Comments Off on Digital: Louisville Hybridizers of the Past
Robert Strohman takes us on his research trial into the past for iris hybridizers of Louisville Kentucky area. He discusses and describes many cultivars of Henry Grant, Edith Bodley and several more irisarians whose hybridizations flowered into existence from the mid 1930's to the 1990s. 21 pages.
Here is a digital PDF version of the printed catalogue written in 1926 about irises. It provided an overview of the distribution, botanical types, garden and landscape use, propagation, hybridization, diseases and pest. 47 pages. It will be to you sent via email.
Comments Off on Complete Digital PDF Version of Iris Chronicles
This flash drive contains the complete digitalized copies of all known volumes of the Iris Chronicles. Although the last volumes are labeled 33 and 34, volumes 31 and 32 are not known to exist. Each volume is filled with a wealth of information that include notes on breeding, correspondence and rich details not found in other publications. Each one is unique in itself, compiled and edited by irisarians who sought to capture all known information at the time of their writings. This offerings will provide you with months of reading and intellectual exploration.
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About the Author
Clarence Mahan was an internationally recognized authority on irises. A past president, honorary life member and emeritus judge of the American Iris Society, he wrote many articles and papers on irises. He gave many programs and lectures on irises to horticultural societies, garden clubs, and iris groups. He was the past president of the Historic Iris Preservation Society, the Society for Japanese Irises and the Reblooming Iris Society. He was president of the panel of judges at the International Iris Competition in Florence, Italy in 1999. The American Iris Society honored Mr. Mahan with its Distinguished Service Medal in 2004. He was also an honorary life member of the Society for Japanese Irises and a recipient of the Historic Iris Preservation Society's Distinguished Service Award.
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