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May 18-20, 2017

On May 18-20, 2017, the Iris Growers of Eastern Indiana, Indiana Daylily and Iris Society, AIS Region 6 and the Median Iris Society will host a Median Iris Mini-Convention. Over three days, we will visit six gardens. The lovely Avon Gardens, which is a commercial garden, will be the lunch stop on one of the days. This garden covers over five acres of beautiful, mature display gardens, which are manicured and maintained to host special events, like weddings. The six iris gardens are all very conveniently located. The longest travel time is approximately one hour. The master planting is at Chuck and Barbara Bunnell's garden. Garden Judges' training will be held in the Bunnell garden. This mini-convention will be anything but mini!

More than 46 hybridizers have sent more than 278 varieties. Workers have planted over 800 rhizomes in the six gardens, four of which are in hte Lafayette area. There may be the best collection of MTBs ever...54 cultivars from 21 hybridizers!

If you would like to be a part of this amazing MIS Mini-Convention, please contact Region 6 RVP Barb Bunnell at store130@aol.com. We could really use your help.

Mark your calendars and come see the Medians before the 2017 AIS Convention. It is May 18-20 in Lafayette, Indiana, right before the National AIS Convention in Iowa on May 23-27. It is about a 6-hour drive between the two cities, and with three days between them, there is just enough time to do a little sightseeing between the two events.

Download your registration form in PDF format here, or as an MS Word document here.

Previous Median Conventions:

Year Convention Theme Convention Host Location
2011Median HeavenOklahoma City, OK
2007Prairie GoldLincoln, NE
2004Medians Galore
(or Medians and More)
Portland, OR
2001Median OdysseyBoston, MA
1996Median FixPortland, OR
1993Median SpreeOklahoma City, OK
1989Median MusterBoston, MA

Not to be forgotten was the AIS Convention in Detroit, MI in 1997 which became a “median convention” with 'Vavoom' winning the Cook Cup and 'Bangles' winning the President's Cup.