A Guide to Bearded Irises: Cultivating the Rainbow for by Kelly Norris

By Kelly Norris

The range of bearded irises competitors that of the other perennial grown in temperate climates. For a few gardeners, they convey again hot stories of a grandparent's backyard; for others, they are a state of the art plant with a doubtless never-ending means for generating new kinds and patterns.

As the executive of Rainbow Iris Farm and co-editor of the Bulletin of the yankee Iris Society, Kelly Norris is the authority on gardening with bearded irises. His introductory chapters supply suggestions for winning development, backyard layout, plant choice, and "creating" new irises. A consultant to Bearded Irises additionally presents pics of the main striking vegetation in all the six well-known different types, from the dainty miniature dwarf bearded irises to the stately tall bearded irises. A source part lists area of expertise nurseries, firms dedicated to bearded irises, and public gardens with remarkable iris collections.

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