RE: So many choices
- Subject: RE: [iris-photos] So many choices
- From: "Harold Peters" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 09:13:13 -0700
- Importance: Normal
someone answered, it was off line. Every reasonable
question deserves an answer so I will go where angels fear to tread. Maybe it
will launch a worthwhile threat. The real answer has to be based on
your definition of "smart". If "smart" is determined by you, then the answer is
to acquire most of your irises based on seeing the iris grown in your area
and/or climate zone. Base your acquire decision based 50% on an evaluation
of the plant and 50% on the bloom. Acquire many via trades. Buy many of your
plant purchases from local specialty iris nurseries after you
have visited that nursery at least twice. This definition of "smart" is
based on minimizing regretting having acquired certain cultivars.
"smart" is based on what others think about your collection, then
concentrate on acquiring regional favorites, AIS 100 favorites, and newer
introductions of nationally recognized hybridizers and the up-and-coming
local hybridizers. A variation of this method would be to concentrate on
acquiring recent Award of Merit winners. Within this strategy, you can still
have portions of your iris collection devoted to specialized criteria like
historics, rebloomers, space agers, etc.
is another method and that is to buy great bargains accepting that there will be
a heavy turnover. Buying from the sale of AIS regional and national
convention guest irises can be a great way to get bargains. This
usually means attending the sale in person or having an agent for you at the
Hope this helps.
Beautiful View Iris Garden
2048 Hickok Road
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
I love iris. So far I have what people have given me. I would
like to start collecting seriously. Any advice on how to make smart choices?
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