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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

Obsessed with the Unique

In the world of hybridizers of the modern Bearded iris, there are stars, and they have their groupies. One wouldn’t know it from speaking with these breeders — some of … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 6 Comments