8th February, 1999
Dear Iris friends,
Following on from the posting made recently by the the
AIS Secretary, Ruth Simmons, I am pleased to advise that the business
relationship that existed between Mr. Farron Campbell of LONE STAR IRIS GARDENS
in Dallas, Texas and ourselves will be continuing in 1999.
The terrible personal and gardening problems that
Farron has encountered over the last few months have been difficult for him, to
say the least. However, because of our longstanding friendship, we have
encouraged him to continue on as our agent to the United States and Canada in
1999. We are hopeful that we will set an example to others by publically
continuing to support our friend and hope that those who love Louisiana Iris as
much as we do will be pleased to learn more of our arrangements to ensure that
IRIS HAVEN new introductions continue to arrive in the United States and
To assist Farron during his busy work commitement
periods in 1999 I am pleased to advise that the system for ordering the Pryor
Iris introduced into the United States and Canada by LONE STAR IRIS GARDEN will
be amended slightly in 1999.
You can order any of the Pryor NEW INTRODUCTIONS for
1999 (and any other IRIS HAVEN Pryor releases listed by LONE STAR IRIS GARDENS)
directly with IRIS HAVEN as well as through LONE STAR in 1999.
This will reduce the day-to-day commitments for Farron,
and will allow us to managed the ordering of our new releases directly with our
All orders will need to be accompanied by credit card
payment details for payment. Credit Cards will NOT BE DEBITED until the
orders are ready to be shipped. This will occur in July, 1999 with the
final date for ordering being 30th June, 1999. The majority of the iris
will then be dug in Australia and shipped to LONE STAR in Dallas for
distribution vis US courier services. The Pryor varieties that are still
growing well in Texas will be included in supply as well.
Further details will be provided to those who order from us.
We believe that this system of supply will provide our customers with
plants of excellent quality and allow Farron to fulfil his personal and
work-related commitements safe in the knowledge that all LONE STAR and IRIS
HAVEN customers will be well served.
You now have two places to which you can make enquiries about our new
Should you require any further information, as always, you are more than
welcome to contact us directly by email:
Our current website details are already in the throes of upgrading to take
into account the interest for our introductions that have already been generated
in the USA and Canada. We envisage that our updated website will be
available for viewing by the end of February, early March, 1999. In the
meantime, please feel free to inspect our current website at:
Yours most sincerely,
Heather & Bernard Pryor