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RE: OT-BIO: Jody Nolin

If you like the dramatic, have you checked out the Ghio plicatas like
Epicenter, Select Circle, and Hot Chocolate.  Other iris that really stand
out for me are Larry Gaulter, Success Story, and Shenanigan.

John Reeds

> ----------
> From: 	Jody Nolin[SMTP:thistle@surfree.com]
> Reply To: 	iris-talk@egroups.com
> Sent: 	Wednesday, November 15, 2000 2:26 PM
> To: 	iris-talk@egroups.com
> Subject: 	[iris-talk] OT-BIO: Jody Nolin
> Hi!
> Been growing iris only about 4 years, learning to deal with clay soil 
> and borers.  I'm originally from New Hampshire where neither were a 
> problem.
> I'm just starting to get into beardless.  I put in my first LAs this 
> year, and had my first Japanese bloom last spring. 
> As far as my taste in iris, it's for the dramatic.  I don't have many 
> pinks, but lots of gold/maroon/mulberry.  At the spring region 6 
> meeting, I was knocked out by Classic Suede, Persian Wood and 
> Frostbite.
> I've gotten involved in our local society, which needs some 
> revitalizing.  I've gone to a couple of regional meetings and had a 
> wonderful time at each one.  
> I had a bad case of 'author syndrome' when meeting hybridizers for 
> the first time.  I got all tongue-tied.  I think I got over it when 
> Brad Kasperek yelled to me across the park "Are you making trouble 
> again?"  How'd he figure me out so fast?   ;-)
> I'm an obsessive list and spreadsheet maker, so I've got the data on 
> my collection all organized.  Now if the rhizomes would just stay in 
> one place....
> I've already convinced my husband that we need more land.  His lawn 
> has been disappearing steadily for the last 3 years as new iris beds 
> take over.
> I was SO relieved to read the threads about Dykes winners dying.  
> Iris are so tough in general that I thought I was killing them.
> I'm looking forward to learning a lot from you!

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