Re: CAT: Survey of Iris Suppliers - Results
- Subject: Re: CAT: Survey of Iris Suppliers - Results
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 02:10:44 -0000
Perfect segue, Storylady, for me to give another big thanks to a
I placed a sizable order to Spanish Fork this year (their early
catalog made them early on my list of orders.) I received the order
in good shape and time and was fully satisfied. I can't really say
whether I got extras from them or not. I don't really look at extras
as anything but the bonuses they really are, although I do share that
oooh, what did I get? frame of mind when an order arrives,
particularly from those super-generous suppliers we all know and love.
Today I got a tantalizing box from Darlene Pinegar of Spanish Fork,
who said that in reviewing her records, she doesn't think they sent
any bonuses. So the box contained their 2001 intro I most lusted
after, looking perfect for my pink-irises-with-pastel-beards
hybridizing goal, which I must have mentioned, though I don't
remember doing so. I was thrilled.
If you're not familiar with Spanish Fork Iris Gardens, be sure to
order their next catalog, at 40 So. 200 West, Spanish Fork, UT 84660.
Whidbey Island, WA
--- In iris-talk@y..., storylade@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 8/25/01 11:48:32 AM Central Daylight Time,
> wmoores@w... writes:
> << Anything else? Am I too picky? >>
> Walter, I think we each have rules by which we judge these things.
> not too picky. Some of the things you mention bother me, but
> I've ordered from all but 3 of the suppliers listed, and I've not
had a bad
> experience with any of them. I would prefer that some give better
> more) bonuses but that doesn't really stop me if I want something
> I am impressed (positively) with healthy, solid, and clean (though
> understand when there is a restriction on water as Sterling Innerst
> experienced many years ago during a drought--and others I'm sure)
> Most aesthetic things are negotiable . . . but I don't really like
> as filler, shredded or otherwise. I do know it's often the only
> hand, especially with a trade. (Who can complain with these?)
> I prefer middle of the road rhizomes, neither too small or too
> very small rhizomes leave some questions in my mind. I am also
> though badly, by irises that appear to have been out of the ground
> month or contain obvious disease or damage. I don't care for
> appear to have been rinsed in very muddy water--I would prefer a
> garden loam clinging to the roots than the layer of mud. I know
> has no baring on the quality of the rhizomes, but ... it's a
> I also don't like suppliers to change the terms of sale after I
> without telling me. Fairly early in my iris experiences, one iris
> advertised 9 assorted rhizomes (names attached) for something like
> then sent only 7 with the explanation that "It's been a bad year."
> To return to the question of "bonus" plants. I suspect most of us
> spoiled to receiving "good" bonuses. For me, summer is my real
> never know what surprises lurk in those boxes. Well, . . .
sometimes I do .
> . . sorta! I'm not above asking for what I want. And I do like
> to pay attention, IF they've asked me to make suggestions.
> Monty B. spoiled me on bonuses years ago. I didn't spend much on
> that time and would not have considered spending $30.00 to $35.00
> think was the going price for a "new" iris. He'd have you list the
> wanted, with your most preferred at the top. Then he went down
> until he felt you had all the bonuses you deserved, or that he
> As a supplier, if everyone else gives good bonuses, you stand out
> Betty . . . gingerly stepping off the soap box in Bowling Green KY
> where it's starting to rain again. No rebloom so far (except Baby
> . . although I've reports there is plenty of rebloom in Summerset
> miles to the east.
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