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A Guide to Bearded Irises: Cultivating the Rainbow for Beginners and Enthusiasts Hardcover – May 22, 2012
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“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
From the Back Cover
- where bearded irises come from
- how to use them in your garden
- how the newest varieties are created
- what the best varieties are in each of the six main classifications
- how to deal with pests and diseases
Above all, you'll learn just how versatile, exciting, and rewarding bearded irises can be. If you'r not an iris lover already, A Guide to Bearded Irises is sure to win you over!
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He does give good culture points, but I personally could do without the garden design suggestions.
Overall, a bit repetitive, but I still like the book very much. A good reference to have if you are a true iris lover and not just a casual gardener.
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