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Bayou and Marsh

Issue of June 2017


2017 GNOIS Calendar

The next GNOIS General Membership Meeting will be held on Saturday morning, Saturday, August 19, 9:00 till 11:30 AM in the Playhouse at Longue Vue

The speaker will be Paul Pastorek, who will recount his April exploration by kayak of the Abbeville Swamp, the only location of Iris nelsonii, and will discuss recent efforts to assure preservation of Louisiana irises in the wild.   

Mark your calendars for this and other upcoming events!  Note especially some  scheduled workdays in preparation for the 2018 American Iris Society and Society for Louisiana Irises Conventions.  Help will be greatly appreciated!

Saturday, August 5, 7AM -11AM Workday Hammond Research Station*
Tuesday, August 15, 8AM - 11AM Species Workday The Island in City Park*
Saturday, August 19, 9AM till Noon Membership Meeting Longue Vue
Saturday, September 30, 9AM till Noon Membership Meeting Longue Vue
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10 AM - Noon Annual Iris Sale Longue Vue

*For details on Workday locations, phone 504-343-1399


Third Tuesdays in the Sculpture Garden

Next date: August 15, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM.  This workday will not be in the Sculpture Garden but in the Species Preservation planting on "the island" in City Park.  Call 504-343-1399 for directions. 

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:

2018 Annual Conventions

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American Iris Society


Society for Louisiana Irises

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New Orleans

April 2018

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