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Re: HYB:Garden Value


Doesn't STARSHIP ENTERPRISE have just four buds ?  This cv was all the
rage a few years ago.....at 50 bucks a pop !!!!!

I say enjoy your seedling for what it is, maybe you'll never introduce
it but it'll always bring a smile to your face and that's what counts.

Keep on daubing,
Chris in Lafontaine, Quebec where the iris fans are just emerging.

Autmirislvr@aol.com wrote:
> 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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