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Beardless Irises

Autor: Kevin C. Vaughn
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764349065
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This complete guide gives all the information you need to choose, grow, and appreciate the beardless iris from basic planting information to help beginners, to the essential hybridizing details that horticulturists need. Beardless irises are cousins of the more familiar bearded irises, but are much more variable, with plants ranging from four-inch-tall dwarfs with tiny flowers to five-foot stalks with dinner-plate-size flowers. In addition, beardless irises of at least one type will grow in virtually every gardening situation from dry shade to standing water in full sun. No other group of perennials offers such versatility. Here, all five major groups are covered in detail: Siberian, Japanese, Pacific Coast Native, spuria, and Louisiana. The garden uses, development of the modern hybrids, and recommended cultures are given for each of the diverse groups of beardless irises. In addition, a separate chapter covers the techniques for creating your own beardless hybrids."

A Guide To Species Irises

Autor: British Iris Society. Species Group
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521440745
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This volume was first published in 1997, providing a comprehensive, botanically detailed survey of this beautiful group of plants since publication of The Genus Iris by W. R. Dykes. Following the pattern of the original Dykes monograph, botanical details, cultivation suggestions and general comments are supplied, and the work is generously illustrated with accurate line drawings, pictures of unusual species and distribution maps. This survey takes into account the many changes in classification which have taken place in the group. Information scattered in the literature is brought together in one volume to provide an authoritative reference for professional botanists and growers, and a mine of useful information for amateur gardeners and iris enthusiasts. A 2010 preface has been written especially for the re-issue of this important text. The colour plates have been removed for this printing and placed on the web at www.cambridge.org/9780521206433.

The New Flower Expert

Autor: D. G. Hessayon
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780903505529
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Garden flowers A-Z -- Plant care -- increasing your stock -- Plant selector -- Plant troubles.

A Guide To Bearded Irises

Autor: Kelly Norris
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604694068
File Size: 21,79 MB
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The diversity of bearded irises rivals that of any other perennial grown in temperate climates. For some gardeners, they bring back warm memories of a grandparent's garden; for others, they're a cutting-edge plant with a seemingly endless capacity for producing new forms and patterns. As the manager of Rainbow Iris Farm and co-editor of the Bulletin of the American Iris Society, Kelly Norris is the authority on gardening with bearded irises. His introductory chapters offer tips for successful growth, garden design, plant selection, and "creating" new irises. A Guide to Bearded Irises also provides 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 resource section lists specialty nurseries, organizations devoted to bearded irises, and public gardens with notable iris collections.

The Siberian Iris

Autor: Currier McEwen
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
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Distilling more than 40 years of experience in growing & hybridizing, this book is devoted to every aspect of these lovely, exotic irises. The author was the first to introduce tetraploidy in siberian & japanese irises & has bred, registered, & introduced almost 100 new siberians.

Iris Red Iris Dead

Autor: Robert L Strohman
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 168213525X
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Like Caesar’s Gaul, all iris flowers are divided into three parts. These six-petaled blooms bear three petals which arch upward; these are called standards (your mnemonic: they stand up). The three alternating petals that hang downward are called falls (they fall down). The classes, or types, of irises are also divided into three: bearded, beardless, and crested. The bearded group includes miniature dwarf bearded (MDB), standard dwarf bearded (SDB), intermediate bearded (IB), border bearded (BB), miniature tall bearded (MTB), tall bearded (TB), and aril and arilbred (AR and AB). On each fall of all these is a fuzzy (some say wormlike) growth called the beard. In its stead, on the beardless irises (Siberian, Japanese, Louisiana, spuria, Dutch, and many other species) there is a flattened streak called a signal, usually yellow, less commonly white. Beards may be yellow, white, blue, brown, or any other color hybridizers may have been able to produce. Beards and signals serve no function other than as guidelines for bees alighting on the blooms, proclaiming “Walk this way” to the bee searching for nectar at the flower’s base.

The Iris Book

Autor: Molly Price
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
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Illustrated With over 45 drawings and photographs.

American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia Of Plants And Flowers

Autor: Christopher Brickell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756675081
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Since its first publication in 1987, the AHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers has sold nearly 3 million copies and become the must-have reference for all gardeners around the world. This is the ideal book for selecting plants, planning a border, a greenhouse, or a whole garden, and for identifying plants, and it contains a wealth of information on their appearance and cultivation. The 8,000 plants described cover suitability for every climate, including house and conservatory plants. The book begins with a general introduction and explanation of plant names, followed by a revised and enlarged plant selector, highlighting plants suitable for particular sites, soils, conditions, and purposes. The 5,000-entry illustrated plant catalog follows, divided into eight main sections: trees, shrubs, roses, climbers, perennials, annuals and biennials, rock plants, bulbs, water plants, and cacti and other succulents. In this new edition, the sections have been re-ordered to help plants be chosen more intuitively: by color, then season, then size. Feature spreads throughout the color section illustrate a range of cultivars within the most popular genera, such as pelargoniums and clematis. Each plant variety is illustrated by a colorful photograph, and accompanied by a detailed description with cultivation requirements. The single-color, text-only plant dictionary at the back contains entries for every genus in the book, plus more than 3,000 plants in addition to those in the illustrated catalog. It also functions as an index to the plant catalog, with extensive cross-referencing. All the information needed to grow each plant is included here. Following the introduction and plant selector, the book is divided into two main sections: a 440-page, full-colour illustrated plant catalogue, and a plant dictionary featuring 8,000 plants listed alphabetically by botanical name. There is also an index of common names and glossary of terms. Contents PRELIMS PLANT NAMES AND ORIGINS PLANT SELECTOR Lists useful plants for common situations, such as sunless walls, windbreaks, drought, sandy soil, and moist shade. PLANT CATALOG (440PP) Divided into eight main plant groups, as listed below, organized by color, season, size. TREES Including conifers. Features include: Magnolias Hollies Dwarf conifers SHRUBS Features include: Camellias Rhododendrons Hydrangeas Fuchsias Heathers ROSES Includes shrub and old garden roses, modern, miniature, and climbing roses. CLIMBERS Features include: Clematis Ivies PERENNIALS Includes grasses, bamboos, rushes, sedges, and ferns. Features include: Delphiniums Irises Peonies Phlox Pelargoniums Penstemons Aquilegias Daylilies Chrysanthemums Michaelmas daisies Bromeliads Primulas Carnations and pinks Hostas Begonias Orchids African violets ANNUALS AND BIENNIALS ROCK PLANTS BULBS Including corms and tubers. Features include: Gladioli Lilies Dahlias Tulips Daffodils Crocuses Hyacinths WATER PLANTS Features include: Water lilies CACTI AND OTHER SUCCULENTS PLANT DICTIONARY (240PP) Listed alphabetically by botanical name. INDEX OF COMMON NAMES GLOSSARY OF TERMS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The Gardener S Iris Book

Autor: William A. Shear
Publisher: Taunton
ISBN:
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The master gardener discusses the essentials of iris care, planting and dividing iris rhizomes and bulbs, selecting the best varieties, and sources for choice plants

Irises

Autor: Claire Austin
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 0881927309
File Size: 12,69 MB
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"Cultivation advice, information about the plants' breeding history, and ideas for using irises with other plants in the garden make this the perfect one-stop reference for iris enthusiasts everywhere."--BOOK JACKET.

The Japanese Iris

Autor: Currier McEwen
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9780874515121
File Size: 11,36 MB
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An international authority on irises offers the first definitive book in English on the history and cultivation of the Japanese iris.