The Louisiana Iris: The Taming of a Native American Wildflower, 2nd Edition
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-- LeeAnn Connelly, Water Gardening, May 2001An often-overlooked flower receives its due. Cox, Wisconsin Bookwatch, December 2000Those with a passion for irises will do well to nab a copy of this well-edited second edition. All possible aspects of this lovely plant are covered. -- Neil Sperry's Garden, January 2001. -- James A. -- John E. -- Gerri Bauer, The News-Journal, November 21, 2000The perfect introduction to these remarkable plants. Bryan, Gardening Newsletter, November 2000An invaluable source of information I loved this book and recommend it highly
He holds a Ph.D. His hybridizing efforts have brought almost 200 varieties of plants to the market. Kevin C. Dennis Vercher has served as co-editor and editor of the Society newsletter. . in botany from Miami University in Ohio and is employed as a researcher by the U.S. Farron Campbell is a former president of the Society for Louisiana Irises, as well as having previously served as director and vice president. Department of Agriculture. He lives in Garland, Texas.
Louisiana irises have been hybridized from five species of Iris found only in North America, most specifically in Louisiana. They have proved adaptable to a wide range of soils and climates, needing only sun, ample water, and neutral soil to thrive; they can be grown in beds with annuals and other perennials, or in water up to a foot deep.. Their boggy native habitats have largely been destroyed, and horticulturists' preservation efforts have gone toward the creation of an incredible range of hybrids in a variety of colors, forms, and sizes
"A beautifully and profusely illustrated volume" according to Midwest Book Review. Now in a newly updated and expanded second edition, The Louisiana Iris: The Taming Of The Native American Wildflower covers every aspect of the history, botany, and development of these distinctive flowers, with particular emphasis on the newest hybrids, hybridizing techniques, and horticultural practices. Drawing upon their members' extensive and practical experience and expertise, the Society for Louisiana Irises provides the perfect introduction to these remarkable plants to the gardening public with a beautifully and profusely illustrated volume that is exhaust. Iris expertise here John S Lusk Great book written by Ms Marie Caillet, THE expert on Louisianas. She is gone now, but not forgotten.Great detail and information, not some low level starter book.. "Good for the fan and casual lover of these Louisiana wildflowers, now tamedthe Louisiana Iris" according to Cajun Gourmet. If you love one of the most spectacular wild flowers of Louisiana, where all 5 of the natural and original Louisiana wildflower iris were found, and hybridizers took it from there to now hundreds of variations and registrations. You need one or more of the volumes put out by the Louisiana Iris Society which is comprised of some of the most renowned experts on Louisiana Iris in the world. History and photographs, major varieties and a great book for the fans and good coffee table book as well!