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Re: Iris book

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Iris book
  • From: Cliff Snyder <snyder@eden.com>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 20:10:07 -0700 (MST)

JimTem wrote:
> I just got this book about a week ago and have enjoyed it as an old book about
> irises.  Part of the dustjacket review includes:
>         " Presenting a clear and concise analysis of those vatieties most popular
> with the amateur growers for whom the book has been written, Mr. Randel
> discusses in detail the techniques required for successful cultivation.
>         The opening chapters deal with bullbous, Siberian, Pacific Coast, Louisiana
> and Spuria Irises.  The main emphasis of the book then shifts and remains on
> beardeds, and particularty tall beardeds, which repersent over ninty percent
> of th Irises grown both in the United States and Britain.  It was with tall
> beardeds that Harry Randall achieved his greatest successes, winning for
> himself an international reputation.  In each section, the author covers
> habits of the plants, making expert recommendations for their cultivation and
> for the raising of seedlings.
>         Illustrated with over 50 plates and numerous line drawings, this is a book
> which will prove helpful to the beginner, yet invaluable to the more
> experienced Iris grower."
>         I like this book, and would recommend it for anyone.  But, then again, I do
> like ALL iris books.
>                                                                         Jim
>                                                                         Zone 8,  (70 dregees yesterday, and                                                                                     freezing tonight)
Howdy Jim,

Thanks for the recommendation. See ya Tuesday week.

Cliff Snyder		Zone 8		Austin, Tx
Rainbow Iris Farm

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