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Re: OT:Bio Ray & Judy Keisling

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: OT:Bio Ray & Judy Keisling
  • From: Glenn Simmons <glsimmon@swbell.net>
  • Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 13:07:01 -0600 (MDT)

Welcome Ray and Judy, hope to see you all in August at the sale


Glenn & Linda Simmons
Springfield, Missouri  Zone 6

Ray & Judy Keisling wrote:

> Hi all --
> After many months of mostly following the threads and being silent,
> we've decided it's time to introduce ourselves.  We are Ray and Judy
> Keisling, two iris "nuts" who grow iris, daylilies, hosta, peonies, and
> a multitude of other perennials on our 4 acres just outside of Liberty,
> MO -- about 20 miles north of Kansas City, MO (just off I-35).
> Although we grow lots of things, our passion is iris -- we have about
> 2,000, ranging from SDBs, to TBs, to Siberians, to Japanese and
> Louisianas -- and a few of others such as spuria, arils, and species
> (our first year for these).
> We have been AIS members for 3 years and will be attending the Denver
> convention (our first AIS national) in June.  We are active participants
> in three societies here in Missouri -- Springfield, Kansas City, and St.
> Joseph.  We are both Region 18 board members -- Ray has the "envious"
> job of membership chairman for the region -- a real challenge to be
> sure.  We also belong to HIPs and Siberian sections. Also are active
> members of the newly formed Tall Bearded Iris Society.
> We enjoy having visitors in our garden -- so for those of you driving
> east or west on I-70 or north or south on I-29 or I-35, give us a call
> and come on by -- we'd love to share our garden with you.  This year
> you'll find that it is still "under construction" -- we're getting ready
> for the Region 18 spring meeting that will be held here in Kansas City
> next May.
> We began selling our iris locally last year.  This year we have produced
> our first catalog -- featuring only our bearded iris; mostly TBs.  We
> have over 600 varieties listed.  We have an ad in the April AIS
> Bulletin, but since that is running late and we'd like to get our
> catalog out, we decided to announce the availability of our catalog via
> Iris-L and make it available at no charge to any Iris-L subscriber who
> requests a copy.
> Ray & Judy Keisling
> 12119 County Road A
> Liberty, MO 64068
> Home phone: 816-792-1848
> Fax & business phone: 816-792-1572
> Zone 5
> Sunny, warm (high 70s) and humid today

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