The Heart of Iowa Iris Growers has an exciting schedule lined up for 2017. We will learn about various types of irises, plan for and have our first iris sale, and much more. There is also the American Iris Society 2017 Convention in Des Moines! The public is invited and we hope to see you all at the meetings!
The Heart of Iowa Iris Growers is part of Region 21 of the American Iris Society. Their Upcoming Events page lists Regional Events. See the Region 21 website for other Region 21 information and more details on upcoming events.
Meeting Schedule: 7:00 P.M. the last Thursday of each month (except as noted below)
Meeting Location: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
517 SW Des Moines Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
[Note the schedule was updated February 19 to show changes in the order of speakers.]
January 26 Mid-Winter Social and Round Table Discussion – We are asking everyone to join the round table with their favorite tips, tricks, and any questions about preparing for a successful iris growing season. There will be an irises eye candy slide show (courtesy of Brad Collins) and handouts with best practices information from AIS sources. Because January can be a very iffy weather/road condition month leaving us vulnerable to cancellation, we will call and/or email members if cancellation is necessary. A notice will also be posted on this website.
February 23 Species Irises – Kris Jurik
March 30 2017 Convention Host Garden Plant Markers Work Session
April 27 Historic Irises – Wanda Lunn, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
May 23-27 AIS 2017 National Convention Des Moines
June 29 Gary White, American Iris Society President, Lincoln, Nebraska – Topic to be announced
July 27 TBD
August 11-12 Region 21 Fall Meeting Kearney, Nebraska
August 31 TBD
September 28 TBD
October 26 TBD
November 30 TBD