INDIANA DAYLILY-IRIS SOCIETY (IDIS)

Non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of daylilies and iris


Our society meets once a month from March to September at the Nature Center at Holliday Park in Indianapolis, Indiana. Monthly meetings at the Nature Center are open to the public and guests are welcome.

On our site you will find our calendar of events for this year, links to our national and regional societies, links to local growers. We will be adding more links and information as they develop. So please check out our site from time to time to see what's new.

LATEST NEWS

May 4, 2016


Gardening has been a lifelong passion for Bob and Nancy Watson. Nancy started gardening around the same age when a neighbor shared her plants along with the admonition that she must not be thanked, or the plants would die. This started Nancy off with her first daylily and hosta. Next came annuals from seed, such as zinnias and marigolds. Spring bulbs followed. She constantly battled with her grandmother, who wanted to cut down bulb foliage as soon as the flowers were gone. One day her mother brought home a bouquet of roses that included Peace and Tropicana. The color of Tropicana delighted her so she had to have one, and she started collecting both miniature and full-sized roses. . At Cherry Hill Garden, a visitor will find a collection of lilacs and hostas, a small orchard of peaches, cherries, native plums, apricots, and mulberries, along with many coleus, gingers, bananas, bromeliads, succulents, hibiscus, and a few vegetables and herbs as well. The first daylily introductions from Cherry Hill Garden are scheduled for release in 2017, along with a website. The Watsons have no plans to slow down as long as they are able to continue gardening.



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