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2021 GNOIS Calendar

Saturday, December 4 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Christ The King Lutheran 1001 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner

Lunch provided. Expect door prizes and gift irises!

RSVP to Lorrie Brown lorrie.brown4@gmail.com

HOLIDAY PARTY!

All events subject to conditions with COVID at the time

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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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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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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

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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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2022 Society For Louisiana Irises Convention Coming to Lafayette In April

COVID has undermined the last two SLI conventions, but not this time around. The Society will meet from April 6-8 in Lafayette with a full set of convention activities, and an extra day on the 9th for the Festival des Fleurs.

The convention will feature:

  • Louisiana iris show (anyone can enter)
  • Garden tours
  • Auctions
  • Dinners
  • Slide shows
  • Training on standards for judging irises
  • Panel discussions.

Click here for a pdf with all the details, reprinted from the SLI magazine Fleur de Lis

For more information on the Festival des Fleurs, click here.

Festival

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American Iris Society Webinar on Louisiana Irises

Available now on YouTube

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

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Louisiana Irises and Hippos. What? Click and see.

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need adviceLittle Bogsseed germinationinterview with proFertilizer

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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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SOME PICTURES FROM THE SALE

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Our customers

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Potted irises for sals

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Laura and Sale Chair Lorrie

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GNOIS on Facebook

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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