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Elias Nelson(1876-1949)

Yakima, Washington, USA

ELIAS NELSON of Yakima, died on August 9 at the age of 73 years. He was a widely known botanist and for many years a noted iris breeder. His three introductions, Show Girl, Saluskin and Selah, are distinguished additions to the list of modern irises. Mr. Nelson's "Garden Fans' Fancies" in the local papers each Sunday covered a wide field of garden activities and furnished valuable information to readers on how to select and handle the best species and varieties of flowers. He also contributed articles to the AIS BULLETIN. It is hoped that Mr. Nelson's family will have published in book form the long list of articles he has written, as they make up a substantial contribution to garden literature in general.

[AIS Bulletin #115, October 1949, p.88.]

Registrations/Introductions:

´╗┐Border Bearded: ´╗┐'Precious Gem',

Tall Bearded: 'Saluskin', 'Selah', 'Show Girl'.

-- Main.RPries - 2012-05-18
Topic revision: r3 - 20 Nov 2015, Harloiris
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