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Re: OT-BIO: Tom Waters
iris@hort.net

Thank you, Griff!



Tom Waters   

Telperion Oasis ~ www.telp.com/irises    

Cuyamungue, New Mexico, USA  

-------- Original Message --------
> From: "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@cox.net>
> Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 3:45 PM
> To: iris@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [iris] OT-BIO: Tom Waters
> 
> Hi, Tom  --  Of course, I remember Tom Tadford Little, to whom we owe 
much 
> for early online iris communications.  On Facebook, didn't make the 
> connection, but now that you have returned under both identities, what 
can 
> one say but "welcome, welcome!!"  -  Griff
> 
> 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: irises@telp.com
> Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 3:15 PM
> To: iris@hort.net
> Subject: [iris] OT-BIO: Tom Waters
> 
> Hello, everyone.
> 
> Some of you may remember me as Tom Tadfor Little. I started Iris-L (the
> ancestor of this list) in 1996. I've been away for irises for some time,
> having had a number of life changes (in particular, a divorce that had 
me
> living in apartments with no garden for awhile. In 2010, my new wife and 
I
> bought a home on 1.1 acres of land, and I started digging up the ground
> everywhere I could. The iris bug bit, and I decided to get back into 
things
> (particularly hybridizing). Last year I joined the Yahoo groups for the
> Aril Society and SIGNA. I didn't join this list at that time, because I
> prefer to interact on the web rather than by email these days, and also 
my
> interests are rather specialized. But poking around the archives on
> hort.net, it seemed like there were some interesting conversations here 
and
> that the volume would not overwhelm my email inbox.
> 
> I've been growing irises on and off since the 1970s (off more often than
> on, I think, if I totaled up the years). I've also been involved in 
several
> iris societies, been a judge, etc. My focus now is on growing a modest
> collection of irises well, in the context of a garden that is a pleasant
> outdoor space. I have about 200 now, most acquired this year, and most
> relevant to my hybridizing ideas in one way or another. I'm looking 
forward
> to bloom next spring, now that I've made this solid start and the garden 
is
> growing.
> 
> It's nice to see many familiar names here, and it will be fun to join 
the
> conversation.
> 
> There's more about my iris interests on my website
> http://www.telp.com/irises/
> 
> I also seem to spend a lot of time on Facebook these days (oh well). 
Feel
> free to stop by at
> http://www.facebook.com/groups/144961258880171/#!/tom.l.waters and send 
me
> a friend request if you like.
> 
> Happy irising,
> Tom
> 
> 
> Tom Waters
> 
> Telperion Oasis ~ www.telp.com/irises
> 
> Cuyamungue, New Mexico, USA
> 
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