D.; Kelly Norris Guide to Bearded Irises, A

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Guide to Bearded Irises, A

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An accessible and authoritative guide to a popular perennial. Introductory chapters show how to grow irises successfully, how to choose the best plants for your garden and how to create new irises. Featuring over 600 varieties, the majority of the book consists of portraits of the most outstanding plants in each of the recognized categories.

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A Guide to Bearded Irises Bearded irises are among the most beloved of all garden perennials. For some, they bring back warm memories of a grandparent's garden; for others, they're a cutting-edge plant with a seemingly endless capacity for producing new forms and patterns. Full description

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Kelly Norris is a qualified horticulturist and plants man from Iowa, one of the bright young stars of American horticulture . He developed an interest in irises at age twelve, co-edits the Bulletin of the American Iris Society and manages his family-owned Rainbow Iris Farm. From this background he has written this book with some vigour. In his first chapter he convincingly destroys seven prevalent myths that he has heard against growing bearded irises. His succeeding four chapters, all amply and well illustrated, move through cultivation, hybridizing and the historical development of bearded irises. Following chapters illustrate the suitability of the sub-title Cultivating the Rainbow . They deal with the six familiar horticultural classifications from Miniature Dwarf Bearded to Tall Bearded. Each gives an overview, then moves on to origins, evolution and growing & planting. The book s tour de force is the Cultivars You Should Grow section towards the end of each chapter; here, Norris gives an alphabetical and excellently illustrated listing of his favourites, including when and by whom they were first raised. Each chapter ends with an equally well-illustrated gallery of other cultivars. The photographs (many by the author) elevate the book well above the level of just another iris tome. All offer exceptional quality and reveal the printer s skilful rendering of the colours. The close-ups are breathtakingly beautiful. In many ways the book is well designed but I nevertheless found the frequent changes of font style and layout a mite irritating, as was constant use of the term Irisarian for iris growers. But why then am I happy with the term Croconut ... For the Irisarian this book is a treasure to pore over frequently but for the non-specialist a rapid read and a place on the coffee table may be more appropriate. --Review in "Scottish Rock Garden Journal" (August)

This is styled as a book for both beginners and enthusiasts. It's written in a conversational style but that doesn't detract from the wealth of information contained within its pages... it is certainly written with a knowledge and passion for the genus that is infectious. --The Professional Gardener (No. 136 July 2012)

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