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Title:
Iris : the classic bearded varieties
Author:
Austin, Claire, 1957-
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Publication Information:
New York : Viking Studio, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
104 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780670030347
Format :
Book

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Hamburg Library SB413.I8 A97 2001 Adult Non-Fiction On Display
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Summary

Summary

From the myths and medicine of ancient Greece to the fleur-de-lys emblem of medieval and Renaissance France, irises occupy a timeless niche in our imagination. The endless diversity and color combinations of the bearded varieties, above all, have made them a gardener's dream. Irisoffers detailed information on seventy of today's best varieties of bearded iris, and on their planting and care. White, yellow, purple, crimson-the blooms in this gloriously photographed book capture the extraordinary elegance and allure of a plant prized throughout the centuries as the personification of the rainbow. Iris makes a wonderful gift for the gardener planning the planting season or for the well-furnished coffee table.


Author Notes

Clay Perry is an internationally renowned garden and still-life photographer whose books include Clay Perry's Fantastic Flowers, The Fragrant Herb Garden, Gardening with Light and Colour, and David Austin's English Roses


Table of Contents

A passion for irisesp. 4
Tall Bearded irisesp. 10
Median irisesp. 56
Bearded irises in the gardenp. 84
Iris suppliersp. 102
Indexp. 103
Acknowledgmentsp. 104

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