Re: CATALOGS' Seeds and Pictures
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- Subject: Re: CATALOGS' Seeds and Pictures
- From: "Lora L. Masche" <email@example.com>
- 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
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
From: John Bruce <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Multiple recipients of list <email@example.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
>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
>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
>either for collecting, hybridizing, or propagating for resale, take heed of
>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
>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.....
>1VP Miami Valley Iris Society
>AIS Region 6 / SW OH Zone5