Joe Ghio Hybrid Introductions
This year we are pleased to partner with Joe Ghio as he transitions from running his own esteemed iris gardens in the Bay Area, to focusing his attentions on crossing and creating outstanding cultivars. Here's a special note from Joe himself:
In 1963 Bay View Gardens announced our first introductions on a mimeograph flyer printed on the Mt. Eden High School mimeograph machine where I began my teaching career. From there until today has been a long, exciting, wondrous journey. The “journey” began in 1953 when I placed my first iris order with Schreiner’s Gardens - $7.50 for 8 of the most popular irises of the time. Now in the ninth decade of my life, the time has come to wind up the journey and concentrate on what all this was about in the first place: Hybridizing. And so we announce the closing of the circle. We are excited and pleased to announce that starting in 2020, Schreiner’s Gardens will be the introducer of Ghio bearded iris creations. Bay View Gardens will become iris archive history.