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Re: Not Batik!

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Not Batik!
  • From: "Hensler" hensler@povn.net
  • Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 09:35:40 -0700

Hi Cheryl,

Definitely tell the Nursery you ordered from that you got a mislabeled iris
and give them a chance to make it right before posting their name. Everyone
goofs at times (especially if they hire people to help) but any good nursery
will be more than happy to square things with you.

Skip & Christy Hensler
Newport, WA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cheryl Leigh Chamberlin" <clc@cherylleigh.com>

> This iris came to me in August 2001 from one of the most well-known
> commercial iris growers, clearly labeled as Batik. It looks like Rare
> Edition to me!
> Oddly enough, Rare Edition was one of the original 19 rhizomes that I
> started with, sent by a friend in Texas in 1996. It didn't bloom the first
> two years, and after that I lost a whole lot of irises to grubs and moved
> the remainder into barrels. I'm still getting surprises- like yesterday's
> Spanish Leather <G> from that group but I am positive this rhizome did not
> get mixed up with them.
> I was going to contact the grower (can I say who it is?<G>) and whine;
> they'd apologize and send me a free Batik rhizome! But this is a pretty
> iris, and I've now seen a couple of things I think I'd like to try in
> of Batik anyway- taller broken colors, like Out of Control or the Gnu
> family.
> Cheryl Leigh

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