What's the R&I ?
It's time for you to join the American Iris Society! Info on the web page.
The R&I is an annual publication of the AIS which lists all the iris
registered and introduced in that year, with descriptions. It can be
purchased from AIS. Members receive a quarterly bulletin from the AIS. The
current editor is Terry Aitken, whose son Scott just posted a note about
the Oct. issue.
Every 10 years the annual lists are compiled into a hardbound list for the
decade. They are invaluable references. In addition, most sections of AIS
have their own cumulative checklists for specific types of iris, including
Louisianas, Japanese, rebloomers, etc.
The AIS also has the benefit of meeting other irisarians and attending
meetings and conventions, where you can tour gardens. It's great.
Julie Allen, somewhat isolated in Sparta, TN, but keeping in touch through
Iris-l and the AIS.