Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
William Moffat and Leslie Laking are considered the founders of the Canadian Iris Society. His membership in the AIS extended from 1938 and 1964, (CIS-N v22n3p72) during which time he was Canadian AIS RVP for Region 16 (Canada) between 1944 and 1948. By 1948, Moffat had a “100" bed of the best iris cultivars on the continent in his Hamilton garden. (Bruce Richardson: CIS-N v.38 n.2 p17 4-1993) During the 1930s, as a mathematics teacher at Hamilton Central Collegiate Institute (and a teacher of Laking) he was known to bring bloom stocks from his garden into school during June exams for displays in the halls. (CIS-N v50 n.1 p4) (Researched by Don McQueen)
Tall Bearded: 'Laurentian Lady'.
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