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Bayou and Marsh

Look for the next issue in mid to late July


2016 GNOIS Calendar

The next GNOIS General Membership Meeting will be held on Saturday morning, Saturday, August 6, 9:00 till 11:30 AM in the Playhouse at Longue Vue.  Details in the July newsletter.  The program by Patrick O'Connor will be about the Louisiana Iris Species Preservation Project.  Mark your calendars for this and other upcoming events!

Saturday,  Aug 6, 2016, 9:00 AM - Noon

GNOIS Meeting

Longue Vue

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016, 9:00 AM - Noon

GNOIS Meeting

Longue Vue

Saturday, October 15, 10 AM - Noon

Annual Iris Sale

Longue Vue

Tuesday, October 25, 9 AM - NOON Workday at Longue Vue Wild Garden


Third Tuesdays in the Sculpture Garden

Next date: July 19, 9:00 AM - Noon in the Master Gardeners Super Plant Garden and in the Louisiana Iris Display Garden in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. 

At each of the Third Tuesday Sessions, there will be some cultural demonstration and a few take-homes irises for those who help.  There are always experienced Louisiana iris growers present if you want to ask questions of just chat about the irises.

GNOIS Members Working at Third Tuesday

GNOIS Members Benny Trahan, Roland Guidry and Linda Trahan working in the Guest Iris beds in the Sculpture Garden on the workday in May.

If you have good pictures of your spring iris bloom and want to submit them for the website, send them to:

Spring Scenes

More coming in the July Bayou and Marsh

Show Salathe Anthony

Show judging

Lavender water beads

GNOIS Member Richard Drouant recorded scenes from our spring show and a beautiful lavender iris after a rain.  At the top, Gary Salathe and Sue Anthony work as show clerks.  In the middle, the judging is in process.  Look for more Drouant pictures in the next newsletter in late July.


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