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Dedicated to the Louisiana Iris

Island Video!

Ever wondered what the Society does in our iris planting in City Park?

Click here to view.

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2022 GNOIS Calendar

Sat., September 17 9:30-11:30 AM

General Membership Meeting!

Iris Swap and Guest Speaker

East Bank Regional Library, Metairie

 

Sat., October 15

Fall Rhizome Sale

Longue Vue

Time TBA

Sat., December 3

9:30 - 11:30 AM

ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

East Bank Regional Library, Metairie

Volunteer mornings on the island are happening again. Most Thursday mornings and some Saturdays. Watch this site, your email, and Facebook. We can use a few hours help. Always free irises for volunteers!

 

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VOLS NEEDED

We need help at our iris nursery!

We are asking our members and friends to give us a hand for a few hours on Thursdays between 9:00 - 11:00 AM. The may be some special Saturday volunteer days from time to time.

There will be tasks at various levels and including some in the shade. There is always weeding to do, but we also will be dividing and labeling pots of irises and propagating new plants from old rhizomes.

Everyone who helps will get a free Louisiana iris rhizome!

Please bring gloves.

Click here for directions

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TAKE A LOOK

New article by Charles Perilloux on the Louisiana Iris Species Preservation Project

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Click the flag to download the pdf file (with lots of beautiful pictures)

 

 

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Benny

Benny Trahan, Sr.

1943-2021

Charter GNOIS member Benny Trahan, Sr., passed away on December 15, 2021. He was a good friend and an important figure in the Louisiana iris world, notably for the collection and preservation of wild forms of the species.

Benny shared his experiences in two fascinating and highly recommended articles that are available online.

"Wild Louisianas: Still Out There, Still Beautiful, and More Endangered Than Ever"

"The Find of a Lifetime"

 

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Program on Louisiana Native Plants Will Highlight September 17 Meeting

Tammany

Tammany Baumgarten

President,

Native Plant Initiative of Greater N.O.

"Louisiana Native Plants"

Click for bio and meeting agenda

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American Iris Society Webinar on Louisiana Irises

Available on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZF_1NzfZDA

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Speaker Focuses On New Orleans' Real Relationship With Water

Urban designer and educator Aron Chang talks to GNOIS membership about levees, subsidence, and the importance of dealing realistically with the inevitability of water.

Talk to GNOIS June 14, 2022

56 min.

aron chang

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Download the latest issue (PDF)

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Louisiana Irises and Hippos. What? Click and see.

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need adviceClick on one of these articlesLittle Bogs

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interview with pro

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Fertilizer

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Fleur Cover Summer 2018
GNOIS members are automatically "emembers" of the Society for Louisiana Irises and are provided access to an electronic version of the SLI quarterly journal Fleur de Lis.  Members will receive an email each quarter when a new issue is available for download.  Make sure that your GNOIS membership is up-to-date.  To join or renew for 2020, click the Membership link above.

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GNOIS is an affilate of the American Iris Society and the Society for Louisiana Irises.  It is an IRS 501(c)(3) recognized Non-profit Corporation, domiciled in Louisiana, EIN: 81-4904331