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RE: OT-BIO: Ann & Ernie Henson

Welcome to the list Ann & Ernie.  We love the dark irises too.  If we have a
good stalk of one of the dark varieties for the Hort show, it never fails to
win best of show.  My favourite dark varieties are SUPERSTITION and NIGHT
RULER.  I've been eyeing some of the newer varieties.  IMMORTALITY is also a
favourite.  It actually bloomed three times for us one year.

I hope you never see borer.

Maureen Mark
Ottawa, Canada (zone 4)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	ernie henson [SMTP:erni@midwest.net]
> Sent:	Sunday, February 22, 1998 11:43 PM
> To:	Multiple recipients of list
> Subject:	OT-BIO: Ann & Ernie Henson
> Several of our irises rebloom. Ernie is enamored of the dramatic dark TBs
> such as TITANS
> GLORY, and I love the SAs...and all the rest. MESMERIZER and SPECIAL
> FEATURE...many of Monty Byers' and Ben Hager's irises take my breath away.
> We also appreciate IMMORTALITY and several other Zurbrigg creations that
> perform faithfully for us. We belong to AIS,SIB society,RIS,HIPS(love that
> one) and recently joined ASI. Our irises are planted in raised beds with
> liberal applications of compost and alfalfa pellets. We fight leaf spot
> but
> have never had an iris borer. 
>  Ann & Ernie 

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