hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: OT: Breathing New Life Into An Old Club


I haven't registered anything yet, but have some very interesting stuff in
the pipeline. Working a lot on Rebloom and SpaceAgers

We do however carry Australian bred irises, from other Aust breeders, that
Tempo Two and Rainbow Ridge don't carry.


Colleen Modra
Adelaide Hills AUST
zone 8/9

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Neil A Mogensen" <neilm@charter.net>
To: "Iris-talk" <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2005 1:49 AM
Subject: [iris] OT: Breathing New Life Into An Old Club

> Patrick, one thing that some area groups or clubs have done is to place a
> group order to Tempo Two, Barry, Leslie Blyth and family. I may be
> something you all are already doing, but the potential in a group order is
> exciting.  Keith Keppel does not appear to import all of what Blyth
> introduces--there are many fascinating varieties available in Tempo Two's
> recent catalog in addition to what Keith lists.
> Last year I joined with Robin Shadlow's group and got MACHISMO, as it is
one I
> plan to use in my "purple to rose" project. I'm sure Keppel will be
> this one, but I hoped to get bloom on it earlier.  It is still in the pot
> which I planted it a year ago in February with several increases.  I
> bloom this year from it.  Barry ships in two seasons--February and April.
> February dates would fit your area quite well, I would think.  The plants
> a summer on top of a summer, so may bloom quite out of season the first
> Getting turned "upside down" and backwards in terms of season makes for a
> of confusion and adaptation for the plants.  Keith Keppel has said in his
> catalog that some varieties adjust quickly, but others take a while to get
> cycles of growth and bloom in order for our climates.  Even so, the whole
> endeavor is fun, then the members have lots of interesting things to trade
> around as the plants increase.
> I believe a group order like this has some real possibilities if it is not
> something your club has already done
> There are also the Pryors in Australia with very advanced quality
> LA's--probably not the most easily grown types in your area. Taylor and
> Grosvenor are breeders of high quality new beardeds, and Colleen Modra is
> a commercial grower (Impressive Irises) althought I have not yet
> to find out what she sells and if she introduces any new things of her own
> breeding, an omission I intend to correct soon.
> By placing a group order, the phtosanitary certificate has only to be paid
> once.  The exchange rate with the Australian dollar is much to our
> unless it has changed significantly.  The prices end up being much lower
> rhizome than what is stated in Barry's catalog, even considering the air
> for the shipment.
> There are also Danish, French, German, Russian, Ukaranian,
> Hungarian and Italian producers of note--and even more.  Any of these
might be
> of interest, although I'm not sure how one would obtain catalogs.  I'm
> their addresses are listed in the backs of the R&I's, and some of them
post to
> Iris-photos.
> Snowpeak now carries and introduces to the American buyers the irises of
> Bianco.  Keith Keppel carries Cayeaux's.  The others filter in slowly, but
> these unusual sources undoubtedly include many irises of note
> Just a thought and a suggestion if it is not already part of your
> activities....
> Neil Mogensen  z 7 western NC mountains
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the
> message text UNSUBSCRIBE IRIS

To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement