This is the photo scrapbook I have put together for my irises. It's not finished but the photos are in and some stickers are placed. I still need to go through and stamp the lines to write the iris names and info on each page.
Why I have a daylily on the front of the album is beyond me. Still need to change that.
This is my very special iris notebook. It's full of my iris lists, maps, iris culture and everything else iris. This book goes out to the garden with me whenever I'm playing in the irises.
Here is my new P-touch labeler. I have been busy making hundreds of labels for my irises. It couldn't be easier to use! I hook it up to my computer and do all the work from there. This little machine is going to save me lots of labeling headaches in the future!
These are the first labels I made. They are 3/4" tall and 2.5" long. Perfect size for the metal markers I'm using. These are made with the extra strength tz tape. It's great for use outdoors and lasts many years in bad weather. Perfect for my Michigan gardens.
All my iris maps. Some of these are more than seven years old. The iris beds are completely different now for the most part. All of these confusing, stuffed beds have been turned into nice even rows. Much easier to keep track of.
You can see all the dirt smudges and markings over the years. Some things died and others were incorrect or moved some where else in the garden. I keep all of these for memories and for future i.d. if things have gotten mixed up. My current mini blind markers tend to heave out of the ground and blow around in the spring!
These are my iris catalogs and books I have collected over the years. The catalogs are great reference material for i.d. and culture of irises. My collection has outgrown the container I keep them in! Catalogs include Schreiners, Cooleys, Keppel, Ghio, Suttons, Blyth, Mid-America, Ensata and many more.
I am also a member of the American Iris Society. They send out a quarterly book that is wonderful. Full of new info on irises and the latest intros from hybridizers around the country.