• I win, I win!

    Posted on June 24, 2007 by Kelly Norris in Uncategorized.

    For Immediate ReleaseContact: Jennifer Gillette703-257-1032membership@gardenwriters.org Kelly D. Norris Receives 2007 Silver Award of Achievement Washington, DC – June 11, 2007 – Kelly D. Norris received the Garden Writers Association Silver Award of Achievement for Magazine Writing. This national award recognizes individuals and companies who achieve the highest levels of talent and professionalism in garden communications. […]

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  • Future posts

    Posted on June 19, 2007 by Kelly Norris in Uncategorized.

    I love posting to my blog but haven’t had the time to share with you my thoughts and feelings about horticulture this spring. But, I’ve still been writing. Here are a few of the topics you can expect to see this summer here at the E-Garden Almanac: 1. Kelly’s Iris Picks of 20072. Plant profile: […]

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  • What a Spring It Has Been

    Posted on June 19, 2007 by Kelly Norris in Uncategorized.

    Indeed! My absence from posting is perhaps evident of exactly what kind of spring it has been. Flooding rains and teasing warm temperatures in March followed by a bitter cold spell in April spelled disaster for my Iowa garden. Our nursery, Rainbow Iris Farm also took a hit and we lost many irises this spring […]

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  • Irises in Indianola

    Posted on February 24, 2007 by Kelly Norris in Uncategorized.

    I had the good fortune of addressing a hardy group of south central Iowa gardeners this morning on the campus of Simpson College. Thank you for making the experience enjoyable and enriching with your questions and inquisitiveness. As promised, I have uploaded the handout from this morning which is available at this link. Some of […]

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  • Snowdrops

    Posted on February 17, 2007 by Kelly Norris in Uncategorized.

    Recently I have found myself defending my liking of the Galanthus or the snowdrops to my horticulture major friends. They balk at the minuscule nature of this darling spring ephemeral, dismissing it with an obvious lack of enthusiasm. Though not a “galanthophile”, I have come to admire these vestiges of spring really out of a […]

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  • New Ideas on Garden Making

    Posted on February 16, 2007 by Kelly Norris in Uncategorized.

    I would like to first start off with a thank you to the attentive audience of the Ames Garden Club last evening. I hope you were able to take away some ideas about making gardens from last night’s presentation. As an addendum to that lecture I decided to put together a short essay on my […]

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  • Links to other articles on Amsonia

    Posted on January 27, 2007 by Kelly Norris in Uncategorized.

    As an addendum to my column there are a couple of great articles on blue stars on the Internet: http://www.robsplants.com/plants/amsonia.php http://www.rhs.org.uk/learning/publications/plantsman/0605/amsonia.asp Good reading,–Kelly

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  • How do your irises grow?

    Posted on January 23, 2007 by Kelly Norris in Uncategorized.

    First of all, thanks to the attentive members of the Founders Garden Club of Des Moines. It was truly a pleasure to speak to your group on January 16. As a follow-up to that lecture, I offer the following links as great sources of information for irises: Bearded Irises:Rainbow Iris FarmAmerican Iris Society (Have you […]

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  • Website updated!

    Posted on January 23, 2007 by Kelly Norris in Uncategorized.

    Greetings! My personal website, www.frontiernet.net/~kellydn has been updated to include my current 2007 lecturing engagements as well as new information about the programs I am available to lecture on. As spring approaches do consider having me as a guest speaker to your club or at your function. Here’s what some audience members from recent presentations […]

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  • Love Apples & Wolf-Peaches: Synonyms for Lycopersicon esculentum or The Tomato

    Posted on November 21, 2006 by Kelly Norris in Uncategorized.

    The Aztecs called it wolf-peach. The French called it the love apple. You and I call it the tomato, pronunciation discourse aside. Regardless of what you want to call it the round, orbicular, heart-shaped, or even kidney shaped fruits of colors in more than just red are popular fruits of the American garden each summer. […]

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