Adam, on Facebook, you might want to haunt such places as American Iris Society, Iris Lovers, reblooming irises, etc.. These places will help you stay connected with the iris community.
Bridge In Time Iris Garden
KY zone 6
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Hi Linda, El, and others, too! .... whoever's left on Iris-Photos . . .
The one thing about Facebook versus this List, is that pertinent photos of the season and seedlings might
be missed from the general group, at least, I think so. Depending on your settings on FB, you'll only get
notifications on your 'news feed' from people with whom you interact the most with. I just changed my
settings so that I get everyone's info, but with over 360 friends, it's not possible to see what everyone
posted that morning for 'news.'
Facebook is great, for keeping in touch with my friends that I grew up with and people I meet along
life's road, but I find this list separately valuable and like Linda said, an incredible resource in the
archives for information!!
President - Mio Irisarians
Zone 4 (and a half . . .J)
On Mar 1, 2011, at 7:15 AM, Linda Mann wrote:
I'm actual ly not new to Facebook - got an account quite awhile ago so I
could access some non-iris friends' wall photos, but just recently
stepped into the quicksand of the iris community ;-)
Talk about information overload! I do try to limit the amount of time I
spend with this machine, but really enjoy sharing excitement about this
and that with iris cyber friends (plus the usual "real" friends) and it
will be nice to have better/easier access to old and new iris friends
who aren't on this forum.
Things seem to have really slowed down in these two forums with so much
on Facebook and Iris Encyclopedia, but I do hope folks will continue to
share some things here as well. The archived messages on hortnet are an
incredible resource. Just last week, I dug through some posts by Neil
Mogensen re: genetics of Emma Cook pattern. Again. And hunted up some
seedling photos from various folks, searching for parents.
Anyway, Adam, it's like being sucked down a drain at first ;-) Thanks
to Barb ;-) & Facebook, I still have about 90 friend requests from
people I never heard of, not counting the ones I've accepted. & some of
them I probably never heard of either, thanks to fumble fingers ;-)
> Um, Adam, be careful, 'cause I was almost late picking up my husband while I was schmoozing my new "friends" on Facebook. Talk about time flying. :O
> El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Z3
Linda Mann east TN USA zone 7