The Secrets of Irises – a new book published by Ramat Hanadiv!
Ramat Hanadiv recently published the book The Secrets of Irises. This book, the first of its kind in Israel, presents comprehensive information gathered by Mr. David Shahak through many years of researching Oncocylius irises.
Oncocylius irises are special splendid flowers that we are fortunate to have growing in Israel. Although they do not bloom in great abundance, these beautiful flowers are extremely eye-catching. The bloom's position atop the stem and inflorescence as well as the impressive size and unique shape of the Oncocylius iris species found in Israel all contribute to the grandeur of these flowers. They can be spotted from afar wherever they grow.
The Oncocylius irises' blossoming period, from late January through May, attracts many visitors to their habitats. Avid fans make special efforts to see them in bloom from the Negev desert in southern Israel to Mt. Hermon in the far north, following the blossoming periods of each specific species.
The book presents the botanical information clearly and with scientific precision, accompanied by maps, tables and fabulous photos. It is an aesthetic and inviting experience for professionals in the field as well as amateur readers.
For purchase in the Ramat Hanadiv shop, tel: 04-6298111 extension 4