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Re: TB Newbie

You certainly have the right name for your garden!

Harold Peters wrote:

>I have a small one-person commercial nursery. Last weekend I was with
>customers and a man called from Texas and asked if I would help him identify
>some old irises across the street from his property and if any were
>valuable. I told him no and No. He had already talked to his local nursery
>people and they had already told him it was impossible. Since I had
>customers in the garden, I did not have time to give him a thorough answer.
>I agree with you about the futility of spending even a little effort to
>identify a $3 iris. When I  was a collector, even the misided were pretty.
>When I started commercial operations, misided were not pretty. Early on I
>had some difficulty throwing away my misided stock. Now I can throw away
>misids casually. However what I normally do is replace the name stake with
>one that says "For Sale Immediately". When someone asks about the clump, I
>quote a cheap price that is difficult for the customer to refuse. I get the
>shovel and dig the clump as soon as the customer says yes. I have a pleased
>customer and I made a sale so I am happy too.
>I have attached a garden view. We need that perspective also. Photo taken
>4/27/2005 just after peak bloom.
>Harold Peters
>Beautiful View Iris Garden
>2048 Hickok Road
>El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
>harold@directcon.net <mailto:harold@directcon.net>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------

My words are mine, and don't reflect the views of my employer.
Catherine Button    Network Administrator and corporate irritant
cathy@pavcal.com    Phone: 609-518-3700 x4444  Fax: 609-518-3720

 "When I drop in my tracks, I want the body to skid for a week."

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