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Re: Seedlings seen in Colorado

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Seedlings seen in Colorado
  • From: "John I. Jones" <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 09:23:51 +0000
  • References: <68877599.358f7dda@aol.com>

Irisborer@aol.com wrote:
> I also have some seedlings written down from Colorado (although I don't have
> my list with me right now).  There are a few techniques you can use if you
> can't live without them.
> 1.  Wait.  If the seedling is that great, the hybridizer knows it by now and
> will be introducing it soon.  You must find out how to get that catalog (or
> find out who introduces for them) and read descriptions carefully for seedling
> number.
> 2.  Write.  As a few folks mentioned, the address for hybridizers can be found
> in the back of the checklist and I'm sure they'd be thrilled to hear of your
> interest.  I did this with Gerald Richardson whose irises I saw for the first
> time in Sacramento.  I was terribly smitten and so did my research and wrote a
> letter of inquiry.  He very graciously wrote back and offered his price list.
> And, I was right about his irises.... every one of them is a performer in the
> stately Guest estates.
> 3.  And don't forget THIS resource.... that is, if we ever get back to
> normal.... I'm sure a question put to this list will help locate the
> hybridizer in question.
> Kathyguest.... who loves to look at seedlings because it's like gazing into a
> crystal ball.

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