The American Iris Society Region 4

Blooms burst out all over the Shenandoah Valley, tantalizing garden visitors with their brilliant colors and versatility. New interpretive iris beds  grace the grounds of Blandy Farm, the State Arboretum of Virginia. Everywhere you turn at Glen Burnie Gardens, home to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, iris beds abound. It has been the joy of the S&PIS to work over the past several years with the Garden Directors of these public venues to promote the genus iris. It was our pleasure to share the rainbow of colors with the AIS Region 4 members at the Region 4 Spring Show and Tour of Gardens in 2017.
These two gardens are popular tourist stops in the Shenandoah Valley, so we hope that these iris displays will introduce many more people to the glories of iris. Shenandoah and Potomac Iris Society holds our annual spring show at Blandy Farm each May, and our club iris sale there in October. We use both these opportunities to educate the public about the immense variety of iris and the expanded bloom time achieved through planting various types of iris and utilizing reblooming irises (those that bloom again in the fall).