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Re: How does one decide

  • Subject: Re: How does one decide
  • From: SDAyres2@aol.com
  • Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 07:43:45 EDT

Just one suggestion:
View your garden from a distance.  Keep the ones that catches your  eye.  
Plant those plants in the back of your new garden.  It may be  too late to do 
this for the irises but you can do this for the daylilies.
In a message dated 8/8/2009 4:56:01 P.M. Mountain Daylight Time,  
colleen@impressiveirises.com.au writes:


Les and I are going to be moving in a few months, and  either winding up 
or selling the business here by the end of the financial  year, primarily 
because of health reasons. We're buying a property of one  acre in Mt 
Pleasant about 20 min from here, a small town between the Adel  Hills and 
the Barossa Valley, and leasing the propagation areas here until  next 
May. So now I have to choose a sample of everything I want to take  with me.
>From those who have down scaled before, how do you decide what to  take 
with you? We currently have about 1250 bearded iris, 250 beardless  iris, 
and 550 daylilies, plus a large breeding program, mainly bearded  iris 
but also some good daylilies and Pacific Coast iris, and of course  
there's the several years' worth of seedlings that are yet to  bloom..
Culling out about third of each is easy, but then where does one  go????? 
The parents one wants to use, old favourites, new stock that you  haven't 
seen much of, things that you think might do much better in the  new 
environment, concentrate on keeping seedlings???????
We bought a  lot of new stock in the last year or two, before we realised 
how serious  Les' health could be and my knees got a lot worse, 
fortunately we've time  to see most of it bloom before having to finally 
decide, but it's the  culling the numbers by more than half is what I'm 
having problems  contemplating.

Any thoughts from someone who has done it before would  be appreciated.


Colleen Modra
ph/fax 08  8389 4439
Impressive Irises
PO Box 169
Charleston SA  5244


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