Michael Cook wrote:
> I have noticed with great interest the disucssion about the
> gardenability of Irises and some hybridizers Irises not growing in certain
> areas. I have encountered the same thing, but I hesitate to totally
> blackball a hybridizer. When most of the plants tried from a certain
> hybridizer's fail to grow, I will not purchase any more from that
> hybridizer for the time being. However, if I see a plant introduced by
> that same hybridizer performing well in another Lexington, KY garden, I
> will try to swap for a start of that plant. While at times I may say that
> certain plants don't do well from me, I will not criticize the hybridizer
> when I know that his/her introductions perform great somewhere else.
> Mark A. Cook
> Lexington, KY
> Gray Skies, Daffodils and Crocuses only starting to emerge, and a wintry
> mix coming.
Glad to see that you will give the hybridizer a chance! Most
hybridizers do not have just one project going. Usually many, which
utilize iris with a diversity of genes. so if one iris from a
particular hybridizer does not do well for you, that does not mean
another one will not.
Central California -- Early daffodils in bloom and a lot in bud.