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OT: Poor Man's Orchid

Catherine Albert wrote:

>  I am a confessed lover of "the poor-man's orchid", the iris. =

Welcome to the list!

Now, a question for our historians:

Who coined the phrase "Poor
Man's Orchid" and when?

I picked it up from Gene Hunt, =

back in the fifties -- but got the
impression that it was a very
old saying.

Sharon McAllister

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