INDIANA DAYLILY-IRIS SOCIETY (IDIS)
Non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of daylilies and iris
On our site you will find our calendar of events for this year, our newsletter, links to our national and regional societies, and links to local growers.
Please join us on Tuesday, March 5, 6:30pm at First Friends Church,
3030 Kessler Blvd, East Drive, as Chuck Bunnell presents
"The Move: Relocating An Iris Garden". Chuck is a retired PhD chemist
from Eli Lilly who began growing iris fifteen years prior to his
retirement and quickly found he could fill many hours with this hobby.
He not only grows iris but has been hybridizing iris for the past
34 years. Chuck has introduced 14 iris in the Miniature Tall Bearded
classification. His introduction, "Dividing Line", introduced in 2005,
was the first MTB iris awarded the top honor in the American Iris
Society, winning the Dykes Medal in 2014. This past summer, he and
his wife, Barb, moved from their 10 acre homestead to a small
lakeside plot. Moving from a garden with over 1000 named iris varieties
along with his seedling beds which housed up to another 1000 iris he
was evaluating, became a challenge. Join us as he shares his
decision-making about which iris to move, and what the process involved.