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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
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bluegrassmom
Jul 30, 2021 2:19 AM CST
Hi, I love books and was looking to add to my plant book collection. What do you suggestion for TB iris?

Others are welcome too. Thanks
Bee Kind, make the world a better place.
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Jul 30, 2021 11:16 PM CST
Teresa ~ Which ones do you have already?
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies Region: United States of America Garden Photography
Vegetable Grower Hybridizer Bulbs Brugmansias Hostas Irises
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bluegrassmom
Jul 31, 2021 6:08 AM CST
I don't have any iris books. I have dl and hosta books. I mostly grow TBs here, but have a small collection of Japanese and Siberian.
Bee Kind, make the world a better place.
Name: Ed
Upstate SC (Zone 8a)
redhead
Jul 31, 2021 6:28 AM CST
Earlier this year, I bought Classic Irises and the Men and Women who Created Them by Clarence E. Mahan. I got it through the historiciris.org website. Interesting read about very early hybridizers including biographic data.
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Jul 31, 2021 5:21 PM CST
If you join the American Iris Society, they will most likely send you the book, "The World of Irises" edited by Bee Warburton. This is a comprehensive tome with details regarding the various classes of irises.

Some others that you may find of interest:

The Genus Iris by William Richardson Dykes
The Iris Book by Molly Price
Iris Culture and Hybridizing for Everyone by Wilma Vallette
Breeding Red Irises The Carotenoids by Dan H. Meckenstock
Growing Irises by G.E. Cassidy and S. Linnegar
Irises by Harry Randall
Irises Their Culture and Selection by Gwendolyn Anley
The Iris by John C. Wister
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Aug 1, 2021 4:11 AM CST
'A Guide to Bearded Irises - Cultivating the Rainbow' by Kelly D. Norris
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies Region: United States of America Garden Photography
Vegetable Grower Hybridizer Bulbs Brugmansias Hostas Irises
Image
bluegrassmom
Aug 1, 2021 6:14 AM CST
Thanks for posting folks. I need more books like more plants but I enjoy them.
Bee Kind, make the world a better place.
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
Image
evelyninthegarden
Aug 1, 2021 12:59 PM CST
Teresa ~ You can't have too many books, or plants! Hilarious!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Aug 2, 2021 4:30 AM CST
I agree Hilarious!
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!

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