Welcome to the group. It is a great bunch of iris lovers.
It is so nice to get up in the morning, turn on the computer, and hear
from people all over the U.S. and the globe. Today it is Australia and
Holland. Some days it includes the Ukraine. It is fun.
Have a good day from Southern California.
Jan in Chatsworth
Mark & Wendy Lazzaro
I've been lurking here for a few weeks now and
have built up the courage to introduce myself.
My name is Mark and I reside on the far South
coast of New South Wales in Australia.
I've grown bearded iris now for six years,
more seriously for the last three. I made my first hybridizing attempts in
2006 and these seedlings are now being grown out and will hopefully flower
next Spring (2008).
I guess you could say I've been infected with a
big dose of "iris virus". I attended the Australian Iris Society - NSW
Region Annual Show and joined up as a member. Whilst at the show I had the
privilege of talking to Grahame Grosvenor regarding iris
I also had an opportunity recently to visit the
Tempo Two Nursery and to speak with Barry Blyth about hybridizing.
Both Grahame and Barry were receptive to
a novice's questions and have encouraged me to give it a
As well as bearded iris, I like the PCI's and
hope to obtain some soon and will
dabble in a little hybridizing with these as well.
I'm a fan of Brad Kasparek's broken colour
iris, and this is where my personal hybridizing program will be
I've enjoyed seeing all the photos of the
seedlings posted, and hope to have something of my own to share with you all
in the future.
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