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Irises and their relatives are lily-like plants related to the orchid and narcissus families, with whom they share a propensity for large, brightly colored, attractive flowers. Many have longlasting flowers—Iris, Gladiolus, and Freesia are among the most important cut-flower crops in the world. The intricate flowers of the iris family are finely adapted for pollination by a variety of animals, including hummingbirds, sunbirds, beetles, butterflies, moths, wasps, and bees. This intimate connection …
Amazon / Timber Press
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A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated primer on the fine art of grown wildflowers covers the North American continent, providing would-be cultivators of these beautiful flowers plentiful expert advice.The New England Wild Flower Society is the oldest plant conservation organization in North America. It celebrated its 100th birthday by publishing this beautiful and useful guide to identifying, growing, and propagating native wildflowers. Cultivating and appreciating native flora is a first step …
Amazon / HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
Price: 170.00 $

The most comprehensive and up-to-date encyclopedia of irises available. Irises are beloved by enthusiasts who garden in a wide variety of zones, including hot and dry, temperate, and even cold northern climates. Irises bloom in every imaginable color—revealed here in more than 1100 captivating photographs—from deepest purples, blues, and reds through strong pinks, yellows, and oranges to pastels in every shade. This wide-ranging collection illustrates the diversity of this beautiful genus and …

One of the most influential landscape and garden designers of the twentieth century, Roberto Burle Marx (1909–1993) has inspired generations of gardens around the world. His sweeping forms and painterly approach to planting were revolutionary when they first came to public attention in the 1930s, and many contemporary designs today owe his vision a great debt. Born in Såo Paulo, Brazil, the son of German emigrants, Burle Marx studied painting in Rio de Janeiro, an aspect of his work that persisted …

At a young age Natasha Spender came into contact with the renowned gardens of such literary figures as Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Harold Nicolson, Vita Sackville-West, and Michael Astor. In the 1960s she and her husband, the poet Sir Stephen Spender, acquired the ruins of a farmhouse enclosed in the dramatic skyline of the Alpilles. After years of hard work the result was a unique garden. Lady Spender’s gardening friendships with the locals and neighbors, the regular and inspiring visits of friends …
Amazon / Brand: Random House UK
Price: 65.91 $

This complete treatment of genus Iris and the related genera Iridodictym, Hermodactylus, Gynandrisis, and Juno provides in-depth coverage of over 200 species, plus information on subspecies, varieties, natural hybrids, and cultivars. Fritz Köhlein, one of the world s leading horticulturists, includes detailed habitat information, thorough cultivation instructions, suggestions for uses in the landscape, and recommendations on cultivars that will lead the gardener to the best and most successful use …

Excerpt from Catalogue No. 4, Season of 1924: Price List of Hardy-Field Grown Roses, Perennials, Bulbs, Shrubbery, Vines, Peonies, Iris, Hedging, Ornamental Trees, and Evergreens, Strawberry Plants, Sash Grown Flower, Garden and Vegetable Plants, Asparagus, Rhubarb, Horse Radish, Mint and Sage Roots Dianthus semperflorens (hardy Pinks) - Everblooming hardy pink, bloom all season, height 8 to 12 inches. Colors mixed. These Old time favorites need no further description. About the Publisher Forgotten …
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Excerpt from Price List, 1929: Garden or Bearded Iris, Many of the Best of Both the Old and the New Varieties A handy guide Which Will do much to -bring success. With : Irises as well as to i_showi new uses and zefifectsi possible with i them.i I Describes the dwarf, earlyi, German, Japanese, Siber lishii,dutich 1and-other-types; tells the best Isoils; What ferti-y_ lize rs touse; how to iplai;nt and What care is necessary. I Tells how to propagate I-stock for. Your, own use. About the Publisher …
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Excerpt from The Iris and Lilac, 1929 Troades (per) - Bright rose and crimson Troost (denis) - Brilliant pink; an improved Her Majesty; fine trojana-s. Pale blue; F. Purple with orange beard. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst …
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Price: 57.81 $

Excerpt from Things That Thrive: Distinct and Dependable Varieties of Peonies, Iris, Phlox, Vines, Roses, Shrubs Varieties are numbered by the hundreds. Many are inferior and little grown, others are new and untried but often high in price, While large numbers are so similar as to be scarcely distinguishable, The following list includes the most distinct and depend able moderate priced varieties, representing a Wide range of type, color and season of bloom, that I have been able to select. About …
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A lovingly photographed tour of internationally renowned writer Umberto Pasti s famous hillside garden in Morocco. Italian writer and horticulturist Umberto Pasti s passion for the wild flora of Tangier and its surrounding region led him to create his world-famous garden, Rohuna, where he has transplanted thousands of plants rescued from construction sites with the aid of men from the village. Planted between two small houses is the Garden of Consolation: a series of rooms and terraces with lush …
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Chanel No. 5 has been made with flowers from the same picturesque patch of land between the Alps and the Mediterranean, known as the Pégomas Valley, since the perfume was created in 1921. Every year hundreds of pounds of flowers are cultivated, picked, and distilled, following secret traditions. For the first time, the artisanal techniques used to create the world’s most coveted perfumes are revealed. The six-volume collection contains a book on each of the main five flowers from which all Chanel …
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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. Iris offers 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 …
Amazon / Brand: Studio
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A distillation of the author s more than 40 years experience in growing and hybridizing, this book is devoted to every aspect of these lovely, exotic irises. The author was the first to introduce tetraploidy in Siberian and Japanese irises and has bred, registered, and introduced almost 100 new Siberians. …