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iris books, weather


Hello all

I have been lurking awhile and trying to keep up with my mail.

Three quick topics.

Rot.  I lost one of my new rhizomes to rot.  FANCY TALES I say good
riddance, (mostly because it's dead dead dead! i did try to save it)  All
the rest look good .

Weather here has been glorious fall with color but tonight a cold front is
moving through and we may have some snow flurries tomorrow.  Today it was 60
or so.  The wind howls as we speak.

Books.  I am a bookaholic.  I have thousands about half are references.
Additional iris books not mentioned are:

IRIS of China  Waddick and Yu-tang 1992  This is mostly about species, has
line drawings and a nice taxonomic key.  Of interest to the specialist.

The Siberian Iris  Currier McEwen  1996  Nice.  some lovely pictures.  Makes
me believe there are irises other than TBs :-)  Highly recommend

Others:  Flowers when you Want them  John James 1977  probably out of print.
Gives lots of info on how to force plants in the house for off season bloom,
includes iris as well as all sorts of odd fowers you wouldn't think of.

The Gardeners Year  Karel Capek 1929 reprinted 1984  just a fun book

The Natural History of Pollination  Proctor, YEo and Lack  1996  Amazing.
More than you ever thought possible about pollination of fowers and who does
what to whom.

Gardeners Guide to growing Lilies  Jefferson=Brown and Howland  1995  Of
interest if you are growing more than a handful of the true lilies (not
daylilies)

Perennials and their Garden Habitats  Hansen and Stahl   interesting.  The
only book on perennials I have that divides them by habitat.  It was a
little awkward to use at first but I am gradually turning to it more and
more.  I think it will be my most valuable perennial book.

The Northern Gardeners Library  This is a series put out by the Minnesota
State Horticultural Society and published by Voyageur Press.  There's  a
series which is of help to those of us in the northern tier of states.

How to draw plants and How to Draw and Paint Wildflowers  Keith West  These
are just fun if you are a sunday artist type like me.

I hAVE a few dozen more gardening books but these are the ones I thought
might be of most interest to this group.

Timber Press is a nice outfit and if you order more than $150, they give you
10 percent off which is more than I can say for special order bookstores. 

Lee DeJongh   Rhinelander WI  region 2  zone 3












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