By Currier McEwen
Published by Timber
Reviewed by Mike Oates
This is the second book
by Currier McEwen on Siberian Irises, the first being a fairly small
paperback which went out of print several years ago. This new book
is a 200 page hardback illustrated with line drawings and a section
of 36 colour photos.
includes history, classification, description of the species, characteristics
of modern cultivars, culture and pests and diseases.
The author, now
93 years old, has been growing and hybridising Siberian irises for
the last forty years and is an internationally recognised expert
on the subject.
Zealand Garden Journal: Journal of the Royal New Zealand Institute
of Horticulture 1996 1(4): 23
McEwen died on June 23, 2003-shortly after his 101st birthday.
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