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Re:Seeds and Pictures

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re:Seeds and Pictures
  • From: Arnold Koekkoek <Koekkoek@dordt.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 07:39:33 -0600 (MDT)

Sharon:  If you order any iris from companies like Breck's or 
Springhill,  you are asking for trouble in this sense:  they are 
renowned for not selling iris by their proper, registered AIS names 
but by a name they give it themselves, for whatever reason.  Thus you 
may buy what you think is named, shall we say Summer Skies, when the 
proper name is Sailor's Dance.  I know of more than one person who 
has had this experience.  So, you may get an assortment cheaply and 
thus get a large start, but  it's messed up from the outset.  You can 
do just as well with people who sell only iris, esp. with the smaller 
sellers who offer assortments very reasonably.

Arnold Koekkoek

Arnold Koekkoek                         Home Ph. (712) 722-0724
Assoc. Prof. of History                 Off. Ph. (712) 722-6326
Dordt College                           e-mail koekkoek@dordt.edu
Sioux Center, IA 51250

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