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Re: CULT:TB: Keppel irises in Region 7

From: "Walter Moores" <wmoores@watervalley.net>

>   >>
	Betty W. wrote: 
> I'm jealous.  
> Apparently it's a microcosm thing.  Several of the great things from the West
> coast don't grow around here.  Something to do with Mesopotamian ancestry?
> Don't know for sure.  Maybe it's our roller coaster temperatures with very
> little white mulch.  Sometimes, I can hold them the first winter and get 1st
> year bloom (get pollen if I'm wanting to use it) and then it's down hill.
> There are famous irises that we don't get to see in our shows because they
> don't grow in our local area.  (Not just me.)  It's definitely not exclusive
> to Keith's irises.  I meant no personal disparagement.  (Keith knows of the
> problem.)  
	Same for some sections of Region 24 (MS).  Yellow ground plics of 
Keith's seem particularly vulnerable to early departure without ever 
blooming.  Alas, to our sorrow.

		Walter Moores
		Enid Lake, MS 7/8

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