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Re: Re: Cult: Iris markers (OT-Humor?, OT-Chat)

> Least Favourite Method:  Names written on paper and stapled to fan.
> Don't think anyone uses this method any more; may they be blessed with
> 4 year-olds if they do.
> Regards,
> Sandy Ives in Ottawa  (where I can hear the Miller intros whispering
> 'Plant me, plant me')
	Sandy, your post was the funniest thing I have read on this list in ages!

	May I add to it to your 'least favorite' category?

	Don't know if Gurney's out of South Dakota still does the 
following or not, but here goes.

	Back in the Dark Ages, I ordered from them because I had not 
yet discovered 'modern' sources.  

	Well, the rhizomes I got from them had been split in half and 
placed in a baggie individually and sealed.  The name was written 
on the bag with a marks-a-lot.  When I opened the box, there were 
all these bags of mush as they had passed through intense heat 
on their way to Texas and had rotted.

	I wrote them about the condition of the plants on arrival and 
was informed that in order to get replacements, I had to wait until 
the next year and also place a minimum order.  I often wonder if 
they still split the rhizomes and get two for one.  I know they are 
still in business as I occasionally get a catalog from them, which 
used to be just like a newspaper but now is 'slick' like Spring Hill or 
Michigan Bulb catalogs.

	Walter Moores
	Enid Lake, MS 7/8 USA

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