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Planting Rainbows

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Principal John Mason, ACS Distance Education
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Planting Rainbows


Iris plants are synonymous with colour. In classical mythology Iris is the Goddess of the rainbow. The iris is also the coloured membrane surrounding the pupil in the eye and, of course, irises are members of the plant family, Iridaceae, which have large brightly coloured flowers arranged in multiples of three. Iris plants are a long-time garden favourite and whilst some species are relatively easy to grow, others require a greater level of understanding in terms of their cultural requirements. Such knowledge can be the difference between producing healthy plants or disease ridden specimens. Thankfully, a newly revised course on Growing Iris by ACS Distance Education has all the answers. This course covers the identification of common and less common iris species in the four main divisions, cultural management, propagation, irrigation, uses, and harvesting techniques. Created to appeal to both amateur and professional gardeners and plant growers, this course is invaluable for anyone with a penchant for these beautiful plants.


To discover more, please visit: http://www.acs.edu.au/courses/Growing-Iris-117.aspx.

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