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

By Kelly Norris

The variety of bearded irises opponents that of the other perennial grown in temperate climates. For a few gardeners, they convey again hot thoughts of a grandparent's backyard; for others, they are a state of the art plant with a doubtless unending ability for generating new types and patterns.

As the chief of Rainbow Iris Farm and co-editor of the Bulletin of the yank Iris Society, Kelly Norris is the authority on gardening with bearded irises. His introductory chapters supply assistance for winning progress, backyard layout, plant choice, and "creating" new irises. A advisor to Bearded Irises additionally offers photos of the main remarkable crops in all of the six well-known different types, from the dainty miniature dwarf bearded irises to the stately tall bearded irises. A source part lists distinctiveness nurseries, firms dedicated to bearded irises, and public gardens with striking iris collections.

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