BOOKS ETC FROM THE BRITISH IRIS SOCIETY

Here we include a few  more of the products of the British Iris Society – THE IRIS YEAR BOOK published annually, a high quality paperback booklet with the year’s events & news in the Iris world. A much respected source book.Free copy annually with...

IRISES by Harry Randall

Batsford  1969   original price 45 shillings – our copy 25p   175 pages   hardback This one is included as an example of the many books written a while ago by specialists well known in their day  which include much that remains engrossing & helpful as well...

IRISES by James Parry

The National Trust 2004   £9-99    96 pages   hardback We like this book very much. By taking cleverly selected individual varieties of Iris – all to be found in a National Trust property, it tells the story of the evolution of the Bearded Iris and the...

A GUIDE TO SPECIES IRISES : THEIR IDENTIFICATION & CULTURE

Edited by the Species Group of the B  Cambridge University Press       1997   £80    371 pages   hardback The definitive book on species Irises. Comprehensive, scholarly – a work for reference. Good line drawings.  You can buy A Guide to Species Irises at Amazon...

THE JAPANESE IRIS by Currier McEwen

University Press of New England for the Society for Japanese Irises 1990   £23   153 pages   hardback This one really is for the specialist in Japanese Irises. Though clearly organised & written, the depth of coverage is greater than many readers will be looking...

THE SIBERIAN IRIS by Currier McEwen

Timber Press   1996    £29-99    206 pages   hardback The author was a towering figure in the history of Iris growing & breeding – especially Siberian & Japanese (see below). This book conveys his knowledge & warm personality. It is for a reader...

THE GARDENER’S IRIS BOOK by William Shear

Taunton Press 1998    £12-50   170 pages   hardback Very enjoyable & useful book. Lovely pictures, thorough coverage & a “telling you how to do it” approach A good one if you like a personal style. You can buy The Gardener’s Iris Book at...

GROWING IRISES by GE Cassidy & S Linnegar

Timber Press    price £8-95   160 pages   paperback   (mine is 1987 edition) This book includes planting schemes and recommendations of named varieties. It is very thorough & has nice drawings & 8 pages of colour photos. You can buy Growing Irises at...
IRISES : A PRACTICAL GARDENING GUIDE  by Karen Glasgow

IRISES : A PRACTICAL GARDENING GUIDE by Karen Glasgow

Published by Batsford 1997   price £17-99   104 pages   paperback Good coverage, more depth than the most basic books. Clearly written with many lovely photographs. Highly recommended for more than a beginners book. You can buy Irises: a Practical Gardening Guide at...

IRISES by Jennifer Hewitt

published by the Hardy Plant Society  2003   cost about £3    64 pages   paperback Good coverage, well organised, very clear. No photos, but line drawings. Amazingly good value from one of our leading Iris growers & experts. Share...

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