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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