The American Iris Society has announced its 2015 awards and OTIS members received many of them, including the big daddy of them all, the Dykes Medal, awarded to Keith Keppel’s ‘Gypsy Lord’. Wister Medals went to TBs ‘Money in Your Pocket’ (Paul Black) and ‘Snapshot’ (Thomas Johnson). Paul’s IB ‘Man’s Best Friend’ won the Sass Medal. The Cook-Douglas Medal was shared by Paul’s SDB ‘Zooboomafoo’ and Terry Aitken’s SDB ‘Maui Sunrise’. Paul’s arilbred ‘Desert Snow’ received the most HM votes of any iris in any category, earning it the Walther Cup—a remarkable achievement for an AB. Thomas’ MDB ‘Keeno’ won the Caparne-Welch Medal. For a complete list of award winners and photos,
go to the AIS web site www.irises.com.
The awards don’t stop there. Lynda Miller’s TB ‘Football Hero’ won the President’s Cup for Best In-Region Iris at the 2015 AIS convention and was featured on the cover of the Summer 2015 AIS Bulletin. Her MTB ‘Moose Tracks’ won the Ben R. Hager Median Cup for Best Median Iris at the convention.
Congratulations to all for your well-deserved awards!!! It’s an honor to know you and grow your irises.
We would love for every person on the planet to be growing our Favorite Flower. OTIS’ annual sale to the public on September 12 at Al’s Garden Center is a good place to start the ball rolling. Invite your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors because we will have fabulous irises for sale. The sale opens at 9 am.
Early birds get the best selection. All rhizomes $5.00 each. Cash or check only. No IOU’s.
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.