Re: Do Iris Grow on Trees?
THE WOODY IRIDACEAE: Nivenia, Klattia, Wittsenia.
These are all East African irises and they are all descibed, with
photographs in Clive Innes book, The World of Iridaceae. I have just
seen a clean copy of this book for $25 at Dauphine Street Books, 410
Dauphine Street, New Orleans, La 70112 tel 504 529 2333.
I also saw another interesting book with some paintings of irises (about
4 pages) from 1611 (I think after only a brief review). This book was
"Hortus Eystettensis. The Bishop's Garden and Besler's Magnificent
Book. Nicholas Barker 1994 Abram Press. It was selling, new for $60 at
the Longue Vue Gardens in New Orleans 7 Bamboo Road, N.O. La 70124-1065
tel 504 486 7440 fax 486 7015.
By the way, many thanks to everyone who suggested where I might find
Louisianans. Unfortunately, they were not flowering and I happened to
hit a very cold, rainy spell. I am determined to return during April
sometime as I understand that is when they are all flowering!