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Re: Re: Dietes in TX and the antique Irises

send me her address.

Founder of SIAR in 1971 / Founder of IAR in 1995
Current President of SIAR

----- Original Message -----
From: <tgreaves@primeco.com>
To: <iris-talk@egroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2000 7:03 AM
Subject: [iris-talk] Re: Dietes in TX and the antique Irises

> Donald Eaves asked if the Dietes came from TX.  No, I got them from
a lass in
> Orlando, Fl.  She claimed that they were good from zone 7 and
warmer.  I'm zone
> 7 and didn't think about it until I finally got the technical name
yesterday and
> researched it on the web.  It is definately a zone 8 minimum.  They
are planted
> now, so I'll mulch them heavy this winter and hope for a few more
warm winters
> and then replace them with more adapted varities when they finally
get bitten.
> About the antiques that I got off ebay, the house was built in 1855
and the 97
> year old neighbor says that they are all bearded varities of many
colors and
> have not been properly cared for as long as he can remember.  The
200 I got were
> from all over the property so as to try and get various colors.  The
new owner
> who is selling the plants was not there when they were in bloom.
She says she
> has about 20,000 for sale at $0.32 plus shipping.  My order of 200
got messed up
> and I ended up buying 500.  I think it will provide inexpensive
landscaping but
> I have a large area to cover so will use named varities for the
> If anyone wants to buy some of the antiques, let me know and I'll
send you her
> email address.  She is located in Tn.
> Tom Greaves
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