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Seed Pool

Seed Pool

The Seed Pool is now finished for the 2023 year.

Please save seed and send well labelled seed to the Seed Pool Distributor, Mid North Iris Group, C/o Lyn Parker, P O Box 1, Kaiwaka. 0542

Dates for Next Years Convention

Dates for Next Years Convention

Friday 15th November to Monday 18th November, 2024

To be held at Quality Hotel Elms in Papanui, Christchurch

Further details from Emma O’Connell

Book Release – Why Irises?

Book Release – Why Irises?

It’s here, the eagerly awaited and definitive book on irises; many Iris lovers have waited a long time for Gwenda Harris to put pen to paper and give the world the benefit of her huge experience growing these amazing plants.

Gwenda is widely respected for her intimate knowledge of Irises and has travelled worldwide following her passion. Her talks and demonstrations have entranced audiences throughout the country and encouraged many to look further into the breeding, growing and showing this wonderful plant.

The combination of Stephanie Boot as editor with assistance from Tony Hall, with beautiful photographs by Gwenda, Stephanie, Judith Neilson, Graham Menary and Alistair Boot makes this a book to cherish. Why Irises is not limited to just tall bearded varieties but encompasses all the other members of the genus too. Gwenda, Stephanie and Tony are all well known in the iris world and have all travelled to lecture or to judge irises in worldwide competition.

This is a book for every iris lovers shelf, the stories of travels, talks given and general helpful hints contained within, make it a must have.

It’s available from the publisher Alspix Studios email:    at a cost of NZD$35 a copy plus postage as follows:-

New Zealand wide $8.00 please add an extra $5.00 if you are on Rural Delivery
Australia $18.00
USA $26.00
Europe $26.00

Other countries by arrangement.

To order please fill on the order form below and make full payment to the South Canterbury Iris Groups bank account # 03 0887 0290597 00 using your name as the reference.

Books will be dispatched in the order payments are received and as this is a limited edition be early to avoid missing out.

Why Irises Book Order Form

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