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RE: unknown?&book suggestions?

  • Subject: RE: [iris-photos] unknown?&book suggestions?
  • From: "Harold Peters" harold@directcon.net
  • Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2003 16:49:41 -0800
  • Importance: Normal

There is a saying about gardening from books that goes: "If you have to read
a book to garden, only read one. If you read two, you will be hopelessly
confused." The reason for the confusion is the conflicting information.

I have most of the iris books and the only one I recommend even for the
advanced gardener is Shear's. Almost all of the others I have read either
didn't have the basic information I was looking for or the information was
out of date. "The Siberian Iris" and "The Louisiana Iris" are the two
exceptions. Shear's book does a good job on those two types of irises.

I particularly don't recommend "The World of Irises" as it is way out of

Harold Peters
Beautiful View Iris Garden
2048 Hickok Road
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
harold@directcon.net <mailto:harold@directcon.net>

-----Original Message-----
From: Will Warner [mailto:wildbill@techie.com]
Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2003 4:12 PM
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] unknown?&book suggestions?

Thanks everybody for all the ID help.  I really appreciate it.   If I
remember correctly it didn't
produce much pollen at all, most totally shrivelled, and a few with what
looked to be some pollen
on one side, but not much at
all.   It would start to make pods, and then they'd shrivel too.  I do
remember trying What Again,
and Triple Whammy on it.  I'll still keep trying.  I'm interested in
getting some more iris books this winter.  I have "The Gardeners Iris book,
" by Shear. I can't afford
to buy them all, so I'd like some suggestions for a all around good iris
book.  I've been hybridizing
for a few years.  I know the basics, but would like more info on color and
rebloom genetics/traits.
Pictures are nice, but I'm looking for more substance.  I'm not just
interested in beardeds,I have all
kinds.  Any recommendations?.  Thanks in

----- Original Message -----
From: Randy Squires <randysiris@juno.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2003 07:15:56 -0800
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] unknown?

> <wildbill@techie.com> writes:
> >If anybody has any idea's I'd definitely be interested...
> Will,
> This is what I grow as Queens's Splendor, '78 Sellman.
> The checklist says it has a violet beard, but the beard
> on what we grow is a pale yellow that is tipped violet
> like your picture.
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