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The Review of the Society for Japanese Irises
The Review, a Japanese Iris Newsletter

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(Note the below articles Iris Kaempferi and Japanese Iris are used interchangeably as the correct usage name of Iris ensata was not recognized until later, see 1968 Oct.-Vol5-N2)


  • Japanese Iris-Swearengen
  • First Japanese Iris Show-Hazzard
  • Classification of Japanese Irises-Hirao
  • Tetraploids-Fay
  • Growing and Showing-Hazzard
  • The new Look-Westmeyer


  • Hybridizing-Payne
  • Storing Pollen-Swearengen
  • Preparation of the Iris Beds-Swearengen
  • Tetraploid-Steiger
  • Growing in Iowa-Foley
  • Judging-Payne
  • Japanese Iris Around the World-Hirao


  • A Page Out of History-Swearengen
  • Pot Culture-Hirao
  • Japanese Iris Show-Hazzard
  • Gardens in Terre Haute-Crist
  • Soil Acidity-Swearengen


  • Experiences in Breeding-Hazzard
  • Wildflower-Warburton
  • Across the Years-Swearengen
  • Classification-Westmeyer


  • Photographing Japanese Irises-Payne
  • Japanese Iris in California-Maddocks
  • You Too Can Put on a Show-Westmeyer
  • Breeding Diagrams-Payne


  • How to Succeed with Japanese Irises-Swearengen
  • Japanese Iris in West Virginia-Aultz
  • ‘Numazu’-Hazzard
  • Culture of Japanese Iris in Japan-Ito


  • Show at Terre Haute-Hayes Jr.
  • Payne Garden-Warburton
  • Swearengen Garden-Warburton
  • Ouweneel Garden-Hazzard
  • Isle Garden-Hazzard
  • Breeding Diagrams-Payne


  • Pot Culture-Craig
  • Robin Gleanings


  • Excerpts From My Diary (Japan Visit) -Payne
  • Japanese Iris “Blight”
  • Japanese Iris in Kyoto-Horinaka


  • Studies of the Genus Iris in Japan-Tomino


  • Japanese Iris in South California-Carrington
  • They Bloom in the Summer-Day
  • Beginners Luck with Japanese Iris-Rich
  • Pot Culture-Isle
  • Diseases and Pests
  • The Payne Award-Swearengen
  • Kaempferi vs Ensata vs Laevigata


  • Japanese Iris in Milwaukee-Protzman
  • Higo Type Japanese Iris and the Standards by which they are Judged in Japan-Craig
  • Other Comments on Japanese Irises-Craig
  • Kaempferi vs Ensata vs Laevigata Cont’d
  • The Significance of Japanese Names for Iris-Reed


  • 1969 AIS Convention-Gunther
  • Japanese Iris Notes-Gunther
  • Kaemferi vs Ensata vs Laevigata Cont’d
  • Growing Japanese Iris in the Deep South-Hamilton
  • Dr. George M. Reed
  • Swan Lake Iris Garden


  • Japan 1969-Davidson
  • Lime and Drought Resistant Tetraploid Iris-Steiger
  • Two Tourist’s Observations on Japanese Iris in Japan


  • 1970 AIS Convention
  • First Auction for Apogon Irises-Warburton
  • Creating New Japanese Iris Varieties
  • To Cross or To Hybridize
  • In Hybridizing be Bold-Spence
  • Bill Gunther Report (Branching and Sequential Bloom)


  • ¬†Arlie Payne 1881-1971
  • Effort to Introduce Tetraploidy in Japanese Iris-McEwen
  • The Japanese Iris in Australia Today, Part 1-Raabe, Part 2-Sutton
  • Iris kaempferi X Iris pseudacorus


  • The 1971 AIS Convention
  • The Japanese Iris Book-Hirao, Kuribayashi
  • Tender Loving Culture of Japanese Iris
  • Iris kaempferi vs Iris laevigata
  • Enzymes as Germination Aids


  • Annual Meeting-Westmeyer
  • The 1972 Apogon Auction-Westmeyer
  • Nematodes in Japanese Iris-Hager
  • The Japanese Iris Book Review-Gunther
  • Intensive Care Section-Ouweneel


  • Hybridizing Japanese Iris-Hazzard
  • Crossing Iris kaempferi and Iris pseudacorus-Hirao
  • Visit Japanese Iris Gardens-Listed Open Gardens


  • Meet Your Officers
  • How Would You Record a Good Seedling- Field Note Outline from Payne
  • 1972 Rebloom Report
  • Nematodes-Reprint from A.H.S.
  • 1972 Tetraploidy Report-McEwen


  • Factors Influencing Germination of Japanese Iris Seed-McEwen
  • Japanese Iris with Five-Day Blooms-Ackerman
  • How Effective are Biological Controls-Carleton


  • Efforts To Introduce Tetraploidy Into Japanese Iris-McEwen
  • A Funny Thing Happened When The Gophers Came-Cleaves


  • Japanese Iris in Japan-Eberhardt
  • Iris Photography-Eberhardt


  • Landscape Planting of Japanese Iris-Payne
  • Iris Kaempferi vs Iris ensata-cont.
  • Regional Growing Reports


  • Questionnaire Summary-Hambree
  • Garden Companions with Japanese Iris-Davidson
  • Dr. Currier McEwen Report Tetraploid-McEwen


  • A Japanese Iris Garden in Switzerland-Sir Smithers
  • Pot Culture of Japanese Irises-Hirao
  • Tender Loving Culture of Japanese Irises
  • Yellow Japanese Iris?
  • Regional Reports


  • Iris pseudacorus x Irie kaempferi Hybrids
  • The Magnificent Higo Iris-Kokich (Auckland, NZ)
  • Photographing Flowers in Color-Clark
  • Tetraploidy (Updated Report)-McEwen


  • Hooked on Japanese Iris-Rawdon
  • Why and How Japanese Iris Show-Hazzard
  • Lesson ’76 (Growing at the Pond vs Field)-Ouweneel


  • Iris Kaempferi in Japan
  • Progress Report Tetraploidy 1977-McEwen
  • Lesson ’77 (species cross hybrids)-Ouweneel
  • Kalamazoo Japanese Iris Show-Miller
  • Annual Meeting of the SJI at AIS Convention Memphis-Burton
  • Japanese Iris Show Summerville S.C.
  • Rebloom Report-McEwen
  • Regional Reports


  • Seiwa-en, Missouri Botanical Garden-Eisley
  • What We Have to Judge-Abell
  • News from¬† British Iris Society-Hewitt
  • Report from Huntsville, AL-Ross


  • Wages of Neglect-Abell
  • Progress of Tetraploidy-McEwen
  • Rebloom? Continuing Bloom?-McEwen
  • Observations of Fertilizers in the Culture of Japanese Iris Seedlings-Paolucci


  • Success in Forcing Flowers, Bowden


  • Performance of Japanese Iris in Soils of Different PH-McEwen
  • Nematode Control
  • A Note Regarding Rebloom-McEwen
  • Control of Couch Grass-Bowden
  • Japanese Iris in the Low Country (S.C.)-Burton


  • Correspondence Letters 1961-1970-Hirao and Payne
  • Denver Botanical Garden-Japanese Iris Planting-Kuesel
  • South Carolina-The Japanese Iris State?


  • South Carolina Tour, Show, and Test Garden-Weber
  • Update on Rebloom-McEwen
  • Obituary Lorenzo Paolucci-McEwen


  • Extending the Bloom Season and Prolonging Flower Longevity-Ackerman, Williams
  • Bee Warburton Writes (Natural Mutations)
  • Seed Size of Miniature Japanese Iris-McEwen


  • Growing Japanese Iris in Colorado-Clark
  • Show Reports


  • Symbolism in Ikebana-Paquet
  • Show Reports


  • Staging A Flower Show-Paquet
  • Dr. McEwen Writes (Damage to leaf and roots)
  • Show Reports


  • Arthur Hazzard-Life Story
  • Convention and Show Reports
  • JI Rebloomers-Ouweneel


  • A Comprehensive Survey of The Japanese Iris-Bowden
  • The Japanese Iris in Japan-Hirao
  • Summerville Iris Society-Burton


  • Summerville Iris Society-Burton
  • JI Test Garden and Registration-Burton
  • The Pyne Award-Burton
  • JI Popularity Poll-Burton
  • Founding of The Society For Japanese Irises-Westmeyer
  • Breeding for Dwarfness in Japanese Iris-Ackerman
  • In Memoriam-Thorton Abell, Ford Grant
  • Kalamazoo Show-Stout
  • 1984 Iris Tour To Japan-Denny
  • Growing Japanese Iris in New Mexico-Danielson


  • In New England We Love Irises-Warburton
  • Marhigo Iris-Rodgers
  • Galesburg Garden Culture-Coble
  • A Question of Disease in Japanese Irises-McEwen


  • Comprehensive Index of The Review 1-21-Ouweneel
  • Second Iris Tour of Japan-Rockwell
  • Kalamazoo Weekender-Stahly
  • A Winter Ikabana Using Iris-Wong


  • Japanese Beetle & Rose Chafer Problems-Welsh
  • Pink Iris Classification in Japan-Shin, Welsh
  • Germination of Japanese and Siberian Iris Seed-Bauer
  • SJI Slide Collection Coble
  • The Less Than Perfect Garden Culture-Delmez
  • Inheritance of White Flower Color in Japanese Iris-Ackerman, Bentz
  • Some Miscellaneous JI Observations-McEwen
  • Iris ensata In or Out of Water-Avery
  • Basic Culture for Japanese Iris-Welsh


  • Display Garden Program-McEwen
  • Show Reports
  • The Japanese Iris Show-Welsh
  • Landscaping With Japanese Iris-Burton
  • Pink Flower Color in Japanese Iris-Ackerman, Bentz
  • A Visit to Adolph’s Garden-Miller
  • The Indiana Tour to Adolph Vogt’s Garden-Cronin
  • Iris ensata and Water-The Editor
  • Our Preparation of Japanese Iris Beds-Miller
  • Seed Size and Plant Size-McEwen
  • When to Divide Japanese Iris-July? Sept.?-Miller


  • Breeding New Types of Japanese Iris-Ackerman
  • 1986 Seed Germination-Bauer, Coble
  • Excerpts From The Japanese Iris Robin
  • Summer Wind Ikebana-Wong


  • Growing Japanese Iris in Southern California-Gunther
  • A Visit From Mr. Mototeru Kamo-McEwen
  • Excellent Tetraplid Japanese Iris at Dr. McEwens Breeding Farm-Kamo
  • Review of 1987 Summerville Convention Gardens-Warner, Figge, and Maker
  • A Time to Transplant-Ensata Gardens
  • Japanese Iris in Florida-Padgett
  • Breeding for Dwarfness in Japanese Iris-Ackerman
  • Thrips and Spider mites-Coble


  • Obituary William Ouwenwwl 1897-1987
  • Invitation to the Gardens of the 1988 Japanese Iris Convention
  • Japanese Iris Shows listed 1988
  • Japanese Iris Display Gardens, Barr
  • Comments on Judging Japanese Irises, Welsh
  • More Notes on Planting Times, Vogt
  • Observations on Japanese Iris in the Summer, Coble


  • Obituary Dr. Shuichi Hirao, Ackerman
  • Obituary Elanor Westmeyer
  • 1988 awards and Popularity Poll
  • Popularity Poll, Burton
  • Show Reports
  • A Look Back on 25 Years, Welsh
  • 1988 SJI Convention Reports
  • The Show, White
  • Miller’s Garden, Mahan
  • Copeland Garden, Pope
  • O’melay Garden, Stahly
  • Ensata Garden, Aitken
  • Seaweed and Pine Mulch, McEwen
  • Battling Garden Varments, Ackerman
  • Japanese Iris in Florida, Padgett
  • Development of the Japanese Iris, Edo, Ise, Higo, and Culture, Hirao


  • 1989 Convention Gardens
  • Scheduled Japanese Iris Shows
  • How to Have A Fish Fry, Copeland
  • Progress in Breeding Japanese Iris, Yabuya
  • Japanese Iris Culture in Artificial Bogs, Bauer
  • Growing Japanese Iris Under Artificial Bog Conditions, Ackerman
  • Japanese Iris Culture in Artificial Bogs, Delmez
  • Comprehensive Index Vol. 1 – Vol. 25, Abell
  • The International Garden and Greenery Exposition, Osaka, Japan

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