Links of interest to irisarians…
- A.I.S. – The website of the American iris Society.
- S.I.G.N.A. – Species Iris Group of North America – the original historic irises. =)
- AIS Checklist Database – Searchable databases for iris Checklists and Name registration.
- Presby Memorial Iris Gardens – Located in Upper Montclair, NJ, Presby has a display garden of more than 2000 historic irises.
- Alain Marmier’s gigantic collection of historic iris in postcards.
- The World of Iris – Thanks to David Joyce from Clarke University, here is a small portion of Mike Lowe’s ‘The World of Iris’, the original HIPS website. David does not update the site any longer, so there are many broken links, but he is happy to share with us what he can.
Catalogs from Cooley’s Gardens and Schreiner’s Iris Gardens are the source many of the vintage iris images on our Web site. Their decades of beautiful catalogs are a treasure trove for the historic iris enthusiast. Schreiner’s continues to this day to put out must-have catalogs eagerly sought by collectors, as well as quality garden irises, but Cooley’s unfortunately has recently closed. You can learn more about these growers by clicking on their names above.
HIPS member webpages featuring historic irises…
- Brighton Park Iris – Featuring the Chicago collection of a HIPS member, with an extensive Schreiners tribute page with all of historics from Schreiner’s Iris Gardens – one of the oldest and most prestigious growers in the US.
- Shadowood Irises – Loads of iris pics, many historics. Also has a very handy list of irises that exhibit PBF.
- Bliss Irises – National Collection of iris introduced by AJ Bliss. All you need to know about Arthur Bliss and his irises.
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