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RE: OT: Canadian Invasion

  • To: <iris-talk@onelist.com>
  • Subject: RE: [iris-talk] OT: Canadian Invasion
  • From: "Chris Hollinshead" <cris@netcom.ca>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 16:22:14 -0400
  • Importance: Normal

From: "Chris Hollinshead" <cris@netcom.ca>

I read with interest this posting regarding young hybridizers from Canada!

I will bring to the WNYIS sale that Kathy mentions another budding young
Canadian hybridizer, Shaun Hollinshead, age 11 years. (actually he is dual
citizen of US and Canada)

He set some interesting seed pods on some SDB iris all on his own this year
and we look forward to harvesting them.
Some of his SDB crosses were:

He has been very keen on irises ever since he could walk and usually attends
all the iris events with me. Nice to have him share the interest.

Christopher Hollinshead
Mississauga, Ontario  Canada  zone6b
AIS(Region 16), CIS, SSI
Director-Canadian Iris Society
Newsletter Editor-Canadian Iris Society
E-mail:  cris@netcom.ca <mailto:cris@netcom.ca>
CIS website:  http://www.netcom.ca/~cris/CIS.html
Siberian-Species Convention 2003 website: 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Irisborer@aol.com [mailto:Irisborer@aol.com]
> Sent: Monday, July 12, 1999 05:25
> To: iris-talk@onelist.com
> Subject: [iris-talk] OT: Canadian Invasion
> But Canada's a big place....  so imagine my surprise when I
> rolled into the
> Annual Iris Picnic and found none other than SANDY IVES and
> along with their two charming medians (Emily, age 9 and Roger,
> age 4).  Sandy
> and Maureen live NOT in Niagara Falls, or even Toronto..... but
> waaaaaaaaaaaay over there in Ottawa!  A full 6 hours drive!  (And
> even so,
> they were an hour earlier than I was to my own picnic).
> Anyway, the interesting thing is that Sandy and Maureen's
> daughter, Emily is
> an IRIS HYBRIDIZER!!!  She set her first pod this year and she
> was heating up
> the auction with her bids (Sandy claims she's into her allowance
> till Y2K and
> beyond...)  Emily is also interested in joining the WNY iris club
> (where we
> have a small but earnest Youth Group), and so she shall.

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