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

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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.

Stay tuned for pictures of 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 2016-2017

"Meetings & Programs" are generally on the third Sunday at 3:00 p.m., at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 11425 Marsh Lane,  Dallas, TX, on the west side of Marsh Lane between Forest ad Northaven.  .  Refreshments served.   

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

July 09
7:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Addison Display Garden Workday
ISD maintains the Addison Display garden as a place for people to see new iris varieties amd for iris judges to visit and train. The March meeting is a workday to get the garden ready for bloom and visitors in April and May. Please bring your own tools, gloves, hats, and sunscreen. This "work" can be loads of fun when you are in good company. Visitors are welcome to come help.
Addison Display Garden on the North side of the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Midway, next to the dog park. If you are unfamiliar with the location, please call Dell Perry 972-816-3418 or Bonnie Nichols 214-676-9892 for directions as there is no street address.
Dell Perry seandelirises@yahoo.com or Bonnie Nichols bjnhtn@aol.com
July 17
3:00 PM
Ice Cream Social and Show Rules
The new officers will bring the ice cream, and members the toppings and cookies.
Ever wonder what it takes to put on an Iris Show? The program will be a Judges Training Class on Show Rules. This is a required class for all judges in training, but the information is good for anyone involved with organizing or entering an Iris Show. There is no charge for the class.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
11425 Marsh Lane
Dallas, TX
August 13
9:00 AM until sold out
FIRST RHIZOME SALE
SALE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

This is the first of two rhizome sales for 2016. The other one will be September 17.

Pictures of many of the varieties for sale will be posted as it gets closer to the date.

This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase and grow irises that are adapted to the Texas climate. Many of the beauties you saw at our show will be at this sale.

Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Planting instructions will be available as well as demonstrations of how to plant and care for the plants.

Rhizomes are sold bare root. Pricing is per rhizome.

Some irises are limited in quantity (as few as 1 rhizome) and sell out quickly, so for best selection and to avoid disappointment, please come early. Sell out sometimes occurs as early as 10:00 AM. If you plan to come late, call (972) 816-3418 before you come to see if we are Sold Out.

Club members will be available to answer any questions you have on iris culture.

For further information, call (214) 352-2191 or 972-816-3418
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
11425 Marsh Lane
Dallas, TX
September 17
9:00 AM until sold out
Second Rhizome Sale
SALE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

This is the final rhizome sale for 2016

Pictures of many of the varieties for sale will be posted as it gets closer to the date.

This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase and grow irises that are adapted to the Texas climate. Many of the beauties you saw at our show will be at this sale.

Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Planting instructions will be available as well as demonstrations of how to plant and care for the plants.

Rhizomes are sold bare root. Pricing is per rhizome.

Some irises are limited in quantity (as few as 1 rhizome) and sell out quickly, so for best selection and to avoid disappointment, please come early. Sell out sometimes occurs as early as 10:00 AM. If you plan to come late, call (972) 816-3418 before you come to see if we are Sold Out.

Club members will be available to answer any questions you have on iris culture.

For further information, call (214) 352-2191 or 972-816-3418
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
11425 Marsh Lane
Dallas, Texas 75229
Dell Perry seandelirises@yahoo.com
September 17
3:00 PM
Christmas in September
This is our member appreciation time when members who have attended 7 meetings or events get a new introduction iris. There will also be an iris auction open yo anyone in attendance.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
11425 Marsh Lane
Dallas, TX
October 16
Meeting at 3 PM, followed by BINGO
BINGO
BINGO for prizes brought by the participants.
Prizes can be plants, garden related things, home grown produce, crafts, odds and ends: i,e, almost anything.

If you bring a few prizes, there is no charge; if not, there is a $5 charge to play. Players get multiple cards. Only 1 win per card allowed. Multiple winners per round.

Come join us for a fun time.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
11425 Marsh Lane
Dallas, TX
Dell Perry seandelirises@yahoo.com
November 20
3:00 PM
November Meeting
Program to be announced.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
11425 Marsh Lane
Dallas, TX
December 18
3:00 PM
No meeting in December
There will be no regular meeting of The Iris Society of Dallas in December.

This is the club's Holiday Party month.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
11425 Marsh Lane
Dallas, TX
January 15
3:00 PM
SLI Convention Planning Meeting
The SLI Convention will be in Dallas in April and ISD is the host. This will be an organizational meeting to plan the Convention.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
11425 Marsh Lane
Dallas, TX
February 19
3:00 PM
Succulents
Bobbie Mason will present a program on succulents.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
11425 Marsh Lane
Dallas, TX
March 19
3:00 PM
Preparing For An Iris Show
This is a show preparation class with the how-to's of entering an iris in the show: selection, cutting, grooming, filling in the tag. There are many easy to do things that can improve your chances of winning an award.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
11425 Marsh Lane
Dallas, TX
April 08
1:00 PM until 4:00 PM (open to the public - no charge)
2017 IRIS SHOW
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. Pictures will be posted closer to the event.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
11425 Marsh Lane Between Forest and Northaven on the west side)
Dallas, TX 75229
May 21
No Meeting this month
Meeting was cancelled because of time conflicts with the AIS National Convention in Des Moines. The regularly scheduled installation of new officers has been moved to the June meeting.
June 18
3:00 PM
Picnic and Installation of Officers
This is the annual Club picnic and the time our new officers are inducted. This is usually in May, but with conflicts with the AIS National Convention, it was moved to June.
To be announced.

More ISD Information

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