Reference Library

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What’s in a Name: Swertii

Swertii by Marilyn Bedsworth The fragrance of ripe grapes is carried along on the spring breeze. With no arbors along this country lane, what could be the source of this [...]

What’s in a Name: Whole Cloth

Whole Cloth – Mike Unser In 1958 Paul Cook of Bluffington, Indiana, introduced his latest masterpiece – a blue and white amoena he named Whole Cloth. Immediately acclaimed, this exceptional [...]

What’s in a Name: Wychnor

Wychnor A New Zealand Story, by Stephanie Boot, NZ With Acknowledgement and Thanks to Patricia Forsyth and John Vickers This beautiful white iris has been grown in New Zealand since [...]