Iris Expo to be full of blooms April 27 in Edmond
EDMOND — The Edmond Iris and Garden Society will present its annual Iris Expo and Plant Sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 at the Edmond Library, 10 S Boulevard.
Madeline’s Flower Shop also will present a flower arranging demonstration at 11:30 a.m.
The garden club was formed in 1925 to help beautify city parks and gardens. Its members also have helped with gardening education at local schools.
All irises on display at the expo are grown by club members.
Worldwide, there are more than 2,000 new iris varieties introduced each year, a news release stated. The most familiar and popular variety is the tall bearded iris. Irises come in all colors, shapes, sizes and fragrances. Many are re-bloomers and will bloom in the spring and again in the fall.
There also will be other flower arrangements at the expo, which is different every year, dependent upon which varieties are in bloom at the time of the event.
The public is invited to enjoy the beautiful blooms, learn about irises and how to grow them, and learn about the club and gardening in general. Members also will be selling potted plants dug from their own gardens.
Club members and master gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions. Those who attend the expo will receive a coupon for the fall rhizome sale scheduled for Sept. 28.
Proceeds from the sale of the plants and irises will be used to fund scholarships for Oklahoma State University horticulture students. Admission to the expo is free.