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And Iris Grows In Russia!

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: And Iris Grows In Russia!
  • From: nickishay@juno.com (Nicki Shay)
  • Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 19:29:20 -0700 (MST)

Hello Juri:  I am a small iris grower in the Puget Sound Area, State of
Washington, U.S.A.  I just wanted to say hello, and to welcome you to the
Iris List.  I am a learner - and a lover of Iris.  I have spent far too
much money on these beautiful flowers, but I have developed a passion for

	  I cannot wait  each year for the weather to warm up, pour
myself a cup of coffee, and head outside to sit on a little bench and
stare at each new flower that opens. They are almost mystical to me.  I
think they are lovlier than orchids.

	I would like to hear from you about what you grow, where, your
temperatures, fertilizing etc.  Will you write again?

	The Iris professionals on this list can answer almost anything
you want to know.  So, ask anytime.  (Not me - as I don't have the

Sincerely,  Nicki             (nickishay@Juno.com)

On Wed, 26 Feb 1997 16:28:33 -0700 (MST) Ohpncnb ^phi <jukp@extranet.ru>
>Feb 02/25/97 06:19, CEMahan@aol.com wrote:
>> In my experience, the primary emphasis of most British iris growers 
>is upon
>> the good garden qualities of the cultivar.  They tend to prefer 
>irises that
>> are good landscaping plants, with a bud count of more than 7, well 
>> firm stalks that do not fall or lean, flowers that are durable in 
>> weather, and plants that are resist rot and other disease.  From an 
>> standpoint, they tend to prefer irises that resemble the classic
>> representation of an iris.  But the garden qualities are paramount, 
>and I
>> personally agree with those preferences.  
>Hello everyone!
>Here Juri from Moscow, Russia.
>I was glad to see so active exchange of views on garden qualities of 
>It is especially important for my condition. I try to find an analogy 
>of Moscow
>climate. We are in latitude 56o North. It is in 400 miles to North of 
>somewere in bogs of Manitoba, not far of Hudson Bay. 
>Are there any irisarians, or only bears ?    (-:
>Here are (irises, not bears).
>Unlike British growers I prefer "grossly expanded flower parts, 
>ruffles, lace",
>but with good garden qualities as necessity.
>Every year I see good showy flowers of MASTER TOUCH, but not once good 
>of EDITH WOLFORD. I can only envy California residents.
>But one can find anythings in America:
>Last year I got to know work of Jim and Vicky Craig with I.aphylla.
>Although they are other goal, their TB derivatives are very steady. 
>Even the
>varieties with small quantities of aphylla's blood, such as Hager's 
>BENEFITS and GOOD SHOW, are highly vigorous.
>Juri Pirogov
>P.O.box 15,Moscow 119121, Russia
>18oF freezes at late may. TB flower june 5-25.

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