Re: SEA GULLs & SEAGULLs
Celia Storey wrote:
> my apologies to the list for starting this muddle =
No apologies necessary. Every so often
we need to be reminded of the complexities
the early Registrars faced.
> . I sidetracked myself wondering if perhaps the other
> cultivar might not be available in Australia, where the ID requester
A valid questions. There must be some
variant of Murphy's Law that says the =
surest way to discover stock of an "obsolete"
cultivar is to give it's name to a new one...
> What was I thinking? That Australia's iris population descended from
> discontinued irises escaped from cruise ships? That's downright
> I am OFFENDED by what I might have thought.
But Farr's cultivar was distributed. All perfectly
legal -- and it's quite possible that it persists =
somewhere. Yes, even Austrailia!
I should have stressed that anyone who
has one of those "superceded" cultivars
has a REAL collector's item.
> Sharon, if you don't object, I'd like to print your post and attach it=
> the inside of our club's copy of the '39 and '49 CLs. The info's in th=
> introduction, but you make it more understandable.
No objections, at all.
> Wouldn't reading the Checklists make a good meeting program?
Yes! Are you going to tape it? <GD&R>