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Re: OT-Bio: Rusty Thornsburg

  • Subject: Re: OT-Bio: Rusty Thornsburg
  • From: "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@cox.net>
  • Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 17:36:50 -0400

Welcome back, Rusty. Glad to have you on the list again, and glad to know that you're still working with irises. Let us know what's happening in the garden. -- Griff

----- Original Message ----- From: "Rusty Thornsburg" <thornrt@gmail.com>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2009 3:56 PM
Subject: [iris] OT-Bio: Rusty Thornsburg

Howdy all,

I guess the real title of this post should be "OT-Reintroduction" since I
was a member of this list way back when it was iris-l.  That was last
millennium!  It's been eight years or slightly more since I was online and
actively involved with irising, and I've gotten back into the fray.

One of my dad's neighbors suggested that I get back into growing irises
while I was helping her with some yardwork, and I told her that I would love
to, but had nowhere to grow any irises.  At the time, I was living in an
apartment.  She suggested that I use her backyard, since "nobody's doing
anything with it anyway."  It's been a wonderful trade-off: she and her
husband get to see the irises every day, they have fresh cut flowers during
bloom season, and they don't have to do any work for it.  *I* have a place
to garden, and I don't have to water (auto sprinklers). Right now, I'm back
at home (quit my job without a backup at the same time my dad had back
surgery and needed some help around the house) so I'm right down the street from my garden. I spend time every morning taking pictures, making crosses
(whether or not anything will come from them...), pulling weeds, and
enjoying my garden.

It's not the perfect set up, but it works for now and I'm so happy to be
back doing something I love and involved in the local (Fort Worth) society.

Anyway, it's good to be back. I'm looking forward to discussing my favorite
flower with everyone here.


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