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Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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djinnevada
Jan 18, 2016 10:29 PM CST
Does anyone know of a book that has a photo of all (I guess ALL would be impossible...how about a lot?) of iris? Is there a yearly (photo) record of iris that are registered that year? I have been scouring the AIS database and several others but I am actually more of a book-in-hand type of reader.
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Jan 19, 2016 1:11 AM CST
I think you'd have to buy a lot of books to compile just a fraction of what's out there. Kelly Norris' book is the latest I have, but he just scratches the surface. I've often thought it would be a good idea.. but so far, I haven't run across it. At least with the internet, we have access to much more than we used to.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Jan 19, 2016 1:31 AM CST

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I know it's not a book but we have over 43,000 images in the database here, you can go through the listings alphabetically, it can be quite enabling! nodding
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Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
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yadah_tyger
Jan 19, 2016 3:07 AM CST
What Sue said.. Just go thru all the photos here. And remember "I'm sticking to my budget, I'm sticking to my budget."

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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jan 19, 2016 11:47 AM CST
While I always use the database to check what the non-vendor pictures look like of iris I want to buy, I would be afraid for my wallet if I went through the entire database.
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Jan 19, 2016 11:52 AM CST
My Virgo daughter came over to help me get organized, throwing out stuff. "What are all those iris catalogs doing by your bed?". she asked.
"Hands off" I said quickly. "Bedtime reading!"
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jan 19, 2016 1:00 PM CST
I ran across a very big, and expensive, book about ten years ago that had a color photo of ALL the registered irises up to that point. The photos were an inch square and did not appeal to me.
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Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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djinnevada
Jan 19, 2016 3:32 PM CST
I agree about looking at "real" pictures of the iris, for sure, but I also like like turning pages. My husband says I was born in the wrong era (he loooooves the internet / computer etc. _"why take up all that room with books when you can just look up what you want?" ) but I just enjoy the feel of holding a book. Plus I can make notes in it, stick stickies in it, won't lose it when a nasty virus sneaks in, blah blah blah.

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iciris
Jan 19, 2016 9:28 PM CST
I agree with you Darcy, love books for all the reasons you stated.
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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janielouy
Jan 19, 2016 10:16 PM CST
My collection of iris catalogs is a great comfort when sleep is elusive. I have quite a stack and love to look through them from time to time just for fun. ATP data base is awesome for quick reference but I love the pictures in the catalogs.
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Jan 19, 2016 10:58 PM CST
I also prefer turning a page too... preferably from back to front (I'm so weird). I remember seeing something about that book, Bonnie... but my memory being what it is...... I also like the internet though.. I just gave away a bunch of horticultural reference books that I haven't looked at in years.. I'm out of space on my bookshelves..

Jan, I'm the Virgo in the family.. It's my Taurus daughter that thinks I need to get rid of things... At least now that she's in the Netherlands I don't have to hear.. "Mom?!?! Why are you getting all these Iris?!?!?"
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
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janwax
Jan 20, 2016 12:13 AM CST
How does she like the Netherlands, Sherry?
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Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
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cbunny41
Jan 20, 2016 5:27 AM CST
Sherry,

I also read newspapers and some other things back to front.

Darcy,

Daylilies had a yearly publication called Eureka with many pictures of currently sold varieties and their price through different sellers. For three years, 2002-2004, the publisher tried one for iris. It must not have sold well as he didn't continue. I was thinking of buying one when my financial situation was better. I think the original ones were in the $35 range but he sold old volumes considerably cheaper, about $18. At that time, three-four years ago, they were still available. Their site is [url=www.GardenEureka.com]www.GardenEureka.com[/url].

Well, I just checked and the site is no longer active. Found some comments here on the Daylily forums and the publications apparently ended with 2012. Found a combination 2004 Hosta and Iris, so 2 volumes bound together, through Google, being sold for $20 plus $5 postage. Personally I would have snapped it up in a heartbeat if I could afford to, as also love hostas. But of course we are mostly interested in the more recent ones. You might set up a search on E-Bay, if it interests you, but since out of print, I doubt you could find it any cheaper.
Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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djinnevada
Jan 20, 2016 11:01 AM CST
Found one!!!! AIS actually puts a booklet out for every year, and then they have books for decades. Looks like the booklet comes out about a year or two late, but still!!!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jan 20, 2016 11:04 AM CST
Good news Darcy!

Sherry - I read magazines and such back to front, but never books of course! Big Grin
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Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Jan 20, 2016 11:43 AM CST
I also prefer turning a page too... preferably from back to front (I'm so weird).
I do too! I guess we're all weird.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Jan 20, 2016 12:09 PM CST
I'm so looking forward to forum members' photos as their irises bloom this year!!
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jan 20, 2016 2:49 PM CST
AIS booklest are the registrations. No photos that I know of. I have to send for the 2014 one. thanks to John's grandmother we have all the checklists from the beginning. Poor dear would not know that he had them.
Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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djinnevada
Jan 20, 2016 4:49 PM CST
Oh poop. I think I didn't make myself clear when I asked about it. Glad you told me - I would have been really disappointed to have bought them only to find no photos.
Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Composter Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plays in the sandbox
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yadah_tyger
Jan 22, 2016 2:48 AM CST
It's not a book but a site with many real nice photos. Just start on 'A1' and keep hitting next on the bottom of the page. It will automatically go thru all the Iris at this site.

http://country-delight-iris.tripod.com/id1282.html

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