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Re: Fw: [iris] Iris By Continent? was OT: new web site

  • Subject: Re: Fw: [iris] Iris By Continent? was OT: new web site
  • From: Jan Lauritzen <janicelauritzen@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 10:19:10 -0700 (PDT)

Colleen,
 
LOVE Breaking the Rules.  Even the name is great.  It is not standard and not a flattie.  It reminds me of New Perspective with all the petals and flounces everywhere.  Makes it look like a peony or rose or ???  Very nice.
 
Jan in Chatsworth

Colleen Modra <colleen@impressiveirises.com.au> wrote:
Lets try this to the right group.

Colleen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Colleen Modra" <colleen@impressiveirises.com.au>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 5:31 AM
Subject: Re: [iris] Iris By Continent? was OT: new web site

> Hi Donna
>
>
> Irises ship across seasons OK, Some acclimatise quickly others take a few
> years. We find that the change in seasons tends to trigger rebloom even in
> irises that are just carriers, so there is a risk of bloom-out. There is a
> lot of exchange regularly between Blyth and Keppel, but that will slow now
> they are both starting to wind down. Getting irises into Australia is very
> expensive because of quarantine costs. However getting irises from
> Australia
> to the rest of the world is relatively cheap. Just a phyto and some
> airfreight, although some states may require an import permit. The most
> difficult country to ship to is Taiwan. Very complicated paperwork.
>
> Our season is being weird this year. The Beardeds are running early, the
> PCIs are late and I even have La heading a month early.
>
> Seedlings starting to look interesting. Will try to post some photos but
> get
> very frantic this time of year.
>
> Here a photo of Chocolate Mint flowering in Australia for the first time
> (new import). Arils are looking good, hope to register some new ones this
> season. Primarily from seed sent from Pete McGrath. Getting seed in is a
> lot
> cheaper and easier than getting plants in.
> Here is also a photo of my one of my new releases Breaking The Rules.
>
>
> Colleen Modra
> Adelaide Hills
> South Australia
>
> colleen@impressiveirises.com.au
> www.impressiveirises.com.au
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donna Millican" <donnamil@yahoo.com>
> To: <iris@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 3:37 AM
> Subject: [iris] Iris By Continent? was OT: new web site
>
>
>> When I was looking at Colleen's site (loved it!) I noticed many names I
>> wasn't familiar with and I got to wondering if many irises stay where
>> they're originated or if they can pretty much be shipped worldwide? I
>> realize that it certainly is possible with expedited shipping to actually
>> get an iris from one place to another, but is it routinely done? Is it so
>> expensive that very few people bother? With Australia, is it difficult
>> because their seasons are opposite ours?
>>
>> I'd sure love to hear more from our southern hemisphere members about how
>> their gardens are coming along. It's getting way too close to winter here
>> and although I have to replant my iris almost every day because the deer
>> are too stupid to remember they don't like them and have to try one or
>> two
>> each night just to drop them on the ground again. When will they ever
>> learn? If these iris survive, it will be a miracle. Hunters welcomed.
>>
>> Donna zone 5 eastern WA
>>> I've just posted our new season web site. www.impressiveirises.com.au If
>>
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