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Re: Rebloomers & AIS membership

At 02:46 AM 11/10/96 -0500, you wrote:
>Now a piece of trivia 
>        Here in NZ we pay $11.00(nz) for a piece of Thornbird(TB/ space
>ager) or         $7.85(US) what is the price in the US Yes I'm Nosy!!!
>Bye to all for now
>Who can always find room for one more plant ! ! !
>Sonya van der Hulle at mcsmudh@wave.co.nz
>Edgecumbe,The Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand. 


I bought a healthy rhizome of Thornbird this summer and paid approximately
$2.00 (US) for it.  However, I purchased it from a local grower who charged
me $2.00 or less for every bearded iris that I purchased. I think the price
that I paid for these TB's was atypical of what one would pay for any mail
ordered bearded iris. I got some lovely bearded irises (mostly rebloomers)
from my local grower, for little of nothing. Additionally, my local grower
didn't skimp and I got 4-5 fans of each iris that I purchased.  I'll
probably continue to purchase bearded irises locally, unless I get some
money that's burning a hole in my pocket.

I think that your price for Thornbird in US dollars compares reasonably well
with the going rate in the United States.


Donald Mosser
North Augusta, South Carolina, USA
On the South Carolina and Georgia Border
Zone 7b-8

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