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Re: Edith Wolford

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Edith Wolford
  • From: cschrote@qntm.com (Chad Schroter)
  • Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 13:47:55 -0700 (MST)

        This is very amusing, just this Fall I "rescued" a poor Edith W. from a 
large bin at Home Depot ($2.00) from among many, many more of her, she must grow
very well somewhere to have become a "commodity" iris already. 

Chad Schroter
Los Gatos Ca
Hiacynths bloomin' and TB fans starting to grow up again, just dispatched the 
first gopher of the season, looks like Scented Bubbles will be the first TB to 
bloom in my yard this year.

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Subject: Edith Wolford
Author:  storey@aristotle.net (J. Michael; Celia or Ben Storey) at SMTP
Date:    2/25/97 12:23 PM

Clarence says:
>Interestingly, in a recent article in The Garden magazine, Graham Stuart 
>Thomas cited EDITH WOLFORD as a prime example of "bad form" in modern irises, 

Oh, you've gone now and broken my heart. Even though I knew I knew nothing 
about irises, I thought I knew that EDITH WOLFORD was pretty. And now you 
tell me she's not pretty? She's an awkward shape, topheavy and besides she 
doesn't grow worth a toot?

Oh, dear. My life's ambition last summer was to make it to the CAIS rhizome 
sale early enough to grab a bit of EW, however tiny. But even though I woke 
up in time to arrive fifteen minutes early, she was all gone. Gone! 
Everyone else had already snatched her up. Everyone else agreed she was 
worth having. Everyone else wanted her, too.

But now you tell me I shouldn't have bothered? She's a snotty girl with 
weak ankles and shoulders too fat for her thighs?

storey@aristotle.net  USDA Zone 7b
Little Rock, Arkansas

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