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Re: Suspect Wal Mart Prissy Miss

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Suspect Wal Mart Prissy Miss
  • From: "Robert Dickow" dickow@uidaho.edu
  • Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 12:19:28 -0700

He he! I got a great deal once-- 75 cents for the last, dried up little
broken rhizome of Iris 'Ritz' from a hardware store bulb bin. Matter of
fact, it was marked as $1.99 but I talked the teller into giving it to me
for 75 cents, saying 'it looks dead.' Of course I knew better. Ritz is now
my wife's favorite SDB in my garden, and it is a rank grower and bloomer.

Moral: Don't overlook Walmart-style bargain bins...if you know what you are

----- Original Message -----
From: <oneofcultivars@aol.com>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 10:55 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] Suspect Wal Mart Prissy Miss

> This is what bloomed from packaged irises from Wall Mart. It is not
> to the picture on the package or the discription for Prissy Miss.
> Still, like all other irises, I like it. Purchases of volume, pre packaged
> irises are best used for experiments and landscaping (holding banks) to my
> way of thinking. They should not be redistributed as a named iris.
>  I like to buy them after they have been on the shelf a season or two and
> heavily discounted, maybe 90% off. That way I get my moneys worth in a
> pre-packaged, pre-killed experiment that presents a mystery that can be
> unraveled only by the finest of minds. Though, such minds are not in
> residence here and seldom visit.
> Smiles,
> Bill Burleson 7a/b
> Old South Iris Society
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