Our iris show is May 7th, a day we get to show the public what Iris Fever is all about in a beautiful indoor setting at Salem’s Center 50+. Iris shows let the public see different types of irises up close and personal in a sheltered setting. That’s why LYNDA MILLER is our guest speaker at this month’s meeting, April 19th. Lynda’s an Emeritus AIS judge who’s won many awards, both for her show exhibits and for her iris introductions. Her tips on what to do (or not) will result in your entries looking their best, adding to yours and the public’s enjoyment of the occasion. Lynda happens to be a great public speaker, too. Prepare for a fun and informative meeting!
If you grow irises, you have no excuse for not entering some exhibits at our show. Yeah, yeah, some of you say the competition doesn’t matter to you. But consider this: Having the exhibits judged by AIS accredited judges adds another layer of interest for us--and the public. You don’t have to covet big show ribbons to have a good time at the show. And be honest: If one of your entries wins a big ribbon, you’ll be beaming with pride, won’t you?
But wait! There’s icing on the cake: The Capitol Arrangers Guild is going to be at the show to craft gorgeous artistic displays with irises. The Guild makes dazzling arrangements using natural materials and some manmade items—incredible creations. We are thrilled to have this awesome group of talented people join us again at our show.
We are the Oregon Trail Iris Society and we meet monthly in the Salem area. Each meeting has a new and fun topic. You don’t need to be a member to join us.