We are building a library of presentations for members to download and use when speaking to a group. Each presentation is available in two versions: as a PowerPoint program for Windows and as a PDF for members who do not have PowerPoint on their computers (or have an older version and can’t use this PowerPoint file). We will gradually add to this library.
PRESENTATION TIPS: Contact PR Chair Cathy Egerer at firstname.lastname@example.org a few weeks before your presentation to receive a packet of membership brochures and some sample copies of ROOTS to share. Also, consider printing out this Rhizome Sale Sign-Up Sheet so attendees can sign up for notification of the next HIPS rhizome sale. Send it back to the address on the bottom of the sheet (or scan and email it if you prefer). This is a great way for attendees to obtain historic irises, and for you to support HIPS!
An Introduction to Bearded Irises: Jewels of the Garden – this program offers an overview of bearded iris history, parts of the iris, color classes, important historic irises, and iris planting and cultivation. It’s a good fit for garden clubs whose members may not know much about growing irises. Appx. 50 slides.
Notable Cultivars in Iris History – it’s an iris family reunion! Meet all the old relatives, whose genes contributed to the modern irises of today. This program traces the development of today’s tall bearded irises, from the first hybridizers who crossed species irises to begin an iris journey that still continues. Appx. 100 slides.