Welcome to the official Iris Society of Dallas (ISD) Website

 

IMPORTANT NOTICES:  Bloom is exceptionally early this year.
Events have had to be rescheduled.  PLEASE UPDATE YOUR CALENDARS.

SHOW DATE CHANGE
The IRIS SHOW scheduled for April 23rd has been moved to APRIL 9th.

SPRING GARDEN BUS TOUR DATE CHANGE
The Bus Tour has been moved to April12-13 from April 19-20. IF YOU HAVE SIGNED UP, PLEASE CALL BONNIE NICHOLS AT 214-676-9892 or 214-352-2191 or bjnhtn@aol.com TO RECONFIRM or CANCEL.

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Come join us for a year of exciting programs and events centered around our favorite flower - the IRIS. See our activities posted below.

We will have potted iris for sale at our Show on April 9, 2016 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, on the west side of Marsh Lane between Forest and Northaven.  Click on IRIS SHOW SALE PLANTS in the menu bar on the left.

Stay tuned for pictures and dates for our Fall sales.

The IrisWIKI also has many informative articles on types or irises, hybridizer bios and other iris information as well as a link to the American Iris Society.

If you are looking for a picture and description of an iris you bought previously or may be interested it,  please go to The American Iris Society and select Iris Encyclopedia or click this direct link, Iris WIKI  to find them by name.
     Click on Search Iris Database, then on WebSearchAdvanced.
     Check the boxes for Topic Title and All Public Webs next to SEARCH WHERE.
     This sets the parameters for all the searches you do during the current session.
     Unfortunately, those settings cannot be saved, and you must reset them each time you enter the site. 
     Enter the name of the iris you are looking for in the SEARCH box and click the SEARCH button.  
         The search is not case sensitive, but it does require proper spelling.
         Punctuation is not allowed - Dillon's Parka should be entered as Dillons Parka.
         Partial name searches are allowed, and all iris names containing the entered words will be listed.
         Click on the name you are looking for and the full desctiption and pictures, if any, will display.
         Click on a picture to bring up a larger view.
     To do another search, use your browser's "back" function to back up through the pages until you see the
     SEARCH box page again.  Enter the new name and repeat the above.  
      

Activities for 2016

"Meetings & Programs" are generally on the third Sunday at 3:00 p.m., at North Haven Gardens.  Refreshments served.  "North Haven Gardens" is located at 7700 Northaven Rd., which is two blocks west of North Central Expressway and about 1/2 mile south of Forest Lane.  See them at  http://www.nhg.com/

The club meets each month of the year.  Our April meeting is our IRIS SHOW. The December "meeting" is our Winter Holiday Party.

April 09
1:00 PM until 4:00 PM (open to the public - no charge)
IRIS SHOW
The show has been moved from April 23rd to the 9th because bloom has come early this year.

Our annual iris show is open to anyone growing irises to enter. Entries will be accepted from 8:00 am until 10:00 am. Help for first time showers will be available. The show floor will be closed from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm for judging. The show will then be open to the public from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

Many people think purple, yellow and white when they think of irises. An iris show is a great way to see new and different irises. You will be amazed at the colors, forms and types of irises you will see at the show.
Meet our club members who can answer your iris questions.
Make a list of the irises you'd like for your garden, then come to our Fall sale.
We will have a variety of potted irises for sale. Click on the link below to see them.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
11425 Marsh Lane Between Forest and Northaven on the west side)
Dallas, TX 75229
http://irisesdalla.web703.discountasp.net/IRIS-SHOW-SALE-PLANTS.aspx
April 13
approximately 2:00 PM
In-garden Training - Tall Bearded
A Judges Training Class has been scheduled for April 13, 2016.

Judges training is open to anyone intereted in learning about irises, not just iris judges and candidates.

Topic: In-garden training - Tall Bearded
Instructor – Gordon and Happy Carver
Credit Hours: 1 hours Cost: $5.00
Location (place and address): 3365 Northaven Rd
Dallas, TX 75229
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Hosted by: The Iris Society of Dallas
Please RSVP to: Name: Bonnie Nichols
Address: 3365 Northaven Rd
Dallas, TX 75229
Phone: 214-352-2191
Email: bjnhtn@aol.com
3365 Northaven Rd
April 19 -20, 2016
Event has been moved to April 12-13. See separate menu item.
Spring Bus Tour moved to April 12-13
Early bloom has forced a change in date for the tour. Please see details under the April 12-13 menu item.
April 23
Show has been moved to April 9th
IRIS SHOW moved to April 9
Bloom has come early this year. The show has been moved because there will probably be no bloom on the originally scheduled date.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
11425 Marsh Lane Between Forest and Northaven on the west side)
Dallas, TX 75229

More ISD Information

For more information about the Iris Society of Dallas please email us at info@irises-dallas.org