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Re: PHOTO:AIS:Club:Rhizome Sale

Hi Betty,

What a great Idea.  Other struggling clubs could take a page from your book.

Char New Berlin WI
----- Original Message -----
From: <Autmirislvr@aol.com>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 11:31 AM
Subject: [iris] PHOTO:AIS:Club:Rhizome Sale

> Good morning Gals, and Guys,
> You see, I have this camera, and I'm taking baby steps to learn how to use
> it. <g>
> Thought I would take this opportunity to discuss our club's, SKIS, rhizome
> sale.  We take orders the day of our show.  There are people on duty in
> display garden to help people with their orders, but people are also
encouraged to
> visit the garden at intervals during the season and make notes.  They also
> order from the show bench. Visitors are informed of the date of the
> sale.
> When it comes time for the rhizome sale, available rhizomes are dug from
> garden and then members supply anything else.  We try to order in anything
> that the members can't supply.  This year our supplier didn't get the iris
to us
> and many iris people went home disappointed.
> A club member, Irene Hughes, coordinates the order, rhizomes, dig dates,
>  In the enclosed picture, the bags lining the driveway are those
> taken at the show.  These people were contacted to pick up their orders
the day
> of the sale.
> Further down you see the tables.  Rhizomes, left overs from these digs and
> more, are displayed in short cardboard boxes.  They are listed
> and many have pictures stapled to the boxes.
> This is all set up along the tree lined drive way of the school where we
> our show.  The display garden is in close proximity for easy digging of
> forgotten treasures, the trees provide shade until mid-afternoon . . . and
a good
> time is had by all!
> I took several picture, but this one best illustrates the bags of irises
> waiting to be picked up.
> Betty W. in South-central KY Zone 6
> [demime 1.01c removed an attachment of type image/jpeg which had a name of
SKIS Sale_1.jpg]
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