Enchanted Vista Iris Society in Rio Rancho brought back its annual iris show Saturday at Sabana Grande Recreation Center.

The ninth annual show, with the theme “Iris Potpourri” this year, drew 64 entries. The show didn’t happen in 2020 or 2021 because of COVID-19.


Enchanted Vista Iris Society member Stefani Yates Groff of Corrales explains how she put together two of her decorative iris displays, which both won first place at the show. She’s been growing irises for seven years.

Rows of irises are displayed for viewers after judging.

An award-winning iris graces a table while, in the background, members of the Enchanted Vista Iris Society chat and wait for guests to come view the flowers.