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Meet the Irises of 2014!

Although the Northern Hemisphere’s winter is still blasting away, harbingers of Spring and Summer are beginning to arrive in the mail: Iris catalogues! Soft snow outlining the rooftops and dormant … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Putting a Name to the Face

Thomas Johnson, hybridizer and co-owner of Mid-America Garden in Salem, Oregon, sweats over coming up with appropriate names for his irises. “I find it very stressful,” he says, laughing. “I … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · 5 Comments