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CULT: growing seeds

From: Irisborer@aol.com

In a message dated 8/4/1999 7:48:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Onegun2@aol.com 

<<   Thanks Kathy, I just found a big fat pod on one of my Iris's, It was 
 standing behind a bush and I didn't notice it before. Who knows what name 
 plant is. When I was buying Iris over the years I never knew people were so 
 serious about them. >>

I'm glad you found that to be of some use.  And I have only one other thing 
to say on the subject of growing irises from seed....... and that is, unless 
your goal is to get rich quick and retire to a houseboat in Sausalito (like 
all the other rich iris hybridizers...not),  growing irises from seed is an 
end to itself.  I hope that everyone tries this at least once - for the 
experience of creation ... pollinating, the thrill of seeing a pod form, 
planting the seed - and finally... seeing an iris bloom that NO-ONE else in 
the universe has ever seen before!  

True, your 'bably' may not be the last word in irises, but there's something 
to be said for having something that no-one else has, regardless of it's 
value to irisdom, science or posterity.

Kathy Guest in E. Aurora, NY
where it's going to be a splendid day

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