Join us in the World of Iris

We meet the third Friday of every Month except July and December. Everyone is welcome to attend so please come to one of our meetings! The Friday meetings begin at 7:00 PM. Our meetings are held at the Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Drive Aptos.

Come to the AIS Region 14 Fall Regional! More information...

2013 AIS Dykes Medal

‘That’s All Folks’, tall bearded iris introduced in 2005 by Joe Ghio and hybridized by our member Bill Maryott won the 2013 Dykes Medal. This was the last introduced iris by Maryott.

Border Bearded iris Boy Genius, Ghio, 2011

2022 Knowlton Medal

‘Boy Genius’, 2012, border bearded introduced by our MBIS member Joe Ghio, won the 2022 Knowlton Medal, the highest AIS award for a border bearded iris.
Joe Ghio’s iris website.

2022 Sydney B. Mitchell
Medal Winner

‘Going Bananas, 2010, Pacific Coast hybrid, introduced by our MBIS member Joe Ghio, won the 2022 Sydney B. Mitchell Medal, the highest AIS award for a PCI iris.
Joe Ghio’s iris website.

2023 Calendar

Meeting: Friday, 01/19/2024
Meeting: Friday, 02/16/2024
Meeting: Friday, 03/15/2024
Meeting: Friday, 04/19/2024
Show, London Nelson, 5/11 & 5/12, 2024
Meeting: Friday, 05/17/2024
Meeting: Friday, 06/21/2204
Picnic, 11 to 3, Saturday, 07/20/2024
Deer Park Sale, 9 to noon, Saturday 8/3/2024
Cabrillo Farmers Market, 8 to noon, Saturday 8/10/2024
Meeting: Friday, 08/16/22024
Cabrillo Farmers Market Sale, 8 to noon Saturday 8/17/2024
Meeting: Friday, 09/20/2024
Meeting: Friday, 10/18/2024
Meeting: Friday, 11/15/2024
Holiday Party Friday, 12/20/2024