1920 The American Iris Society note in "The Garden"
The Garden, vol. 84; p151, 1920
The American Iris Society
, To create a central bureau of information about Iris, their culture, their nomenclature, their adaptation to climate, or colour scheme, is the avowed object of this new flower society. There are to be monthly comments on the subject and, upon occasion, authoritative bulletins. Collaboration is desired to make our work of the greatest possible value. Forms for description will be issued shortly, and they may prove the basis for the registration of new varieties, which upon actual trial may receive full recommendation. The Society hopes to share and assist in the work that is in progress at the Wisley trials, and to promote the knowledge and appreciation of Iris in many gardens. Our annual dues of 3 dollars may be taken as 12s., and we hope that our organization may find favour- among those to whom we still look for instruction in the development of our " garden pictures. Owing to the present unsettled state of the exchange subscriptions may be sent to Mr. A. J. Bliss, Morwellham, Tavistock, who will give an official receipt.
■ Robert S. Sturtevant, Secretary,The American Iris Society
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