Re: Iris Activity in New England
In a message dated 96-12-26 21:34:28 EST, Ellen wrote:
<< Really? Does this just refer to Southern New England or the real >
> New England which everyone knows is Vermont, Maine and New Hamp-
> shire? :-) >>
Oops, well, guess I didn't know that. I was thinking primarily of Elizabeth
Nesmith, from Lowell, Mass. Rick Tasco has already mentioned a bit about
her. She was a charter member of AIS, BTW.
Other prominent names and gardens of the period were primarily in Mass., and
Conn., at least the ones I was thinking of.
But NH did boast 2 AIS iris test gardens; one at Durham, U. of NH,
established in 1927, and one at Keene, Keene Normal School, est. 1929. :-)