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A Guide to Bearded Irises Cultivating the Rainbow for Beginners and Enthusiasts by Kelly D. Norris
  

A Guide to Bearded Irises Cultivating the Rainbow for Beginners and Enthusiasts

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Synopsis

A Guide to Bearded Irises Cultivating the Rainbow for Beginners and Enthusiasts by Kelly D. Norris

In this comprehensive guide, iris expert Kelly Norris provides an accessible yet authoritative overview of these deservedly popular plants. Introductory chapters discuss how to grow bearded irises successfully; how to use them in the garden; how to recognize superior plants; and how to create new irises. The bulk of the book consists of portraits of the most outstanding plants in each of the six recognized categories, from the dainty miniature dwarf bearded irises to the stately tall bearded irises. A helpful resource section lists specialty nurseries, organizations devoted to bearded irises, and public gardens with notable iris collections. Whether you're an enthusiastic gardener who wants to learn more about bearded irises, or a devoted fan eager to keep up with the latest developments in the iris world, A Guide to Bearded Irises will deliver the information you're seeking while feeding your passion for these vibrant, versatile plants. Bearded irises are very popular perennials, exceeded only by hostas and daylilies No other authoritative reference available on these plants Features portraits of the 150 most outstanding irises

Reviews

Norris is a charming guide. It's difficult not to be seduced by his enthusiasm and tantalizing descriptions of the colors, textures, ruffles, and patterns of the iris species. --Publishers Weekly

A green thumbs up, especially as this is a fresh, timely, and appealing presentation of the topic. --Library Journal

A handsome book. --Country Gardens

Comprehensive and up-to-date, all the while brimming with an enthusiasm that is exhilarating, inspiring. --American Gardener

[Norris] is an enthusiastic young American who writes in a readable style with his passion for irises coming across on each page. --The Garden Norris will offer fresh inspiration, as well as growing tips and descriptions of recommended cultivars. --NJ.com

It's a rainbow of a book, with deliciously coloured section pages and graphics that mark it out as having a modern approach to this potentially old-fashioned flower. --The Independent




About the Author

Kelly D. Norris is an author, speaker, horticulturist, plant breeder and plantsman.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th May 2012

Author

Kelly D. Norris

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Publisher

Timber Press

Format

Hardback
348 pages

Categories

Gardening: growing fruit & vegetables

ISBN

9781604692082

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