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RE: Re: HYB Goals

Hi Mike,
Hi Mike,

As to your squirrel issue, beg, borrow or steal someone's Whippet.  No more
squirrels and they put out markers so they do not go in your yard anymore.
We had a friend who had a Whippet who patrolled for trespassing bird as well
as any other moving thing.  They soon learned sitting on the fence was not
healthy; entering the yard was even more dangerous.  She has been dead 10
years and they still do not enter:)
Char New Berlin, WI

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-iris@hort.net [mailto:owner-iris@hort.net] On Behalf Of Michael
D. Greenfield
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2005 4:59 PM
To: iris@hort.net
Subject: Re: [iris] Re: HYB Goals


1. To get squirrels to leave the iris in the ground long enough to bloom.

2. For Mother Nature to let me have dry blooms and pollen to make crosses 
that take.

3. To grow as many seedlings as I have room for.

#1 & #2 have kept me from accomplishing #3.

Once I succeed at #3 I plan to try for a zone 5 re-blooming SDB. I got the 
re-bloomers but very ugly ones.

Kind of working for a ruffled Olympiad with red beards.

Mike Greenfield
Zone 5b
SW Ohio
Region 6

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