Conventions ....................................... 4
Contribution Information ......................... 53
AIS Membership Rates ............................. 5
Contributions to AISF .............................. 54
Youth Views ............................................ 34
Iris Slides for Rent ................................... 69
Bulletin Advertising Rates ...................... 35
AIS Sales Items ...................................... 70
Commercial Directory ............. .............. 93
Advertisers This Issue
W. H. Cough .................................. Cover 4
Ruby Short ............................................... 68
Hillcrest Gardens ..................................... 67
J. & B. Wight .......................................... 68
Paw Paw Label Co .................................. 68
On the Cover is PECCADILLO, a border bearded iris, from the Median Class. Photo
courtesy of Keith Keppel.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS #295 Oct 1994
In Memory of Kay Nelson-Keppel ........................... .............................................................5
International Species Symposium ............................. .............................................................9
Gardens of 75 in '95 .................................................. .......................................................... 12
One Way to Plant Bearded Iris Seeds ....................... Paul Black ........................................ 19
Performance Report on Container Growing ............. Edward Myhro ................................. 21
Cooley's Garden ....................................................... James Morris .................................... 22
An Afternoon Delight ............................................... Anne Lowe ........................................24
Salmon Creek Garden ............................................... Ramona Howard .............................. 28
Abbey Garden .......................................................... Jean Erickson ................................... 31
The Craig Garden ..................................................... Barbara Schmieder ........................... 34
Schreiners 1994 ........................................................ Larry Harder ..................................... 36
Schreiners' Garden .................................................... Audrey Machulak ............................. 40
Chehalem Garden ..................................................... Carol Warner .................................... 43
The Plotner Garden .................................................. Dolores Denney ................................ 45
D & J Garden ........................................................... Phil Williams .................................... 48
The Ludi Garden ...................................................... Roger P. Mazur ................................ 50
Photo Gallery ........................................................... .......................................................... 53
1994 AIS Awards ..................................................... Melody Wilhoit ................................ 61
Convention Awards .................................................. Marky Smith ..................................... 67
Median Bloom in Portland ...................................... Jean Morris ....................................... 69
Beardless Irises at the Convention ............................Clarence Mahan ................................ 72
Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting ............. Joanne King ...................................... 89
Regular Features
President's Message ................................... 3 How to Register and Introduce an Iris. 77
Advertising Rates ...................................... 4 Design Corner .............................................. 78
AIS Membership Rates .............................. 6 AIS Sales Items ............................................ 81
Youth Views .............................................. 7 Iris Slides for Rent ........................................ 82
International News .................................. 18 Contributions to AIS ....................................83
AIS Conventions .................................... 35 Contribution Information ..............................85
Photo Credits this Issue .......................... 76 In Memoriam ............................................... 85
Advertisers this Issue .............................. 76 Commercial Directory ................................. 96
Regional Vice Presidents ..................... 112
On the Cover is the 1994 Dykes Medal winner SILVERADO. Color separation was
provided by the Schreiners.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS #296 Jan 1995
New Director - Lynda Miller .............................................. ................................................... 5
1995 Convention Information ........................................... ................................................... 6
AIS Judges for 1995 ........................................................... Hilda Crick .............................. 11
Growing Spurias in Arid Climates ...................................... Royd Wickenkamp .................. 20
Poster Contest Won by Nancy Harkins .............................. James Rasmussen .................... 21
Culture of Spurias in the Midwest ......................................Dave Niswonger ...................... 22
Additional Show Information .............................................UlIian Gristwood ..................... 23
The SU Convention in Summerville .................................. Carol Warner ........................... 24
Through a Lens .................................................................. Mike Lowe ............................... 25
International News ............................................................. Oarence Mahan ........................ 26
Policy on Obituaries .......................................................... .................................................. 35
AIS Condensed Financial Statement .................................. Glenn Corlew ........................... 36
Statement of Ownership .................................................... .................................................. 37
Dr. Loomis Iris Trial Gardens ............................................ Mike Moller .............................37
About the Bulletin ............................................................. ..................................................42
1995 Tall Bearded Iris Symposium ................................... Melody Wilhoit ........................43
High Commendations for 1994 .......................................... Melody Wilhoit ........................60
Exhibition Certificates 1994 .............................................. Lillian Gristwood .................... 61
Return to Our Roots ........................................................... William Griese ........................ 63
ATTENTION HYBRIDIZERS ......................................... Keith Keppel ............................64
Exhibition Committee Report ............................................ UlIian Gristwood ..................... 65
Minutes of Board of Directors' Meeting ............................Joanne King ............................. 75
Regular Features
President's Desk ...................................... 4
Contribution Information ....................... 32
Slides for Rent... ..................................... 8
AIS Sales Items ...................................... 9
Contributions to AISF ............................ 33
In Memoriam ......................................... 35
Membership Rates ................................ 10
AIS Conventions .................................. 18
Youth Views ......................................... 19
How to Register arxI IntrocIuce an Iris .. 48
Section Conventions - 1995 ................... 54
Advertisers this issue .............................84
Bulletin Advertising Rates .................... 32
Commercial Directory ............................85
On the cover is a scene from The Iris Pond, the garden of Clarence and Suky Mahan in
McLean, Virginia. Photo by Dennis B. Gates.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS #297 April 1995
New AIS Treasurer ......................................................... ............................................... ........ 5
Distinguished ServicG Medal to Crick ........................... ............................................... ........ 6
Request for Guest Irises-Michigan ................................. ............................................... ........ 7
Convention Information ................................................. Sterling Innerst ...................... ........ 8
Meet the New RVPs ....................................................... ............................................... ...... 12
An Idea for Local Meetings. ""-.: ................................... Pete Rudkin ........................... ...... 16
JIS Convention ............................................................... Carol Warner ......................... ...... 17
Preparing Iris for Exhibition ........................................... Sheldon Butt .......................... ...... 17
International News .......................................................... Clarence Mahan .................... ...... 24
1995 Membership Contest .............................................. James P. McWhirter ............. : ..... 29
1994 Season Review ....................................................... Ted White .............................. ...... 30
Composting .................................................................... Jerry Bowers .......................... ...... 42
In Memoriam-Blue Sapphire .......................................... Joe Ghio ................................ ..... .45
Ladybug, Ladybug, Make This Your Home ................... Sharon McAllister. ................ ..... .46
Measuring Width ............................................................ Jim Craig ............................... ...... 49
Germination Indoors ....................................................... John Coble and Bob Bauer .... ..... .50
ATTENTION HyBRIDiZERS! ...................................... Keith Keppel ......................... ..... .52
Iris Post Mark .................................................................Jerry Cathey ........................... ...... 62
Design Corner ................................................................. Carolyn Hawkins ................... ...... 64
What Does the Membership Secretary Do? .................... Marilyn Harlow ..................... ...... 68
Regular Features
President's Message ................................ .4
Youth Views ............................................ 9
Bulletin Advertising Rates ..................... 23
AIS Conventions ................................... 26
Gifts to AIS ........................................... 27
In Memoriam .........................................28
Contribution Information .......................28
AIS Sales Items .....................................53
AIS Slides ..............................................54
AIS Membership Rates ......................... 62
Commercial Directory .......................... 96
RVPs .................................................. 112
ADVERTISERS THIS ISSUE
Patricia Allen ......................................... 83
Blodgett Garden .................................... 74
Lucy Burton ........................................... 93
Cape Iris Garden .............................. 76, 77
Cooley's ............................... 56, 57, 58, 59
J & V Craig ........................................... 75
Cricket Hill ............................................ 89
D & J Garden ........................................78
Eon Industries ........................................75
Friendship Garden .................................79
Hahn's ....................................................74
Hillcrest ................................................ 80
Innerst ................................................... 55
Iris Pond ............................................... 81
Iristocrat Acres ..................................... 81
Joe Pye Weed's ..................................... 90
Bennett Jones ........................................ 82
Evelyn Kegerise ................................... 81
Keith Keppel .......................... 83, Cover 4
Long's ................................................... 84
MAD. Garden ....................................... 85
Markham .............................................. 86
Messick ................................................. 87
Mid America ......................................... 87
Miller's Manor ...................................... 88
Mountain View .............................Cover 3
Northshore ............................................ 82
Ohio Gardens ........................................ 90
Olsen ..................................................... 89
Paw Paw Labels .................................... 89
Rainbow's End ...................................... 89
Roberts .................................................. 82
Schreiner's .................................... Cover 2
Shepard ................................................. 91
Spanish Fork ......................................... 92
Stahly .................................................... 93
Sutton .................................................... 94
Varigay ........................................... 60, 61
Zebra ..................................................... 95
ON THE COVER: With the Flatiron Mountains as a backdrop, irises burst into a glorious
array of color in Long's Garden in Boulder, Colorado. Photo by Dennis Gates.
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Diamond 75th Anniversary Issue 1995
(#297A May 1995)
American Iris Society
From the Desk of the President, Clair Barr
From the Desk of the Scholarship Committee, Jean Witt
The AIS Youth Program, Jean Morris
History of the Last 25 Years, Larry Harder
Benchmarks of an Era, Larry Harder
Tall Bearded Iris
An Interview with Bob, Dave, and Ray Shreiner
Pink Color in Irises, Ben Hagar
Variegated Flower Color, Allan Ensminger
Variegated Foliage, Allan Ensminger
Popular Plicatas, Keith Keppel
Over the Horizon, Terry Aitken
Future Development of Bearded Iris, Bill Baryott
Median Iris
Lilliputs to Medians, Jim Morris
MTBs in Review, Jean Witt
Siberian Iris
Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow
Spuria Iris
Introduction, Tom Abrego
Spurias, Today & Tomorrow, Dave Niswonger
Japanese Iris
Society for Japanese Iris, John Coble
Reblooming Iris
Milestones of Remontancy, John Weiler
Dwarf Iris
A Window to the little Ones, Erik Tankesley-Clarke
Pacific Coast Iris
An Historical Summary, Lewis Lawyer
Pacific Coast Irises Today, Gigi Hall
The Future of PCNs, Joseph Ghio
Species Iris
SIGNA
Historic Iris
Historic Iris Preservation Society, Larry Doucette & Anne Lowe
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p. 2 Diamond Anniversary issue
Aril Society International
Yesterday & Today at Pleasure Iris Gardens, Mrs. Henry Danielson
Progress in Aril and Arilbred Hybridizing, Howard Shockey 114
Louisiana Iris
The Society for Louisiana Iris, Marie Caillet
Louisianas Today, Perry Dyer
Milestones in Development of Louisianas, Joseph Mertzweiller
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Photo Credits
Front Cover: 75th Anniversary Poster, by Nancy Harkins
Inside Front Cover: SAN FRANCISCO, L. Harder; STEPPING OUT· T. Aitken; JESSE'S SONG·
Schreiners
Page 15: DEBBY RAIRDON, T. Aitken; NEW MOON, T. Aitken: SHIPSHAPE· Schreiners;
SKYWATCH, Mike Noller; BABBLING BROOK, Schreiners.
Page 16: MARY FRANCES, Larry Harder; KILT LILT, T. Aitken; PINK TAFFETA, Larry Harder;
DREAM WVER, Mike Moeller; BRIDE'S HAW, Schreiners.
Page 29: RUFFLED BALLET, Schreiners; VANnY, Mike Moeller; VICTORIA FALLS, T.
Aitken; MYSTIQUE, T. Aitken; BEVERLY SILLS, T. Aitken.
Page 30: EVERYTHING PLUS, Dave Niswonger; DUSKY CHALLENGER, Schreiners; TITAN'S
GWRY, Schreiners; SONG OF NORWAY, Schreiners; EDITH WOLFORD, T. Pjtken.
Page 47: SILVERADO, Schreiners; TB Seedling "A", T. Aitken; TB Seedling "B", Schreiners; TB
Seedling "C, Schreiners.
Page 48: BROWN LASSO, Schreiners; BE DAZZLED, T. Aitken; PANDA, T. Aitken; RARE
EDITION, T. Aitken.
Page 61: DOTTED LINE, T. Aitken; WHITE SWIRL, Dave Silverberg; BUTTER AND SUGAR,
Dave Silverberg; Floral Arrangement, Anna Mae Miller.
Pages 62 & 63: Portrait, Glenn Corlew.
Page 64: Convention Guest, T. Aitken; CINNAMON STICK, Dave Niswonger; Spuria Planting, T.
Aitken; Cut Flowers - Tom Abrego
Page 77: TUPTIM, John Coble; LIGHT AT DAWN, John Coble; McEwen Garden on Tour, T.
Aitken; Hugh F. Knight Garden, John Coble.
Page 78: FRANKINCENSE, John Weiler; MOTHER EARTH, John Weiler; Rebloom IB, T.
Aitken; Rebloom TB, John Weiler.
Page 95: GOLD CANARY, T. Aitken; I.reichenbachii, E. Tanksley-Clark; SPARKLING EYES,
Schreiners; ATROVIOLACEA, E. Tanksley-Clark.
Page 96: WILD PACIFIC COAST, Lawyer; LATIN BWOD, T. Aitken; UP ALL NIGHT, T.
Aitken; WS WMAS, T. Aitken; SIERRA BUTTERFLIES, Lawyer.
Page 109: Copeland PXE-1, T. Aitken; I.1aevigatae a1bopurpurea, T. Aitken; I.1aevigatae alba, T.
Aitken; I.virginica X Tet LA, J. Mertzweiller.
Page 110: WINTER OLYMPICS, T. Aitken; ARGUS PHEASANT, T. Aitken; WABASH· T.
Aitken; RAMESES, T. Aitken.
Inside Back Cover: Oncocyc1us, H. Shockey; TINY TYKE, T. Aitken; Oncogeliabred, H.
Shockey; OYEZ, Scott Jordan; Oncogeliabred, H. Shockey.
Back Cover: Australian Hybrid, Perry Dyer; CAJUN SUNRISE, Perry Dyer; PROFESSOR IKE,
Perry Dyer.
TABLE OF CONTENTS #298 July 1995
Symposium Corrections ................................................Melody Wilhoit ............................. 4
Attention Membership Contest Participants ......................................................................... .4
Annual Presidential Letter ..................................................................................................... 5
Colorado '98 Request for Beardless Guest Irises ................................................................... 6
The SIGNA Species Symposium ................................... Bob Pries ....................................... 7
Design Corner ............................................................... Carolyn Hawkins ........................ 1 0
International News ........................................................ Clarence Mahan ............................13
Planting and Care of Bearded Irises ............................... Ronald Mullin .............................. 15
Approved Affiliates 1995 .............................................. Dave Niswonger ...........................17
Strategies for Hybridizing ............................................. Marty Schafer ............................... 26
Preview Tour in Sacramento ......................................... Joyce Ragle ..................................31
Can They Grow Irises in Montana? ............................... Jerry and Donna Bowers .............. 34
The Gardens of Missoula ............................................... Ronald Mullin .............................. 35
What's New in Garden Labels ....................................... Lewis Lawyer .............................. 37
New Zealand Iris Society Convention 1995 .................. Dorothy Wood ............................. 38
From Sea to Shining Sea ............................................... Graeme Grosvenor.. ..................... 39
Hybridizing for Double Louisiana Irises ....................... Marvin Granger ........................... 44
The Season in Review ................................................... Ronald Mullin .............................. 46
Judging Italian Style ...................................................... Marilyn Harlow ........................... 49
How to Register and Introduce an Iris ........................... ...................................................... 60
Regular Features
President's Message ................................. 3
AIS Sales Items .................................... 62
Youth Views .......................................... 23
Iris Slides for Rent ................................ 63
Contributions to AISF .......................... 57
AIS Conventions ...................................68
In Memoriam ....................................... 59
Advertising Rates ..................................68
Contribution Information ..................... 59
Commercial Directory ...........................69
Membership Rates ............................... 61
Advertisers This Issue ........................... 84
On the front cover is a scene from the Rojahn Garden during the 1995 convention in
Pennsylvania. On the back cover are Miniature Tall Bearded irises in the Leader Garden in
Pennsylvania.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS #299 Oct 1995
1995 AIS AWARDS ..................................................... Bennett & Evelyn Jones ................ 5
Seventy-five in '95 ......................................................... Ron Mullin .................................. 17
Innerst Garden ...............................................................Marky Smith ................................ 19
The Lellder Garden ........................................................Clarence Mahan ........................... 22
Innerst Garden .............................................................. Paul Gossett ................................. 24
60 Years With Iris ......................................................... AnneLowe ................................... 26
The Marquart Garden ..................................................... Barbara Schmieder. ..................... 28
The Betty and Glenn Bowers Garden ............................. Jim Morris .................................... 30
1996 Japanese Iris Convention ..................................... ...................................................... 32
Strawser Garden ............................................................. BiIl Rinehart.. .............................. 33
Society for Japanese Irises Favorite Guest Irises ............ ...................................................... 34
Convention Awards ........................................................ ...................................................... 34
Carl and Gloria Rojahn Garden ...................................... Jean Morris ................................... 35
Griffie Garden ................................................................ Marjorie Jansen ............................ 37
Corrections in Affiliate Listing ....................................... ...................................................... 38
Medians in Pennsylvania ................................................ Lynda Miller ................................ 39
Favorite Guest Irises, 1995 ............................................. Gloria Rojahn ............................ ..41
A Date With an Iris ........................................................ Clarence Mahan ............................46
More About Roots .......................................................... Lucy Burton ............................... .47
Beardless Iris Culture ..................................................... Dianna Nicholls ............................59
Raising Species Iris From Seeds: ................................... Elaine P. Hurlbert.. ...................... 60
A Round Robin Is ........................................................... Libby Cross ................................. 67
Back to Basics: A Cultural Program
for Louisiana Irises ....................................................Ruth Wilder ................................. 74
Design Corner ............................................................... Carolyn Hawkins ......................... 76
Minutes of Directors Meeting ........................................ Jeanne Plank, Marilyn Harlow .82
Regular Features
President's Message .................................4
International News ................................ 63
AIS Conventions ................................... 13
In Memoriam ........................................ 68
Bulletin Advertising Rates .....................13
Contributions to AIS ............................. 72
Iris Slides for Rent .................................14
Contribution Information ...................... 73
AIS Membership Rates .........................15
Photo Credits ........................................ 75
AIS Sales Items .................................... 16
Commercial Directory ........................... 89
Youth Views ........................................ 54
ON THE COVER: The 1995 Dykes Medal Winner HONKY TONK BLUES is pictured on
the front cover. Photo is courtesy of Schreiner's Garden.
INSIDE FRONT COVER: The Evelyn Kegerise Garden. Photo by Bob Plank.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS #300 Jan 1996
A Capitol Idea .......................................................................... ............................................ 6
California Is Ready ................................................................... Jay Hudson ........................ 8
New Bulletin Editor .................................................................. ............................................ 9
Native Iris After the Convention .............................................. Adele Lawyer: ................ 1 0
Bennett Jones Wins Foster Memorial Plaque ........................... Marky Smith ................ 11
A Glossary of Iris Terms .......................................................... Bill Maryott ..................... 17
Notice to Foreign Hybridizers .................................................. Keith Keppel .................... 19
Median Fix in '96 ...................................................................... .......................................... 20
Siberian Pre-Convention Tour-Schmieder Garden ................... Lynn Markham ................ 21
Joe Pye Weed's Garden ...... Currier McEwen .............. 23
Smith Garden ..................... Shirley Pope ..................... 24
M.A.S.S. Medley Information ..... ............................................ Barbara Schmieder ........... 25
Two Puzzling Groups of Siberian Irises:
Biology and Proposed Common Names ............................... Dr. Chandler Fulton ......... 26
Unity ........................................................................................ Betty Wilkerson ............... 36
AIS Judges for 1996 ................................................................. Glenn Corlew ................... 37
Keep 'Em Hying ....................................................................... Libby Cross ...................... 44
1995 JIS Awards ...................................................................... .......................................... 46
High Commendation for 1995 .................................................. .......................................... 47
AIS Liability Insurance ............................................................ Mike Lowe ..................... ..48
1996 Tall Bearded Symposium ................................................. Melody Wilhoit.. .............. 49
1995 SJI Convention ................................................................ Peter Weixlmann ............. 54
Exhibition Committee Report ................................................... Lillian Gristwood ............. 61
Statement of Ownership ........................................................... .......................................... 81
AIS Library Contract ................................................................ .......................................... 84
AIS Condensed Financial Statement ........................................ Bonnie Nichols ................ 86
AIS Membership Rates ............................................................. .......................................... 87
World Iris Association .............................................................. Dave Niswonger .............. 91
Minutes of Board of Directors' Meeting ................................... .......................................... 93
Regular Features
President's Message ...................................4 AIS Sales Items ............................................ 82
International News .................................. 12 Iris Slides for Rent.. ................................. 83
Youth Views ............................................ 15 Section Conventions ................................ 90
Contributions to AISF ............................ 74 Bulletin Advertising Rates ............................ 91
Contribution Information ......................... 76 Commercial Directory ........................... 101
In Memoriam ........................................... 77
RVPs ..................................................... 116
AIS Conventions ..................................... 80
Advertisers This Issue
AIS Display Screen ................................. 91
Keith Keppel ........................................... 56
Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden ....... Cover 3
Knee Deep in June ................................. .47
Arilian Acres .............................. Cover 2,89 Pope's Perennials ..................................... 88
Nancy Bartlett ......................................... 90 Rampart Productions ............................... 73
Bay View Gardens (Ghio) ............. Cover 4 Sooner State Iris Society ............................... .45
Cascade Bulb and Seed ............................ 20 Stockton Iris Gardens (Feuerstein) .58, 59
Nancy Harkins ......................................... 90 Superstition Iris Gardens .........................55
ON THE COVER: This is a scene from the beautiful M.A.D. Iris Garden of Bob and Mary
Dunn. It is one of the gardens that can be visited before the 1996 Convention. (Photo by
Mary Dunn)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
#301 April 1996
Hybridizer's Medal Winners ................................................................................... , ..................... 6
Colorado: Request for Guest Irises .......................................................................... .................... 10
JIS Convention ........................................................................................................ .................... 11
New RVPs .............................................................................................................. .................... 12
Iris Show Exhibition Techniques .................................................... Bonnie Nichols ...................19
The Need for Iris Research .............................................................. Jean Witt ............................ 22
A Proposal to Establish International Collections of
Rare Species Irises ...................................................................... G. I. Rodionenko .................25
Rating Spurias for Garden Value .................................................... Maxine Perkins ...................27
Hybridizing ..................................................................................... Hooker Nichols .................. 31
How Do You Treat a Guest Speaker ............................................... Lynda Miller ....................... 34
Iris House Mysteries ....................................................................... Ron Mullin .......................... 36
Miniature Dwarf Beardeds .............................................................. Ada Godfrey ....................... 37
Robin Round Up ............................................................................. Libby Cross ......................... 39
1995 Season in Review ................................................................... Dean Brand .........................41
Programs, Speakers, and All That.. ................................................. Ron Mullin ......................... 49
Iris Postmark Available ................................................................... Jerry Cathey ........................51
Space Age Irises: The Future Is Bright.. .......................................... Jim Hedgecock .................... 52
Is It Wise to Make Iris Crosses ....................................................... Ron Mullin ......................... 53
More About Roots ........................................................................... Koen Engelen ..................... 55
1996 Membership Contest .............................................................. Lynda Miller ....................... 83
1995 Membership Contest .............................................................. Lynda Miller ....................... 84
Regular Features
President's Message ....................................... 4
AIS Conventions ............................................ 9
Design Corner ...............................................44
AIS Display Screen .......................................45
International News ........................................46
AIS Slides to Rent.. ...................................... 57
In Memoriam ............................................... 72
Bulletin Advertising Rates ........................... 77
Youth Views .................................................78
Contributions to AIS .................................... 81
Contribution Information ............................. 82
From the Editor ............................................ 85
AIS Sales Items ........................................... 86
Section Conventions .................................. 101
Commercial Directory ............................... 108
AIS Membership Rates .............................. 124
RVPs ......................................................... 124
Advertisers This Issue
Bridge in Time ............................................. 87
Lucy Burton ..................................................88
Cape Iris Garden .....................................90, 91
Contemporary Gardens ................................. 89
Cooley's ...................................... 61, 62, 63, 64
J. & V. Craig ................................................ 92
D. & J. Garden ............................................. 93
Diamonds and Gold International ................. 89
Eartheart Gardens .......................................... 94
Eon Industries ............................................... 88
Garden of East Wind ..................................... 85
Carolyn Hawkins .......................................... 56
Hermit Medlar's Walk ................................... 88
Sterling Innerst .............................................. 67
The Iris Pond ................................................. 66
Joe Pye Weed's .............................................. 95
Keith Keppel... ..................................... Cover 4
KiwiPac Tours .............................................. 95
Long's ..................................................... 58, 59
M.A.D. Garden ............................................. 97
Lynn Markham ............................................ 60
Virginia Messick .......................................... 96
Mid America Gardens ................................. 98
Miller's Manor ............................................. 99
Misty Hill Farm ......................................... 100
Walter Moores ............................................. 65
Ohio Garden .............................................. 101
Rainbow Acres ....................................Cover 3
Rainbow's End ........................................... 101
Ed Roberts ................................................... 95
SChreiner's ..........................................Cover 2
Shepard Iris Garden ................................... 102
Spanish Fork .............................................. 103
Hal Stahly .................................................... 96
Stanley Iris Garden ...................................... 77
Superstition Gardens ................................. 105
Sutton's Green Thumber ..................... 104,105
Varigay Garden ..................................... 70, 71
Winterberry Garden ............................... 68, 69
Zebra Gardens ....................................106, 107
ON THE COVER: A scene from Phil Williams' Rockytop Garden in Tennessee. Photo by Earnest
Royal.
#302 July 1996
Regular Features:
Page 2
Officers & Committee Chairpeople
Page 3
AIS Sections
Page 4
Regions & Regional Vice Presidents
Page 6
President's Message
Page 8
Editor's Message
Page 10 Youth Views
Page 16 Flight Lines
Page 71 Contributions
Page 83 AIS Slides For Rent Page
84 Official AIS Storefront Page 86
Index of Advertisers Page 88
Shopping Section
Articles:
Page 14 Robin Roster
Page 18 New Contact for AIS Insurance
Page 19 Request for Beardless Guest Iris
Page 20 AIS Library
Page 22 The Rare Iris of Russia Page
29 Genetic Engineeripg of Iris Page 32
Culture Corner
Page 34 International News
Page 38 The New Regional Vice Presidents
Page 40 Contemporary Views
Page 68 New Iris Book Planned
Page 69 Dr. Loomis Awards
Page 74 Official AIS Affiliates
Page 82 Request for Japanese Guest Iris
Page 86 Convention Award Winners Page
87 New Advertising Rates
Front & Bock Cover Photos (by Robert Plank): Sherman-Yee garden in the foothills of Altadena, California, token during the Region
15 Trek in 1994. Pictured on front cover are George and Kay Sherman-Yee, with their children Claire and Paul.
#303 Oct 1996
Regular Features:
Page 2
Officers & Committee Chairpeople
Page 3
AIS Sections
Page 4
Regions & Regional Vice Presidents
Page 6
President's Message
Page 9
Editor's Message
Page 10 Corrections to previous Bulletins
Page 12 Youth Views
Page 84 Contributions
Page 86 Index of Advertisers
Page 94 Official AIS Storefront
Page 96 AIS Slides For Rent
Page 97 Shopping Section
Page II2 AIS Bulletin Advertising Rates
Articles:
Page II Photographer's Secrets
Page 16 Robin Roster
Page 18 Convention Gardens
Page 44 Membership Contest
Page 45 Alfalfa, the Magic Elixir
Page 47 Contemporary Views, Part 2
Page 55 Photos of Award Winning Irises Page
63 Design Corner
Page 67 International News
Page 73 Streaking is in!
Page 77 1996 AIS Awards
Page 87 AIS Board Minutes
Front Cover Photo by Michoel Moller: BEFORE THE STORM, 1996 Dykes Medol winner. Bock cover photo of Sterling 8. Borboro
Innerst by Corol Worner; Innerst seedlings by Terry Aitken.
#304 Jan 1997
Regular Features :
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Officers & Committee Chairpeople
AIS Sections
Regions & Regional Vice Presidents
President's Message
Editor's Message
Corrections to previous Bulletins
Youth Views
Contributions
Index of Advertisers
Official AIS Storefront
AIS Slides For Rent
Shopping Section
AIS Bulletin Advertising Rates
Articles:
Page 8
American Iris Society Convention
Page !O
Say Yes to Michigan!
Page 13
Future Conventions
Page 19
International News
Page 24
International Iris Competition
Page 25
Nematodes
Page 28
100 Favorite Iris
Page 31
Median Fix-Portland, Oregon
Page 38
Mass Medley
Page 42
Species at the Medley
Page 44
SJI Convention
Page 48
High Altitude Iris
Page 50
Robin Roster
Page 51
Science Corner
Page 58
AIS Awards-Part II: Japanese Iris
Page 67
Design Corner
Page 70
Favorite Guest Iris
Page 71
Opal Brown
Page 73
Approved AIS Judges
Page 80
Show Winners of '96
Page 92
Minutes of Board of Directors Fall Meeting
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#305 April 1997
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#311 Oct 1997
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#308 Jan 1998
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#309 April 1998
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#310 July 1998
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#311 Oct 1998
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#312 Jan 1999
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#314 July 1999
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#315 Oct 1999
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#316 Jan 2000
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#318 July 2000
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#320 Jan 2001
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100 Favorite Iris
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Front cover photo: TOTAL RECALL (Ben Hager '92). Photo by 1. Aitken.
#321 April 2001
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Request for Bearded Guest iris
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20 Iris In 2000, Bruce Filardi
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#324 Jan 2002
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2002 Memphis Convention Gardens, Elke Longworth
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On the Road Again, Terry Aitken
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To Vote or Not to Vote?, E. Roy Epperson
A New Interspecies Hybrid, Bruce Hornstein
The Santa Rosa Iris Society, Dean Linscott
How to Win Blue Ribbons, Clarence Mahan
Myth and Reality: Organic Superiority, Lynda Chalker-Scott
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Meet New RVP Jerry Wilhoit
Iris Postmark Available,jerry Cathey
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Request for Guest Bearded Irises, California, April, 2004
Request for Guest Beardedless Irises, St. Louis, 2005
In Memoriam: Larry Ernst
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In Memoriam: Lewis Lawyer, George Waters
AIS Gold Medal Recipients, Keith McNames
Medians Galore in 2004
SJI Guest Iris Request, Dover Delaware, June 2005
Comments Regarding Japanese X Siberian Hybrids, Dr. Currier
Middle European Iris Society Convention, Anna & David Cadd
The Influence of Iris Aphylla, Lynn Markham
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Iris Ensata x Sibirica Hybrids, Tomas Tamberg
Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, Deborah Walker
2001-A Vintage Year in the Northwest, Terry Aitken
Irises for Shade, Marty Schafer
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Irises Among the Battlefields of America, Clarence Mahan
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What Makes Elmohr Special?, Betty Roberts
Ten Irises and a Lily, Clarence Mahan
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Flat Out and Up to Date!, Clive Russell
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2003 Silent Auction
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So You're Thinking of Moving, Mary E. Brown
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Eric Nies Medal, Clarence Mahan
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AIS Convention 2004, Fresno, California, Betty Coyle
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Region 14's Bountiful Boutique
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Oh, Iris, Where Art Thou?, Robert Treadway
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How to Make a Red Iris, Rick Ernst
Qyick Review of 2004 Standouts, Bruce Filardi
The Hybridizing of Bernhard Hamner, Bill Rinehart
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Electronic World ofIrises,JohnJones
Spectrum Red Irises, Dr. Don Spoon
Sutton's Iris Gardens, Jim and Jean Morris
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Ray's Iris Acres, E. Roy Epperson
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Going to Fresno, Catherine Council
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Bayer and the Borer, John Baker
Getting Serious About Space Age Genetics, Neil Mogensen
Kiwis in America, Brian Harris
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Convention Roommates
2005 Louisiana Iris Convention Notice
Intermediate Bearded Fertility Study, 2004, Marky D. Smith
Medians Galore, 2004, Char Holte
Irises in English Gardnens,Jill Bonino
The Fogbound Effect, Sylvain Ruaud
Enzymatic Reations and Japanese Iris, Lee Walker
Welcome the Recorders, Bob Pries
Growing and Hybridizing Irises in Slovakia, Anton Mego
Medians Galore, 2004, Char Holte
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St. Louis and the "Heartbeat of America, Robert Strohman
Qyestions and Anthers
Request for Guest Bearded Irises
Request for Guest Beardless Irises
The Founding of AIS: A New York Story, Anner M. Whitehead
The Iris Season in Germany, Manfred Beer
Design Corner, Carolyn Hawkins
National D.A.R Conservation Award, Jim Morris
A Tale of Two Calendars, TerryAitken
Dr. Loomis Memorial Iris Trial Gardens 2004, Carol & Russ Eacker
Historic Irises at Shows, Joe Spears
Some Thoughts on Bloom Season, Sergey Loktev
Interspecies Hybrids: Looking Back on My Life, Akira Horinaka
What is SIGNA?, Will Plotner
The Annual Show of the Iris Society of South Africa, Fred Barnicoat
2005 AIS Affiliates
AIS Insurance, Michelle Snyder
2005 AIS Convention Iris Awards, Riley Probst
In Memoriam: Sanford Babson, John Wight
In Memoriam
In Memoriam: Olive Rice Waters
AIS Memorials, Honorials and Gifts
The Red Iris Project: An Update, Rick Ernst
The Changing Face of Genetics, Neil Mogensen
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AIS Convention 2006, Optional Tours, Larry Nunn
AIS Convention 2006, Registration Form
A Tale of Two Calendars, TerryAitken
2005 Silent Auction
Follow-up to April Article on Space Age Genetics, Neil Mogensen
Membership Survey, Bob Pries
The Missouri Botanical Garden, Kathy Chilton andJane Troutman
The Theissen Garden, Annette Milch
The Garden of Rita and Tom Gormley, Judy Keisling
The Skaggs Garden, Lynda Love
The Garden of Jim and Jean Morris, Helen Schueler
The Garden of Mae Porch, Barbara Sautner
The Southview School Garden, Jill Bonino
The Hughes Garden, Susan Boyce
Sheraton Hotel Gardens, Char Holte
The Gardens ofJoe Devous and GeoffHewett, Cheryl Deaton
50 Years ofHybridizing,foseph Ghio and Keith Keppel talk with George
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Page 20 How to Register and Introduce an Iris, Mike Lowe
Page 23 CD of Newer Irises
Page 24 Reigning Iris 2006 Convention Update
Page 25 Reigning Iris 2006 Registration Form
Page 27 2006Silent Auction, Portland, Oregon
Page 28 2006 Convention Host Gardens
Page 39 A Letter From Your Editor, Bruce Filardi
Page 41 Another Approach to Red Irises, Neil Mogensen
Page 56 Gem of Convention in the Diamond State, Rita Gormley
Page 65 2006 Siberian/Species Convention Registration Form
Page 66 Statement of Ownership
Page 67 Treasurer's Report, Compiled by Jill Bonino
Page 69 Approved AIS Judges for 2006 Compiled byJudy Keisling
Page 75 A Nice Letter From One of Our Members, Linda Stirling
Page 76 Exhibition Committee Report for 2005, E. Roy Epperson
Page 87 Exhibition Certificates for 2005, E. Roy Epperson
Page 89 The Tulsa Area Iris Society and Historic Irises, Paul Gossett
Page 90 Reigning Iris: All That it Can Be (part 1), Bill Rinehart
Page 93 In Memoriam
Page 94 Symposium Results, Compiled by Gerry Snyder
Page 98 Franciris, E. Roy Epperson
Page 102 AIS Foundation Donations
Page 103 AIS Contributions
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Page 19 Westward Ho to Portland,John Ludi
Page 19 Special Honors Awards of 2005
Page 20 Request for Bearded Iris
Page 22 AIS 2006 Photo Contest
Page 25 Open Letter to USDN APHIS, Bruce Filardi
Page 28 Meet the New RVPs
Page 67 AIS Iris Conservation Policy
Page 67 Preparing for Portland, A Road Less Traveled, Pat Otterness
Page 71 Preparing Irises for Exhibition at Iris Shows, Sheldon Butt
Page 78 Reigning Iris: All That It Can Be (part two), Bill Rinehart
Page 82 2005 Nominating Committee Seeks Recommendations
Page 83 Scleranthus Annuus, Dr. Don Spoon
Page 89 The Iris That Lost Its Name, Clarence Mahan
Page 90 In Memoriam
Page 91 Tall Bearded Irises in the Perennial Border, Bob Pries
Page 93 Request for Guest Beardless Irises, AIS Convention 2009
Page 94 New Zealand Iris Society Convention, Carol Warner
Page 96 2009 Siberian/Species Convention 2009 Request for Iris
Page 97 Dr. Loomis Memorial Trial Gardens, 2005, Carol & Russ Eacker
Page 98 In Memoriam: Thomas Blanco White
Page 101 Exerpts From Response to Bruce Filardi from USDN APHIS
Page 103 Qyestions & Anthers
Page 106 Calling All Judges, Bruce Filardi
Page 108 AIS Contributions, compiled by Donna James
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National Convention Awards, 2006,judy Nunn
AIS 2006 Photo Contest
Request for Bearded Iris: Lone Star State 2008
Request for Guest Beardless Irises: Overland Park, Kansas 2009
2009 Siberian/Species Convention Request for Iris
A Return to Paradise, Robert Strohman
Raining Iris: A Trip Down the Rabbit Hole, Pat Otterness
Design Comer, Carolyn Hawkins
Speculations on the Origin of the Fleur-de-Lis, Kristen Faith Laing
The Whitehall Mansion Projecct, Spencer Farley
Anthocyanic Vacuolar Inclusions and Iris Genetics, Chuck Chapman
New York Times Article on Irises
The MEIS (Middle European Iris Society)Convention, 2006
Judging in Florence, Bruce Filardi
Fighting Gophers, Moles, and Voles, Anna Cadd
The Nies Chronicles, Nancy Nies
Flightlines: Hybridizing Iris, Shannon Hiatt
RHS Color Chart Information
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Page 100 In Memoriam: Elsiemae Nicholson,joyce Ragle
Page 101 In Memoriam: Calvin Henry Reuter, Gary White, Mmjorie Jansen and Carolyn
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2007 Silent Auction, Oklahoma City, OK
A Peek at Pigments, Chuck Chapman
Oklahoma Gardens Prepare for the 2007 AIS Convention, Hugh Stout
AIS 2007 Convention Entry Form
National Convention Gardens, 2006
What Fun to be Registrar,judy Nunn
CD of Pacific Coast Native Iris
A Second Helping: More Food For Thought, Terry Aitken
And Another Helping: Further Comments on George
Waters' "Food for Thought" Article, Anner Whitehead
Page 88 Harvesting a Field of Dreams, Pat Otterness
Page 91 Dr. Loomis Memorial Iris Trial Gardens, Carol and Russ Backer
Page 93 A Century of Iris and More, Catherine Long Gates
Page 98 May Minutes of the AIS
Page 102 In Memoriam: Arthur G. Blodgett, Char Holte
Page 103 In Memoriam: Lee Eugene Eberhardt,jim Morris
Page 104 In Memoriam: Gene Gaddie,jim Morris
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Page 105 In Memoriam: Jim Gristwood, Ron James
Page 106 AIS Contributions, compiled by DonnaJames
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Page 28 Special Honors
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Page 40 2006 Seedlings, Riley Probst & Shirley Trio
Page 50 The Way Aheard: Further Discussion, George Waters
Page 52 Additional Comments, Eugene Baxley
Page 65 Deductible Contributions to "Qualified Organizations", Bob Plank
Page 68 2007 Silent Auction
Page 69 2007 National Convention Registration
Page 71 Approved AIS Judges for 2007,judy Keisling
Page 78 2007 AIS Symposium Results, Gerry Snyder
Page 81 Treasurer's Report
Page 84 2006 Show Summary,jim Giles
Page 85 AIS 2005 Exhibition Report
Page 89 Exhibition Certificates for 2005
Page 92 AIS Youth Shows
Page 93 Bronze Medals/Certrificates Awarded for Outstanding Commercial & Ed. Exhibit
Page 94 AIS Artistic Shows: Adult & Youth Winners of 2006
Page 97 Minutes of the AIS
Page 102 In Memoriam: Dr. & Col. Herbert C. Holk, Bill Rinehart Page
102 In Memoriam: Dr. Elizabeth A. Wood,jim Morris
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Page 107 AIS Foundation Donations
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Page 20 An Oaklahoma Centennial Celebration, Paul Gossett
Page 24 The Brummitts of Banbury, George Waters
Page 27 The AIS 2007 Photo Contest
Page 30 Dr. Hosack's Irises: The Elgin Botanic Garden, 1801-1811, Anner M. Whitehead
Page 40 2006 Seedlings: Part 2, Riley Probst & Shirley Trio
Page 43 The Nature of Iris Seed Germination, Vincent Christopherson
Page 50 More Complicated Than You Think,jean Witt
Page 74 The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens 80th Anniversary
Page 78 A Project for the New Year: Adopt-a-Public-Garden,jeanne Plank
Page 80 Assorted quick news items
Page 81 'Swerti' or 'Swertii'?, Phil Edinger
Page 82 The AIS on the Internet,john Jones
Page 84 A Few Words from Milan Blazek, Czech Republic
Page 84 AIS Insurance, Michelle Snyder
Page 85 Contemporary Views, Perry Dyer
Page 94 Culture Corner, Terry Aitken
Page 97 Growing Irises in the Center of Europe, Zdenik Seidl
Page 100 Further Food for Thought, Cindy Rust
Page 101 Outside Looking In, Michele Bersillon
Page 103 My Story, Peaches in Wine (with assistance from Heather Pryor)
Page 105 AIS Nominating Committee Seeks AIS Board of Directors Nominees
Page 106 Contributions, DonnaJames
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Questions & Anthers, Terry Aitken
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Statement of Ownership
Request for Guest SPURIA Irises
Request for Guest Beardless Irises
Lone Star State in 2008, Nelda Moore
AIS National Convention Awards, 2007, Ron Mullin
Bulling Garden, Ken Roberts
The Hampton Garden, Harold Griffie
Mike and Tona McVicker Garden, Lynn Williams
Oklahoma State Capitol Garden, Nancy Price
The Oklahoma State University Garden Master Planting,]ill Bonino
Oklahoma State University Iris Garden,]im andjill Copeland
Petal Pushers Garden, Vince Lewonski
The Stahl Garden, Nyla Hughes
Stout Garden, Kathy Chilton
Will Rogers Garden, Stephen Blecher
AIS Insurance, Michelle Snyder
Median Stars in Oklahoma City,]ean Morris
SPCNI, From SIGNA, via 'Canyon Snow', Richard Richards, Terri Hudson and Debby
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Page 92 Hiroshi Shimizu, 2006 AIS Hybridizers' Medal Winner, Clarence Mahan
Page 94 International Iris Competition, Florence, Italy, 2007, E. Roy Epperson
Page 95 Australian Dykes Medal, Sharon Drinkwater
Page 96 Franciris® 2007, Chantal Sulmont
Page 97 Errata, Bruce Filardi
Page 98 "To Be or Not To Be" The Issue of Deadheading, Paul Black
Page 100 Wanted, Self-Cleaning Iris, Bob Pries
Page 101 Display Advertising Rate Reduction
Page 102 Photography Challenges and Ideas in Convention Gardens,]erry Hoke
Page 104 In Memoriam, General Listing
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Page 27 HC Awards for 2007, E. Roy Epperson
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Page 64 Winners of the 2007 Photo Contest, Kitty Loberg
Page 66 Advertising in the Bulletin, Terry Aitken
Page 68 Board Meeting Report, Susan Boyce
Page 74 Prairie Gold: The MIS Recap
Page 82 Reticulata Iris, Alan McMurtie
Page 86 The Value of Reciprocal Crosses in Bearded Irises, Pat Otterness
Page 88 Time for a Diploid Revival, Tom Silvers
Page 90 The Blessings of a Rock, Robert Pries
Page 91 Siberian Irises: a Brief History, Bob Hollingworth
Page 94 Walker Ross: the Iris and the Man, Chuck Chapman
Page 96 Happenings of Region 4, Ginny Spoon
Page 98 A Friend Indeed, Paul W Gossett
Page 99 Climate Change and Iris Gardening, Robert Pries
Page 100 Mysteries of Marketing Irises, Terry Aitken
Page 105 Display Advertising Rate Reduction
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Page 15 New Listing Layout for 2008, Ashley Lewis
Page 17 2008 AIS National Convention Registration Form
Page 19 Geek Dinner Announcement
Page 20 2008 Silent Auction
Page 21 A Convention to Remember: 2008 National Japanese Iris
Page 22 Honorary Awards for 2008
Page 23 Sidney Linnegar: Nominated for Warburton Medal, Clarence Mahan
Page 27 Errata
Page 30 Andrew Wheeler Awarded AIS Scholarship, Terry Aitken and Stephanie Markham
Page 32 Public Exhibits Toolbox, Robert Pries
Page 33 Hafts or Not, Terry Aitken
Page 49 Spotlight on the Median Iris Society, Rita Gormley
Page 54 Fragrance in Irises?, Terry Aitken
Page 55 Irene Nelson?, Terry Aitken
Page 56 "Glitter", A Future Hybridizing Direction?, Terry Aitken
Page 57 Designing a Plant, The Lily-Gilding Game, Lynn Markham
Page 64 How to Look up Your AIS Membership online
Page 64 2007 Nominating Committee seeks recommendations for AIS Board of Directors
Page 65 AIS 2007 Exhibition Report
Page 68 Exhibition Certificates for 2007
Page 71 AIS Youth Shows for 2007
Page 72 Bronze Medals/Certificates
Page 71 AIS Artistic Shows, Adult and Youth Winners of 2007
Page 76 International News
Page 80 Judges' Update,]udy Keisling
Page 82 Approved AIS Judges for 2008, Compiled by Judy Keisling
Page 87 How to Register and Introduce an Iris, Anne & Mike Lowe
Page 89 Symposium Results
Page 100 Statement of Ownership
Page 101 Treasurer's Report for the Year Ended September 30, 2007
Page 103 AIS Board Minutes Digest
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Page 24 IRS E-Card for Affiliates, Regions and Sections,]ill Bonino
Page 26 Introducing Iris Program Resources Chair, Janet Smith
Page 27 Introducing AIS Treasurer Jill Bonino
Page 29 AIS 2008 Photo Contest
Page 31 Request For Bearded Iris: Mad About Iris 2010 Convention
Page 47 Some Thoughts on Design, Carolyn Hawkins
Page 50 Reflections on the British Iris Society Convention, Anna and David Cadd
Page 55 Optimistic Scrutiny, Brock Heilman
Page 60 Growing and Selecting Iris in Slovenia, Izidor Golob
Page 67 A Note From the AIS Librarian, Tracy Plotner
Page 71 Culture Comer, Rita Gormley
Page 76 The Quest for a Yellow Japanese Iris,]ohn White
Page 78 A Germination Experiment, Kelly D. Norris
Page 82 The Case for Separating 1\vo Key Components of Judging Iris,
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Page 86 A Breeder's Life, Robin Shadlow
Page 90 How Fungi Function, Sandra Dark
Page 91 The Other Irids, Part I, Robert Pries
Page 93 A Milestone of the Las Vegas Iris Society, Mary Lee Fortner
Page 95 Plicata Locus Color Patterns in Bearded Iris, Dr. Don Spoon
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2009 AIS National Convention, Debbie Hughes
Louisiana Iris Convention 2008, Tom W Dillard
AIS Insurance, Michelle Snyder
'A Convention to Remember', Sodety For Japanese Iris Convention, Teny Aitken
Thanks To the Geeks Among Us!!!, Rita Gormley
AIS Library Request for Materials, Tracy Plotner
Growing Louisianas in the Northwest, Terry Aitken
Top Fifteen Favorite Guest Irises of 2008
International Iris Competition Winners, Florence 2008
2008 AIS National Convention Garden Reports
Introducing Tracy Plotner, Tracy Plotner
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Page 100 2009 Bearded Iris Symposium Ballot
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2008 National Convention form Youth's View, Gabe Lockhart
Preserving Kleinsorge Irises, Mike Unser
Historic Iris Preservation Society, Paul Gossett
Winners of the 2008 AIS photo Contest, Kitty Loberg
Why Belong to AIS, Cheryl Deaton
Commercial Iris Production: The Way We Do It, Kelly D. Norris
Storybook Irises,]ean E. Morris
Species and the Historic Garden, Laetitia Munro
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Outstanding Hybridizers of the 20th Century: The British Faction, Anne Lowe
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Trails KC Registration Form
2009 Silent Auction
How to Register and Introduce an Iris, Anne & Mike Lowe P
AIS Awards, 2008
Design Comer, Carolyn Hawkins
Climate Challenging Irises, Terry Aitken
All In a Flower? Issues in Modem Iris Development, Kelly D. Norris
Survivors of the North Country, Kate Brewitt
A Visit to Marky Smith's Garden, Terry Aitken
Twventy-five Years on My Knees, Marky Smith
Symposium Results
Book Review: Dream Gardener: Pioneer Nurseryman Bertrand H. Farr,
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AIS 2008 Exhibition Report
AIS Youth Shows for 2008
Exhibition Certificates for 2008
Bronze Medals/Certificates for Commercial & Education Exhibits
Approved AIS Judges for 2009
AIS 2011 National Convention in Victoria, BC
Firenze 2008 Report
AIS Insurance
Treasurer's Report
Statement of Ownership
Clarence Mahan
Regular Features: #353 April 2009
Page 3 Officers & Committee Chairpeople
Page 5 AIS Sections
Page 6 Regions & Regional Vice Presidents
Page 7 President's Message, E. Roy Epperson
Page 9 Index of Advertisers
Page 10 Guest Editor's Message, Kelly Norris
Page 12 Milestones,jim Morris
Page 16 Section Happenings,jim Morris
Page 18 Youth Views, Cheryl Deaton
Page 20 International News, Anna and David Cadd
Page 24 Donations to AIS, DonnaJames
Page 25 AIS Insurance
Page 26 AIS Foundation Donations
Page 67 AIS Calendar
Page 108 AIS Slides For Rent
Page 111 AIS Storefront
Page 114 AIS Bulletin Advertising Rates
Page 115 Shopping Section
Articles:
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Bob Pries On: Unsung Heroes of the Plant World, Bob Pries
Louisianas, You're So Vein!, Terry Aitken
Design Corner, Carolyn Hawkins
AIS 2009 Photo Contest registration
Errata
Request for Bearded Iris, Victoria 2011
Contemporary View-200712008, Part 1, Perry Dyer
Experiments with Small Arilbreds, Lowell Baumunk
Introducing the new AIS Exhibitions Chairwoman,jayne Adams
2009 AIS National Convention: 3 Trails KC,judy Keisling
Sir Michael Foster Memorial Plaque, Terry Aitken
Emeritus Judge: Recognition for Outstanding Service,judy Keisling
An Editor's Lament,judy Keisling
The Age of Rebloomers is Here Today, Ken
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The Average Member, Charles I. Coldsmith
Roberts
Alophia Drummondii, Rodney Barton
Hands Across the Prairie: From Kalamazoo to Dubuque, Rita Gormley
A Tribute to Richard Cayeux, Clarence Mahan
Regular Features: #354 July 2009
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Officers & Committee Chairpeople
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AlS Sections
Page 6 Regions & Regional Vice Presidents
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President's Message, E. Roy Epperson
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Index of Advertisers
Page 9 Annual President's Letter, E. Roy Epperson
Page 10 Guest Editor's Message, Terry Aitken
Page 11 Milestones,]im Morris
Page 17 Section Happenings,]im Morris
Page 19 Youth Views, Cheryl Deaton
Page 24 AlS Calendar
Page 75 AlS Insurance
Page 100 Donations to AlS, Donna James
Page 102 AlS Foundation Donations
Page 108 AlS Slides For Rent
Page III AlS Storefront
Page 114 AlS Bulletin Advertising Rates
Page 115 Shopping Section
Articles:
Page 18 Library Update
Page 20 15 Favorite Guest Irises at the 2009 AlS National Convention
Page 22 Request for Guest Irises, Siberian Iris and SIGNA, 2012
Page 23 Request for Guest Beardless Irises, National Convention, 2012
Page 25 Mad About Iris: AlS National 2010 Convention, Madison, WI
Page 30 Culture Corner: Weed Control-Nutsedge and Wild Onions
Page 32 Report from Down Under, Pat Toolan
Page 36 Beardless Iris Tyme National Convention, Terry Aitken
Page 62 2009 National Convention Garden Writeups
Page 76 Contemporary Views, Part 2 of 3, Parry Dyer
Page 92 2010 Tall Bearded Iris Symposium Ballot
Page 103 Minutes Digest of May Board of Directors Meeting, Susan Boyce
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Regular Features:
# 355 Oct 2009
Page 3
Officers & Committee Chairmen
Page 5
AlS Sections
Page 6
Regions & Regional Vice Presidents
Page 7
President's Message, E. Roy Epperson
Page 8
Index of Advertisers
Page 9
Guest Editor's Message, Terry Aitken
Page 11 Milestones,jim Morris
Page 16 Section Happenings,jim Morris
Page 18 Youth Views, Cheryl Deaton
Page 25 AlS Calendar
Page 106 Donations to AlS, Donna james
Page 108 AlS Foundation Donations
Page 108 AlS Slides For Rent
Page 111 AlS Storefront
Page 114 AlS Bulletin Advertising Rates
Page 115 Shopping Section
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Letter to the Editor
News from the Library, Tracy Plotner
2010 AlS National Convention Registration Form
2009 AlS Photo Contest Winners, Kitty Loberg
High Commendation Awards for 2009, Ruth Barker
AlS Awards, 2009
Pardancanda: A new iris extends season,jan Sacks
Iris Clunker Program, Linda Smith
Going to Kansas City: A Median Review,jean E. Morris
In Search of the Elusive Photograph,janet Smith
The Shade Wars, R. Dennis Hager
Iris and Children, Phil Williams
To eBay or Not to eBay, David Headrick
I Just Volunteered To Be Show Chair, What Do I Do?
Test Gardens: Expectations Versus Results, Robert Pries
On Starting New Iris Clubs, Gary White
What are Pseudatas?,jill Copeland
Contemporary Views, Part 3 of 3, Perry Dyer
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