The Guardian Gardener’s Handbook: Contact Information & Useful Links
American Iris Society (AIS) Website: http://www.irises.org/ Via this site, you can reach the sections (like HIPS) for all the iris classes; each has valuable information. At the AIS homepage, click on About, then scroll down to Sections & Cooperating Societies
American Iris Society Encyclopedia: http://wiki.irises.org/ This amazing body of work contains a lifetime’s worth of reading about individual iris cultivars, historic catalogs, breeders (hybridizers), iris scientists, and so on. You can get lost in here and enjoy every moment of it.
Guardian Gardens Administrator: Nancy McDonald [email protected]
Guardian Gardens Data Collection: Jessica Kelley [email protected]
GG Handbook and other documents, including the GG Iris List: On the HIPS website homepage, click on Guardian Gardens; you need not be a member of either HIPS or GG to see these documents.
Historic Iris Preservation Society (HIPS): https://www.historiciris.org/ Ever growing and ever improving, the HIPS website has more features than you probably realize, including a lovely Gallery
HIPS Commercial Source List: You will find the list on the HIPS website if you’re a member. On the homepage, log in, then click on Members Area, then Downloads; Commercial Source Chair: [email protected]
HIPS Databank: You will find the list on the HIPS website if you’re a member. On the homepage, log in, then click on Members Area, then Downloads; Databank Chair: [email protected]
HIPS on Facebook: We have several useful Facebook pages. Find us under
Historic Iris Preservation Society
HIPS Iris ID Help
Other iris links of interest:
Heritage Irises, the blog of New Zealander Terry Johnson, now deceased; a fascinating site. We are grateful it is still maintained. Here you can find, in addition to much bearded iris information, lists of links to other iris sites and blogs. http://historiciris.blogspot.com/
Iris Paradise, a site maintained by Fritz Lehmann; originally in German, but you can select other languages, including English. Much historic iris information. https://irisparadise.com/Iris/en/index.htm