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Re: HYB:Garden Value

In a message dated 5/3/2003 10:46:32 AM Central Standard Time, 
koekkoek@mtcnet.net writes:

> "I grow irises because I like them."  

Thanks to everyone that participated in the 'garden value' thread. I started 
it, sorta tongue in cheek, as an answer to Linda's question about trashing 
her 'less than perfect' seedlings. My personal garden has several of my 
'babies' that I can neither introduce or trash!  

As an example, I still keep a sibling to REBOUND that is lovely and may have 
earned a permanent home with me. In Alvaton it was a brown plicata, but is 
usually more rose here in Bowling Green.  It has excellent form and is truly 
a beautiful flower.     Unfortunately, the branching usually leaves something 
to be desired, though one stalk this year has great branching. Problem? It is 
a bit short and it doesn't rebloom. Until this year I don't recall it having 
over 4 buds. This year six.  Yet, it's drawn tremendous attention in the 
garden. And every time I say I'm thinking of trashing it, someones yells 
"NO!" (Once or twice that person has been me.) 

The question was asked from the hybridizers perspective rather than the 
judges perspective, although they must often overlap. 

Just returned from judging a show.  It's always an interesting experience.

Betty W from South-central KY zone 6

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