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From: Christa Royer <croyer@fastrans.net>

Thank you Rosalie,
    I had often wondered why some iris were recorded in the Checklist as: Rebloom
reported in: unrecorded..
You have cleared that up very well.
Christa Royer
St. Louis MO

RYFigge@aol.com wrote:

> From: RYFigge@aol.com
> Hi, guess you have found out that the CHECKLIST  for RIS has both zones and
> states - and country(!) listed for rebloom of any iris that has ever
> rebloomed, whether "supposed" to rebloom or not!  Supposedly that is to help
> anyone doing hybridizing can choose that iris for a parent even though it has
> not the supposed genes to actually produce future rebloomers - they might
> "discover" something (!?) -- but just to have it in your garden and hope for
> a rebloom  is a poor reason for buying it unless you like to experiment and
> "buyiing a pig in a poke".
> Before I'm accused of opening a "can of worms" --- there is a better, more
> clearly written article in THE REBLOOMER  RECORDER (Vol 53: 17, Spring
> \1999) by Mike Lowe.  IF you don't possess this copy of the RECORDER
> [I shudder to think that you are  deprived of possessing such a beautiful,
> different, outstanding, etc., etc. publication with actually a reblooming
> Louisiana on the cover in COLOR (courtesy  of Bill Smoot, the acknowledgement
> of his expertise was unfortunately omitted).   If you do not have a copy, I'm
> sure one can be obtained from Charlie Brown for a small sum!]    (Hope you
> have a sense of humor for the above!)
> Mike's article states one side of the problem very clearly.  I have tried to
> bungle through with an explanation of the other side of the question when I
> presented his view to some hybridizers, who in turn loudly protested against
> omitting these once-rebloomers.
> I suggested that perhaps they could be printed in a separate section.  Again
> the howls of protest overwhelmed me.  They did not want to have to look
> through two lists (Guess they were worn out with checking through the annual
> R&Is for whatever information they needed).
> SO-o-o- the burden rests with the buyer beware - a caveat emptor sort of
> thing.  That means we have come to a full circle - and, therefore, you really
> need the REBLOOMING CHECKLST (again to be ordered from Charlie Brown), so you
> can use your eagle eye  to find the irises you need for whatever purpose!
> AND let me add again, we are fast approaching our own deadline where the dues
> will go up with the new year (again join thru Charlie Brown).
> Have I clarified the issue or  confused everyone?  Or have I just made you
> more aware , which is what this is all about!   Anyhow, the main idea is to
> enjoy this beautiful flower, which is even more beautiful when it reblooms --
> and to learn from each other as to where and how it does rebloom!    Rosalie
> nr Baltimore     zone 7 which is as confusing as the above!  After freezing
> our toenails yesterday we are going to pant in the heat tomorrow!  Maybe
> there is hope for my last iris of the year!   ryfigge@aol.com

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