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Re: Re: Dietes in TX and the antique Irises


Tom,
Please send me the information on obtaining some of these Irises.  My 
private email is mel@theofficenet.com
Thanks
Rusty


>From: tgreaves@primeco.com
>Reply-To: iris-talk@egroups.com
>To: iris-talk@egroups.com
>Subject: [iris-talk] Re: Dietes in TX and the antique Irises
>Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 09:03:36 -0500
>
>
>
>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 remainder.
>
>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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