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...

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 &...

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