Dedicated to the Louisiana Iris

2021 GNOIS Calendar

Saturday & Sunday, September 11, 12 GNOIS Booth at Fall Garden Festival in City Park. Cancelled due to COVID. Please get vaccinated.
Thursday, September 30 General Membership Meeting, Jefferson Playground, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, South Drive (upstairs). CANCELLED ... DUE TO IDA, THE ROOM IS NOT AVAILABLE.
Saturday, October 16 Annual Louisiana Iris Rhizome Sale at Longue Vue, Time TBA
Saturday, October 23 General Membership Meeting, Island Iris Nursery, time TBA
Saturday, Novermber 13 General Membership Meeting, Island Iris Nursery, time TBA

All events subject to conditions with COVID at the time



We need some fall help at our iris nursery!

We are asking our members and friends to give us a hand for a few hours during some of the following days between 8:30 - 11:00 AM during the remainder of August and September.


Saturdays Thursdays
Aug 28 Sep 2
Sep 4 Sep 16
Sep 11 Sep 30
Sep 25  

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 pots of irises and propagating new plants from old rhizomes.

Everyone who helps will get a free Louisiana iris rhizome!

Please bring gloves. Masks required. The space is large so distancing is easy.

Click here for directions





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)





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.


Spring bloom great, but virus hampered eventsdivider

The Sculpture Garden and the N.O. Botanical Garden were closed. The irises blooming in the wild were still accessible at places like the Town of Jean Lafitte's Boardwalk, the Northlake Nature Center, and many other spots.

The GNOIS planting in City Park, a working space, was gorgeous. Pictures from the season are frequently posted on Facebook. Follow the GNOIS page to see them and for timely information on activities and other information.

Our spring iris sale was cancelled due to the virus, but plans are being made to hold the sale soon.

Look for details here and on Facebook.

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GNOIS planting in City Park

Dark Dude

Ron Betzer's 'Dark Dude', winner of 2020 Mary Swords Debaillon Medal

Many more pictures from the 2020 bloom are posted on the GNOIS Facebook page.


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Click for the latest issue.


American Iris Society Webinar on Louisiana Irises

Available now on YouTube



Louisiana Irises and Hippos. What? Click and see.


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The sale is history, and it was a great success. We are leaving the ad up for now, because clicking on it will take you to pdf files of images of all the sale irises. If you have not seen these irises, you may enjoy downloading the pictures while they are still available. Most will be offered in future sales, but many new ones will be sold also. Stay tuned.

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Our volunteers

our volunteers

Our customers



Potted irises for sals



Laura and Sale Chair Lorrie

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GNOIS on Facebook



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