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RE: Re: HYB: Trialing, gardenability


Hi,
You are not the only ones.  I can not get Edith to
grow here in Wisconsin.
Char

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-iris@hort.net
[mailto:owner-iris@hort.net] On Behalf Of jgcrump
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 3:52 PM
To: iris@hort.net
Subject: Re: [iris] Re: HYB: Trialing,
gardenability


Linda  --  Yes, EDITH WOLFORD is another good
example.  It didn't enter my mind, since it didn't
live long enough here for me to see it in bloom.
-- Griff

zone 7 in Virginia

----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Mann" <lmann@volfirst.net>
To: "iris- talk" <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 4:20 PM
Subject: [iris] Re: HYB: Trialing, gardenability


> Tho not all are primarily motivated by the 'big
money and big glory' 
> Anner mentions, I must confess that I have
similar 'selfish' 
> hybridizing goals.  I am trying to breed
cultivars that will bloom 
> gloriously and reliably here.
>
> I've already demonstrated to my own satisfaction
that, regardless of 
> how well a seedling of mine does for me, not
everything I hybridize 
> here will stay alive elsewhere.  Even within my
own general geographic 
> area.
>
> But there is one big difference - I am very
curious about how my 
> seedlings perform outside of my garden.  From
what I hear from other 
> small hybridizers, there is no money to be made
from introductions - 
> the few dollars made don't even offset the
advertising for the few 
> small time folks I've talked to.  So I probably
won't bother 
> registering anything unless by some wild fluke I
get something that 
> both thrives here <and> is somewhere near the
cutting edge, or turns 
> out to be a really good and well-liked performer
in the general 
> region.  But I will continue to send for trial
to a few daubers and 
> friends I know and trust.  I get the impression
that curiosity isn't 
> shared by all hybridizers <g>
>
> Re: Griff's tale of LADY FRIEND and BEST BET:
An even better example 
> would have been our old much maligned highly
awarded EDITH WOLFORD, 
> who won't even live long enough to bloom for a
<lot> of people.  But 
> look at all those wonderful kids, some of which
even do reasonably 
> well for me!
>
> Anner ruminates:
> <'gardenablity," especially
>                    "gardenability" over a broad
geographical area, is 
> not among the goals shared
>                    by the preponderance of them
[hybridizers], who are 
> breeding for new breaks of color and
>                    form.
>
> I am told that competition is very fierce, that
the big money and big 
> glory
>                    are at the cutting edge, and
there is a limited 
> window in which to get a new
>                    introduction onto the market;
accordingly, culling 
> and trialing must happen
>                    largely in the hybridizer's
own garden. If other 
> trialing is wanted, it is likely
>                    to be done by a trusted
colleague, a fellow 
> hybridizer, who can offer
>                    sophisticated insights. I
understand that it may 
> even be possible that in some
>                    quarters the experience of
gardeners around the 
> country may not considered relevant
>                    to the goals being persued,
or even very 
> interesting. ....Anner Whitehead
>                    Richmond VA USA>
> --
> Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
> East Tennessee Iris Society
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