2016 Region 13 Spring Convention Meeting May 14 – 16, 2016

The King County Iris Society is very pleased to host the 2016 Region 13 Spring Meeting in Bothell, Washington. We offer a self-guided tour including four gardens for your viewing pleasure along with two hours of judges training. The agenda for the weekend includes: Friday evening, May 13, 2016 Registration from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 … Read more

A Garden Tour to Remember – May 28, 2016, Cowichan Valley

Sweeter Still

By Brenda Burch, Social Media Director, BC Iris Society Thanks so much to everyone who has signed up for our ‘A GARDEN TOUR TO REMEMBER’ tour within the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. We have filled one bus and are working on a second bus. There are still some seats available. Contact us today! On … Read more

Annual General Meeting is on Saturday March 5, 2016

Cocnino [SDB M Smith]

Mark your Calendar to attend the BCIS Spring Meeting! Here are the details: DATE: Saturday, March 5, 2016 WHERE: Ardmore Golf Course, 930 Ardmore Drive, Sidney, BC TIMES: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Annual General Meeting 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Lunch 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Program: Species Iris by Ian Efford, Duncan, BC PROGRAM: Ian … Read more

2015 AIS Region 13 Fall Meeting, October 2 ~ 4


Date: October 2~4, 2015 Place: Hampton Inn by Hilton in Langley 19500 Langley Bypass, Surrey, BC V3S 7R2 Phone: 604-530-6545 The British Columbia Iris Society is very pleased to host the 2015 Region 13 Fall Meeting in Langley, British Columbia. Thomas Hobbs, an internationally known speaker on garden topics from Langley will be our featured speaker Saturday evening. … Read more

Pacific Coast Native Iris by Harry Hill

PCI hybrids come in a wide range of colours. Image © Harry Hill

You have probably heard the old expression that good things come in threes. Well, for me nothing exemplifies this better than the flower of the iris. It’s all based on threes – three falls, three standards, three style arms – and yet expresses an amazing variety in colour and texture within that simple pattern. In … Read more

Siberian Iris by Pat Parkes

Many modern Siberian iris have broad standards and falls. Image © Pat Parkes

Modern garden Siberians are descended from two species, Iris sanguinea and Iris sibirica. Native to eastern Russia and Asia except–for a westward extension of Iris siberica into central and southern Europe–they usually grow in damp meadows and open woodland. In 1988, a third species, Iris typhifolia or cattail iris–named for its narrow, twisted cattail-like leaves–was added to this group (sub-series Sibiricae). … Read more

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