A New Zealand Gardener's Guide
Pamela McGeorge &
Photographs by Russell McGeorge
an iris to suit every gardener's taste and they're all covered in
this informative guide - written for New Zealand conditions - which
includes bearded, bulbous, beardless and crested irises.
Find out how to landscape
with these versatile plants - they're great in borders and bog gardens
- plus learn how to pick and pack them to increase their longevity
in the vase. There's also a short chapter on pests and diseases,
so you know what to do if your plants are attacked by nasties.
Irises has dozens
of illustrative photographs of some pretty amazing varieties too,
such as the fiery 'Copatonic' and the purple and white 'Batik'.
The authors have a huge
wealth of knowledge about their subject - Pamela McGeorge is a former
Editor of New Zealand Gardener and writes for the Evening
Post, while Alison Nicoll has been a member of the New Zealand
Iris Society since 1979 and is a senior judge.
Gardener, Issue 88, December 13-27, 2001, Page 30
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH