Its our 8th week Anniversary of the blog. In that short period of time I have displayed 22 pictures of New Zealand Bred Irises. It took a tri-annual New Zealand Iris booklet from 2001 - 2007 to display 22 NZ Bred Irises photos, this is a disappointing 7% of all photos that they published within that period. What the hell were they thinking???? A total of 93 NZ Bred Irises were registered within this time frame, so what do most of these new irises these look like?? Knowledge Grows Only When Its Shared. Post more on this later.
"Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong."
Welcome to Heritage Irises, and do make yourself at home. The blog shares the magic of Irises and will feature some very special New Zealand raised varieties especially the brilliance of our very own Jean Stevens (1900-1967). Each and every iris growing in New Zealand are a part of our Iris Heritage and will all become historic or heirloom irises one day so why not start early and give them all a good home! Writing and researching about heirloom irises is just a hobby and the blog is my diary notes and observations of the Irises I grow and like at home.I'm really enjoying myself, although blogging is a lot like a virus that invades the mind and body and you can't rid yourself of it, in the nicest possibly way of course. Heritage Irises looks it's best when using Opera as your browser and viewed in 1280 X 1024 resolution or above.
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“To appreciate the beauty of a snow flake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.”
A 7 year old 5.1 mega pixel Fuji Finepix S5600 digital camera has been used exclusively for all photos able to be viewed on the blog that are accredited to Iris Hunter. Why such an old camera you may ask? Well its an easy camera to work with, but more importantly it reinforces my view that you don't have to invest thousands of dollars in equipment to produce a reasonably swish Blog