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Welcome Juri

Ohpncnb ^phi wrote:
> Hello everyone!
> Here Juri from Moscow, Russia.
> I was glad to see so active exchange of views on garden qualities of irises.
> 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 Winnipeg,
> 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 flower
> 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 FRINGE
> BENEFITS and GOOD SHOW, are highly vigorous.

Welcome to iris-l Juri. The wonders of the internet never cease to amaze
me. Tell us a little more about your growing season. If there were an
iris named Napoleon, I would imagine it would not do well in Moscow... 

John                     | "There be dragons here"
                         |  Annotation used by ancient cartographers
                         |  to indicate the edge of the known world.

John Jones, jijones@ix.netcom.com
Fremont CA, USDA zone 8/9 (coastal, bay) 
Max high 95F/35C, Min Low 28F/-2C average 10 days each
Heavy clay base for my raised beds.

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