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Re: CATALOGS' Seeds and Pictures

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: CATALOGS' Seeds and Pictures
  • From: "Lora L. Masche" <loramasche@cdepot.net>
  • Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 09:32:37 -0600 (MDT)

Thank you John for saying it so well.
When I posted my comment, I never ment to discredit ANY COMPANY.  I buy
hundreds of dollars worth of plants from Jackson & Perkins and have always
received quality plants.  But, I would NEVER purchase irises except from a
iris grower.
I too have mislabeled irises (by mistake of course) and  when someone
brought it to my attention I felt terrible but grateful.  We all make
mistakes, we're human.
Lora L. Masche
Forquin Mountain Iris Garden
21643 Shake Ridge Road
Volcano, CA 95689
-----Original Message-----
From: John Bruce <jbruce@infinet.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
Date: Tuesday, May 05, 1998 11:52 PM
Subject: Re: CATALOGS' Seeds and Pictures

>>There was mention on this list earlier
>>today that certain nurseries with flexible scruples "borrow" officially
>>recognized iris names for items they market. Here we have three exhibits
>>for the prosecution.
>>I don't believe it's in your interest to discredit a company in such a
>>public way. One wrong doesn,t make up for another.
>I know this subject is probably overdone, but  I would like to add a bit to
>discussion. I can add three more ehibits for the prosecution. In 1990, I
>three rhizomes directly from the Spring Hill showroom. They were Sailor's
>Fluted Lime and Stepping Out.   Fluted Lime, I believe, is correct.  I
>question Stepping
>Out's authenticity, enough that I obtained a start from another source to
>And, in what could not be a timelier manner, Sailor's Dance bloomed for me
>In light of the recent discussion,  I compared it with the R&I description
>and a picture
>from Cooley's......it is a dead ringer for Sailor's Dance, except for the
>YELLOW beard.
>I have bought only those 3 from that nursery, and never intend to buy
>another from there.
>I do not think any of us are discrediting this nursery to further our
>interests. They are a fine
>source of plants for the casual gardener.  For those who are interested in
>specific iris,
>either for collecting, hybridizing, or propagating for resale, take heed of
>the information
>being posted.  If this nursery had taken steps to correct these issues they
>would not be
>subject to these reports. Walter is not the only person who has brought
>these matters
>to their attention.  I feel it is the responsibility of AIS members and
>other irisarians to let
>others, especially those new to iris, know what sources should be avoided.
>I have grown irises
>for a long time, and while Sailor's Dance is only one of 250 TB's I grow, I
>am still feeling a
>bit disappointed today, as well as glad I did not use this in my
>Pardon me while I climb down off my soapbox.....
>John Bruce
>1VP Miami Valley Iris Society
>AIS Region 6 / SW OH Zone5

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