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I am like you. I do not buy that many TB'S in a year. This year I have been to three regional iris sales. That is where I buy my TB'S at. From catalogs, I buy MDB'S, ARILS, MTB'S and Species. How about putting the new specie from Korea on the cover of the bulletin. It looks real neat or some very rare species. The other then I order this year is Ben Hager's 48 chromosomes MTB'S that I could find. Like you I am not a TB person.

Jim Clark in Missouri Zone 5
-----Original Message-----
    From: Dennis Kramb <dkramb@badbear.com>
    To: iris-talk@egroups.com <iris-talk@egroups.com>
    Date: Friday, August 18, 2000 9:06 PM
    Subject: Re: [iris-talk] AIS: TBIS
    >We are a business
    >so the emphasis has to be on what sells.  TBs make
    >up 91% of our sales in
    >volume and over 95% of sales in dollars.  We try
    >to offer something for as
    >many people as possible but it is pretty obvious
    >that the large majority
    >want TBs.
    I bought 80 rhizomes this year (not a small chunk of change, I assure you).
          22 aril/arilbred
          2 japanese
          30 Louisianas
          1 MDB
          4 Spec-X
          16 Spec (all beardless)
          4 Spurias
          1 TB
    Less than 1% of my dollars went to TBs.  You did not get any of my money
    because you do not carry what I wanted.  I bought from you in the past and
    loved the service.  However this year I wanted to expand into things other
    than TBs, and had to take my business elsewhere.  My money went to 13 other
    nurseries that carried the things I wanted.  Just something for you to
    consider before drawing conclusions about what customers really want!
    Again, I know I'm in the minority, but I'm certainly not the only one out
    there buying non-TB irises.
    Dennis Kramb; dkramb@badbear.com
    Cincinnati, Ohio USA; USDA Zone 6

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