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söndag 3 oktober 2010

Mosaic Monday

Visst är det härligt att ha en hel hög med olästa böcker nu när höstmörkret sänker sig. I mitt foto nedan skymtar ni Claire Austins encyclopedia om irisar. Den fick pris som årets trädgårdsbok 2006. En helt underbar bok, som jag verkligen kan rekommendera till alla irisälskare. Fotona har författaren tagit själv och de är ljuvliga. 5 stjärnor får boken av mig.


It is so good to have a whole bunch of unread books now when the Fall darkness is here again. To the left in my photo above you can see my new iris book by Claire Austin. Bokus my internetshop writes about the book: This comprehensive encyclopedia is a reference for iris enthusiasts everywhere. It offers information on a variety of irises and boasts more than 1000 stunning colour photographs. The author, drawing on experience, handpicked a vast array of irises perfect for gardeners, and highlights both popular and lesser-known varieties.

My review: Claire Austin (daughter to the rose guru David Austin) lives in Shropshire in England. She holds the National Collection of bearded irises at her and her husbands nursery Claire Austin Hardy Plants. For this book, 'Irises A Gardener's Encyclopedia' she won Winner of Garden Writers' Guild Award 2006. This is really a gorgeous encyclopedia with bearded and beardless irises suitable for gardens all over the world.
Nearly all photos in the book are Claires own and they are just fantastic with wonderful and true colours. A must have book for all iris lovers. I give the book 5 stars.


Now it is Mosaic Monday again and you are welcome to visit Mary in her dear little red house
and see more mosaics!


Old houses in my hometown.

15 kommentarer:

  1. Great mosaic, love a book on a winter evening.

    SvaraRadera
  2. Nothing like a good book to read! and such pretty houses! Love the mosaic!

    SvaraRadera
  3. I am finally having good luck growing iris here since I started a new bed 2 years ago that gets enough sunlight. I did not know about David Austin's daughter. Very interesting!

    SvaraRadera
  4. Books, a cup of tea, and lovely flowers! Wonderful! Love the iris and great buildings.

    SvaraRadera
  5. The Iris book looks like a wonderful reference book on this beautiful flower. The mosiac of old homes is great too.

    SvaraRadera
  6. What lovely mosaics! And iris are one of my favorites! thanks for sharing at MM> :)

    SvaraRadera
  7. Lovely Lovely mosaic. Im new to this.
    Love the colors also.

    SvaraRadera
  8. Yes, it's wonderful indeed to have a pile of unread books. :) Neat mosaics!

    SvaraRadera
  9. Dear Ingmarie, looking at your books I had to smile, I wish you you get really the time to read them. Your recommendation for the Iris book sounds interesting. I am wondering why the Iris I planted last year didn't bloom this year. As I see in the mosaic you have very nice Irises at your place. Have a good week! Anja

    SvaraRadera
  10. lovely mosaic. I love Irises and old buildings.

    SvaraRadera
  11. Höstmys - och plötsligt unnar jag mig så mycket tid. Konstigt, men härligt.

    Te, tända ljus, en bra bok... avkoppling. Och så en himla massa trädgårdspyssel förstås...

    Ha det gott!

    SvaraRadera
  12. What pretty old buildings in your home town!
    Books and the shortening days of fall just go together, don't they?

    SvaraRadera
  13. Jo nu när höstrusket infinner sej e det gått med en bok...ska bara hitta något som kan trollbinda mej..ha det..Maria
    Ps gamla hus e så vackra Ds

    SvaraRadera
  14. I love to read. On my cruise I had dinner with two ladies from Holland. They love to visit Greece and Italy. We had a great time. Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner. Your photos are wonderful.
    xoxo
    Betty

    SvaraRadera
  15. I enjoyed looking at your beautiful mosaics! Irises are beautiful and the old homes are charming. I also love to read! :)

    SvaraRadera