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Re: Iris blooming, photos, kiwi visitors.

Sonya - What a delight to hear of your full bloom and nice weather!  
It is especially nice when they are predicting snow flurries here 

Congratulations on your success in showing your iris!  I think the 
first time is the most exciting and you're right - your success will 
encourage you to continue to show in the future.  Showing iris is lots 
of fun as long as you don't take it too seriously.

"Garden Rambling" - what a delightful expression!  I'll have to 
remember that one to use in the future.  Can you really see 20 gardens 
in one day?  I love to visit other gardens.

I agree - there's always room for one more plant.  I have a box of 
spring flowering bulbs to plant now and don't know where I'll put them 
all, but I'm sure I'll find room somewhere.  I did get a little 
carried away at ordering time. 

Please keep us posted as your garden season progresses.   

Linda Ridlon
No. Berwick, Maine  Zone 5?

on Sat, 2 Nov 1996, sonya <mcsmudh@wave.co.nz> wrote:
>Hi Folks
>Well I'm in full bloom here in NZ & the weather is co-operating, nice 
>days with cooler nights. My iris blooms are outstanding. (to me)  The 
>rose show has a iris section &  managed to win 1st, 2nd & 3rd for the 
iris I
>entered. This is the first time that I have been brave enough to 
enter a
>show & so am feeling great.  I will get braver & enter more shows I 
>With all the great advise that everyone has given on photographing 
iris  I
>have been experimenting with some good results so Thank you to all 
that gave
>The Iris folk on this list have 7 have visited NZ 
>It is top of the wish list for  5 
>Those that have had family visit 6
>All that know that Australia is not part of NZ 20
>And the person that gets my vote for most travelled is Sharon A Ruck 
>Herb & Harley lady who has been to NZ 8 times & would live here if 
she could 
>Way to go Sharon!!!!
>Well I'm away to bed as tommorrow I'm going Garden Rambling 20 new &
>exciting gardens to visit.  Ain't life grand !!!!
>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. 
>temp.-2C or 28F in the winter.  31C or 88F in the summer. zone 9 
>The first country to see the light of the new day.

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