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Re: CULT: Variegated foliage

I am very fortunate. Today I went to look at a scanner a lady had for sale.
I noticed she had lots of iris in her garden. I asked if she had any
variegated (leafed)  and she said she did. She showed them to me and said
they were a delicate purple when they bloomed and lightly scented, they were
multiplying like mad. She is going to save me a clump and she has the proper
name for them. I didn't buy the scanner but we are going to work a trade
with Iris in August. It made my entire day.
She had a marvellous stand of them. I am getting very bold where iris are
concerned but I was prepared to beg, need be.. Enlarging the main garden to
make way for them (the Variegated ones). I also sent for a catalogue today
from Mr. Chapman in Ontario. I can see iris dominating my life (along with
the dogs).
I am so appreciative of all the advice offered for a total novice. I am
listening. I have let a few seed heads ripen just for the experience of
growing some from seed. I love a challenge.
Victoria Moira Simmonds
Armstrong, B.C. Can.
Clumber Spaniels
----- Original Message -----
From: <DWiris@aol.com>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, June 19, 2004 6:52 PM
Subject: Re: [iris] CULT: Variegated foliage

: In a message dated 6/16/04 10:13:28 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
: victoria@cnx.net writes:
: > None of the potted ones offered for sale look to have had any blooms
: > and although I was more interested in them for foliage I had thought
: > might be fairly hardy
: Hi Moira,
: I would be suspicious of potted variegated irises being sold by nurseries.

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