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RE: Darkest Day in Iris Gardening

  • Subject: RE: [iris-photos] Darkest Day in Iris Gardening
  • From: "Dana Brown" DanaBrown@peoplepc.com
  • Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 23:28:14 -0500
  • Thread-index: AcZn/ltviK/G3ikBRJC/UgnPt8ByRAAIdGpQ


            So sorry for you problems!!  Down here in Texas, we would say… “Get a Rope”!!!


            As to picture size, there are two things involved here.  Your picture file size is good, about 50 kb.  That is perfect according to the rules of this site and for those of us still on dial up (not by choice).  However, the size of the photo itself is small.  All of my pictures are about the same size (file size) but I choose a picture size of 4 x 6 so it displays at a good size.  So, if you enlarge your photo size, while maintaining your photo size it ought to fix all your problems <GRIN>






Dana D. Brown

AIS Region 17 RVP

Director ASI, TBIS


Malevil Iris Gardens & Kennels


Lubbock, TX  79403

Zone 7 USDA, Zone 10 Sunset



From: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com [mailto:iris-photos@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of matbeach1@aol.com
Sent: Monday, April 24, 2006 7:22 PM
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [iris-photos] Darkest Day in Iris Gardening


I suppose I seek a bit of an emotional boost from you here.

About two months ago, the new landscape (grass cutting/weeding) people in my housing division sprayed Round Up in my beds. After raising Cane and writing a letter to the board, it was communicated to the landscapers that anything they killed in my yard, they would replace. Apparently, many other people complained and they got the boot last week, but they decided today, their final day to pay me special attention. One of them took a weed eater and hacked half of one of my iris beds like a massacre. The Creative Vision, Ripple Effect, and Golden Panther I posted the other day were hacked off and thrown into a clump of pampas grass. Pieces of flowers were everywhere. It was sickening.

I have plenty of other irises they didn't affect, but I know that all of you know what hard work, energy and spirit goes into this activity -- not to mention heart.

I will continue posting pictures of irises which bloom here, but Linda's Child, Golden Panther, Ripple Effect, Shore Patrol, Bel Esprit, Carnival Ride, and Creative Vision are all gone for this year.

John e-mailed me that my attachments were too large. I am sorry; this picture of what is left of Golden Panther is the correct size.

Mike in Myrtle Beach, SC, Zone 8


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