Re: OT-Bio penny
From: william hale <firstname.lastname@example.org>
my name is penny i live in zone 6. irises are my passion. i feel you
can never have to many. there are so many varieties. i am always
looking for reblooming varieties. but most people think i am insaine
when i say that. they don't realize there is such a thing. i hope to
learn a lot here. and share with all of you.
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> TB: tall bearded irises
> MED: median and dwarf bearded irises
> AR: arilbred and aril irises
> SIB: Siberian irises
> LA: Louisiana irises
> JI: Japanese irises
> SPU: spuria irises
> PCN: Pacific coast native irises
> BULB: bulb irises (Dutch, reticulatas, Junos)
> SPEC: iris species (particularly those not covered
> in another category)
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