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Re: STUDY IN BLACK- Happy Birthday

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: STUDY IN BLACK- Happy Birthday
  • From: Cliff Snyder <snyder@eden.com>
  • Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 23:29:51 -0600 (MDT)

Donald Eaves wrote:
> Walter writes:
> >       STUDY IN BLACK, Gordon Plough, '68, turned thirty this year, too.
> > A tailored deep red black, this iris converted a lot of people who had
> > only a casual interest in irises in to full blown, card-carrying AISers.
> > Often with three flowers open, she was a contender for the best black in
> > local shows.  Never upstaged by her lack of ruffles, she has a color
> > impact that has continued to charm iris fanciers over the years and will
> > for years to come.  SIB was awarded the AIS Award of Merit, and she and I
> > brought home the best black trophy several times from Ft. Worth shows.
> > Many happy returns.
> >
> Of all the new irises planted last year, this one has done the best in
> performance-by far.  Today, after two days of scorching dry heat there were
> still three blooms on one stalk, still looking good and more healthy
> looking
> buds still to come.  I hope this is an indication of future performance.
> Donald Eaves
> donald@eastland.net
> Zone 7 and now I'm wanting to wander in the alleys of Richmond and see for
> myself!

Let me put my two cents in too. SIB is outstanding. It continues to be a
good seller and is on my list of "easy & reliable" iris. I can sleep
well at night knowing that any customer with SIB is in for years of

Cliff Snyder		Austin, Tx
Rainbow Iris Farm	Zone 8

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