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RE: OT-Bio: Catherine Albert

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: RE: OT-Bio: Catherine Albert
  • From: "Mark, Maureen" <MARKM@tc.gc.ca>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 15:31:41 -0600 (MDT)

Welcome to the list, Catherine.

You may want to check the archives.  There have been a number threads on
hybridizing.  List mail has been slowing down due to the convention and
because most of us are past peak bloom.  But that means that we will get
to talk more about hybridizing projects.

Maureen Mark
Ottawa, Canada (zone 4)

> ----------
> From: 	Catherine Albert[SMTP:calbert@goldwp.golden.csc.com]
> Reply To: 	iris-l@rt66.com
> Sent: 	Thursday, June 04, 1998 4:36 PM
> To: 	Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: 	OT-Bio:  Catherine Albert
> Introduction of new IRIS-L subscriber:  Catherine Albert
> I am a confessed lover of "the poor-man's orchid", the iris.  I have
> only
> perhaps a dozen and a half of them at present but fully intend to fill
> my Arvada, CO garden spaces with as many as are financially feasible. 
> I lost two of my Cooley's irises this spring when I tried
> transplanting
> them to a holding bed since I knew I could be moving in May, but I
> can't
> wait to replace them, specifically my "Before the Storm".  The dark
> purple's
> and the bi-colors are probably my favorites.
> I'm presently enrolled in a course offered through CSU designed to get
> me qualified as a Seed Analyst so I am particularly interested in the
> hybridization/propagation
> process.  Since I have only used the vegatative method on my irised in
> the past, it will be interesting to dabble with the genetics involved.
> Some years ago I had a piece of jewelry fashioned inspried by the iris
> which I call "A Trinity of Trinities" and one day if I reach the point
> of having an iris to name, that's what I'll call it.  After having
> read
> Ronald Mullin's article on crossing however, I'm wondering......   At
> least
> I have some excellent potential mentors located here in the Colorado
> Front
> Range area.
> Yesterday I ran over to the AIS convention here in Denver and
> purchased
> "The World of Irises" and am looking forward to delving into it in
> depth.
>  It's a pleasure to read the postings here on the list from people who
> are so familiar with each of the iris varieties.
> Catherine Albert
> calbert@goldwp.golden.csc.com
> Arvada, CO;  Foothills of the Rockies

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