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Re: OT-Bio: Rusty Thornsburg

Hi Griff, it came through on this end.

Barb in SW MO

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@cox.net>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2009 6:57 PM
Subject: Re: [iris] OT-Bio: Rusty Thornsburg

| Rusty  --  Good to hear from you again, and even better to have you back 
| the list.  Let us know what happens in your garden.  (Sent you an earlier
| reply, but it seems that something in cyberspace must have eaten it.)  --
| Griff
| ----- Original Message ----- 
| From: "Rusty Thornsburg" <thornrt@gmail.com>
| To: <iris@hort.net>
| Sent: Friday, May 01, 2009 3:56 PM
| Subject: [iris] OT-Bio: Rusty Thornsburg
| > Howdy all,
| >
| > I guess the real title of this post should be "OT-Reintroduction" since 
| > was a member of this list way back when it was iris-l.  That was last
| > millennium!  It's been eight years or slightly more since I was online 
| > actively involved with irising, and I've gotten back into the fray.
| >
| > One of my dad's neighbors suggested that I get back into growing irises
| > while I was helping her with some yardwork, and I told her that I would
| > love
| > to, but had nowhere to grow any irises.  At the time, I was living in an
| > apartment.  She suggested that I use her backyard, since "nobody's doing
| > anything with it anyway."  It's been a wonderful trade-off: she and her
| > husband get to see the irises every day, they have fresh cut flowers
| > during
| > bloom season, and they don't have to do any work for it.  *I* have a 
| > to garden, and I don't have to water (auto sprinklers).  Right now, I'm
| > back
| > at home (quit my job without a backup at the same time my dad had back
| > surgery and needed some help around the house) so I'm right down the
| > street
| > from my garden.  I spend time every morning taking pictures, making
| > crosses
| > (whether or not anything will come from them...), pulling weeds, and
| > enjoying my garden.
| >
| > It's not the perfect set up, but it works for now and I'm so happy to be
| > back doing something I love and involved in the local (Fort Worth)
| > society.
| >
| > Anyway, it's good to be back.  I'm looking forward to discussing my
| > favorite
| > flower with everyone here.
| >
| > Rusty
| >
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